Midway through their 2017 campaign, the St. Andrew's volleyball program has already improved upon its 2016 win total of 3 by defeating William Penn, Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security, MOT Charter and McKean. The Saints, whose record sits at 4-4 with 7 matches left to play, are led by captain Noor El-Baradie '19 who continues to build upon her 2016 all-conference season. As the team's setter, El-Baradie has recorded 101 assists through the first 8 matches for an average of 3.7 per game, her high coming against MOT Charter in which she recorded 28. Finishing off these assists from El-Baradie are Emily Paton '20, Louise Stilwell '20 and Kate Paris '19. Paton, who gained valuable experience as a starter last season, leads the Saints with 56 kills (2.07 per game). Paris and Stilwell, newcomers to the varsity program, each have recorded 21 kills respectively.
The Saints, looking to build upon their early season success, will have to do so on the road as their next four matches are outside the confines of the Sipprelle Field House.
As we move to the start of October, the Saints field hockey program sits at 2-5-1 on the year. Offensively, the Saints are led by both Annie Roach '18 and Alex Cameron '18. Roach leads the Saints with 3 goals on the year, 2 of them coming against a very talented Ursuline Academy program. Cameron, who was an all-conference performer in 2016, has continued her strong play as she leads the team with 3 assists while also contributing 1 goal. Defensively, the Saints are led by both Gillian Simpler '18 and Abigail Hummel '18, who have continued to play at an all-conference level and are a big reason as to why the Saints have posted 3 shutouts in 8 contests so far. Goalie Lacy Grice '18 has had some impressive performances as well, recording 8 saves against Ursuline Academy and 9 against Caravel Academy.
The Saints, whose conference record stands at 1-2-1, will try to boost that above .500 in the upcoming weeks as 6 out of their next 7 games are against conference foes.
At the end of September, the St. Andrew's boys soccer program sits at a perfect 6-0, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 23-2. Leading the charge for the Saints offensive attack is Captain Robbie Turnbull '18, who has continued to build upon his 2016 2nd team all-state campaign with 8 goals and 2 assists. Helping Turnbull on the offensive attack is Ben Horgan '19, Steven Ding '20 and Zach Tull '20. Horgan has chipped in 3 goals on the year while Ding and Tull have 3 goals and 4 assists between them. Defensively, the Saints continue to find success behind the strong play and leadership of Captain Evan Murray '18, Warrington Webb '18, Baird Tuveson '18 and goalie Rick Townsend '18, posting 4 shutouts in their first 6 matches.
The Saints, looking to continue their winning ways, have 9 more regular season matches and will be able to perform in front of their home crowd often, as 6 of them are home contests.
The St. Andrew's football program is off to a tremendous start heading into the month of October as their record stands at 2-1 with victories over Red Lion Christian Academy and George School. Offensively, the Saints are led by running back Jarred St. John '18, who has rushed for 249 yards on 44 carries (5.6 average) and has 3 rushing touchdowns. The passing game features quarterback Arthur Potter '19, who has thrown for 264 yards on 29 completions. His favorite targets are Adrian Watts '20 and Lamar Duncan '20, as Watts leads the team with 107 receiving yards while Duncan leads with 9 catches. Defensively, the Saints have held opponents to 17 points per game and have scored twice, as Jarred St. John simply ripped the ball out of the hands of 2 opposing running backs and returned both of them for touchdowns in week 1 and 2. St. John and John Mckee '18 anchor the defensive line for the Saints, as St. John has recorded 8 tackles for loss while Mckee has contributed 6. At linebacker, the Saints feature both Watts and Ryan Godfrey '19, who rank 1st and 2nd on the team in tackles with 25 and 23 respectively. In the secondary, the Saints are led by Theo Jaffe '19 who has recorded 17 tackles while Potter and Tim Odutola '20 have each recorded 1 interception
The Saints have 5 contests remaining and look forward to taking on conference opponents Tower Hill, Tatnall and Wilmington Friends.
After losing all-state performer Caitlin Cobb '17, Camille Seeley '17 and Kathryn Paton '17 to graduation, the Saints had big shoes to fill if they were to try and repeat their stellar performance in the Division II state championship one year ago. So far, the Saints have performed well as they placed 2nd in the Middletown Invitational behind an impressive Ursuline Academy program and just recently won the Westtown Invitational. Emma Tapscott '18 has led the Saints all season long, finishing 6th in the White Clay Creek Classic, 8th in the Middletown Invitational and 2nd at the Westtown Invitational. Right behind her is Charlotte Gehrs '20 who raced to a 7th place finish in the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival, 12th in the Middletown Invitational and 4th in the Westtown Invitational. Rounding out the top 3 Saints runners is Elisa Davila '18 as she has finished in 13th place or better in each of her 3 meets on the season.
The Saints, with 5 remaining races on their schedule, will compete next in the Killens Invitational on October 13, held at Killens Pond.
After returning all of their varsity runners from a 2016 2nd place finish in the Division II state championship, the Saints cross country team knew that 2017 could be a special season and so far, it has been. Rattling off victories in both the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival and the Middletown Invitational, the Saints look ready to make a run at the Division II state title. Leading the charge has been Captain Alex Horgan '18, who continues to build his all state resume as he placed 3rd at the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival, 4th in the White Clay Creek Classic and 2nd at the Middletown Invitational. Right behind Horgan has been Tad Scheibe '19, who opened the year with a 5th place finish at the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival, placed 6th in both the White Clay Creek Classic and Middletown Invitational and finished 4th this past weekend in the Westtown Invitational. In addition to Horgan and Scheibe, the Saints have received great efforts from Alec Barreto '18, Carson McCoy '19, Will Cammerzell '19 and Blake Hundley '20.
The Saints, who have 5 races remaining on their schedule, will look to continue their winning ways in the Killens Invitational, held at Killens Pond on October 13.