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Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Mia Cohen and Margot Schneider

November 22, 2019

You may see our athletic trainer, Chris Willis, walking around the hallways, gym, or fitness center. Maybe he even helps you tape an ankle or ice a knee. You’ve probably heard him use his signature catchphrase: “very good.” But have you ever stopped to get to know him? After spending time with C...

Fall Sports by the Numbers

Fall Sports by the Numbers

Hannah Sieg

November 17, 2019

This infographic illustrates the number of students who play each fall sport. This information was provided by Bill Klose, the athletic director, and one player from each team. This infographic was put together in Adobe Photoshop, and the pie chart was made using a create your own pie chart website. ...

Fall Sports Culminates in Awards Ceremony

Peter Ryan

November 11, 2019

Friends Select’s fall sports awards, held in the Matthew Huffman ’91 Dining Hall on October 30th, were a reminder of what makes the Friends Select Athletic Department great: a tight knit community of dedicated athletes. Each team congregated in the dining hall to listen to coaches recap the highs and ...

Field Hockey: The Rebuild Year

Field Hockey: The Rebuild Year

Mia Cohen and Margot Schneider

November 11, 2019

Friends Select’s field hockey team fought hard throughout the 2019 season. Gaining eight new freshmen and an eighth grader Katie Fitzpatrick (‘24) to replace the nine players we lost last year, we had a very young team this season.  During preseason, we spent time building team chemistry and nail...

No, Joe Girardi Does NOT Make the Phillies Contenders

No, Joe Girardi Does NOT Make the Phillies Contenders

Peter Ryan

November 5, 2019

On Thursday, October 24th, the Philadelphia Phillies announced that Joe Girardi, former New York Yankees manager, has agreed to manage the team through 2022. This announcement came about a week after the Phillies fired Gabe Kapler, who managed the Phillies in 2018 and 2019. Kapler was in no way a...

Agoyo: Cross Country Star

Agoyo: Cross Country Star

Dean Wang

October 17, 2019

Most people hate running, but Quaye Agoyo ‘22 is one of the exceptions. He runs on the Cross Country team, a sport where people typically run 2.5 to 7.5 miles each race. Last year was Quaye’s first year of Cross Country. He said he decided to try the sport because he enjoys running, and Cross ...

Alex Shapiro, Redefining Sports with the Right Attitude

Alex Shapiro, Redefining Sports with the Right Attitude

Zoe Tzanis

October 15, 2019

Alex Shapiro ‘20 isn’t your typical student-athlete. She doesn’t love running or strenuous practices, and while she plays three varsity sports, she doesn’t approach it from a competitive standpoint. Alex thinks, “It should be fun.”  As she’s not very tall or fast, Alex never believed she was bu...

Softball Champs Slideshow

Softball Champs Slideshow

Rachel Luce & Peter Ryan, Staff Writers

May 22, 2019

   

Falcons Fall Flat Against Foxes

Falcons Fall Flat Against Foxes

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

On Tuesday April 23rd, Friends Select’s boys tennis team lost by a score of 5-0 to the Moorestown Friends Foxes. The most successful team member was 2nd singles player TJ Hampton (‘22), who managed to steal four out of sixteen games against his opponent. Including TJ, the Falcons saw strong repre...

Mia Cohen (’21) Leads Falcons with Perfect Game

Mia Cohen (’21) Leads Falcons with Perfect Game

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

On April 29th, the Friends Select Falcons' softball team defeated the Little Flower Sentinels 16-0. The Sentinels recorded zero runs and zero hits, and found no other way to reach a base at any point in the game. In baseball and softball, a game in which the opposing team does not gain a hit or a w...

‘Change in Vision’ Leads Friends Select Sports to Newfound Heights

‘Change in Vision’ Leads Friends Select Sports to Newfound Heights

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

“I’m not sure if it was more a ‘revitalization’ than a ‘change in vision.’ When we started out, I wanted to do things differently than they had been done. We are a school that has so many wonderful things, and then there were athletics. I wanted athletics to be one of those wonderful things.”

All Classes Shine in Dominant Girls Basketball Victory

All Classes Shine in Dominant Girls Basketball Victory

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

In one of their most dominant wins of the season, the Friends Select Falcons’ Girls Basketball team defeated the Charter High School of Architecture and Design 61-36. The early portion of the game was defined by the Falcons’ brutally aggressive press in the first quarter. Led by ‘19 forward Camryn Har...