Amanda Leavell '13 will be playing professional lacrosse for the Philadelphia Fire in the inaugural 2018 WPLL season which begins this summer. Leavell played defense for the Princeton Tigers Women's lacrosse team. In her senior season (2017), she was selected as Inside Lacrosse Preseason Honorable Mention All-America, Second-Team All-Ivy League, Ivy League All-Tournament Team, and First-Team All-Region.
Justise Winslow's '14 pre-game routine prior to the Miami Heat's 1/22 game against the Houston Rockets has been more than basketball warm-ups. Winslow is back in town to play basketball and help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Please click here for more on Winslow.
Congratulations to Reid Spain-Strombom '01 for receiving the Idaho State Coaches Association Coach of the Year award for 5A Boys Tennis. Reid is the head coach at Boise High School and has received the award for the second consecutive season.
Senior captain Jack Simmons '14 and the MIT Engineers Women's Soccer team won their sixth consecutive NEWMAC regular season title with a 4-0 victory over Springfield College. Simmons is one of five seniors on the number 13 nationally-ranked Engineers. She also plays lacrosse in the spring.
Maverick Varsity Football is 4-1 (1-1). Teams from ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09, ’10, also started the season at 4-1. The best start in recent history was 2012 when they were 5-1. In order for this year’s Mavericks to match that record, they will need to defeat cross-town rival Episcopal on October 20th. The last Maverick win over the Knights was a 35-18 victory on Skip Lee Field in 2011, one year after blanking them 28-0 at EHS. A common denominator in those wins over EHS was #10 Chris Gow ’12, starting at safety and quarterback, respectively.
Led by nine saves from Kelsey Bing '16, the Stanford Cardinal Field Hockey team put a stop to the Harvard Crimson 2-1 in a west coast non-conference match up. Libby Manela '15 debuted the season with a stalwart performance of her own in the opposite goal, helping the Crimson navigate through two overtimes before the shootout. Bing was selected as the American East Conference defensive player of the week. The Cardinal plays Pacific on September 14 in their conference opener, while the Crimson heads home to play Connecticut on September 10.