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Spring Season Wrap-Up

Spring Season Wrap-Up

This spring, the Tigers maintained dynasties of success in multiple programs and ushered in a brand-new golf team. Led by a talented senior class, the teams won four FSL Championships, lifted a Quaker Cup Trophy, earned medals at the SRAA National Regatta, and took first and second place at the PAISAA Girls Golf Tournament. Congratulations Tigers on another banner season! 


The Junior Varsity and Varsity Crew teams had an accomplished outing at the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association’s City Championship. The Girls' Freshman Quad, Girls' Junior Varsity Double, and Girls' Junior Varsity Quad were crowned City Champs with their first-place finishes. Eight different boats finished in the top three spots, earning medals. The team finished ninth in the final medal count tally, and fourth out of 74 in overall team points. After medaling at the City Championship, six crew boats qualified to race at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At the SRAA Nationals, three boats made it to the podium: Boys JV 4x (Anand Rajagopalan ’25, Luke Lendler ’24, Shachar Pinto ’25, Jasper Furnas ’25) finished in second place, Girls Freshman 4x (Nola Schaenen ’26, Isabella Ammon ’26, Addy Williams ’26, Sylvia Kim ’26) and Girls JV 2x (Lucy Yannella ’24, Lila Donovan ’25) both finished in third. 



The Lacrosse team won their third Friends League title in a row, in the fifth consecutive championship game between the GFS Tigers and the Shipley School Gators. The Tigers were able to hold onto their lead in the final minutes and came out victorious with an 8-7 win. The team went undefeated in league play for the third consecutive year, and had nine players receive All-League accolades: Ella Shay ’23, Isla Ablin ’24, Riya Mainigi ’25, Katie Day ’25, Claire Rigdon ’25, Sarah Goldberg ’26, Naomi Shaffer ’26, Emmie Day ’26, and Halle Smoger ’25 (Honorable Mention). 

In the championship game, the Tigers shared the scoring efforts with five different players contributing to the final goal count. Ella Shay ‘23 tallied three goals, Emmie Day ‘26 added two points to the scoreboard, Naomi Shaffer ‘26, Claire Rigdon ‘25, and Halle Smoger ‘25 each contributed one goal a piece. Junior goalkeeper Isla Ablin ‘24 kept the Gators at bay by making 11 saves between the posts. 


Boys and Girls Track & Field

The Girls Track & Field team won their second consecutive FSL title after competing in the Championship Meet hosted by Westtown. Margaret Harvey ‘23 won both the Girls' 100m and 300m hurdles. Emma Nam ’23 won the 3200m, followed by teammates Katya Henisz ’23 and Cora Rosin ‘23. Henisz ‘23 also came first in 1600m. Audrey Ling ‘24 came in first in the Girls Pole Vault jumping an impressive 7-06. The Girls High Jump solidified the victory for GFS. Alayah Campbell ‘25 won the event and cleared 5-05, tying the Friends League record, followed by teammate Jane Keenan ‘25 who took second with a personal best of 5-00. Five student-athletes received All-League honors: Zahara Brown ’26, Alayah Campbell ’25, Margaret Harvey ’23, Katya Henisz ’23, and Audrey Ling ’24. 


The Boys Varsity Track & Field senior class made their mark in their final Friends League Meet, and their third title in as many years. Simon Donovan ‘23 won the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m races by decisive margins. Oliver Briger ‘23 sprinted past the competition and placed first in the 100m and 200m dashes. Graham Greene '23 took gold in the 300m hurdles and teammate Isaac Okewole won the 400m. The boys also placed first in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. In field events, Ben Idinopulos ‘25 won the Pole Vault and Joel Baah ‘24 took first in the triple jump. Eight student-athletes made the All-League team: Oliver Briger ’23, Joel Baah ’24, Simon Donovan ’23, Graham Greene ’23, Ben Idinopulos ’25, Jasper Mosley ’24, Isaac Okewole ’23, and Da’Vid Robinson ’24.



Boys Tennis

The Boys Tennis team won their sixth consecutive Friends League Title on Monday afternoon defeating Friends’ Central 4-1. The Tigers went undefeated in the league during the regular season. Josh Miller ‘27 won first singles (6-1, 6-1) and Sam Zimmer ‘23 won the second singles match (6-4, 6-1). Jackson Zuercher ’23 represented the Tigers at third singles, and played a tough match before ultimately falling to his opponent in a nail-biting third set (5-7, 6-4, 9-11). Joseph Helfrich ‘25 and Sam Bekelman ‘25 won first doubles in three competitive sets (7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4) followed by teammates Wil Tullo ‘24 and Benedict Tessler ‘25 who took home the victory at second doubles (6-1, 6-4). 



The Tigers softball team concluded their season with back-to-back wins in the FSL Quaker Cup Tournament. The Tigers were seeded as the first seed in the Quaker Cup and hosted both the semi-finals and finals. In the first round, the Tigers defeated Abington Friends 12-7. In the finals, the team beat out a competitive George School team 3-2 to win the Quaker Cup. Sophomore Anjelica Bolivar received First-Team All-League honors, and senior captain Caroline Schure was named All-League Honorable Mention. The Tigers finished at an even .500 this season with a 4-4 league record. 



The baseball team, led by six senior players, finished fourth in league play, with a 3-5 record. The team faced the undefeated Friends’ Central Phoenix in the semi-finals and fell 8-2. The team accrued victories over Geoge School, Friends Select, and Moorestown Friends, losing a few tight games by only one run. In their extra-inning win over Friends Select, the Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning after Ben Goldberg ’23 stole second base, and reached home on a dropped third strike. In the bottom of the tenth, Nat Carr ’23 hit a single to load the bases. The next batter, Dan Mateffy ’23, was hit by a pitch to send in the winning run. Senior pitchers Ben Goldberg ’23 and Dan Mateffy ’23 were named First-Team All-League. 



In their inaugural season, Tigers Golf finished third in the Friends League regular season with a competing team composed of Maria Ramos ’23, Sarah Stumacher ’27, Rhea Malakar ’25, and Cooper Jackson ’24. At the Championship match, Stumacher ’27 tied for third scoring 82, Ramos ’23 scored 88 finishing in seventh place, Jackson scored 96, and Malakar scored 99. As a team, the Tigers finished second overall. In the PAISAA Girls Tournament, Stumacher ’27 individually took home gold with the best score of the day: 38. She was followed by teammate Ramos ’23 who tied for silver scoring 39.  Stumacher ’27 and Ramos ’23 were named First-Team All-League.