SCH Athletes on the National Stage

SCH Athletes on the National Stage

From the Maccabi games in Israel to various national competitions (and wins!), several SCH athletes represented the U.S. in their respective sports this summer. 

Track & Field: Making strides in track and field were Tony Hicks ’25,  Xavier Jones ’25, Jolie Kaoma ’25, and Stefon Dodoo ’25. Dodoo placed in the USATF Junior Olympic final and the others placed in AAU Nationals and were named All-Americans. Scarlett Evans ’31 who runs for High Level Track Club competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines. She earned All-American honors in the 10yo girls 1500M.

Soccer: Deus Stanislaus and Cali Smith, rising SCH 9th graders, won the ECNL National Championship with their PDA Blue U14 soccer team (and Stanislaus put PDA on top 1-0 in the second minute of the game!). Jameson Callas ’24 and Michael Glennon ’25 played at the USYS National Soccer Championships with Hunter Soccer Club/62 Blues U17 team at Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Further afield, Andrew Laudenbach ’25 played soccer in Israel for the Philadelphia delegation at the Maccabi games. The JCC Association brought the games to Israel (for the first time since 2011!) to commemorate Israel’s 75th anniversary.

Field Hockey: Players Nadia Gross ’26 and her U16 team won gold in the Girls Nexus Championship, and Veronica Goettner ’25 took part in club field hockey nationals.

Lacrosse: In mid-August, Cole Carberry ’26 was one of 44 top lacrosse players in the nation selected for a 2023 USA U16 Select Team. He will play in October and keep SCH on the national stage through the fall.


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