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It was a wonderful season for all of our Middle School teams. We had two Middle School soccer teams and 60 athletes participated in Cross Country this season! A heartfelt thank you to every one of our winged lion families for your support throughout the season - for sharing your children, for coming out to the games, and for all the snacks!  Thank you also to our Middle School Boosters for providing every athlete with a colorful pair of Rowland Hall socks and for helping to host a successful Cross Country meet. We are fortunate to have a dedicated coaching staff who commit so much time, effort, and care to develop our student-athletes. Please read on for a recap of each team’s season highlights.

 

Girls A Soccer

Coach: Campbell Ainsworth

Our soccer team had a fantastic season! The A team battled throughout the year and had ended up winning the WAC tournament. This was truly a team effort, as the defense and forwards worked together to pressure the opposing team and have a cohesive attack. These Winged Lions never gave up; games were played under the searing sun and the freezing rain, rarely with substitutes, and the girls played with pluck and joy. Three times during the season, they came back to win the game after being down a goal, a true testament to their grit and positive attitude. Despite coming into the season with no true goalkeeper, several players stepped up to volunteer to be goalie; shout outs to Molly Friedman, Maddie Carlin, Mei Mei Johnson, Maile Fukushima and Rachelle Prasthofer for giving it their all between the goal posts. This team’s hustle and fun-loving spirit made this a memorable season. We look forward to seeing these skilled players contribute to the high school team in the upcoming years!

 

Girls C Soccer

Coach: Bobby Kennedy

While the weather was a little unpredictable this spring the results for the soccer team were not. They had lost only one game entering tournament play and earned the number one seed. After handling LCA in round one they were poised to avenge the only loss of the season in the final against Waterford. The Ravens got off to a quick start scoring twice in the first twenty minutes. Rowland Hall responded with back to back goals in the dying minutes of the first half. After a few adjustments at half time both teams battled for the balance of the second half. Waterford scored with three minutes remaining and the Winged Lions never really threatened in the limited time in the second half. Of course, results matter but the true winner was the game of soccer. While we have players that play outside of school, we also have student-athletes that play very little and they were part of a great experience.  

 

Cross Country

Coaches Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

This has been an excellent and fun cross country season with our largest team yet!  Even in freezing temperatures and torrential downpours, our runners showed up, ran quickly, and worked hard to improve their times. A highlight of this season has been our dynamic group of awesome eighth graders, who, without being asked, led by example during each practice and meet. They acted with intention and modeled kindness and effort for our whole team, and they truly made our season more fun and fulfilling! We also had a great bunch of six and seventh grade runners. Whether they were returning runners or trying out the sport for the first time, it’s been great to watch their progress and feel their positivity! As a team, we placed in every meet, and often had multiple runners in the top ten slots for each respective age group. Nice work! Special shout-out to Will Cunningham (A Boys) and Nina Martin (C Girls) who consistently placed in the top three in their divisions. We had so much fun with you all and can’t wait until next spring!

 

Mountain Biking

Coach: Jen Schones

Despite a few meetups being foiled by rain or thunder, we enjoyed some fun rides down in Draper at Corner Canyon with our awesome group of bikers. Our team consisted of a mix of skill levels, ranging from beginners to some advanced riders and everyone enjoyed honing our jumping skills on the Draper Bike Park. We loved learning from (and trying to keep up with!) the more advanced riders while seeing the beginners grow their confidence and skill climbing and descending. Parent volunteers made the rides more diverse and we appreciate your participation!

 

 MS Athletics Spring 2019 Season Info

Season results:

Coaches

Soccer

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Campbell Ainsworth

A1 Team

3-1

2nd

1st

         

Bobby Kennedy

C Team

6-1

1st

2nd

Coaches

Cross Country

   

WAC League

Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

A Team

   

2nd

Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

C Team

   

3rd



 

Middle School Athletics - Spring 2019 Wrap Up

It was a wonderful season for all of our Middle School teams. We had two Middle School soccer teams and 60 athletes participated in Cross Country this season! A heartfelt thank you to every one of our winged lion families for your support throughout the season - for sharing your children, for coming out to the games, and for all the snacks!  Thank you also to our Middle School Boosters for providing every athlete with a colorful pair of Rowland Hall socks and for helping to host a successful Cross Country meet. We are fortunate to have a dedicated coaching staff who commit so much time, effort, and care to develop our student-athletes. Please read on for a recap of each team’s season highlights.

 

Girls A Soccer

Coach: Campbell Ainsworth

Our soccer team had a fantastic season! The A team battled throughout the year and had ended up winning the WAC tournament. This was truly a team effort, as the defense and forwards worked together to pressure the opposing team and have a cohesive attack. These Winged Lions never gave up; games were played under the searing sun and the freezing rain, rarely with substitutes, and the girls played with pluck and joy. Three times during the season, they came back to win the game after being down a goal, a true testament to their grit and positive attitude. Despite coming into the season with no true goalkeeper, several players stepped up to volunteer to be goalie; shout outs to Molly Friedman, Maddie Carlin, Mei Mei Johnson, Maile Fukushima and Rachelle Prasthofer for giving it their all between the goal posts. This team’s hustle and fun-loving spirit made this a memorable season. We look forward to seeing these skilled players contribute to the high school team in the upcoming years!

 

Girls C Soccer

Coach: Bobby Kennedy

While the weather was a little unpredictable this spring the results for the soccer team were not. They had lost only one game entering tournament play and earned the number one seed. After handling LCA in round one they were poised to avenge the only loss of the season in the final against Waterford. The Ravens got off to a quick start scoring twice in the first twenty minutes. Rowland Hall responded with back to back goals in the dying minutes of the first half. After a few adjustments at half time both teams battled for the balance of the second half. Waterford scored with three minutes remaining and the Winged Lions never really threatened in the limited time in the second half. Of course, results matter but the true winner was the game of soccer. While we have players that play outside of school, we also have student-athletes that play very little and they were part of a great experience.  

 

Cross Country

Coaches Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

This has been an excellent and fun cross country season with our largest team yet!  Even in freezing temperatures and torrential downpours, our runners showed up, ran quickly, and worked hard to improve their times. A highlight of this season has been our dynamic group of awesome eighth graders, who, without being asked, led by example during each practice and meet. They acted with intention and modeled kindness and effort for our whole team, and they truly made our season more fun and fulfilling! We also had a great bunch of six and seventh grade runners. Whether they were returning runners or trying out the sport for the first time, it’s been great to watch their progress and feel their positivity! As a team, we placed in every meet, and often had multiple runners in the top ten slots for each respective age group. Nice work! Special shout-out to Will Cunningham (A Boys) and Nina Martin (C Girls) who consistently placed in the top three in their divisions. We had so much fun with you all and can’t wait until next spring!

 

Mountain Biking

Coach: Jen Schones

Despite a few meetups being foiled by rain or thunder, we enjoyed some fun rides down in Draper at Corner Canyon with our awesome group of bikers. Our team consisted of a mix of skill levels, ranging from beginners to some advanced riders and everyone enjoyed honing our jumping skills on the Draper Bike Park. We loved learning from (and trying to keep up with!) the more advanced riders while seeing the beginners grow their confidence and skill climbing and descending. Parent volunteers made the rides more diverse and we appreciate your participation!

 

 MS Athletics Spring 2019 Season Info

Season results:

Coaches

Soccer

WAC Season Record

WAC League

WAC Tournament

Campbell Ainsworth

A1 Team

3-1

2nd

1st

         

Bobby Kennedy

C Team

6-1

1st

2nd

Coaches

Cross Country

   

WAC League

Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

A Team

   

2nd

Mary Lawlor, Chelsea Vasquez, Sara Donnelly

C Team

   

3rd



 

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