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Beaver Upper School Athletics Gear Up For Spring Sports

Beaver coaches and athletes are back on campus and preparing for an exciting spring season. The Athletic Department and spring teams are thrilled to welcome several new coaches and new and returning student-athletes who will compete on the diamonds, fields, and courts this spring. Looking back on our recent successes this year, Beaver student-athletes are charged up to keep the momentum going for Beaver athletics.

“We are now in full swing practicing for the spring season. The athletes are working hard in anticipation of their games beginning,” said Sherry Levin, Director of Athletics. “Our blend of youth and experience should lead to successful outcomes.”

Baseball:
The 2011 baseball team will include a mix of new young talent along with several experienced players. Coach Jake Walter is excited to return to the dugout for Beaver, as the team hopes to improve upon last year’s campaign.

Boys’ Lacrosse:
The Beaver varsity boys’ lacrosse team returns many of its most experienced and talented players from a team that qualified for post-season play in 2010. Last year’s team rattled off five straight wins to end their season and advance to the New England Small School tourney. Under first-year head coach, Jeff Anderson, the team appears fit and fired up for an exciting spring season.

Girls’ Lacrosse:
Following a season that saw the girls’ lacrosse team win more games than in recent years, Beaver lax is hungry for the season to get under way. The girls participated in the EIL tournament last season and took significant strides forward. Under the leadership of coach Liz Skinner, the team will work hard to continue to build on its recent progress.

Softball:
Beaver softball will be coached again by Nancy Collins and Tiffany Marsh. The girls are working hard and looking forward to competing this spring.

Boys’ Tennis:
The boys’ tennis team is fortunate to return a strong group of talented players from a team that has won back-to-back EIL championships and the 2009 NEPSAC championship. Coached by 2009 EIL Coach of The Year, Pauri Pandian, the Beaver boys’ tennis team will again make a push to raise championship banners in 2011.

Girls’ Tennis:
The Beaver girls’ varsity tennis program is fortunate to have a new dynamic coach. Jovan Jordan-Whitter brings tremendous experience and renewed energy to the program. The team is returning several experienced players, and they hope to make significant progress in 2011.

Ultimate Frisbee:
Beaver Ultimate Frisbee introduces a new head coach to a team that has won more than half of its games in each of the past two seasons. Head coach Chris Lamar will take the reigns and attempt to lead an experienced and talented group of players to continued success.

Spring Varsity & Junior Varsity Head Coaches:
Baseball – Jake Walter
Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse – Jeff Anderson
Boys’ JV Lacrosse – Peter Friedman
Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse – Liz Skinner
Girls’ JV Lacrosse – Tammy Corcoran
Softball – Nancy Collins
Boys’ Varsity Tennis – Pauri Pandian
Boys’ JV Tennis – Kevin Bau
Girls’ Varsity Tennis – Jovan Jordan-Wittier
Girls’ JV Tennis – Ed Channing
Ultimate Frisbee – Chris Lamar

 

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