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SAAS Sports Fall 2018 Wrap-Up; 
Boys’ Golf and Tennis Teams Finish Undefeated!

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The fall athletic season ended with SAAS winning two Emerald City League (ECL) titles as both the boys’ golf and tennis teams finished undefeated! 

In boys’ golf, Seattle Academy went undefeated and won the ECL team championship for the fifth time in the past six years. Fourteen players qualified for the ECL league tournament nine of which finished in the top twenty. The district tournament will be played next May with the top scores advancing to the state tournament played the following week. Max Ray-Keil ‘19, Elias Malakoff ’20, and Max Malakoff ‘20 all made First-Team All-ECL. Head Coach Freddy Carley ’04 was named ECL Coach-of-the-Year.

The boys’ tennis team went 13-0 winning not only the ECL, but also the District Championship, for the second time in school history. Senior Ezra Magaram won the District Singles Championship and was named First-Team All-ECL. The senior doubles team of brothers Anders and Tate Gibbons won the District doubles championship without losing a set and were both named First-Team All-ECL. All three players will represent Seattle Academy at the state tournament next spring. The doubles team of Mack Dougan ’20 and Orson Smith ’19 finished third in the district and were both also named First-Team All-ECL. Head Coach Barton Truscott was named ECL Coach-of-the-Year.

In girls’ soccer, the Cardinals qualified for the state tournament before being eliminated in the first round by King’s Way Christian in a hard fought, 1-0 loss. Sophomore Kaitlin Diamond and seniors Joi Porter-Harris, Emerson Richmond-Burke, and Lucia Rosenast were all named First-Team All-ECL. Senior Caitlin Calfo and sophomore Kate Potvin were named to the second team. 

In cross country, the SAAS girls’ team finished third at the Emerald City League Championship meet. Senior Sylvia Bergerud and junior Olivia Shaw were named First-Team All ECL. Olivia and senior Kate Milne, junior Elle Misko, and freshman Annika Segal, all qualified for the state meet. The girls’ team was also awarded the Team Sportsmanship Award by the ECL.

In volleyball, the Cardinals qualified for the ECL playoffs. Leading the way was freshman Maiya Gonzales who was named ECL Rookie-of-the-Year and First-Team All-ECL. In boys’ Ultimate the team qualified for the ECL playoffs. Senior Trevor Dunnigan was named First-Team All-ECL, and freshman Zubin Birnbach was name ECL Rookie-of-the-Year.

SAAS also enjoyed great success on the Middle School level with 197 kids (62% of the Middle School) participating on seven soccer teams, three volleyball teams, and two cross country teams. 

Overall Seattle Academy fielded a record twenty-eight teams this fall!  Congratulations to all the athletes and award winners in a very successful fall season!

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