An Episcopal, co-educational boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

Fall Awards & Recognitions
Jacob Myers

 

Boys Cross Country

All-Conference: Blake Hundley ’20 and JT Meyer ’21

All-County: Blake Hundley ’20 and JT Meyer ’21

Second-team All-State: Blake Hundley ’20

MVP: Blake Hundley ’20 & JT Meyer ’21

V coaches award: Blake Hundley ’20

JV coaches award: Harry Murphy ’23

Most Improved: Alec Finch ’22

Girls Cross Country

All-Conference: Emily Boyer ’21, Emily Murphy ’22, Emma Hopkins ’23 & Josie Pitt ’23

V Coaches Award: Charlotte Gehrs ’20

Rookies of the Year: Emma Hopkins ’23, Lily Murphy ’23 & Josie Pitt ’23

Most Improved Varsity Runner: Emily Murphy ’22

Most Improved JV Runner: Gwendolyn Mellon ’21

Field Hockey

First-team All-Conference: Nonie Bocock ’21

Second-team All-Conference: Alani Davila ’22 & Parker Friedli ’22

Honorable-Mention All-Conference: Ruth Lunsford ’20 & Heleah Soulati ’21 

MVP: Ava Sekowski ’20

Coaches Award: Josie Friedli ’20 & Lily Howard ’20

JV Coaches Award: Piper Jenkins ’21

Football

First-team All-Conference: Adrian Watts ’20 (QB/LB), Lamar Duncan ’20 (WR), Brandon Graves ’22 (DE), Phineas Hunt ’22 (DT) & Nick Oxnam ’22 (OT)

Honorable-Mention All-Conference: Lamar Duncan ’20 (DB), Alex Maruszewski ’20 (WR), Tim Odutola ’20 (DB), Mason McKee ’21 (LB), Brandon Graves ’22 (WR) & Phineas Hunt ’22 (OG)

Robert Colburn Award: Tim Odutola ’20

Virginia DiGennaro Award: Dante Soriano ’20

MVP: Adrian Watts ’20

Most Improved: Lamar Duncan ’20

Dedication and Commitment Award: Arush Puri ’21

Soccer

First-team All-State: Zach Tull ’20

Second-team All State: Logan Cameron ’20

Third-team All-State: Nick Lilley ’21

First-team All-Conference: Zach Tull ’20, Logan Cameron ’20, Nick Lilley ’21 & Steven Ding ’20

Second-team All-Conference: Matt Lilley ’21, Liam Hurtt ’22 & Crawford Seeley ’22

MVP: Zach Tull ’20

Coaches Award: Logan Cameron ’20

JV Most Improved: Frank Koblish ’22

JV Golden Boot: Graham Abramo ’22

Volleyball 

Second-team All-Conference: Sophie Xu ’23

Third-team All-Conference: Emily Paton ’20 & Pati Lunsford ’22

V Coaches Awards: Miles Abney ’20, Lila Feldmann ’20, Emily Paton ’20, Louise Stilwell ’20 & Bwembya Tembo ’20

JV Most Improved: Allaire Berl ’22

JV MVP: Dana Bulakh ’20

 

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Teachable Moments: We “Walk the Walk” and It Starts from The Top
Avi Gold

At St. Andrew’s School, we “walk the walk” by “talking the talk,” and it starts from the top. After four decades of service and leadership to St. Andrew’s, Head of School Tad Roach still seeks out teachable moments, big and small. After a serendipitous meeting in the hallway with a first grader, Mr. Roach seized the moment to talk with this young boy about art, education, and life. The boy’s mother was amazed on the car ride home, hearing her son say, “This was a great night!” Her son recounted the inspired conversation: “We talked about books, trophies, art, explored paintings, engineering, maps, and first grade.” 

Mr. Roach still makes it a priority to teach English classes. There are a million things that could pull the focus of a Head of School away from this aspect of a 21st century boarding school, but teaching is an anchor that keeps him deeply connected to the mission of the school. Our motto, “Faith & Learning,” sets the foundation for it all. Mr. Roach has a deep faith in every student and staying connected to them is staying connected to the mission of the school. It all starts with teaching—and learning. 

Bobbi Cooke ’20 shares her experience with Mr. Roach in the classroom in this way: “I can’t help but feel grateful to have had the experience of being taught by Mr. Roach. Up until junior year I hadn’t felt a love for literature, and I struggled a lot with analyzing [the text] because reading was somewhat difficult for me. When we started reading Hamlet, I still experienced those same hesitations in the classroom. Feeling disconnected from English made me feel timid to speak. When it was time to read Anna Karenina, the discussions that Mr. Roach led were incredible. He was animated and his passion for teaching was evident in every word he spoke. I began to understand the novel, as well as enjoy it, and through his fascination, passion, and enthusiasm, he expanded my lens for learning and took it to a whole new extreme. Ever since those moments of epiphany while reading Anna Karenina, English has become a passion of mine at St. Andrew’s, and I thank Mr. Roach for seeing my potential and helping me reach it in and out of the classroom.”

St. Andrew’s students have incredible examples of leadership all around them. From the VI Form that leads the school in powerful ways to team captains in sports to residential leaders on dorm to an amazing faculty and an inspired administration, it all starts from the top. By taking the time to talk with a first grader in the hallway, igniting a passion for learning in students in the classroom, inspiring the faculty to reach for the stars in a faculty meeting, Mr. Roach leads by example. He “walks the walk” by taking the time to “talk the talk.”

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Only when you know how to be kind to yourself, can you be a kind friend.
Chiachyi Chiu

In this Wednesday night Chapel Talk, Chiachyi Chiu shares about a healthy community comes from healthy individuals. 

In this Wednesday night Chapel Talk, Chiachyi Chiu shares about a healthy community comes from healthy individuals. 

 

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Season Review: 2019 Boys & Girls XC
Jacob Myers

 

The 2019 boys and girls cross country teams found success yet again in 2019 as they both placed 8th overall in the Division Two DIAA State Championships held at Killens Pond State Park. Blake Hundley ’20 led the way for the boys all season long, finishing his career as one of the greatest runners in school history with three key performances down the stretch. Hundley finished 2nd overall in the Conference Championships and followed that up with a 4th place finish in the New Castle County Championships. In his last race as a Saint in the State final, Hundley crossed the finish line in 16:49, placing third amongst 170 participants. For his efforts, Hundley received 2nd-team All-State recognition, team MVP and the 2019 varsity coaches award. JT Meyer ’21 continued his rapid improvement in 2019, earning All-Conference and All-County honors for his stellar performances in the Conference and New Castle County Championships. Meyer also shared team MVP honors with Hundley for his excellent work this season. Alec Finch ’22 was honored as the Most Improved Runner, making his varsity debut in 2019 and posting multiple top 25 finishes. Finch turned in a personal best time of 18:10 (44th overall) during the New Castle County Championships and placed 42nd overall in the State Championship meet.

The girls cross-country team had an excellent year as well, winning the Conference Championship meet with a narrow, three point victory over Tatnall School. Josie Pitt ’23 and Emma Hopkins ’23 placed 4th and 5th overall while Emily Boyer ’21 and Emily Murphy ’22 finished 7th and 8th, respectively. For their efforts, Pitt, Hopkins, Boyer and Murphy all received All-Conference honors. Pitt continued to turn in impressive performances in the final two meets of the year, placing 42nd overall in the New Castle County Championships and 29th overall in the State Championships. Lily Murphy ’23 found herself right behind her classmate in these meets as she placed 43rd in the New Castle County Championships and 30th in the State Championship. Hopkins rounded out the top three for the Saints, finishing her impressive rookie campaign with times of 22:11 (54th overall) and 21:33 (39th overall). All three newcomers received Rookie of the Year honors. Team captain Charlotte Gehrs ’20 received the 2019 varsity coaches award for her strong leadership and service to the team.

 

Boys All-Conference, All-County & All-State Honors
All-Conference, All-County & 2nd-team All-State: Blake Hundley ’20
All-Conference & All-County: JT Meyer ’21

Team Awards
MVP: Blake Hundley ’20 & JT Meyer ’21
V coaches award: Blake Hundley ’20
JV coaches award: Harry Murphy ’23
Most Improved: Alec Finch ’22

Girls All-Conference Honors
Emily Boyer ’21, Emily Murphy ’22, Emma Hopkins ’23 & Josie Pitt ’23

Team Awards
V Coaches Award: Charlotte Gehrs ’20
Rookies of the Year: Emma Hopkins ’23, Lily Murphy ’23 & Josie Pitt ’23
Most Improved Varsity Runner: Emily Murphy ’22
Most Improved JV Runner: Gwendolyn Mellon ’21

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Season Review: 2019 Football
Jacob Myers

 

The 2019 Saints finished their season with a 6-4 record, recording their first winning season since 2012. Eight members of the Saints were recognized by the Delaware Independent School Conference for their play during the 2019 season. Headlining the All-Conference team on offense were Adrian Watts ’20 (QB), Lamar Duncan ’20 (WR) and Nick Oxnam ’22 (OT) who were all named to the First-team. Alex Maruszewski ’20 (WR), Brandon Graves ’22 (WR) and Phineas Hunt ’22 (OG) were Honorable-Mention selections. Watts completed 105 of 181 passes (58%) for 1,632 yards and 20 touchdown passes while running for an additional 633 yards and ten scores on the ground. He even added six receptions for 105 yards and three touchdown receptions on the season, giving him a total of 33 touchdowns. Watts broke numerous school records with his prolific passing and playmaking ability. Duncan also had a record-breaking year and gave defensive secondaries nightmares. Duncan finished his senior campaign with 56 receptions for 860 yards and seven touchdowns. Oxnam rounds out the First-team offensive selections as he anchored the offensive line from his left tackle position, giving Watts ample time to throw while paving the way for the Saints rushing attack that averaged over 125 yards per game. Graves and Maruszewski added to the Saints strong passing attack, combing for 791 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Hunt proved to be a valuable member of the offensive line.

Defensively, the Saints continued to improve and posted four shutouts during the 2019 season. Watts (LB), Graves (DE) and Hunt (DT) all earned First-team honors while Duncan (DB), Tim Odutola ’20 (DB) and Mason McKee ’21 received Honorable-Mention nods. Watts was named as First-team All Conference at linebacker for the second straight season as he recorded 65 tackles, nine tackles for loss and six forced fumbles. He finishes his career with 235 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, seven sacks and eight forced fumbles. Graves did a little bit of everything this year for the Saints on defense as he posted 43 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and scored two defensive touchdowns. From his defensive tackle spot, Hunt registered 28 tackles, a team-leading 13 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Duncan and Odutola tied for the team lead this year with three interceptions a piece. Duncan returned one of his interceptions for a touchdown and Odutola added a team-high eight pass break-ups. McKee led the Saints in tackles on the year with 72. He also had six tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

All-Conference Honors
First-team: Adrian Watts ’20 (QB/LB), Lamar Duncan ’20 (WR), Brandon Graves ’22 (DE), Phineas Hunt ’22 (DT) & Nick Oxnam ’22 (OT)
Honorable-Mention: Lamar Duncan ’20 (DB), Alex Maruszewski ’20 (WR), Tim Odutola ’20 (DB), Mason McKee ’21 (LB), Brandon Graves ’22 (WR) & Phineas Hunt ’22 (OG)

Team Awards
Robert Colburn Award: Tim Odutola ’20
Virginia DiGennaro Award: Dante Soriano ’20
MVP: Adrian Watts ’20
Most Improved: Lamar Duncan ’20
Dedication and Commitment Award: Arush Puri ’21

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