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Staff Report    Sunday, December 15, 2013
Killing the ball in a precise crosscourt nick placed perfectly between the vertical wall and the floor, Co-Captain Madeleine Mayhew ’15 decisively shattered her opponent’s momentum in the first game of the Draw One finals. Mayhew powered on to take the first set, an example of the individual skill and determination that earned Andover Girls Squash first place of seven schools at the Groton “Playday” Tournament on Saturday. “Today, Andover was recognized as a force to be reckoned with,” said...
Staff Report    Saturday, December 14, 2013
Anoush Shehadeh ’15 captured fourth place at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) on Saturday to secure her spot as one of 15 female High School All-Americans. Shehadeh finished with a time of 17:35, 19 seconds after champion Tessa Barrett.“Crossing the finish line in fourth was the perfect end to the season. I couldn't be happier,” wrote Shehadeh in an email to The Phillipian. Shehadeh, who is from Larchmont, NY, was the second-ever Andover runner to qualify for the FLCCC, a...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Filled with promising new talent, Girls Varsity Basketball looks for a fresh start this season after last year’s 8-9 record. Despite graduating five Seniors, the team has is excited about its young talent this season. Laura Bilal ’17, Emma Kelley ’17, Victoria Bergeron ’16, starting point guard Sarah Humes ’16 and post player Kate Hoey ’14 are all new additions to the team. “We lost a team full of talented upperclassmen to graduation and to injury. Fortunately, we have a great mixture of...
Noah Besler    Thursday, December 12, 2013
This season, Andover Boys and Girls Nordic are looking to improve upon its performance from last year. The boys’ team is looking to rebound from a seventh place finish in the conference last year. The team will look to use its multitude of returning Seniors with veteran experience to increase the team’s standing. The girls are also looking to improve from their finish last season, which ended them in fifth place. Three of the team’s five Varsity skiers graduated last year. While Nordic’s...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Quickly pinning his opponent, Bennet Sherr ’17 aided Andover Boys Wrestling in toppling Noble and Greenough 49-22 it its season opener on Saturday. “We focused on the fundamentals, sticking to what we know best, like half nelsons, double leg takedowns,” said Tom Daly ’16 in an email to The Phillipian. “Regardless of the outcome, everyone wrestled a gutsy match,” said Alex Rubin ’14, “We’re a fairly technically sound team but we showed our capacity to work hard for a win.” Last year, the...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Bryan Ackil ’14 and Assistant Captain Michael Lata ’14 each scored within ten seconds during the third period to put Andover up 7-2 against Pomfret, shutting the door for Andover’s opponent. Powerful offensive production has been the theme so far this season for Andover, which has outscored its opponents 18-8 in the last three games. Andover beat Brewster Academy 7-1 for the season opener, following this first win with a 7-2 victory over Pomfret before dropping a game against St. Paul’s...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, December 12, 2013
This winter, Andover Boys Basketball Captain Jake Howell ’14 will lead a talented and experienced group of players, who hope to improve upon last season’s 6-15 record. The team took a hit when four of last year’s starters—Rory Ziomek ’13, Sahil Bhaiwala ’13, JJ Hayward ’13 and Brendan O’Connell ’13—left for college. Players like Howell, sharpshooter Greg Devlin ’14, power forward Nate Meehan ’14 and shifty guard Kene Adigwe ’14 are ready to take the reins as the leaders of the team, however...
Lara Guvelioglu    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Andover’s 200 Medley Relay team blew past both Suffield and Peddie to clinch the first event of the season, posting a final time just 0.13 seconds short of the 2002 school record. With a 1:50.27 finish, the combined efforts of Lauren Conte ’14, Danielle Liu ’14, Co-Captain Amy Zhao ’14 and Co-Captain Kaitlin Simpson ’14 put Andover Girls Swimming ahead in a tight race against two strong teams. Despite its strong start and a new pool record, Andover fell 120-65 to the reigning New England...
Payton Jancsy    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Looking to bounce back from its 1-2 record from last season, Andover Indoor Track hopes to have a breakout season and eventually reach its ultimate goal of winning the NEPSAC Championship. The Captain of Girls Track, Diana Tchadi ’14, has high expectations for some of the team’s young members. “Camille Little ’16 is going to have a breakout season after having a great [Junior] year. She broke so many records last year and without a doubt will be a Division 1 runner,” said Tchadi. “Kinsey...
Sam Zager    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Andover Girls Squash, led by Head Coach Jenny Elliott and Co-Captains Adèle Bernhard ’14 and Madeleine Mayhew ’15, is optimistic about its prospects for the upcoming season. The team finished out last season just above .500, posting a 7-6 record. “I see a lot of potential in this team. It is a great group of hardworking girls, ready to challenge themselves both on and off the court… I think our record is going to be successful,” said Mayhew. The team will enter this season with seven...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, December 12, 2013
In the first race of the season, Andover’s “A” 200 Medley Relay of Co-Captain Tim Wynter ’14, Scott Simpson ’14, Alex Li ’15 and Michael Camarda ’14 shattered the Suffield pool record with a 1:36.61 finish, the fifth fastest performance in Andover’s school history and the 12th fastest in New England history. Led by Co-Captains Joe Faller ’14 and Wynter, as well as nine other returning Seniors, Andover Boys Swimming is striving to claim its sixth consecutive undefeated season in the New England...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, December 12, 2013
With a decisive 6-1 win over Tabor last Saturday, Andover Boys Squash picked up where it left off last season. After finishing with a winning record of 10-7 and advancing from Division B to Division A in Interschols, Andover’s momentum seems to have carried through to the 2013-2014 season. Captain Jake Rauh ’14 will lead the team, which includes six new additions to the roster. Returners Michael Huang ’15, Justin Curtis ’15 and Alex Kun Woo Kim ’14 will accompany him in this task as they...

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