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Winter Varsity Sports Awards and Wrap Up

Dana Hall’s winter athletic teams closed the books on the 2019-20 season this week.

It was a big year for Varsity Swimming who took home 1st place at the EIL/ISL Championships, ending its season with an overall record of 14-1 and an EIL record of 10-0. K. McGrath ’22 was named Co-Female Swimmer of the Meet as well as set a new school record in the 100m breaststroke at 1:10.63. Additionally, Head Coach Alden Derr was named EIL Co-Coach of the Year.

EIL All-League Awards were presented to the following:
  • 200 Medley Relay: McGrath, S. Jiang ’23, E. Bacon ’23, E. Hinman ’20
  • 200 IM: McGrath
  • 500 Free: J. Burke ’20
  • 200 Free Relay: M. Haferd ’23, K. Balsam ’22, L. Gilfeather ’20, Hinman 
  • 100 Back: McGrath 
  • 400 Free Relay: Haferd, Balsam, Gilfeather, McGrath 
Dana Hall athletics awards:
  • Most Valuable Player Award: McGrath
  • Dragon Award: Burke 
  • Rookie of the Year: Haferd 
The Varsity Diving team finished with two New England Championship placements: C. Bryan 23 in 3rd and V. Ivanova 23 in 12th. Bryan also walked away with the EIL All League in the 1M dive and set a new school record with a score of 255, landing her the Most Valuable Player Award. Ivanova won the Most Improved Player Award for the year. 
At week eight of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., Dana Hall Equestrian Team member G. Thames ’20 and her horse Diamaria won the $10,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic and was Reserve Champion of the Low Junior Jumper division. Other team members have also had success recently:
  • A. Thames ’24 and her new horse Sweetwater got top ribbons in the Younger Children’s Hunters
  • N. Atamian ’25 and her horse Charleston Z advanced up to the 3' Hunters and Equitation and got ribbons in both the Younger Children's Hunters as well as the 12-14 Equitation 
  • R. Chandley ’21 and her horse Cersei were double clear both Saturday and Sunday in the High Children's Jumpers and then the Low Children's Jumper Classic
  • R. Benson ’23 had respectable rounds in the Low Children's Hunters and the Younger Adult Hunters
Varsity Fencing had an overall record of 1-1 this season as well as a league record of 1-1.
  • Most Valuable Player Award: S. Tribush ’21
  • Dragon Award: Y. Wang 25
  • Most Improved Player Award: S. Bililies ’23
  • Rookie of the Year Award: A. Lal 23
The Varsity Squash team finished the year with a 5-10 record and an EIL league record of 1-4.
  • EIL All-League: E. Glass 21
  • Most Valuable Player Award: Glass 
  • Dragon Award: A. Gardner ’23
  • Most Improved Player Award: E. Gardner ’21 and A. Burns ’23
Ice Hockey went 3-13 this season and 1-6 in the EIL.
  • Most Valuable Player Award: C. Breslin ’20 
  • Dragon Award: P. Gallenberger ’20
  • Most Improved Player Award: A. Regan ’21
  • Unsung Hero Award: A. Sullivan ’24
The Varsity Basketball team ended the year 0-16 with a 0-12 record in the EIL.   
  • All-NEPSAC Award: C. McCarron ’20
  • EIL All-League Award: McCarron 
  • EIL Honorable Mention Award: A. Mad-toingue ’24
  • Most Valuable Player Award: McCarron
  • Dragon Award: I. Goldberg ’21
  • Rookie of the Year Award: S. Copeland ’23
  • Leadership Award: L. Copeland ’20
    • Varsity Swimming

    • Varsity Diving

    • G. Thames ’20 and her horse Diamaria

    • Varsity Fencing

    • Varsity Squash

    • Ice Hockey

    • Varsity Basketball

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  • Aquatics Center

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Singing the Alma Mater

    Favorite Dana Hall Memory
  • Western Civilization

    Favorite Class

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  • Maya

    "My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."