The winter scholastic sports season saw Greenwich Academy’s squash and swimming teams capture the NEPSAC title, so when the All-NEPSAC teams were announced recently, it was no surprise that numerous GA athletes graced the list.
Greenwich Academy was represented by 10 athletes on the All-NEPSAC Swim team. Junior Claire Michalik earned All-NEPSAC honors in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly for the Gators, who won the team title at the NEPSAC Division I Championships for the fourth straight season last month.
Michalik earned the first-place medal in the 200-yard freestyle at the NEPSAC Championships with a time of 1:52.10. She finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (56.75).
Senior Sophia Moore received All-NEPAC accolades in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke for GA.
Moore was the NEPSAC champion in the 200 IM (2:05.37) and placed first in the 100 backstroke at the NEPSAC finals in an All-American consideration time of 55.60 seconds.
Hutton Saunders, a GA sophomore, placed fourth in the 200 IM (2:08.50) at the NEPSAC Championships and was seventh in the 500 freestyle (5:13.89), good for All-NEPSAC honors.
Junior Ashley Hu’s fourth-place finish in the 200 IM (2:10.19) and winning performance in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.99) put her on the All-NEPSAC Team.
Sophomore Avery Sammons (100 freestyle, fourth NEPSAC finals, 53.81, 50 freestyle, 24.44, sixth) and freshman Brielle Gold (100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke) also produced All-NEPSAC results in two events.
Annie Bingle, a sophomore earned All-NEPSAC honors, after starring for the Gators on the 1-meter diving board. Bingle finished second at the NEPSAC Championships with a total of 446 points. She finished just .03 points behind the champion and was GA’s top diver.
Elizabeth Xia, a sophomore (200 freestyle), sophomore Madeleine Holden (50 freestyle), freshman Charlotte Milligan (100 breaststroke) and eighth-grader Grace Wu (1-meter diving) also made the All-NEPSAC squad.
On the squash scene, GA seniors Emma Carney and Binney Huffman were each named to the All-NESPAC First Team.
The Stanford-bound Carney starred at the No. 1 spot for the Gators. She placed second in the No. 1 player bracket at the NEISA Class A Championships for GA, which won the team title for the ninth straight season.
Carney also won the clinching match for Greenwich Academy at the U.S. High School Team Squash Championships — a tournament the squad claimed for the fifth consecutive year.
Huffman, who will play squash at Harvard next season, was a consistent force at the No. 2 position for the Gators.
She captured the No. 2 player division title at the NEISA Championships and helped power GA’s lineup throughout the season.
Producing a standout junior season, Brecon Welch earned All-NEPSAC Second Team honors. Welch was the No. 3 player division champion at the NEISA tournament finals and was also victorious in GA’s triumph at the national team championships.
Freshman Emma Trauber excelled in her first season on the Varsity A squad, taking the No. 4 player title at the New England tourney, while also helping to key Greenwich Academy’s victory at nationals.
Trauber is an All-NEPSAC Second Team selection.
On the basketball court, Greenwich Academy senior Francesca Sileo received All-NEPSAC Honorable Mention accolades.
A guard, Sileo was the Gators’ leading scorer. Sileo finished her four-year GA career with 1,010 points.
She scored and eclipsed, the 1,000-career point mark in the final game of her career.