Boys' Golf and Boys' Tennis Teams Win Emerald City League!
Both the Seattle Academy boys’ golf and tennis teams experienced championship seasons this fall.
The Cardinals boys’ golf team, led by Seattle Academy alum Freddy Carley '04, shared the regular-season league championship with Bear Creek and Overlake and then won the Emerald City League (ECL) Tournament. Thirteen members of the team qualified for the ECL Tournament with four members (PJ Colino '20, Itai Malakoff '23, Elias Malakoff '21, and Max Malakoff '21) qualifying for the district tournament next May. Max won the ECL tournament, Elias finished fourth, PJ came in sixth, and Itai ended in twelfth. Max, Elias, and PJ were all named First-Team All-ECL. To top it off, Freddy was named ECL Coach-of-the-Year, and the golf team won the team Sportsmanship Award.
ECL Tournament Champions. Great golf today in windy rainy conditions! pic.twitter.com/t9tG21ce1c— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 18, 2019
The SAAS boys’ tennis team, coached by Barton Truscott, shared the ECL championship with UPrep, losing just one match. Both SAAS doubles teams qualified for the state tournament, finishing first and second in the district. The team of Will Norden '21 and Dimitri Vladimir '20 defeated their teammates, Mack Dougan '21 and Orson Smith '20, in the finals. All four athletes were named First-Team All-ECL. Like Freddy, Barton was named ECL Coach-of-the-Year. The Washington State Tennis Tournament will be played the weekend of May 29 in Yakima, WA.
All-SAAS District doubles championship! Today at Woodinville tennis club. Mack Dougan and Orson Smith vs. Will Norden and Dimitri Vladimir. Good luck to all! @SeattleAcademy #gocardinals pic.twitter.com/ruGYmkoxEx— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 21, 2019
Congratulations to both the boys’ golf and tennis teams, Emerald City League Champions!