Closing Out The Season With Some College News

The success and excitement of our Fall sports continued last week for our Auks with two college signings!

Senior Shannon Hogue made history on Wednesday, November 12, when she was the first Archmere student or graduate to sign a letter of intent to pursue collegiate Equestrian. Shannon will be a member of the Baylor University Equestrian team next fall.

Shannon has competed successfully in the junior hunters and big equitation divisions for several years. She placed third overall at the National Junior Hunter Championships East Coast 2014 and she qualified for The ASPCA Maclay Regionals and the USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals in 2014.  Since 2004, Shannon has trained with John Muldoon, owner operator of Reinbow’s End Farm in Malvern, PA. She has also received additional training assistance from Brian Feigus and Nanci Urban of Nevergreen Farm in Farmingdale, NJ.  As the next step in her education and training, Baylor is lucky to have her!

On the same day, senior Colleen Carney signed her letter of intent to join the University of Richmond’s cross country team, just days after being named DIAA Division II State Champion.

At the DIAA Cross Country State Championship Meet on Saturday, November 8th, Colleen earned first place with a time of 19:18 on the White Clay Creek 5K course. A member of the varsity cross country and outdoor track teams for the Auks since sophomore year, Colleen has received All-Conference and All-State recognition in every season. She was named to second team All-State cross country her junior year and first team All-State during her senior season. She was named All-County sophomore, junior, and senior year for cross country.  In track, she received All-County and All-State recognition during her junior season and was named a State Champion for the 1600m. She was also named team MVP during her sophomore and junior years.  We can’t wait to see what she will accomplish at the University of Richmond!

Congratulations to both Shannon and Colleen!

 

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Shannon Hogue signs for Baylor University

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Colleen Carney signs for the University of Richmond

 

 

 

Auks move into Christmas Break after a Special Week!

The final week before Christmas Break was special for the Auks, with something happening for the First time of Archmere Athletics! For the first time in school history both the Men and Women’s Basketball Teams were ranked in the Wilmington News Journal rankings at the same time. In the weekly rankings released on 12/17 the Men came in at #7 and the Women at #10!

The Women’s Basketball Team proved worthy of their ranking by recording wins over conference rival Delaware Military Academy 40-35 on Tuesday 12/17.  The Lady Auks were lead by Seniors Amanda Olsen’s 18 and Kate Payne’s 13 in the win.  The pair of Seniors again lead the team to an upset win over the #5 ranked team from St. Mark’s, on Thursday 12/19.  Olsen had 14 and Payne 10 points in the Lady Auks first win over the Spartans’ since 1992 and the first win at the Moglia Field House over St. Marks’ since 1987! The team 4-0 will take on Academy Park (PA) in the first round of the Garnet Valley (PA) Holiday Classic on Friday 12/27 at 1:30 pm.

The Men’s Hoops Team also showed why they were ranked by gaining two wins.  The first came against Conrad on Tuesday 12/17.  Archmere lead by Tyler Burns ’14 scoring 23 and Yale Football signee Conor Furey ’14 added 12 to the 67-19 win.  On Thursday 12/19 the Auks traveled to St. Mark’s to take on the always tough Spartans’ while they never trailed the Auks returned to Claymont with a hard fought 44-39 win, for the third game in a row, Senior Tyler Burns lead the Auks in scoring with 13 along with De’Juan Lee who also added 13.  The 5-0 Auks will be back in action on 12/27 at the Garnet Valley Holiday Classic vs Sun Valley (PA), at 6:30.

The Swim Teams opened their duel meet season this week with the Men and Women both traveling to St. Andrews on Tuesday 12/27 and picking up their first wins of the season.  The Women’s Swim Team entered the meet ranked #3 in the pre-season Wilmington News Journal rankings and won the meet 91-78.  The team swept the relays and got multiple first place finishes from Senior Laura Jogani, Sophomore Ellie Jogani and Freshman Lillian Quinn.  The Men’s Team  recorded wins in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relays along with multiple wins by Ben Creekmore ’14 and Corey Manley ’15 in a 91-78 victory. On Thursday, 12/19 the Swim Auks traveled down Naamans Road to take on  Concord.  The #3 Women’s Team  again behind multiple wins by Ellie Jogani ’16 in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Backstroke and sister Laura Jorgani ’14 in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and wins in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relays for a 51.5-42.5 Auks win.  The Men suffered their first loss of the season 58-35.  Once again Senior and North Carolina signee Ben Creekmore recorded wins in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly.  Both teams return to action after break on January 7, 2014 vs Wilmington Friends. The Women’s Team enters break with a 2-0 record while the Men’s Team stands at 1-1

The Wrestling Team lost their first duel meet of the season to Conrad 39-30 in the home opener on 12/18. Win were recorded by 160 pounder Adam Collins ’15 and 126 pounder Mike Pinto ’15 by decision. Sophomores Matt McCurnin at 113 pounds, Jake Mottola at 132 pounds and Junior Sean Devine at 182 all won by pins.  The team will be in the Howdy Duncan Invitational on Friday 12/20 and Saturday 12/21 held at William Penn High School then will not return to mat until January 3-4, 2014 at the Delcastle Invitational. The Auks Wrestlers have a 1-1 record in duel meets going into the Christmas Holiday’s.

On behalf of all the Archmere Athletes, Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Staff we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and hope to see you out supporting the Auks in the New Year!

 

Auks Receive All State Honors

Archmere once again is the only Co-Ed High School in the State of Delaware, to have at least one athlete make All State in every DIAA sponsored fall sport.  St. Mark’s, St. Elizabeth’s, Tatnall, Tower Hill, Friends didn’t do it.  Neither did Concord, Brandywine, Mt. Pleasant, Middletown, Hodgson, or any other public school.  Only Archmere in Co-Ed schools has this honor.

The list is headed up by Senior Football Player Conner Furey.  Conner was First Team All-State on both Offense at Tackle and Defense at Linebacker. The other First Team All State Athlete was Senior Volleyball Player Alexa Spense.

Earning Second Team All State were Soccer Players Seniors George Tsaganos and Brian Canfield, Field Hockey Senior Caroline Rath, and Women’s Cross Country Runner Junior Colleen Carney.  Third team honors were earned by Men’s Senior Cross Country Runner Colton Takata and Senior Soccer Player Geff Merz.

Way to go AUKS! It was a great Fall Season.

 

Fall Sports All Conference and All Catholic Teams Announced.

The All Diamond State Conference Teams have been announced for Volleyball, Field Hockey, Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country.  Football is not a sport within the Conference, but the All Catholic Team for football has been released. All State teams will be announced in early December.

Those making All Conference in Volleyball: First Team Alexa Spence’14, Amanda Olsen’14 Maddie Kelly’14.  Second Team: Sarah Donnelly’14 and Justine Pantaleo’15.   Also, Alexa Spence, Amanda Olsen, Maddie Kelly and Sarah Donnelly, were selected to play in the Annual Blue-White Senior All-Star Game.

Field Hockey All Conference were First Team: Caroline Rath’14 and Eileen McAlonan’14.  Second team honors were earned by Maura Corsini’14, Laura Jogani’14, and Katie Dempsey’15.  Honorable Mention were Presley Conaty’16 and Kennedy Murphy’16.

Men’s Soccer First Team All Conference: Brian Canfield’14, George Tsaganos’14 and Geff Merz’14. On Second Team: Tyler Burns’14, Matt McCurnin’16, and Sean Murray’17.  Honorable Mention went to Mark Dombroski’17

Cross Country All Conference for the Men’s Team: Colton Takata’14, Chris Deely’15, Eddie Leonard’15 and Luke Jordan’15.  Second Team Colin Graf’14, Nick Emmi’15, Brendan Tarte’16 and Nick Salameda’17.

Women’s Cross Country All Conference was lead by First Team Colleen Carney’15 and Kate Payne’14.  Second Team was Laura Williams’16, Maggie Malloy’17, Laura Cline’15 and Clee Malfitano’15.  Colleen Carney was also First Team All New Castle County.

All Catholic in Football went to Connor Furey’14 who was First Team on both Offense and Defense, Connor Speidel’14 First Team Defense and Second Team Offense, JM Nocket’14 First Team Offense and Second Team Defense.  The remainder of the First Team were Jack Malloy’14 on Offense and Kenan Hilyard’15 and Christian Conaty’14 on Defense.  The others making Second Team were Francis McVey’14 and Mike Ford’14 on Offense and Matt Gallagher’14 and Ryan Beatson’14 on Defense.