Sometimes, coincidences are beautiful.
Several groups of GFS community members simultaneously gathered to support alums Lizzie Becker '16 and Katherine Bixby '06 in Dickinson's game at Bryn Mawr College on January 10. (Lizzie plays for Dickinson, and Katherine is Dickinson's head women's basketball coach.)
In a three-part coincidence, MS basketball coach Susan Robinson collected the coaches and faculty that went. Girls Varsity basketball coach Mike Lintulahti had gotten the current girls team to go. And the GFS alums that graduated with Lizzie were already there!
"Several of our away games are in the Philadelphia area so it was great to have support on the road," Katherine said. "To see some of my mentors from GFS was heartwarming."
Dickinson went on to win the game 66-43, and Lizzie had one rebound and two assists. "I thought the game went well overall. We did a great job rebounding, which led to a lot of second chance opportunities offensively and a lot of stops defensively," Lizzie said.
The two GFS alums felt an abundance of support to have so many members of the community show up in the stands to cheer on Dickinson. Lizzie said, "I think the fact that both students and faculty at GFS are invested in the alumni really speaks to the kind of place GFS is: a tight-knit community that genuinely cares about each individual member."
So far this year, Dickinson has been working hard on the basketball court. "Our conference is very competitive this year, so it was great to secure another win," Lizzie said.
Dickinson is 9-3 overall and 6-1 in their conference.
Above, L to R: Andrew Becker '13, James Becker, Carl Tannenbaum, Katherine Bixby '06, Lizzie Becker '16, Tom Myran, Mike Lintulahti, Katie Bergstrom Mark, Deb Brackett
Above, L to R: Susan Robinson, Jack Robinson, Tsega Afessa '20, Curran McLaughlin '20, Mike Lintulahti, Gigi Guida '19, Tom Myran, Ajai DeBose '17, Margot Boigon (Maddy Berg's Mom), Craig Stevens, Maddy Berg '16, unidentified, Deb Brackett, Abigail Gard '16, unidentified, Eliza Cohen '16, Michael Cohen, James Becker, Andrew Becker '13, Carl Tannenbaum. Front: Desiree Norwood '21, Evelyn Anderson '19