Monday, February 25, 2019:

Late Thursday…….The Boys Varsity Water Polo Team (0-1) lost to Hialeah High 16-10.  Romeo Curcio led the way with 4 goals, Ricky Stamatis had 3 goals and an assist, Zach Charalambides added 2 goals, Jake Grossman had a goal and 2 assists, and Ricardo Di Giuseppe made 25 saves. The Girls Varsity Water Polo Team (0-1) lost to Hialeah High 26-8.  Patrizia Puppin and Isabella Stripling each had 3 goals, Chloe Cartledge added 2 goals and 5 steals, and Rhiannen Reig made 10 saves.
On Friday…..The Softball Team (1-0) beat Horeb Christian 14-0.  Winning pitcher Saarah Rassif had 2 hits, scored 2 runs, and drove in a run, Isabella Allen had 3 hits, scored 3 runs, and drove in a run, Alicia Kelly added 3 hits, drove in 3 runs, and scored 2 runs, and Logan Sennett had 2 hits, including a homerun, drove in 3 runs, and scored 2 runs. The Boys Varsity Tennis Team (1-1) beat Oxbridge Academy 6-1. Louis Siegler, Morgan Weisberg, Harrison Breslow, Jackson Halliwell, and Jared Resnick all won their singles matches, and Saavan Kamlani and Morgan Weisberg won their doubles matches. The Girls Varsity Tennis Team (1-2) beat Oxbridge Academy 6-1. Allexii Bassette, Gabrielle Bassette, Gabriela Martinez, Maria Salazar, and Lolita Bell all won their singles matches, and Gabrielle Bassette and Danielle Bernstein won their doubles match.  The Varsity Baseball Team beat Everglades Prep in a pre-season game 5-1.  Connor Goodman led the way with a double, single, and 2 runs scored, and zac Wyka, Eric Germeus, and Sean Finny each singled and scored a run.  The Girls Varsity Water Polo Team (2-1) beat Coral Gables 7-3 and Cooper City 15-6. Sophia Guarini led the way with 17 saves and 2 assists, Patrizia Puppin had 4 goals, 2 assists, and 2 steals, Sabrina Morata added 3 goals and 2 steals, Chloe Cartledge had 9 goals and 8 steals, Rhiannen Reig had a goal, 2 assists, and 2 steals, Isabella Stripling added 2 goals and 2 assists, and Zeina Bazzi scored. The Boys Varsity Water Polo Team (1-2) beat Coral Gables 16-5, but lost to Cooper City 11-8. Ricardo Di Giuseppe had 19 saves, Zach Charalambides had 9 goals, Ricky Stamatis added 4 goals and an assist, Jake Grosman and Tommaso Figari each scored 2 goals, Romeo Curcio had 5 goals, 3 assists, and 9 steals, and Michael Bernstein had 2 goals and 2 assists.  The Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team (1-1) lost to Calvary Christian 15-2. Noah Reines had a goal and an assist, and Jake Fishman scored.
In Saturday’s Action……The Girls Varsity Water Polo Team (3-2) lost to ATM 11-9, but beat Miami Beach High School 6-3. Patrizia Puppin led the way with 5 goals, Chloe Cartledge had 4 goals, 2 assists, and 10 steals, Sofia Paredes added 2 goals, Sophia Guarini made 18 saves, and Rhiannen Reig, Isabella Chackman, Sabrina Morata, and Isabella Stripling all scored. The Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team (3-2) beat Suncoast 10-9, and beat Cooper City 22-3. Ricardo Di Giuseppe led the way with 22 saves and 4 assists, Zach Charalambides had 12 goals, Romeo Curcio added 8 goals, 2 assists, and 6 steals, Jake Grossman had 4 goals and 2 steals, Michael Bernstein added 3 goals and 2 steals, Tommaso Figari had 2 goals and 3 assists, and Robert Depradine, Ricky Stamatis, and Ilan Zennati all scored. The results of the Middle School Lacrosse games against Westminster Christian and Palmetto will be in Tuesday’s update. 
Today……The Girls Lacrosse Team travels to Coral Reef at 4pm.
Girls Varsity Basketball……The Girls Varsity Basketball Team (the #1 team in the Country) travels to Lakeland next Wednesday and Thursday to compete for a record 6th consecutive state championship.  The girls will play P.K. Yonge on Wednesday at 10am and the winner of Slam Academy and Carrollwood Country Day on Thursday at 2pm.  Fan buses will leave the CFA on Wednesday at 5am and Thursday at 9am.  Additional details will be sent out by the end of today.  A special thanks to Mrs. Carroll Kelly for making these arrangements.  
Winter Sports Awards Ceremony…… Our Winter Sports Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30pm.  We are asking all coaches, student-athletes, friends, and families to report to the rooms listed below for individual and team recognition, as well as special awards.  This ceremony should only last about 30-45 minutes, so please join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments our of Winter student-athletes and coaches.
Room Assignments
Boys Varsity Soccer - Smurfit Hall
Boys Middle School Soccer - Gymnasium
Girls Middle School Basketball – Gym Classroom
Girls Varsity Basketball - Franco Center Library
Boys Middle School (JV) Basketball – US 103
Boys Middle School (Varsity) Basketball – US 104
Girls Varsity Soccer – Franco Center – Student Activities Room
Girls Middle School Soccer – US 102
Boys Varsity Basketball – US 105
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball – US 106
Free EKG Testing…… Every three days in the United States, a child suffers from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart unexpectedly experiences an electrical malfunction, which leads to an irregular heartbeat. The use of a pediatric electrocardiogram (EKG) is critical to help diagnose asymptomatic heart defects, which may not otherwise be evident.  SCA can be the first sign of a heart condition, with over half of the children experiencing no symptoms at all prior to fatal cardiac arrest.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has created a life-saving initiative for children.  The focus of this unique heart screening series is to create an awareness of the importance of pediatric heart screenings in an effort to identify children at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Harrison’s Hearty Helpers led by Miami Country Day School’s student “Harrison Breslow” has enlisted the help of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to bring FREE EKG screenings to our Miami Country Day School students in grades 6-12.  The voluntary heart screenings will conveniently take place on Wednesday, March 6th between 9am-5pm in the Health Room.
Earlier today we published the online form “EKG Screening Permission (form 1 of 2)” to your MyCountryDay parent account ( This form only needs to be completed by one parent or guardian and will be available through Friday, March 1st.  Once you complete the screening permission form, you will be presented a link to download a second form required by the hospital to provide a medical background to be taken into consideration while they perform the actual tests. Please complete both forms no later than Friday, March 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Sennett, Athletic Director, at 305-779-7249 or Yvette Cintron, School Nurse, at 305-779-7261.
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