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It was a great season for all eight of our Middle School teams. A heartfelt Thank you! to every one of our Winged Lion families for your support throughout the season. We are fortunate to have a dedicated coaching staff who put in so much time, effort, and care to develop our student athletes. Please read on for a recap of each team's season highlights.

A Soccer

Coaches Campbell Ainsworth & Christian Waters

We were fortunate to field two highly competitive teams this year. Players began the year working on developing fundamental skills and learning how to play together as a team. We emphasized defense, how to use the whole field, and making smart decisions with and without the ball. They consistently had a positive attitude and put a lot of effort on the field. Some of the most exciting games this season was when A1 played A2; players gave it their all during the game and finished with hugs and high-fives all around. Both teams were successful this year. A2 finished 2nd in the league and 3rd in the tournament, and A1 finished 1st in both the league and won the WAC tournament. We hope to see some of our 8th graders back on the same pitch next fall; their hustle and dynamic play will be a great boost to the high school team!

C Soccer

Coach Campbell Ainsworth

What a fantastic season the C team had this year! All season long they worked on skills and movement with and without the ball, and learned how to play as a team. These plucky 6th graders never gave up, no matter the odds. Their resilience was particularly evident in the WAC tournament at the end of the season. During the semifinal game, the team was one goal down at halftime and came back to win the game. The next day in the championship, the team was losing 2-0 with 20 minutes left and came roaring back to win 4-2. They finished with huge smiles and their signature team dance moves. These players should be proud of their hustle, determination, and great camaraderie.

A Volleyball

Coach Doug Booher

Wow. What a wonderful season! Vast skill improvement, learning new things about volleyball, ourselves, and others, laughing together, sweating together, playing together. From placement practice through the tournament, bus rides, team huddles, practices, and games, this group of Winged Lions (phonetically pronounced) embodied the word team with everyone willing to play their role while also being capable and eager when asked to step into less familiar positions. I look forward to watching the impact this awesome group of young people has on the Upper School programs they choose to be a part of.

Oh, and we completed the first undefeated volleyball season in memory at Rowland Hall.

B Volleyball

Coach Mike Roberts

The B2 team saw continuous improvement over the course of the season. They improved both their skills and their understanding of the game each and every week. Additionally, they were very supportive of one another, and became a very tight-knit group by the end of the season. Highlights of the season included multiple three-hit rallies, consistent serving, and even a few hits at the net! The girls should all be proud of their efforts, and I look forward to seeing them continue their volleyball journey next year!

B Volleyball

Coach Jen Schones

The B1 team had a great season and all of the girls showed visible improvement. Some goals for the season were to move to the ball, call the ball, have controlled passes, and have fun. I would say that the entire team accomplished these goals and it was an exciting season! I had a great time watching the girls mature as volleyball players and learn to play different positions. We were challenged in the final game against Waterford but the girls fought hard to win the championship. We consistently had beautiful passes, nice high sets, and some great attacks on the net. Our serves were also spot-on in the championship with a 98% success rate. Between playing good volleyball, making up new cheers, overcoming some mental aspects of the game, and pushing Waterford to work for those last two points, it was a super successful season and I'm so proud to have coached this group of girls.

C Volleyball

Coach Chad Obermark

The 6th grade girls volleyball team showed amazing improvement this season. For many of the players, this is their first real exposure to volleyball. To see them grow from learning the fundamentals of passing and serving to playing intense points with multiple volleys is incredible! I loved this team's positive energy and willingness to work together. They had fun in practice and games while being willing to play hard. I look forward to seeing each of them develop their skills and build on this strong start to their volleyball careers.

MS Athletics Fall 2018 Season Info

Season results:

Coach

Soccer

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Campbell Ainsworth

A1 Team

7-1

1st

1st

Christian Waters

A2 Team

7-2

2nd

3rd

Campbell Ainsworth

C Team

3-1

2nd

1st

Coach

Volleyball

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Doug Booher

A Team

8-0

1st

1st

Jen Schones

B1 Team

8-2

1st

2nd

Mike Roberts

B2 Team

7-3

3rd

-

Chad Obermark, Amaya Hoglund

C1 Team

5-7

4th

-

Chad Obermark, Amaya Hoglund

C2 Team

7-5

3rd

2nd

 

Athletics

 

 

 

Middle School Sports - Fall Highlights

It was a great season for all eight of our Middle School teams. A heartfelt Thank you! to every one of our Winged Lion families for your support throughout the season. We are fortunate to have a dedicated coaching staff who put in so much time, effort, and care to develop our student athletes. Please read on for a recap of each team's season highlights.

A Soccer

Coaches Campbell Ainsworth & Christian Waters

We were fortunate to field two highly competitive teams this year. Players began the year working on developing fundamental skills and learning how to play together as a team. We emphasized defense, how to use the whole field, and making smart decisions with and without the ball. They consistently had a positive attitude and put a lot of effort on the field. Some of the most exciting games this season was when A1 played A2; players gave it their all during the game and finished with hugs and high-fives all around. Both teams were successful this year. A2 finished 2nd in the league and 3rd in the tournament, and A1 finished 1st in both the league and won the WAC tournament. We hope to see some of our 8th graders back on the same pitch next fall; their hustle and dynamic play will be a great boost to the high school team!

C Soccer

Coach Campbell Ainsworth

What a fantastic season the C team had this year! All season long they worked on skills and movement with and without the ball, and learned how to play as a team. These plucky 6th graders never gave up, no matter the odds. Their resilience was particularly evident in the WAC tournament at the end of the season. During the semifinal game, the team was one goal down at halftime and came back to win the game. The next day in the championship, the team was losing 2-0 with 20 minutes left and came roaring back to win 4-2. They finished with huge smiles and their signature team dance moves. These players should be proud of their hustle, determination, and great camaraderie.

A Volleyball

Coach Doug Booher

Wow. What a wonderful season! Vast skill improvement, learning new things about volleyball, ourselves, and others, laughing together, sweating together, playing together. From placement practice through the tournament, bus rides, team huddles, practices, and games, this group of Winged Lions (phonetically pronounced) embodied the word team with everyone willing to play their role while also being capable and eager when asked to step into less familiar positions. I look forward to watching the impact this awesome group of young people has on the Upper School programs they choose to be a part of.

Oh, and we completed the first undefeated volleyball season in memory at Rowland Hall.

B Volleyball

Coach Mike Roberts

The B2 team saw continuous improvement over the course of the season. They improved both their skills and their understanding of the game each and every week. Additionally, they were very supportive of one another, and became a very tight-knit group by the end of the season. Highlights of the season included multiple three-hit rallies, consistent serving, and even a few hits at the net! The girls should all be proud of their efforts, and I look forward to seeing them continue their volleyball journey next year!

B Volleyball

Coach Jen Schones

The B1 team had a great season and all of the girls showed visible improvement. Some goals for the season were to move to the ball, call the ball, have controlled passes, and have fun. I would say that the entire team accomplished these goals and it was an exciting season! I had a great time watching the girls mature as volleyball players and learn to play different positions. We were challenged in the final game against Waterford but the girls fought hard to win the championship. We consistently had beautiful passes, nice high sets, and some great attacks on the net. Our serves were also spot-on in the championship with a 98% success rate. Between playing good volleyball, making up new cheers, overcoming some mental aspects of the game, and pushing Waterford to work for those last two points, it was a super successful season and I'm so proud to have coached this group of girls.

C Volleyball

Coach Chad Obermark

The 6th grade girls volleyball team showed amazing improvement this season. For many of the players, this is their first real exposure to volleyball. To see them grow from learning the fundamentals of passing and serving to playing intense points with multiple volleys is incredible! I loved this team's positive energy and willingness to work together. They had fun in practice and games while being willing to play hard. I look forward to seeing each of them develop their skills and build on this strong start to their volleyball careers.

MS Athletics Fall 2018 Season Info

Season results:

Coach

Soccer

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Campbell Ainsworth

A1 Team

7-1

1st

1st

Christian Waters

A2 Team

7-2

2nd

3rd

Campbell Ainsworth

C Team

3-1

2nd

1st

Coach

Volleyball

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Doug Booher

A Team

8-0

1st

1st

Jen Schones

B1 Team

8-2

1st

2nd

Mike Roberts

B2 Team

7-3

3rd

-

Chad Obermark, Amaya Hoglund

C1 Team

5-7

4th

-

Chad Obermark, Amaya Hoglund

C2 Team

7-5

3rd

2nd

 

Athletics

 

 

 

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