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Isabella Haegg    Friday, April 11, 2014
Be the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams with these tennis tips from Andover Girls Varsity Tennis. Lara Danovitch ’16 demonstrates proper tennis techniques, which are accompanied by in-depth descriptions written by her teammate and Phillipian Sports Writer Isabella Haegg ’16. We recommend you take on a nice serve and volley- approach to truly inspire fear into your opponent’s hearts.ForehandThe forehand is one of the most played shots in tennis. A proper technique is essential to hitting...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, April 10, 2014
As G1 of Andover Girls Crew approached the finish line, the team desperately fought to close the gap between its boat and that of Essex Rowing Club. Unfortunately, the girls lost to Essex by five seats, but finished ahead of Simsbury for second place. In the first race of the year, G1 consisted of Mary Catherine Nanda ’14, Alec Kingston ’14, Cara Cavanaugh ’15, Charlotte Chazen ’15, Rachel Murree ’14, Julia Marcus ’15, Vienna Kuhn ’16, Efua Peterson ’14 and Alex Fowler ’14. “Our goal...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Donning new team uniforms in honor of late teammate Mark Adamsson ’11, Andover Boys Tennis avenged its 3-4 loss to Taft last season with a 4-3 win on Saturday. The solid-white polos carry Adamsson’s initials on the sleeve, a sharp contrast from the checkered uniforms Andover sported during last year’s season. Harsh wind conditions were prevalent as the teams took to the courts. In the doubles games, the duo of Co-Captain Henry Kalb ’14 and Michael Huang ’15 dug itself in a 2-5 hole on the...
Paul McGovern    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Shrugging off three aggressive members of Phillips Exeter Academy’s defense, Co-Captain Kait Simpson ’14 powered through the wthe competitor’s goal, propelling Andover Girls Water Polo ahead in its tight game against Exeter on Wednesday. Andover and Exeter, ranked second and first in the league respectively, battled neck-and-neck for victory. Ultimately, Exeter pulled ahead in the final quarter for a 10-9 victory. The loss followed a double-header against Williston and Loomis on Saturday,...
Chiraag Gohel    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andover Track and Field’s Boys and Girls teams lost 56–84 and 67-73, respectively, during a meet against Andover High on Saturday. “I got to see a lot of potential of the younger generation of track stars, and I’m really excited to start this year right, and I think we did really well for our first meet,” said Boys Captain Rob Rush ’14. He added, “For this being the first meet, I was really worried about our jumps and some of our mid-distance. But after watching our athletes run these...
Andreas Tonckens    Thursday, April 10, 2014
“You are being kicked, pulled, grabbed, pushed, splashed, drowned, and all the while you are trying to put a ball into a net. It’s chaos.” - Coach Daniel O’SheaAfter falling in the finals to Exeter last year, Andover Girls Water Polo is hungry for gold in 2014. O’Shea gives an in-depth look at the teams strategies and what to look for on this hopeful road to the championship. Having played three games this season, and only posting a victory in one of them, the girls look to internalize O’Shea’s...
Staff Report    Thursday, April 10, 2014
“Defense is probably the most important thing in volleyball,” said Andover Boys Volleyball Co-Captain Ji Tae Park ’14. This year, the team’s defensive capability will come down to the learning curve of newcomer Brendan Deorocki ’15 and the performance of returner David Yoon ’14. The two middle blockers will need to be on top of their game if Andover is to find success this season.Brendan Deorocki ’15This is Deorocki’s first year playing volleyball. At 205 pounds and 6’6”, Deorocki was on...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Although she may not be yelling out commands on the sideline, Agatha Kip’s recommendations do just as much to dictate the performances of Andover’s athletes. Armed with a dietary journal as opposed to a playbook, Kip, Andover’s sports nutritionist, is on a mission to help student-athletes find success in every rink, pool or stadium. “All [Andover] students are very smart; however, they are confused by the media as to what you should and should not be eating,” said Kip. Kip is a strong...
Sam Zager    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Co-Captain Ravenne Nasser ’15 struck out seven batters and gave up only one earned run en route to a complete seven-inning game. Nasser’s strong effort resulted in a 4-2 win over Lowell High to conclude Andover Girls Softball’s preseason on Monday. On Wednesday, however, Andover fell 5-0 to Nobles in its first official game of the season. Against Lowell on Monday, Nasser said she “[tended] to work fastballs in to get ahead and then try to get kids out with change ups and drop curves,...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Runners on second and third. Two outs. Andover Baseball down 5-4. Batter up at the plate. This was Andover’s chance to take home a comeback victory against Bridgton Academy. A strike-three call unfortunately dashed Andover’s hopes, and the team fell for the first time this season on Saturday after letting up three runs en route to a three-run differential. On Wednesday, the team could not regain momentum and lost 6-3 against Tabor. Andover fought to come back against Bridgton,...
Fadzi Gambiza    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Down 13-12, with the clock winding down, Courtney Masotti ’17 found herself with the potential game-tying ball. After receiving a slotted pass near the front of the net, Massotti was quick to act, but was ultimately rejected by the Nobles goalie, who defended the slim lead for the win. Andover Girls Lacrosse came out blazing in the first half of a game against Nobles on Saturday, immediately controlling the tempo of the game with goals from Olivia Cabral ’14, Captain Nekele McCall ’14,...
Andrew Zhang    Thursday, April 10, 2014
While running is a great way to stay in shape and get healthy, it can be hard to find good running trails that are easily accessible from campus. John Gorton, Boys Indoor Track Captain 2014-2015, has recommended a few trails that are conveniently located near campus and also feature scenic backdrops.The first option that Gorton details is a mild three mile trail that is easily accessible from campus. This route commences on the Vista directly in front of Samuel Phillips Hall, and follows...

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