Student-Athletes are on Fire with TCIS Champions and Personal Bests

The sailing team completed a fantastic week starting Oct. 23 by three-peating as TCIS Champions and repeating as VISA State Champions. Wednesday, Oct. 25 saw the team dominate the TCIS finishing first, second and third out of 18 boats. Ellie Maus ’18 was named Sailor of the Year, and TCIS honors were also given to Parker Purrington ’19, Matt Wright ’19 and Sarah E. Smith ’18. Parker was also chosen as TCIS 1st Team Skipper; Matt and Sarah were selected as TCIS 1st team Crew; and Coach of the Year was deservedly awarded to Randy Stokes.

Ellie, Sarah and Parker were selected for All VISA Skippers and Matt and Ray made All VISA Crews. Ellie and Sarah also made All Visa Womens Skippers, and Sarah made All VISA Womens Crew.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Oaks finished first and third out of 18 boats to secure bragging rights on the water. Oaks 1 was skippered by Ellie Maus and Sarah Smith and crewed by Matt Wright and Jenks Britt ’20; Oaks 2 was skippered by Parker Purrington and Chris Robertson ’19 and crewed by Ray Domena ’19 and Sam Beck ’21.

A contingent of the varsity sailing team also traveled to Christchurch on Saturday to compete with teams from Maryland, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia. Alex Schuck ’21 and Chapman Holt ’20 finished second in the B Fleet in a strongly competitive regatta.

Also this week, the girls tennis team completed the two-day, TCIS Championship at Huntingdon Park highlighted by eighth graders Solana Wesley and Caroline Jordan finishing second at #3 doubles. Junior Gabrielle Toomy was recognized as 1st team TCIS for her play at #1 singles. Eighth-grader Julianna Selig was named to the TCIS second team at singles, and Brooke Walthall ’18 and Gabrielle Toomy were named honored as TCIS second team picks in doubles. Gabrielle and Brooke were also chosen for VISAA 1st Team Division II and VISAA 2nd Team Division II consecutively.

The cross country teams had another successful run full of personal bests at the Cape Henry meet at Mt. Trashmore with the girls finishing second and boys third out of five competing TCIS schools. Seventh-grader Jillian Reed won the JV race with a time that would have placed her in the top five in the varsity race. The team is especially excited for teammates Chandler Branton ’12, Maddie Foster ’12 and AJ Davis ’10 who made All TCIS. A special congratulations goes to Chandler who also made All State.

The field hockey team is delighted for teammates Cecilia Kelly ’12 and Molly Beegle ’11 who made 1st and second TCIS teams consecutively.

The varsity girls volleyball team celebrated seniors Tessa Pleijsant and Emma Stephenson in what turned out to be a five-set thriller finishing after 9 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Varsity soccer completed their season with junior Austin Fattizzi being recognized as a 1st Team TCIS pick with second team honors awarded to sophomores Jackson Arnold and Abe Musselmani. The middle school volleyball Blue and White teams went 4-1 for the week.

In the middle school, Seth Larkin ’22 and Brennan Chatman ’23 were selected for the ETIS Soccer Blue Team and Katie Scott ’22 and Trinity Brown ’22 were selected for the Volleyball Blue Team. Lila Rosen ’23 and Carleigh Thompson ’24 were selected for the Volleyball White Team.