Dana Hall’s spring varsity athletic teams closed the books on the 2022 season with an awards banquet held in the Erisman Student Center.
The IEA Equestrian Team placed 8th at Nationals in May. Individual highlights include M. Essex ’23 taking 2nd in Varsity Open Over Fences, M. Kastner ’23 taking 3rd in JV Beginner Flat, L. Bednarski ’24 being named the National Champion in Individual JV Novice Flat rider, and A. Loughborough ’27 earning 4th place in Future Novice Flat.
The AEL Equestrian Team earned Reserve Champion (2nd place) at their National Finals. Individual honors went to Loughborough on her national champion win and R. Deluca Lowell ’22 on her 3rd place finish.
Varsity Tennis finished 2nd in the league, just behind Winsor.
Awards and Honors
Eastern Independent League (EIL) All-League
Lacrosse (LAX): S. Copeland ’23 and A. Mather ’24
Softball (SB): A. Clay ’22 and L. Anderson ’23
Tennis (TN): Z. Sun ’23, S. Cook ’22 and A. Williamson ’24
EIL Honorable Mention
LAX: I. Jacoby ’23
SB: C. Santilli ’23
TN: Doubles partners I. Bert ’22 and A. Burns ’23
New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Honorable Mention
The Dragon Award recognizes the individual on her team who promotes the values of sportsmanship, ethical play in competition and commitment to her team.
Equestrian (EQ): Kastner
LAX: A. Fattaey ’22
TN: M. Housman ’22
The Unsung Hero Award goes to the team member who did not necessarily receive recognition during the season, but whose performance and work ethic is deserving of praise.
EQ: C. Klosek ’24
LAX: Nicola Shafer ’24
The Most Improved Player Award goes to the team member who was diligent in her performance and her work ethic and had made significant improvement in her sport skills, game strategies, and overall knowledge of her sport.
EQ: E. Bergstrom ’24
LAX: A. Kaye ’24
SB: M. Walsh ’24
The Sportsmanship Award is awarded to the athlete who is respectful, dedicated and committed; displays confidence and exercises self-control; and is considerate, trustworthy and enthusiastic about her team and sport.
SB: G. Funes ’22
Best All-Around Player
EQ: Z. Cole ’25
Most Valuable Player Award
EQ: DeLuca Lowell