Tuesday, April 9, 2019:

In Thursday’s Athletic Events......The Middle School Water Polo Team (2-5) lost to Gulliver in the South Florida Middle School Conference Semifinals 13-3.  Stuart Browning scored 3 goals, and Leo Niemeyer had 8 saves and a steal. The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team (1-6) lost to University School 13-3.  Andrea Pantin led the way with 2 goals and Laureen Jean-Jacques scored. The Softball Team (2-5) lost to LaSalle 15-6. Sophia Gostfrand led the way with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and an RBI, Arielle Germeus and Leyka Rojo each had 2 hits, scored a run, and had an RBI, Isabella Allen and Saarah Rassif each singled in a run, Brisel Cabrera singled. 
 
On Friday.....The Girls and Boys Varsity Water Polo Teams participated in the Gulliver Invitational.  The Girls (14-10) lost to West Orange 9-7, lost to Venice 10-8, lost to Saint Andrews 8-3, but beat Coral Reef 7-5. Chloe Cartledge led the way with 11 goals, 17 steals, and 2 assists, Patrizia Puppin had 9 goals, 4 steals, and 2 assists, Rhiannen Reig added 3 goals, 3 steals, and 3 assists, and Sophia Guarini made 38 saves. The Boys Team (12-13) lost to Cypress bay 12-7, lost to Gulliver 14-2, lost to Cooper City 12-8, and lost to Krop 8-5. Riccardo Di Giuseppe led the way with 44 saves, 2 assists, and 6 steals, Romeo Curcio had 8 goals, 1 assists, and 3 steals, Zach Charalambides added 6 goals and 2 steals, Jake Grossman had 3 goals, Michael Bernstein had 2 goals and 4 assists, and Ilan Zenatti scored. The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team (1-7) lost to Fort Lauderdale High School 10-6. Rachel Hodes led the way with 3 goals, and Camila Serrano, Sophia Agurcia, and Laureen Jean-Jacques all scored. The Girls Varsity Basketball Team (26-2) lost to New Hope (Maryland) in the Geico National Tournament 60-52. Koi Love led the way with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Emani Theodule had 9 points and 2 rebounds, Sydney Shaw added 8 points and 2 assists, and Maria Alvarez had 7 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds.
 
In Saturday’s Action......The Middle School Baseball Team (2-8) lost to Marathon 10-0 and 5-4.  In game 1, Timmy Houser, Hanley Ramirez, Josh Ader, and Max Toyos all singled, and Preston Boucher pitched well.  In game 2, Avery Sinnes was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, Hanley Ramirez doubled and scored, and threw 5 strong innings, striking out 6.  The Boys Middle School Lacrosse Team (1-8-1) lost to Gulliver 3-2 and Palmetto 9-4.
 
Today......The Varsity Baseball Team hosts Ransom Everglades at 6pm.
 
On Tuesday......The Girls Middle School Tennis Team participates in the South Florida Middle School Championships at Palmer-Trinity at 9am, the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis Teams host Jensen Beach for their “Senior Game” at 3pm, the Softball Team hosts SLAM Academy in the “Senior Game” at 6pm, the Boys and Girls Varsity Water Polo Teams participate in Districts at Mast Academy at 2;30pm/5:30pm, and the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to North Broward Prep at 7pm.
 
In Monday’s Athletic Action.......The Varsity Baseball Team (6-3) beat Ransom Everglades 7-0. Lukas Peterson threw the complete game shutout, striking out 9 and allowing 3 hits, Eric Germeus was 1 for 2 with 3 runs scored and 5 stolen bases, Lee Iaslovits went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI, Zac Wyka and Sean Finny each singled in a run, and Dhillon Murphy doubled.
 
Today......The Girls Middle School Tennis Team participates in the South Florida Middle School Championships at Palmer-Trinity at 9am, the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis Teams host Jensen Beach for their “Senior Game” at 3pm, the Softball Team hosts SLAM Academy in the “Senior Game” at 6pm, the Boys and Girls Varsity Water Polo Teams participate in Districts at Mast Academy at 2:30pm/5:30pm, and the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to North Broward Prep at 7pm.
Congratulations to Isabella Allen....... She has been selected to the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team! The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Monday the 25th Annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team, a recognition program that honors 24 graduating student-athletes who excel in both athletics and academics. With this being one of the most important special recognition programs the FHSAA sponsors, 12 girls and 12 boys from all over the state will be awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships.“The hardworking men and women of Florida’s dairy industry are honored to recognize the significant accomplishments of these amazing student athletes,” Florida Dairy Farmers CEO Michele Cooper said. “Their dedication and discipline set the bar very high for their fellow students and we’re proud to help them take the next step toward their amazing futures.”To be eligible for this award, students must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average and earned a minimum of two varsity letters in at least two different sports during their junior and senior year. The 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team selection committee received applications from 116 qualified student-athletes and evaluated them based off athletic participation, academic record, extracurricular activities, community service and essay.Each Academic All-State Team member will be recognized at a commemorative banquet on Monday, June 10 in Gainesville, where they will receive a $1,700 scholarship and a commemorative medallion. Out of the 24 All-State Team members, one male and one female will be named the Ron Davis Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the FHSAA’s most prestigious honor bestowed on any active student-athlete. The winners of this award will earn a commemorative trophy and an additional $4,600 in scholarship funds – $6,300 in total. https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2019/0408.
 
Spartan Spring Fling.....On April 12, we will begin a special new tradition at MCDS, the first annual Spartan Spring Fling. This will be a community wide event from 4-9pm with a food court, music, games for the younger kids and a dessert bar created by the upper school students. Mr Connor, Mr. Peter Konen, Anthony Haderer, Coach Chris Polite, Coach JoJo Frigerio, Abra Adrabi, and Maria Alvarez will all takes turns in a dunk tank and there will be art on display throughout campus. It will be a special campus wide community afternoon and evening. Spring Fling will culminate with the Varsity lacrosse senior game at 7pm. At the start of the game, each varsity player will be escorted on the field by a 3rd grade buddy and the national Anthem will be sung by members of the cast of the upcoming Upper School musical, Grease. Please join us for this special celebration of Spartan Spirit.
 
 
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