Investing in Athletics: Building a Culture of Wellness
A new investment of $75,000 in Germantown Friends School’s athletics program will allow a talented team of professionals to more fully support athletic success, injury prevention, and health and wellness. This program not only provides significant benefits to student-athletes, but also to the entire Upper School.
Profiles in Wellness
Asia Ng '20: Building Strength in All Areas of Life
Favorite subjects: Art and Math
Favorite book: "Interaction of Color," by Josef Albers, "...because I really like color theory and the fact that color isn't an inherent property of anything. It's always subject to change."
Favorite pastime: Playing with her dog, Cali.
Childhood memory: Surprising her parents by drawing a penguin with just one pen stroke.
Highlight at GFS: Being part of a winning team in the distance/speed vehicle event of the GFS Physics Olympics.
Goal this spring: Run a sub-65-second 400 meters in track.
Pietro Berghella '18, Four-Year Varsity Athlete, Soccer and Basketball
Favorite teachers: Devra Ramsey (Calculus) and Meg Goldner Rabinowitz (English)
Favorite sports memory: Unexpectedly playing two scary but exhilarating minutes in the FSL Championship basketball game against Westtown...as a 9th grader.
Favorite sports team: Philadelphia 76ers
Favorite movie: Disney's Up. "It makes me cry every time."
Favorite childhood memory: Watching Inter of Milan, his family's favorite soccer team, defeat Bayern Munich to win the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010.
Matt Sheehan, Our New Strength and Conditioning Coach
Interests: Fitness (physical and psychological)
Most recent book read: Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr. Kelly Starrett
Home on campus: Smith Gym (lower level, a.k.a. basement)
Favorite exercise: Incline walks, treadmill
Favorite memory: Accompanying his team to the NCAA Sweet 16
What he's up to at GFS: Teaching ninth-grade PE, supporting team fitness and injury prevention, developing personal training plans, and fist bumping the many students on campus who count themselves among his fan club