Athletes of the Week ending 5/28

The following students have been recognized as Athletes of the Week ending 5/28:

Jakob Runkel ‘22 - Baseball - Jakob is a senior pitcher, captain, and 4-year varsity starter who consistently gives 100% in practice and games. In the last 2 games and 12 innings he pitched, Jakob only gave up 1 run, tallied 14 strikeouts, and recorded both wins, against FCS and eventual PAISAA champs Haverford. He finished the season with a .95 ERA and will continue his baseball career at Grinnell College in Iowa! Best wishes, Jakob!

The Boys’ Varsity Light Quad: Sammy Meyer ‘22, Eli Eckert ‘23, Matt Leon-Palfrey ‘23, Luca Belmonte ‘22 - Crew - The lightweight quad had an excellent medal season, finishing up with a gold medal victory at City Championships over Ridgewood and Conestoga and a silver medal at SRAA Nationals, just behind Belen Jesuit, a crew from Miami. Way to go boys, what an awesome way to finish your season!

The Girls’ Novice Quad: Ava Chavez ‘23, Agharese Olagunju-McWilliams ‘24, Joye Wingard ‘24, and Madeline Percy ‘23 - Crew - The novice quad had a tremendous race at City Championships, winning gold and beating the 2nd place boat by 20 seconds! We are so proud of your hard work and can’t wait to see your success next season!

Sam Klug ‘22 - Softball - Sam, the league MVP, continued to be a dominant force on the mound, even while pitching the 3 PAISAA tournament games, 3 days in a row! In the tournament, she racked up 33 strikeouts, allowed no runs to score, and walked only 3 batters. In the semi-finals and Championship games, she only allowed one hit in each game. Sam also recorded her 400th career strikeout last week, an incredible feat as she did it in only 3 seasons due to the canceled spring in 2020! Sam was just as dominant on offense, leading the Blue Devils with 33 hits, 27 RBIs, and a .569 batting average in just 18 games! We wish you the best at WCU and can’t wait to follow your success on their softball team!

Fallon George ‘23 - Lacrosse - During the semi-final, PASIAA match-up with AIS, Fallon was given the difficult task of face guarding their UNC-bound player. She held her to 1 goal, and her defensive effort helped pave the way for the team to get to the championship game. In the final, she had the job of matching up with PC’s most potent attackers, keeping the Blue Devils in the game until the final whistle. So proud of you, Fallon!

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