The Friends’ Central Phoenix enjoyed a strong fall 2017 season, bringing home the Friends Schools League Championship in girls’ cross country and a number of athletes from each spring sports team receiving All Friends Schools League and All State honors. To celebrate the end of an exciting fall sports season, on Friday, November 10, fall Varsity coaches presented awards honoring most valuable and most improved players, as well as All-FSL recipients.
Along with their 3rd consecutive FSL Championship, the Varsity girls’ cross country team also finished 2nd at states, with Rebecca Wusinich (4th place), Gabby Wilkinson (5th place), and Lydia Russell (6th place) receiving first team all-state and Nadia Taranta (11th place) receiving 2nd team all-state. In the FSL Championship race, the following runners finished in the top 20: Rebecca Wusinich (2nd), Lydia Russell (3rd), Gabby Wilkinson (4th), Nadia Taranta (5th), Rose McDonnell (16th), and Amelia McDonnell (17th). For Varsity boys’ cross country, Kevin Montresor finished in 17th place at states and received second team all-state. In the FSL Championship race, the following runners finished in the top 20: Kevin Montresor (7th), Alex McDonnell (11th), Nathan Levitties (17th), and Alex Veith (18th).
The following fall athletes received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for their respective sports: Alex McDonnell for boys’ cross country, Gabby Wilkinson and Rebecca Wusinich for girls’ cross country, Danielle Schweitzer for field hockey, Dale Decatur for boys’ soccer, Emily Lorry for girls’ soccer, Claire Coss for girls’ tennis, Maddie Anderson for girls’ water polo, and Galen Cassidy for boys’ water polo.
The following fall athletes were awarded the Most Improved Player (MIP) award for their respective sports: Alex Veith for boys’ cross country, Kristen Johnson and Lydia Russell for girls’ cross country, Ruby Kauffman-Rosengarten for field hockey, Mason Davis for boys’ soccer, Brynne Menen for girls’ soccer, Zeeanne Choi and Anna Volpp for girls’ tennis, Reed Cooper for boys’ water polo, and Eva Bartholomew for girls’ water polo.
The following Friends’ Central athletes received All-Friends Schools League honors: girls’ soccer – Phebe Guenther, Emily Lorry, Izzy MacFarlane (first team), Caroline Blackman, and Brynne Menen (honorable mention); boys’ soccer – Ingram Dillingham, Carson Lonner, Lucas McGrann (first team), and Nick Tuverson (honorable mention); girls’ cross country – Lydia Russell, Nadia Taranta, Gabby Wilkinson, Rebecca Wusinich (first team), and Rose McDonnell (honorable mention); boys’ cross country – Alex McDonnell and Kevin Montresor (first team); girls’ tennis – Zeeanne Choi, Skye Victor, and Anna Volpp (first team); field hockey – Danielle Schweitzer (field hockey).
Congrats to all our fall student-athletes and teams for an exciting season!