A Legendary GDS Athletics Day

Danny Stock

To you it may have just been another Tuesday, but to GDS Athletics it was legendary. Five GDS teams stormed to impressive wins, four of which were against rivals Sidwell Friends School and Madeira.

Men's Varsity Soccer delivered a league win over Sidwell Friends with a final score of 3-1. Three different players put through goals—Jeremy Grace ’22, Bruno Sullivan ’22, and Arthur Herman ’22—with two assists from Aidan Fine ’23

“It was a great showing from the team,” said Bruno, one of the team captains. ”We had a rough start but showed resilience in coming back to a huge victory in the second half.”

Co-captain Arthur added, “After a tough game against Maret, we came back against Sidwell intent on fixing our mistakes and were determined to come out of the gates running. I think as a team we meshed well on the field.”

“We have momentum now,” Bruno said, “It was important to see both sides. Now we are better.”

Women's Varsity Soccer shut out Washington International School with a 2-0 final score. Ninth grader player Mara Grace matched her senior brother Jeremy’s goal with one of her own, and sophomore Lina Fawaz took a breakaway pass, drew the goalie out, and drilled the ball into the back of the net. Watch highlights!

Team captain Joyce Simmons ’22 said, “We played really well together as a team and connections are forming between players from the different grades, which can be seen by how well we are beginning to play together as a team. It was a good way to bounce back from a loss last week, and the team is feeling really confident. Moving forward, we will have more opportunities to bond as a team off the field, which will only help our chemistry on the field. We are looking forward to a great rest of the season!”

Men's JV Soccer had a thrilling 3-2 win over Sidwell Friends. 

Head coach Carlos Angulo said, “They played a great game, and what impressed me most was that we never lost our spirit, even as Sidwell kept tying it up each time we pulled ahead. Our guys never lost their composure and came through with a win right at the very end of the game. I’m really excited for the rest of the season and to watch this team continue to grow.”

Women’s JV Tennis proved unstoppable with an impressive 7-0 match win over Madeira.

Annabel Hilzenrath ’24 said, “Each of the several players went in with a great attitude, a winning mindset, and light spirit. Even though we crossed state lines and played on unfamiliar courts, we brought our GDS energy and strength with us. After winning every single match, we returned on the bus and on a triumphant note leading into our next matches on Friday.” 

Women's Varsity Tennis had a hard-fought rotation with Madeira but ultimately proved victorious with an exciting 4-3 win.

Priya, who played doubles with Malvika ’23, said, “I think my team really worked hard -- cheering each other on and there was good energy. Everyone fought hard for every point and didn’t give anything away. In particular, the final match with [senior] Yael everyone was cheering her on and she played really well under the pressure. We are all excited for our match on Friday.”

It was truly “a legendary day for GDS Athletics!” said Athletic Director David Gillespie.

Be sure to catch our tennis teams on Friday, September 24 at the GW Mt. Vernon courts on Sports Saturday Eve from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Then come out and support our soccer and volleyball teams on campus from 10:00 to 4:45 p.m. on Sports Saturday! Or join cross country at Georgetown Prep from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.