This week at Assembly, we recognized our Senior Varsity Captains from the Fall term. Each student-athlete was selected by their respective teams because of the leadership they displayed both in and out of their athletic arenas.
Each Captain was awarded a Captain’s Pin which is worn on the School uniform to be an outward display of their leadership roles. The design of the Captain’s Pin is symbolic as it includes our athletic crest bordered by laurel branches. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were given to the victors of athletic competitions and were even used in the Olympics long before medals of gold, silver and bronze were awarded. Moreover, this is where the adage “don’t rest on your laurels” is derived. When our Captains wear their Captain’s Pin, they too are reminded to not be content with their past successes but to continue pushing themselves to achieve new goals.
Below is a list of each of our Fall Captains with a brief comment from their coaches.
“Emiliano was very keen all season long. He was really like an Assistant Coach and could always be counted on for leadership and responsibility; on and off the pitch.”
“Righo is the consummate gentleman and sportsman. He is always on time and ready to work with a positive attitude. Righo sets a great example daily for his peers to emulate.”
“Allie was a unanimous selection by both her teammates and coaching staff for this leadership role. A fearless competitor on the field, Allie excels at KES as a student, a Prefect, and a multi-sport athlete.”
“Jill is a dynamic athlete who sets a positive tone on the field of play with a relentless work ethic, high degree of skill, and a most-friendly disposition with her teammates and coaching staff, as well as opponents and officials.”
“Neila has proven to be a tough, heart and soul competitor who weighs into the heaviest battles and tackles without a moment’s hesitation. Neila anchors the team’s defensive backline and is very well-respected by her teammates and coaching staff as a leader who consistently plays at a high level of skill and tenacity.”
"Pat's determination and experience on the court allow him to lead our young team by example."
“Emma’s hardworking, motivated and engaged play has led our entire team throughout the season. She is a true leader on and off the court.”
“Aria had been a multi-sport athlete in biathlon, distance running and volleyball before dedicating herself to cross country and track and field a year ago.”
“Francois eats, breathes and lives cross country and track and field as an athlete and a fan.”
Junior English and Technology Teacher
Girls’ Rugby and Basketball Coach