Seattle Academy Fall Sports Wrap-Up
With a record 263 Upper School participants, the 2021 fall sports season saw all six Seattle Academy varsity teams advance to post-season play!
In cross country, seniors Lucas Ringer and Jaden McCleery Brown qualified for the state tournament with Jaden finishing 25th in the state. Both Lucas and Jaden were named 1st-Team All-League.
Last race after 4 years…and it was at the State Championships. What a way to go out! Congrats Jaden & Lucas! You did awesome! pic.twitter.com/AhUbRh4QEf— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) November 6, 2021
In boys golf, nine players — Patrick Gamble '22, Blake Gaston '22, Dylan Jeffries '25, John King '23, Itai Malakoff '23, Brooks Tappan '25, Chris Tappan '23, Clare Stout '23 and Miles Stout '25 — qualified for the district tournament that will be held in May with qualifiers advancing to the state tournament. The boys were also voted the League Sportsmanship Award.
Beautiful day for last golf match of the fall. Good luck Cardinals! pic.twitter.com/1IOWcnbzkj— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 19, 2021
The boys tennis team won the Emerald Sound Conference (ESC) finishing the season undefeated (11-0). They also won the district championship. Senior Josh Davydov '22 won the singles district championship without losing a game. The doubles team of Spencer Bryant and Eli Podell '22 finished third, while the team of Brody Bryant '24 and Beck Langstraat '23 finished fourth. All five players were named 1st-Team All-League. The state tournament will be in Yakima the last weekend in May.
Congrats to the SAAS tennis team winning both the ESC & District Championship & finishing undefeated! A special shout-out to our seniors: Spencer, Josh, Jesse, Jacob, Hudson, Eli P., Ethan, Eli C., Ryder, Rhys, Rashid & Cooper. Thanks for a great season guys! @seattleacademy pic.twitter.com/Koug5KjXRf— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 19, 2021
The girls soccer team finished with a record of 14-4-4 advancing all the way to the state finals before being eliminated in a hard fought game by Deer Park, 1-0. Senior Zoe Bishop '22, the league’s leading scorer, was named Emerald Sound Conference Most Valuable Player. Junior Lucy Bishop '23 and senior Kiki Caputo '22 were both named 1st-Team All-ESC. Senior Rachel Suh '22 and Sophomore Anica Carpenter '24 were both named 2nd-Team All-ESC. For the first time in Seattle Academy history, the girls soccer won the 1A Academic State Championship. The WIAA Academic Award is a scholastic award granted to each team with the highest average GPA in their classification.
Huge congratulations to the @SAASCardinals Varsity Girls Soccer team taking second place in the @wiaawa 1A State Championship! These girls played an amazing game, battling to the very end against Deer Park (final score 0-1). We’re all so proud of you. pic.twitter.com/rVYdtHHnqA— Seattle Academy (@SeattleAcademy) November 21, 2021
In ultimate, the boys advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Seniors Lex Capestany '22 and Ciaran Pratley '22 were both named 1st-Team All-League.
What you doing at 10:15? This team is going to State! Go Cardinals!! pic.twitter.com/28IAXOtVmY— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 26, 2021
The girls volleyball team had their most successful season ever. Led by first-year head coach Meghan Fox, the Cardinals finished in third place in the ESC regular season and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. They won two state matches in Yakima and finished 8th overall. For the fourth year in a row, senior Maiya Gonzales '22 was named 1st-Team All-League. Junior Ella Hendelman '23 was also named 1st-Team All-ESC. Seniors Kate Ostermeyer '22 and Avery Siebrecht '22 were both named 2nd-Team All-ESC. Like the girls soccer team, the girls volleyball team won the 1A Academic State Championship!
GOO CARDINALS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ZXnN8toBjO— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) November 14, 2021
SAAS also enjoyed great success on the Middle School level with 215 kids participating on six soccer teams, four volleyball teams and two cross country teams.
Congratulations to all the athletes and award winners in a very successful fall season!