Fall Athletics Off to a Great Start

After a year and a half of navigating changing protocols and schedules, the 2021 fall athletics season at George School officially kicked off on September 3.

Varsity boys’ soccer led the charge with a statement 3-1 win in their season opener against Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Since this win, they have fared equally across the board with a win, tie, and a loss against Phil-Mont Christian Academy, the Peddie School, and the Pennington School, respectively. “The season so far has been solid,” says team captain Bill Becker ’22. “We have a great group of guys on the team and I am really happy with where our chemistry is as a group. We’ve experienced the typical ups and downs that come with a new season, but I am excited about our prospects going forward. We expect to make some noise in the playoffs come late October!” The team will look to start strong in Friends Schools League (FSL) play on September 21, when they face Abington Friends School.

Varsity field hockey began their season with two results at home; a 1-0 win against Archbishop Wood, followed by an assertive 5-2 win against Conwell Egan Catholic High School. They fell 4-1 to Stuart Country Day and will look to get back on track in their next match against Pennington at home September 21.

Varsity girls’ tennis showed up and dominated their first two matches at home, defeating Calvary Christian 7-0 and Perkiomen 5-0. At the FSL Invitational at Westtown on Saturday, September 11, the team played well and Maya Kowalska ’23 was a 1st Singles Finalist. The team begins FSL play on Monday, September 21 at home against Germantown Friends.

Varsity football began their season with a dominant 42-14 win in their home-opener against Morrisville High School. “I am so proud of this team and how they began our season,” shared Coach Dominic Gregorio p’25. “But our season is far from over. We are looking ahead to our next game, making improvements where necessary, and planning to be a strong competitor against Renaissance Academy Charter.” The cougars face off against Renaissance at home on Saturday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.

The girls’ varsity volleyball team started their preseason strong in a 2-1 win against Academy of the New Church but have come up just short in their following matches against Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, the Lawrenceville School, Lansdale Catholic, and Germantown Academy. They are excited to get back on the court and gain momentum in their upcoming match against the Shipley School on Monday, September 21.

The boys’ varsity cross-country team started their season with an exciting win against Princeton Day School on September 8. The girls’ varsity cross-country team came up just short in the same meet but displayed great effort and teamwork. Both teams competed well in the Mill Street Run in Bristol on Saturday, September 11 and look to gain momentum in upcoming meets against the Pennington School, Perkiomen, Moorestown Friends, and Friends Select.

Girls’ varsity soccer began their season with a prominent 3-1 win on the road against Perkiomen and have since come away with a loss and a tie in two home matches against Conwell-Egan Catholic High School and Phil-Mont Christian Academy. “There was a lot of excitement heading into this season, most specifically just to be back on the field together after the long hiatus,” said Head Coach Ginna Lewing. “We had a great turnout for preseason, which elevated the anticipation for our first opportunity to officially compete. We have a young, motivated squad eager to compete and make their mark on our program.” Ginna and the Cougars look forward to strong competition in their next game on September 20.

You can easily stay updated on your George School Cougar schedules and standings on the new athletics website.

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