Country Day concluded its fall athletics season last week, bringing home a number of team and individual honors. Here is a recap of what the Bucs accomplished on the fields, courts, and courses this fall:
- Cheerleading placed five student-athletes on the CISAA All-Conference Team: Destiny Shembo, Medine Sekeza, Rachel Gardner, Olivia Less, and MC Jeffries.
- Boys' Cross Country finished 5th and the Girls' Cross Country finished 14th at the NCISAA state meet. Ajani Williams, Benjamin Whetstone, William Harris, Daniel Tierney, and Ellie McIntyre earned All-Conference honors.
- Football finished as the runner up in the Division 2 state playoffs. Connor Fewin, Rylan McLaurin, Triston Miller, Tim Newman, Will Payne, Broadus Roberson, Thomas Shields, and Jack Stajos earned All-Conference honors; McLaurin and Miller were named All-State.
- Field Hockey reached the state semifinals before falling to Providence Day, 1-0. Lilly Whitman, Katie So, Lawson Park, Caroline Jones, Lyle Roddey, and Carolyn Blackman made the All-Conference team; Whitman, So, and Park were also named All-State.
- Girls' Golf narrowly missed qualifying for the state tournament as a team; juniors Michelle Harn and Aish Sharma qualified individually and finished 15th and 29th, respectively. Both Harn and Sharma were All-Conference.
- Boys' Soccer reached the state semifinals before falling to eventual state champion Wesleyan Christian, 4-1. Stuart Windell, Patrick Dellinger, Walker Gillespie, Richard Gillespie, Connor McPhilliamy, and Tom Traccanella were named to the All-Conference team, with Windell taking home Conference Player of the Year honors. Windell and Dellinger were also named to the All-State team.
- Girls' Tennis reached the state quarterfinals before falling to Covenant Day, 5-2. All-Conference honors went to Kendall Addison and Parker Shelton, and Addison added an All-State nod.
- Volleyball returned to the state tournament for the first time since 2014 and reached the semifinal round before losing to eventual state champion North Raleigh Christian in three sets. Zoe Weatherington, Braden Nash, and Caroline Kosmicki were All-Conference, and Weatherington was all All-State honoree.
“We're proud of our student-athletes and coaches for the hard work they've put in this fall and for the results that have come from that work. Having so many of our teams earn such high finishes at the state level is a testament to the consistency and overall strength of our program.”
--Abe Wehmiller, Director of Athletics