Kent School Completes Fall Athletics Season
Contributing Writers: Layla Kent, Genevieve Baughman, Cole Gray, Harrison Lavery
After being dormant for the 2020 season due to COVID, Kent School fielded soccer and field hockey teams for the Fall 2021 season. Athletic teams at Kent School are open to students in grades five through eighth and are co-ed. The teams competed against other area schools including, The Country School, Radcliffe Creek School (soccer only) and St. Anne’s School. Community rec teams were also on the schedule.
The 2021 Field Hockey season was led by the eighth graders in scoring, good ball movement and offensive possession. Our younger players are eager to learn more about the sport and get better. Layla Kent (Eighth Grade) led the team in scoring followed by Eighth Graders Haley Cole, Lily May, Genevieve Baughman, and Seventh Grader Addison Kendall.
Layla Kent said, “We played great this season and we went undefeated. This year we want to give a special thank you to our coaches Jess Thompson and Erin Kent who coach very well with technique and drills, but also help us develop great sportsmanship.” It was a very competitive season resulting in being undefeated and having no goals scored against Kent School. Genevieve Baughman added, “We had a great time watching players score their first goals this season and we want nothing but the best for Kent School’s next hockey season. We had a great season filled with hard work, growth and team bonding. Our team came together really well and the eighth graders will miss not being there next season.”
This season, the Kent School soccer team finished with two wins, competing against skilled teams. The Kent School team includes fifth through eighth graders so everyone gets an opportunity to play. Team leaders from the Eighth Grade included Charlie Schmidt, Sam Yetman, Colin Buckley, Cole Gray, Harrison Lavery, Aurora Baughman, and Waylon Murphy.
Some of our most impressive moments came from crucial players like Michael Bedell, Sam Yetman, Charlie Schmidt, and more. Eighth Grade student Cole Gray said, “Those impressive moments include our first-time goalie, Charlie Schmidt and his awesome performance in goal, Sam Yetman’s score from the midfield line, and many other awesome plays from the season.” Harrison Lavery added, “We would like to thank our coaches Mike Dunlap and Matthew Wirtz for leading us through this awesome season. Colin Buckley inspired the team with these words: ‘Every day is a good day for soccer.’”
Erin Kent, Director of Athletics at Kent School said, “I am always proud of the athletes at Kent School, not just for wins or goals scored. I am proud of the effort, sportsmanship and teamwork that our athletes display. These qualities make an athlete stand out. I also want to thank the parents of our athletes. Without their support, our interscholastic athletic program would not be as successful.”
Kent School, located on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, MD, is an independent day school serving children from Preschool through Grade Eight. Kent School's mission is to guide students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The School’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world. Kent School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
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