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Weekly All School Bulletin

Nothing but Teamwork: Girls' Varsity Basketball Returns to New England Championships
Posted 03/01/2018 05:01PM


Girls' Varsity Basketball vs Wooster

You may have read about our Girls Varsity Basketball senior student athletes and team managers last week, but the season was not over yet. The team took a half day at school on Tuesday before heading up to Vermont for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Girls’ Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal against Vermont Academy. Chase was one of only eight Class D schools chosen to compete in this year’s NEPSAC competition. After three and a half months of practice, these Chase kids were prepared to take the 280-mile round trip to compete. While the Highlanders didn’t end up moving onto the semifinals, Coach Bill Maisto couldn’t be prouder.

To be considered one of the eight best Class D schools means a great deal to us and speaks volumes to how hard the girls worked all year. I am so proud of the girls as again their hard work was rewarded. It is by far the longest sport season, and that takes a lot of dedication and a lot of effort. [The game] was truly a memorable experience and we hope this paves the way for many future trips to the tournament.

New England certainly lives through long winters, and the accompanying athletic season is no different. Starting in November, the team practices six days a week and plays 20 games throughout the course of the season. In addition, the majority of the team is involved in at least one other extracurricular activity.

“I push them hard because I know what they have,” Coach Maisto added. “Sometimes they’re having a bad day and may not want to give it their all, but they seem to come through over and over again. It’s never the same person that steps up [either]”. With all of the athletes’ injuries this season, “somebody always stepped up to play phenomenally.”

Girls' Varsity Basketball vs Vermont Academy

Even though the game ended in a loss for Chase, highlights included assists by Sam Crone ’18, points scored by Angelene Guglielmo ’19 and Sami Dassatti ’18, as well as freshman Maddie Patrick’s own scoring and assisting her teammates.

Please join us in congratulating the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team on making it to the New England Championships, and we look forward to celebrating all of our winter teams at the Upper School Winter Athletic Awards Assembly on March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Upper School Commons!

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