Kelli Stack '12 Honored by Inter-Ac League (Tennis Girls (Varsity), Volleyball Girls (Varsity), Lacrosse Girls (Varsity))
Posted May 3, 2012
Senior Kelli Stack ’12 was Germantown Academy's honoree at the annual Girls Inter-Ac Athletic Directors’ Award Dinner on May 2 at The Baldwin School.
The award is given by the league in honor of past athletic directors. It is presented annually to a senior girl who has been a multi-sport varsity athlete and has exemplified the following characteristics: dedication to their team and school, outstanding representatives of the Inter-Ac League, sportsmanship and leadership. Each Inter-Ac school honors one senior girl.
Stack was a three-sport letterwinner during all four years of Upper School. She served as a captain on the girls' tennis, volleyball and lacrosse teams her senior year.
“I was really very honored and surprised to receive this award considering the many talented and deserving girls in our class,” said Stack, who played varsity tennis and varsity lacrosse for three years and varsity volleyball for two years. She played varsity soccer her freshman year before switching to tennis.
While she’s had many memorable moments in her athletic career at GA, she says her favorite memory is the final game of the Independent League volleyball tournament this past winter.
“We had a great fan base and really pulled together as a team to win in five sets,” said Stack, who helped GA’s volleyball team go undefeated and win the Independence League this year. She also helped GA’s soccer team go undefeated in the Inter-Ac League her freshman year.
Next year Stack will attend Elon University and plans to play either club tennis or volleyball as well as walk on Elon’s lacrosse team, which is planning to go varsity in the 2013 season.
Stack’s coaches will certainly miss her presence during games and in the locker room.
“Kelli has improved tremendously in lacrosse and is a great team player,” Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach/Associate Director of Athletics Coach Ginny Hoffman 1760 said. “Her speed helps her excel at the transition game. She has great leadership qualities as captain of three sports and prefect of Roberts House.”
“Kelli is poised, gracious and thoughtful, lending an air of dignity, integrity and enthusiasm to all situations,” Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach/Upper School Modern Language Teacher Patrick David said. “She is also cheerful and friendly, focused and alert in class, and when she speaks her mind, she does so politely and purposefully.
“On the volleyball court, Kelli is spirited, super quick, gets to every ball, has a wicked serve and delivers under pressure. As a senior captain, she took her role very seriously on and off the field and was very influential in the group dynamic.”