Student-athletes, parents and coaches gathered on Wednesday night, June 3rd, for the Waldorf School’s 23rd Annual Sports Night Dinner to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the School’s student-athletes. Sponsored by the Parent Association, the annual event is an opportunity to recognize student-athletes in grades 6 through 12 who participated in soccer, basketball, softball, or baseball during the 2014-2015 school-year. To view a list of teams and award recipients, click here.
Photos courtesy of Ms. Kathy Bossuk.
Because of a scheduled surgical procedure for current athletics director Mr. Shane Flanagan, Waldorf’s former athletics director, Mr. Paul Le Sueur served as the evening’s emcee.
“I would like to give my apologies for not being able to attend last night,” said Mr. Flanagan in an email. “Thankfully my ACL surgery went well and I am currently resting at home.”
“Tonight we have the opportunity to honor our student-athletes who represented our School this year,” said Mr. LeSueur, “This year, our teams and athletes had many successes.”
“Each sport season, Waldorf was represented in the league playoffs, and with great success,” said Le Sueur. “In the fall, our Varsity Boys Soccer team advanced to the PSAA Semi-Finals. In the winter, the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams played in the PSAA Quarter-Finals. And the spring, the Varsity Boys Baseball Team and the Varsity Girls Softball Team advanced to the PSAA Semi-Finals.” Waldorf students also received numerous Player-of-the-Year Awards in addition to numerous All-League, All-Conference and All-Division awards.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Gabriel Kane Spirit of Athletics Award to junior Sage Choi. Named in honor of Waldorf alumnus Gabriel Kane ’99, the award is given each year to a student-athlete who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the Waldorf athletic program, along with integrity as a student-athlete. Throughout his years at Waldorf, Gabriel was an active member of the School community, played on the Varsity Boys Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse Teams and sang with the Waldorf Singers and Madrigals. He had just graduated from Muhlenberg College at the time of his death.
Wrote Mr. Flanagan, “I would like to thank all of the seniors who participated in after-school athletics this year. I hope they continue to participate in sports and physical activities as they move on to college. I thank them for their dedication, commitment and leadership they showed all year. We wish them the best and we will miss them dearly.”