Although the winter sports are finished, it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
The Germantown Academy boys tennis team saw their first action of the 2018 season on March 13. As a team, the Patriots dropped only one set to their opponent and cruised to a 7-0 victory.
While the other winter sports wrapped up in February, the indoor track and field team still had athletes competing. On March 10, two Germantown Academy athletes made the most of their trip to the New Balance Nationals in New York, earning top finishes in their events.
Germantown Academy's girls lacrosse team showed improvement last season by earning the fifth seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament after receiving the eighth seed in 2016. Behind first-year Head Coach Mary Dean, the Patriots will be looking to continue that growth into 2018.
Germantown Academy is coming off of a season that saw them go 1-9 in Inter-Ac League play. Now in the third season under Head Coach Tim Ginter, the Patriots will be relying on their youth to win games.
Unlike normal wrestling tournaments or a dual-meets which are housed in gyms, Prep Nationals is held within a large arena. The bright lights are turned on and fans fill the stands, either rooting for or against the athletes on the mat. That type of attention could get into the head of anyone in the competition, but not Brandon Seidman '18.
The spring season is scheduled to start Monday, March 5.
Although the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) Indoor State Championships concluded on Feb. 25, Caleb Johnson '19 is still excited when he thinks about his performance. Not only did the junior record a personal best 16' in the pole vault, he set the Germantown Academy school record in the event.
As the winter months wind down, so does the indoor track & field season. Only one meet remains on the schedule now that the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) Indoor State Championship has concluded. However, that does not mean that the performances put together at that meet will be forgotten.
Prior to their trip to Prep Nationals at Lehigh University, Germantown Academy's Head Wrestling Coach Solomon Fleckman said that he just hoped that his team improved on their 40th place finish from last year. The Patriots did just that, finishing 12th with 54.5 points. Behind that strong finish were the individual performances of Christopher Kim '20, Brandon Seidman '18 and Patrick Salmon '18.
The latest installment of the budding rivalry between Germantown Academy and The Shipley School featured everything that a contest between two heavy weights should; multiple lead changes, large scoring runs and late-game drama. After converting two free throws with only seconds left, Shipley emerged with a 55-52 victory.
When the first day of the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships concluded, Germantown Academy Head Coach Jeff Thompson said that he believed the boys team would have a good second day. Thompson's prediction proved to be correct as seven individuals compete in the finals and one relay.
On Feb. 21, two members of the Germantown Academy girl basketball team were inducted into the Markward Club. Catherine Polisano '18 and Alexa Naessens '18 were the latest to join the club, which is named after Roman Catholic High School's legendary basketball coach, Billy Markward.
Before the season even began, Germantown Academy Head Wrestling Coach Solomon Fleckman said that the team was looking forward to getting back to Prep Nationals. Now that there is only one week remaining in February, that time has come.
Over the past few seasons, Germantown Academy and The Shipley School have had their fair share of matchups. On Friday, the two teams will once again share the floor in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament semifinal game.
After a successful first day at Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships, Germantown Academy's girls swimming team returned to the pool on Saturday for day two. The Patriots matched their success from the previous day, and parlayed those performances into a fifth place team finish.
Before the season even started, Germantown Academy Head Coach Solomon Fleckman said that the most important match for the team would come at Prep Nationals. With the season winding down, it is almost time to see how the Patriots perform at that meet. First, however, they had to compete at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Westling Tournament.
After running through the Inter-Ac League regular season slate, Germantown Academy clinched the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association basketball tournament. On Feb. 17, the Patriots were back on the court, facing off against William Penn Charter in the second round of the tournament.
The Patriots are spending the weekend at Franklin & Marshall College competing in the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship. While Germantown Academy's boys swimming team did not pile up first place finishes, they put together consistent performances and ended the day in 11th place out of 26 teams.
After having 17 days without a competition, the Germantown Academy girls swim team was back in action. The Patriots traveled to Franklin & Marshall College to take part in the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship. Despite the time off, GA showed no ill effects and had multiple swimmers place in the top eight.
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