Boys Basketball

The GFA Boys Basketball team looks to get back to the NEPSAC Tournament this season under the leadership of senior captains Dan Chase (Weston), Chris Morency, CJ Smith and new Head Coach Doug Scott.

GFA takes on its most challenging schedule in school history with over half of its opponents hailing from larger schools (NEPSAC classifications).

New junior class transfers are Brian Comey (Westport), shooting guard Eric Walsh and small forward Christian Papic. Returning sophomore Hunter Eggers will also log significant minutes.

The running game is expected to get a boost from junior Wills Rooney and freshman Kam Mickens. Juniors Dan Hoffman and Will Pavlis add depth to this year's lineup.

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.

Girls Basketball

Under coaches Jennifer Doughty and Jonathan Herman, the GFA Girls Basketball team returns nine varsity players, including leading senior scorers Jenna Pittleman (Weston) and Stephanie Garofoli.

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.

Girls Squash

The GFA girls squash team welcomes back its No. 1 player junior Emily Caldwell, in addition to senior Ali Rouatt (Westport), senior Grace Backe, senior Nikki Bergschneider and sophomore Avery Swett.

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.

Boys Squash

The GFA boys squash team is looking forward to its season with returning players, seniors Kyle Webb, Nate Gleason, Nikhil Lai, and sophomores Reid Manning, Rashad Nimr and Munir Qaddourah.

The Dragons are excited about the new faces that will be entering the courts this year with sophomores Peter LaBerge, Sam Mauri and Alvin Heumann.

Freshmen Robbie Ceriale (Westport), Arthur Doelp, Lucas Kesselman (Westport) and Ryan Schendel join the team. The Dragons open up their season on Tuesday at Brunswick.

Wrestling

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.