STA Baseball- Max Niles '18
The Baseball Dogs had a great week in the IAC. We had games scheduled against Landon on Tuesday and Thursday, but the rain got in the way of that, so we played the Bears on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Andrew Keane ‘18 pitched a resilient game despite a first-inning home run by the Bears. We got our bats moving thanks to Clark Klitenic ‘19, James Howe ‘18, and Henry Large ‘18 and we ended up winning the game 5-3. We came back the next day and scrapped out a win against the Bears again. Landon took a 3-0 lead that they carried into the fifth inning when we scored five runs. We ended up winning the game 7-5 and finished our Bear hunt. On Saturday, we went out to Riverdale Baptist in 91-degree heat to face a pitcher throwing 91 mph heat. We fought valiantly against the Crusaders in both games of the doubleheader, but we fell 2-0 and 6-5. This week we take on St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School for our last two IAC games before the quarter-final next week.
STA Lacrosse- Zack Martin '18
STA Tennis- Jame Long '18
Varsity tennis had a very productive week. After practicing in the rain Monday and Tuesday in what was affectionately called “The Swamp,” the Bulldogs traveled to Bullis for our fourth IAC match of the regular season. After losing the first three singles matches, the team rallied back with three straight doubles wins. However, we could not get the final singles win of the match and lost 4-3. On Thursday, the team played Wilson at home. After a tough loss the day before, we bounced back with a strong all-around performance and won 6-1. This win gave us momentum going into our third match of the week on Friday against Flint Hill. Although we were not excited about having to travel to what Weaver Lilly ‘17 so eloquently described as “Narnia,” the team did make the trip worthwhile. The Bulldogs doubles teams won all three matches for the third match in a row. To complete the match, No.3 singles James Long ‘18 and No.4 singles Landon Chin ‘19 won to make the score 5-2. The Bulldogs close out the regular season this week with an away match against Episcopal (Tuesday 5/2) and at home against Maret (Friday 5/5).
STA Crew- Harry Grigoian '19
On Saturday morning, the Bulldog Rowers woke up to 93-degree heat for the Charlie Butt Regatta out of our home boathouse on the Potomac, and it was St. Alban's day. The Freshmen 8 are establishing themselves as one of the faster freshman crews in recent years. In both their heats and their Final, the Freshmen put on a show, winning the regatta by a wide margin. The Varsity 4 improved by leaps and bounds from the week before, winning their heat before taking a close second to TC Williams who puts their four best rowers in the program in the Varsity 4. Because only 4 teams were entered for the 2v, meaning just one race, St. Albans decided to self-impose a "handicap" by rowing a 1500 meter piece on the ergs a few hours before to simulate a typical regatta including two races. Despite the handicap, the Dogs handed sizable losses to McLean, Washington-Lee, and Yorktown. The 1v also raced extremely well, winning both their heat and final by large margins. Overall, the Bulldogs dominated the Regatta, winning three divisions and coming second in the other. Next week, the Bulldogs will race Gonzaga head to head for one of the most anticipated races of the season.
STA Track and Field- Alex Knapper '18 shithead
It’s been another busy week for the Track and Field team. On Wednesday, April 26th, selected members of the team went out to Holton Arms to compete in their Quad Meet. The team gave one hundred percent effort and saw many personal records achieved. On Saturday, April 29th, the team drove to Winchester, VA to face off in the Apple Blossom Invitational. The team performed beautifully, with a 6th place finish out of 20 very strong teams. The team has accomplished much this season, and with IACs coming up in less than two weeks, the Dogs have looked better than ever.