RCDS finished out their fall sports' seasons last week. We are proud of all of the athletes and coaches for their hard work and sportsmanship. Here is the final wrap-up for Girls' Soccer, Girls' Field Hockey, Boys' Soccer and Boys' Football. GO GATORS!
Girls' Soccer, coached by Kate Morton & Kelly Grady:
The girls' soccer team ended with a 9-2 record in their regular season. The team was led by a group of amazing 8th graders whose leadership will be missed next year! The team went on to beat St. James 2-1 in the first round of playoffs but fell short to St. Leo's 3-2 in the semi-finals. "We are very proud of the team's efforts!" says Morton.
Girls' Field Hockey, coached by Raquel Falotico & Liz Scanlon:
The girls’ field hockey team had a wonderful season this year, ending with a 10-2 record. They came in second place in the Shore Intermediate Field Hockey American Division and were the number three seed in the league. (The first round of play-offs against Oceanport was one of the best games ever at RCDS!) The team was lead by twelve 8th graders who will be greatly missed next year. Falotico commented, "As head coach I am extremely proud of each and every one of the girls on the team. Great job lady Gators!"
Boys' Soccer, coached by Brandon Horner & Don MacDonald:
Though the RCDS Boys’ Soccer Team had a difficult season according to the won/loss column (1-10), the team made some remarkable improvements and kept their heads high. Coaches Horner and MacDonald state, "we are particularly proud of the eighth grade boys, who kept the team together and provided an excellent example for the younger players. Judging by the exciting depth with the younger players, the future looks bright for the boys’ soccer team."
Boys' Football, coached by Paul Campanella:
The RCDS Football team started out the season strong, beating Mater Dei Prep and Princeton Day. After a couple of bumps in the road, the boys finished strong with a big win 28 to 12 against The Pingry school. The season record was 3 and 3 with a lot of strong play and leadership from 8th graders on the team. Campanella said about his team, "I think the boys learned a lot this year and I hope they had a good time. There were a few first time players and new 5th grade boys on our team this year. I like the fact that some boys will try a sport that they have never played and get hooked on it and continue to play after they leave this school." Thanks to coaches Paul Campanella, Brendan Quinn, and Alumnus, Henry Goodwyn for all their help this year!