The Falcon

Varsity Boys Basketball Undeterred by Injuries

Varsity Boys Basketball Undeterred by Injuries

Hannah Sieg

February 18, 2020

Despite injuries and the loss of two graduated seniors, the Friends Select Varsity Boys Basketball team pulled out three league wins, the most since the 2003-2004 season. Going into the 2019-2020 basketball season, the team was feeling the loss of two former players, John Dinall ‘18 and Christai...

Friends Select Swimming: A Numbers Game

Friends Select Swimming: A Numbers Game

Peter Ryan

December 16, 2019

Friends Select Swimming returns this winter season after a successful 2018-19 season, but team members have varying levels of optimism for the upcoming season. The coaching staff is looking forward to seeing improvement from many swimmers, but many swimmers don’t expect much success. Zoe Tzanis (’20...

Girls Basketball Dominates, But Questions Remain

Girls Basketball Dominates, But Questions Remain

Peter Ryan

December 13, 2019

Friends Select Girls Varsity Basketball rolled past Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School 69-10 on Thursday afternoon behind a big game from Margot Schneider ‘22 and Hannah Sieg ‘20. The victory was a true team effort, as each player on the roster scored at least once. The Falcons appe...

Boys Basketball Scrimmages vs. String Theory Yield Mixed Results

Boys Basketball Scrimmages vs. String Theory Yield Mixed Results

Annie Rupertus

December 10, 2019

November 26th marked the first home games of the season for both Friends Select’s boys basketball teams. Junior varsity and varsity played back-to-back, and though the JV game ended in a disappointing defeat, the varsity squad was able to overcome String Theory 64-56. Since some of String Theo...

Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Zoe Tzanis

December 5, 2019

Recently, athletic director Bill Klose distributed varsity letters to student-athletes. While on the surface, these are only floppy pieces of brown and gold felt, they have an indescribable sentimental value. “Its purpose is to be a memento to remember Friends Select and Friends Select Athletics,...

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...