Spring 2018 Sports Report
The tennis team made Burgundy history with their inaugural spring season! This was the first time the Burgundy Blazers made “racket” on the tennis courts, competing in four matches. The coed tennis team consisted of 32 student-athletes who embraced the fundamentals, footwork, and formations that led to success on the doubles court. The matches were abbreviated which means we played about a third or half of a high school match (first to 3 win by 2, etc.). We had a cohesive team with varying ranges of skill level and experience but one common thread—they were all excited to train every Thursday and compete on match days!
At the first match, we faced Edlin in Reston and we walked away with three doubles team victories and one match that ended in a draw (6-6) due to time constraints. In Vienna we faced Green Hedges and came away with three doubles team wins! Our heads were moving back and forth in anticipation as we watched many long rallies!
Congrats to our players for accepting the challenge on the court and their commitment allowed us to bring a lifetime sport to Burgundy! Special thanks to Ivana and Paige for assisting the program! And additional thanks to everyone at Burgundy for help along the way, including our maintenance team who provided us with water for bus trips and administration supporting our efforts too. A shout-out to our tennis parents for their support as a great fan base! We “loved” hearing from everyone and look forward to continuing with a solid group of rising 7th and 8th graders and new incoming 6th graders next year!
—Coach Bethany McCoy
Burgundy boys lacrosse 2018 enjoyed a very successful and fun season!
The team was comprised of 20 middle school student-athletes, one of our largest ever squads. We had a good group of 8th grade leaders, Nathan C., Jacob P., Nathaniel C., Marty W., Dylan S., Alex M., Sante C., Arturo S., and Andy N., and the team had strong leadership and experience, particularly on the defensive end.
As for the contests, the team traveled to Baltimore for its opener, minus 2/3 of our starting attack, and suffered a 7-4 setback on a scorching hot afternoon. Marty was a star in goal, and Nathan helped keep us in the game against a very good Crimson Knights squad. The following week we won at home in a great game versus Trinity. And the team followed up with three consecutive shutout wins, a real rarity in lacrosse, versus Congressional, Barnesville, and Edlin, to finish 4-1.
Attackman Alex, defenders Jacob and Dylan, and goalie Marty, along with midfielder Nathan, were given special recognition for their excellent play and leadership. A very promising 6th grade group along with the 7th graders have us looking forward to the 2019 season!
Great job, team! Special thanks to our parents for their support and to Coach Bethany for all of her direct support and help!
—Coaches Jamie Dorrier and Jeff Sindler