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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

Congratulations to the Stone Ridge varsity and junior varsity equestrian teams for placing in the top ten in this year's Inter-School Horse Show Series! The Inter-School Horse Show series is the official horse show series for Maryland, DC, and Virginia middle and high school equestrians and equestrian teams. Stone Ridge's varsity team placed tenth and the junior varsity team placed seventh. Our equestrian teams have grown significantly in recent years and now have enough riders to start qualifying for team awards.

Mary Kate Hogan '21, Charlotte MacBride '20, and Ella Nascone '22 are on the varsity team.
 
Ella Alexander '25, Lilly Aldridge '24, Isabella Calogero '21, Jane Howard '26, Caroline Hwang '21, and Paige Suk '24 make up the junior varsity team.

Congratulations Stone Ridge equestrians!

Senior Excels in the Classroom, Competition & the Community

Last November, Lauren Cerretani ‘19 fulfilled a lifelong goal of committing to play Division 1 lacrosse at George Washington University – the school Lauren had always dreamed of attending and playing for. At her standing-room-only National Letter of Intent signing ceremony, administrators, family and classmates spoke of how Lauren was one of those players and students who left an indelible and extremely positive mark on everyone around her.

To realize her dream, Lauren hasn’t traveled the easiest road. Nearing the end of her sophomore season, she tore her ACL. All who have faced this obstacle know the feelings and thoughts that this "may have been too much to overcome," but not for Lauren. She rose up and decided to show up everyday for her teammates and friends attending practices and games. She also would be seen in the Andreas Center quietly but regularly rehabbing and working out to ensure, when she did get clearance, she would not have to wait another day. In short, she was completely immersed with her teammates and coaches working hard to get a little better each day. In the athletic office this is known as “The Lauren Way.”

Lauren's signing ceremony became a Goal IV (the building of community as a Christian value) moment for Stone Ridge. For those who have played with Lauren, had class with her, or simply gotten to know her in the hallways of the Upper School, they all spoke so eloquently about how she had positively impacted them.

This spring Lauren will complete her journey on the field for the Gators. Off the field she will continue as a leader of the Stone Ridge Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Her role is co-leading a used equipment drive to benefit those less fortunate. All of us who have been around Lauren know that this is par for the course – “The Lauren Way!”

Good luck this season, Lauren, and at George Washington University. We are so proud of you!

Lauren Cerretani '19

Genevieve Thibodeau '20 Takes First in Diving at Metros
 
For the first time in Stone Ridge history, a Gator diver has won the diving competition at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving championships – the meet affectionately known as "Metros." Metros is the culminating swimming and diving championship meet for all public and private schools in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including schools from across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Metros represents the most competitive high school swimming meet of the season, and for Genevieve Thibodeau '20, the competition was not competition. Genevieve's cumulative 11-dive score bested more than 50 other divers at the meet!
 
The past four weeks have been busy for Genevieve, collecting a lot of hardware throughout a historic championship season for both herself and the swimming and diving program. At the National Catholic High School Championships in January, which the Gators won for the first time in program history, Genevieve placed second. Since then, motivated by the team victory, she has not looked back – winning both the Independent School League and Washington Metropolitan Private School League Championship meets preceding her victory at Metros. In doing so, Genevieve also became the first Stone Ridge diver to ever win three individual championships in one season.
 
Commenting on motivation to be the best she could be and already looking forward to next year's season, Genevieve stated, "The team dynamic makes going to meets lots of fun instead of feeling like an obligation. Everyone is so supportive and to have a team that is there pushing you to do your best makes all the difference. Personally, I am very excited to come back next year coming off so much of the team success and I know I'm not the only one. I think that having such a great season this year is really motivating because it shows us how much we can achieve together."
 
The Stone Ridge community is incredibly proud of Genevieve's accomplishments this season. Of being Genevieve's teammate, fellow diver Mary Fromm '20 stated, "Genevieve's humility with all of her success this season has been incredibly inspiring as she leads by example, laying a foundation for future Gators and a strong diving program for years to come."
 
Although she won't be competing for Stone Ridge until next winter, Genevieve is already busy training fo upcoming USA Diving competitions with regional, zone, and national competitions taking place between April-June. Stay tuned as she continues to compete across the country - we know that she will continue with great success!

Genevieve and Coach Travelpiece
Genevieve and diving coach Adam Travelpiece at Metros after Genevieve won!

Freshman Katherine Khramtsov '22 scored seven goals to help lead Stone Ridge's hockey team to their first Mid-Atlantic Girls Hockey League championship. The Gators defeated Georgetown Visitation 9-5 on Friday, February 8, to cap an undefeated season. Coach Mary Carpenter's game plan of "hard work, taking it to the net, getting rebounds, and playing smart," paid off. The Gators had a great showing of fan support, packing the Gardens Ice House in Laure, MD. The SR ice hockey team only formed in 2013 and has been growing with the number of players and skill level every year. Way to go Gators! Read more from The Washington Post. #Gatorstrong

Katherine Khramtsov