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Seattle Academy Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Photo of 2021 Seattle Academy Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff Game Winner

Photo of 2021 varsity girls soccer playoff game-winning goal. Photo Credit: Jeff Halstead

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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!

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!

Go Cardinals!
 

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