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Field Hockey over Baldwin
9/17/2014

The field hockey team had an impressive 4-1 win against their neighborhood rivals, Baldwin on Tuesday September 16th.

Seniors Anna Scutt and Madison Tucker did a great job in the midfield for the Gators, but it was Olivia Sobel who stole the show. Sobel, a talented forward, scored three goals to earn herself a hat trick and was the beneficiary of assists from Ashleigh Gundy and Demi Karalis.

Shipley will play their next game at home on Monday September 22nd against Delaware County Christian at 3:45PM. 


Boys Soccer Beats Rival, Haverford School
9/17/2014

The Gators hosted Main Line rival (#9 Nationally Ranked & # 1 Ranked in The Inquirer) Haverford School on Tuesday, September 9, in a tough non-league matchup at Shipley’s Farm Fields in Gladwyne.  

It was a game of two halves as Haverford started the game at a very high tempo and did not give Shipley time to control the game for the first twenty minutes.  Haverford junior Conor Gregory had the best chance of the first half when he got through on goal after a Haverford counter attack but Gators Goalkeeper, Ben Tirjan made a great diving save on the breakaway and held the ball.  The half ended with a score of 0-0.

Shipley came out with a little more urgency and dictated a lot of the play in the early stages of the second half.  In the 60th minute senior midfielder Conor Higgins intercepted a pass and with his second touch released his brother Ronan Higgins into the Haverford defending third where the freshman deposited the ball into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead and his first ever Shipley goal.  

Haverford threw everything they could at the Gators in the late stages of the match but Shipley got the win 1-0.  Shipley's Junior Goalkeeper, Ben Tirjan had 4 saves for the shutout.   


US Fall Previews
9/17/2014

The field hockey team brings an experienced core to the field in 2014 and is looking forward to a strong season. First year head coach, Maggie Gilligan, will be looking to build on a solid Friends League performance that saw the Gators finish 4-3 in league play last season.

Gilligan will be supported by a senior captain in every department while pursuing this goal. In defense, Madison Tucker will look to anchor the team defensively and trigger counterattacks. The attacking group, led by Demi Karalis, will look to put teams under constant pressure, and Karalis alongside junior forward Talia Rosoff, will be looking to light up the scoreboard. Anna Scutt is the captain in the midfield and will have plenty of help from the junior duo of Sage Edelstein and Whitney Harris.

The Gators have already gotten off to a good start going 2-0 in the preseason with a goal differential of +12. They will open their season against Archbishop Prendergast on September 5th at 4pm.

The girls’ tennis team is looking to get back to the Friends League title match and bring home the trophy this year. In his seventh year in charge, Shannon Hazell, will have a very talented team looking to better their 8-5 record from last year.

Despite graduating five players from last year’s Friends League finalists, the Gators have a strong core returning. Highlighted on the singles side by Jill Nehrbas, Britt Lovett, and senior captain Rachael Grobman, the Gators will be a hard team to matchup to in the first through third singles spots. Senior captain Sophie Pilkington and her doubles partner McKinley Lovett will be the first doubles team and Jordan Gottlieb and Elizabeth Menkowitz will be their support in the second doubles spot.

The Gators will open their season at home against Baldwin on September 5th at The Shipley School.

The girls’ soccer team will be looking to attack their way back into contention for the Friends League Title in the 2014 season. First year head coach, Dakota Carroll, a former stand-out attacking player for both the Gators and then for St. Bonaventure’s University, is looking to bring a possession-based attacking style to Shipley.

All Friends League First Team striker and junior captain, Hope Roehrs, will lead the attacking group. Sophomore winger, Juelle Love, will be there to support Roehrs and is set for a breakout season herself.

That is not to say that Shipley is all attack. Junior captain, Christina Piasecki, will be in charge of organizing a hard-working and disciplined defensive unit.

In addition to the returning players, Shipley has their most talented incoming freshman class in years that should provide depth and an ability to keep the ball that had been lacking in recent years.

The Gators are looking to be a significant threat when their season starts on September 5th, at home against Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

The boys’ soccer team is looking to repeat as Friends League Champions in the 2014 season. Head Coach, Thom Schauerman, is returning seventeen players from the championship campaign, and although there have been significant losses to graduation, there is a talented new group to try and replace them.

Boasting a deep and versatile roster, the Gators will be able to adapt to any style of game, but more importantly will be able to dictate terms to their opponent. With a senior class featuring Konrad Bulanowski, Conor Higgins, Ian Hamilton, and Trey Webster, the Gators are packed with experience and leadership. When you add in the very talented junior class featuring, Joe Bradley, Michael Burns, Josh Liss, Wyatt Page, and newcomer Owain Thorogood, Shipley looks ready to compete not only at the league level but also to push further in the state tournament. There is so much depth in the team; there are even two very capable starting goalkeepers in juniors Ben Tirjan and Jake Trachtenberg.

The Gators have already drawn two powerhouses of the Northeast, Chaminade of Long Island and Pennington from New Jersey, early in the season and look forward to the start of their local season playing Episcopal Academy at home on September 6th.

The boys' and girls' crew teams are looking forward to the upcoming fall season. Following on the heels of a strong showing at the National Championships in the spring, both teams are poised for great results in this season's head races. This year, the team will be led by captains Campbell Taylor, Anisa Iqbal, Amanda Semerjian and Emma Scornavacchi.

This year’s cross country team is looking to improve on last year’s records. The team is excited to have back returning runners: seniors Nathaniel Wheeler, Griffin Brooks, Deondre Jordan, and Zoe Helmers, junior Lucy Connell, and sophomores Gavin Becker, Elizabeth Durham, and Jack Pedersen.

Joining the squad this year are a number of newer runners with great potential including a bunch of freshman boys and a few senior girls.

The team is looking forward to their first tri-meet with Westtown and Germantown Friends School on September 16 at Belmont Plateau. 


Navy Day Regatta
4/7/2014

Sunday, October 12 the crew team returned to the Schuylkill River for the Navy Day Regatta.  It had been a wet and windy few days leading up to the race, nonetheless the crew persevered and was rewarded with beautiful racing weather on Saturday. 

Racing for Shipley began with the Varsity Doubles category.  The guys’ team put out three doubles. Henry Goodhart and Sean Deitrich paired up to race as the “A” boat.  They had an excellent race, coming in 8th of 24 boats.  Jack Ryan and Zack Brida raced as the “B” boat.  The guys had a rough race, battling some rough water and debris, but the guys still had a competitive time, coming in 16th in the event. Bailey Pollack and Harrison Callahan raced as the “C” boat in this event.  This was Bailey’s third race ever, but they have managed to improve on their race times every week.  

The Girls Varsity Double was comprised of sophmores Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione.  They put together a great race against older and more experienced competition and came in 5th place out of 15 boats.

The next event for the boys was the Varsity Four Event.  Harrison Rusk, Doug Ramsey, Vincent Fumo, Sam Brandt, and Micah Salamon had a tough time battling the rough current and crosswinds, coming in 19th

The Girls Varsity Four was comprised of Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and Anisa Iqbal.  They had an awesome race with a 4th place finish out of 30 boats in the event, including local competition Baldwin, Harriton, Radnor, Mt. St. Joe’s and Merion Mercy.

The boys and girls Varsity Quads finished out the day. In the boys’ quad, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, Davis Grubman and Chase Shamlian raced an awesome race, coming in third place! 

The girls’ quad, with Regina Sterge, Addison Leavy, Katie McCauley, and Alexa Gordon had a great race as well, with a strong 6th place out of 18 boats in the event. 

The team was overall satisfied with their results, as it was a competitive regatta with a lot of new crews to face. The team is feeling pumped up and is looking forward to a few more hard weeks of training before the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta at the end of the month!


Brooks Named Athlete of the Week
4/7/2014

Friday, October 11 Griffin Brooks was named Main Line Media News Athlete of the Week. Read Full Story Here


Head of the Christina
4/7/2014

Sunday, October 6 the crew team traveled to Wilmington, DE to compete at the Head of the Christina regatta.  The team took an opportunity to try out some different boats and lineups and it was an overall success.

The boys started out the day in the Varsity Four event.  This was a new lineup for the guys, comprised of Harrison Rusk, Jack Ryan, Zack Brida, Harrison Callahan and Vincent Fumo, who made his coxing debut. The guys had a tough race against some intense competition, ending up in the second half of the pack.

The Girls Varsity Four was next, with Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi, and Jill Davis.  They had a very successful race, passing several boats and placing 5th out of 18 boats.

The biggest event of the day for Shipley was the Boys and Girls Doubles event, with a total of 7 boats entered. On the guys’ side, Will Verdeur and Chase Shamlian had a great race, coming in 3rd place. Henry Goodhart and Sean Deitrich raced together, coming in 6th place. Bailey Pollack and coxswain turned sculler Micah Salamon finished 11th overall.  Last, but not least, Vincent Fumo joined up with a rower from Monsignor Bonner to compete in a mixed Shipley/Bonner double with a solid 10th place finish.

The girls entered 3 doubles in this category.  The highlight of the day was sophomores Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione winning gold in the event with a 14 second margin.  Regina Sterge and Addison Leavy teamed up in another double with a strong 4th place finish. Justbehind them was newcomer Katie McCauley and coxswain Anisa Iqbal with a close 5th place finish.

 The rest of the Shipley guys teamed up with rowers from Bonner to race in a mixed Bonner/Shipley Junior Varsity Eight.  Shipley was represented by Campbell Taylor, Davis Grubman, Doug Ramsey, Sam Brandt and coxswain Micah Salamon.   Even though they only had two practices together, they had a great race and ended up in 7th place. 


Kings Head Regatta
4/7/2014

On Sunday, September 28, the crew team had their first regatta of the season. The team travelled to The Kings Head Regatta in Bridgeport to compete on a different stretch of the Schuylkill River.  

The team started out the day with junior Davis Grubman competing in the varsity single.  He had a strong race overall, although he struggled with some steering issues along the way.  He ended up coming in 5th with an excellent time for only having been in the single a few times. 

Next up was the varsity boys' quad, with Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, Henry Goodhart and Chase Shamlian.  They had a phenomenal first race, winning silver medals in the event with a time just three seconds shy of first place and edging out the Haverford School.

The girls began their day with novices Giulia Acchione and Katrina Moore in the girls' varsity double.  The girls raced together last spring and seem to be continuing their success, coming in 4th place out of 16 boats. 

The girls' varsity four was next to compete, with Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and coxswain Jill Davis.  They had a great race with a close 4th place finish against some very tough competition. 

The boys' junior varsity four was the following race, with Harrison Rusk, Doug Ramsey, Vincent Fumo, Sam Brandt, and coxswain Micah Salamon.  They brought home a first place medal beating their rivals from last year, Haverford, by tenths of a second! 

The boys finished out their day with Harrison Callahan and Bailey Pollack competing in the varsity double.  The guys had a very good first race even though Harrison is new to sculling this season and Bailey is new to crew, joining the team just a few weeks ago.

To finish off the day, the girls' varsity quad, comprised of Regina Sterge, Addison Leavy, Alexa Gordon, and Anisa Iqbal, raced to a solid 4th place finish. 

It was a successful day for the team and their first chance to see how they stack up against their competition. The team was able to see some great payoff to all of the hours of work and travel they have been putting in.  They are looking forward to next Sunday when they compete at the Head of the Christina Regatta in Delaware.


Boys' Soccer over League Rival, Moorestown Friends
4/7/2014

The boys' soccer team (5-1-1, 2-0 FSL) traveled to New Jersey to take on Moorestown Friends School on Friday, September 27.  The two teams had the same record going into the match of 4 - 1- 1.  After some nice possession play by Shipley, Moorestown was very quick on the counter attack and looked the more dangerous side as Shipley's movements only amounted to a few early wide shots that missed the target.  Moorestown looked organized and very clinical on their set pieces.  

After a very back and forth opening thirty minutes, the Gators finally got on the board with a clinical finish from junior striker Konrad Bulanowski.   The ball was played across the right side of the field where sophomore Josh Liss took a touch and whipped the ball across, which found its way over the Moorestown backline and Bulanowski took it on the full volley to give the visitors the lead.  Moorestown tried to strike back when they got a long throw and it found the head of the Moorestown striker and just as it was headed into the lower corner, sophomore goalkeeper Ben Tirjan scrambled across and made the diving save.  The half ended and Shipley was up 1-0. 

In the second half, Shipley got on the board again in the 55th minute to go up 2-0 when Bulanowski fired home a ball from close range off of a throw in.  Bulanoskwi was outnumbered around the ball but managed to get his foot on it to convert the half chance into his second goal of the afternoon.  Just minutes later as the Gators mounted more pressure they were able to convert a third goal off of a throw in from freshman striker Austin Wylie.  The ball was thorn into the near post where senior captain defender Dan Leone made his well timed run and headed the ball past the onrushing Moorestown goalkeeper to make it 3-0 for the visiting team. 


Girls' Tennis Beats Penn Charter
4/7/2014

On Thursday, September 26, the girls' tennis team beat Penn Charter by a score of 5-2. This was a great win on the road for The Gators.

The Gators singles players were dominant and the doubles teams, despite missing Nikki Slap at 1st doubles, came through with two big wins at 3rd and 4th doubles. The doubles pairs are starting to come together despite the number of changes this season. Coach Hazell feels that "the team is going to peak at the right time as we gain match play and confidence."

Individual scores were: 

#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-2, 6-0)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-3, 6-0)
#3 Singles Rachael Grobman won 2-1 {6-7 (4-7), 5-5, ret inj}

#1 Doubles McKinley Lovett & Sophie Pilkington lost 0-2 (4-6, 4-6)
#2 Doubles Nikki Slap & Julie Svigals lost 0-2 (2-6, 1-6)


Field Hockey Edged by Prendie in a Thriller
4/7/2014

In a fiercely contested high quality game on Thursday, September 26, the field hockey team lost to Prendie, by a score of 4-5, after fighting back from a three-goal deficit, but fell just short at the final whistle. 

The indomitable sophomore Whitney Harris scored twice for the Gators in the first half ably assisted by junior Demi Karalis. Excellent defensive work from juniors Madison Tucker and Anna Scutt along with sophomore Sage Edelstein as well as agile goal keeping from senior Hayley Silva saw the first half finish 2-2. 

Prendie exploded into action early in the second half scoring three goals in eight minutes. Shipley fought back valiantly through a third goal corner scored by Harris following another clever assist from Tucker. A late goal from freshman Olivia Sobel assisted by fellow freshman Talia Rosoff made it 4-5 with three minutes to go. However, with Shipley pressing desperately to tie the game, they ran out of time, and Prendie took the victory with a 4-5 score-line.

Julia Greig ‘14 


Girls' Tennis Over Academy of Notre Dame
9/13/2013

The girls’ tennis team beat Academy of Notre Dame in their season opener on Tuesday, September 10.

#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-3, 7-5)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#3 Singles McKinley Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)

#1 Doubles Rachael Grobman & Sophie Pilkington lost 1-2 (4-6, 6-3, 6-10)
#2 Doubles Elizabeth Menkowitz & Sophia Korfmann lost 0-2 (1-6, 4-6)


Chris Nowinski shares with Shipley audience importance of concussion injuries
9/10/2013

Chris Nowinski, author of "Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis," spoke to administrators, coaches, parents and athletes about the dangers of head injuries. 
Read the full Main Line Media News Article


Boys Varsity Quad Take Bronze in Scholastic Rowing Association of America's National Championship Regatta
5/28/2013

On Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, the Shipley crew team sent two boats to the Scholastic Rowing Association’s National Championship regatta on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ.

The girls’ team sent their Junior Four with Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi, and Anisa Iqbal. On Friday morning in the heats, they fought through the high winds and choppy water, coming in second and moving forward to the semifinals on Saturday morning. Once again, the girls faced wind, rain, and chop and once again they showed their skill and determination. It was an incredible race for the girls with a very tense finish. The girls made it into the final by tenths of a second! In the finals, the girls had a great race and edged out rivals that had been beating them all season long, but just narrowly missed medaling, coming in with a fourth place finish.

The boys’ team sent their Varsity Quad to compete. This boat included Greg Daodourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, and Max Reiser. The boys had an afternoon semifinal on Friday, where they managed a solid third place finish, which secured them a spot in the final. These guys really came together as they have all season and put on a great performance, racing against some season rivals and beating out some strong competition. They had a terrific sprint and ended up in third with a bronze medal!

This was a very exciting weekend for Shipley crew and we are proud of all the kids who raced and represented Shipley.


Squash News – Shipley Squash @ Drexel U…… New this Winter!!!!
5/23/2013

The Shipley School is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Drexel University’s Squash program this winter for practice and match play.

Both Middle and Upper School girls and boys players will have the opportunity to practice and play matches at Drexel’s new Squash court facility. Also the Drexel coaching staff will be helping coach our players throughout the season.

The “Drexel Dragons” team is led by former World #1 Squash Player, John White, who was arguably one of the most entertaining players of all time and was the hardest hitter of a squash ball. 

Drexel will also be the host again of “The US Open Squash Competition” where the world’s best Men and Women will come to play for the US Open Trophy in October.

We are excited about this new opportunity and will keep you abreast of developments and schedules.

For more information on Drexel's Squash program and their facilities visit:

Men's - http://www.drexeldragons.com/index.aspx?path=msq

Women's - http://www.drexeldragons.com/index.aspx?path=wsq


Boys’ Tennis Individual Tournament
5/22/2013

The boys’ tennis players competed in the FSL individual tournament on Saturday, May 18 at Westtown School. This was another good day for boys’ tennis.

#1 Singles, Connor Gundersen had a bye in the first round and then went on to win his semi-final match against Westtown by a score of 2-0 (6-3, 6-1) advancing him to the final on Tuesday, May 21 at AFS.

#2 Singles, Nat Fry also had a bye in the first round. His match in the semi-final against George School, was much closer but he pulled out a 2-0 (6-4, 6-4) win advancing him to the final on Tuesday, May 21 at AFS.

#3 Singles, Eddie McCann had a tough first round against a George School player. He struggled to find any sort of rhythm against his opponent who simply retrieved everything. Eddie lost the first set 7-5 and then got going in the second set and won 6-1. With the match tied, they played a 10 point tie breaker and Eddie got behind 5-0 to start and never regained his confidence or rhythm from there on and lost the tie breaker 10-3.

#1 Doubles, Cole Edelstein & Will McKenna had a nice win in the first round against a George School pair. As is fairly normal for them, they started slowly but got going mid way through the first set. They won this match 2-0 (6-4, 6-2). Then in the semi final, once again they made a slow start against a Westtown team, but came back strong. They lost the first set 7- 5 and got to 6 all in the second set only to lose in a close fought battle by 8- 6 in the tiebreaker.

#2 Doubles, Hunter Cummin and Julian Lurie also had a bye in the first round. The boys made a fast start in their match against a George School pair. They took the first set 6- 1. Then they over relaxed and got down in the second set but made a great come back to pull out the match with a 7- 5 second set and advanced to the final on Tuesday, May 21 at AFS.

Unfortunately our #2 doubles were unable to play, but #1 Singles Conor Gundersen and #2 Singles Nat Fry traveled to Abington Friends School on Tuesday, May 22 and played well but lost in the final.


Stotesbury Regatta; Girls Junior Four Gets Bronze
5/21/2013

The crew team attended the Stotesbury Regatta this past weekend. This regatta is the largest high school regatta in the world, hosting over 400 teams from multiple countries. The day began with time trials in which each boat had to qualify in the top 12-18 boats in order to move forward to the semifinals on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

The Boy’s Freshman Eight event was raced with Micah Salamon, Harrison Rusk, Vincent Fumo, Daniel Brennan, Doug Ramsey, Harrison Callahan, Benjamin Kimmel, Adam Gordon and Max Keiser as coxswain. The boys had a tough event of 45 boats and were unable to advance.

Up next, freshmen Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione competed in the Junior Varsity Double event against a lot of more experienced boats. The girls had a competitive time trial and managed to advance to the semi-finals.

The Boys Junior Varsity Double was the next time trial of the morning. Davis Grubman and Sam Brandt came together and had a very competitive time out of 27 boats. They had a great race and came off the water feeling good. Unfortunately they were unable to advance to the semi-finals.

The Girls Junior Four comprised of Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and Anisa Iqbal finished 5th overall in the time trial which was comprised of 62 boats. A few hours later, they raced in the semifinal against their big rival Prendie, beating them and making it to the final the next day. The girls got some good rest Friday night and came back ready to go on Saturday afternoon to compete in the finals. It was a very tight race with everyone fighting all the way to the finish. The Shipley girls had a great race and took home a bronze medal for their efforts.

The Boys Junior Quad with Sean Dietrich, Chase Shamlian, Jack Ryan and Henry Goodhart secured a spot in Saturday morning’s semifinal event. They had a fast and strong race in the semis but were not able to make it into the final.

Regina Sterge, Zoe Helmers, Sarah Clothier, and Jill Davis competed in the Girls Junior Quad event. They did well in the time trial and also made it into the semifinal which was held Saturday morning. They had one of their best races of the season in the semis, but in the end they just missed making it to finals.

Senior girls Meredith Mason and Linna Li raced in the Senior Double event. Linna had been out most of the season with an injury, and the girls hadn’t been in the boat together for more than 2 weeks this season. They did not let this slow them down and had a competitive time trial, just narrowly missing out on the semifinals.

The Boys Senior Quad, with seniors Greg Dadourian and Max Reisser, as well as Will Verdeur and Campbell Taylor, advanced to the semifinal and took 2nd place on Saturday morning. That afternoon, in the finals, the boys had a very competitive race and got 4th, just narrowly missing out on third place.


Boys’ Lacrosse Wins Fifth Straight FSL Title
5/21/2013

On Friday, May 17, the boys’ lacrosse team (9-10, 7-0 FSL) won the 2013 Friends Schools League Championship, beating Westtown School by a score of 9-5.

The boys’ team finished the season unbeaten in league. This is their fifth consecutive title with a record of 35-0 in league.

The Gators outshot Westtown taking 44 shots, but it took until the second half and freshman Ian Walsh in the goal making two point blank saves and Chris Verdeur on LSM stepping up with a huge transition goal to open the game up.

The solid defense David Wolfson, Nick Piasecki, Nick Gonzalez, Rob Cucuel, Jon Messerschmidt and Christian Whyte along with Verdeur let the offense take their time to find the net. Eric Lee and Keagan Farr along with Whyte on face-offs kept the ball on the offensive side of the field for the Gators.

Contributing to the attack were seniors Cory Rayfield (4g) and Andrew Wofford (3a), sophomores Chris Verdeur (2g) and Keagan Farr (1g) and freshman Tate Gallagher (2g, 2a).

Walsh had 15 saves in the victory. Verdeur had eight ground balls and four takeaways and Wolfson had six groundballs and four takeaways.


Boys’ Lacrosse to Advance FSL Championship
5/21/2013

On Tuesday, May 14 the boys’ lacrosse team 8-10 (6-0 FSL) beat Moorestown Friends in a Friends Schools League semi-final contest by a score of 19-7.

The boys improved to 6-0 in FSL play, and advance to the FSL Championship for the 6th year in a row. The boys will take on Westtown at 4pm on Friday, on the Main Campus turf fields with hopes of capturing their 5th straight FSL title.

Great defense after a slow start backed by solid goaltending by Ian Walsh who came up with six saves, combined with a high scoring offense made this a great team effort. Sophomores David Wolfson and Chris Verdeur each picked up five ground balls and junior Rob Cucuel picked up three.

The offense was led by senior captain Andrew Wofford with six goals and one assist for seven points. Also scoring for the Gators were senior captains James Lee (3g) and Cory Rayfield (1g, 1a), junior Eric Lee (1g), sophomores Ethan Bradlow (1g), Keagan Farr (1g) and Chris Verdeur (1a) and freshman Tate Gallagher (3g, 2a) and Drew Silvera (3g).


Boys’ Tennis Advances to Championship
5/21/2013

The boys’ tennis team beat Germantown Friends School on Tuesday, May 14 by a score of 3-2 to advance to the FSL Championship match Thursday, May 16.

This was a great match which went down to the wire again and the result was almost identical to the regular season match versus GFS. 

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 (6-1, 6-2)
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (6-3, 6-0)
#3 Singles Eddie McCann lost 1-2 {7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 3-10)

#1 Doubles Will McKenna & Cole Edelstein lost 0-2 (2-6, 4-6)
#2 Doubles Julian Lurie & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-4, 6-2)


Crew Brings Home Three Medals
5/21/2013

The crew team was excited for the Philadelphia City Championships this past Sunday on the Schuylkill River. This is a big race for the team and always an exciting event.

The day started out with time trials, where crews raced against the clock to qualify for the afternoon finals. The Novice Girls Double with Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione started out the day with the fastest time in their time trial, securing the top lane for the afternoon final.

Up next was the Boys Novice Four with Daniel Brennan, Doug Ramsey, Harrison Rusk, Luke Tortella, and Micah Salamon. The guys came in second, also securing a good spot for the afternoon. The Boys Freshman Four had Benjamin Kimmel, Vincent Fumo, Harrison Callahan, Adam Gordon and Max Keiser. The guys had a good race, but were unable to make it into the final. The guys continued the morning when Sam Brandt and Jack Ryan competed in the Junior Varsity Double. The guys put up a strong fight, but were unable to make it out of the time trial.

The Girls Junior Four was up next with Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and Alexa Gordon as their interim coxswain for the day. The girls had a good race and came in 4th in their time trial out of 22 boats. Regina Sterge, Zoe Helmers, Sarah Clothier, and Jill Davis competed in the girls Junior Varsity Quad with a 7th place finish, missing out on 6th place by a really tight margin. It was a tough time trial and the girls had a strong race and a stellar sprint.

Meredith Mason and Linna Li, who had been out for most of the season with an injury, came back after just a few days of practice and the girls ended in 11th place with a respectable time. Last up for the morning time trials was the Varsity Boys Quad, comprised of Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, and Max Reisser. They got 5th place, earning them a spot for the final.

The Girls Novice Double had an exciting final. They fought it out to the finish line and finished second with just 1 second between them and first place. The girls landed a silver medal and were awarded on the medals dock. The Novice Girls Four did not race in the morning time trial, due to only six boats entering in that event. Addison Leavy, Amanda Henry, Leah Kramer, Alexa Gordon and Amy Danoff had a tough race and it was a fight to the finish. The girls ended in 5th place with all the boats within seconds of one another.

The Boys Novice Four had another exciting race, fighting with one of their rival boats. The guys pushed it out, winning a silver medal for their event. The Girls Junior Four landed in a solid 4th place in the final with a strong start and a good fight. Our Boys Junior Quad had another tough race with some serious competition, but they did an awesome job coming in 5th. Last up for the day was the Boys Varsity Quad in one of the toughest events. These guys did a phenomenal job winning a bronze medal for the day.

It was a long and eventful day for the team, there was a lot of good racing and it was also a chance to celebrate our seniors and captains on the team with flowers, posters and presents.


Girls’ Lacrosse Improves League Record
5/21/2013

The girls' lacrosse team (5-8, 5-2 FSL) traveled to Westtown on Friday, May 3 to play their last regular season league game. They brought home a 19-9 victory over Westtown putting them in 3rd place in the league going into playoffs. 

The Gators were once again grounded by their sophomore goalie Alli Kothari, who turned away 20 shots in the victory. Scoring was lead by senior captain Sophie Katz with nine goals and three assists for twelve points. Also adding to the scoring column were senior captain Carlie Ladda (4g, 1a), sophomores Madison Tucker (3g, 3a) and Demi Karalis (2g, 3a) and freshman Avery Yecies (1g). 

The girls look forward to celebrating senior day on Wednesday, May 8 vs. Lawrenceville with their last home game of the season. 


Boys’ Lacrosse Undefeated in League
5/21/2013

The boys’ lacrosse team (6-7, 5-0 FSL) beat Moorestown Friends on Friday, May 3 by a score of 18-6.

After a slow start and tough first half with the score going back and forth with ties, the Gators pulled ahead and outscored MFS 11-1 in the second half after regrouping at halftime to focus on the win.

The defense stepped up in the second half and the offense was able to take their time to the next level and get some nice goals. Groundballs were picked up by sophomores Chris Verdeur (7) and David Wolfson (3), senior Cory Rayfield (5) and freshman Drew Silvera (3).

Leading the attack were freshman Tate Gallagher (4g, 4a) and seniors Andrew Wofford (3g, 3a) and Cory Rayfield (4g, 1a). Also adding to the offense were freshmen Drew Silvera (2g) and Nick Ragaglia (1g), junior Eric Lee (1g, 1a) and sophomore Keagan Farr (1g).

In goal, freshman goalie Ian Walsh turned away 13 shots in the victory!


Boys’ Tennis Convincing Victory of Barrack
5/21/2013

Boys’ Tennis (5-2, 4-0 FSL) played Barrack Hebrew on May 1 and came home with a 5-0 victory.

Despite the score line there was some very competitive tennis. The only match that was a runaway was at 2nd doubles where Shipley was far stronger than the opponent.

Individual Scores were:
#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#3 Singles Eddie McCann won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0) 

#1 Doubles Will McKenna & Cole Edelstein won 2-0 (7-5, 6-1)
#2 Doubles Julian Lurie & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)


Boys’ Tennis Win a Close One Over GFS
5/21/2013

On Tuesday, April 30, the boys’ tennis team beat Germantown Friends School by a score of 3-2.

This was a great match that could have gone either way. GFS started out going 2 up by winning the 3rd singles and 1st doubles. Then Shipley pulled out the 2nd doubles quickly followed by the 2nd singles.

The match was then down to the first singles. This match was very close with Connor Gundersen winning the first set in a tie breaker. Gundersen then seemed to have broken his opponent’s spirit and went up 5 – 1 in the second set. Gundersen was serving for the match but his opponent was not to give up. Gundersen ultimately closed the match in two sets.

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 {7-6 (8-6), 6-2}
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (6-3, 6-3)
#3 Singles Eddie McCann lost 0-2 (0-6, 3-6)
 
#1 Doubles Will McKenna & Cole Edelstein lost 0-2 (5-7, 5-7)
#2 Doubles Julian Lurie & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 {6-3, 7-6 (7-1)}


Boys’ Lacrosse over FCS
5/21/2013

On Tuesday, April 30 the boys’ lacrosse team (5-7, 4-0 FSL) beat league rival, Friends’ Central by a score of 15-2.

There were 11 different Gators contributing to the offense and the defense only allowed three shots. Sophomore Chris Verdeur and junior Eric Lee each picked up six groundballs.

Scoring for the attack were seniors Andrew Wofford (3g), Cory Rayfield (1g, 2a) and James Lee (1g, 2a), juniors Eric Lee (2g) and Jon Messerschmidt (1g), sophomores David Wolfson (1g), Josh Kline (1g) Ben Ynocencio (1g) and Ethan Bradlow (1g, 1a), and freshmen Drew Silvera (2g) and Tate Gallagher (1g).


Girls' Beat League Opponent, Moorestown Friends School
5/21/2013

The girls’ lacrosse team (4-7, 4-2 FSL) traveled to New Jersey to play Moorestown Friends School in a league match up on Tuesday, April 30. The Gators jumped out to 4-1 lead in the first 10 minutes and never looked back. Shipley was up 9-4 at halftime and ended the game with a 15-8 victory. 

Scoring for the Gators were senior captains Sophie Katz (5 goals, 2 assists) and Carlie Ladda (3 goals, 2 assists), sophomore Madison Tucker (4  goals, 2 assists) and sophomores Demi Karalis and Anna Scutt and freshman Christina Piasecki each adding one goal. 

The game was really won on the defensive end of the field with sophomore goalie Alli Kothari turning away 15 shots (65%) and coming up with four interceptions. She was supported by a primarily young defensive unit of freshmen Emily Talluto, Whitney Harris, Hope Roehrs, Christina Piasecki, Sophia Korfmann, sophomores Anna Scutt and Madison Tucker, junior Hayley Silva and senior Sophie Katz.


Golf Top AFS
5/21/2013

The golf team competed against league opponent, Abington Friends, on Monday, April 29 and came home victorious by a score of 192-198.

Individual scores were: Blake Kurtzman (46), Jimmy Unger (48), Bradley Hilzinger (49) and Hunter Vander Zwaag (49).


5th Manny Flick Race
4/24/2013

It was a beautiful day for racing on the Schuylkill this Sunday, April 21, and the crew team had a great day of racing at the 5th and final Manny Flick race of the season. The day started out with the boys and ended with the girls in the afternoon. This race had several events run in the style of a fall head race where the crews are sent off 15 seconds apart and have to race the clock to win.

The Varsity boys quad started out the day Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor and Max Reisser had a tough flight pulling a time well under five minutes but still ending up in 5th place this was a very competitive event and the guys had a really great race.

Up next was the Novice boys eight event, which was run in head race style and was new to all the novices who raced. Benjamin Kimmel, Vincent Fumo, Daniel Brennan, Doug Ramsey, Harrison Rusk, Harrison Callahan, Max Keiser, and Luke Tortella coxed by Micah Salamon had a great race as well, it was late comer Max’s first ever race and the guys were 14th staying in the middle of the pack.

The guys wrapped up the morning with the Junior Varsity quad Chase Shamlian, Jack Ryan, Zach Brida, and Sam Brandt did an impressive job coming in 3rd place having raced in a lineup they had never practiced before these guys really came together.

The girls began the afternoon with the novice double Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione raced to a near photo finish coming in 2nd placed by two seconds.

The novice girls four had Addison Leavy, Amanda Henry, Leah Kramer, and Elizabeth Solin coxed by Amy Danoff, these girls worked hard all week in a new lineup and came in 6th place out of 15 crews.

The Junior Varsity girls were up next, Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and Anisa Iqbal plowed down the course in a tight finish coming in 3rd with the top four boats within four seconds of each other.

The Junior Varsity quad was the last to race for Shipley, Regina Sterge, Jill Davis, Sarah Clothier and Zoe Helmers fought to the end having a rough start, pushed through and came in 12th.

The team is excited to head to the Cooper River next weekend for the Cooper Cup Regatta.


Boys’ Lacrosse 2-0 in FSL Play
4/24/2013

The boys’ lacrosse team (3-6, 2-0 FSL) traveled to Academy of the New Church on Tuesday, April 23 for a league contest. Playing the best game of the season so far, the Gators came home with a 12-5 win over host, ANC.

Leading the attack for the Gators were seniors Andrew Wofford (three goals, four assists) and Cory Rayfield (five goals, one assist). Also adding to the attack was freshman Tate Gallagher with two goals and two assists and senior James Lee and sophomore Ethan Bradlow each adding one goal.

Freshman goalie Ian Walsh turned away 13 shots in the victory.  


Girls’ Lacrosse 3-1 in Friends League
4/24/2013

The girls’ lacrosse team (3-5, 3-1 FSL) beat George School by a score of 15-5 on Tuesday, April 23.

After jumping out to an early 4-1 lead in the first five minutes, the Gators never looked back. The offense was led by senior captain Carlie Ladda (three goals, for assists) and sophomore Madison Tucker (four goals, three assists) each with eight points. Senior captain Sophie Katz added four goals and one assist, freshman Jenna Litner had two goals and sophomores Demi Karalis and Pinky Rowe each added a goal.

The defense was a team effort with sophomore goalie Alli Kothari leading with eight saves. The girls look forward to their next league game on Friday, April 26 vs. visiting Germantown Friends School at the Farm Fields in Gladwyne at 4:00pm.


Shipley Baseball Overpowers Friends Select 9-2
4/24/2013

On Saturday, April 20 the baseball team beat visiting Friends Select in a league matchup by a score of 9-2.

Senior Vince Ceriale pitched a complete game, struck out ten and walked zero, as the Gators cruised to a 9-2 victory.  Juniors Jordan Spector and Aiden Lowe and freshman Peter Sobelman all had two hits apiece to lead the team offensively.  Ceriale also hit a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning for the Gators as they jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. 


Boys’ Lacrosse Open League Play with a Win
4/24/2013

On Friday, April 19 the boys’ lacrosse team (2-6, 1-0 FSL) picked up a win to start league play with an 11-5 victory over George School.

Leading the way for the Gators was Cory Rayfield with four goals, Tate Gallagher with two goals, one assist, Andrew Wofford with two goals, Drew Silvera with one goal, one assist, James Lee with one goal, one assist and Eric Lee with one goal.

Keagan Farr battled it out for six groundballs and David Wolfson, Eric Lee and Wofford each had five groundballs. Goalie Ian Walsh had 12 saves in the victory.


Golf Picks up League Win
4/24/2013

On Friday, April 19 the golf team traveled to North Hills Country Club to play league opponent, Abington Friends School. The team came home with their second league win, beating AFS by a score 183-193.

Individual scores were: Blake Kurtzman (41), Jimmy Unger (43), Bradley Hilzinger (49) and Tom Connors (50).


Tennis Beats Friends Select
4/24/2013

On Friday, April 19 the boys’ tennis team beat league opponent Friends Select by a score of 5-0.

This was a fairly comfortable win for the Gators
No one was stretched all that much and the most difficult part was strong winds.
We now face a tough challenge away at friends central on Monday 

#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (6-0, 6-3)
#3 Singles Eddie McCann won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)

#1 Doubles Will McKenna & Cole Edelstein won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#2 Doubles Julian Lurie & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)


Girls’ Lacrosse Picks up Two League Wins
4/24/2013

The girls’ lacrosse team (2-3, 2-0 FSL) picked up two league wins in as many days with victories over Academy of the New Church on Tuesday, April 16 and Abington Friends School on Wednesday, April 17.

Tuesday was a 17-5 win over visiting Academy of the New Church. 

Leading the offense were senior captains Sophie Katz with five goals and five assists and Carlie Ladda with four goals and two assists. Also adding to the offense were sophomore Madison Tucker with two goals and two assists, sophomore Demi Karalis and freshman Jenna Litner with two goals apiece and sophomores Ray Norris and Sophie Pilkington adding one goal each. Norris also added an assist.

With sophomore goalie Alli Kothari’s outstanding 19 saves, the defense was able to keep the opponents to only five goals.

On Wednesday, the girls traveled to Abington Friends School and picked up a 22-10 victory on the road.

Leading the way for the Gators was senior captain Sophie Katz with eight goals and two assists for ten points. Adding three goals apiece were senior Carlie Ladda, sophomore Demi Karalis (also two assists) and freshman Avery Yecies. Sophomore Ray Norris had two goals and one assist and freshman Jenna Litner and sophomores Madison Tucker (three assists) and Sophie Pilkington (one assist) had one goal each.

Sophomore goalie Alli Kothari turned away six shots in the victory.


Boys’ Tennis Beats AFS
4/24/2013

The boys’ tennis team beat league opponent Abington Friends School by a score of 5-0 on Monday, April 15 to give them their first victory of the season.

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 (6-2, 6-2)
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)
#3 Singles Julian Lurie won 2-0 (6-2, 6-2) 

#1 Doubles Eddie McCann & Cole Edelstein won 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)
#2 Doubles Will McKenna & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)


Crew Team Competes in 3rd and 4th Manny Flicks
4/24/2013

The crew team was eager to race after a jam packed spring training trip to Miami. The rowers got in a lot of time on the water and were excited to show what they could do at the 3rd Manny Flick Regatta on the Schuylkill River on Sunday, April 7. The boys raced in the morning and the girls in the afternoon. This was an especially exciting day because it was the first race for all of the novices.

The Novice Boys Eight consisted of Daniel Brennan, Doug Ramsey, Harrison Rusk, Harrison Callahan, Benjamin Kimmel, Vincent Fumo, Luke Tortella, Adam Gordon and coxed by Micah Salamon. They had an exciting and successful first race, finishing in third place.

Up next were Zach Brida and Sam Brandt in a Junior Double. The guys toughed it out against some big competitors, through high winds and choppy waters, to come in 6th place. Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, Henry Goodhart, and Sean Dietrich had an excellent race in the Junior Quad, coming in 1st place! Chase Shamlian and Sam Brandt raced in the Boys Lightweight Double event with a solid 4th place finish. To complete the boys racing, senior Max Reisser competed in the Varsity single, coming in 1st place.

The high winds and rough water continued into the afternoon for the girls’ competitions. The novice girls started out with Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione in the girls Novice Double event, finishing 4th place in a tight race. Amanda Henry, Addison Leavy, Leah Kramer, Alexa Gordon and coxswain Amy Danoff competed in the Girl’s Novice Four event, coming in 1st place with an excellent time!

Next up, Lauren Semerjian, Zoe Helmers, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi and coxswain Anisa Iqbal raced in the Junior Varsity Four coming in 1st place by open water. The Girls Junior Varsity Quad, composed of Regina Sterge, Amanda Semerjian, Emily Armstrong, and Jill Davis had a great race with an incredible sprint moving up from 3rd to nearly tying it up for 1st place.

For the 4th Manny Flick the weather was much nicer and there were signs of spring all around.

The race schedule flipped and the girls raced in the morning, starting out with Katrina Moore and Giulia Acchione who competed in the Novice Double event. The girls had an excellent sprint and came in second place against some very competitive boats.

The girls Novice Four boat had a lot of last minute changes, but showed a lot of maturity in their performance. Addison Leavy, Amanda Henry, Leah Kramer, Elizabeth Solin and Amy Danoff had a rough start to their race, catching two crabs and having someone come off their seat. Despite all of that, the girls fought on and had a great second half of the race coming in fourth.

The girls Junior Four was up next with Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi, and Anisa Iqbal. They had a really great race getting 2nd against a competitive group of boats, with the second fastest time out of all 25 boats in their event, defeating local rivals Episcopal, Agnes Irwin, Harriton and Mt. St. Joe’s.

The Junior Varsity Quad, comprised of Regina Sterge, Emily Armstrong, Sarah Clothier, and Zoe Helmers had a phenomenal race and took 1st place over Agnes Irwin, Notre Dame and Baldwin among others.

The guys picked up racing in the afternoon, starting with the Novice Boys Eight. The guys had an outstanding race, coming in 2nd place despite a rough start. The boat was comprised of Benjamin Kimmel, Vincent Fumo, Daniel Brennan, Doug Ramsey, Harrison Rusk, Harrison Callahan, Luke Tortella, Adam Gordon and Micah Salamon. They finished ahead of local competition Episcopal Academy.

Next up was the boys Junior Varsity Quad with Sean Dietrich, Chase Shamlian, San Brandt and Henry Goodhart coming in 3rd. The boys Varsity Quad, with Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor and Max Reisser got 2nd place ahead of Germantown Academy, Springside Chestnut Hill and Penn Charter.

It was overall a very successful day for the Shipley Crew. The team is looking forward to the 5th and final Manny Flick race next Sunday.


Golf Beats League Opponent, MFS
4/24/2013

On Monday, April 8 the golf team picked up its first win of the season with a 198-244 win over Moorestown Friends School.

Individual scores were: Blake Kurtzman (43), Tommy Connors (49), Bradley Hilzinger (49) and Hunter Vander Zwaag (56).


Spring Sports Previews
4/8/2013

Read the spring season previews

 


MS Winter Sports Awards
3/1/2013

Front Row (L-R) Alanna Miller, Charlotte Cavanaugh-Kerr, Taylor Dumas, Jenna Collazzo, Elizabeth Durham, Natalia Joseph

Middle Row (L-R) Fitz Dougherty , Jasmine Branhan, Sydney Ragaglia, Annabelle Cavanaugh-Kerr, Brooke Robinson, Olivia Sobel, Katie Balun

Back Row (L-R) Darien Pass, Justin Ross, Zach Bradlow, Kathryn Wurster, Danielle Taylor, Eli Gorrell, Will Fritz


Volleyball wins Championship/Marcee Reaches Milestone
2/19/2013

The girls' volleyball team won the Independent Championship on Wednesday, February 13 with a 3-0 win over visiting Germantown Academy. Individual game scores were 25-11, 25-23, 25-18. 

The Gators were led by senior Tayller Marcee who recorded her 100th kill in a single season in the second set.  She had 12 kills alone as well as 6 serving aces and 2 single blocks.  Sophomore Elizabeth Menkowitz helped bring the Gators to victory with 7 serving aces while sophomore Anne Homans provided the offense with 16 assists. 

Congratulations to the undefeated Champions with a season record of 13-0!


Girls’ Basketball Wins Third Consecutive FSL Title
2/19/2013

The girls’ basketball team won their third consecutive Friends Schools League title on Saturday, February 9th with a 61-31 victory over Abington Friends School. This gives the Gators a 30-0 record in FSL play over the past three seasons and Coach Costello’s fourth title in five years.

The Gators jumped out to a 24-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Junior guard Sox Alexander led all scorers with 18 points while also contributing six assists and three steals. Also adding to the offense were junior Asia Baker with 11 points and sophomore Martine Fortune and junior Colleen Walsh 10 and 9 points, respectively.


Brida Signs with Binghamton University
2/19/2013

The Shipley School would like to congratulate senior Kasey Brida on signing a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Brida was a four year starter for the Gators and was recognized as an All-Friends League performer and an All-Main Line performer three times in her high school career. Although she started her career as an attacking player, Brida matured into a fine center back by the end of her senior season.

Brida will bring versatility, pace, and a strong tactical mind to the Bearcats for years to come.


Volleyball Celebrates Senior Day; Advance to Championship
2/14/2013

The volleyball team beat Princeton Day School on Tuesday, February 12 in a Independent League Semi-Final match. Individual scores were: 25-17, 25-19, 25-8.

The team was led by the offense coordination of sophomore Anne Homans and senior powerhouse Tayller Marcee who had 9 kills and 7 serving aces. That combination, coupled with the consistent serving from senior Haley Banks helped advance the team to the Championship. Defensively the team was lead by senior Sara Touey and junior Spencer Bolling.

After the match the four volleyball seniors, Lia Janzer, Sara Touey, Haley Banks and Tayller Marcee were honored by the coaches and teammates for their contributions to the volleyball program over the past few years.


Senior Days
2/14/2013

Last week the swim teams, boys’ varsity squash team and boys’ thirds basketball teams all honored their seniors for their contributions to the respective programs over the past few years.

The boys’ and girls’ swim teams honored four seniors on Monday, February 4 in their tri-meet versus Friends’ Central and Westtown. Seniors include Max Frorer, Elliott Moschetti, Kelly Archer and Emily Hornbeck.

The boys’ varsity squash team honored their seniors with an inter-squad competition for the “Golden Shoe” that was won by senior Nat Fry. Seniors include Nat Fry, Ian Udvarhelyi, Kevin Staples and RJ Bowman.

On Tuesday, February 5th the boys’ thirds basketball team honored ten seniors; Michael Camposano, Chase Cella, Vince Ceriale, Austin Feinstein, James Lee, Julian Lurie, Kevin McKeever, Sam Miller, Brian Sy and Dan Watson.


Volleyball Improves to 10-0
2/5/2013

On Monday, February 4 the volleyball team improved their undefeated record to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over Germantown Academy. Individual game scores were 25-17, 25-16, and 25-19.

Senior Tayller Marcee led the team with 17 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocking assists and 1 ace. Sophomore Cameron Bolling also had a very strong performance in one of her first starts with 3 kills and 2 assists. Sophomore Rachel Norris kept the offensive strong with 29 of 33 assists that contributed to a team total of 28 kills!


Boys’ and Girls’ Squash Teams win MASA Tournament
2/4/2013

On Saturday, February 2 the boys’ and girls’ squash teams traveled to Episcopal Academy and Lawrenceville to play in the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association Tournament, and both teams came home Division 2 Champions!

The boys’ beat St. Joe’s Prep in the first match by a score of 9-0 and repeated the same score against The Hill School in the final. The team only dropped one game throughout the day, as every other match was won by a score of 3-0.

Seniors Nat Fry and Ian Udvarhelyi were voted onto the 2nd All-MASA Team.

The girls’ played Conestoga in the first match and cruised to a 7-2 victory, followed by a 5-4 victory over Penn Charter to win the division. The girls all played very well and it was apparent that everyone has improved since our last match against them in December.   

Senior Abbie Spector was voted onto the All-MASA Sportsmanship Team and sophomore Pinky Rowe was unanimously voted onto the 1st All-MASA Team.

Both squash teams will head to Trinity College this weekend to compete in High School Nationals.


Hoops for Haiti/Community Supper
2/1/2013

Friday, February 1 was a great community evening for Shipley with the Hoops for Haiti charity basketball games taking place during the annual Community Supper.

The Shipley hoops night started with the JV boys’ basketball 32-29 win over Germantown Friends School. Next, was a hard fought loss for the girls’ varsity basketball team to visiting Lawrenceville by a score of 49-69.

Between the varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball game former Shipley student and basketball standout, Alex Lennon ’09 and current 1,000 point scorer as a West Chester University Ram, presented junior Gator point guard, Sox Alexander the customized game ball for her 1,000 point of her Shipley career scored last Friday versus MFS. Sox reached the 1,000th point plateau on January 25 versus Moorestown Friends School, 24 total points in just 11 minutes of play. 

To end the night, the boys’ varsity basketball team beat league rival Germantown Friends School by a score of 53-33. Leading the way for the Gators was junior Matt Rodden with 16 points and 7 rebounds, followed closely by sophomore Quazzie Johnson with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Also adding to the offense was junior Shawn Harvey with 7 points, senior Ron Ridgway with 6 points, senior Zac Tillman and sophomore Josh Gorrell with 4 points each and senior Jamie Piltch adding 2 points. Tillman also recorded 11 rebounds 2 blocks and 2 steals.

The seniors of the JV and varsity teams were honored for their hard work and dedication to the boys’ basketball program over the past few years. Seniors included Jamie Piltch, Ron Ridgway, Zac Tillman, Christian Whyte and managers Jon Olive, Norm Tercero, Imani Ferguson, Madi Comstock and Brianna Sedor.


Boys' JV Squash Senior Day
2/1/2013

On Friday, February 1 senior David Kimmel was recognized by his team and coaches for his contributions to the squash program over the past few years. Congratulations, David!


Boys' Soccer Team Highlighted in Main Line Media News
2/1/2013

The boys' soccer team fall season was highlighted in the Main Line Media News for their selflessness on and off the field. They raised over $2,600 for organizations such as The Ciara Kelly Higgins CP Foundation, The Susan G Komen Foundation, Free to Breathe Foundation, and The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.

Media News article


Sox Scores 1000th Point
1/29/2013

Sox Alexander reached the 1,000 point milestone in a 64-10 victory for the girls’ basketball team (14-5, 7-0 FSL) over Moorestown Friends on Friday, January 25.  Alexander, a junior point guard, scored twenty-four points in only eleven minutes of play.  The 1000th and 1001st points came on her last basket of the game, a left-handed layup off an assist from freshman guard Emily Talluto, at the 4:54 mark of the second quarter.  Play was stopped and Alexander was met at half-court by her teammates, who were all wearing high colorful socks to honor the style from which Sox gets her nickname.  Alexander, who has always been more of a playmaker, despite her high scoring output, also managed to have five assists during her limited playing time in the game.  

Sox is the first player to verbally commit to join the 2014 recruiting class at St. John’s University.  In her two full years as the starting point guard, The Shipley School has won back to back league titles, appeared in back to back state title games, and won the school’s first ever state championship during the 2011-2012 season.

Read the Main Line Media News Article

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer Article


Boys’ and Girls’ Squash Over Hill
1/29/2013

The boys’ and girls’ squash teams traveled to The Hill School on Thursday, January 24 and came home with two 9-0 victories.

This was a great match for the girls, who all with enthusiasm and sportsmanship.  The top 6 all cruised to 3-0 victories, while numbers 7, 8 and 9 all played 5 game battles, and eventually came out on top.  Sara French dropped the first two games of her match and faced two match balls in the 4th game.  She battled back and won in 5 games!   

Girls’ Individual Scores were:
#1 Pinky Rowe won 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-6)
#2 Annie Lovett won 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-1)
#3 Anna Martin won 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-2)
#4 Carlie Ladda won 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-0)
#5 Britt Lovett won 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-1)
#6 Zara Sternberg won 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-4)
#7 Sara French won 3-2 (9-11, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-9)
#8 Abbie Spector won 3-2 (5-11, 11-7, 11-3, 9-11, 11-4)
#9 Chelsea Shanis won 3-2 (11-3, 11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 11-2) 

On the boys’ side, this match was a great confidence booster for the Gators

Despite the score line, there were a number of competitive matches and the boys played very disciplined squash.

The highlight was at the #9 spot. RJ Bowman picked up his second win of the season in what was a very even competition and he was able to handle his nerves and control the majority of the match.

#1 Nat Fry won 3-2 (7-11, 3-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5)
#2 Ian Udvarheyli won 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-5)
#3 Zach Quayle won 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-9)
#4 Kevin Staples won 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-8)
#5 Will Field won 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-3)
#6 Ethan Bradlow won 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-3)
#7 David Litner won 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-2)
#8 Justin Hoden won 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-8)
#9 RJ Bowman won 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-5)


Girls’ Squash Honors Seniors
1/24/2013

The girls’ squash team lost a tough match to Germantown Friends School on Wednesday, January 23. They played their best, but fell to a very talented and seasoned GFS by a score of 0-9.

The girls also honored their seniors, Carlie Ladda, Anne Lovett, Abbie Spector and Zara Sternberg, for the contributions to the squash program over the past few years.


Volleyball Improves to 8-0
1/24/2013

The volleyball team (8-0) faced their strongest opponent on Tuesday, January 22 with a challenging first game, but came back with strength and domination to beat The George School 3-1. The game scores were 18-25, 25-13, 25-6 and 25-12. 

The team was led by senior Tayller Marcee with 11 kills, 3 solo blocks and 2 blocking assists.  The outstanding serving runs from freshman Angel Goins with 11 aces and sophomore Anne Homans with 9 aces helped lead the team to victory.  Middle hitter Sydney Majors rose to the challenge and stepped in as a setter and had 9 assists.


Boys’ Basketball Picks up League Win
1/24/2013

The boys’ basketball team picked up their first league win over George School on Tuesday, January 22 by a score of 58-31.

Senior Zac Tillman scored a career high 27 points and had 8 rebounds. Junior Matt Rodden added 17 points in the team’s victory. The Gators continuously pounded the ball inside to Tillman and it opened up scoring opportunities for his teammates as well.

The Gators had a team high 14 assists in the game. They will return to the court on Thursday night at home versus Delco Christian with a 7:00 PM tip-off.


Girls’ Basketball Beats North Penn
1/24/2013

The girls’ basketball team defeated North Penn 38-36 on Sunday, January 20, on a last second shot by junior guard Sox Alexander.  With less than ten seconds remaining, Alexander got into the middle of the lane, drew contact, and finished with less than five seconds left on the clock.  The shot capped an eleven point fourth quarter for Alexander, en route to a game high twenty-two points.  This moves the Gators to 12-5 on the year.


Girls’ Squash Beats FCS
1/24/2013

The girls’ squash team beat Friends’ Central on Thursday, January 17 by a score of 8-1. 

The top four girls beat their opponents convincingly 3-0, along with #6 Zara Sternberg and #9 Abbie Spector.  Britt Lovett and Sara French were challenged a bit more, but played great and defeated their opponents in 4 and 5 games, respectively. 

 #1 Pinky Rowe won 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-2)
#2 Anna Martin won 3-0 (11-4, 11-0, 11-2)
#3 Annie Lovett won 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-8)
#4 Carlie Ladda won 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-3)
#5 Britt Lovett won 3-1 (11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5)
#6 Zara Sternberg won 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-8)
#7 Sara French won 3-2 (9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-1, 11-1)
#8 Chelsea Shanis lost 3-1 (6-11, 12-10, 1-11, 9-11)
#9 Abbie Spector won 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-3)


Crowley Set to Coach Shipley with Hopes of Title Run for Wings and Gators
1/22/2013

The Shipley School is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Wings, of the NLL, star forward Kevin Crowley, has joined the Shipley boys’ lacrosse coaching staff on a full-time basis for the upcoming 2013 spring season.

Crowley, the Wings’ first-round draft choice in the 2012 NLL entry draft, had previously worked with the Shipley program on a part-time basis.  This season Crowley will be assuming a position as the Varsity Offensive Coordinator and will also be working as a skills development coach for the Middle School and sixth grade boys’ teams.

The NCAA 2010 USILA Enners Award winner for the nation’s most outstanding Division 1 collegiate player, Crowley netted 131 goals and had 101 assists in his collegiate career at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY.  His level of play did not drop in his rookie season for the Wings, during which he scored 36 goals and assisted on 35 others, earning All-NLL honors.

Crowley will be joining a highly successful Shipley program and coaching staff featuring: Head Coach Mark Duncan, who played collegiately at Division I power Lehigh University, Dave Rauch, a former standout for Denison University, former St. Joseph’s University goaltender Travis McDonnell, and former pro World Champions player from the Wings and MLL star, All-American David Stilley, who played his college ball for the perennial top-five Duke program.

The Shipley School, a PreK-12 day school founded in 1894 is located in Bryn Mawr, PA and has been the class of the Friends Schools League in boys’ lacrosse in recent years, winning four consecutive league titles during an ongoing twenty-eight game league winning streak.  Outside of league play, Shipley boys’ lacrosse has become a regional power, amassing a record of 117-37 since 2005, finishing in the top 10 of Pennsylvania Private Schools the last three years, having two All-State performers, and one All-American while accumulating six lacrosse titles.

Shipley boys’ lacrosse Head Coach and Athletic Director, Mark Duncan, could not be happier with the addition to his staff. “Having someone with Kevin’s experience and expertise joining our staff is obviously great for the program.  He did a great job with us in a limited capacity last season, and I’m looking forward to having him around our players on a day-to-day basis, showing them the work ethic and commitment that it takes to be a professional player. Kevin is a great teacher and role model who brings his indoor- hybrid lacrosse style of field play that he learned in Canada to our Shipley players,” said the coach. 


Alum Alex Lennon Scores 1,000th Point at WCU
1/20/2013

On Saturday, January 19, Alex Lennon '09 scored her 1,000th career point at West Chester University in their 94-78 win over Millersville. 

Read the full story 


Updated Sports Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17
1/17/2013
All Middle School Sports Cancelled 
Boys MS A Basketball vs. Devon Prep at 3:30pm (Yarnall Gym) - Cancelled
Boys MS B Basketball vs. Devon Prep at 4:30pm (Yarnall Gym) - Cancelled
Boys MS Squash vs. Malvern Prep at 3:45pm (Away) - Cancelled
 
Upper School Sports Update Below
Boys Varsity Swimming vs. Springside and VFMA at 4:30pm (BMC)
Girls Varsity Swimming vs. Springside and VFMA at 4:30pm (BMC)
Girls' JV Squash vs. AIS at 4:45pm (Fairmount)
Girl's Varsity Squash vs. FCS at 6:30pm (Haverford School)
 
Upper School Practice Update Below
Boys Varsity Basketball Practice – 3:45-5:30pm (Yarnall)
Boys JV Basketball Practice – 5:30-7:15pm (LS New) - Cancelled
Boys 3rd Basketball Practice – 4:30-6pm (LS Old) - Cancelled
Girls' V and JV Basketball Practice – 5:30-7:15pm (Yarnall) - Cancelled
Boys' Varsity Squash Practice – 2:45pm (Haverford College)
Boys' JV Squash Practice - Cancelled
Girls' Varsity Volleyball Practice – 3:40-5:30pm (LS New) - Cancelled
Girls' JV Volleyball Practice – 3:40-5:30pm (LS New) - Cancelled

Swim Team Splits with MFS
1/11/2013

The swim team competed against Moorestown Friends School on Tuesday, January 8. The girls won by a score of 70-60 and the boys lost by a score of 43-68. This is the girl’s second win of the season and a much stronger showing for the boy’s team.

The girls were led by individual first place finishes from sophomore Brooke Bruno in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke and freshman Giulia Acchione in the 100 Butterfly and the 500 Freestyle events.  Both girls were key swimmers in winning the 400 Freestyle Relay with freshmen teammates Maura Beachell and Addison Leavy. 

On the boys’ side, senior captain Elliott Moschetti led the way with first place finishes in the 50 and 100 yard Freestyle events. Moschetti was joined by teammates sophomores Chris Verdeur and Sam Brandt and freshman Harrison Callahan for the win in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Brandt and freshman Wyatt Page, new to the sport this year, continue to see significant drops in their 50 and 100 yard Freestyle times giving promise to the future of sprinting for the boys’ team.


Boys' Basketball Beats Episcopal Academy
12/24/2012

The boys' basketball team (3-7) beat local rival, Episcopal Academy, on Saturday December 22 by a score of 39-32. 

The team was let by senior Zac Tillman with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five others contributed to the attack with Quamier Johnson adding 8 points, Jamie Piltch and Shawn Harvey with 6 points each, Matt Rodden with 4 points and Ron Ridgway with 2 points. 

This was a great way to start winter break with a win over EA, the boys will next play Harriton Thursday, December 27.


Boys’ Basketball Beats GA in Make A Wish Tournament
12/21/2012

After a one point loss on Friday night in the Make a Wish Tournament, the boys’ team rebounded with a three point win over Germantown Academy on Saturday, December 15.

Leading the team for the Gators was junior Matt Rodden with 16 points and 6 rebounds, followed by classmate Shawn Harvey with 11 points and senior Zac Tillman with 9 points and 6 rebounds.

The boys look forward to their next game versus Roman Catholic on Friday, December 21.


Girls’ Basketball Beats PC at Make A Wish
12/21/2012

The girls’ basketball team avenged a loss from last season with a 48-29 victory over Penn Charter on Friday, December 14 at Germantown Academy’s Make A Wish Tournament. Junior guard Sox Alexander led the Gators with 13 points and was joined in the scoring attack by fellow junior Colleen Walsh who scored 11 points, including three, three pointers. Sophomore Martine Fortune was a force on the defensive side with a game high in both rebounds and blocks with 12 and 5, respectively. The win took the Gators record to 3-1 for the season.


Swim Team Splits with Abington Friends School
12/20/2012

The swim team hosted their first match of the season at Bryn Mawr College on Friday, December 7.

The depth and strength of the girls swim team was on display in Friday afternoon's victory over Abington Friends School as the Gators scored first place finishes in numerous individual events, often followed by Shipley swimmers capturing the second and third place points as well. Freshmen Giulia Acchione and Maura Beachell scored firsts in both of their individual events, leading the way for top point earners of the meet. Shipley girls won all three relays; the 200 yard Medley Relay, the 200 yard Freestyle Relay and the 400 yard Freestyle Relay. The final score of the girls’ meet was 67-37.

The boys’ had a great day swimming, but unfortunately lost by a score of 46-84. Freshmen Harrison Callahan and Wyatt Page, both scored points in their first ever swims of the 200 yard Freestyle. Captain Elliott Moschetti scored two second place finishes in races that were determined by tenths of seconds. The loss to Abington gave the team and its newcomers to the sport a glimpse of the potential they have as they move through the season and onto the League Championships.


Bobby Gibson Travels to Texas for Elite Football Tournament
12/10/2012

Eighth grader Bobby Gibson plays for a Philadelphia all-star football team, the Meehan All Stars. The team of 27 is chosen prior to the regular season out of about 90 player who tryout. Bobby, the defensive captain, traveled with his team to Texas the weekend of December 1st and 2nd to compete in an elite tournament. Playing against strong competition, the team eventually fell to the Texas Knight Football Academy from Carrollton, Texas.


Boys’ Squash First Win of the Season
12/6/2012

Boys’ squash (1-1) picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday, December 5 by a score of 9-0 over Radnor High School.

This was a fairly comfortable win for the Gators, who were missing two varsity players, so everyone moved up the ladder.

#1 Nat Fry won 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-4)
#2 Zach Quayle won 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-0)
#3 Ian Udvarhelyi won 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-5)
#4 Kevin Staples won 3-0 (11-7, 11-1, 11-2)
#5 Will Field won 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-6)
#6 Justin Hoden won 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-1)
#7 David Litner won 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 11-0)
#8 RJ Bowman won 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-5)
#9 Max Olsan won 3-2 (7-11, 15-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8)

The boys will next play on Thursday, December 6 at Penn Charter.


Sophomore Pinky Rowe Won Squash Tournament
12/6/2012

Over the weekend, sophomore Pinky Rowe won the Scozzie Squash Junior Gold Tournament that was held at Fairmount Athletic Club.

Going into the tournament Pinky was the number one seed, so she had a bye into the second round. In five matches, including the final, Pinky only lost two games. In the second round Pinky won 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-7), in the quarterfinals she won 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-2), in the semifinals she won 3-1 (11-4, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8) and in the finals she won 3-1 (11-9, 4-11, 12-10, 11-9).

Not only is Pinky currently undefeated on Shipley’s squash team, but with this tournament win, Pinky is now ranked 18th nationally in Under 17. 

Congratulations, Pinky!


Volleyball Wins Home Opener
12/5/2012

The volleyball team beat the George School on Friday, November 30, by a score of 3-0. The individual game scores were 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20.

The team was led offensively by senior co-captain Tayller Marcee, who had 12 kills and a 0.733 hitting percentage. Marcee also led the team with four aces and two solo blocks. Defensively sophomore Sydney Majors led the team with three solo blocks and two digs. Sophomore setter Rachel Norris led the team with 16 assists.


Girls’ Squash Wins Season Opener
12/5/2012

The girls’ squash team started off their season with a strong 7-2 win over Conestoga High School on Wednesday, November 28. The girls fought off first match jitters, and played with confidence and spirit. They made smart shots and controlled the "T" on most courts.

Our #1 through #7 all won their matches. Our #8 and #9 both played well, but fell to their opponents in three games each. Kudos to new team members freshman Britt Lovett and sophomore Sara French for their first varsity wins.


Senior Zac Tillman Signs NLI for Basketball
11/30/2012

Senior Zac Tillman signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Monmouth University next year.

In his junior season, Tillman averaged seven points and six rebounds per game. With the current season in front of him, his team will be relying on him much more. Coach Phil D’Ambrosio says of Zac, “Zac plays extremely unselfish, has soft hands and sees the floor well. We are stressing running the floor to him and finishing inside. It will be crucial that we pound the ball inside to Zac this season. We are only going to go as far as he will take us this season.”

Read the Philadelphia Tribune article


Winter Season Previews
11/20/2012

The girls’ basketball team will have a tough road ahead of themselves this year trying to top its most successful season in school history in 2011-2012. The Gators not only won back to back Friends League titles, but they also won the Independent State Basketball Tournament last season. This was the first state title in school history.

The Gators lost three year starter Jordyn Turner to Dartmouth where she is currently competing in the Ivy League. Those will be big shoes to fill this year. Turner was a defensive stalwart and rebounding machine. The team will look for several players to step in and contribute big minutes to make up for the loss of Turner.

Returning for the State Champions are three junior starters and two sophomores who will look to continue their success on the floor. Sox Alexander, Asia Baker, and Colleen Walsh will again be featured in the attack. 6'4" sophomore post Martine Fortune will be logging in significant time this year along with her classmate and combo guard Nia Holland.

Freshman Courtney Redcross will give the Gators some much needed depth in the front court and will grab a lot of those rebounds and loose balls missed from Turner's absence.

The girls will take the court on Wednesday, December 5 at home to open the season against Blair Academy at 5:15pm.

The boys’ basketball team returns to the court having lost six from last year’s team. With a large part of last year’s minutes and scoring having moved onto college the Gators will look towards returning seniors Zac Tillman, Ron Ridgway and James Piltch as well as junior Shawn Harvey to help fill the void. Along with that core group of returning players, the Gators have made some additions to the program in junior Matt Rodden, sophomores Quamier Johnson and Seb Pepper and freshman Arvelle Jones III.

The Gators have a challenging schedule ahead with powerhouses from the Catholic League such as St. Joseph's Prep and Roman Catholic. They will also face a tough matchup against Williamsport in the Kobe Bryant Showcase.

The team opens their season on the road at Malvern Prep on November 27 and will return home to Yarnall Gym on December 7th for their Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.

The volleyball team is looking for another solid season being a top contender in the Independent School League. Despite losing nine seniors, the team retained a very strong core of underclassmen.

The squad will be led by lone senior, Tayller Marcee, a first team all-league selection from last season. Joining Tayller will be junior Spencer Bolling and sophomores Sydney Majors, Rachel Norris and Emma Scornavacchi. Last year the volleyball team suffered a very close loss to Germantown Academy in the Independent School League finals, resulting in a second place finish. Despite this being a rebuilding year for the program due to the large graduating class, a top finish is still to be expected.

The girls will open up their season at home on Friday, November 30 vs. George School.

The girls’ squash team has several strong returning players. Led by senior co-captains, Annie Lovett and Zara Sternberg, the Gators look forward to another strong year of competition. Sophomore Pinky Rowe trained all summer and fall and will most likely continue playing in the number one position this year. Senior Carlie Ladda and junior Anna Martin are back and looking forward to a successful squash season. In addition, freshman Britt Lovett joins the team and will most likely play in the middle of the nine person roster. Sara French, Abbie Spector and Chelsea Shanis will also help the program this year and add depth to the ladder.

The girls have two short weeks to practice and get the ladder set as the team kicks off its competitive season on November 27 against Conestoga High School.

The boys’ squash team will be coached by Shannon Hazell in his fifth year with an almost unchanged team from last season, having lost only one senior in Mike Gagnier.

The key players returning will be senior captains Nat Fry, Ian Udvarhelyi and Kevin Staples. Other players to watch for will be senior RJ Bowman as well as juniors Justin Hoden and David Litner and sophomores Zach Quayle and Ethan Bradlow. There will be good depth this year as there are some strong freshmen and a talented group of returning JV players from last season.

The Gators had an overall record of 4-9 last season. The squad placed 31st at the High School Nationals Competition and finished 5th in the Mid Atlantic Squash Competition. This season should be a much stronger showing than last with a more mature team.

The swim team is looking forward to the winter season as they welcome back returning Friends Schools League multi-record holder Brooke Bruno and look forward to the growing strength of the girls’ squad captained by senior Emily Hornbeck. With Bruno’s versatility the girls can expect to be competitive in the medley and 200 and 400 freestyle relays. The depth of the girl’s team will be the greatest it has seen in the past few years thanks to the strength of the incoming freshmen.

Senior Elliot Moschetti will return as team captain for the boys, having gained valuable training experience in the spring and summer. Moschetti will continue to focus on the sprinting events and will be a strong anchor in the relay events. With Chris Verdeur making strides in the breaststroke and freestyle events the boys can expect strong relays all around.

 


US Fall Sports Awards
11/15/2012

Congratulations to the Upper School fall sports awards recipients:

Griffin Brooks, Jimmy Leyden, Jessie Lewis, Lucy Connell, Whitney Harris, Madison Tucker, Sage Edelstein, Chase Cella, Josh Katz, Sophie Katz, Emily Talluto, Jill Nehrbas, Rachael Grobman, Greg Dadourian, Seb Pepper, Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Kaela Gundy, Chanel DuPree, Elizabeth Menkowitz, Halle Nagorsky, Brandon Peltz, Ben Tirjan, Thomas Conners, Ian Walsh and Nick Ibrahim-Gonzalez


MS Fall Sports Awards
11/12/2012

Congratulations to the Middle School fall sports awards recipients:

Matt Blumenthal, Jenna Collazzo, Caroline DiNome, Taylor Dumas, Christy Fleshman, Dani Friedman, Caroline Getlin, Ashleigh Gundy, Natalia Joseph, Billy Leyden, Paige McCallum, Courtney Patterson, Aly Pavao, Michael Pilkington, Sydney Ragaglia, Max Sakiewicz, and Kendall Salove.


Girls' 1st Doubles Wins Championship
11/9/2012

On Monday, November 5 the girls' tennis 1st doubles pair of seniors Haley Banks and Tayller Marcee won the Friends Schools League individual title.

The girls beat Abington Friends 1st doubles pair by a score of 2-0 (6-4, 6-2).


Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
11/1/2012

The crew team weathered the wind and impending storm on Sunday, October 28 to make it out to the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia. This year’s regatta hosted over 150 high schools and colleges from all over the East Coast and is a great opportunity to race against some big spring competitors.

The first events of the day were the boys and girls single events. Senior Max Reisser raced in the Men’s under 19 High School Single Event. He was in a very competitive group and came in 7th out of 23 rowers. Max had a great race having a home course advantage over many of the other rowers he was able to navigate the course well. Regina Sterge competed in the Women’s High School under 19 Single Event. Regina had a great race coming in 8th and having only been in a single for 2 months her advancements have been huge. Regina fought through back pain and made it down the course cutting a full minute off her previous race times!

Next to race was the Girls Varsity 4 with coxswain. The girls Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Meredith Mason, Linna Li, and Stephanie Goldstein were excited to race and ready to test themselves against some strong competition. The girls came in 15th of 39 boats with all the top boats within seconds of each other. The girls were pleased with their results and how they stacked against the competition.

The Girls Junior Varsity came down the course next in the Under 17 Girls 4 event Zoe Helmers, Annie Neilson, Madison Bailey, Emma Scornavacchi and Anisa Iqbal. The girls had a 4th place finish in their event out of the 33 boats. All of the girls raced hard and managed the wind and cold well. They had a great fall season and feel pretty good about the spring season to come.

The boys continued racing at 12:30pm with the Men’s Under 19 High School Quad. Our Varsity guys did a phenomenal job coming in 2nd place and receiving a silver medal, way to go Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, and Sean Dietrich!

Chase Shamlian, Jack Davis, Zack Brida, and Sam Brandt raced in the Men’s Under 17 Quad, with a recent boat change the guys came together quickly and had a solid race. The guys were right in the middle of the pack coming in 13th in their event braving the increasing choppy water and winds.

Sebastian Pepper and Henry Goodhart finished up the day for Shipley racing in the Men’s Under 19 High School Double. The boys came in 16th out of 23 crews with a competitive time, the guys did a great job.

Everyone had a great time at the race and all were glad to get out and compete before the storm. It was a great fall season and the results have everyone looking forward to the upcoming spring.


Girls’ Tennis Wins FSL Championship
10/31/2012

The girls’ tennis team (16-0, 9-0 FSL) concluded their undefeated season with a sweep over Germantown Friends School in the FSL Championship on Thursday, October 25.

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-1 ({6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)}
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (7-5, 6-1)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0) 

#1 Doubles Haley Banks & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 (6-3, 6-1)
#2 Doubles Rachael Grobman & McKinley Lovett won 2-0 (6-4, 6-0)

 Read the Main Line Media News article

 


Junior Hayley Silva Named Main Line Athlete of the Week
10/25/2012

Junior field hockey goalie, Hayley Silva, was named Main Line Media News Athlete of the Week.

Read the full article at Main Line Media News

 

 


Tamesha "Sox" Alexander Verbally Commits to St. John's to Play Basketball
10/25/2012

Junior Tamesha "Sox" Alexander has verbally committed to play basketball at St. John's. In just two seasons at Shipley, Sox has tallied 744 points, 326 assists, 226 steals and 192 rebounds. She has also led the Gators to two FSL championships and a PAISAA title this past season.

 

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article

 

 

Read the Main Line Media News article


Fall Sports Post Season Schedule
10/25/2012

For the full post season schedule visit: www.shipleyschool.org/playoffs


Girls’ Tennis Set to Host FSL Championship
10/25/2012

The girls’ tennis team (15-0, 8-0 FSL) beat Westtown by a score of 5-0 to advance to the FSL championship on Friday. The Gators, as the #1 seed, will host the championship on Friday, October 26.

This was another convincing win for the Gators. Unfortunately Westtown’s #1 singles player was ill and had to forfeit so an already strong Shipley team started the match up 1-0.

The Gators #2 and #3 singles players won quickly and the match was already won with the two doubles teams battling for honor.

Shipley came through with a comfortable finish for 1st doubles and a nail biting finish at second doubles. 

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 d/f
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 (6-0, 6-2)

#1 Doubles Haley Banks & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 {7-6 (7-4), 6-2}
#2 Doubles Rachael Grobman & McKinley Lovett won 2-0 {6-1, 7-6 (7-2)}


Field Hockey Celebrates Senior Day
10/25/2012

On Friday, October 19 the field hockey team played Westtown in their last regular season game.

Celebrating senior day, the Gators recognized seniors Emma Cavanaugh-Kerr, Lia Janzer, Tracey Laboz and Ilana Liss for their contributions to the field hockey program over the past few years.

All four seniors started in the very competitive Westtown game. Liss was very busy on the defensive line with sophomores Madison Tucker and Virginia Gresh, each of whom made important takeaways. They worked with midfielders freshman Whitney Harris and sophomore Anna Scutt to stop Westtown players from dominating the game. Janzer was aggressive on offense and was one of only three Gators to manage a shot on the Westtown goalie. Laboz was also aggressive and played her best game of the season. She was recognized as Player of the Game afterwards. Cavanaugh-Kerr was tough in the Shipley cage. She made two big saves and clears which really helped the team.

Westtown scored 20 minutes into the game on a breakaway after Shipley’s second offensive corner; the first half ended 0 to 1. The last 15 minutes of the game mostly took place in the Westtown circle and included several offensive corners.

Junior Captain and Goalie Hayley Silva also played her best game at Shipley with 16 saves each followed by her biggest clears to date. Shipley moves on to play ANC on Friday, October 26 in a FSL semi-final game.


Cross Country Celebrates Senior Day
10/24/2012

Cross country celebrated their senior day on Tuesday, October 16 at the FSL championship.

Seniors Hannah Cutler, Jessie Lewis, Zara Sternberg, Michael Alonso and Cory Rayfield were honored for their contributions to the cross country team over the past few years.


Girls’ Soccer Celebrates Senior Day
10/22/2012

The girls’ soccer team celebrated senior day with a 6-2 victory over league rival Westtown on Tuesday, October 16.

Seniors Kasey Brida, Sophie Katz, Nanci Selig, Sara Touey and Chanel Dupree were sent off in style by their teammates, as the girls played their best game of the season so far. The seniors were given great on field support by two freshmen, Elise Dadourian and Hope Roehrs who scored two goals each, with Dadourian adding two assists.

The seniors, however, were not content to let the freshmen get all the credit. Brida did an expert job of organizing the defense; Katz was the hub of the team and had an assist, Sara Touey scored her first goal of the season, Selig was exceptional scoring a goal and hitting two picture perfect crosses for assists and Dupree played in her first varsity level game.


Girls’ Tennis Celebrates Senior Day
10/22/2012

On Tuesday, October 16, the girls' tennis team (14-0, 7-0 FSL) celebrated senior day with a 5-0 win over Westtown. With this win the girls finish the regular season undefeated and first place in the Friends Schools League. The girls only dropped two games throughout FSL play this season.

The team celebrated seniors Haley Banks, Michelle Danoff, Bella Korfmann and Anne Lovett for their contributions to the tennis program over the past few years.

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 (6-2, 6-2) 

#1 Doubles Haley Banks & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 (6-3, 6-0)
#2 Doubles McKinley Lovett & Rachael Grobman won 2-0 (6-1, 6-3)


Field Hockey Clinches Playoff Spot
10/22/2012

The field hockey squad has stepped it up during league play. On Tuesday, October 16 the girls played their hearts out to clinch a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over Moorestown Friends School.

The teams were tied 0-0 going into the second half. Just 18 seconds into the second half, freshman Talia Rosoff scored off an assist from classmate Whitney Harris. Then minutes later off a corner, sophomore Demi Karalis scored assisted by sophomore Madison Tucker. The entire team played at a very high level; but to clinch the win today for a playoff berth, it was the stellar play in goal by junior co-captain Hayley Silva that helped the team to victory. Silva had 11 saves in the win, and was on fire all game with her aggressive plays and clears wide outside the circle.


Boys’ Soccer Honors Seniors
10/17/2012

The boys' soccer team defeated Bishop McDevitt by a score of 6-0 on Saturday, October 13.

The Shipley offense got on the score board in the 10th minute, when Steve Arena made a fine near-post run where the ball was slotted for Arena to tuck home. Just minutes later, the ball was crossed to Arena, who headed the ball on frame but the McDevitt goalie parried wide and Dan Leone was waiting to tap home the rebound.

Just minutes later, freshman Wyatt Page slotted through to Arena, who tapped home at the back post. In the 30th minute, Rob Cucuel received a ball in full stride from Page and scored a scorcher, making the score 4-0.

Keepers Chase Cella and Liam Vesey also played well. Vesey was never caught flatfooted, even with the long spans of time between seeing action. Vesey had one fine save in the first half, and continued his vigilance into the second, with another save in the 10th minute of that half. Josh Katz and Arena scored in the second half to make the final score 6-0.

A senior appreciation ceremony was held after the game to make note of the efforts of the Gators seniors - Kevin Staples, Federico Ruggiero, Sam Marks, Andrew Wofford, Liam Vesey, Chase Cella, Stephen Arena, Cal Hamilton and Tom Connors.



Navy Day Regatta
10/17/2012

On Saturday, October 13 the Crew team competed in their first regatta at the Schuylkill River of the season, Navy Day Regatta.

The day began when Max Reisser earned a silver medal in his single, beating 17 other boats! Following Max was Regina Sterge, racing in a single her very first time. Regina managed to earn a respectable 8th place out of 11 other boats.

After the singles races, Seb Pepper and Sam Brandt came in 11th out of 22 in their double, finishing only four seconds after 10th place. The boys had very little practice time in their boat this week, and gave quite an impressive performance.

The next race featured the girl’s two fours. The ‘B’ boat, comprised of Zoe Helmers, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson, Emma Scornavacchi, and coxswain Anisa Iqbal earned 5th place, finishing only one second prior to the ‘A’ boat of Lauren Semerjian, Madison Bailey, Meredith Mason, team captain Linna Li, and coxswain/co-captain Stephanie Goldstein. The girls both pulled an impressive race, as they were competing against 32 other boats.

The last race of the day was for the men’s A and B quads. Shipley’s ‘A’ quad of Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, and Sean Deitrich placed 4th out of 18, beating local competitor Haverford by nearly 20 seconds. The ‘B’ boat, of Henry Goodhart, Mike Schwartz, Zack Brida, and Chase Shamlian, who started rowing together for the first time this week, came in 15th.

Despite the chilly weather, the crew team had a great day at the Navy Day Regatta, and is looking forwards to their next Sunday, October 28 at the Head of the Schuyllkill.  

Emma Ragsdale ‘15


Girls’ Tennis Remains Unbeaten
10/15/2012

The undefeated girls’ tennis team (11-0, 4-0 FSL) played another impressive match against Abington Friends School on Wednesday, October 10 winning by a score of 4-1.

The four wins were all by a score of 2-0, they included #1 singles, freshman Jill Nehrbas (6-1, 6-4), #3 singles, senior Haley Banks (6-3, 6-2), the #1 doubles team of seniors Bella Korfmann and Tayller Marcee (6-3, 6-4), and the #2 doubles team of freshman McKinley Lovett and sophomore Rachael Grobman (6-1, 6-0).

Make sure to drop by the tennis courts on Friday, October 12th at 4pm to watch their match against Moorestown Friends. 

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-1, 6-4)
#2 Singles Anne Lovett lost 0-2 (2-6, 2-6)
#3 Singles Haley Banks won 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)

#1 Doubles Bella Korfmann & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 (6-3, 6-4)
#2 Doubles McKinley Lovett & Rachael Grobman won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)

Ivy Chenyao ‘16


Three Girls' Basketball Players Recognized at USJN Fall Final East
10/11/2012

Tamesha “Sox” Alexander was recognized as one of the top performers from USJN Fall Final East. Freshman Courtney Redcross and sixth grader Lauren Ross also recognized as "others that shined."

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Field Hockey Defeats League Rival, Friends’ Central
10/11/2012

The field hockey team beat league opponent Friends’ Central on Tuesday, October 9 by a score of 1-0.

The first fifteen minutes of the game were very defensive for the Gators as they rarely got the ball over midfield. However, they turned things around becoming more aggressive and offensive. In the second half, freshman Talia Rosoff scored off an assist from classmate Whitney Harris to give the Gators the 1-0 lead and ultimately the victory. 

Junior goalie Hayley Silva saved seven shots on cage to help the Gators to victory.  


Head of the Christina
10/11/2012

On Sunday, October 7th, the crew team competed at the Head of the Christina regatta in Wilmington, DE. Despite the cold weather and consistent rain, the team had some great results.

To start off the day, the boys competed in the Junior Four event, consisting of Chase Shamlian, Seb Pepper, Zach Brida, Sam Brandt and coxswain Stephanie Goldstein. They finished in a very respectable 6th place out of 14 competitors.

Following the boys was the Girls Junior Four. With a last minute lineup change, Zoe Helmers joined Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Emma Scornavacchi and coxswain Anisa Iqbal in their efforts. Despite the change, the girls took second place, defeating local competitors Radnor and Upper Merion, as well as nine other boats.

The next event that the boys competed in was the Varsity Double event. Three Shipley boats competed in this event. The “A” boat was comprised of Will Verdeur and Greg Dadourian. The “B” boat was comprised of Sean Deitrich and Henry Goodhart. The “C” boat was comprised of Jack Ryan and Campbell Taylor. The “A” boat took the gold medal in a time of 17 minutes and 55 seconds. The “B” and “C” boats finished 5th and 6th.

The following event was the Girls Varsity Double event. The “A” boat was comprised of Meredith Mason and Linna Li. They rowed a great race and took home the gold medal. The “B” boat was comprised of Madison Bailey and Regina Sterge. The two of them had only rowed together for approximately 15 minutes, due to lineup shifts. Despite this, they managed a great third place finish.

The final race of the day was the Men’s Varsity Single event. Representing Shipley was Max Reisser, who put in a very impressive performance and took home Shipley’s third gold medal of the day.

The Shipley crew team is looking forward to competing at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia next weekend.


Girls’ Tennis Team Wins Another League Match
10/11/2012

The girls’ tennis team (10-0, 3-0 FSL) remains unbeaten with a 4-1 victory over Friends’ Central on Wednesday, October 3.

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-3, 6-4)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-0, 6-3)
#3 Singles Bella Korfmann lost 0-2 (5-7, 4-6) 

#1 Doubles Haley Banks & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)
#2 Doubles McKinley Lovett & Rachael Grobman won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)


Boys’ Soccer Defeats Roman Catholic
10/11/2012

The boys’ soccer team beat visiting Roman Catholic on Wednesday, October 3 by a score of 2-0.

In just the first minutes of the game, the opposing offense broke through the Gators defensive line and got off two shots in the first two minutes. However, the Gators defensive pressure was enough that none of these shots made it to the goal. Later in the half, senior Dan Leone hit a header that glanced off the inside of the post, where sophomore Trey Webster was right there to receive the deflection and volley the ball in for the first goal of the game. One more goal was scored in the second half by senior captain, Kevin Staples off of a penalty kick.

Senior keeper Chase Cella had seven saves in the victory for the Gators.


Field Hockey Beats League Opponent, George School
10/11/2012

The field hockey team beat league rival George School on Tuesday, October 2 by a score of 2-0.

The Gators maintained possession of the ball for the majority of the first half. Sophomore Demi Karalis and freshman Whitney Harris kept pressure on the ball, determined to score. Great support came from freshmen Avery Yecies, Sage Edelstein and Talia Rosoff and senior Tracey Laboz. Sophomore Madison Tucker was responsible for cutting off George’s strongest player. Tucker did an excellent job intercepting the ball on passes made throughout the game. The Gators were unable to score throughout the half, leaving the score 0-0 at the half.

George came back strong in the second half and dominated the first 10 minutes. However, the Gators would not give up. Edelstein scored the first goal on an assist from Karalis. Edelstein then passed through to Tucker who found Harris who scored the second goal to secure the win for the Gators.


Kings’ Head Regatta
10/11/2012

The weather was perfect on Sunday, September 30, at the King’s Head Regatta for the crew team. Instead of the usual sprint races that the crew team does in the spring, the team competed in headraces. Each boat rowed a distance of 5000 meters against a multitude of other boats one at a time, unlike in the spring where sprint races are usually only 1500 meters and all boats go at once. The regatta, held at the Upper Merion Boat Club was a great day for Shipley with many wins.

The day started with Max Reisser in a single, who earned a respectable 4th place. Following that was the boys’ quad of Greg Dadourian, Will Verdeur, Campbell Taylor, and Sean Deitrich who won first place! After the quad came the other champion boat, the women’s four of Lauren Semerjian, Amanda Semerjian, Emma Scornavacchi, Annie Neilson, and coxswain Anisa Iqbal who placed 1st. Both boats did amazing jobs. Congratulations to both! Next came the two girls’ doubles. Both doubles raced in the same heat, with Linna Li and Meredith Mason earning 3rd place, and Madison Bailey and Zoe Helmers winning a respectable 7th place. After the doubles, the boys’ four raced. The four, consisting of Sam Brandt, Chase Shamlian, Seb Pepper, and Zack Brida earned 6th out of 12. The last race of the day was the boys’ double of Mike Schwartz and Henry Goodhart who after a hard-fought race came in 12th out of 18.

The crew team had an amazing first regatta of the season, with many fantastic wins. We look forwards to seeing what great things this fall season will bring.

Emma Ragsdale, ‘15


Super Saturday
10/11/2012

Super Saturday was kicked off with a ribbon cutting for the new tennis courts on the main campus followed by girls’ tennis defeating Agnes Irwin, girls’ soccer coming to a draw with Agnes Irwin, field hockey playing a tough game but falling to Agnes Irwin, and finally boys’ soccer defeating Archbishop Carroll in the final contest of the day.

Boys’ soccer hosted Archbishop Carroll in a match for main line bragging right. With the crowd and the wonderful backdrop of Super Saturday, it was a great momentum builder for the last sporting event of the day.

After just ten minutes the Gators got on the board when freshman Henry Farr sprinted down the wing and slipped a diagonal ball through to a streaking Dan Leone (senior), who was able to dribble around the keeper and calmly place the ball into the back of the net for his first goal of the season, giving the Gators the early lead. Just minutes later it was much of the same with Farr centering a ball to an onrushing Leone but his effort went well over the bar. Shipley continued to press with a quick transition game that caught the visitors by surprise. Junior, outside back Max Olson stepped up into the midfield, dribbled by a Carroll midfielder and hit a bomb that looked destined for the upper corner but it could only rattle the post and crossbar. Shipley had another great chance just before the half when a ball was slipped through the six to freshman Josh Liss who made a great back post run but his first time shot stung the goalkeepers palms and was kept out of the net. The half ended with Shipley up 1 – 0.

When the second half started, the Gators continued to play a combined game of possession with quick strikes to goal. Freshman Henry Farr made things happen again for the Gators when he was played into the Carroll 18 yard box, his shot was parried by the outstretched goalkeeper and Dan Leone was there to tap in his second goal. The game stood at 2 – 0 in favor of the hosts.

Ben Connick ’13

The girls' tennis team (9-0, 2-0 FSL) defeated Agnes Irwin on Super Saturday by a score of 5-2.

Freshman and #1 singles Jill Nehrbas had a long and grueling match, fighting for every point she got. Jill ended the day on a high note with a 6-0 third set. Freshman Britt Lovett gave a great effort out on the court, and played hard until the end. Lovett lost the match with a final score of 4-6,3-6. Senior co-captain Annie Lovett dominated on the court, beating her opponent 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, partners Haley Banks and Tayller Marcee, Rachael Grobman and McKinley Lovett, Bella Korfmann and Sophie Pilkington, and Julie Svigals and Brianna Sedor, all fantastic in their chemistry during their matches. Seniors Banks and Marcee defeated their opponents with a final score of 6-3,6-2. Sophomore Grobman and freshman Lovett also left with a victory, finishing 6-4,6-3. Senior Sedor and Junior Svigals showed their great chemistry, winning 6-4, 6-4. 

Individual scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-1 ({7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-0}
#2 Singles Britt Lovett lost 0-2 (4-6, 3-6)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-3) 

#1 Doubles Haley Banks & Tayller Marcee won 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)
#2 Doubles McKinley Lovett & Rachael Grobman won 2-0 (6-4, 6-3)
#3 Doubles Bella Korfmann & Sophie Pilkington lost 0-2 {6-7 (8-10), 2-6}
#4 Doubles Brianna Sedor & Julie Svigals won 2-0 (6-4, 6-4)

Niquon Watson Green '14


Girls’ Soccer Picks up First League Win
10/11/2012

The girls’ soccer team picked up their first league win on Friday, September 28 overcoming visiting Abington Friends.

The Gators started the game off strong. Freshman Hope Roehrs scored the opening goal, putting Shipley in the lead. The half continued and Shipley kept good possession of the ball, and played great defense.

As the second half started, the team continued to keep possession. Their passing, defense and midfield looked strong. Towards the middle of the second half, the Gator’s defense managed to keep the ball from going in the net. As the last ten minutes of the half neared, Roehrs was taken down in the opponent’s box. This gave the Gators a penalty kick. Senior Sophie Katz took the kick and was able to put it right in the back of the net, securing Shipley’s first FSL win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Abington Friends.

Allegra Rapoport ‘16


Boys’ Soccer Beats Solebury; Schauerman’s 100th Win
9/21/2012

The boys’ soccer team traveled to Solebury School and came home with a 3-2 victory and Coach Thom Schauerman’s 100th win.

The Gators took care of business beating a scrappy Solebury School by the score of 3-2. Junior Max Olsan scored the first goal of the game just minutes into the match when he saw the Solebury goalie off his line and chipped him from close to midfield. Later in the first half, with the score now tied, junior Nico Rubino took a one time rip from the corner of the box to give the Gators their second lead of the day.

Throughout the second half, with the score tied yet again, the Gators found a way to salvage the win as Nico Rubino got his second of the match with a close range shot rippling the net with 15 minutes to go.

Coach Thom Schauerman, now in his 7th season as head coach, picked up his 100th win with this victory. He has coached the team to five FSL Championships in seven attempts at the title since joining the league in 2005.


Girls’ Tennis Beats Episcopal Academy
9/21/2012

The girls’ tennis team (6-0, 0-0 FSL) beat Episcopal Academy on Wednesday, September 19 by a score of 4-3. This was another great win for the Gators playing away at EA

# 1 Jill Nehrbas was the only player who had a comfortable win. Everyone else had a tough match and the last match was Anne Lovett at #3 singles who kept her composure to secure the win for the Gators.

The girls will play their next match away at Academy of the New Church on Friday. 

#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-4, 6-5)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 {6-3, 7-6 (7-3)} 

#1 Doubles Brianna Sedor & Tayller Marcee lost 0-2 (5-7, 4-6)
#2 Doubles Rachael Grobman & McKinley Lovett won 2-0 (6-4, 6-1)
#3 Doubles Sophie Pilkington & Bella Korfmann lost 0-2 (1-6, 5-7)
#4 Doubles Julie Svigals & Elizabeth Menkowitz lost 0-2 (1-6, 3-6)


Girls’ Soccer Over Harriton
9/21/2012

The girls’ soccer team had a great win over Harriton on Wednesday, September 19.

When the first half started senior Nanci Selig scored the first goal of the match putting the Gators in the lead. As the half progressed, the girls began to set up many offensive plays with skillful passing to try and score another goal. Even though defensively Shipley looked sound as well, Harriton managed to get an equalizing goal right before the end of the half. 

As the second half started, the Gators were forced to play more defensively as Harriton’s offense attacked. At about the midpoint of the half, Harriton took the lead making the score 1-2. Afterwards, Shipley began to play much more offensively giving them more opportunities on goal, which was a success. Junior Cara Moschetti scored a goal making the scored tied at 2-2. With fifteen minutes left in the half, the Gators tactically set up a play that got the ball upfield towards Harriton’s goal where Selig scored her second goal of the game and the winning goal of the match.  

Come see the Gators’ next game, Friday, September 21st, at 4:00 when the take on Penn Charter on the Main Campus at the Fuller Fields.  

Allegra Rapoport ‘16


Tennis Improves to 4-0
9/21/2012

The girls’ tennis team (4-0, 0-0 FSL) beat Academy of Notre Dame on Tuesday, September 11 by a score of 7-0 to improve the season record to 4-0.

This was another great win for the Gators. Both singles and the doubles teams are improving all the time. 

Individual Scores were:
#1 Singles Jill Nehrbas won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#2 Singles Britt Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#3 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-0 (6-2, 6-0) 

#1 Doubles Tayller Marcee & Haley Banks won 2-0 (6-2, 6-2)
#2 Doubles Rachael Grobman & McKinley Lovett won 2-0 (6-1, 6-2)
#3 Doubles Bella Korfmann & Brianna Sedor won 2-0 (6-0, 6-2)
#4 Doubles Sophie Pilkington & Julie Svigals won 1-0 (8-2)


Boys’ Soccer Picks up First Win of the Season
9/21/2012

On Friday September 7, the Gators beat local rival, Malvern by a score of 2-0.

Malvern started out strong and Shipley needed a big diving save from captain goalkeeper Chase Cella in the fifth minute.  Eventually the Gators were able to slow the game down and created a few quick chances that both sailed just over the crossbar.  First, Nico Rubino got into the 18 and beat two Malvern players before letting a 15 yard shot rip over the crossbar and then minutes later freshman Henry Farr received a ball at the top of the 18 and hit the ball first time over the net.  Just minutes later, freshman Michael Burns played a great diagonal ball across to Farr who slotted the ball under the onrushing Malvern keeper to score his first varsity goal.  The game went back and forth with neither team dominating but taking their turns possessing the ball.

In the second half, Cella sent a punt about 60 yards down the flank where senior Cal Hamilton, Burns and Rubino combined to set up the second goal. Rubino ended up with the ball inside the 18, he played a ball to sophomore Konrad Bulanowski who hit a left footed volley into the near post beating the keeper with power.  The Gators had a few more chances but could not capitalize.  It took some stellar defending from the Gators backline of Max Olson, Conor Higgins, Dan Leone and Fed Ruggiero and the crossbar to keep Malvern out.


Field Hockey Wins Home Opener
9/21/2012

The field hockey team won an exciting 2 to 0 shutout against visitor, Springside, on Wednesday, September 5. It was a great first official game of the season with incredible defense and an offense that really got fired up in the second half.

One of the most impressive Gators was senior captain Ilana Liss who had the biggest hit on the field. She and freshman Whitney Harris worked well together supplying the ball to the offense. Harris had four shots on Springside. Senior Lia Janzer was determined to score on Springside and was the first to do so giving the Gators a 1-0 lead.

Senior captain goalie Hayley Silva had an excellent game. She was responsible for 11 clears in the cage. Silva cleared the ball great lengths, including during the numerous defensive corners.

Sophomore Madison Tucker scored the second goal, while playing center back. She played smart and was persistently on the ball. Tucker, Liss and sophomore Anna Scutt communicated effectively with Silva in the cage, which made all the difference in the game.


2012 Fall Sports Preview
9/21/2012

Find out what's in store for all of our fall sports teams in the 2012 Fall Sports Preview.


Rising Freshman Whitney Harris Competes in Junior Olympics
8/29/2012

This summer, Shipley’s rising freshman Whitney Harris was invited to Houston, Texas to compete in the AUU Junior Olympics for field hockey. She was there competing for five days on 115 degree turf determined, to come home with a gold medal. Coming off a gold medal at the National Club Championship with her club team, W.C. Eagles, in Virginia Beach, Whitney did not want to end her winning streak!

In the seven games, the team worked hard to get to the championship game. Whitney’s stick skills and speed helped get the team through the tournament. "The hard work and hundreds of practices were worth it to be one of the few girls that were picked for the Junior Olympics," Whitney said. "It is a good experience for any athlete and was fun to play with new people." Working hard to get to the junior Olympics is definitely her recommendation. While her team did not win gold, she enjoyed the competition.


Field Hockey Silver Medalist Tracey Larson Arndt Shares Inspirational Message & Expertise with Shipley
8/27/2012

The Shipley field hockey team was delighted to welcome guest speaker, Tracey Larson Arndt, to their second day of pre-season practice at the Farm Fields. Tracey was a member of the US Field Hockey Team and earned a silver medal in the Pan American Games. Tracey talked to the team about how hard work and a positive attitude helped her achieve success. Read more.


Varsity Boys Double Wins Silver at Nationals
5/29/2012

This past weekend, the crew team competed at the National Championships on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ.  Conditions were ideal, and set the tone for a weekend of great racing.  On Friday morning, the Girls Varsity Double, consisting of Zoe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil, started out the racing for Shipley.  They executed a comfortable and controlled race, to finish in second place to qualify for the semi-finals.  The Boys Varsity Double of Marc Molta and Max Reisser raced next and also finished comfortably in second place to qualify directly for the finals on Saturday afternoon.  The final boat to race on Friday was the Girls Junior Four, consisting of Tayller Marcee, Meredith Mason, Lauren Semerjian, Linna Li and coxswain Stephanie Goldstein.  They put together one of their best races of the season and also took second place to qualify for the semi-finals on Saturday morning.

Both of the girls boats put out tremendous efforts on Saturday morning, but both finished in fourth place, narrowly missing qualifying for finals by one place.  In the afternoon, the boys competed in the finals of the Varsity Double category.  They put together a phenomenal race, and came from behind to take the silver medal.  In the process, they defeated Malvern Prep and Roman Catholic, who had beaten them earlier in the season.  It was a great way for Shipley to close out a terrific season, and for the seniors to close out their high school rowing careers.


Stotesbury Regatta
5/22/2012

This past weekend was the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, which is the largest high school regatta in the world. This regatta draws crews from all over the country and from Canada. There were a total of 198 high schools that participated this weekend. The weather was warm and sunny and great for all of the rowers and spectators on the Schyulkill.

The races were held on both Friday and Saturday. The majority of Friday consisted of Time Trial events where crews raced to qualify for semi finals. The semi finals began on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning, the finals were Saturday.

The Shipley novice men were in the first event of the regatta on Friday morning, Lucas Tortella, Arman Eroglu, Davis Grubman, Campbell Taylor, Zach Brida, Chase Shamlian, David Bakali, Sam Brandt and Brian Anderson, competed against 43 crews in the Boys Freshman Eight event, with the top 18 times moving on to the semi final event. The novice men had a strong race, and one of their best times of the season, but they did not make it to the semi finals.

The novice women raced next in the Freshman Girls Eight event with a total of 42 boats competing. Anisa Iqbal, Zoe Helmers, Emma Scornavacchi, Annie Neilson, Amanda Semerjian, Kaela Gundy, Anne Homans, Sarah Clothier, and Emily Armstrong unfortunately had a rough start, and after overcoming some difficulty they managed to come back and pull a respectable time but did not make it out of the time trial event.

The Boys Junior Double event was up next with Will Verdeur and Henry Goodhart. The boys also had some struggles at the start of their race, having an oar come out of the oarlock, but they managed to fix the issue and still had a good race coming in 20 out of 30 boats.

The Boys Junior Four event was one of the largest of the day with 61 boats competing! The boys put up a good fight with Greg Dadourian, Jack Ryan, Michael Schwartz, Sean Deitrich and Alexa Gordon coxing. The boys stayed right in the middle of the pack and had a good strong race.

Taylor Marcee, Meredith Mason, Lauren Semerjian, Linna Li and Stephanie Goldstein competed in the Junior Girls Four race, with 59 boats entered in the event. The girls narrowly missed making the semi final, coming in 19th place within three tenths of a second of qualifying.

The Girls Junior Quad consisting of Jill Davis, Regina Sterge, Michelle Danoff, and Lauren Lewis had a great time trial coming in as one of the top 12 boats making it to the afternoon semi final. Their semi final was one of the last events of Friday, what a long day! The girls put up a strong fight and managed a sixth place finish.

Zoe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil competed in the Girls Senior Double. The girls raced well and got eighth out of 18boats in their heat, making it to the next morning’s semi final event. The girls came back Saturday morning to compete in their semi final event with a solid fifth place. The girls did not make it to the grand final, but they had a good race and were happy with their results.

Marc Molta and Max Reisser were next in the Boys Senior Double. The boys had an excellent race and came in second of 22 boats. The boys also had their semi final on Saturday morning where they raced in one of two heats against six boats again coming in second place to make it to the grand final on Saturday afternoon. The boys came in fourth place in the grand final!

Will Butera competed in the Varsity Single event, even though he had barely practiced in this event. Although he put together a strong showing, he was unable to make it to the semi finals.

In the end, it was an exciting and eventful two days of racing and it was bittersweet for those done racing for the season. Some of the varsity team will be going on to the National Championships this weekend and the rest of the team will be coming out to the river for a few days of fun practices before putting up their oars and shells for the season.


FSL Golf Championship
5/22/2012

The golf squad finished its 2012 season with an impressive showing at the Friends School League Championships. The year-ending event was held at Middletown CC in Langhorne, PA. The Gators posted a four-player score of 350 for 18 holes of golf for each contestant. This overall score was second only to Westtown (this year's Friends School League Champs), who recorded a final total of 345. 

Freshman Ben Kotler received a third place individual medal for his score of 79; and senior Trevor Green earned a sixth place individual medal for his score of 83. Senior Chris Camerota shot a 92 and sophomore Jimmy Unger shot a 96. 

After this impressive showing at the FSL Championship, the Gators ended tied for second place with Abington Friends School.


Boys' Lacrosse Captures Fourth Straight FSL Title
5/22/2012

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Softball Wins First Round of PAISAA
5/22/2012

The softball team beat Perkiomen on Wednesday, May 16 in the first round of the PAISAA Tournament by a score of 10-3. Junior Sara Touey pitched the complete game and added a grand slam to help put the game out of reach. Junior Emma Cavanaugh-Kerr provided solid defense at second base, recording four of the final six outs of the game. Junior Kat Repetto and sophomore Meredith Maguire scored two runs each and senior Gianna Toglia had a triple to add to the offense.


Boys’ Tennis Advances to FSL Championship
5/22/2012

The boys’ tennis team upset Abington Friends School on Wednesday, May 16 by a score of 3-2, to advance to the Championship.

This was a great win for the Gators as their regular #3 Singles was out causing a shift in the standard line-up.

Nat Fry, at #2 Singles, was steady as ever and won comfortably and Josh Katz lost at #3 Singles to tie the match one apiece. Second doubles pulled out a great win for a pair that had never played together before and the Gators pulled ahead 2 – 1. Then second doubles struggled in the third set getting down 5 – 1 very quickly and were not able to catch up losing 6 – 3 in the third. 

Man of the match was # 1 singles, Connor Gundersen who pulled out the win to clinch the match after starting 1 set down. He showed great resilience and composure and ended up breaking his opponent who could not seem to find any answers and got exhausted.

#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-1 {6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-5}
#2 Singles Nat Fry won 2-0 (7-5, 6-0)
#3 Singles Josh Katz lost 0-2 (1-6, 0-6)

#1 Doubles Eddie McCann & Hunter Cummin lost 1-2 (6-4, 4-6, 3-6)
#2 Doubles McLean Dyer & Noah Yecies won 2-0 (4-6, 6-2, 6-2)


Boys’ Lacrosse Set to Host FSL Championship
5/16/2012

The boys’ lacrosse team improved to 15-5 (6-0 FSL) with a 18-7 win over Westtown School on Tuesday, May 15 in the FSL Semi-Finals to give them their tenth consecutive win.

Ten different people contributed to the offense for the Gators. Junior Andrew Wofford had four goals and three assists for seven points and senior Maz Obuz had two goals and four assists for six points. Senior Mac Gallagher had four goals, junior Cory Rayfield had three goals, senior Mattock Callahan had one goal and two assists, freshman Keagan Farr had one goal and one assist and freshman Ethan Bradlow and juniors James Lee and Christian Whyte each added one goal. Freshman Josh Kline added one assist. Senior goalie Ian McGibbon had 11 saves in the victory.

The Gators will now host Academy of the New Church on Friday, May 18 at 4:00 PM on the Main Campus Fuller 2 as the boys’ look to capture their fourth consecutive FSL title.


US Rowing Mid Atlantic Regional Championships
5/14/2012

The crew team headed north to West Windsor, NJ on Saturday for the US Rowing Mid Atlantic Regional Championships. It was a long day for everyone with racing starting at 8am everyone got a very early start to their day. The weather was warm and sunny and the race course was beautiful. The regatta had heats in the first half of the day where boats would race to qualify for the afternoon finals and medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

The Junior Varsity lightweight double started out the morning with Will Verdeur and Henry Goodhart raced in a morning heat, they had a good race but just missed out on qualifying for their afternoon final. Next up was Mark Molta and Max Reisser who competed in the Varsity double event, they had the fastest time in their heat. Will Butera and Derek McAvoy raced in the second heat of the Varsity double getting a solid third place both Varsity men’s boats qualified for the afternoon final.

The Novice women were up next racing in the Women’s Novice Four heat coasting through their heat coming in second in their heat. These girls Emma Scornavacchi, Zoe Helmers, Amanda Semerjian, Annie Neilson and Anisa Iqbal would end up racing four times through the course of the day. The Novice Women raced in the Novice Women’s eight event a few hours later, the girls had a good race and came in second place securing their spot in the afternoon final. The eight would include Kaela Gundy, Anne Homans, Sarah Clothier, and Emma Ragsdale.

Ending up the morning heats for Shipley was the Men’s Novice Eight with Lucas Tortella, Arman Eroglu, Davis Grubman, Campbell Taylor, Zach Brida, Chase Shamlian, David Bakali, Sam Brandt and Brian Anderson; the boys were fighting some injuries and did not make it to the afternoon racing.

In an exciting final both Shipley Men’s Varsity doubles raced hard with Will Butera and Derek McAvoy getting a Silver medal just seconds shy of first place. The other double had a hard race with some equipment issues, despite that, the boys came in fourth place within one second of third place.

The Women’s Novice Four competed in their final this would be the third 2000m race of the day for the girls and they did an excellent job coming in second place. The Novice Women’s Eight was one of the last races of the day and all of the girls raced hard battling against the other boats and finishing in third place.

It was a long but exciting day for the guys and girls and everyone worked hard and made it a successful day.

To end an exciting weekend Shipley also competed in The Dr. White Regatta which is a Novice only Regatta held annually on the Schuylkill River. The novice men unfortunately had to pull out of the race due to some injuries on the team. The Novice Women competed in the Girls freshman Eight event having raced multiple times the day before the girls were pretty tired and didn’t have much left; they had a hard race coming in fifth place.

The team is getting rested up and focused in for the Stotesbury Cup Regatta that will take place this coming weekend. Everyone is looking forward to competing in this event which is the largest high school regatta in the world.


Gallagher Breaks 100 Career Goals
5/11/2012

The boys’ lacrosse team (13-5, 5-0 FSL) finished the regular season riding an eight game winning streak by beating St. Andrew’s on Tuesday, May 8 by a score of 10-6. The Gators will head into FSL playoffs with a 5-0 league record at the top of the FSL and unbeaten in league play for the fourth year in a row. The three time defending FSL champs look to send their seniors out with another FSL title next week.

Shipley senior Mac Gallagher broke the 100 career goal mark today, heading into the game with 98 goals and finishing the day with three goals to hit 101 goals for his career. The Lafayette bound senior also had an assist for four points in the win.

Senior goalie Ian McGibbon turned away ten shots for his thirteenth win as a starter this season backed by stellar defense by the Gators.

Other Gators contributing to the offense were senior Mattock Callahan with two goals and two assists, senior Dan Gordon and junior Cory Rayfield with two goals each and senior Maz Obuz with one goal.

The Gators will move onto the Inter-Ac invitational on Saturday at Malvern Prep vs. Chestnut Hill Academy and will host Westtown for the FSL semi-finals on Tues May 15 at 4:00 PM on the main campus.


Baseball Secures 2nd Place for Playoffs
5/11/2012

The baseball team won another Friends League game and have secured the #2 seed in the upcoming playoffs with a 14-5 win over Westtown on Senior Day, Tuesday, May 8.

Starting slow, the Gators gave up two early runs in the first inning, after which, senior Jonah Frey cruised to a complete game victory. Frey struck out seven Westtown hitters while only walking two. Offensively, the team was led by seniors Pierce Strickler (3-4, 2 RBI's), Mike Vellios (two run home run in the third inning) and Clayton Dyer (3-5, 3 RBI's). David Yarmark also chipped in with a sacrifice fly in the second inning to give the Gators a commanding 8-3 lead. After the game the team recognized the following senior players and managers. Clayton Dyer, Pierce Strickler, Jonah Frey, Mike Vellios, Spencer Stokes, David Yarmark, Jeff Holthausen and Nick Intermaggio as well as managers Neil Patel, Jimi Demi Ajayi and Alex Herbert.

The Gators will return to action on Saturday against Central High School (Philadelphia) for a 10:00 AM start on the main campus.


Girls’ Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day
5/9/2012

The girls' lacrosse team (13-6, 5-2 FSL) won their last regular season FSL game over Abington Friends School on Tuesday, May 8 by a score of 18-4. 

Thirteen different girls contributed to the attack for the Gators, including all eight seniors. Seniors Sophie Cummins, Caroline Anapol and Katie Leyden each had two goals, Cummins added an assist and Anapol added three assists. Seniors Avery Safford, Teddy Chase, Alayna Harris, Elizabeth Wilcox and Lauren Scutt each added a goal, Safford also contributed three assists. Junior Sophie Katz and freshman Rachel Shapiro each had two goals, Katz also dished out six assists. Junior Carlie Ladda and freshman Sophie Pilkington each had one goal and one assist and junior Hannah Cutler added one to round out the scoring for the Gators. 

Freshman Alli Kothari had two saves in the victory. The girls will finish the regular season with an away game at Hill School on Friday, May 11. 

The seniors that were honored today for their contributions to the lacrosse program over the past few years included; Caroline Anapol, Teddy Chase, Sophie Cummins, Alayna Harris, Katie Leyden, Avery Safford, Lauren Scutt and Elizabeth Wilcox as well as managers Alison Henry and Lena Costalas. 


Philadelphia City Championships; Senior Day
5/7/2012

This past Sunday the Philadelphia City Championships were held on the Schuylkill River. Despite the overcast sky and chilly weather, it was a great day for racing. The day began with time trials where all of the boats in each event raced against the clock. with the fastest 6 times qualifying for the afternoon finals. The day started with the Girls Freshman Four event with Emma Scornavacchi, Zoe Helmers, Amanda Semerjian , Annie Neilson and coxswain Anisa Iqbal racing to a first place time in their event. This was an exciting result considering that they had only practiced in the boat for a few days.

The next event of the morning was the Boys Freshman Eight with Lucas Tortella, Arman Eroglu, Davis Grubman, Campbell Taylor, Zach Brida, Chase Shamlian, David Bakali, Sam Brandt and Brian Anderson. The boys put up a strong fight but weren’t able to qualify for the afternoon in this large, very competitive event.

Up next was the Boys Junior Double race with Henry Goodhart and Will Verdur. They fought hard and placed right in the middle of the pack, getting 14th of 23 boats with a small margin between all of the boats. Following up the boys JV race was the Girls Junior Four with Tayller Marcee, Lauren Semerjian, Meredith Mason, Linna Li and coxswain Stephanie Goldstein. They came in fifth out of 18 boats and qualified for their afternoon final. 

The boys also raced a Junior Four with Greg Dadourian, Jack Ryan, Michael Schwartz, Sean Deitrich and coxswain Alexa Gordon. They raced in the largest time trial of the day with 33 boats entered in the event. The boys raced strong and hard but didn’t manage to qualify for the finals.

The Girls Junior Quad consisted of Jill Davis, Regina Sterge, Michelle Danoff and Lauren Lewis. They put together a very strong race and managed to come in fifth, qualifying them for the afternoon final.

There was a break in the racing for Shipley until noon when the Varsity doubles raced. The two senior girls Zoe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil raced in their Varsity Double, getting a comfortable time in the top six with less than one second between fourth and fifth place. The boys raced in two Varsity Doubles with Mark Molta and Max Reisser in the ‘A’ boat and Derek McAvoy and Will Butera in the ‘B’ boat with a third and fourth place finish, respectively.

Everyone took some time to sit down, relax and watch some races while waiting for the afternoon finals. The finals were conducted in sprint racing fashion with boats aligned and racing six lanes across. The Girls Freshman Four would be the first Shipley boat to race in the finals and the girls came out with a gold medal, dominating the field for the entire race. The girls were given medals and an award plaque on the awards dock by the grandstands.

The Girls Junior Four raced hard in a close final race, missing out on fourth place by fifteen hundredths of a second against some tough competition. The Girls Junior Quad also got a fifth place finish in their grand final, fighting through some choppy water down the course.

The Varsity events were the last ones of the day. The Girls Double raced a very aggressive race, and were right in the hunt for a medal. Unfortunately they were just edged out and came in with a fourth place finish.

The Varsity boys doubles both made it into the final, and crossed the finish line just seconds apart, with the ‘A’ boat getting fourth and the ‘B’ boat getting fifth place.

It was a long but solid day of racing for everyone on the team at the City Championships, which draws crew teams from all over the city as well as neighboring states. It was a good chance to see some out of town crews and race tough competitors. Good job everyone!! Next weekend Shipley will compete at the Mid Atlantic Junior District Championships in West Windsor, NJ and the Novices will also compete on Sunday at the novice only Dr. White Regatta at home on the Schuylkill.

The seniors of the crew team, Marc Molta, Will Butera, Derek McAvoy, Zoe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil were honored for their contributions to the crew program over the past few years.


Boys’ Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day Undefeated in FSL Play
5/7/2012

The boys' lacrosse team improved to 12-5 (5-0 FSL) riding a 7 game winning streak and finished the regular FSL season at 5-0 for the 4th consecutive year as the top team in the FSL heading into the playoffs.

The Gators were led by the defense that has not allowed double digit goals against in the past seven games. The team started strong and never looked back. Senior goalie Ian McGibbon had five saves in the victory, classmates Maz Obuz and Mike Gagnier picked up six and five groundballs, respectively.

Eight different Gators contributed to the offense. Obuz and senior Mac Gallagher each had three goals and two assists, junior James Lee had three goals, junior Andrew Wofford had one goal and one assist, senior Dan Gordon, junior Cory Rayfield, and freshman Keagan Farr each added one goal. Senior Mattock Callahan had two goals and one assist. Callahan filled in for the JV goalie and collected his first career win in goal turning away seven shots!

The team also honored their seniors for their contributions over the past few years. Seniors include: Mattock Callahan, Mike Gagnier, Mac Gallagher, Steve Gentry, Dan Gordon, Mike Litner, Eric Loreaux, Ian McGibbon, Maz Obuz, Dan Tercero, Will Todd, and Tyreeq Williams as well as managers Rebecca Meltzer, Silvi Specter and Emma Storbeck.


Golf Celebrates Senior Day
5/7/2012

The golf team squeaked out a razor-slim win on Friday, May 4 by a score of 179-180 over Friends’ Central at Merion West.  To commemorate Senior Day, Shipley started its five senior players - Chris Camerota, Trevor Green, Noah Rosenfeldt, Danny Sullivan, and Zach Risell as well as one junior, Sam Miller.  Top scorers for the Gators were: Trevor Green (40); Chris Camerota (41); Sam Miller (45); and Danny Sullivan (53).


Boys’ Lacrosse Wins Six in a Row
5/2/2012

The boys’ lacrosse team won their sixth win in a row to improve to an 11-5 overall record and 4-0 in FSL play with a 17-6 win over Moorestown Friends on Tuesday, May 1.

This is the second consecutive game that the Gators defense shut out its opponent in the first half. Goalie Ian McGibbon had a shutout on two shots in two quarters. Tyreeq Williams had five saves in the second half. With a 14-0 lead at halftime the Gators were able to use their entire bench and everyone saw plenty of playing time.

Many players contributed to the offense of the Gators. Cory Rayfield had four goals, Mac Gallagher had two goals and two assists, Andrew Wofford had one goal and three assists, Dan Gordon had two goals and two assists, Maz Obuz had three goals and one assist, Mattock Callahan had one goal and one assist and Keagan Farr, James Lee, Ben Ynocencio and Ian McGibbon each added one goal.


Girls’ Lacrosse Improves to 11-4
5/2/2012

The girls' lacrosse team (11-4, 3-2 FSL) beat league opponent, Moorestown Friends School, on Tuesday, May 1 by a score of 17-6. 

The team was lead by junior Sophie Katz with four goals and three assists for seven points and senior Avery Safford with four goals and one assist. Also adding to the offense was senior Sophie Cummins with three goals and one assist, freshman Rachel Shapiro and senior Katie Leyden each with two goals, juniors Carlie Ladda and Hannah Cutler each with one goal and senior Teddy Chase adding four assists. 

Splitting time in the cage were freshman goalie Alli Kothari who allowed only one goal and turned away four shots and sophomore Madison Bailey who turned away three shots. 

The girls will travel to Germantown Academy tomorrow, May 2, to play in a non-league contest.


Baseball Leading FSL
5/2/2012

The baseball team has seemed to find a groove after a 1-3 start to the season. The Gators have won eight out of their last ten games and are once again on top of the Friends School League. The Gators have improved to 10-6 overall and 7-1 in the FSL. They have won four straight league games with the last two coming against Westtown by a score of 12-2 and Germantown Friends School by a score of 7-4.

Senior captains Mike Vellios and Jonah Frey have been on fire offensively. Vellios batted .727 (8-11, 8 runs, 8 RBI's) for the week while Frey batted .583 (7-12, 10 runs, 8 RBI's) for the week. Junior pitcher Vince Ceriale picked up two more wins this week to improve to 4-1 on the year. His last outing was a complete game four hitter against Germantown Friends School.

The Gators return to action this week with three games this week against Perkiomen School, Barrack Hebrew School and Friends Select.


Boys’ Lacrosse - Katie Samson Festival
5/2/2012

On Saturday, April 28, the boys’ lacrosse team (10-5, 2-0 FSL) beat Central League opponent, Haverford High School by a score of 11-6. The boys' improve to 10-5 (3-0 FSL) with their fifth win in a row and a key win at the Katie Samson Festival.

Senior goalie Ian McGibbon had 13 saves in the victory. Leading the way on attack was senior Mac Gallagher with four goals and one assist for five points. Also adding to the attack was junior Andrew Wofford with two goals and two assists, Cory Rayfield with three goals, Maz Obuz with one goal and one assist, Mike Gagnier with one goal, Mattock Callahan with two assists and James Lee and Keagan Farr each adding an assist.

This is the first time in school history that the boys’ lacrosse team has beaten Haverford High School.


Cooper Cup Regatta
5/2/2012

On Sunday, April 29, the crew team competed at the Cooper Cup Regatta in Camden, New Jersey. It was great weather and calm conditions for most of the day, until the late afternoon. First to start off the day was the Girls Freshman Eight, comprised of Anisa Iqbal, Zoe Helmers, Emma Scornavacchi, Annie Neilson, Amanda Semerjian, Kaela Gundy, Emily Armstrong, Anne Homans and Sarah Clothier. They had a great race and ended up finishing with a very respectable second place finish.

The second race of the day was the Boys Freshman Eight, comprised of Lucas Tortella, Arman Eroglu, Davis Grubman, Campbell Taylor, Zach Brida, Chase Shamlian, David Bakali, Sam Brandt and Brian Anderson. After a hard fought race, they also managed to pull off a second place finish.

The next race of the day was the semi-final race for the Girls Varsity Double, represented by seniors Elisa Mirkil and Zoe Deutsch. They won their qualifier in convincing fashion with open water over their next closest competitor, Sagamore Rowing, from New York. They would go on to race in the Finals later in the day.

For the Varsity Boys, the next race that they participated in was the Varsity Double category. Shipley entered three entries into this event, comprised of their “A” boat of Max Reisser and Mark Molta, their “B” boat of Will Butera and Derek McAvoy and finally their “C” boat of Will Verdeur and Henry Goodhart. All three boats raced in separate semi-finals and all boats managed to qualify for the Grand Finals in the afternoon. This would mean that of the six boats in the Finals, three spots would be represented by Shipley.

The following race for Shipley was the Girls Junior Four event, represented by coxswain Stephanie Goldstein, juniors Tayller Marcee, Linna Li and Meredith Mason and sophomore Lauren Semerjian. The girls had a great race and ended up with a second place finish overall out of eighteen boats.

Following their success was the Girls Junior Quad, represented by Jill Davis, Regina Sterge, Michelle Danoff and Lauren Lewis. Unfortunately, they had a breakage with their equipment, but still managed to pull off an impressive fourth place finish, just missing out on a third place finish by one second.

In the afternoon, the Grand Finals for the Varsity events began as the wind picked up and whitecaps and high winds began to become an issue. The first event to race was the finals of the Girls Varsity Doubles. Elisa Mirkil and Zoe Deutsch raced a hard fought race through the rough water and pulled off an impressive second place finish, just getting edged out by River Rowing Association from New York to earn a silver medal.

The final race of the day was the Grand Final for the Boys Varsity Doubles. Racing against a tough boat from Cleveland, Ohio, the boys finished with second, third, and sixth place finishes, ending a very respectable day for the Shipley Crew.

The team is looking forward to a great weekend of racing next Sunday at the Philadelphia City Championships next Sunday.

 


Golf Improves Record to 6-2
5/2/2012

On Friday, April 27 the golf team beat league opponent, George School by a score of 180-203. Individual scores for Shipley were Ben Kotler (40), Blake Kurtzman (43), Chris Camerota (48) and Brad Hilzinger (49).


Fifth Manny Flick
5/2/2012

On Sunday, April 22, the crew team competed at the Fifth Manny Flick race in Philadelphia. The first race of the day for the Gators was in the Junior Quad, with sophomores Jill Davis, and Regina Sterge, and juniors Michelle Danoff and Lauren Lewis who came in third with a time of 05:52.87, just missing second place by three tenths of a second. Following them were seniors Zoe Deutsch, and Elisa Mirkil in the Varsity Double. They came in first place with a time of 06:01.29. Then, freshmen Zoe Helmers, Emma Scornavacchi, Annie Neilson, Anne Homans, Kaela Gundy, Emily Armstrong, Sarah Clothier, Emma Ragsdale and Anisa Iqbal competed in the Freshman Eight category and came in 13th with a time of 05:51.54. After the freshmen, juniors Tayller Marcee, Linna Li, Meredith Mason, Stephanie Goldstein, and sophomore Lauren Semerjian raced in the Junior Four. Despite several rowers being ill, they came in a respectable 8th place with a time of 06:01.47.

The first race for the boys was the Freshman Eight with Arman Eroglu, Davis Grubman, Campbell Taylor, Zach Brida, Chase Shamlian, David Bakali, Sam Brandt, Brian Anderson, and Luke Tortella. They came in 17th out of 17 due to equipment breakage, but are looking forward to making up for it next weekend. Following them were sophomores Will Verdeur and Henry Goodhart who came in 13th with a time of 05:42.54. In the next race, junior Greg Dadourian and sophomores Jack Ryan, Mike Schwartz, Sean Dietrich, and Alexa Gordon raced in the Junior Four event. They placed 19th out of 31 with a time of 05:39.88. Finally, in the last race of the day for Shipley, Marc Molta, and junior Max Reisser raced in the Varsity Double as the “A” boat. They came in first place with a time of 05:13.12 against Shipley “B” boat seniors Derek McAvoy and Will Butera who came in second with a time of 05:21.88. Although it was 50 degrees out and pouring rain, Shipley still managed to once again have a great race day despite the weather.

Emma Ragsdale ‘15


Boys’ Lacrosse Improves to 7-5 with Back to Back Wins
5/2/2012

Friday, April 20 marked the second time in the Shipley vs. Lower Merion long lacrosse history that Shipley beat Lower Merion in boys’ lacrosse.

It was a true team effort. The defense of Mike Gagnier, Eric Loreaux, David Wolfson, Chris Verdeur, Steve Gentry, Jamie Piltch, Christian Whyte, Jon Messerschmidt, Nick Piasecki and Rob Cucuel was tight and relentless. Goalie Ian McGibbon turned away 13 shots in the victory, Verdeur had a huge goal off a clear and Maz Obuz was the main face off man.

On attack, Mac Gallagher, Mattock Callahan and Andrew Wofford each had two goals, and Verdeur and Obuz each added one. Mike Litner had a big goal in the first quarter before going down with an injury.

Coming off that great win, the boys beat O’hara by a score of 9-7 on the new main campus turf field on Saturday, April 21.

It was a tale of two halves as the Gators went up 7-2 in the first half, and O'Hara battled back in the third quarter. The Gators held on to pull out the win in the fourth after a penalty filled afternoon for both teams.

McGibbon had 13 saves in the win. Gallagher led the attack with four goals, Wofford had two goals and one assist, Obuz and Cory Rayfield each had one goal and one assist, Callahan added one goal and Keagan Farr added one assist.


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5/2/2012

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Boys’ Lacrosse Beat League Rival, ANC
5/2/2012

The boys' lacrosse team (5-4, 1-0 FSL) hosted the Academy of the New Church in the first FSL game of the 2012 season, on Friday, April 13.

This was the same match-up as last season's FSL Championship game. The Gators beat ANC by a score of 15-5. There was great defense led by senior goalie Ian McGibbon with eight saves. Seniors Eric Loreaux and Mike Gagnier each had five groundballs and freshman David Wolfson picked up four. Senior Mike Litner led the attack with six goals and three assists for nine points, followed closely by classmate Mac Gallagher with five goals and two assists for seven points. Senior Andrew Wofford had two goals and one assist, while freshman Ethan Bradlow added a goal.


Golf Improves to 4-1
5/2/2012

The golf team (4-1, 3-1 FSL) improved its record to 4-1 with a strong showing against Moorestown Friends School on Friday, April 13. The team tied its season low round total of 165 compared to MFS team total of 209.

Top scores of the day came from Trevor Green (40), Ben Kotler (41), Jimmy Unger (41), and Chris Camerota (43) and Blake Kurtzman (43).

The next match is against Coventry Christian School on Friday, April 20 at White Manor.


Softball Wins League Contest
5/2/2012

The softball team beat ANC Friday, April 13 by a score of 12-6. Shipley got off to a slow start, down 6-2 after two innings, but fought back to take the lead after the 4th inning. From that point on the team never looked back behind strong pitching by junior Sara Touey and solid defense all around. Adding to the offense were Sydney Lazard with a triple and Touey with a three run homerun.


Boys’ Tennis Wins First League Match
5/2/2012

On Friday, April 13 the boys’ tennis team (2-5, 1-0 FSL) won their first league game of the season over Friends Select by a score of 5-0. This was a good start for the Gators in the Friends League. The team adapted well to the astro turf playing surface.

The Gators will next face Friends’ Central on Friday, April 20.

#1 Singles Connor Gundersen won 2-0 (6-1, 6-1)
#2 Singles Ed McCann won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)
#3 Singles Jimmy Leyden won 2-1 {6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 10-7}

#1 Doubles Nat Fry & Josh Katz won 2-0 (6-0, 6-1)
#2 Doubles Noah Yecies & Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)


Girls' Lacrosse Improves to 7-1
5/2/2012

Shipley's girls' lacrosse team (7-1, 0-0 FSL) beat Springside on Friday, April 13 by a score of 13-12.

The Gators went down by three right from the beginning and had to battle their way back. About eight minutes into the game the Gators took the lead 4-3. Springside then went on a 5-1 run and the Gators found themselves down 8-5 at halftime.

Shipley controlled the second half on attack. The defense, led by freshman goalie Alli Kothari with four big saves in the second, held Springside scoreless for 18 minutes of the second half.

The Gators were led by senior captain Avery Safford with six goals. Junior Sophie Katz had three goals and three assists and freshman Rachel Shapiro, sophomore Chase Stewart and seniors Caroline Anapol and Sophie Cummins each added one.

Kothari had eight saves in the victory.


Mike Litner Named Main Line Athlete of the Week
4/16/2012

Senior boys' lacrosse player, Mike Litner, was named Main Line Athlete of the Week. View the article and video

 

 

 

 


Boys’ Lacrosse Beat CB South
4/16/2012

The boys' lacrosse team improves to 4-2 (0-0 FSL) with the 10-4 win vs CB South on Tuesday, April 3. After a slow start and great defense and goaltending by Ian McGibbon with 11 saves, Shipley ran away with it in the 2nd half.

Senior Maz Obuz had a career high four goals while splitting face-off duties with classmate Mac Gallagher who had four goals and one assist. Senior Mike Litner had one goal and two assists, and Cory Rayfield added one goal. Senior Mattock Callahan and freshman David Wolfson each added an assist. Freshman Chris Verdeur had four ground balls.


Girls' Lacrosse Improves to 5-0
4/16/2012

The girls' lacrosse team (5-0, 0-0 FSL) beat Lower Merion on Tuesday, April 3 by a score of 14-10, to improve their record to 5-0. 

The Gators quickly found themselves down 3-1 after just three minutes of play, but battled back to a tie and eventually a one goal lead at halftime. After the half, scoring was back and forth for a few minutes, but about fifteen minutes left in the game, Shipley went on a five goal streak that gave them the lead and ultimately the victory. Leading the offense was junior Sophie Katz with five goals and two assists. Sophomore Chase Stewart had three goals, and freshman Rachel Shapiro and seniors Katie Leyden and Caroline Anapol each added two. Goalies, sophomore Madison Bailey and freshman Alli Kothari each had five saves in the victory. 


Golf Defeats 2011 FSL Champs!
4/16/2012

The golf team defeated the defending FSL Champs, The George School, on Tuesday, April 3 by combined scores of 186 to 211. This was the first time in almost four years that The George School has lost on their home course. The day’s top scores belonged to: freshman Ben Kotler (43), senior Trevor Green (46), junior Sam Miller (48) and senior Chris Camerota (49).


Softball Beats League Opponent, Westtown
4/16/2012

The softball team started off the year with a 16-1 victory over visiting Westtown on Tuesday, April 3. The team jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first inning which included back to back homeruns by seniors Sydney Lazard and Sara Touey. The team never looked back as Touey also pitched a tough game, allowing no hits and striking out eight.


Baseball with Back-to-Back Wins
4/16/2012

After a week of warm weather in Disney the baseball team returned to action from spring break with back-to-back wins, including their first FSL win of the season. The Gators beat Mercy Vocational 18-6 and Friends League rival Friends Central 4-3. In the Mercy Vocational game Shipley scored fourteen runs in the first inning and never looked back as they pounded out 18 hits on the day. Leading the offensive attack was senior Mike Vellios (4-4), senior Nick Intermaggio (2-2, 2 RBI's), senior Jeff Holthausen (2-3), junior Mike Camposano (2-3, 4 RBI's) and junior Vince Ceriale (2-4, 5 RBI's). Sophomore Jordan Spector picked up his first varsity win going three innings and striking out five.

In the team’s first league game of the season, Frey picked up his second win of the season in relief of Ceriale and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth with two outs. Ceriale pitched five strong innings and left the game with the score tied at 3-3. All of Ceriale's runs were unearned and came in the first inning. Frey pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit to secure the victory. Shipley now stands at 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Friends School League. 


Successful Spring Trips
4/13/2012

The boys’ lacrosse team came home from spring break with a 2-1 on-road record. The team beat Sarasota Military Academy by a score of 13-3. Senior Mac Gallagher led the way with three goals and five assists for eight points. Senior Mike Litner had three goals and two assists for five points, senior Mattock Callahan had three goals and one assist for four points and junior James Lee, junior Cory Rayfield, senior Mike Gagnier, and freshman Keagan Farr each had one. Senior goalie Ian McGibbon turned away seven shots in the victory. 

The team then beat H B Plant High School with an impressive 12-5 score after jumping out to a 5-0 first quarter lead. Litner had a career game with nine goals and three assists for twelve points. Gallagher added two goals and three assists for five points and freshman Ethan Bradlow had his first career goal. Freshman Chris Verdeur picked up nine groundballs and McGibbon had five saves.

The last game of the trip was against Lake Highland Prep, the #1 team in Florida and #19 nationally. The Gators played very well against the defending state champs. The second half showed resilience on the part of the Gators, overcoming a 7-2 halftime deficit to tie the game at 7-7 only to fall short by a score of 9-8. McGibbon led the way, keeping the Gators in the game, with 22 saves! Litner had a great game with three goals and one assist for four points, Gallagher battled on the face-offs and added one goal and two assist, Callahan and Rayfield each added one goal and one assist and Lee and Verdeur had one goal apiece.

The Shipley crew team departed for Miami, Florida on the evening of Friday, March 23rd with 40 students, 4 coaches, and 4 chaperones. The next morning the team wasted no time getting out on the water to enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Each squad had two practices a day meeting once in the morning and again in the early afternoon. After working hard all day, the kids would go and enjoy the ocean or pool.

There were huge improvements made by all. The varsity and novice boys and girls teams really worked hard and made big advances in technique and speed. The team not only built up their athleticism, but the trip was a great opportunity for team bonding. The team ended their nine day stay in Miami with a dinner gathering at the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach. Everyone returned back home safely on Sunday evening tanned, tired, and ready to race.

The Shipley baseball team returned from Disney with a 1-1 on-road record. The team played two official games and four scrimmages in Disney's Wild World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The team’s first victory of the season came against Avonworth HS (PA) by a score of 7-5. Senior Jonah Frey picked up the win on the mound going five innings and only giving up two runs and striking out four. Junior Vince Ceriale picked up the save recording the last two innings of the game. Offensively, the team was led by Frey and seniors Mike Vellios and Nick Intermaggio all who recorded three hits apiece. Sophomore Jordan Spector drove in two runs and went 2-2 on the day. The second game saw the Gators lose to Muncy (PA) by a score of 5-3. Spector took the loss but scattered six hits over five innings of work. Senior Jeff Holthausen collected two hits and drove in a run for Shipley while Spector, Frey, Ceriale and Aidan Lowe each singled.

The girls’ lacrosse team returned home from Disney with two more wins than when they left. They played Buchholz (FL) first, and beat them by a score of 17-2. The girls dominated the game from the beginning. Leading the way for the Gators were freshman Rachel Shapiro with four goals and two assists, and junior Sophie Katz with four goals and one assist. Senior Avery Safford had three goals, senior Teddy Chase had two goals and two assists, senior Sophie Cummins had two goals and one assist and senior Katie Leyden and freshman Demi Karalis each added one goal. The girls played Poly Prep in the second game of their trip and came away with a 16-6 victory. The girls again controlled the majority of the game jumping out to a 5-2 lead in the first ten minutes. Katz led the way with four goals and three assists, followed by Cummins with three goals. Safford had two goals and three assists, sophomore Chase Stewart had two goals and two assists, Shapiro added two goals, Chase added one goal and one assist and Leyden and freshman Madison Tucker added one goal each.


Golf Wins First Match of the Season
3/23/2012

In its first match of the 2012 season, the golf team defeated Barrack Hebrew Academy by the score of 163 to 244.  Top scorers for Shipley were Ben Kotler (36), Blake Kurtzman (40), Jimmy Unger (43) and Chris Camerota (44).


Girls’ Lacrosse Beats Baldwin
3/22/2012

The girls' lacrosse team (2-0, 0-0 FSL) beat Baldwin on Thursday, March 22 by a score of 17-12. The Gators were the first to tally just 30 seconds into the game on a goal by senior Avery Safford assisted by classmate Teddy Chase. Baldwin answered back right away to even the score. With about eleven minutes left in the first half, the Gators found themselves tied 4-4. At that point, the Gators went on a seven goal scoring streak before Baldwin was able to tally again giving Shipley the 11-5 lead at the half. 

After the half the Gators continued their dominance by scoring five straight goals widening the gap to 16-5. Baldwin chipped away at the gap but was unable to overcome the deficit. 

Leading the way for the Gators was junior Sophie Katz with five goals and one assist, followed closely by Safford and freshman Rachel Shapiro who each had three goals and one assist. Senior Sophie Cummins had two goals and two assists, junior Carlie Ladda had two goals, senior Caroline Anapol had one goal and two assists and Chase Stewart added one goal and two assists. 

The girls leave Friday, March 23 for Disney Spring Training when they will play Buchholz (FL) and Poly Prep (NY) before returning. 


Tennis Beats Perkiomen to Pick up First Win
3/22/2012

The boys’ tennis team beat Perkiomen on Wednesday, March 21 by a score of 4-1.

Match of the day was freshman Ed McCann playing at first singles, who found himself down in both the first and second sets and in both cases leveled the sets to force tie breakers.

Ed was definitely much tougher mentally than his opponent in the tie breakers and won both with ease.

#1 Singles Ed McCann won 2-0 {7-6 (7-3), 7-6, (7-0)}
#2 Singles Hunter Cummin won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)
#3 Singles Chase Cella lost 0-2 (4-6, 3-6)

#1 Doubles Noah Yecies & Jimmy Leyden won 2-0 (6-1, 6-2)
#2 Doubles Matt Colleran & Nick Kovich won 2-1 (6-1, 2-6, 6-2)


First Manny Flick Race
3/22/2012

On Sunday, Shipley’s Crew Team competed in their first regatta of the season at the First Manny Flick Race in Philadelphia. The girls started off the day with the Girls’ Junior Varsity Four comprised of Lauren Semerjian, Tayller Marcee, Meredith Mason and Linna Li and coxswain Stephanie Goldstein, who finished in fourth place. The next race for the girls was the Girls’ Junior Varsity Quad, comprised of Meghan Smith, Regina Sterge, Michelle Danoff and Lauren Lewis. The girls had a great race and captured first place. The girls finished up with Zoe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil in the Girl’s Varsity Double with a strong third place finish.

The first boys’ race of the day was the Junior Varsity Quad comprised of Henry Goodhart, Jack Ryan, Will Verdeur, and Sean Dietrich, who came in fourth. The Boy’s Varsity Single was next up and Marc Molta had a fourth place finish. The Boys’ Varsity Quad finished up in the afternoon, with Will Butera, Derek McAvoy, Max Reisser, and Greg Dadourian with a third place finish.

Everyone did a great job and It was a good way to start off the season. All the rowers are looking forward to their upcoming spring training trip to Miami to further prepare for the spring racing season they have ahead.


Girls’ Lacrosse Wins Season Opener
3/22/2012

The girls' varsity lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0) won their home opener of the 2012 season with a 18-6 win over visiting Wyoming Seminary. 

Wyoming Seminary tallied first just a minute into the game, but Shipley answered with by scoring five goals in the next five minutes. The Gators continued to posses the ball for the majority of the half and went into halftime with a 12-4 lead. The second half was much of the same, with Shipley controlling the game scoring six more before the end of the game. The final score was 18-6. 

Leading the way for the Gators was junior Sophie Katz with four goals and four assists followed closely by senior Avery Safford with three goals and two assists. Senior Sophie Cummins and freshman Rachel Shapiro each added three goals and one assists. Senior Katie Leyden tallied three goals, while junior Carlie Ladda and senior Caroline Anapol each added one to round out the scoring. 

Shipley goalies sophomore Madison Bailey and freshman Alli Kothari each turned away two shots in the win. 

The girls next game is against Baldwin on Thursday, March 22 at the Farm Fields in Gladwyne before they leave for Spring Training in Disney. 


Spring Sports Previews
3/22/2012

The boys' lacrosse team is looking forward to another great season in 2012 with hopes of winning a 4th consecutive Friends Schools League title (21-0 in FSL play past 3 years) and another strong showing in the end of year Inter-Ac Invitational Tournament.

Coming off an impressive 16-3 (7-0 FSL) record in 2011, the Gators have a very experienced senior laden squad that has a tough schedule ahead of them. Led by senior captain Mike Litner (Amherst College) who is a three time all-league player and had 59 goals and 43 assists for 102 points in 2011; a single season school record for Shipley. Fellow senior captain Mac Gallagher (Lafayette), an all-FSL selection in 2011, had a strong junior year with 35 goals and 26 assists for 61 points while handling face-offs. Senior captain and attacker Mattock Callahan is stepping into a bigger role as a ball handler on the attack this year. The team will look to him to add to his 16 goals and 13 assists from 2011 along with senior Maz Obuz on face-offs and defensive middie. The team also has junior Andrew Wofford returning who had 18 goals and 15 assists last season, as well as junior Cory Rayfield joining the squad as a transfer from Thayer Academy in Massachusetts.

Securing the goal will be two-time all-FSL goalie, senior captain Ian McGibbon who posted a 4.493 goals against average and a 0.659 save percentage in his 18 games started last season and has won two consecutive FSL titles as a starter. The Shipley defense will be led by four seniors anchored by all-FSL defender Mike Gagnier, LSM Eric Loreaux, Will Todd, and Steve Gentry. Also on defense are junior Jamie Piltch and sophomore Rob Cucuel on short stick defense as well as freshmen David Wolfson and Chris Verdeur.

The Gators open up their 2012 season at home vs. Wyoming Seminary on Friday, March 16 at Shipley's home Farm Fields in Gladwyne followed by Tuesday, March 20th when Shipley hosts EA in a rematch from last year's Inter-Ac invitational tournament where Shipley earned its first ever win vs. the Inter-Ac power. The Shipley squad will then hit the road for Clearwater, Florida playing two games in Tampa and then one game vs. nationally ranked Lake Highland Prep in Orlando.

The girls’ lacrosse team (10-7-1, 6-1-1 FSL) is looking forward to another exciting season. The girls finished the 2011 regular season in first place, undefeated in league play before losing in a semi-final to a tough GFS. After losing only four seniors to graduation the Gators are returning a majority of their starters and expect to be at the top of the league again.

Seniors returning to the squad are Lauren Scutt, Elizabeth Wilcox and Alayna Harris on defense, Avery Safford, Teddy Chase and Katie Leyden in midfield and Sophie Cummins and Caroline Anapol on attack. Also returning are juniors Sophie Katz in midfield and Hannah Cutler on attack, and sophomores Madison Bailey in goal, and Chase Stewart on attack.

New to the team this year are juniors Carlie Ladda and Kasey Brida back from an injury as well as a few sophomores and a talented class of freshman who are expected to make an immediate impact all over the field.

The team will open their season with a game vs. Wyoming Seminary on Friday, March 16, before traveling to Disney for Spring Training.

The softball team is back to avenge its 2011 loss to Abington Friends in the championship game. The 2012 team takes on a new look with the loss of all-league pitchers Olivia Powers and Lauren Touey. This year's squad will focus on playing solid defense and aggressive offense. Players to watch include seniors Gianna Toglia, Casey Sklow, and Sydney Lazard as well as juniors Sarah Touey and Kat Repetto. The 2012 softball team also welcomes many promising freshman, several of who will certainly be in the starting line-up ready to make an impact.

The baseball team will have a new place to call home for the 2012 season and beyond as they will play all of their home games on the new artificial turf baseball field on campus. This will be the first baseball team in school history to play baseball on campus. The team looks to return to the FSL championship game after a one year hiatus and they will look to break the school win record total of 19 games set by the 2011 squad. The team returns five of nine starters from the 2011 team and has talent and depth at each position. With a talented core of veterans and underclassman with varsity experience, the coaching staff is looking for another break out season and to be on top of the Friends School League once again.

Senior pitchers Jonah Frey, Nick Intermaggio and junior southpaw Vince Ceriale who was an all-league selection the last two years will lead the pitching staff. Major contributions are also expected from sophomores Jordan Spector and Adam Schoenberg and freshman Brandon Peltz and Josh Spear.

Offensively, the Gators will be led by senior captains Spencer Stokes, Mike Vellios and Jonah Frey. Mike Vellios will provide much needed power in the lineup as he will bat clean up for the team. Jonah Frey has been in the starting lineup for the last two years and will be called upon to play many roles as he tries to surpass John McCann’s (2010 Shipley Graduate) stolen base record of 47. Senior Pierce Strickler will also look to bolster the lineup as he was a major contributor on last year’s squad.

Fellow seniors Nick Intermaggio and Clayton Dyer will be asked to replace a very talented group of seniors from last year. Both have extensive varsity experience and should improve as the year goes on.

The Gators have a full schedule of games slated for the middle of March and open their season March 16 against Inter-Ac foe Penn Charter, who the Gators eliminated in the 2011 Independent State Playoffs, before they travel to Disney's Wide World of Sports at the end of the month.

The golf team is very excited about the start of the 2012 Friends League season. Led by returning seniors and co-captains, Chris Camerota and Trevor Green, the ‘12 squad also features some strong new additions and many excellent returning players. The season begins on Thursday, March 22, with the team’s first exhibition match against Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, followed by Shipley’s first Friends League match on Tuesday, April 3rd, against The George School. As in years past, all of Shipley’s home matches will take place at White Manor Country Club.

The boys’ tennis team enters the 2012 season with some re-building to do after graduating four players. The 2011 squad had a record of 10-3 (6-2 FSL). The 2012 team will be led by junior captain Nat Fry. Our other returning players to watch out for are junior Julian Lurie, sophomores Connor Gunderson, McLean Dyer and Noah Yecies who all played doubles last season. We also have a number of strong rising freshmen from our Middle School such as Ed McCann and Josh Katz. With a large pool of players to draw from, we stand a realistic chance of going far again in the Friends League this season.

The crew team is looking to build upon a successful fall racing season. With three gold medals and several top-ten finishes, the team has a lot to be proud of. The boys will be led by captains Marc Molta and Will Butera, while the girls will be led by Zöe Deutsch and Elisa Mirkil. Each year the team travels to Miami Beach for spring training, which gives them a distinct advantage over much of their competition. Upon their return, the racing season begins and all of the hard work begins to pay off. The racing season will hopefully conclude with several entries at Nationals, which will be held in Camden, New Jersey this year.


Middle School Winter Sports Award Winners
3/1/2012

Back Row: Nick Ibrahim Gonzalez, Patrick McGrath, Matt Real, Will Field, Fitz Dougherty, Peter Sobelman, Griffin Daly, Angel Goins, Shannon Smith, Rayna Mason, Christy Fleshman, Britt Lovett

Front Row: Katie Balun, Grace Martin, Kate Aschkenasy, Jenna Collazzo, Taylor Dumas, Christina Piasecki, Ally Schoenberg


Girls’ Basketball; 2012 PAISAA Champions!!
2/18/2012

The girls’ basketball team (24-7, 10-0) captured the PAISAA Championship on Saturday, February 18 at Penn State Brandywine, by defeating Hill School by a score of 59-52.

The girls took the lead early with an 18-11 lead after the first quarter and went into the half up five, 27-22. The girls came out strong again in the second half and extended the lead to eight by the end of the third quarter with a score of 41-33. The final score was 59-52 to give the Gators their first PAISAA Title.

It was a team effort for the night with many different people making an impact. Sophomore Aja Ellison had 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Freshman Nia Holland had 11 points; sophomore Colleen Walsh had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 blocks. Sophomores Sox Alexander and Asia Baker each had 9 points; Alexander also recorded 3 rebounds and 1 steal, Baker had 4 rebounds. Senior Jordyn Turner added 6 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Martine Fortune added 2 points and 4 blocks.

It was an amazing season for the Gators, Congratulations girls!!

Read the Main Line Media News Article

Read the Inquirer Article

The girls moved up two places to #7 in the Inquirer SE PA Top 10


Girls’ Basketball Advances to the PAISAA Final
2/17/2012

The girls’ basketball team (23-7, 10-0 FSL) beat Germantown Academy on Friday, February 17 to advance to the PAISAA championship. This marks the second time the Gators have beaten GA this season. The Gators got off to a halftime lead of 20-15 and held on for the win by a score of 54-41.

Leading the way for the Gators was senior Jordyn Turner with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. She was followed by the sophomore trio of Aja Ellison, Asia Baker and Sox Alexander with 11, 10, and 9 points, respectively. Alexander had 7 steals and Ellison had 6 rebounds and 3 blocks. Sophomore Colleen Walsh added 6 points and freshman Nia Holland added 3 points in the win.

The girls will play Hill School on Saturday, February 18 at 5:00pm in the PAISAA championship game at PSU Brandywine. 


Girls’ Volleyball Drop a Close Championship Game
2/16/2012

The girls’ volleyball team (7-4) lost a tough fought Championship game to Germantown Academy on Friday, February 10. The girls played the best game of the season, which was a great way to end the season. Individual game scores were 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 13-25, and 12-15.

Junior Tayller Marcee led the offense with 8 kills, followed by senior Tori Messerschmidt and freshman Sydney Majors with 6 apiece. Seniors Carolynne McKenna and Isabel Sperry each add 4 kills. Freshman Rachel Norris had 26 assists in the match. Defensively, senior Sydney Bolling led the way with 17 digs, followed by Norris with 10.


Girls’ Basketball Captures FSL Title
2/15/2012

The girls’ basketball team (21-7, 10-0 FSL) won their second consecutive Friends Schools League title on Friday, February 10 with a 58-22 win over Friends’ Central. The team has now won four out of the past five titles. Read the full story by Main Line Media News

The team also was ranked #9 in the Inquirer Southeast PA Top 10. Congratulations girls! See the full list


Girls’ Basketball Advances to the FSL Championship for the Sixth Straight Year
2/10/2012

The girls’ basketball team (20-6, 9-0 FSL) beat Abington Friends School on Wednesday, February 10, in a FSL semi-final game, by a score of 36-16 to advance them to the championship game. Nine different Gators added to the offense in the win. Leading the way was Asia Baker with 12 points, followed by senior Jordyn Turner with 6, freshman Martine Fortune with 4, sophomores Sox Alexander and Aja Ellison with 3 each, and senior Teddy Chase, sophomores Colleen Walsh and Elizabeth Denbigh, and freshman Nia Holland each with 2.

The girls will now play Friends’ Central in the title game on Friday, February 10 at 9:00 PM at Haverford College. This will be the sixth straight year the Gators have played in the FSL title game and they are looking to capture their third title in four years under the direction of Head Coach Sean Costello.


Volleyball Advances to Independent League Final
2/10/2012

Once again, the girls’ varsity volleyball team (7-3) was able to shut out Princeton Day School, beating them three games to none on Wednesday, February 10th in the semi-finals of the independent league playoffs.

The girls took an early lead, winning the first game 25-19. As things progressed, PDS tried to tighten up the gap, but to little avail. Once again the Gators were able to come out on top, defeating Princeton Day, 25-20 in the second game. In their third and final game, things were looking a little too close to call at certain points. In the end, however, the girls fought hard and again won 25-20, successfully advancing to the next and final round of playoffs this season.

As usual, the team as a whole played phenomenally well. Freshmen Rachel Norris led the team with an incredibly impressive nineteen assists. She also managed to rack up five aces. In other areas, both junior, Tayller Marcee, and senior Tori Messerschmidt, led the team offensively: Marcee with nine kills and Messerschmidt with eight. All around, it was an impressive performance.

The Gators will now face-off against GA, in the independent finals. The game will be held this Friday, February 10th, away at GA.


Third Team Basketball Celebrates Senior, Risell
2/2/2012

On Wednesday, February 1, the boys’ third basketball team had their last home game of the season. Though they lost in the end, they played hard the whole game against a tough Devon Prep squad.

At halftime senior Zach Risell was honored for his contributions to the team and the basketball program. Coach Ryan Egnaczyk said “Zach is extremely hard working. His work ethic and character are high on and off the court.”


Volleyball Celebrates Senior Day
2/2/2012

On Tuesday, January 31 the volleyball team (6-3) beat Princeton Day School in three games in their last regular season home game. Individual game scores were 25-23, 25-23, and 25-23.

Leading the way for the Gators were seniors Tori Messerschmidt and Isabel Sperry with 10 and 9 kills respectively. Junior Tayller Marcee with 8 kills and a 0.500 hitting percentage. Freshman Sydney Majors added 7 kills. Freshman Rachel Norris had 15 assists in the win.

Volleyball seniors that were recognized for their contributions to the volleyball program were: Liz Armstrong, Sydney Bolling, Carolynne McKenna, Rebecca Meltzer, Tori Messerschmidt, Maddie Norris, Isabel Sperry, Emma Storbeck, and Gianna Toglia as well as manager Trevor Green.  


Girls’ Basketball Honors Seniors
2/2/2012

The girls' basketball team (18-6, 8-0 FSL) beat Academy of the New Church by a score of 57-11 on Tuesday, January 31.

The night was Senior Night, a night in which the team honors graduating seniors for their outstanding contributions over the years. Seniors include: Jordyn Turner, Ilana Wolfson, Teddy Chase, and Claire Leone. Turner led the night in baskets with a total of 11 points; Wolfson did a great job on defense, and went to the hoop at just the right moment. Chase played hard, scoring 6 points for the night, and in a touching moment, injured Leone scored her first points of the season and was rewarded with roars of happiness from her team.

Also scoring for the Gators were freshman Martine Fortune with 9 points, sophomore Aja Ellison with 8 points, freshman Nia Holland with 6 points, sophomore Asia Baker with 4 points, sophomore Colleen Walsh with 3 points and freshman Meredith Maguire and sophomores Sox Alexander and Elizabeth Denbigh each with 2 points.

The girls finish the regular season undefeated in the Friends League and will host Abington Friends School in of the semi-final games on Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00pm.


Girls’ Varsity Squash Honors Seniors
2/2/2012

On Monday, January 30, the girls’ varsity squash team faced an extremely strong Episcopal Academy.  Playing without the top two players because of injury, everyone else stepped up and played as best they could.

This was the girls last match home of the season so the team honored its 6 seniors!  Congratulations Lizzy Schwartz, Sydney Lazard, Melanie Sulewski, Silvi Specter, Caroline Anapol and Sarah Neilson on a great squash career at Shipley!  


Boys’ Basketball Honors Seniors
2/2/2012

In what seemed like a playoff atmosphere with the gym rocking, the boys’ basketball team came up just short against Friends’ Central by a score of 50-55 on Friday, January 27, despite solid performances across the board from the entire Gators team.

Seniors Chima Nwakpuda, Isaiah Baker and Steve Gentry led the way, with 15 points and 5 rebounds coming from Nwakpuda, 13 points and 8 rebounds from Baker and a team high 4 assists from Gentry.  

Prior to the game the team honored the seniors for their contributions to the basketball program over the past few years. Seniors include: Isaiah Baker, Chima Nwakpuda, Steve Gentry, Tyreeq Williams, Will Todd, and manager Morgan Moore.


JV Girls’ Squash Celebrate Senior Day
1/31/2012

The JV girls’ squash team suffered a tough defeat on Thursday, January 26 to a good Agnes Irwin team by a score of 2-7. Great wins came from Sara French and Annie Neilson, who both won their matches 3-0. Chelsea Shanis lost a close five game match. This was her first match in the #2 position and she played very well. Overall, the team played very well against a very tough opponent.

The team also celebrated their seniors, recognizing both Alex Cones and Stacy Rao for their contributions to the squash program over the past few years.


Girls’ Squash over St. Andrew’s
1/31/2012

On Tuesday, January 24, the girls’ squash team had a great win over a seasoned St. Andrew's team, beating them by a score of 6-3.

Melanie Sulewski at #7, Sarah Neilson at #8 and Caroline Anapol at #9 all won in three decisive games. Silvi Specter had her best match of the season, winning the first game 11-9, only to drop the next two games. She fought back and won the fourth 11-8. With the score tied 2-2, Spector used her experience and quickness to defeat her opponent 13-11 in the fifth!

Anna Martin at #3 and Zara Sternberg at #4 also had strong wins. They each defeated their opponents by a score of 3-1.

#1 Pinky Rowe lost 1-3 (6-11, 3-11, 14-12, 8-11)
#2 Annie Lovett lost 0-3 (4-11, 7-11, 7-11)
#3 Anna Martin won 3-1 (11-8, 11-6, 13-15, 14-12)
#4 Zara Sternberg won 3-1 (9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-7)
#5 Sydney Lazard lost 0-3 (8-11, 3-11, 10-12)
#6 Silvi Spector won 3-2 (11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11)
#7 Melanie Sulewski won 3-0 (11-9, 11-0, 11-6)
#8 Sarah Neilson won 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-9)
#9 Caroline Anapol won 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-5)


Both Swim Teams Top Abington Friends School
1/31/2012

The swim teams recorded their first wins of the season for both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams against Abington Friends in a dual meet hosted by Westtown School. The girls won 40-13 and the boys won by a score of 39-33. There were many swims worthy of highlight as swimmers new to the sport this season scored first time points alongside wins by experienced competitors who regularly record wins for the team.

Senior Mattock Callahan had decisive victories in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, while freshman Brooke Bruno had compelling wins in both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke events. Earlier this season, Bruno set the league records for the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly; in the pool at Westtown she set the league record for the 100 breaststroke. Senior Julia Fisher swam to a first place finish in the 50 freestyle and had a strong second place finish in the 400 freestyle, a first time event for this natural distance athlete. Senior Katie Leyden scored first place wins in the 100 and 200 freestyle events. Freshman Agnia Ustymenko scored her first points of the season with a third place finish in the 50 freestyle and anchored the girls 200 medley relay. Freshman, and first year swimmer, Jenny Silverstein scored her first points for the team with a third place finish in the 100 breaststroke while also swimming second leg of the point earning girls 200 freestyle relay.

Freshmen Brandon Peltz and Chris Verdeur swam their strongest 200 freestyles of the season; both scored points for the team in this event. Additionally, Peltz finished with a strong second in the 100 backstroke while Verdeur recorded a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Senior, and second-year swimmer, David Yarmark scored important points for the team in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke events. Junior Allen Vu had first place finishes in the 200 IM and 400 freestyle. Junior, and second-year swimmer, Elliott Moschetti scored points in the 100 free.

Relays were the fastest of the season as swimmers continue to gel as they work together to score wins. The girls earned first place relay points swimming unopposed while the combined efforts of Callahan, Moschetti, Vu, and Yarmark earned first place points in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Moving into the final weeks of the season new and veteran swimmers are looking forward to having exciting swims at Championships on Saturday, February 11 with the expectation that many personal bests will be recorded along with some top place finishes in the league.


JV Girls' Basketball Capture FSL Tournament Title
1/31/2012

The JV girls’ basketball team captured the annual Friends League JV Tournament title. This is the third FSL JV tournament title Shipley has captured in as many years. The Gators were undefeated on the day recording victories over ANC, George, Abington Friends, and Friends’ Central during the tournament pool play. Shipley then went on to beat Friends’ Central in the semifinals 32-8 and beat Moorestown Friends 22-13 in the final game to capture the title. Leading scorers for the Shipley were Meredith Maguire, Nia Holland, Anna Scutt and Alli Kothari.


Boys’ Basketball Improves to 3-0 in League Play
1/19/2012

The boys’ basketball team (8-7, 3-0 FSL) improved to a 3-0 record in league play after back to back wins over Abington Friends and Germantown Friends.

The boys faced Abington Friends School on Friday, January 13 in a defensive-minded matchup. The Gators came were victorious with a 31-29 win over AFS. Senior Isaiah Baker (Holy Cross) led the Gators in this low-scoring game, contributing eleven points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Zach Tillman added eight points and eleven rebounds, while freshman Malik Ellison scored four points and had two steals. Sophomore Shawn Harvey and senior Chima Nwakpuda each added three points, while junior Jamie Piltch contributed two points to the winning effort. Nwakpuda also had four rebounds and two steals.

On Tuesday, January 17, the boys beat Germantown Friends School by a score of 76-34. Shipley had a well balanced attack with ten guys reaching the scoring column. Leading the way was senior Chima Nwakpuda with seventeen points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocked shots. The other big contributor was junior center Zach Tillman with ten points and eleven rebounds.

The boys look to continue their winning ways with another league game on Friday, January 20 versus George School.


Volleyball Beats Princeton Day
1/11/2012

In their second home game of the season, the girls’ varsity volleyball team (2-1) walked away with a tremendous victory, beating Princeton Day School three games to none.

The team played well all throughout. Senior Tori Messerschmidt led the team in kills racking up seven, while also leading in total blocks with three. In other areas, freshman Rachel Norris had a phenomenal game ending the night with thirteen assists. In addition, junior Tayller Marcee led the team in aces with five.

The girls started strong right from the first game, taking a dominating lead of nine points, to win it 25-16. The second game, though a tad closer than the first, was still won with a moderately conformable lead of five, the final score being 25-20. In the third game, the Gators got off to an 8-3 lead but Princeton Day did not back down, but rather battled back to tie the score and even take the lead at one point. Shipley stayed tough and pulled out a victory of 25-23.

The girls will next travel to Germantown Academy on Thursday, January 12 for a rematch of their only loss of the season.

Nicky Hyman '12


Girls’ Basketball Beat 2011 PAISAA Champions, Germantown Academy
12/20/2011

The Shipley girls' basketball team (4-2, 0-0 FSL) avenged a loss in last years Independent Schools State Basketball Tournament final with a 61-45 win over Germantown Academy on Saturday night. Shipley was able to dictate tempo from the opening tip due to a strong performance by sophomore point guard Sox Alexander, who finished with sixteen points and five assists. The young post duo of sophomore forward Aja Ellison and freshman center Martine Fortune controlled the paint, limiting opportunities for Germantown Academy and finishing with fifteen points and nine rebounds, and eight points and eight rebounds respectively. Senior captain Jordyn Turner continued to provide superior defense and along with sophomore wing Asia Baker kept the Germantown Academy offense out of rhythm. Freshman guards Nia Holland and Meredith Maguire provided energy off the bench and showed poise hitting free throws late to help ice the game.

Shipley’s next game will be against Springside on Thursday, December twenty-second at The Shipley School. Shipley beat Springside 53-37 earlier this season.


Boys’ Basketball Wins Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament
12/13/2011

The Gators won the 7th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament defeating Haverford School in the Championship game by a score of 59-46.

The Gators were led by Tournament MVP, Chima Nwakpuda who had 18 points. Senior Isaiah Baker had 16 points and junior center Zach Tillman added 10 points. Other standout players for Shipley were Shawn Harvey, Steve Gentry and Malik Ellison as they did a great job controlling the backcourt through both games over the weekend.

Shipley players selected to the All-Tournament Team were Nwakpuda (MVP), Baker, and Tillman.


Boys’ Basketball Advances to Championship Game at Coaches vs. Cancer
12/10/2011

Shipley improves to 2-3 on the season after defeating Valley Forge Military Academy 61-34 on Friday, December 9, at Shipley’s 7th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The Gators were led by junior center Zach Tillman with 17 points, followed by senior Isaiah Baker with 14 and senior Chima Nwakpuda with 12.

With the win, Shipley will now face Haverford School, who beat Phelps on Friday, in the championship game of their Coaches vs Cancer tournament, Saturday, December 10 at 7:00pm.


Shipley Sophomores Ellison and Alexander Selected to Pre-season All-America Team
12/1/2011

Shipley sophomores Aja Ellison and Sox Alexander were chosen as pre-season high school All-America Honorable Mention selections in the November issue of Sporting News 2011-12 College Basketball Edition. 

Ellison and Alexander were both members of the Philadelphia Belles National Runner-up team this past summer at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. That team is coached by Shipley head coach, Sean Costello.

Last season Ellison tallied 13.7 points per game, 2.8 blocks per game and 10.1 rebounds per game. Alexander was just as impressive with 13.2 points per game, 6.6 assists per game and 3.9 steals per game. Both of these girls were selected to the All-Main Line and All-Friends League 1st teams at the end of last season.

These two will be large contributing factors to this year’s team that looks to take its fourth Friends Schools League title as well as their first PAISAA title.


Safford Scores 50th Career Goal; Gators Advance to Semi-Final of PAISAA Tournament
11/7/2011

The Shipley girls’ field hockey team (17-2-1, 9-0 FSL) advance to the semi-final game of the PAISAA Tournament after beating Mercersberg on Saturday, November 5 by a score of 6-1.

The match also marked a very special day for Shipley senior Avery Safford who scored her 50th career goal during the second half of the game. The Richmond bound senior captain tallied three goals in the FSL postseason. She added two goals today to bring her current season total to 18 goals, 12 assists and brings her career goal total to 50.  

Mercersberg was first to tally in the game, but Shipley responded strong with seniors Avery Safford, Elizabeth Wilcox, and Casey Sklow each scoring two goals apiece to end the game at 6-1. Senior captain Ilana Wolfson had four assists and senior goalie Alex Cones had seven saves in the victory.

The seniors on this squad have now won four FSL titles; have a record of 36-0 in league play and two undefeated seasons in 2009 and 2010. The now advance to the semi-final game of the PAISAA Tournament that will be played on Tuesday, November 8 at Germantown Academy.


Boys' Soccer Capture Fifth Title in Seven Years
11/7/2011

The boys' soccer team (14-4-1, 9-1 FSL) hosted Westtown for the second straight year in the Friends League Final. The atmosphere was wonderful and each side had bus loads of fans storming the sidelines as the kickoff whistle was blown. Shipley didn't take long to get on the board when the Westtown goalkeeper came out aggressively and took junior Sam Marks out on a breakaway. The referee pointed to the spot and awarded Shipley a Penalty Kick. Junior Kevin Staples stepped up for the Gators and calmly slotted home the P.K. to give the home team a 1-0 lead. The two teams battled all over the field and Shipley looked to have a second goal when Marks slid a perfect ball through to Nico Rubino but his shot hit the inside of the post and rolled along the goal line. Marks and a Westtown defender both slid for the ball and the ball popped out for a Shipley corner kick. The half ended with Shipley leading by the small margin of 1-0.

In the second half, both teams continued to press forward and Westtown finally broke free in the midfield but saw their shot hit Shipley goalkeeper, Pablo Sisniega, right in the hands. Another Westtown chance came on a long free kick that headed just over the crossbar. Westtown did not let up and kept the pressure on until Shipley was finally able to clear the ball from inside their own defensive third. Shipley moved down the field and had a few chances of their own. Marks got free on a 1 vs 1 with the Westtown GK but the aggressive keeper was able to snuff the ball from Marks. Just minutes later senior captain, Dan Gordon floated a free kick into the 18 and Dan Leone challenged the GK for the ball, their collision forced the GK to drop the ball and Marks thought he had scored the second goal when a Westtown defender was able to scoop it off of the line. Shipley was then awarded two free kicks from the top of the 18. Second time was a charm when Cal Hamilton curled the ball over the wall and into the side netting to give Shipley their second goal and a little bit of breathing room. Just minutes later, Marks won a ball in the Westtown defensive third and was able to shrug off a few tackles before getting into the 18 and slotting the ball into the far corner for the third and final goal of the game. It was a hard fought game and both teams walked off the field with their heads held high. Last year’s battle saw Westtown win in P.K.'s and this rematch was redemption for the Shipley Gators.

Shipley end their season with a 14-4-1 (tied #10 Nationally ranked Conestoga) overall record and a record of 9-1 in the Friends League. The Gators have won their league title 5 out of the last 7 seasons and have compiled an overall record of 110-18-8 (64-6-3 record in Friends League) since 2005 when they joined the league.


Field Hockey Advances to FSL Championship
11/2/2011

The girls’ field hockey team (15-2-1, 8-0 FSL) beat Germantown Friends School, on Monday, October 31 in a FSL semi-final game advancing them to the Championship which will be held at Shipley’s Farm Fields on Thursday, November 3 at 2:15pm. The Gators shut out GFS by a score of 5-0.

Shipley’s first goal came from freshman Demi Karalis assisted by senior Tori Messerschmidt. Seniors Ilana Wolfson and Elizabeth Wilcox combined for the second goal, scored by Wilcox. Wolfson then had a goal of her own assisted by classmate Casey Sklow to give the Gators the 3-0 lead at halftime.

The second half was very similar to the first, with the Gators dominating much of the play. Senior Avery Safford scored off a pass from Wilcox, and junior Ilana Liss scored off an assist from Sklow to round out the scoring at five.  

Senior goalie Alex Cones turned away four shots in the victory for Shipley.

The girls will play Moorestown Friends School in the FSL Championship on Thursday, November 3 at 2:15pm at Shipley’s Farm Fields in Gladwyne, with the hope of capturing their fourth straight title. Since joining the Friends Schools League in 2005, the Gators have played in each of the six Championships and have won five.


Field Hockey Finishes Regular Season Undefeated in League
11/1/2011

Shipley's field hockey team (13-2-1, 7-0 FSL) beat Moorestown Friends on Tuesday, October 25 in their last regular season game by a score of 6-0.

Freshman Demi Karalis and senior captain Avery Safford each had two goals, while senior Casey Sklow and freshman Anna Scutt each added one. Senior goalie Alex Cones had two saves in the victory.

 

 

 


Sam Marks Named Main Line Athlete of the Week
10/27/2011

Shipley soccer star Sam Marks was recently named Main Line Athlete of the Week by the Main Line Media News. Read the full article and watch an interview with Sam.

 

 


2011 Fall Sports Semi-Finals & Championships Schedule - Cheer on the Gators!
10/27/2011

League Semi-Finals This Weekend!

Come out and cheer on the Gators during the semi-finals this weekend!

On Saturday: Girls’ soccer at 3:00 pm at Friends’ Central
Boys’ Soccer at 2:00 pm at home (Farm Field 1) vs. Germantown Friends’ School (GFS)
Field Hockey at 2:00 pm at home (Farm Field 3) vs. Germantown Friends' School (GFS)

On Monday: Girls’ tennis faces Friends’ Central at 2:45 pm.

Go Gators!

Get the full end-of-season schedule.


Shipley Field Hockey Celebrates Senior Day with 7-0 Win
10/25/2011

The Shipley girls’ field hockey team honored their seniors on Monday, October 24 in their last home game of the regular season against Girls’ High. Casey Sklow, Tori Messerschmidt, Ilana Wolfson, Avery Safford, Ilana Wolfson, Alayna Harris, Alex Cones, and Elizabeth Wilcox were all honored for their devotion to the team.
Read about the game.


Cross Country FSL Championships and Senior Day
10/20/2011

On Tuesday, October 18, Shipley’s cross country team competed in the Friends League Championships at Belmont Plateau. The Shipley varsity runners finished 6th of 7 girls’ teams and 6th of 8 boys’ teams.

The team recognized its 14 departing seniors including captains Mattock Callahan, Lauren Scutt, Melanie Sulewski, and Jordyn Turner. Seniors Isaiah Baker, Julia Fisher, and Jordyn Turner capped their seasons by finishing in the top 15 in the boys’ and girls’ varsity races. The final race of the year – the state championship – will take place on Saturday, October 28.


Girls' JV Soccer Celebrates Seniors
10/19/2011

Girls’ JV soccer celebrated senior day with a close game versus Friends’ Central on Tuesday, October 18. Unfortunately, the Gators ended the game in a 2-1 loss.

Seniors Lauren Goldstein, Caroline Anapol and Samantha Lattie were honored for their contributions to the girls’ soccer program over the past few years.


Shipley Girls' Soccer Beats League Rival AFS
10/17/2011

The Shipley girls’ soccer team (4-3-1, 2-2 FSL) beat league rival Abington Friends School on Wednesday, October 12 by a score of 4-0. Junior Nanci Selig found sophomore Cara Moschetti twice in the first half, both resulting in goals and giving the Gators a 2-0 lead going into the half. The Gators dominated much of the game and Selig found the back of the net twice to finish the scoring for the team giving them the 4-0 victory. Junior Kasey Brida assisted on the final goal. Freshman Alli Kothari, in her fourth varsity start, turned away seven shots to keep a clean sheet.


Former Wings and Duke Star Dave Stilley Joins Shipley Boys’ Lacrosse Coaching Staff
10/12/2011

Shipley is proud to announce the hiring of former Philadelphia Wings World Champion Dave Stilley as an assistant coach and player development coordinator for the Shipley varsity boys’ lacrosse team. Stilley, the former Duke University and Haverford School All-American defenseman recently stepped away from his role as assistant general manager of the Philadelphia Wings of the NLL. Read more.


Shipley Cross Country Splits Tri-meet
10/12/2011

In a tri-school meet at the Belmont Plateau on Thursday, October 6, Shipley student runners continued to perform at the highest level. Buoyed by senior Isaiah Baker, who won the boys’ race outright, Shipley’s boys’ team defeated Abington Friends 15-46, though Shipley fell to Germantown Friends 43-20.

On the girls’ side, seniors Julia Fisher and Jordyn Turner again ran incredible races, finishing in first and second places, respectively, out of all three schools’ female runners. Shipley’s girls’ team won 24-35 over AFS while losing 36-25 to GFS. Four runners set personal best times: senior Vince Dunne, junior Hannah Cutler, sophomore Shawn Harvey, and freshman Martine Fortune.


Successful Weekend for Shipley Crew - Girls' Varsity Quad Takes Gold
10/12/2011

On Saturday, October 8, the Shipley crew team competed in the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia. Conditions were ideal and it led to a great day of racing.

The girls began the day by competing in the Varsity Double event, represented by Meredith Mason and Lauren Semerjian, both of whom are technically still novices. Despite racing against other rowers with vastly more experience, the girls finished in 6th place out of 18 entries. Zoe Deutsch, Carolynne McKenna, Elisa Mirkil and Linna Li competed in the Varsity Quad event and took a very impressive 3rd place out of 18 entries.

For the boys, a novice boat comprised of Henry Goodhart, Jack Ryan, Mike Schwartz, Will Verdeur, and coxswain Alexa Gordon competed in the Varsity Four event. Although they didn’t have their best race, they managed to finish in 14th place out of 18 boats. Max Reisser and Greg Dadourian competed in the Varsity Double event and managed a very respectable finish of 10th place out of 30 boats. Marc Molta rounded out the competition by competing in the Varsity Single event. Despite just starting to row in this event, Marc did extremely well in a very tough category and finished in 10th place out of 35 boats.

On Sunday, the Shipley crew team raced at the King’s Head Regatta in Bridgeport, PA. For a second day in a row, conditions were perfect and the day was a great success. The boys started out the day with Marc Molta competing in the Varsity Single event again. Marc improved his performance from the previous day and finished in 4th place out of 15 boats. The novice boys once again competed in the Varsity Four event, comprised of Henry Goodhart, Jack Ryan, Mike Schwartz, Will Verdeur and coxswain Zoe Deutsch. The boys had a very good row and finished 4th out of 7 boats. Greg Dadourian and Nathan Markowitz competed in the varsity Double event and finished 8th out of 13 boats. Marc Molta also doubled up and raced in the same event with Max Reisser and finished in 4th place.

The girls only raced in one event, but made the most of it. Once again, Zoe Deutsch, Carolynne McKenna, Elisa Mirkil and Linna Li competed in the Varsity Quad event. In an impressive effort, they took the gold medal, winning by an impressive margin over their next nearest crew from New York.

The Shipley crew team will compete in its final regatta of the season on Sunday, October 30th when it competes in the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.


Shipley Boys’ Soccer Celebrates Senior Day
10/3/2011

Shipley’s boys’ soccer team hosted The Solebury School on Saturday, October 1 for Shipley’s Senior Day, which the team celebrate with a 5-1 victory. Read more.

 


Shipley Crew Takes Gold & Silver at Head of the Christina
10/3/2011

Shipley's Boys’ and Girls' Varsity Doubles took gold at this weekend's Head of the Christina race in Wilmington, DE. The team also took silver in both races. Read more.

 


Shipley's Super Saturday Sports Contests
9/28/2011

Shipley celebrated Super Saturday and christened its new turf fields with a set of wins and a draw on Saturday, September 24. Read the story.

 


Shipley Field Hockey Beats Friends Select
9/28/2011

Shipley field hockey beat Friends Select 6-1 in an overwhelming display of power and skill. Within fifteen minutes of the starting whistle, the Gators were up three with goals from seniors Avery Safford, Casey Sklow, and Alayna Harris, the first within just 55 seconds.

There was no way back for Friend Select as the Gators pressed on without distraction. Senior Ilana Wolfson fired in a fourth goal following a delightful assist from junior Lia Janzer, who then slotted home a fifth from a clever corner delivered by senior Elizabeth Wilcox to give the girls a 5-0 lead at half.

The Gators’ defense held Friends Select to zero shots on goal in the first half. In the second half, junior Ilana Liss scored the sixth goal assisted by freshman Demi Karalis. Friends Select was able to put one in with 41 seconds left in the game to bring the score to 6-1.

by Julia Greig ’14


Shipley Boys' Soccer Beats Moorestown Friends 3-0
9/26/2011

The Shipley boys’ soccer team (4-2, 2-0 FSL) traveled to Moorestown Friends on Tuesday, September 20 for another road game in league play. Shipley, coming off of a tough road win at Germantown Friends School, knew that they would have their hands full playing a tough Moorestown Friends team on their home soil. Read more.


Shipley Alumna Ellie Andersen '11 Makes Immediate Impact at Amherst
9/20/2011

Shipley alumna Ellie Andersen '11, a first-year student at Amherst, is already making headlines there for her contribution to the school's field hockey program. Read about Ellie and Amherst field hockey.


Shipley's Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Teams Capture First Place
9/19/2011

Shipley runners put in an absolutely outstanding performance on Friday, September 16 at Valley Forge Military Academy. The boys' and girls' teams both took first place against VFMA and Perkiomen.

Senior Julia Fisher, in her second-ever cross country meet, finished with a 5K time of 22:31, beating every other girls' cross country runner at the meet by over a minute and a half. Senior Isaiah Baker, in his first ever cross country meet, came in at 18:17, keeping pace with Perkiomen's top runner and finishing only seconds behind.

Many runners set new personal 5K records this weekend, including freshmen Nathaniel Wheeler and Jimmy Leyden, sophomore Michael Alonso, and seniors Alex Cotsarelis and Alex Herbert.


Girls' Soccer Wins in Overtime Against Notre Dame
9/19/2011

Shipley’s girls’ soccer team (1-1, 0-0 FSL) traveled to Academy of Notre Dame on Tuesday, September 13 for a non-league match-up. With the first half well underway, Notre Dame put one in the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead, which they held until halftime.

Shipley came out much stronger in the second half. Junior Nanci Selig scored just five minutes off an assist from classmate Sophie Katz to even the score at 1 apiece. Notre Dame scored with just four minutes left in the half to take the lead again, but Shipley would not give up.

Katz hit one from 30 yards out in the 80th minute of play that sailed just over the keeper for the equalizing goal, forcing the game into overtime. Katz again, in overtime, with under 2 minutes left to play, scored the game winner for the Gators first win of the 2011 season.


Girls' Tennis Beats Academy of Notre Dame
9/19/2011

Shipley’s girls’ tennis team beat Academy of Notre Dame in a nail-biting 3-2 victory on Tuesday, September 13. It all came down to #1 singles player Anne Lovett, and for the 2nd match in a row she pulled out a great comeback to seal the victory for the Gators.

The girls will next face league opponent Abington Friends School on Friday, September 23.

#1 Singles Anne Lovett won 2-1 {4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1}
#2 Singles Haley Banks lost 0-2 (4-6, 4-6)
#3 Singles Rachael Grobman lost 1-2 (6-3, 5-7, 2-6)

#1 Doubles Tayller Marcee & Brianna Sedor won 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)
#2 Doubles Sophie Cummins & Bella Korfmann won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)


Shipley Senior Lacrosse Standout Mike Litner Commits to Amherst
9/19/2011

Shipley's senior lacrosse standout midfielder/attacker Mike Litner recently committed to Division III NESCAC lacrosse power, Amherst College, where he plans to continue his exceptional academic and high school lacrosse careers in the fall of 2012. Litner has had a stellar career for the Shipley Gators: starting every game on the lacrosse field, serving as team captain his junior and senior years, and being named co-MVP his junior year. In 2011, Litner posted 59 goals and 43 assists for 102 points, a Shipley record for points in a season, as the Gators cruised to their third-consecutive Friends Schools League title.

Read the full article at Phillylacrose.com.


2011 Fall Sports Preview
9/7/2011

2010 was a banner year for Shipley’s fall sport athletes. Under the guidance of a talented coaching staff, the girls’ tennis, soccer, and field hockey teams won the Friends Schools League Championship titles, and boys’ soccer were contenders in the final round. To find out what’s in store for this year’s fall sports at Shipley, read the 2011 Fall Sports Preview.


Julius Mouser Becomes Shipley's First Boys' Lacrosse HS All-American After Record-Breaking Career for the Gators
6/13/2011

Shipley senior Julius Mouser received All-American honors for the 2011 season. He is the first Shipley boys’ lacrosse player to do so.

Julius made an immediate impact for the Gators in his freshman year with 41 points. In his sophomore season he broke records for goals in a game at 8, goals in a season at 55, and points in a season at 83. He continued to be a big contributor to the Gators offense with 75 points in his junior year on 48 goals and 27 assists. This season as a senior, he not only broke his own records for goals in a game (9 vs. Westtown – FSL Semi-final), and goals in a season (69 goals), but he also became Shipley’s all-time leading scorer, breaking John Hird’s record of 175 goals. Julius is the first Gator to reach 200 goals, 101 assists, and 301 points in a career.

We look forward to watching Julius continue to play lacrosse as a Scarlet Knight at Rutgers!


Vote for Main Line Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball Players of the Year
6/10/2011

We are excited to share that three Shipley Upper School spring athletes have been nominated for Main Line Media News Athlete of the Year in their respective sports (Julius Mouser – Boys’ Lacrosse, Spencer Stokes – Baseball, and Lauren Touey – Softball).

Shipley is represented well and we need your help getting our players the recognition they deserve for all their hard work this season!

Please go to http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/sports/ and vote.


Shipley's Fry and Gunderson Win FSL #1 Doubles Individual Title
6/2/2011

The highlight for Shipley of the FSL Individual boys' tennis competition  would be the win at 1st doubles. Shipley's pair had lost to the Friends' Central pair in the regular season and they were down a set in the finals only to make a great comeback and then take the third set convincingly. This was a big win for Nat Fry and Connor Gunderson.

#1 Singles - TJ Morgan lost in the semi finals to Jason Sisti [GS] 1,6 6,3 6,3

#2 Singles – Chris Henry lost in the semi finals to Devon Pinkus [GS] 4, 6 4, 6

#3 Singles – Jeremy Laskin lost in the 1st round to Lenny Gottlieb [GS] 2, 6 2,6

#1 Doubles – Nat Fry & Connor Gunderson won the individual competition beating Wes Kaminsky & Raaj Singh [FC] 5,7 6,4 6,2

#2 Doubles – Julian Lurie & McLean Dyer lost in the Finals to Max Ginsberg & Geoff Lynn [FC] 7, 5 6,3


Boys' Lacrosse Win Third Straight Title
5/24/2011

On Friday, May 20, Shipley’s boys’ lacrosse team (16-3, 7-0 FSL) picked up their third straight Friends Schools League Championship with a 15-6 win over Academy of the New Church. There was sensational defense from senior co-captain Gore Kamara, who picked up seven groundballs in his last game as a Gator, along with Evan Romano, Eric Loreaux, Steve Gentry, Will Todd, Jamie Piltch, Mike Gagnier, and Luke Massengill sharing the close D duties the first three quarters. Then Maz Obuz, Jon Messerschmidt, and Nick Piasecki coming in to seal the deal. Goalie Ian McGibbon had 5 saves and Chris Gaulin had 1. The offense exploded in beginning of the game with a 6-0 lead to end the first quarter, ending with 15 goals on the day.

Shipley was led by Mike Litner with 5 goals, 4 assists, bringing his season total to 100 points (59g, 41a) a Shipley first. Senior Julius Mouser finished his Shipley career with an impressive 3 goals, 2 assists, and as Shipley’s all-time leading goal scorer with 199 goals. This season, Mouser finished with 97 points with 68 goals, 27 assists -- also a record for goals in a season. Junior Mac Gallagher improved to 60 points on 35 goals and 25 assists, handling many of the face-offs along with Romano, Mouser, and Piltch. Also seeing good runs were James Lee, Dan Gordon, Carter Burch, Ian Mercier, Brian Sy, and Jimi Demi-ajayi. Also adding to the offense were junior Mattock Callahan with 3 goals, senior Matt Gagnier with 1 goal, 2 assists, and sophomore Andrew Wofford with 2 goals. Congratulations to all the boys!


Girls' Lacrosse Finish Regular Season Unbeaten in League Play
5/11/2011

The girls’ lacrosse team (9-5-1, 6-0-1 FSL) ended their regular season league games unbeaten in league play with a win over Academy of the New Church on Tuesday, May 10 by a score of 18-7.

The Gators got out to a quick 4-0 start in the first five minutes and never looked back. Leading the way for the Gators were seniors Kelley Hardon and Ellie Andersen, junior Katie Leyden and sophomore Sophie Katz, with 3 goals apiece. Senior Brianna Blumenthal and junior Sophie Cummins each added 2 goals, and juniors Avery Safford and Teddy Chase each added 1 goal. Freshman goalie Madison Bailey had 9 saves in the victory.

The girls look forward to the first round of the PAISAA tournament on Thursday, May 12 when they will host the Hill School.


Crew Competes in Philadelphia City Championships
5/11/2011

With over 2500 rowers, the Philadelphia City Championships is one of the most competitive high school regattas in the country . Racing began in the morning with a qualifying race. Boats needed to finish in one of the top six places in order to qualify for the finals, which were raced in the afternoon. Although many of the rowers were a little sleep deprived from attending the prom the night before, Shipley achieved some very impressive results. Of 11 entries, 7 qualified for the finals, 4 of them medaled and 2 qualified for the National Championships in three weeks. Read the full story.


Girls Lacrosse Beat AFS
5/11/2011

Shipley girls’ lacrosse team (8-5-1, 5-0-1 FSL) beat Abington Friends School on Friday, May 6 by a score of 15-4 in a league game. The girls got off to a quick scoring start with 6 goals in the first 10 minutes of the game to only 1 by AFS.

Leading the way for the Gators was sophomore Sophie Katz with 4 goals, 1 assist, followed closely by senior Kelley Hardon and junior Avery Safford with 3 goals, 1 assist each. Also contributing to the attack were junior Katie Leyden with 2 goals, seniors Brianna Blumenthal and Ellie Andersen and junior Teddy Chase each with 1 goal apiece. Junior Sophie Cummins also added 2 assists for the Gators.


Shipley Baseball Breaks Two School Records
5/11/2011

The Shipley School baseball team tied the school record of 17 wins on Friday, May 6 by beating Moorestown Friends School 10-0. The win also marks the 15th consecutive win for the Gators which is also a school record. The Gators are now 17-2 and 9-0 in the FSL league.

Sophomore Vince Ceriale tossed six shutout innings striking out eight and walking none to improve his record to 3-0 for the season. Senior GT Harris led all hitters with a 4-4 effort and 3 RBI's. Senior Kyle Rosenbluth was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's and junior Spencer Stokes was 2-3 with an RBI. Senior Brian Henry and Junior Jonah Frey both contributed 2 hits apiece as well.


Shipley Girls' Lacrosse Beat Lawrenceville
5/5/2011

Shipley’s girls’ lacrosse team (7-5-1, 4-0-1 FSL) beat another non-league team on Wednesday, May 4. The Gators got off to a great start, took a 4-1 lead early in the game and never looked back. The final score was 19-8 in favor or Shipley.

Many of the girls contributed to the Gators attack. Senior Kelley Hardon with 4 goals, 2 assists, junior Avery Safford with 4 goals, 1 assist, junior Sophie Cummins and sophomore Sophie Katz each with 3 goals, 1 assist, senior Brianna Blumenthal had 2 goals, 3 assists, junior Katie Leyden had 1 goal, 2 assists, and Teddy Chase had 2 goals, 1 assist. Senior Ellie Andersen added 2 assists for the Gators.

The girls look forward to their next league game on Friday, May 6 at Abington Friends School.


Shipley's Ky Howard Named Main Line Athlete of the Year by Main Line Media News
5/5/2011

Congratulations, Ky!

Read the article.


Spencer Stokes Named Main Line Athlete of the Week
5/3/2011

Congratulations, Spencer!

Read more about Spencer and watch an interview with him.


Shipley Softball Defeats George School
4/30/2011

The Shipley softball team defeated the George School on Friday, April 29, by a score of 14-7. Olivia Powers pitched the complete game, allowing 5 earned runs and striking out 7. Shipley's offense came alive in the 6th and 7th innings scoring 7 runs between them. Offensively, Casey Sklow had three hits, including two doubles, four stolen bases, scored four runs, and had two RBI. Lauren Touey also continued to swing a hot bat with 4 hits including two doubles, a stolen base, scored two runs and drove in three.


Shipley Girls' Lacrosse Pulls Off Another Close Victory
4/29/2011

Shipley’s girls’ lacrosse team (5-4-1, 3-0-1 FSL) scored 2 quick goals against The Hill School on Friday, April 29 to set the pace for the game. The Gators were never down from that point forward for the rest of the game. Shipley went up 9-5 with five minutes left in the first half and Hill was able to bring the game within 1 for a 10-9 halftime score with Shipley up one. The game continued to be back and forth proving to be a game of draw control possessions. Both teams continued to fight hard and Shipley was victorious by a score of 15-14.

Leading the team all over the field was Avery Safford with 5 goals, 3 assists, 6 caused turnovers, and 5 draw controls. Helping her on attack were juniors Sophie Cummins (4g, 1a), Teddy Chase (1g, 1a, 3 caused turnovers, 3 draw controls) and Katie Leyden (1a, 3 draw controls), senior Kelley Hardon (3g, 4 draw controls), and sophomore Sophie Katz (2g, 1a).

The defense of juniors Alayna Harris, Lauren Scutt, and Elizabeth Wilcox, seniors Marcela Heywood and Ellie Andersen, as well as Katz, Safford, Leyden and Chase did a great job forcing the attack away from goal. Freshman goalie Madison Bailey came up with 8 saves in the victory, with another huge save at the end to keep the game from becoming a tie.


Boys' Tennis Defeat Moorestown Friends
4/28/2011

On Thursday, April 28th Shipley’s boys’ tennis team (5-2, 3-1 FSL) comfortably beat Moorestown Friends School by a score of 5-0.

Individual Scores were:
#1 Singles TJ Morgan won 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)
#2 Singles Chris Henry won 2-0 (6-1, 6-2)
#3 Singles Jeremy Laskin won 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)

#1 Doubles Nat Fry & Connor Gunderson won 2-0 (6-2, 6-0)
#1 Doubles McLean Dyer & Julian Lurie won 2-0 (6-3, 6-2)


Shipley's Girls' Basketball Coach, Sean Costello, Leads the Philadelphia Belles to Second Straight Boo Williams Championship
4/25/2011

Shipley girls' varsity basketball coach Sean Costello and his 14U Philadelphia Belles Basketball Team won the annual Boo Williams College Showcase down in Hampton Virginia on April 17th for the second year in a row. The Boo Williams Tournament is one of the largest College Showcases in the country and is held during the only Division I recruiting period in the spring. Teams were represented from Iowa, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, California, West Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Costello’s team is made up of student athletes from The Shipley School, Mt. St. Joseph, Episcopal Academy, Wilson High School (Reading), Caravel (Delaware), Ursuline (Delaware), Shawnee (NJ), and Holy Ghost (NJ). All of these teammates contributed in their Varsity programs during the winter as freshman.

Last year Costello’s Belles went undefeated in the 13U brackets on their way to victory. This year was no different. The Belles went 6-0 on the weekend, outscoring their opponents 392-231. Big contributors on the weekend were Shipley’s own Colleen Walsh, Aja Ellison, and Sox Alexander.

Walsh missed some of last AAU season with a knee injury which slowed her down from time to time during the high school season. She now looks healthier and more confident than ever. Walsh scored 56 points on the weekend, with a jaw dropping 16 three point baskets. Her sharp shooting really stretched defenses allowing for things to open up in the lane all weekend long.

Aja Ellison was a huge factor on the boards and defensively. She toughed through the final day with the flu and really shut down the oppositions post play in the 2nd half of the championship. Sox gave steady performances throughout the weekend. She was constantly looking to set up teammates and control the pace of the game. She finished the championship game with a team high 12 points including a big pull up jumper late in the game to complete the comeback run.

With Shipley so well represented on an extremely talented and well regarded team, the girls basketball program has a lot to look forward to!


Another Great Team Effort by Shipley Boys' Lacrosse Against Plymouth Whitemarsh
4/14/2011

Another great defensive effort by Shipley's boys' lacrosse team to allow the offense to seal the win versus Plymouth Whitemarsh on Wednesday, April 13 by a score of 7-4! The defense gave up just 1 goal in the second half (1 in the past 2nd halves) and only 8 goals in the past 2 games. Once again the Shipley Defense nearly shut out PW in the second half, a high scoring team. Long sticks Eric Loreaux, Steve Gentry, Will Todd, Luke Massengill, Mike Gagnier and short stick middies Jamie Piltch, Maz Obuz and Evan Romano, doing a stellar job on face-offs and defensive midfield, kept the ball on the offensive side. The offense kept possession of the ball and scored when it was important. Shipley goalie Ian McGibbon had 10 saves in the win, shutting down the high scoring attack from PW.

The offense was lead by senior Julius Mouser with 3 goals and 2 assists. Junior Mac Gallagher came up huge with face-offs and added 2 goals. Junior Mike Litner added 1 goal, 2 assists, and senior Matt Gagnier added 1 goal to round out the scoring.


Julius Mouser Named Athlete of the Week by Main Line Media News
4/14/2011

Congratulations, Julius!

Read more about this star athlete and watch an interview with him.


Crew Update – Fourth Manny Flick Race
4/10/2011

On Sunday, April 10, Shipley’s crew team competed in the 4th Manny Flick Race in Philadelphia. The girls started off the racing in the morning with the Girls’ Novice Double comprised of Tayller Marcee and Meredith Mason, who finished in a very respectable 2nd place. Following that race was the Girls’ Freshman Quad, comprised of Jill Davis, Meghan Smith, Lauren Semerjian and Regina Sterge. They also finished with an impressive 2nd place finish. This was the first race of the season for both boats.

The Varsity Girls followed up the novices with a race in the Varsity Four category. The boat, comprised of Zoe Deutsch, Ally Morrison, Yardley Markee, Julia Tyson and coxswain Zara Sternberg, finished in 3rd place. The following race, in the Junior Four category, was participated in by two Shipley boats. The “A” boat was comprised of Linna Li, Annie Lovett, Elisa Mirkil, Sarah Neilson and coxswain Stephanie Goldstein, and finished in 6th place out of 15 boats. The “B” boat, which was comprised of Carolynne McKenna, Allison Henry, Sydney Bolling, Michelle Danoff and coxswain Rebecca Meltzer, finished in 10th place.

The first boys’ race was the Novice Eight, comprised of Henry Goodhart, Charlie Wilmerding, Justin Lawrence, Will Verdeur, Allen Vu, Jack Ryan, Sean Deitrich, Jason Wycoff, and coxswain Alexa Gordon finished in 12th place out of 15 boats. The boys’ Junior Doubles raced next, with two entries. The “A” boat, comprised of Marc Molta and Max Reisser finished in 5th place out of 16 boats, and the “B” boat, comprised of Will Butera and Carter Brown finished in 12th place. The Boys’ Junior Four, with Nathan Markowitz, Derek McAvoy, Greg Dadourian, Sam Labess and coxswain Evan Lewis, finished in 15th place out of 25 boats. The Boys’ Varsity Double, with Nate Colgan and Matt Lisle, finished off the day, with a first place finish. All boats did very well this weekend and are looking to improve their standings in next week’s Fifth Manny Flick Race.


Main Line Media News Article: Shipley Girls' Basketball Squad's Future Looks Bright
4/8/2011

Read the article.


Boys' Lacrosse Opens Season with Impressive Win; Duncan Picks up 100th Career Victory
3/24/2011

The boys’ lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 FSL) opened their season on Tuesday, March 22, with an impressive win over Bonner. This game also marked Mark Duncan’s 100th career victory as Head Coach. Read more.


Boys' Tennis Picks up First Win of Season
3/24/2011

The boys’ tennis team (1-1, 0-0 FSL) beat Barrack Hebrew Academy on Tuesday, March 22 by a score of 4-1 for their first win of the 2011 season. Read more.

 


Girls' Softball Off to Dream Start
3/24/2011

By Julia Greig ’14

The girls’ softball team (2-0, 0-0 FSL) wasted no time laying down another marker to the competition in the very early stages of the softball season by beating Episcopal Academy by a score of 17 to 5 in a one-sided contest. Read more.


Shipley Golf Team Wins Season Opener
3/24/2011

Shipley's golf team (1-0) coasted to their first 2011 victory with a win over Barrack Hebrew Academy on Tuesday, March 22. The final score was Shipley – 181, Barrack Hebrew – 254. Read more.


Girls' Lacrosse Opens Season with a Win Over Springside
3/24/2011

The girls' lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 FSL) won their season opener on Tuesday, March 22, beating Springside School by a score of 12-7. Read more.

 


Shipley Beats Episcopal in Baseball
3/24/2011

Junior Mike Vellios hit a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning to carry The Shipley School to an 8-7 win against Episcopal on Saturday, March 19. Read more.

 


2011 Spring Sports Preview
3/23/2011

The 2011 spring sports season is already underway and we're already seeing some exciting things from Shipley's athletes. Read about what's in store for our varsity teams this year.


Shipley Athletics and the Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation Team up for Will’s 5K Race at PPL Park on Saturday, April 9
3/23/2011

Saturday, April 9 10:00 am
PPL Park in Chester, PA

The Will Trippley Youth Development Foundation is teaming up with Shipley spring athletics for Will’s 5K race on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 am outside of PPL Park, the home of the Philadelphia Union. The WTYDF, created in honor of Shipley alumnus Will Trippley ’02, serves at-risk youth in the Chester, PA area through education and soccer programs. Proceeds from Will’s 5K Race will directly benefit the foundation. Get more information.


Shipley Boys' Lacrosse Alumnus Nick Sterge ’10 Commits to RIT
3/3/2011

Former Shipley attackman Nick Sterge has committed to play NCAA lacrosse at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Sterge, who is currently doing a post graduate year at Loomis Chafee in Windsor, CT, graduated from Shipley in 2010 after a standout senior season in which he finished with 53 points on 12 goals and 41 assists, including a career high and school record 7 assists against Friends’ Central School. Read more.


Shipley Girls' Basketball Wins FSL Title
2/14/2011

The Shipley girls' basketball team beat Friends Central 44-42 for the Friends Schools League Championship title on Friday, February 11. You can read about the victory in the local media:

Ellison Lifts Shipley to Friends Title
Philadelphia Inquirer, 02/11/2011

Shipley Girls Edge FCS in Friends School League Basketball Final
Main Line Media News, 02/11/2011


Shipley Girls' Basketball Advances to FSL Championship
2/10/2011

The Shipley girls' basketball team (15-7, 9-0 FSL) beat Germantown Friends School in the Friends Schools League semi-final on Wednesday, February 9 by a score of 71-42. Read more.


Volleyball Wins Last Regular Season Match; Advances to Playoffs
2/10/2011

Shipley’s volleyball team (9-3) finished their regular season with an on-the-road victory over Germantown Academy on Tuesday, February 8 by a score of 3-1. Individual game scores were: 25-18, 28-26, 17-25, and 25-21. Read more.


Swimming Celebrates Senior Day
2/10/2011

The Shipley boys’ and girls’ swim teams capped off their regular season with a great final meet versus Friends’ Central on Friday, February 4. Although both teams came up short, every swimmer swam a personal best time in a least one of their events! Read more.


Successful Night for Shipley Athletics: Wins over Germantown Friends and ANC
2/7/2011

It was a great night for Shipley athletics with all four basketball teams beating Germantown Friends School and a volleyball win over Academy of the New Church on Friday, February 4. Read more.

The Main Line Media News also covered the exciting evening of Shipley sports. Read that article.


Boys' Varsity Squash Celebrates Senior Day with Win over Radnor
2/4/2011

The boys’ varsity squash team (6 – 5) beat Radnor High School on Wednesday, February 2 by a score of 9-0. This was a great way to celebrate senior day as not one Gator lost a single game. Read more.

 


Shipley Boys' Squash Wins MASA Division 2
2/1/2011

The Shipley boys’ varsity squash team won the MASA Division 2 competition at Lawrenceville. Read more.




JV Boys’ Squash Celebrates Senior Day
2/1/2011

The boys’ JV squash team celebrated their senior day on Friday, January 28 during a match versus The Hill School. Read more.

 


Girls' Squash Wins Third Straight; Celebrates Senior Day
1/31/2011

The Shipley girls' squash team won its third consecutive match to even their record at 4-4 on Tuesday, January 25. The 7-2 win over the Agnes Irwin squad was much closer than the score indicates. Read more.


Shipley Volleyball Picks up Another Win
1/31/2011

By Nicky Hyman ’12

Shipley’s girls’ varsity volleyball team (5-2) dominated over the George School, on Tuesday, January 25, shutting them out three games to none. This is their third win against the George School thus far. Read more.


Shipley Boys' Basketball Featured in Main Line Media News
1/28/2011

The Shipley boys' basketball team was recently featured in the Main Line Media News article, "Shipley Hoopsters Look to Finish Strong." Read the article.

 


Girl's Varsity Squash Beats Agnes Irwin
1/20/2011

The Shipley girls' varsity squash team (2-4) earned a tight 5-4 win over Agnes Irwin on Wednesday, January 19 at Fairmount Athletic Club. Read more.

 


Boys’ Squash Defeats Great Valley High School
1/20/2011

On Wednesday, January 19, Shipley’s boys’ squash team (4-4) defeated Great Valley by a score of 8-1. This was a very comfortable win for the Gators, even with two strong players in the GVHS’s # 1 & # 2 spots. Read more.


Shipley Girls' Basketball Unbeaten in League
1/18/2011

The Shipley girls’ basketball team (8-7, 3-0 FSL) extended their league unbeaten streak to three games at defending FSL Champion Friends’ Central by a score of 44-34. The Gators were led by senior Celeste Golub who had a season high 15 points and collected 12 rebounds on the night. Read more.


Girls' Basketball Wins Against Life Center Academy
1/14/2011

The Shipley girls’ basketball team (6-6, 1-0 FSL) beat Life Center Academy on Thursday, January 13 by a score of 58-47. This win gets the Gators back to a .500 average with a 6-6 record. After a slew of early season injuries, the Gators are getting healthy at just the right time. Read more.


Volleyball Beats George School
1/7/2011

Shipley's girls' volleyball team (3-1) beat George School by a score of 3 games to 1. Individual game scores were: 25-12, 25-22, 22-25, and 25-17. Read more.

 


Boys' Basketball Defeats Rival Haverford 51-48
1/4/2011

In a thrilling game with many twists and turns, Shipley’s boys’ basketball team (8-4, 0-0 FSL) beat rival Haverford School by a score of 51-48. Shipley was up 18-11 after one quarter. However, Haverford used a 10-2 run during the second quarter to take over 28-25 at halftime. The game was competitive throughout, with 12 lead changes and 5 ties. Read more.


Shipley Boys' Squash Beats Penn Charter 6-3
1/4/2011

Shipley’s boys’ varsity squash team (3-2) beat Penn Charter on Tuesday, January 4 by a score of 6-3. Shipley had comfortable wins at #1, #2, #3, #7, and #8. #6 Ted Nehrbas took the match to 5 games to pull out a victory. Get more details.


Volleyball Comes From Behind to Take Match Versus GA
1/4/2011

Shipley's volleyball team (2-1) picked up its second win of the season with a come-from-behind victory over Germantown Academy. After losing the first games, the Gators fought back to win the next three. Individual game scores were 11-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, and 15-13. Read more.


Shipley’s Ky Howard Hits 1000 Points
12/15/2010

Shipley senior Ky Howard scored his 1000th career point on Sunday, December 12, in the Gators’ game against Math Civics and Sciences at the Scholastic Play-by-Play. Read more.


Boys' Basketball Picks up Third Win of Season
12/14/2010

The Shipley boys’ basketball team (3-1, 0-0 FSL) picked up its third consecutive win of the season in a nail-biting finish at home, knocking off Episcopal Academy 55-49. Read more.


Volleyball Picks up First Win of the Season
12/8/2010

By Nicky Hyman '12

The girls’ varsity volleyball team (1-1), coming off a recent loss to ANC, fired back against The George School on Tuesday, December 7, shutting them out three games to none. Read more.


Shipley’s Swim Teams Beat Barrack Hebrew Academy
12/8/2010

Shipley’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams beat Barrack Hebrew on Tuesday, December 7.

Shipley's boys came away with wins in all three relays, the 200 Medley, and the 200 and 400 Freestyle. The girls won the 500 freestyle, and both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Read more.


2010-2011 Winter Sports Previews
12/1/2010

How will Shipley's winter sports teams fare in the 2010-2011 season?

Read about what the Gators have to look forward to this year.


Alayna Harris and Avery Safford Bring Home Gold at National Field Hockey Festival
12/1/2010

Shipley juniors Alayna Harris and Avery Safford played with the WC Eagles in the National Field Hockey Festival over the Thanksgiving holiday. Each of their teams won first place in their particular pool. Read more.


Upcoming Varsity Basketball Tournaments
11/29/2010

Don’t miss these chances to cheer on Shipley’s basketball teams in December.
Friday & Saturday, December 3 & 4
Boys’ Basketball vs. Phelps, New Beginnings, and Valley Forge Military Academy
Friday & Saturday, December 10 & 11
Girls’ Basketball vs. Agnes Irwin, Westtown, and Lawrenceville

Get the schedule.


Two Shipley Senior Rowers Sign National Letters of Intent
11/18/2010

Shipley seniors Ally Morrison and Yardley Markee both signs National Letters of Intent to continue their rowing careers at the collegiate level. Ally Morrison will row for Indiana University while Yardley Markee has committed to row for the University of Delaware. Read more.


Nanci Selig Named Main Line Media News Athlete of the Week
11/10/2010

Shipley soccer player Nanci Selig was named an Athlete of the week by Main Line Media News. See the interview here.

 


Girls' Soccer Wins FSL Championship
11/4/2010

Shipley’s girls’ soccer team (15-1-1, 9-0-1 FSL) capped off an undefeated season by winning the Friends Schools League Championship on Wednesday, November 3. The Gators played George School in a rematch of last year’s Championship match, but this year’s outcome was favorable for the Gators. Read more.


Shipley Tennis Captures Three out of Five FSL Individual Girls' Tennis Titles
11/4/2010

On Tuesday, November 2, five Shipley tennis players traveled to George School to compete in the FSL individual finals. Senior Kaitlin Gottlieb competed at #3 singles, senior Kelley Hardon and sophomore Tayller Marcee at #1 doubles, and junior Sophie Cummins and sophomore Bella Korfmann at #2 doubles. Read more about their victories.


Shipley Wins Three FSL Semi-finals; Set to Host Championships for Girls' and Boys' Soccer and Field Hockey
11/1/2010

Shipley's girls' soccer, field hockey, and boys' soccer teams each posted shutout semi-final wins to advance them to the Championship round of the Friends Schools League finals. Read about their victories.


Shipley Girls' Tennis Repeats as FSL Champions
11/1/2010

Shipley’s girls’ tennis team (10-3, 9-0 FSL) won the Friends Schools League Championship for the second year in a row. On Thursday, October 28 the girls took to the courts for a rematch of last year’s championship game against Friends’ Central. The outcome of this match was much similar to the match during the regular season. Shipley was victorious with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix. Read more.


Shipley Crew Competes in Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Boys' Double Takes 2nd Place
11/1/2010

It was an exciting Halloween of racing for Shipley’s crew team as they finished the fall season at the 40th annual Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia. Nearly 130 schools and club teams competed in the two-day regatta. Read more.


Shipley Hosts Three Fall Sports Championships
11/1/2010

Shipley will contend for FSL Championship titles in three fall sports: boys' soccer, girls' soccer, and field hockey. Girls' tennis will compete in the FSL Individual Finals.  View the schedule.


Girls' Tennis Undefeated – Advances to FSL Championship
10/27/2010

On Tuesday, October 26, Shipley’s girls’ tennis team (9-3, 8-0 FSL) hosted a Friends Schools League semi-final versus Abington Friends School. The Gators served up a 4 – 1 victory and will continue to the Championship game at Shipley on Thursday, October 28. Read more.


Cross Country Team Celebrates Senior Day - Competes in FSL Championships
10/26/2010

Shipley’s cross country teams celebrated senior day on Tuesday, October 19th at the Friends Schools League Championships that were held at Friends’ Central. Nearly everyone had an outstanding performance. Read more.


Field Hockey Celebrates Senior Day and Undefeated Regular Season with a Victory over GFS
10/26/2010

In another dominating display Shipley’s field hockey team (13-0-1, 7-0 FSL) swept aside Germantown Friends School with a 4-0 victory in a game they controlled from start to finish. Shipley took an early lead through a fifth-minute goal from senior captain Ellie Anderson, and from then on the winning team was never in doubt. Read more.


Boys' Soccer Beats League Rival George School - Rises to #1 in FSL
10/20/2010

On October 19, Shipley's boys’ soccer team traveled to take on The George School Cougars. Sitting at the top of the Friends Schools League, both teams were undefeated coming into this highly anticipated contest. Read more.


Shipley Girls' Soccer Beats Reigning FSL Champs in Overtime – Successful Senior Day
10/19/2010

Shipley’s girls soccer team (13-1, 7-0 FSL) hosted George School, the Friends Schools League reigning champions, in a rematch of last year’s championship game. It was back and forth for the first 20 minutes of the game but Shipley settled in and tallied twice within three minutes at about the 30-minute mark to go into the half with a 2-0 lead. The first goal from sophomore Sophie Katz was assisted by classmate Kasey Brida, and the second was from junior Teddy Chase assisted by sophomore Nanci Selig. Read more.


Shipley Girls' Tennis Undefeated in FSL Play
10/19/2010

On Tuesday, October 19, Shipley’s girls’ tennis team (6-3, 5-0 FSL) defeated Westtown School to pick up their fifth league win of the season. This was a great win for the Gators and keeps them undefeated in the Friends Schools League as the girls look to repeat as FSL Champions. Read more.


Shipley Field Hockey Beats League Rival Moorestown Friends
10/12/2010

Led by a sparkling hat trick from junior Casey Sklow, Shipley’s girls’ field hockey team (8-0-1, 3-0 FSL) turned in one of their best displays of the season, demolishing league rival, Moorestown Friends 4-0 in a lopsided game that Shipley dominated from start to finish. Read more.


Boys’ Double Captures First Place at Navy Day Regatta
10/9/2010

by Yardley Markee '11

On Saturday, October 9, The Shipley School rowing team competed in the 24th annual Navy Day Regatta. Over two thousand athletes from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York competed in various events throughout the day-long regatta.  Shipley seniors Matt Lisle and Nate Colgan of the boys double captured first place, beating Episcopal Academy, Roman Catholic, Swan Creek, and Sagamore, as well as 11 other competitors. Read more.


Shipley Field Hockey Continues Unbeaten Streak
10/8/2010

Shipley’s field hockey team (6-0-1, 1-0 FSL) continues their unbeaten streak since the 2008 season with a 10-0 victory over George School on Tuesday, October 5. Read more.


Girls' Soccer Team Improves Record to 9-1
10/8/2010

Shipley’s girls’ soccer team (9-1, 3-0 FSL) had another convincing league victory with a 6-0 win against Westtown on Tuesday, October 5. So far in the 2010 season, the Gators have scored sixteen goals and only given up one in their three league games. Read more.


Shipley Tennis Wins Second League Match of Season
10/8/2010

On Friday, October 8, Shipley’s girls’ tennis team (3-3, 2-0) beat league opponent Moorestown Friends School by a score of 4-1. Read more.

 


Cross Country Splits with AFS in a Close Race
10/7/2010

Cross Country traveled to Abington Friends School on Thursday, October 7 for a close league race. Shipley's girls beat AFS 27-29, while the boys lost by just 1 point with a score of 29-28. Read more.

 


Boys' Soccer Hosts & Beats King Edgehill School from Nova Scotia
10/7/2010

by Mark Balderston '11

The boys’ varsity soccer team (11-1, 2-0 FSL) took on King's Edgehill School from Nova Scotia, Canada in a rare international match on Thursday, October 7. The Gators were gracious hosts to their northern visitors after the game, as the teams shared a meal, but that hospitality did not stop the Gators from taking the game very seriously. Read more.


Shipley Crew Brings Home Two Gold Medals
10/5/2010

By Yardley Markee '10

Despite torrential storms and flooding in the tri-state area, which resulted in the Schuylkill River shutting down for two days, the crew team was back on the water this past weekend to compete at the Head of the Christina Regatta, in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more about the team's two gold-medal finishes.


Girls' Soccer Improves Record to 8-1
10/5/2010

The Shipley girls’ soccer team (8-1, 2-0 FSL) increased their win streak to 7 games with a 6-0 win over Solebury School on Friday, October 1. Read more.

 


Shipley Boys’ Soccer Beats Episcopal Academy
10/5/2010

On the most frigid night of the 2010 soccer season so far, the Shipley Gators (10-1, 2-0 FSL) played Episcopal Academy under the lights of their football stadium. The first half was disheartening, with EA controlling the tempo of the game and putting two goals past Shipley’s tough defense, which to date has only allowed 6 goals. Read about how Shipley changed the momentum of the game and came back to win.


Girls' Tennis Wins First League Match of the Season
10/5/2010

Shipley’s tennis team beat the George School on Friday, October 1 by a convincing score of 5-0. This was a very strong start for the Gators in their first Friends Schools League match of the 2010 season. Read more.


Selig Carries Shipley to Victory Against Friends’ Central
9/29/2010

Shipley's girls’ varsity soccer team (7-1, 2-0 FSL) survived their away match on Tuesday, September 28 against Friends’ Central with a 4-1 win – due in large part to the play of sophomore sensation Nanci Selig. Read more.


Shipley Field Hockey Draws Episcopal Academy
9/29/2010

by Julia Greig ’14

Shipley’s field hockey team (5-0-1, 0-0 FSL) was held to a 1-1 tie against Episcopal Academy on Tuesday, September 28, in a pulsating end-to-end game that saw the defenses of both teams repel wave after wave of attacking play. Read more.


Kings Head Regatta – Sunday, September 26, 2010
9/28/2010

by Yardley Markee '11

Despite bad weather and various illnesses, Shipley's crew team gave a strong performance at the Kings Head Regatta in Bridgeport, PA. Get the details.

 


Boys' Soccer Beats Radnor on Super Saturday
9/28/2010

by Mark Balderston '11

Shipley boys’ varsity soccer took on yet another local powerhouse on their home turf Saturday, September 25. In front of a packed home crowd on Super Saturday, the Gators took on the Radnor High School Raiders in an out-of-league match-up. Read more.


Shipley Field Hockey Beats Agnes Irwin on Super Saturday
9/28/2010

by Julia Greig ’14

Shipley’s varsity field hockey team celebrated yet another deserving victory on Saturday, September 25th, with an emphatic 4-1 win against tenacious Agnes Irwin. Read more.


Boys’ Soccer Picks Up First League Victory
9/28/2010

Shipley's boys' soccer team (7-0, 1-0 FSL) traveled to Academy of the New Church on Friday, September 24 to pick up their first Friends Schools League win of the 2010 campaign. Read more.

 


Boys' Cross Country Beats FSL Opponent George School
9/24/2010

In Shipley's first cross country race against Friends Schools League opponents this season, junior Jordyn Turner finished 4th out of 32 runners and senior Jon Harrison finished 3rd out of 81 runners. Get more details.

 


Students - Learn to Row This Fall
9/21/2010

Students interested in learning about crew are invited to join Shipley's crew team for two Learn to Row Days this fall. All students in grades 8 through 12 are welcome to attend.

October 2 & 23
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buses leaving from Yarnall circle at 9:30 am, returning at 12:30 pm.
Get more information >>> (PDF).


Shipley Boys’ Soccer Defeats InterAc Opponent Chestnut Hill Academy 2-1
9/20/2010

by Mark Balderston '11

Despite some unsavory weather, the Shipley Gators took on the first of their InterAc opponents, Chestnut Hill Academy, in a stunning game on Thursday, September 16.

Read more.


Undefeated Shipley Field Hockey Beats Baldwin
9/20/2010

Shipley's field hockey team (3-0, 0-0 FSL) beat Baldwin on Thursday, September 16 by a score of 3-0 for the third consecutive win in the 2010 season. Read more.

 


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