The Varsity Soccer team celebrated Senior Day, acknowledging the contribution of its seven seniors throughout their careers. The celebration, following the final game of the season, was sweetened by the Tigers' shoutout victory over Friends' Central School, 3-0.
The seniors include: Maddie Clark, Alessandra Fusaro, Margaret Harvey, Maya Orenstein, Caroline Putnam, Stella Ragas, Ella Shay, and Sam Zimmer.
"This senior class is an incredible special class. They started when I started. When we got the program in our hands, it was need of some reworking and some reshaping and the senior class, that was then freshmen, was the perfect one to do it. They're the most committed group, the most most competitive group, the most spirited group, and it was easy to see after that first season, that we had the right group moving forward that could begin to change the momentum and the culture of the program," said Varsity Head Coach Manolo Sanchez '10. "And so, beyond wins and losses, which people eventually forget over time, the culture and legacy that they left behind is going to last certainly for as long as I'm here and hopefully longer. I'm really proud of them and happy for them, and I couldn't have asked for a better group to be with these first four years."
The seniors' teammates recited memories about each player, shared posters, and adorned them with crowns and orange feathered boas, as is the fun tradition. A tailgate with coaches, teammates, friends, and family rounded out the special day.
“I really appreciate the senior leaders during both the 2021 historic season and this season, a hard season. Their leadership was unwavering. Any time one of these athletes had an opportunity to go harder or influence their teammates in a positive way, they did exactly that. This is a really special senior class that stuck together, stuck with the team, and played hard to the final minute of every game," said Director of Athletics Katie Bergstrom Mark.