Titan Athletics is off to a great year! Over 96 students participated on six competitive teams including cross country, Varsity and JV boys’ soccer, Varsity and JV girls’ volleyball, and girls’ tennis.
The undefeated girls’ tennis team was 16-0 for the season and brought home the CAMSC tournament championship, defeating St. David’s 5-1 in the finals. Elena Ecker, Ella Ecker, Anna Sabiston, and Payton Baxter went undefeated for the season in singles matches with 62 wins, and the STS team won 84 of the 93 single matches played. “I’m very proud of all the girls for their unity, hard work, and their accomplishments this season,” said Coach Steve MacDermut, who was bursting with pride at the Fall Athletic Awards ceremony over the team’s success.
After losing the first three games of the season, including a tough loss to Magellan, the boys’ varsity soccer team made some position adjustments. They went on to win 12 consecutive games with an average score of six goals per game. During the conference tournament, the boys were excited for a chance at redemption against Magellan and dominated with a 3-0 win to advance to the conference championship. With four players out due to injuries and fall break travel plans, the boys’ valiant effort against the undefeated Wake Christian Academy team wasn’t quite enough to win the championship - STS lost 3-1. “They worked unbelievably hard this season in terms of working together, formation, and displaying maturity in overcoming adversity,” Coach Bogumil said of his team. “I am proud of what the boys accomplished this season - it was all to their credit.”
The girls’ varsity volleyball team had a great season with a 10-4 record. The team advanced in the conference tournament by defeating St. David’s in two sets, but lost to NRCA in the semi-finals. “I’ve never had so much fun and laughed so hard in my 20 years of coaching,” said Coach Whitley at the awards ceremony. “We had a great season, and I really enjoyed coaching these girls.”
The young cross country team made much improvement during the season. The girls team came in 5th place at the Cross Country Jamboree with 28 teams present, and came in 5th in the conference. The boys’ team placed 9th in the conference.