Girls’ JV Volleyball Team Wins Conference Title

The Marie Murphy School girls’ junior varsity volleyball team recently won first place in the North Shore Independent Conference games, with a record of seven wins and three losses.  The team’s overall record for the season, including several non-conference games, was eleven wins and three losses.  Five other teams competing in the conference came from Winnetka District 36, Sunset Ridge District 29 in Northfield, Christian Heritage Academy in Northfield, Glencoe District 35 and Kenilworth District 38. 

The 13 members of the junior varsity volleyball team include YeJi An, YeSol An, Jaine Archambeau, Alex Boltz, Bella Brazovan, Angela Lee, Xochitl Mondragon, Lauren Pingad, Rachel Price, Cara Savin, Kailyn Scobie, Michelle Vasiliadis and Chelsea Ye.  Coach Dana Allen said, “The team showed up at the games ready to play some of their best matches of the season and were really pulling together all of their skills as a team.”

Soccer Teams Win Conference Titles

Both of Marie Murphy School’s co-ed varsity and junior varsity soccer teams were undefeated this year during the recent North Shore Independence Conference games, each with a record of seven wins and no losses.  Four other teams competing in the conference came from Sunset Ridge, Wilmette, Christian Heritage Academy and Glencoe.  Chad Henley, who served as coach for the two teams, said, “It was an outstanding season for both teams, and I congratulate the players for a job well done.”

The 17 members of the co-ed varsity soccer team include:  Michael Altman, Shayle Arenson, Gregory Chan, Christy Chang, Kyler Coghlan, Max Elghanian, CV Hixon, Sam Lim, Jonathan Lopez, Scott Parra, Sam Petrakis, Mathew Polakow, Jacob Price, Claire Snitovsky, Ethan Wirth, David Yan and Victoria Zibart.  The team had an undefeated season record of nine wins and no losses when non-conference games are included.

The 15 members of the co-ed junior varsity soccer team include:  Arif Ahmad, Paul Farcasanu, Adrian Ille, Andrew Kikos, Matt Kim, Joe Lim, Jackie Manchester, Michael Neuhaus, Louis Shaw, Phillip Shaw, Danielle Sirivat, Abe Sun, Jessica Werner, Tony Xu and Marina Zambrano.  The team ended with a season record of eight wins and one loss when non-conference games are included.

Boys’ JV Volleyball Team Conference Champs

The Marie Murphy School boys’ junior varsity volleyball team recently won the North Shore Independent Conference title with a record of 7-1.  Four other teams participating in the conference were Christian Heritage Academy, Glencoe Central, Sears and Sunset Ridge.  The Marie Murphy School team also won the tournament and finished the season with an overall record of 11-1.  The fourteen team members include:  Arif Ahmad, Michael Altman, Greg Chan, Richard Dominic-Giordano, Max Elghanian, Jack French, Joe Lim, Sam Lim, Brandon Morales, Scott Parra, Ben Redemann, Antonio Sorano, Chase Thomas, and Adam Zelinsky.  Their coach, Heather Snyder, said, “I was most impressed with the boys’ composure on the court and the way they continued to play their game and kept improving.”  She adds, “It has been a very enjoyable and exciting season, and I feel very lucky to have had such great kids on the team.”

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team Wins Conference Title

The girls’ varsity basketball team at Marie Murphy School in Wilmette recently won the North Shore Independent Conference title by ending the season undefeated, with 12 wins and no losses.  Six of the girls had also played on last year’s junior varsity team that won the 2010 North Shore Independent Conference title with a record of 15-0 for the season.  The other varsity teams competing in this year’s conference games came from the following school districts:  Sunset Ridge #29, Glencoe #35, Winnetka #36, Kenilworth #38 and Wilmette #39.  Winnetka #36 had two teams competing at the varsity level.  The eleven members of Marie Murphy School’s varsity team include Shayle Arenson, Sarah Balan, Sofia Bazianos, Heidi Conaghan, Kate Conaghan, Jessica Jeon, Alix Leviton, Sarah Potratz, Isabelle Pyritz, Julia Sieja and Maggie Sollitt.  Co-captains for the team were Heidi and Kate Conaghan and Isabelle Pyritz.  Coach Kevin Kolcz said, “The girls’ instincts and aggression set them a bar above the rest, and I couldn’t have asked for a better first team to begin my coaching career.”

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team Wins Thanksgiving Tournament

The Marie Murphy School girls’ varsity basketball team won first place with two wins and no losses during a two-day Thanksgiving Tournament held on November 22 and 23 at Marie Murphy School.  The three other participating teams came from Solomon Schecter Day Schools, Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School and Parkview School.  The eleven members on the winning Marie Murphy School team include Shayle Arenson, Sarah Balan, Sofia Bazianos, Heidi Conaghan, Kate Conaghan, Ali Leviton, Sarah Potratz, Isabelle Pyritz, Julia Sieja, Maggie Sollitt and Jessica Jeon.  Kevin Kolcz coached the Marie Murphy School varsity team.

Marie Murphy Soccer Teams Have Successful Seasons

Both the varsity and junior varsity coed soccer teams at Marie Murphy School had successful seasons playing against five other teams from the area in the North Shore Independent Conference competitions. 

The varsity team came in first place in the competition, with a season record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties.  Five other teams competing in the conference represented the following schools and districts:  Wilmette #39, Park View, Sunset Ridge #29, Christian Heritage, and Glencoe #35.  The sixteen members on the Marie Murphy School team include:  Ilya Aiman Ahmad, Sarah Balan, Stephen Dellamore, Andrew Gilbert, Daniel Katz, Alix Leviton, Grant Park, Josh Park, Scott Parra, Justin Savin, Brittany Schroeder, Sam Shin, Maggie Sollitt, Jack Wechsler, Eli Werner, and David Wolanin.  Chad Henley was the coach of this year’s varsity soccer team. 

The junior varsity team also came in first place in the competition, with a season record of 8 wins and 1 loss.  The five other teams competing in the conference represented the following schools and districts: Solomon Schecter, Wilmette #39, Sunset Ridge #29, Christian Heritage, Glencoe #35, and Bannockburn #106.  The fourteen members on the Marie Murphy School team include:  Ilya Arif Ahmad, Max Elghanian, Paul Farcasanu, Matthew Kim, Sam Lim, Jonathan Lopez, Jackie Manchester, Michael Neuhaus, Kevin Parra, Louis Shaw, Tony Xu, David Yan, Marina Zambrano, and Victoria Zibart.  Jessica Bodzewski was the coach of this year’s junior varsity soccer team.