Fall For Sports

Fall For Sports
Fall For Sports

The season was marked by stand-out performances from girls’ tennis and boys’ soccer.

Tennis

The autumn season was a spectacular one for girls’ varsity tennis. With an unblemished 14-0 record, the team not only secured the Independent School League (ISL) AA division regular season title, but it also clinched the championship banner in the league tournament. Currently, the teams holds the No. 2 ranking among high school girls’ teams in the nation, according to Universal Tennis.

Cross-Country

The Sidwell cross-country boys’ and girls’ squads enjoyed an exciting championship season. Following their impressive performances in several multi-state races, both teams entered their league and state championships with confidence. At the Paul Short Invitational, the girls’ team finished 5th in a 38-team field, while the boys’ team finished 10th. At the DC State Championships, the dynamic was reversed, with the boys finishing 5th in the 5,000-meter event and the girls coming in at 7th.

Golf

In varsity golf, the Sidwell Friends finished the season strong, with a 3rd place result in the MAC tournament in October.

Football

The varsity football team ushered in a new era under the leadership of Jamar Chichester ’09. It was a rebuilding year for the Quakers, who finished 5-3 playing a non-conference schedule. The highlight of the season was a 42-0 victory on Homecoming weekend.

Soccer

The boys’ varsity soccer team had an impressive run, remaining unbeaten for eight consecutive games. The team’s standout victories against Maret and Georgetown Day were highlights of the season. The Quakers entered the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC) with the highest number of goals in the league and won the conference championship with a 5-2 win over rival Potomac, one of the few teams that bested Sidwell Friends in the regular season.

The girls’ varsity soccer team finished third in the ISL and made it to the semi-finals in the District of Columbia State Athletic Association playoffs, losing to eventual winner Georgetown Visitation.

Field Hockey

Anchored by a core of underclassman and led by seven seniors, the field hockey team finished the regular season 8th in the Independent School League. They competed in hard-fought games, including a 2-1 loss to undefeated league-winner Stone Ridge to start the season, and ended with a thrilling game against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, scoring in the final two minutes to win the game.  The team undeniably had a major year of growth and development that they hope to continue into next year.

Volleyball

With veteran leadership from eight seniors, the varsity volleyball team finished the regular season 6-8, but still ranked third in the ISL division. The ranking marked significant improvement from the 2022 season, despite some disappointing losses. Ultimately, the team fought a tough schedule and avenged last year’s play-off defeat in a 3-2 win over Maret.

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