Nine students from 10th-12th grade, including captain Miya Schilz '20, Javi Esquivel '19, Nora Riedinger '19. Kathryn Whitten '20, Sofia Prieto '20, Luke Chase '20, Jessi Sohn '20, Madeleine Dawson '20, and Sophie Tran-Ryan '21 joined Sophomore Class Dean Jared Baird for the event, leaping off the ship under the Golden Gate Bridge and swimming 1.75 miles to the east end of Crissy Field in San Francisco. The team raised $12,337.33 for pediatric Cancer research at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Sofia, Miya, and Madeleine were awarded Wavemaker status for raising over $1000. The entire event raised...wait for it...$717,012 for focused research on improving outcomes for children with cancer here in the Bay Area. Thank you to the many who gave moral and/or material support. We'd love to have you join us next year!
MA Varsity Tennis Coach Geoff Martinez made the quarterfinals of his first National Senior Singles tournament in Michigan last week! After six years away from competition, and two new hips, coach Martinez defeated the #9 and #5 seeds before exiting the tourney. Coach Martinez said, "I had a lot of fun, and didn't get injured!" Way to go coach, Martinez!!!
Marshall Cummings was the recipient of the 2017 US Lacrosse All American award for this past season. The award recognizes the top players from each region around the country. A senior captain of the Wildcats team, Marshall helped lead the team to the 2017 NCS Division 2 Finals and leaves as the all-time leading scorer in MA history. Marshall will continue his playing career at Middlebury College, a perennial top-10 Division 3 program. The announcement on the Nor Cal Chapter of US Lacrosse can be seen here.
The second-seeded Wildcats (14-3-2) found themselves in a battle against No. 7 St. Mary’s (Berkeley) as the home game remained scoreless well into the second half. Buehler helped create the first goal with a long ball to Leo Biral in the 56th minute then scored a screamer from about 25 yards out to give MA a two-goal lead. The Panthers scored late to set up a nervous finish but Marin Academy saw the game out, securing a 2-1 win and a spot in the semifinals.
Despite playing without a league or a home field this season, the Marin Academy boys soccer team finds itself in familiar territory making its appearance in their sixth consecutive North Coast Section championship game.
Individual excellence was easy to spot when Marin Academy faced Novato High in the second round of the North Coast Section Division II playoffs on Friday in San Anselmo. But, according to Wildcats coach Josh Frechette, it took the group playing as a team before it could earn its most-important victory of the season.
The Marin Academy High girls soccer team hadn’t been to the North Coast Section playoffs in three years and for the first 20 minutes or so, it showed. Nicki Strack’s first goal settled the host Wildcats’ nerves and her second one gave them the cushion they needed to defeat Redwood 2-0 and secure their first NCS playoff win since 2011.
Charlotte was one of 10 Dartmouth College student-athletes to receive academic all-Ivy recognition for the winter season! She received the honors for the second consecutive year for her efforts on the women’s swim team. Charlotte placed fourth in the 100 free relay, ninth in the 100 free and 20th in the 50 free at the Ivy League championships.