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We celebrated gold for the U15 Soccer, U14 Swimming and U14 Cross Country teams, who all placed first in their leagues.
November 29, 2017
Highlander Champs!
From dribbling and kicking to gliding and sweeping—it was a remarkable and rewarding fall season for our Athletics teams.

Hundreds of students participated in Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Swimming and Rowing. These sports were comprised of 19 teams, all of which did exceptionally well. In particular, we celebrated gold for the U15 Soccer, U14 Swimming and U14 Cross Country teams, who all placed first in their leagues in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).

“The successes experienced by our teams this fall would not have been possible without the leadership, dedication and commitment of the program’s coaches,” says Katie Flynn, Director of Athletics.

Other CISAA highlights included many teams advancing to their finals but being narrowly defeated in their championship tournaments, like the Senior Field Hockey team, the U13 Basketball team and the U12 Soccer team. The Senior Soccer team also advanced to their championships after an outstanding performance at the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) national tournament in New Brunswick.

Our stellar Rowing team, whose training and commitment is unparalleled, also had a successful fall season. “Twenty-three team members trained seven days a week and attended regattas in Ottawa, Boston and Philadelphia,” Ms Flynn says proudly.

Sixty students make up the full Rowing team, who all train five days a week at our Rowing Centre and in the Athletics and Wellness Centre. “The entire team experienced a number of successes at the Head of the Schuylkill (Philadelphia), notably placing first in the Novice Junior 4 and fourth in Novice Junior 8,” adds Ms Flynn.

The fall Athletics program welcomed a new team this year—U11 Basketball for Grade 5 students. “By adding this team to our program, the hope is to build a solid foundation of fundamental skills in order to grow and improve our Basketball program ‘from the bottom up’,” says Ms Flynn.

Congratulations were in order at the Fall Athletics Breakfast Celebration where our athletes and coaches were recognized for all their spectacular hard work and dedication.

We can’t wait to continue cheering on our students during the next Athletics season as they take on winter sports including Alpine Skiing, Hockey, Volleyball and Badminton.

Go Highlanders!

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