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Sports Fall 2019 Wrap-Up; Girls’ Soccer Wins State Championship!


Photo of Seattle Academy Girls WIAA 2019 State Soccer Champions with trophy

The Seattle Academy Athletics fall season saw all six varsity teams advance to postseason play topped off by the girls’ soccer team winning the 2019 WIAA 1A State Championship!

The girls’ soccer team won the Emerald City League (ECL) Championship with a record of 8-1.  They then won four WIAA State Tournament games by a combined score of 13-1, giving up their only goal on a penalty kick. The Cardinals won the state championship game in very exciting fashion, defeating Cascade 1-0 in overtime. On an assist from Lucy VanNewKirk '21, Annika Daniel '21 scored the winning goal. The 1A state girls’ soccer title was the fifth in school history (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011).

Individual honors went to Annika, Kiki Caputo '22, Ingrid Odmark '20, and Kaitlin Diamond '21 who were all named First-Team All-ECL. Besides being named All-ECL, Kaitlin also took home the league’s Most Valuable Player award. Lucy was named Second-Team All-ECL, and Eliotte Kortus '23 was named ECL Rookie-of-the-Year.

In cross country, the SAAS boys' team finished third at the Emerald City League Championship meet. Max Torres '20 and Aurele Geltzer '20 were named First-Team All ECL, with Aurele qualifying for the state meet. The girls' team saw Anika Segall '22, Hannah McConnell '20, and Olivia Shaw '20 all named First-Team All –ECL, with Olivia qualifying for the state meet. 

In Ultimate, the boys' varsity team had their greatest season ever finishing in second place in the ECL and then advancing all the way to the state semifinals!  Sachin Zachariah '21 was named honorable mention All-ECL. Nayan '21 and Zubin Birnbach '21 were both named to the All-ECL First-Team while Lex Capestany '22 was named ECL Rookie-of-the-Year.

Like the boys’ Ultimate team, the girls’ volleyball team had their most successful season ever. Led by Margie Young, who was named ECL Coach-of-the-Year, the Cardinals finished the regular season 10-4 and advanced all the way to the district semifinals before being eliminated. For the second year in a row, Maiya Gonzales '22 was named First-Team All-ECL. Kate Ostermeyer '22 was named Second-Team All-ECL.

SAAS also enjoyed great success on the Middle School level with 226 kids (68% of the Middle School) participating on seven soccer teams, four volleyball teams, and two cross country teams. 

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

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