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Posted 06/18/2015 10:00AM
The successful 2015 Stone Ridge Lacrosse team continues to garner well-deserved recognition and honors. After finishing 3rd out of 16 ISL conference schools, the team had the maximum number of players named to the US Lacrosse Girls High School All-Academic Team, which was tied for the most of any ISL school. Madeline Hartman '15, Kallie Drewyer '15, Sofia Keane '15, Maddie Carr '16, and Madelyn Lovett '16 were named to the team representing what it means to be a Stone Ridge student-athlete. To qualify for the team, each player must exhibit exemplary lacrosse skills, show good sportsmanship, and achieve academic success in the classroom maintaining a 3.6 cumulative GPA. Each player also makes significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
Posted 06/17/2015 09:15AM
Recent SR graduate Mia Gancayco '14 was part of the Williams College 2015 National Championship tennis team this past season. Gancayco played a critical role in the memorable season competing at #4 singles and #1 doubles while the team completed an undefeated and historic season finishing 25-0. While competing for Stone Ridge, Mia was a committed student-athlete, fierce competitor, and one of the best tennis players in the ISL. Way to go Mia!

Posted 06/16/2015 09:13AM

The Stone Ridge varsity lacrosse team experienced tremendous success in 2015, finishing 3rd overall in the ISL out of 16 total conference teams. Tenth year head coach Kara Thiede and the entire coaching staff worked tirelessly along with this years senior class of Isabella Richardson, Kallie Drewyer, Sofia Keane, Maddie Hartman, and Serena Medor to develop a close team bond and chemistry most teams would envy.  

Several team members had special seasons and were recognized for their individual successes. The Independent School League (ISL) Conference, The Washington Post and The Montgomery County Gazette recognized Maddie Carr '16, received 1st Team All ISL, 1st Team All Gazette and Honorable Mention All Met. Maddie committed to play lacrosse at Notre Dame as a sophomore. Additionally, Maddie Hartman '15 received 1st Team All ISL and 2nd Team All Gazette.  

Despite losing 5 seniors, the team, led by rising senior Maddie Carr, should be set up for reaching new heights in 2016.  This was confirmed by 3 players recently being selected by US Lacrosse National School Girls Tournament held at Lehigh University over Memorial Day weekend. Maddie Carr (Team 1), Mollie Carr '18 (Team 4), and Janie Bell '18 (Team 5) each were selected for respective teams after the grueling and extremely competitive tryout process.

Well done Gators!!!

Posted 06/03/2015 10:35PM

The SR Golf team took major steps forward as a program during the 2015 season. The team hired two golf professionals as coaches, Head Coach ,Jason Meisch and Assistant Coach, Justin Nogay respectively. The team also identified a home golf course in Argyle Country Club, as well as competed in numerous competitions including hosting their first ever golf match.

Stone Ridge Head Golf Coach Jason Meisch organized and hosted the first ever SR golf clinic on Saturday, May 16. One day following the 22nd Annual SR Athletics Golf Classic, the coaching staff and several varsity golf players hosted numerous eager gator athletes interested in learning or improving their skills in the game of golf. The attendees were treated to an "unorthodox" but highly effective and proven method of developing golf skills. Coach Meisch currently instructs professional golfers and his methods for teaching the pros were passed on to all those attending the clinic. Those attending had tons of fun, and improved their golf game. Go Gators and hit 'em straight!!

Posted 06/03/2015 09:52PM

Current Stone Ridge varsity head soccer Coach KJ Spisak makes professional head coaching debut on Gator Field!

Although Gator Field is the newest venue on the campus of Stone Ridge, it has become quite the showcase facility not only for Gator student-athletes, but also for women's professional soccer teams. In March, the new turf played host to a Washington Spirit soccer exhibition game vs the Virginia Tech D1 women's soccer team. The Spirit are one of only nine women's professional soccer teams in the United States. In yet another testament to the impact Gator Field is having on the School, the field will serve as the home field of the Washington Spirit Reserve Team for the 2015 season. The team debuted this May 30 with a 2-2 draw vs the Atlanta Silverbacks. Current Stone Ridge varsity head coach KJ Spisak is also the reserve team head coach. Coach Spisak also serves as an assistant coach for the pro team. Games are free of charge and there are 6 more opportunities to watch high level soccer on the campus of Stone Ridge this season. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, June 6 , 6-8 pm
Saturday, June 20, 6-8 pm
Sunday, June 21, (U19) 10-12 pm
Thursday, June 25, 6-8 pm
Friday, June 26, 6-8 pm
Thursday, July, 6-8 pm

Posted 05/19/2015 01:03PM
Coach Charlie Adams, who has coached Stone Ridge girls in Varsity softball and JV baseball for 16 years, is retiring this season. He has been a fixture on the field and court, teaching and guiding our Gators. The softball team made it to the ISL championship game on May 10, and they came pretty close to giving Coach Adams a perfect sendoff. Read more from The Gazette.

Coach Adams was born in New Orleans and went to a Jesuit high school where he lettered in 4 sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. He went on to play above the high school level in baseball. At 19 he wanted a change, so Coach Adams joined the army and volunteered for Vietnam. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran. While in the army Coach Adams was a boxing lightweight champion. He got into coaching his 2 sons 37 years ago and never stopped. Over the years, Coach Adams has held many baseball and softball camps and clinics for young children. He enjoys running and is ranked very high as a masters runner in the Mid-Atlantic states. Coach Adams has worked for 45 years as a supervisory survey statistician for the CDC.

Coach Adams says “I love coaching and teaching. I started coaching at Stone Ridge 16 years ago and I love everything about the school. I look forward to coming on campus everyday.”

We thank Coach Adams for his commitment to all our Gators over the years. Coach Adams is retiring to New Orleans, where it all began.

Photo from 2002, Coach Adams first season as varsity softball coach. He is on the right.

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