Eight George School student-athletes—in seven different sports—celebrated their commitment to pursue their passion at the college level next year. In a ceremony held in the Fitness and Athletics Center, each senior was recognized by their families, coaches, teammates, and friends on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The students include Andrew Arth ’19, Vanessa Baker ’19, Nora Greer ’19, Amerley Lokko ’19, Jeffrey Love ’19, Kenneth Rodriguez ’19, Charlie Trey-Masters ’19, and Jordan Valdepeñas-Mellor ’19.
“Our students are taking their athletic careers to the next level,” said Mike Bailey, senior athletic director. “Only 2 percent of high school athletes will play a varsity sport in college, according to College Sports Scholarships.”
Andrew Arth ’19: Lacrosse, Haverford College: Andrew made an immediate impact upon the lacrosse team and sustained his high level of play over four years. He was chosen for the FSL All-League First Team multiple times, and he served as a captain for the Cougars twice.
Vanessa Baker ’19: Field Hockey, Oberlin College: Vanessa played field hockey and lacrosse all four years at George School. Through tremendous grit and perseverance, she developed into one of the Cougar’s best field hockey goalies and earned Friends Schools League (FSL) All-League First Team honors for 2018-2019. As a captain of the field hockey team, she helped lead the squad to a first place FSL regular season finish and a second-place post-season finish.
Nora Greer ’19: Soccer, Swarthmore College: Nora is a multi-talented athlete and earned twelve varsity letters while at George School, playing not only soccer, but participating in lacrosse, swimming, winter track, and spring track. She was the Cougars’ goalie for the varsity girls’ soccer team for four years at George School and selected to the FSL All-League First Team honors her senior year for her impressive performance in the goal.
Amerley Lokko ’19: Track, Amherst College: Amerley participated in a variety of sports at George School, but her focus was on winter and spring track. She is an accomplished runner and her specialties included the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 4×400 meter relay. Amerley was selected to the FSL All-League First Team all four years at George School, an impressive accomplishment for any athlete. She helped to lead the spring track squad to a second place FSL finish and a third place in the PAISAA State Championship this year.
Jeffrey Love ’19: Track, Connecticut College: Jeffrey’s name has been synonymous with running since the day he walked on the George School campus. While a Cougar, Jeffrey was a member of the cross country, winter track, and spring track teams. He regularly finished in the top three in almost every event. He won the George School Cross Country Invitational multiple times and was a FSL All-League First Team member for four straight years.
Kenneth Rodriguez ’19: Baseball, Macalester College: In his four years at George School, Kenneth played football, basketball, and baseball. He was selected to the FSL All-League First Team for baseball for four straight years. His development as a leader was evident on and off the field where he served as a captain for all three sports more than once.
Charlie Trey-Masters ’19: Basketball, Clark University: Charlie came to George School in his sophomore year and made an immediate impact upon the boys’ basketball program. A tireless worker, Charlie’s ability to shoot the ball from long range was well-know and he led the FSL his junior year in 3-pointers made. He was named to the FSL All-League First Team twice.
Jordan Valdepeñas-Mellor ’19: Soccer, Eckerd College: Over his four years at George School, Jordan’s speed and determination distinguished him on the soccer field. He was named to the FSL All-League First Team both his junior and senior years. He was also named to the Bucks County Courier Times Honorable Mention team. As a team captain his senior year, he was an exemplary team member and a positive leader.