Spring Sports Wrap-Up 2019

Caroline Wilking, Staff Writer

In Spring of 2019, NDP had another impressive sports season filled with close games, exciting wins, and team growth.

NDP’s Badminton team won the majority of their matches this year and finished out a great season in April. The girls worked hard, played well, and had a lot of fun being a part of the team.

The golf team had five exciting games in 2019 and played as best they could against schools including Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh, and Mount de Sales. Everyone strove to improve their skills this season and enjoyed spending time together while doing it.

NDP’s crew team had a wonderful season traveling to regattas all over the East Coast. Farah Konschak ’21 says, “We bonded so much as a team this year and I’m so excited to work with everyone again next year.” The rowers raced alongside hundreds of other schools and clubs in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.

Middle Level’s lacrosse A team recently finished out the season with a 12-5 win against St. Joseph- Fullerton. This year, the girls on the team bonded and supported each other to do their very best.

The lacrosse B team swept the competition this year, finishing with an 8-0 overall record. Their success this season came from each girl’s dedication and determination.

As for Middle Level’s lacrosse C team, they won most of their games this season. Kate Wilking ’25, a midfielder on the team, says, “We played well together and being on the team was a good bonding experience for us.”

The freshman-sophomore lacrosse team had another great season this year, also winning most of their games. As always, the girls put all of their effort into making 2019 a successful year for the team.

NDP’s JV lacrosse team had a fantastic season this year, losing only a few close games. Kat Munter ’21, who plays defense for the team, says that they “grew to play well together while growing our personal strengths.” The JV team worked hard all season to reach their goals.

The varsity lacrosse team had a very good season overall as they won many of their games. Campbell Mahle ’21, a goalie on varsity, says “On the field we have been able to mesh and really get on the same page on both offense and defense…everyone is cheering for everyone else, no matter if they mess up or make a play.” The girls finished strong this year, playing hard against St. Paul’s School for Girls and just barely losing in overtime.

The varsity softball team played incredibly well this year and made it to the semifinals where they lost by just one point to St. Paul’s School for Girls. Pitcher Alex Anderson ’21 describes them as “one of the closest NDP sports teams, because we all have a huge respect for each other and genuinely love each other as a team.” Overall, softball had a great 2019 season.

NDP’s track team had a record-breaking season this year. Suzie Albornoz ’19 broke NDP’s pole vault record and the 4x200m and 4x100m relay team records were shattered by Malinda Smith ’19, Nat Friedman ’19, Casey Brown ’22, and Pyper Friedman ’21.

Both the tennis A and B teams played well in all of their matches this year. The girls experienced a season of improvement and growth as a team.

As the spring season comes to a close, the athletes prepare for the fall season and face another year of challenges and opportunities. 2019 has been filled with victories so far thanks to the hard work of these girls.