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Varsity Girls lacrosse has won the last three games in a row, besting EL Haynes, School Without Walls, and Jackson Reed. Senior Layla Axam scored five goals in the 6-3 victory Monday. Three girls had “hat tricks” against EL Haynes, where they scored three goals in one game. The team captains are Audrey Kim and Layla Axam. The team is coached by new coach J’Ta Freeman, with Mr. Torrence and Kiki Kalkstein assisting. The season ends with a tournament at Field School May 8th and 9th of next week. The team has three players who can play goalie, and eight of 17 girls have scored goals, including two of the fourth eighth graders on the team.
Washington Latin’s Varsity baseball team has won 6 of their last 7 games, outscoring opponents by an average of a whopping 12 runs per game! The team has a 10-4 average this season, going into this Sunday’s PCSAA Championship at Nats Youth Academy at 5:30. Co-captain and sophomore Ben Blier has a standout on the mound and an on-base machine, boasting an impressive OBP of .727. Co-captain and freshman Tate Meier is hitting .571 on the year, demonstrating a keen eye and mighty bat. On the mound, Ben has also been a standout, contributing to the team’s success. The team is coached by Sebastian Cooper, Coach K Marcusel, and Coach Coleman. Many parents have stepped up and contributed to the team’s success, providing the players with stylish new jerseys and sweatshirts that have boosted team spirit.
The varsity tennis team coached by fifth grade math teacher Ms. Kolb played several hard-fought matches this week, losing by a single match to Field School. Freshman Abby Hawkinson won her match, and the doubles team of eighth grader Neri Portillo-Marchiori and junior Kiran Mampara won the doubles match.
The middle school track team, coached by Mr. Green and Mr. Berger, powered through a recent meet, winning first place for several events. In the field events, Jocelyn Gill again took first place in the shot put and long jump, Aram Gabriel took first in the high jump, and Justin Briggs took third. Charlie Batkin finished first place in the 800M by 0.16 seconds, and Madelyn Zeller finished second in the 800M, falling 0.42 seconds behind the winner of the race. The boys’ 4 x 800M team took first place by a whopping 14 seconds, including Ben Hitt, Charlie Batkin, Zeke Schmidgall and Cooper campus student Shawn Walker! The girls 4x800M team finished third and included Avis Weeden, Kaelyn Eutsler, Siena Kepner, and Lia Simone Valentine. The girls’ 4x100M relay team (Zara Ferguson, Joi Young, Avis Weeden, and Jocelyn Gil) and the 4x200M team (Joi Young, Zara Ferguson, Sienna Douglas, and Neila Wright) both finished fourth. In the 1600M, Madelyn Zeller took 4th overall, running a 6:45 mile time!
The varsity girls lacrosse team, coached by Mr. Torrence won their first game of the season, beating EL Haynes 13-2. Several players scored goals including Senior co-captains Audrey Kim and Layla Axam. Sophomores Summer Romney and Cate Shepherd scored, and 8th graders Rina Saxon and Lyla Kramer, also scored. The eighth graders including Raine Montgomery-Vielmo, and Sarah Murphy, were brought up to the varsity team due to absences from the choir trip. Junior Sylvie Mogul played her first game as goalie and blocked many shots, only allowing two goals the whole game. The team followed up with a big win against School Without Walls on Thursday, 13-4.