The fall sports season has officially come to a close! We are incredibly proud of all our student-athletes who competed, bringing home personal bests, team and individual improvements, and more. This fall sports Marker Mashup brings you highlights from the season.
It was a positive season for the Markers! A major highlight for this year's Junior Varsity team was a 3rd Place finish at the Fleet Feet Classic on August 30! For Varsity, we were proud of Luciana Medina '24, Hollye Anne Brinkley '25, and Kailyn Stann '26 for their respective 5th, 6th, 7th Place finishes at the Hancock Invitational on October 15. In addition, Luci and Hollye Anne both qualified for the Class 4 State Championship Meet. Out of a total of 161 runners, Luci finished 65th with a time of 21:16.0, and Hollye Ann Brinkley finished 78th with a time of 21:29.6. Way to go!
This year, the Field Hockey program was happy to return to a tradition of traveling to Kansas City to play against Notre Dame de Sion and Pembroke Hill. The Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams had a fun weekend playing three games each, as well as watching the other teams compete, sharing meals, and hanging in the hotel. Every team learned new skills this season, improving in 3d skills, ariels and reverse hitting. The Varsity team ended their season in a 3-4 defeat against Lindbergh in the postseason tournament; however, it was one of their best games of season going into 1 v1's after two overtime periods. The team never gave up and worked hard the entire game with determination, heart, and passion for the game they love.
This season's Golf team was comprised of hard working, kind, and determined student-athletes in every part of their lives. It was such a great moment when they won their first match — to see how excited they were and to see all their hard work pay off. Highlights of the season included wins against Villa and Notre Dame. Congratulations goes to two of our athletes — Elle Schaefer ‘26 and Zoe Geiser ‘23 — who qualified for the State Championship tournament. State served as a wonderful opportunity send off Senior Zoe Geiser and start a new journey for Freshman Elle!
Softball played a very competitive schedule including Class 4 and Class 5 teams. The girls played incredibly well through the district tournament where they took 2nd place, a first in over a decade. We had three girls make 1st Team All-District: Caroline Colombo '24, Rory Mahfood-Thurman '24, and Maddie Henry '24. Caroline Colombo also received 1st Team All-Conference in MWAA as well. Awesome!
The Tennis team had the best season in three years with a winning record of 8-6! The Varsity team steadily improved throughout the season individually as well as a team. Sophie McGhee '26 was named to the 2nd Team All-Conference, which is one of the more competitive conferences in the St Louis area. The family vibe throughout the entire team was great. They are a young team, and next season promises to be even more successful.
It was another great year for Volleyball! The Freshman and Junior Varsity teams both had 11 players on their teams this year and finished with winning records. Varsity had 14 players, and their overall record was 26-8-2. This was the team's first year in Class 5, and the team finished tied for 7th place in this class, which is quite impressive! In addition, two Varsity players reached career milestones this season — Ella Gaona '23 with 1,000 digs and Taylor Reynolds '24 with 1,000 assists. Amazing work!