STA Crew - Harry Grigorian '19
On Saturday, the STA crew team rowed out of our own boathouse on the Potomac for the Thompson Boat Center (TBC) Tussle. Low temperatures and consistent rain made for difficult racing. St Albans raced both McLean and Yorktown in the 1v, 2v, 3v, and Freshmen boats, racing each team individually first, then both at the same time. The Freshmen had a great day, beating McLean and Yorktown by solid margins. When racing both together, the Freshmen continued their success, opened up a quick lead and eventually won by a large margin over both schools. The 3v, racing together for the first time ever, put together some very solid races, falling to McLean and beating Yorktown. The 2v beat McLean slightly and Yorktown by a little bit more in the head to head races. However, in the three-way race, the 2v jumped out to an amazingly quick start and added to it over the course of 1500 meters, winning handily. The 1v beat McLean and Yorktown by very large margins in all 3 races, capping off the near-perfect day for the Bulldogs. Next week, the Dogs will again race at home in the Charlie Butt Regatta
NCS Crew - Shannon Ayres '19
The past two weeks have been full of hard work and training for the crew team, the coaches have been pushing the girls forward through rigorous training and harsh competition. After a full week of training and combating severe illness, the 1V took home first place at St. Andrews in Delaware (April 15th), the 2V took home fourth, the 3V stole second place, and the freshmen battled it out for second. St. Andrews if often our first regatta and a result, this regatta is always a good learning experience and a jumping off point to move forward into the season. After another week of illness and fewer days of training, the team came out on a rainy Saturday (April 22) for TBC Tussle. The 1V pulled hard, dominating in first place in all three races against McLean and Yorktown, the 2V fought valiantly, bringing home first in all their three races as well, the 3V hustled to get first in two of their races and second in their last race against McLean’s 2V, and the freshmen battled it out tirelessly for three first place wins as well. As we move closer to championship season, the boats work hard to learn to pull as one boat and acquire the fitness needed to dominate.
STA Baseball - Max Niles '18
The Baseball Dogs played against West Potomac, Oakton, Episcopal, and Wilson this week, in a jam-packed 5 game week right before the history paper was due. On Monday, we came out to the fields for a doubleheader on our vacation day. The first game was against West Potomac, and it started poorly. West Potomac put up six runs in the first inning, and the Dogs responded with two, but we couldn’t keep the bats going and we ended up losing 7-2. Thirty minutes later, we took on Oakton. This game started off a lot better as Ethan Roth (‘17) pitched a great game, and Drew Posner (‘17), Roth, James Howe (‘18), and Chase Daneker’s triple (‘19) got the offense going in the first to put us up three after the first. The game was marked by good execution from there on out and we ended up winning 8-4. The next day, we went out to Episcopal for the first game of our series. Again, we struck early thanks to Daneker, Posner, Roth, Howe and a triple by Clark Klitenic (‘19). After the first, we led 2-0. Andrew Keane (‘17) pitched a great game, only allowing one run, giving up no walks, and striking out ten batters. Klitenic got the offense going again in the fourth inning with his second triple of the game, and Nick Beatrice (‘19) drove him in after a trademark duel. From there, the bats kept working as we ended up collecting fourteen hits and winning the game 8-1. On Thursday, we played versus Episcopal at home with Klitenic on the bump. Both sides struggled to get anything going, and the Bulldogs did not get their first hit until a double by Klitenic in the fourth. Beatrice walked, and then Sam Valleca ‘17 laid down a perfect RBI bunt to score Klitenic. We carried the 1-0 lead into the seventh inning when a variety of misfortunes—a missed diving catch, a hit by pitch on a pitch right down the middle, and a bumbled ground ball—struck, and we fell behind 3-1. We could not muster up any runs in the inning and we fell to the Maroons. Finally, on Friday, we came back out again to play Wilson. The bats got going again and after the fifth inning, we were up 7-2. Despite a comeback effort by the Tigers, we ended up winning the game 7-5. This week, we play two games against Landon as we try and regain our footing in the IAC.
NCS Softball- Logan Robinson '18
NCS softball has started conference play and is 3-1 after beating Stone Ridge, St Stephens & St Agnes, and Maret this past week. We have 3 big away games this week, facing Visi, Flint Hill, and Episcopal. The underclassmen are coming into their own as the season progresses. And we are looking forward to some tough match-ups this week!
STA Lacrosse - Zack Martin '18
STA Lacrosse faced a tough loss to Landon this week. Next week, they will be playing Dematha and IAC opponent Episcopal.
NCS Lacrosse - Chloe Conaghan '19
The eagles started off our season strong and are 4-0 within thier division. After losing to St. John's in an out of league game, we bounced back with a big win against Sidwell. Vengeful after losing to Sidwell in the Semi-Finals of the ISL last year, CVL started off the game with momentum and energy from the fans that came out to cheer. With 2 goals from freshman Sam Douki, we were leading 10-4 at halftime. Sidwell came back strong scoring 4 goals, but our defense, led by Elizabeth Thoren '17 and Ally Edge '18, fought back to stop their momentum. After 2 goals from senior captain, Honor Gabriel, and an amazing game from Lilly Keller '19 as our goalie, we won 13-10. Next week we face the toughest opponent in our division, Flint Hill, on Tuesday.
STA/NCS Track and Field - Robert Busching '20
On April 22, STA hosted nine schools at the STA/NCS Mini-Invite track meet. Altogether, STA and NCS did very well. The Bulldogs took first place, beating second place (GDS) by fifty points, while NCS finished a close second to GDS. Many athletes set new personal and season records. Darrion Vinson ‘17 brought a first-place win to STA in the men’s 400. Victor Salcido ‘17 won the 110m hurdles for STA, and Sierra Turner ‘18 likewise won the 100m hurdles for NCS. Gigi Aiken ‘19 brought NCS the win in the 300m hurdles as well. STA and NCS both won the 4x100 relay, and each scored second in the 4x400. In 1.6 kg discus, Richard Oh ‘18 threw 106 ft, narrowly winning the event for STA. In men’s high jump, Jarret Evans-Meyers ‘17 tied for first with Charles Snowden ’17, winning the event for STA, and concluding the string of victories for the Bulldogs and Eagles.
STA Tennis- Yuki Kinoshita '18
With a freshman at the #1 singles spot, Varsity Tennis started the season strong with three solid wins against SSSA, Sidwell, and Prep. However, we suffered two hard losses against Gonzaga and Landon this past week. While our loss against Gonzaga wasn’t as important as they are not part of the IAC, the match against Landon was critical because, in the words of James Long (‘18), the match had “heavy IAC implications”. Although the loss against Landon hit us hard, we hope to bounce back next week with three tough matches against Bullis (Away 4/25), Wilson (Home 4/27), and Flint Hill (Away 4/28). Feel free to drop by any of these games to watch some intense tennis!