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The Stone Ridge 26th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic, held last Friday at Argyle Country Club, was a wonderful success. All who attended enjoyed a beautiful day filled with friendly competition, camaraderie, and most important, an enormous support for Stone Ridge Athletics.

In total, there were 127 golfers and tennis players, including two students from the SR Golf Team and four students from the SR Tennis Team. This year's Classic raised a whopping $70,000 for Stone Ridge Athletics! Thank you to our sponsors and all who came out to show their support.

This year's tennis tournament winner was Genie Strong. The Harkins Award, awarded to a person in the community with standout dedication to Stone Ridge Athletics, went to outgoing Director of Athletics Jason McGhee for his outstanding leadership and service to the Sacred Heart mission. 

Golf Results

First Place - Gross
Rick Hyde
Martin Payne
Drew Hyde
Lee Hall

First Place - Net
Patrick Conway
Tim Reardon
Stephen Maturo
Tom Muldoon

Second Place - Net
Rich Vogel
Susan Castellan
Mark Cecil
Ed Mackowiak

Third Place - net
Brian Porto
Ryan Angier
Peter Keny
Dan Healey

Closest to pin: Chris Trump and Mary O'Connor
Longe drive: Jason Meisch and Maureen Dolan

Golf Classic

Tennis Classic

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Congratulations are in order for numerous Gators who have been recently recognized for their achievements in winter sports.

Competing on the hardwood, Chetanna Nweke '20 and Kristin Lucas '21 were recognized as All-ISL team members by the head coaches of the ISL basketball teams. Nweke ranked second in the league in points per game, averaging 19.6, while Lucas was both an anchor on the defensive end and significant contributor on offense—with a team-leading 20 blocks on the season while averaging 11.4 points per game.

In the water, several Gators were acknowledged at the conclusion of the championship meets at the end of a historic season. Phoebe Bacon '20 and Genevieve Thibodeau '20 were each named to the All-ISL and All-Met teams for individual events, while Erika Chen '20 and Mackenzie Higgins '20 received honorable mention acknowledgement to the All-Met team for individual events. The 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams—comprised of Bacon, Chen, Higgins, and Tia Thomas '21—received All-ISL accolades, as well as All-Met recognition as the top 400 Freestyle Relay in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Lastly, Thibodeau and Bacon were named the Washington Metropolitan Private School League Diver and Swimmer of the Year, respectfully; and Bacon was also recognized as the Performer of the Meet at both the National Catholic High School Championships and the Metro Championships.

On the ice, both Katherine Khramtsov '22 and Charlotte Flannery '19 were named to All-Met teams, with Khramtsov garnering 1st Team accolades and Flannery receiving an honorable mention. Notably, the All-Met recognition for ice hockey is co-ed, recognizing the top players from all-boys and coed schools as well. Khramtsov and Flannery led all girls players in the DMV, averaging 5.0 and 2.0 goals per game, respectfully, and both significantly contributing to the Gators undefeated season run to the Mid-Atlantic Girls Hockey League (MAGHL) Championship crown. In the coming weeks, the All-MAGHL awards will also be announced.

These dedicated student-athletes will be be recognized in front of their peers later in the month, as well as at the end of year SR Celebration of Athletics banquet on May 21.

We are proud to call them Gators!

Ice Hockey

Swimming

The SR Equestrian Team had its final Invitational Show of the year on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The SR team results were: 

  • Mary Kate Hogan '21 led the Stone Ridge Varsity team with a 6th place finish in the challenging Advanced Medal course.
  • Charlotte MacBride '20 followed that up by winning 6th place in both of her classes in the Varsity Intermediate division.
  • The Varsity Team made up of Mary Kate, Charlotte, and Ella Nascone '22 also celebrated their 10th place finish as a team this year--the first time the Varsity Team has made the top 10!
  • Caroline Hwang '21 placed 5th and 6th in her flat classes and 3rd in jumping in the JV Future Intermediate division.
  • Isabella Calogero '21 rode in the other JV Future Intermediate class, placing 3rd in her flat classes and 6th place in her jumping class.
  • Jane Howard '26 won 1st place in both of her flat classes at the JV Novice level.
  • Lilly Aldridge '24 finished the day as Grand Champion in her JV Maiden division. 
  • The JV Team of Caroline, Isabella, Jane, Lilly, Ella Alexander '25, and Paige Suk '24 also received medals for their 7th place team finish from the year!

Way to go Gator riders! #Gatorstrong

Members of the SR Athletic Department attend Aspen Institute event to stay on the cutting edge of student development through sports.

Earlier this month, several members of the Stone Ridge Department of Athletics attended a Future of Coaching series event hosted by the Aspen Institute. The event entitled "Calls for Coaches to Support Emotional and Social Skills" presented research and released materials for coaches to best educate and develop the whole student through sports. Featuring several panels comprised of collegiate and youth coaches, professional and youth athletes, as well as former US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, the event focused on the best practices for coaches in an effort to make widespread the methods and characteristics of coaches that will be most effective for student-athlete development in today's world.

Stone Ridge Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Jason McGhee, jumped at the chance to have SR Athletics participate and be represented at such a critical and timely event. Commenting on the decision to attend the event, Mr. McGhee stated, "The vision for SR Athletics is to be a model interscholastic athletics and physical education program that focuses on the whole child. Our goal in the athletic department remains to pursue how SR Athletics can continue to compliment the school mission and remain positioned to best serve the students through the platform of athletics and physical education."

Virtually attending the event through live stream, 2019 All-Met Ice Hockey Coach-of-the-Year Mary Carpenter found the event to dovetail nicely with Stone Ridge's commitment to the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), noting that it "provided a reminder that SR coaches have a tremendous responsibility to and for our athletes." About her takeaways from the event, Carpenter summarized, "I loved that they took what is often an abstract idea–teaching life lessons through sport– and identified ways that coaches could actually make that happen. Most of us recognize the potential for sports to foster social and emotional development beyond the playing field, but the Aspen Institute's Calls for Coaches creates a practical roadmap by outlining seven key ways to become a "transformative" vs "transactional" leader. Focusing on the whole athlete, creating a supportive culture, and emphasizing the process over the outcome, the transformative coach is one who inspires their athletes to love the game and be their best selves."

In reflecting on the recommendations from the event and the current practices of coaches at Stone Ridge, SR Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Training, Dr. Andrew Maguire noted that although Calls for Coaches may seem like a daunting task for some, Stone Ridge is already a leader in several areas that contribute to the overall development of students through sport. Citing the school's mission to develop the whole child in line with Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, Maguire commented, "All of our SR Coaches for the nearly 60 SR Middle School and Upper School teams strive for and emulate several of the Calls for Coaches on a regular basis, including being role models and creating supportive team cultures." Maguire also noted that the Aspen Institute event, "reinforced that the work of SR coaches has been industry leading, however, that SR must continue to pursue each of the seven Calls for Coaches to best serve each girl and remain a leader in athletic and whole-child development programming for years to come."

SR collects and donates more than $10,000 worth of used and new sports equipment to local DC organization.

Stone Ridge's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently completed its inaugural Sports Equipment Drive, collecting used and new sporting equipment to donate to Level the Playing Field (LPF). Level the Playing Field is a local non-profit organization that collects and donates used sports equipment to kids' programs in the the Washington, DC area to enable the opportunity for more children to participate in sports. In total, 458 donated items were accepted by LPF, with an estimated value of $10,663!

Lauren Cerretani '19 and Sophia Trone '20 were the leaders in coordinating the equipment drive with both the staff and administration at Stone Ridge and LPF. In commenting on the original purpose for SAAC's decision to run the equipment drive, Lauren stated, "Our goal was to partner with LPF to give kids in the DC area the best opportunity to participate in sports. Many of us at Stone Ridge have been fortunate to experience numerous growth opportunities through sport, and we were hopeful that by organizing the drive we could positively influence the lives of other kids." Looking forward to the future and realizing the potential for such drives at Stone Ridge, Sophia stated, "I think our first year of this drive was a tremendous success! The generosity of the student body was amazing, and the outcome is impressive in only our first year. Level the Playing Field is an amazing charity and these donations will truly help kids get off the sideline and play sports they love. I am excited to see what we can do in the future!"

Stone Ridge Athletics is proud of Lauren and Sophia and all of the other SAAC members and the Stone Ridge community that made the drive possible. Living Goal III! Go Gators!

LPF filling the van - volunteer