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ATHLETICS: Reserve Teams Updates, Winter Sports Registration

Date: September 28, 2020
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Reserve Teams Updates

While the varsity teams will continue their seasons into mid-October with the OHSAA tournaments, the reserve and freshman teams that have been competing this fall will end their seasons over the next week or two. Here is a recap of their efforts this fall:

The reserve golf team teed up dual-meet wins against GGCL foes Ursuline, Seton, and MND this season on way to a 6 -7 record. The 6 sophomore and 2 freshmen squad improved their play throughout the year under the guidance of Coach Mark Hannahan.

The 97 runners who make up the cross team continue to drop their times as they prepare for racing throughout the week. Last Saturday's Midwest Catholic Championship race allowed the team to run against all of the other GGCL schools in addition to talented teams from across the midwest. The first race was the girls open race, where the Bulldogs extended their undefeated record to 5-0 with another perfect score of 15, taking 8 out of the top 10 spots!  There were 16 PRs (personal records) or SBs (season best) out of 35 finishers. The JV race was a bit more competitive but the Bulldogs won with a score of 22 points, with finishers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11. There were 8 season bests or PRs out of 22 finishers.  This was their 4th win of the season.

The reserve field hockey team has played a shortened schedule due to opponent team cancellations. Even so, the group of 9 sophomores and 12 freshmen have an impressive 5-1-1 record with four games remaining. Coaches Liz Murdoch and Marissa Luft have seen skill improvement and game play improve throughout the season and are encouraged by what this group of young players will bring next season.

The reserve tennis team has eleven 5-0 wins (which means they won all three singles matches and both doubles matches) in their current 14-2 record! Head coach Adam Moler is impressed with the six sophomores and four freshmen who compete well with each school they play.

Coach Linda van Batenburg Stafford has guided the group of 4 seniors, 5 juniors and 1 sophomore who make up the varsity-B tennis team with impressive victories over Madeira, CCD, and Sycamore. The team will look to end the season positively when they compete in the Sycamore Cup next week.

Reserve volleyball has spiked its way to a 11-3 record containing a 6 match winning streak. Veteran coaches Kris Schulte and Kathy Dorger keep the 11 sophomore and 2 freshmen team competitive with every opponent, including recent 2-0 wins against GGCL rivals MND and Seton.

The freshman volleyball team has taken individual skills and learned to work as a team throughout this season on its way to a 12-2 record. Early victories against Ursuline and Seton are part of this team's memorable season under head coaches Mazie Kastner and Lauren Schuermann.

JVA soccer competes against very talented teams in and out of the GGCL. With a few games cancelled this season, the 13 sophomore and 7 freshman group has compiled a 5-3-1 record under the encouragement of coaches Guima Camil and Andy May.

JVB soccer has recorded 5 shut-outs with sophomore Lauren Sayre in goal. First year coaches Kasey Williamson and Olivia Oliverio have led the team to an 8-0-1 record with five games remaining in their season.

Winter Sports Registration

OHSAA recently affirmed its intention for the winter sports calendar to remain as scheduled. This means that activity for winter sports (conditioning, open gyms, and limited coach practices) will begin in October. Students who are interested in trying out for one of our winter teams in basketball, bowling, diving, or swimming need to register on FinalForms to receive information about conditioning, practices and tryouts. This must be done using the parent's FinalForms login. Registering for a winter sport simply indicates to the Athletic Department and coaches that the student is interested in receiving information about winter sports tryouts. Registering on FinalForms does not obligate the student to participate in tryouts, nor guarantees a roster spot.

All students who tryout for a winter sport must have a valid OHSAA Preparticipation Physical form on file with the Athletic Department. This form is printed from the parent's FinalForms account and must be signed by the student's physician.

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