School & Sports News, Part 2

RCSSA Banquet: Fall 2009 Awards

At the RCSSA banquet with their awards, from left, are CJ Sidrow, most outstanding wrestler; Julious Lucas, winner of the Logan McKiernan BFS (Better, Faster, Stronger) Award; and Carly Day, most dedicated wrestler and also a winner of the leadership award in cross country. Photo by Hazel Zinn-Day.

Volleyball – Varsity
Outstanding Offensive Player: Danika Kritter
Outstanding Defensive Player: Natalie Tupper
Most Improved: Megan Early
Volleyball – JV
Outstanding Offensive Player: Maddie Kopjanski
Team Spirit Award: Carolyn Vickers
Most Improved: Shelby Thornhill
Volleyball – JP
Outstanding Rookie: Julia Estes
Most Versatile Player: Josie Kritter
Most Consistent Player: Kathleen Forrest
Cross Country – Boys Varsity
Male Runner of the Year: Reed Dove
Top New Runner: Seth Wayland
Most Improved Runner: Jesse Raddie
Cross Country – Girls Varsity
Female Runner of the Year: Lauren Light
Leadership Award: Carly Day
Most Improved Runner: Tiffany Wayland
Cross Country – JP Boys
Male Runner of the Year: Amrit Tamang
Most Improved: Ryan Athelli
Cross Country – JP Girls
Female Runner of the Year: Julia Wood
Leadership Award: Rita Cliffton
Football – Boys Varsity
Team Leadership Award: Bennett Eastham
Most Improved: Chris Jenkins
Outstanding Rookie: Bill Hogan
Football – JV
Team Leadership Award: Matt Lombardi
Most Improved: Britt Hipple
Outstanding Rookie: CJ Sidrow
Logan McKiernan BFS Award
Julious Lucas
Lauren Settle
Competition Cheer
Team Leadership Award: Dane Wellemeyer
Best Overall Skills: Allie Dore
Most Improved: Taylor Berta
Soccer – Boys JP
Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Ben Gillis, Daniel Schlosser
Utility Player of the Year: Shane L’Amoreaux

RCSSA Banquet: Winter 2010 Awards

Basketball – Girls Varsity
Most Improved: Shelby Thornhill
Glass Cleaning Award :Maddie Kopjanski
Panther Hustle Award: Brittani Dodson
Basketball – Girls JV
Panther Spirit Award: Lauren Light
Basketball- Girls JP
Leading Scorer: Klaire Gubler
Outstanding Rebounder: Jane Purnell
Defensive Powerhouse: Kathleen Forrest
Basketball – Boys Varsity
Outstanding Offensive Player: Greg Czekaj
Most Improved: Bill Hogan
Basketball – Boys JV
Most Improved: Brian Baumgardner
Rookie of the Year: Andrew Oyster
Basketball – Boys JP
Team Leadership Award: Evan Hitt
Outstanding Offensive Player: Bradlee Frye
Outstanding Defensive Player: Ben Gillis
Wrestling – Varsity
Most Outstanding Wrestler: CJ Sidrow
Most Dedicated: Carly Day
Most Pins: Daniel ClementWrestling – JP
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Amrit Tamang
Most Improved: Tanyon Lee
Most Dedicated: Dylan Hitt
Varsity Cheer
Team Spirit: Allie Dore
JV Cheer
Team Spirit: Amber Blackburn
Most Improved: Skyler Owens
Scholastic Bowl
Best New Player: Danny Collins
Leadership Award: Tyler Crews
Most Improved: Malcolm Perry

Wakefield athletics

The WCDS Athletes of the Month for February 2010 are as follows:

Adrian Wassel (Warrenton, Virginia), Varsity Boys Basketball

This student quietly became one of the most integral parts of the varsity basketball team. In addition to being the third scoring option, which drew attention away from double teaming his teammates, Wassel provided aggressive play in both defense and rebounding. Often sharing the assignment of guarding the opposing team’s top player, he helped break the press with his ball handling and passing. He was looked up to by his peers for his tireless effort and his quiet and humble leadership. Perhaps the most telling sign of his value to the team was that at the end of games when the starters were pulled, he was the only person left on the court with the second unit. He justified this time and again by solidifying them with his ball handling, passing and all around play. And

Rachel DuMez (Front Royal, Va.), Varsity Swimming

Rachel DuMez followed up several first place finishes in the month of January by representing WCDS at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s state swim meet held at the Freedom Center in Manassas on February 19 and 20. Rachel qualified based on her fastest times in regular season meets. Rachel faced a high level of competition with the best swimmers from all the independent schools throughout the state. The push of the competition helped Rachel trim time off of her best times, and she medaled in both of her events. She finished 7th in the 100 yard Butterfly with a time of 1:01.24 and 6th in the 100 yard Backstroke with a time of 1:02.03. Her 25 points alone placed WCDS 16th out of 25 schools represented at the meet.
–- Mike Costello

Sixth-grade science project
Jeff Perry, sixth-grade science teacher, is looking for a 55 gallon or larger aquarium for next year’s Trout in the Classroom project. If you have a tank and are willing to donate it for this fabulous learning opportunity, please contact the school.
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students in grades K-12 raise trout from eggs to fry, monitor tank water quality, engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, begin to foster a conservation ethic, and grow to understand ecosystems.
Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed. TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language, arts, fine arts, and physical education.
In each state, Trout in the Classroom is funded by a number of generous supporters and made more rich through varied partnerships. Wakefield Country Day School would like to thank Don Seaborn and Angler Environmental for funding our Trout in the Classroom program.
-– Jim Hart

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