On day three of ISST’s, varsity boys baseball won gold beating Frankfurt International School (FIS) 12-2 in the final. Brodie Craig (’18) and Jarred Martin (’19) won all tournament. Team member Matthew Pope (’20) said “it is a surreal experience being part of a team like this because everyone works so hard and to see that all pay off with a gold medal is amazing.”
Varsity girls softball finished strong, beating TASIS 5-3, and winning gold in the final. Meghan Lang (’22), Natalie Vann (’20) and Mia Holtze (’18) won all tournament. Pitcher and Outfield Kate Black (’20) said “we lost our first game but won every game after that. Michaela (Towfighi, co-captain of varsity girls softball) told us at the beginning of the tournament ‘remember that soccer this year lost one game but then won overall’ and I think that stuck in everyone’s mind for the rest of the tournament. We had really great spirit overall, since originally we were not winning.” Varsity softball team member and all tournament winner Natalie Vann (’20) also remarked that “it was the biggest comeback I have every seen, 3-0 starting the top of sixth inning in a seven inning game.” “We managed to score five runs and finish out the inning and the rest of the game. I am really proud of my team!” she said.
During the final day of ISST’s, varsity tennis came first overall with varsity girls tennis coming in first and boys coming in second. Notably, Clem Balzano (’18) and Livy Reyes won bronze during the girls singles finals, and Axel Hendrikson (’19) and Theo Stenmo (’20) won silver in the boys doubles final. Team member Talia Vasaturo-Kolodner said “the team plated fantastic this year. We lost 10 seniors last year, 8 of those being boys, and we didn’t really know what to expect. But we came out and did a great job.”
Written by Media Editor Imogen Weiss