When Alexandra Long ’20 was voted captain of the girls’ varsity basketball team four years ago, she was just a freshman. Her father, George Long, who coaches the team, was worried it would cause some angst among the team’s older players.
“I didn’t tell her until I spoke to the three seniors on the team,” George told the Bucks County Courier Times. “When I said to them, ‘Look, I don’t know how you feel about this but Alexandra was voted captain.’ They all looked at me and said, ‘We know because we all voted for her. We want her to be the captain.’”
Now a senior, Alexandra is still the team’s captain and has helped lead the Cougars to a successful 10-6 season. “I feel as though I can’t even explain what leadership means to me. It feels like something I’ve always known how to do, and I say that in the most humble way I possibly can,” Alexandra said.
In addition to basketball, Alexandra also plays varsity soccer and is captain of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. She was accepted early decision to Bates College and has been in conversations with coaches from all three sports at the college. This spring she will graduate with twelve varsity letters after playing all four years on varsity in all three sports.
“Over my time at George School, I’ve really learned that I want to spend my time helping other people the best I possibly can regardless of what I do that in,” she said.
Alexandra’s parents, George and Maureen, are longtime George School faculty members.