Season 2 Wrap-up: Boys’ Golf, Girls’ Tennis & Girls’ Ultimate Win Championship!
In mid-May, Seattle Academy finished Season 2 of the athletic year topping the season off with three Emerald Sound Conference championships! Boys’ golf, girls’ tennis, and girls’ ultimate all won championships in their respective sports.
In boys’ golf, all six SAAS participants finished in the top 24 as the Cardinals won the championship by two strokes over Bear Creek. Senior brothers Elias Malakoff ’21 (3rd overall), Max Malakoff ’21 (7th overall), and their cousin Itai Malakoff ’23 (4th overall) led the way. Chris Tappan ’23 (13th overall) and John King ’23 (14th overall) gave the Cardinals five top-15 finishers. Elias, Max, and Itai all received 1st-Team All-League Honors. In girls’ golf, sophomore Brett Han ’23 and freshman Sofia Cheuk ’24 qualified for the ESC League Tournament after representing SAAS well in matches throughout the regular season.
Congrats to BOYS GOLF our Emerald Sound League Champions! pic.twitter.com/RqAz0GxUoH— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) May 12, 2021
In girls’ tennis, the Cardinals won the Emerald Sound Conference as Sophia Fonseca ’22 won the #1 singles division and the team of Ella Hendelman ’23 and Izze Escalona ’22 won the #3 doubles division. The doubles team of Tess Faury ’21 and Lauren Pearl ’21 finished third in their division as did the team of Fiona Bor ’21 and Annabel Robertson ’23. Sophia, Tess, and Lauren all received 1st-Team All-League Honors.
Emerald Sound Conference Tennis Champions! Congratulations to Hannah, Fiona, Tess, Lauren, Sophia, Annabel, Izze, Ella & Head Coach Barton, winning the ESC girls tennis title today! Nice job ladies! @seattleacademy pic.twitter.com/O8rYbPYRxv— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) May 15, 2021
In a very exciting championship game, the girls’ ultimate team defeated Northwest, 8-7, to win the title. Zoe Bishop ’22, Lucy VanNewkirk ’21, and Jenna Li ’23 all received ESC All-League Honors.
Cardinals are your ESC champions!!! pic.twitter.com/YjoGtKre3L— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) May 15, 2021
TRACK AND FIELD
In track, both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished in the top ten. The boys were particularly impressive, having finished third despite a relatively small team of just nine members. Several athletes set personal records led by Shay Meseck-Schick ’23 who set the school pole vault record with a jump of 14-4. Shay also won the Triple Jump and was a part of the school’s first ever 4 x 100 championship relay team. Along with Shay, the 4 x 100 relay team was comprised of Lex Capestany ’22, Luca Kennedy ’21, Ciaran Pratley ’22, and Deja So-Gilmore ’23. Lex also received All-League Honors in the 100, 200, and Long Jump.
Last meet of the season, on a beautiful day! PRs all around! 3 league championships! (Boys Pole Vault, Triple Jump, 4x100m Relay) Both teams Top 10! Girls 9th, Boys 3rd! Thank you coaches and athletes! Onward Cardinals! @SAASCardinals @SeattleAcademy #gocardinals #track4life pic.twitter.com/4FzKbRvoih— Seattle Academy Track & Field (@SAAStrack) May 15, 2021
In boys’ soccer, sophomore Eric Grossman-Glover ’23 was named 1st-Team All-League. Sophomore Kenzo ’23 Schiffer and senior Mack Dougan ’21 were named to the 2nd-Team.
Boys opener today. Go Cardinals!!— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) April 9, 2021
Fire 🔥 up! pic.twitter.com/9SRSji5Dtb
As in Season 1, SAAS did not compete competitively against other schools on the middle school level, but held numerous clinics and "pods" for the middle school kids throughout the seven-week season. Over 150 kids participated in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and ultimate.
And finally, a shout-out to our Season 2 seniors! Thank you and good luck with the rest of the school year and beyond! Go Cardinals!
Season Two Athletes - The Class of 2021
|Hannah Boden||Tess Faury|
|Fiona Bor||Sam Frockt|
|Emily Cady||Luca Kennedy|
|Jaden Cantu||Lauren Pearl|
|Avery Colwell||Chris Piette|
|Esther Daugs||Maelle Thomelin|
|Megan Diamond||Will Troop|
|Mack Dougan||Lucy VanNewkirk|
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