24 Nardin Today Fall 2022 gator bites Spring 2022 Highlights Varsity Tennis • Our tennis team had another tremendous season finishing undefeated with an 12-0 record and winning the league championship. • Katherine Kraus ‘23 and Madison Forton ‘23 played a competitive "all Nardin" singles final with Katherine taking 1st place and Madison 2nd place. • Julia Bembenista ‘23 and Grace Brydges ‘23 solidified the team's dominance with their 1st place doubles finish. Varsity Softball • Varsity Softball captured the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association (MMHSAA) Regular Season Championship, with a 9-1 record in league play (16-4 overall). They finished the year ranked #10 in NYS Class A. • The Gators captured tournament titles at the Mudville, NY Tournament and the Williamsville South Tournament. • Five team members earned All Catholic Honors. Julianna Verni ‘22, Erin Nuwer ‘24, and Emily Gorman ‘24 were 1st Team recipients, while Sophia Will ‘22 and Jayden Szkatulski ‘24 received 2nd team awards. • Julianna Verni ‘22 – MMHSAA Pitcher of the Year; 1st Team All WNY, 1st Team All State Class A. • Erin Nuwer ‘24 – MMHSAA Player of the Year; 1st Team All WNY, 2nd Team All State Class A. Track and Field • The track and field team captured their 6th consecutive regular season title, going undefeated 7-0 in league meets. • They then went on to win the All Catholic Championship meet for the 5th consecutive year. • All Catholic Champions include Emma Sgroi ‘22 in the 3000 meter; the 4 x 800 meter relay consisting of Chloe Smith ‘25, Taylor Seitz ‘23, Pink Mangan ‘25, and MK Hartigan ‘22; Presleigh Brunner ‘22 in the triple jump; Clare Rados ‘23 in the discus; and Stephanie Derkovitz ‘24 in the long jump, while also breaking the school record with a jump of 17 feet and six inches. Track and Field, con't. • Emma Sgroi ‘22 won the Catholic State Championship in the 3000 meter. • Emma Sgroi ‘22 (3000 meter) and MK Hartigan ‘22 (steeplechase) qualified to participate in the NYS Track and Field Federation Championships. Varsity Lacrosse • The varsity lacrosse team finished the season with an overall record of 13-3 and 10-2 in the league earning a second seed in the playoffs. • Five members of the team earned All Catholic honors, including 2nd team honorees Mary Dunn ‘23 and Gabby Connors ‘24 and our first team All Catholic winners were Caroline Baldwin ‘23, Haven Daboll ‘23, and Abby Gioia ‘22. • Caroline Baldwin ‘23 also earned 1st Team All WNY recognition. Varsity Crew • The Varsity Crew team, traveling almost every weekend in the spring and thrived on the water. The Senior 4, Lightweight 4 and the 2nd Varsity 8 all won Gold medals at the John Bennett Regatta. • At the NYS State Championships, the 1st Varsity 8 and 2nd varsity 8 both won Silver medals. • The season was capped off with the Senior 4+, with Lauren Bauer ‘22, Haley McMullen ‘22, Esther Littlefield ‘22, Mary Mangan ‘23, and Lucy Fortner ‘24, winning a Canadian National Championship at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Regatta. League Championships Golf I Tennis I Softball I Track and Field I Ice Hockey Playoff Championships Track and Field I Golf I Ice Hockey State Championships Emma Sgroi ‘22 - Track - 3000 Meter Canadian Championships Senior 4+ - Lauren Bauer ‘22, Haley McMullen ‘22, Esther Littlefield ‘22, Mary Mangan ‘23, and Lucy Fortner ‘24 Major School Awards Rising Star - Emily Gorman ‘24 Jaquelyn V. Zanghi Sportsmanship - Kayla Krupski ‘23 Jaquelyn V. Zanghi Athlete of the Year - Lauren Bauer ‘22, Julianna Verni ‘22 The Nardin Athletics program continues to thrive from the Montessori all the way through our Upper School. We are proud of our student-athletes who show their commitment on the field and in the classroom. Nearly 260 Lower & Middle School boys and girls participate on the 15 sports teams available to our K-8 grade students. And 267 young women, 66% of the Upper School enrollment, participated in one or more of 25 sports teams available at the junior varsity and varsity level.