Each season, DCD honors middle school students for their athletic achievements. Parents, middle school students, and faculty gathered in the Rand Gym while coaches presented awards for basketball, squash and hockey. Athletic Director, Mark Jackson started off by sharing season highlights of above and beyond efforts from his favorite DCD team moments, and for each award presented, coaches gave an encouraging speech noting each student’s unique contribution to their teams. It was a wonderful time to reflect on everyone’s accomplishments!

Following each sports category, select students took a few moments to thank their coaches and supporting staff for various reasons including cleaning the courts and driving them to games.

One student said, “Everyone grew so much over the season as players and teammates!”

Another student voiced, “This was such a great season at DCD! We will miss everyone next year.”

This season nineteen players were recognized for their sportsmanship.

Coach’s Award
Hockey | Maisie Wands, Jack Santry, Liam Velde
Varsity Boys Basketball | Patrick Gage, Nehemiah Tate
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball | Jack McDonnell
Varsity Girls Basketball | Evelyn Cloonan
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball | Eloise Cheever
Squash | Eden O’Rourke
Junior Varsity Flag Football | Sahil Patel

Most Improved Player
Hockey | Madelyn Blaney, Katie DeSisto
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball | Dash Claflin
Varsity Girls Basketball | Elyana Kennedy, Bridget Hultgren
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball | Keira Velde
Squash | Brandon Darden, Ella Cocchi, Hadley Riordan

Teamwork, discipline, strategy, and leadership are all part of the athletic experience at DCD, and valuable life lessons children use beyond school. We are proud of all of our students for their participation in middle school athletics, and a special congratulations to this year’s awardees! Thank you Mr. Jackson, Mrs. Gage, Mr. Balk, Mr. Sminkey, Mr. Santry, Mr. Buffum, Mr. Edie and Mrs. Reardon for guiding these athletes to be their best selves!