Tuesday, February 26, 2019:

Saturday…..The Middle School Lacrosse Team (1-1) beat Westminster Christian 5-1, but lost to Palmetto 5-4.  In game 1, Ryder Rosenberg led the way with 3 goals, Beck Trafton added 2 goals, Alex Mendelson and Evan Hurwitz each had 2 assists, and Rainen O’Kurley made 6 saves.  In game 2, Evan Hurwitz and James Deering each had 2 goals and an assist, and Rainen O’Kurley made 11 saves. 
 
In Monday’s Athletic Action……The Girls Lacrosse Team (0-2) lost to Coral Reef High School 15-2.  Lorelai Konen and Andrea Pantin each scored, Michelle Jacobo made 12 saves, and Andrea Bravo-Contreras had 6 ground balls.
 
Today…..The Softball Team travels to Palmer-Trinity at 3:30pm, the Varsity Baseball Team hosts ATM at 7pm, the Boys and Girls Water Polo Teams travel to Miami High School (Range Park Pool) at 3/4pm, the Middle School Water Polo Team travels to Gulliver at 4pm, the Boys and Girls Middle School Tennis Teams travel to Doral Academy at 3pm (Tropical Park), and the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Western High School at 4pm.
 
On Wednesday……The Girls Varsity Basketball Team travels to Lakeland to play P.K. Yonge in the State Semifinals at 10am, the Middle School Water Polo Team hosts Riviera Prep at 5pm (Livestreamed event), and the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis Teams travel to Gulliver at 3:30pm.
 
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 (http://www.miamicountryday.org/MyCountryDay). 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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