GA's Group XII Grace A. has qualified for the Cressy High School Singleahanded National Championship! Out of the national field of 29 sailors, Grace stands out as the only woman on the water! And one of 3 from Connecticut. She qualified for the event based on her performance in Hyannis over the weekend of October 5th and 6th. Grace will travel west for the event to be held the first weekend of November at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Go Grace!!
This past Wednesday, GA's varsity cross country, field hockey and soccer teams garnered victories while JV field hockey also won and soccer drew a tie. Though it was the second time for GA's Maddy L. '24 to cross the finish line ahead of the field, it was the team's first FAA win improving their league record to 13-1. Runners coming in a 1st, 4th, 6th and 20th sealed the victory for the Gators at SUNY Purchase. Field hockey and soccer played host to Taft. Field hockey had the eventual game winner less than 12 minutes in before earning a convincing 5-0 win to keep their unbeaten streak alive. Soccer fell behind early but was able to equalize and then take the lead for good with an eventual 4-2 win. See more details of the day's events in this Greenwich Time article.
GA posted 3 wins on Wednesday, two coming in field hockey at the JV and varsity level versus Hopkins, while the varsity soccer team posted an exciting 3-1 triumph over cross town rival Sacred Heart. Varsity field hockey kept its clean sheet on the season with a 5-0 victory to remain undefeated. Making the best of playing on Ridgeview's grass field, the JV field hockey team matched the varsity margin with a 5-0 win as well. The most exciting event of the day was the soccer match. With a 2-0 lead the GAtors saw their starting goalkeeper leave the field after making a great save on a breakaway. Ella F. '21 got the worse end of it and left the field to recover. Next up, classmate Schuyler S. '21, turned in a valiant performance making saves with her feet and hands to preserve the win. Katie G. '20 dazzled the crowd dribbling with the ball on a string finishing twice for the Gators. Equally impressive were the three assists served up by Tessa B. '20 who can pinpoint her placement of the ball from a free kick, the first of which was buried to the back of the goal by Tina M. '20 on header off of a corner kick. It was a fast paced, physical game with a revved up crowd that celebrated and stormed the field to celebrate with GA's novice GK!
GA's field hockey team traveled to the Proving Grounds in Pennsylvania to attend the first ever MaxField Hockey National High School Tournament this past weekend. There, co-captains Grace S. '20 and Maya W. '20 were named to the All Tournament Team, Grace 1st Team and Maya 2nd team. 36 squads from all over the country attended this 3 day event. GA had a great showing with an impressive 2-2 OT tie against Lower Dauphin of PA to start the weekend. The Gators followed that up with a 1-0 victory over St. John's School of Houston, TX. In their final match, GA notched a 2-1 OT win over Garrison Forest of Maryland. # days, 3 games, 3 solid results! Go GAtors!
GA’s Ellie H. ’22 and her brother Alec Brunswick ‘ 26 sailed into history this past summer at the ILYA X-Class Championship held in East Troy, WI. Ellie skippered a boat to first place in the senior division while her brother crewed a boat to first place in the junior division. Funny enough, their counterparts in the boat were also siblings. Ellie had a great first season skippering at GA helping the team to a 3rdplace finish at NESSA girls championship/Herreshoff trophy.