Fall sports open this week


Senior Mari Beaurpere chases down a ball in the soccer game against Stadium.

Jade Cheatham and Abby Givens

According to Mike Finch, the Annie Wright athletic director, “Turnouts were solid this fall. Cross country has 12 runners, volleyball has a total of 32 players, and the soccer team has 19 players.”

The Annie Wright volleyball team started the new season off with a loss against Forest Ridge. 
Freshman Grace Donahue had 71 attempts and 17 kills. Senior Raquel Berman had 4 kills and 3 blocks. The game ended with a score of 3-2. The volleyball team plays their next game at home on Monday.

“Our goal every season is to make it to the State Tournament. As for the season, we are hoping to work toward a top finish in our league, and to continue to improve as a team” said Annie Wright Upper School volleyball coach, Hayley Tamagni.

Volleyball Glossary

attempt: when a player attempts to spike the ball
kill: an attack by a player that cannot be returned
block: when a player blocks the ball into the opponent’s court, resulting in a point

The Annie Wright Upper School for Girls soccer team played its first game against Bear Creek on September 5. The game ended with a final score of 0-5. On September 8, sophomore Sophia Jeter scored two goals at the game against Forest Ridge, which ended in a 2-2 tie. The Gators hosted local rival Charles Wright Academy on Wednesday September 13 for the first official game on Annie Wright’s new turf field. Jeter scored 1 goal, resulting in a 6-1 loss. The soccer team plays a home game against Stadium High School today.

“The team is excited to have a brand new field to play on and hopes that the AWS community will come out to support them and enjoy some soccer games on campus,” said Niki Taylor, soccer coach and middle school teacher said.

The cross country team has had one meet. Junior Anna Haddad placed 4th out of 66th at Lincoln Park in Seattle with a time of 20:02 for 5 km. The next meet is next Tuesday at Magnuson Park in Seattle.