2021-22 Winter Athletic Season Recap
CA winter teams enjoyed a successful and satisfying return to competition this winter after being sidelined by the pandemic last year.
The all-gender varsity wrestling team had a highly successful season! The squad secured the EIL championship with an impressive come-from-behind victory over Lexington Christian Academy at the Battle. In addition, ten wrestlers qualified for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) tournament and represented CA well at the very competitive event.
The girls and boys varsity Alpine ski teams also enjoyed much success! The girls team earned a 4th place finish at the NEPSAC championships and 2nd place in the Central Massachusetts Ski League (CMSL). The boys finished 11th at the NEPSAC championships and 3rd in the league. Tory Adams ‘23 had quite an impressive season earning a NEPSAC championship in giant slalom as well as the overall individual girls championship in the CMSL.
The boys varsity squash team enjoyed a strong season! The team posted a 9-5 overall record and represented CA well at the NEPSAC tournament finishing 5th in their bracket. The girls varsity squash program had a young team that improved steadily over the season and finished 5th in their bracket at the NEPSAC tournament.
The boys varsity basketball team nearly earned a berth in the Eastern Independent League tournament this winter. Their 5th place league finish was a program best in recent years.The girls varsity basketball team was much improved this season finishing nearly .500 and sweeping their last three games of the season.The girls and boys JV basketball teams both worked hard and improved steadily throughout the winter season.
When Richard Selden P’23 spoke at an all-school assembly at Concord Academy on November 16, he acknowledged how much CA students want to change the world. “No matter what your academic and career interests are, you can find a way to tie them into fighting for social justice,” he said. Selden shared how he turned his passion for molecular biology into a rapid DNA technology that is making the world a safer place.
Science teacher Gretchen Roorbach, CA’s first environmental sustainability and justice coordinator, recently reported on actions the school is taking to meet its sustainability targets. Of several projects of note, a fan system soon to be installed in the gym will reduce heating and cooling demand. The first project approved for the Green Revolving Fund support, it resulted from a proposal created last year for a CA science class on energy and climate by recent graduate Ishan Narra ’22.
Go behind the scenes of the action-packed fall mainstage play She Kills Monsters in a special interview with Director Shelley Bolman. The high-energy show was thrilling, heartfelt, and at times hilarious, incorporating puppetry and swordplay in an immersive experience that blurred the line between fantasy and reality.