Week of September 17

Posted: September 24, 2012

Team of the Week:
Varsity Field Hockey:
The Varsity field hockey team traveled to Concord last Saturday to face ISL powerhouse Middlesex in their first league game of the season. Having not beaten the Zebras in three years, St. Mark’s took the field prepared and focused for a game that will have major playoff implications come November. The Lions started the game firing out of the gates, as Sophia Millerick ‘14 scored the Lion’s first goal off a deflected free hit from Alexa Mackintire ‘14 just three minutes in. Middlesex controlled possession early on in the second half, but after a timeout, St. Mark's regained control of the game, as veteran Lindsay Hulley ’13 scored to give the Lions a 2-0 advantage. Mackintire provided insurance with a third goal for St. Mark’s with just under five minutes left. With the help of a strong defensive effort, captain Paige 'Effie' Duffy ‘13 recorded her second consecutive shutout, finishing the day with nine saves. The team is currently 3-0 this season.

Female Student-Athlete of the Week:
Kearan Burke ‘14: Kearan Burke ignited the St. Mark’s Varsity girls’ soccer team with two goals as the Lions defeated Middlesex 2-1 last Saturday. Burke scored her first goals of the season in the ISL victory. Both goals were scored over a span of nine minutes.

Male Student-Athlete of the Week:
Sean McLaughlin ’14:
Sean McLaughlin led the Varsity boys’ cross country team to wins over Nobles (26-30) and Rivers (15-44) last Saturday after finishing first overall and setting a course record on Nobles’ slightly modified course. Sean covered the 5K distance in a time of 17:27.

Varsity field hockey, 3-0 win over Middlesex
Varsity boys’ cross country, 26-30 win over Nobles; 15-44 win over Rivers
JV boys’ cross country, 20-39 win over Governor’s; 15-49 win over Rivers
Varsity girls’ cross country, 22-39 over Rivers, 24-31 win over Governor’s
Varsity girls’ soccer, 1-0 win over Dana Hall; 2-1 win over Middlesex
Varsity boys’ soccer, 2-0 win over Middlesex
Thirds boys’ soccer, 6-1 win over Governor’s