Sports Fall 2019 Wrap-Up; Girls’ Soccer Wins State Championship!
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.
Congrats to our 2019 Team Award Winners!— Seattle Academy XC (@saasccx) November 16, 2019
MVP - Max, Olivia
Coaches' Award - Jack, Elle
Most Improved - Aurele, McKenzie
Rookie of the Year - Sam, Rachel
2020 Captains - Adam, Madeleine, Chloe
XC 2019 was rad. See you for XC 2020! @SAASCardinals @SeattleAcademy #gocardinals
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.
This Cardinal team is headed to STATE Semis! Congrats to lone senior Derek Eng and the entire Ultimate team! pic.twitter.com/ApLSgRgord— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) October 30, 2019
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.
More volleyball to come! pic.twitter.com/h6feCz6zhd— SAAS Athletics (@SAASCardinals) November 9, 2019
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!