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Spring Athletes Commended for their Hard Work, Success
Newton Country Day’s spring athletic teams were excited to get back on the field after two years without competition. At the conclusion of their seasons, athletes were commended for their hard work and success.

Upper School

Varsity Softball
Record: 7-3, EIL: 7-1

-Highlights included five home runs in a game to beat Winsor and a team batting average of .421.
-Players scored 98 runs in 10 games.
-Pitchers S. Brody ’25 and N. Coburn ’23 only allowed 61 hits.
-Team outscored opponents 49-6 over the last four games to earn the #2 seed in the EIL Tournament.

Most Valuable Athlete: V. Peck ’22
Most Improved Athlete: C. Aslett ’22
Coaches’ Award: N. Coburn ’23
EIL All-League: S. Brody ’25, Coburn, and Peck
EIL Honorable Mention: T. DeGeorge ’25 and G. Hernandez ’24
2022-23 Captains: Coburn and E. Dunne ’23

Varsity Tennis

-At the beginning of the season, the team set goals and intentions for the season. Players were committed to being “all in” and fully invested. Even though tennis is an individual sport, this team recognized the importance of team spirit, loyalty, and camaraderie.
-Everyone improved throughout the season.
-The season concluded with a record of 4 wins and 4 losses in the EIL.

Most Valuable Athlete: R. Hall ’22
Most Improved Athlete: E. Powderly ’25
Coaches’ Award: F. Lyons ’22
EIL All-League: A. Joyce ’22 and Lyons
EIL Honorable Mention: K. Gund ’23
2022-23 Captains: Gund and E. Hall ’23

Varsity Crew

-The team went from a squad that had very little water time to seasoned racers who know how to strategize, nail a racing start, race aggressively from ahead or behind, and do it with sportsmanship.
-Three boats qualified to race at the New England championships. Based on finish times, the 2V, 3V, and 4V boats were 14th, 12th, and 10th in New England, respectively.
-The three novices (1 rower and 2 coxswains) dove right in, despite not having a real “novice class” to learn with. They picked up what they needed to on the fly and did a great job across the board.

Most Valuable Athlete: M. Haddad ’22
Most Improved Athlete: R. Delaney ’23
Coaches’ Award: R. Duggan ’24
2022-23 Captains: E. McDougall ’23 and C. O’Brien ’23

Varsity Golf

-At the midseason invitational at Portsmouth Abbey, M. Bardinelli ’22 placed third among golfers from Portsmouth Abbey, Winsor, and Pingree.
-At the Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic, Bardinelli placed first in the 9 hole competition, M. Mulroy ’22 placed third, and A. Cronin ’23 placed fourth.

Most Valuable Athlete: M. Bardinelli ’22
Most Improved Athlete: M. Adyanthaya ’25
Coaches’ Award: M. Mulroy ’22
2022-23 Captains: J. Mulvey ’23 and E. Nero ’23

Varsity Lacrosse
Record: 7-6, EIL: 6-3

-The team did not have a single returning varsity player, but found its rhythm, easily beating Dana Hall and Portsmouth Abbey and qualifying for the EIL tournament. 
-One of the stronger games of the season was a decisive victory against Dana Hall.
-The team scored 178 goals with five players scoring 20 goals or more. Every player on the team scored at least one goal.
-Defense was outstanding, with 39 caused turnovers. 

Most Valuable Athlete: C. Morey ’23
Most Improved Athlete: C. Riffe ’24
Coaches’ Award: M. Westover ’23
EIL All-League: Morey, A. Lynch ’23, and Westover
EIL Honorable Mention: E. McCann ’24 and L. Pergola ’25
2022-23 Captains: Morey and Westover

Varsity Sailing

-In the CBI race series, the team placed in the top two boats in 13 of 20 races, finishing fourth overall.
-Despite being the smallest team in NESSA league, placed fourth in the 2022 Herreshoff Qualifier Regatta, and went on to place 12th in the highly competitive NESSA girls Herrshoff championships the next day.
-Seniors took fifth place in 2022 Zimba Massachusetts Bay League racing championships in A fleet, which consisted of 20 schools across the state. 

Most Valuable Athlete: J. Matthews ’22
Most Improved Athlete: C. Meckel ’24
Coaches’ Award: A. DePriest ’22

Junior Varsity Lacrosse

-The team opened the season with a 18-5 win at Berwick, and defeated Dana Hall 11-6.
-Goals were scored by 13 different players during the course of the season.

Most Valuable Athlete: C. White ’24
Most Improved Athlete: S. Beaver ’25
Coaches’ Award: M. Murphy ’24

Junior Varsity Tennis

-Overall record of 5-5-1
-All of the doubles teams had winning records.
-Mental toughness, humility and sportsmanship were shown all season. 

Most Valuable Athlete: D. Woolbert ’23
Most Improved Athlete: G. Stanton ’23
Coaches’ Award: A. Noonan ’23

Middle School

Softball

-The team had an undefeated season with a record of 9-0.
-In 51 innings, outscored opponents 136-28.
-Pitchers combined for 110 strikeouts and four shutouts in 9 games.
-In the final game against LCA, every player in the lineup safely reached base. 

Most Valuable Athlete: S. Zaphiris ’27
Most Improved Athlete: J. Jane-Leonardis ’27
Coaches’ Award: K. Ferrero ’26

A Lacrosse

-The team members constantly put in 100% effort, no matter what the score of the game was.
-Team ended the season with a winning record.
-The attack improved significantly over the season and learned to work together with great passing sequences. 

Most Valuable Athlete: L. Cooney ’26
Most Improved Athlete: E. Poulos ’27
Coaches’ Award: C. McKeigue ’27

B Lacrosse

-A main focus this season was ground balls, one of the most important aspects in a lacrosse game. After working on them every day, we saw major improvement by the end of the season.
-Team spirit was unmatched.
-The 8-0 win against Park in our final game was an amazing way to finish off the year and served as a culmination of all their hard work.
-Winning record is a testament to the work ethic, teamwork, skills, and positive attitude that the girls brought to this team.

Most Valuable Athlete: K. Mingle ’26
Most Improved Athlete: M. Melodia ’27
Coaches’ Award: C. Cunjak ’27

Tennis

-Different girls thrived in both singles and doubles matches.
-The home match against Rivers saw the girls bring energy and demonstrate that their hard work in practices led to improvements in matches.  

Most Valuable Athlete: K. Mitchell ’27
Most Improved Athlete: E. Allen ’26
Coaches’ Award: F. Bilezikian ’26

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