Greens Farms Academy winter sports preview
Published 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 2, 2010
GFA takes on its most challenging schedule in school history with over half of its opponents hailing from larger schools (NEPSAC classifications).
GFA expects big numbers from sophomore transfer Sean Obi who moved from Nigeria to attend GFA. The Dragons open their season against the two defending FAA co-champs Brunswick on Monday and St. Luke's on Wednesday.
Other returning senior players who will continue to make significant contributions this season are Alexa Sullivan, Alex Dudley and Allie Kruk. Junior Bridgette Foster and sophomore Meighan Grady will also be playing many minutes off the bench, providing the team with additional depth.
The team will look to build on last year's 8-10 regular season record and be a contender in both the FAA and NEPSAC conferences.
Newcomers to the team this year are junior Emily Waterbury, sophomores Kiki Kauffman and Leah Jennings as well as four eager and athletic freshmen, Tia Carson (Westport), Olivia Taylor, Cole Vanacore and Rachel Cohen (Westport).
GFA hopes to improve on its success last season as it finished fourth in New Englands amongst a highly competitive field.
The 2010-2011 season promises to be an exciting one for the GFA wrestling team. The Dragons will be led by senior Zach Sherin (215) (Weston) and juniors Charlie Ross (140, 145), Harry Garland (160, 171) (Westport) and Chris Tarika.
Both Ross and Garland fell a match short of placing in last year's Prep Western New England Championships.
Sophomores Jonah Singer (112), Graham Bacher (125,130) and Brandon Velez (135,140) plan to embrace new challenges on the mat.