Athletics
Panther Athletics

Fall Sports

Cross Country

Mackenzie Schubert '22, Sophia Dobrusin '23, and Julia Moran '25 competed hard this past season, including taking part in the Morris County Championships held at Central Park in Morris Plains. In November, Mackenzie celebrated a great milestone in her athletic career as she received a scholarship and committed to run both Cross Country and Track for Division I Marist College. The upcoming season for Cross Country looks to grow further interest in the program as prospects of new students joining the team build anticipation for a strong 2022-2023 season.

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Volleyball

The Volleyball program has grown exponentially over the past few years, bolstering the program by adding a Freshman Team. Varsity Volleyball played hard this season with some highly competitive matches won against Pequannock, Villa Walsh Academy, Parsippany, and Morristown-Beard. Varsity Volleyball played well in the NJAC Independence Division (8-2), with an overall record on the season of 13-9. While the team lost a hard-fought battle against Morris Catholic in the first round of the NJSIAA State Championship Tournament, there were some monumental achievements celebrated by a few of our athletes throughout the season. Clare Farrell ‘24 garnered 200 career kills (100+ in the 2021 season alone), Colleen Dooley ‘23 collected her 100th career kill, and Amanda Chambers notched her 300th career assist. The Most Valuable Player Award was awarded to two players, Clare Farrell and Amanda Chambers. The Most Improved Player was awarded to Colleen Dooley and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Erin Kilgore.

The JV and Freshman Volleyball teams played well this season with some strong prospects on the horizon to move up to the JV and Varsity teams in the upcoming seasons. In October, the Freshman team competed in the 2021 Madison Volleyball Invitational, in which they placed 1st in the Silver Bracket of the competition. For JV Volleyball, the Most Valuable Player was awarded to Madalena Benegas, the Most Improved Player to Charlotte McCoy, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Jordan Brenner. For Freshman Volleyball, the Most Valuable Player was awarded to Mackenzie Siegel, the Most Improved Player to Evelyn West, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Shannon Hunt.

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  • Andrew Jacobs 

    Volleyball / Softball Head Coach
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Field Hockey

The Varsity and JV Field Hockey teams played with incredible heart this season, accruing 5 wins and 3 draws on the season. Under the leadership of Coach Jesse Cullari, the Varsity team has progressed and grown more competitive over the past few years. The Varsity team was composed of a handful of talented seniors, including captains Kathyrn Blount, Avery Amato, and Caroline Villa. Grace Lombardi, Ella Renshaw, Colleen Devenny, Margaret Flanagan, and Lulu Hunter (Manager) also played their final season with the team as they will be graduating this year. Colleen Devenny competed in 13 games and had nearly 100 saves on the season. Margaret Flanagan scored 3 goals on the season with 5 assists. Brynn Kearns ‘24 scored 3 goals on the season with 2 assists. The Most Valuable Player Award was awarded to two players, Avery Amato and Margaret Flanagan. The Most Improved Player was awarded to Colleen Devenny and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Caroline Villa. For JV Field Hockey, the Most Valuable Player was awarded to Scarlett Claps, the Most Improved Player was awarded to Annie McDonough, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Kathryn Callahan.

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  • Jessica Cullari 

    Head Field Hockey Coach
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Soccer

The Soccer team is on the upswing as they continue to grow and advance their skills on the field under Coach Kara Hines. With two strong wins over Warren Tech, the team showed cohesiveness on the field as the season progressed. With almost half of the team being composed of freshmen and sophomores, the team has a great deal of time to continue to grow together both on and off the field so as to become more competitive in their upcoming seasons. Maggie Misita ‘25 led the team in goals and points, scoring 5 goals on the season. Following suit were Isabella Clark ‘25 and Caroline O’Callaghan scoring 2 goals each throughout the season. Goalie Maggie Sullivan ‘23 played in 15 games and had over 200 saves for the season. The Most Valuable Player Award was awarded to Maggie Misita, the Most Improved Player was awarded to Annie McDonough, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Claire Daly.

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    Kayla Stolarczuk 

    Math Department, Track and Field / Soccer Head Coach
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Tennis

After going undefeated in divisional play (7-0) this fall, and with an overall record of 16-2 for the season, the Varsity Tennis team captured the North Jersey Athletic Conference’s (NJAC) Independence Division Championship for the 2021 season. Led on the court by captains Abigail Passarella ’22 and Bianca DePasquale ‘22, and under the leadership of coach Ellen Edson, the Varsity Tennis team defeated the likes of Villa Walsh Academy, Boonton, Parsippany, Whippany Park, Morris Hills, Vernon, St. Dominic (Jersey City), and Madison. The road to the NJAC Independence Division Championship started in September with a 6 match win streak, followed by another 6 match win streak following a hard fought loss, taking the team to 12-1 by early October. From there, the team participated in the NJSIAA State Tournament, where they defeated St. Dominic (Jersey City) in the first round, yet lost in a back-and-forth battle in the second round. The remaining four matches of the season were won by the team to cap off an incredible championship season. 

Early in the season, both Bianca DePasquale and Emma Kelly were nominated for the Daily Record/ NJ Herald’s Athlete of the Week Award. Bianca was voted Athlete of the Week at the end of September with Emma coming close to garnering the title in early October. At our Fall Sports Banquet, the Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Bianca DePasquale, the Most Improved Player was awarded to Emma Kelly, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Abigail Passarella and Morgan Kearns.

Going into the second year of fielding a JV Tennis team, the team made great improvements with a highly competitive season, boasting a 9-1-1 record in matchplay. With the guidance of coach Annemarie Gallo, also an AOSE School Counselor, the JV team displayed great skill which gives rise to hopes of more championships in years to come. Throughout the season, Riley Wasdyke ‘24, Sophia Wang ‘25, and Madeleine Soliman ‘25 were called up to play for Varsity as alternatives due to their advanced skills on the court. At the end of the season, an in-house doubles tournament was hosted for the team with Madeleine Soliman and Sophia Wang taking home the trophies. The Most Valuable Player Award was awarded to Madeleine Soliman, the Most Improved Player was awarded to Caroline Clarke, and the Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Alyssa Rossini.

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  • Ellen Edson 

    Varsity Tennis Head Coach
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Equestrian

Equestrian, while non-competitive, encourages students to participate based on the levels of beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Hosted at Seaton Hackney Stables in Morristown, the students attend one-hour sessions every Sunday afternoon throughout the fall and spring seasons. Students receive a personal coach to create training sessions geared toward their individual abilities. At the end of the season, the stable hosts a show which students can participate in to showcase the skills they have developed.

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  • Seaton  Hackney Stables 

    Equestrian Coach
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Fall 2021 All-Conference Honors

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  • First Team All-Conference

    Amanda Chambers '23 (Volleyball)
    Bianca DePasquale '22 (Tennis)
    Sophie Deutsch '24 (Tennis)
    Clare Farrell '24 (Volleyball)
    Morgan Kearns '24 (Tennis)
    Avery Kelly '24 (Tennis)
    Emma Kelly '23 (Tennis)
    Abigail Passarella '22 (Tennis)
    Maggie Sullivan '23 (Soccer)
    Emer Vesey '23 (Tennis)

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  • Second Team All-Conference

    Colleen Dooley '23 (Volleyball)
    Brynn Kearns '23 (Field Hockey)
    Mackenzie Schubert '22 (Cross Country)

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  • Honorable Mention All-Conference

    Margaret Flanagan '22 (Field Hockey)
    Erin Kilgore '22 (Volleyball)
    Maggie Misita '25 (Soccer)

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  • Academic All-Conference

    Sophie Deutsch '24 (Tennis)
    Colleen Dooley '24 (Volleyball)
    Clare Farrell '24 (Volleyball)
    Brynn Kearns '23 (Field Hockey)
    Avery Kelly '24 (Tennis)
    Emma Kelly '23 (Tennis)
    Maggie Sullivan '23 (Soccer)