92 athletes. 60 games. 7 meets. 11 coaches. 7 teams. 25 competing schools. 2 undefeated teams! That’s a wrap for DCD’s 2019 fall sports season!Whether a seasoned athlete or new to a sport, students enjoyed a great season of competition and camaraderie participating in teams in soccer, field hockey, flag football, and cross country. For a small school, we are very proud of our middle school athletics program. DCD’s teacher/coach model enables a broad athletics offering as well as an opportunity for teachers and students to build special relationships and connections that span both the classroom and athletic field or track. “It’s really gratifying and productive to see and experience our students in a totally different context” notes Dan Balk, 6th-grade faculty member, and flag football coach.

The whole school convened twice this week for two special sports assemblies to share stories, enjoy kudos, thank coaches, and to recognize individual athletes for their contributions to their teams, be it in the realm of leadership and dedication or the demonstration of skill improvement. In the season recap, we learned that this fall, two of DCD’s athletic teams, varsity flag football, and varsity field hockey, enjoyed undefeated seasons!

The following middle school students were recognized by their coaches with either the Coach’s Award or the Most Improved Award:

                                                                                       Coach’s Award            Most Improved Player
Boys Soccer                                                                Samuel Gallegos             Willy Connors
                                                                                      Charlie Overman
Girls Soccer                                                                 Olivia Charity                   Marin Reeds
Cross Country                                                              Rose Quinn
                                                                                      Abby Rochelle
Varsity Flag Football                                                    Brynn Bryant                 Jason Dadasis
JV Flag Football                                                           Gabriel Salfity                Nathaniel Cazeau
Varsity Field Hockey                                                    Amanda Hiatt               Summer Perry
                                                                                      Emma McNealy
JV Field Hockey                                                           Dakota Adams             Kiera Baker
                                                                                                                              Ella Erickson
                                                                                                                              Maisie Gronemeyer
                                                                                                                              Maddie Jaegar
                                                                                                                              Andrea Maalouf
                                                                                                                              Giuliana Oh