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Fall Sports: Post-Season

Field hockey: On October 25th, the team faced its fiercest rival, Thomas Worthington, for the title of district champions and the opportunity to compete for the state title. The Vikings edged out its competition when Madeline Walter ’16 scored a goal with 1:15 left on the clock. With the title of district champions under its belt, the team charged into the state tournament.

After defeating Bishop Watterson 1-0, the team prepared for its state championship match against Shaker Heights on November 1st. Heights scored in the first half, leading the game 1-0. Unfortunately, the Vikings were unable to equalize the score, finishing the game with a close loss at 1-0. Congratulations to the team on a great state runner-up finish!


Girls cross country: With Julia Rizk ’15 and Audrey Grammel ’16 leading the way, the girls placed 4th and 6th respectively, advancing to regionals and finishing as district runners-up. On October 25th, Grammel finished 10th in the district competition to place the team 4th overall, granting it an invitation to the state meet for the fourth straight year! On November 1st, Grammel once again led the team, finishing in the top 25 to place the girls 13th in the state.

Football: After a three-game losing streak, the varsity boys football team turned its season around with a 47-13 victory over Madison Plains, followed by defeating Harvest Prep. With a record of 4-4, the team played Bexley on October 31st, losing 49-28 after a hard fought game.

Volleyball: After losing key seniors from last season, the girls faced an uphill battle this season. Under the leadership of seniors Yashi Gundawarena, Kaelin Kroark, and Ana Clavijo, the team finished the season with a record of 4-14. With plenty of incoming talent as well as experienced underclassmen, the team will succeed in the coming seasons.

Girls tennis: After a powerful season with an 11-4 record, the team qualified for states, advancing Andrea Ballinger ’15, Katherine Guan’15, and Georgia Tuckerman’18 to the tournament. Both Ballinger and the Guan & Tuckerman doubles team persisted but lost tough matches in the quarterfinals.Seven on the team persevered and managed to defeat rival, Lexington 3-1, advancing them to the state championships, but losing 3-1 to Orange High School.

Boys soccer: After close victories over Wellington and Fisher Catholic, advanced to the district final against Grandview Heights. Grandview, however, scored a last minute goal during double overtime to defeat the Vikings 1-0. The soccer squad capped off its season with a remarkable game, and with so much talent in all four grades, the future is looking bright for the Vikings!

The girls soccer team had a terrific season and ended with a record of 10-7. With leadership from seniors Kelly Brown, Annie Meacham, and Jenna Berlet, the team rallied throughout the season. At districts, the team won its first two games, defeating Pleasant Valley and Tree of Life. After a difficult third round against a tough rival, the girls lost to Worthington Christian 3-0.

The boys cross country team with Grayson Mick ’17 and Andrew Heerman ’16 placing 21st and 22nd, respectively, advanced to regionals. On October 25th, at the regional competition, Heerman and Nick Robie ’18 placed 35th and 37th respectively, placing the boys team 6th overall.

The boys golf team had a terrific season with a diverse combination of two freshmen, one junior, and three seniors. Under the leadership of first-year coach Craig Yascoe and seniors, Nabeel Kahn, Carter Kistler, and Ted Loper, the varsity boys golf team won the Division III State Golf title for the first time in over 15 years.

Girls golf also had a terrific season with Alyssa Kim’18, Chloe Bradburn ’15, and Allie Wallace ’15. Congratulations to Bradburn for wrapping up a terrific 4 years of Academy golf by placing 7th at the state competition!


Written by Varun Vallabhaneni’16







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