Top ten Madeira sports moments of 2012-2013

May 30, 2013

Summing up an amazing year of sports is a hard task. So, Athletic Director Katie Lamade and Assistant Athletic Director Caitlin Williams narrowed it down to the top ten:

#10 - JV basketball winning the Think Pink tournament at Foxcroft

#9 - JV Volleyball winning the St. John’s College High School’s Cadet Volleyball Challenge

They played St. John’s in the final and were victorious. 

#8 - Varsity lacrosse’s defeat of Sidwell Friends in an overtime thriller

The girls won with a score of 12-11 after being down by three goals for most of the game.

#7 - Varsity softball defeating St. James Academy 45-35 in six innings in a game that took four hours

That was 282 pitches – way to go Ashley and Dominique!

#6 - Field hockey defeating perennial powerhouse, Episcopal High School, at their home field

#5 - Naaila Phoenix setting a new school record in the triple jump

#4 - Varsity volleyball finishing second place in the ISL tournament

#3 - Natalie Konerth earning All-State recognition in field hockey and making the National Futures Elite Championship team.

Only 72 athletes in the US are invited to be in this group.

#2 - Chiara Marton winning the 2013 IEA Hunt Seat National Championship in Beginner Flat

She helped her team to an impressive record this year. The varsity equestrian team:

  • Won regular season championships at Tulip Pond
  • Finished the regular season with the most points in Zone 3 Region 2 out of 12 teams
  • Won the post-season Zone 3 Region 2 Finals
  • Placed third at the post-season Zone 3 Finals

#1 - Kylie Jordan breaking the Virginia state records in the 100 yard butterfly and the 200 yard individual medley events.

Her performance earned her All-American honors and helped the team to a sixth place finish at states and third place finish in the ISL. Congratulations to Kylie and the entire Swim and Dive Team. I know Coach Montrie is very proud!

Over the course of 2012-2013, we had a number of girls earned individual honors, including 10 who received all-league honors.

  • Jaquelin Bishof ’16: All-league honorable mention in both volleyball and lacrosse
  • Ingrid Boyum ’14: All-league lacrosse for the second time in her career
  • Paige Humphrey ’14: All-league volleyball for the second time in her career
  • Kylie Jordan: All-league in swimming
  • Anna Kill: All-league cross country
  • Natalie Konerth: All-league field hockey for the second time in her career
  • Brie Perkins: All-league lacrosse for the second time in her career
  • Dominique Ross: All-league softball
  • Madison White: All-league lacrosse
  • Jordan Williams: All-league tennis

In addition to All-League, Natalie Konerth and Kylie Jordan both earned All-State honors in their respective sports. Kylie Jordan also earned All-American honors for swimming with her performance at the state meet, and All-Met honors in the Washington Post.

Madeira also selects several athletes for annual awards. In 2011-2012, the Dorothy Lee Hayden Award was created to honor a beloved teacher and coach. The award is presented to a junior varsity athlete who has demonstrated loyalty to Madeira athletics as a participant and supporter; dedication to improving her core skills in her respective sport (s); growth as a leader due to her personal efforts and commitment to her teammates; and an overall appreciation for sports due to the pure enjoyment that athletic participation brings. This year, Kate Layman, a two-sport JV athlete and two-sport captain, who truly embodies the spirit of this award.

The Madeira Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to the athlete who has shown herself to be a superb natural athlete. This year's recipient, Natalie Konerth, has made a lasting mark on the varsity field hockey program. Her hard work and dedication to field hockey have earned her an athletic scholarship to American University.

Finally, the Kitty Stearns Buckman '44 trophy is presented annually to a Madeira student who has made an outstanding contribution to Madeira's varsity athletic program. The recipient possesses superb athletic skills, exemplary leadership qualities, a strong school spirit, and places great value on the sportsmanship aspect of the game. This year's recipient, Devin Williams, is a three-sport athlete and three season captain. She will be going on next year to MIT where she will also play lacrosse.