Panther Athletics

Spring Sports


Under the leadership of new Head Coach Michael Gervis, the Panthers Lacrosse team worked hard this season to develop their skills, both on and off the field. With a growing roster of over 20 athletes, composed primarily of up-and-coming sophomores and juniors, the team started the season off with wins against Pope John XXIII High School and Cedar Grove, while dropping close matchups against Whippany Park, Bernardsville, Roxbury, and Pennington. 

Toward the second half of the season, the team hit their stride with five out of eight wins, including victories over Governor Livingston (the first time in Academy Lacrosse history that Governor Livingston was defeated), Newark Academy, Lakeland, Kittatinny and Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

In their first round match of the NJSIAA Tournament, Non-Public, Group B, against Our Lady of Mercy Academy, the Panthers battled to a 14-13 victory. The closely contested match saw Colleen Dooley ‘23 and Scarlett Claps ‘25 both scoring four goals, Katie Callahan ‘25 scoring three goals, Ella Delatush ‘25 scoring two goals, and Kate Clifford ‘23 and Kiersten Gann ‘25 scoring a goal apiece. Madelyn Moore ‘26, goalie for the Panthers, gave a stellar performance with ten saves during the match, keeping the Panthers in it until they took the lead in the second half of the match.

The Panthers’ tournament journey continued in the Quarterfinals against Holy Spirit Academy (Absecon). The Panthers fought hard throughout the match behind Grace Gehm’s ‘24 two goals, and singular goals scored by Scarlett Claps ‘25, Ella Delatush ‘25, Colleen Dooley ‘23, and Sofia Uribe ‘24, yet it was not enough to capitulate the powerful Holy Spirit Academy, who eventually made it to tournament finals.

This formative season instilled in our athletes many lessons that they will carry into the 2023-2024 season this upcoming spring, possessing the experience, knowledge, and leadership to achieve future successes on the field. 

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  • Michael Gervis 

    Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach


With more than 90% of this year’s Softball team composed of Sophomores and Juniors, on-field skill building and team comradery were a focus of development for the 2022-2023 season. Senior Annabella Biondo ‘23 acted as a leader for the young team, encouraging them throughout each and every game in her final season as a Panther. Behind strong performances by seasoned players like Fiona Farrell ‘24, Morgane Farrell ‘24, and Sara Sterling ‘25, the team recorded two strong victories over American Christian Academy with double-digit leads by the end of each game. 

Morgane Farrell ‘24 led the team with an overall .445 batting average, going 15-for-33 and scoring 12 runs with 5 RBI for the season. Sara Sterling ‘25 also accrued a .433 batting average with 14 RBI and a home run for the season. With a team batting average of .269 for the season, the Panthers saw a strong increase in offensive production compared to last season.

As the Panthers softball team prepares for the upcoming year, hopeful new recruits and returning veterans will play a pivotal role in the future successes of the team.

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    Deacon Russ Raffay 

    Theological Studies, Social Studies Department, & Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach

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    Greg Yarnall 

    Social Studies Department, Academic Team Leader, Head Varsity Swim Coach

Track and Field

The Panther Track & Field team hurdled many record-setting accomplishments this season with a robust team of athletes across all grade levels. This year’s highlight reel performances came from Isabel Sabnekar ‘26 and Courtney McCough ‘24, both of whom set Academy records in their respective competitions. Isabel Sabnekar first set an Academy record for High Jump with a recorded 4 feet, 4 inches jump. She then broke that same record a week later at the Kinnelon Dual Meet, setting the new Academy record for High Jump at 4 feet, 8 inches. Courtney McCough followed in similar fashion in the Long Jump competition, breaking the Academy record with a 14 foot, 5 inches leap and then surpassing that record with a 15 foot, 1.25 inch jump.

Additional Academy records were broken this season by Courtney McCough in the 100 Meter Hurdle, setting a time of 16.4 seconds, as well as in the 4x100 Relay with Isabel Sabnekar, Courtney McCough, Luciana Guido ‘25, and Emma Cordano ‘26 recording a 56.48 second time. 

New opportunities have been provided for our girls to compete and hone their skills, such as crossing state lines into New York for the 37th Annual Crusaders Relay at Monroe-Woodbury High School. These incredible feats are paving the way for another record-breaking 2023-2024 season for the Track & Field team.

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  • Samantha Villanueva 

    Head Track & Field Coach


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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