Rams Rewind: Winter 2020

Check out all of the amazing accomplishments by our student-athletes in this recap of the Winter 2020 sports season. Be sure to check out the Rams Rewind video at the end!

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Boys Basketball

Head Coach: Travis Wallace

1st Place in Metro League Conference

Boys Basketball had one of the best seasons in the program’s history. The team opened up the season by winning the championship of the MICDS Tip-Off Tournament. The team was ranked in the top 10 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch all season long, and they finished with a 23-5 record—quite a turnaround story from last year’s record. The team placed 1st in a tough Metro League Conference. With every player returning next season, the Boys Basketball team is looking forward to building on this solid season.

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Girls Basketball

Head Coach: Scott Small

A Milestone Season

The MICDS Girls Basketball team had a season filled with milestones, which you can read about here. The team finished 5-1 in the Metro League highlighted by a buzzer- beater win against Lutheran North and continued dominance over rival JBS with two regular-season wins. The Rams finished the season with a 14-11 record.

Cheerleading

Head Coach: Lauren Fletcher

Showing School Spirit

The Rams Cheerleaders showed their school spirit throughout the winter season! The team led the crowds in cheers, chants and halftime performances. They showcased their hard work with a challenging routine that involved stunting and dancing. Next year, the team will miss its three seniors: Addie Jung ’20, Asher Clarke ’20 and Lucy Zhao ’20.

Dance Team

Head Coach: Summer Beasley

Performing for the Crowds

The dance team attended camp at Southeast Missouri State University to kick off the year. They learned five routines in three days and also improved upon their technique. In the fall, they performed sideline and halftime routines during home football games. The dancers demonstrated leadership and commitment to the MICDS community by guiding and mentoring Middle School dancers. The team finished strong this winter with halftime performances at Boys Varsity Basketball games.

Ice Hockey

Head Coach: John Mattingly

Extremely Bright Future Ahead

The MICDS Ice Hockey team had a solid performance this winter season. After losing a large senior class last year, nine freshmen played active roles this year and the team accomplished an 8-8-5 record. With seniors Jack Parks ’20, Joe Condie ’20, Tripp Gatch ’20 and Nick Niemann ’20 leading this young squad, the team earned an 11-seed in the Wickenhauser Cup playoffs. Although MICDS was eliminated in the crossover games of the playoffs, the future of the program is extremely bright.

Boys Squash

Head Coach: David Doherty

5th Place at Nationals

The Boys Varsity Squash team once again finished the season in Connecticut with a 3-1 record at the U.S. Squash High School Nationals, earning 5th place in the championship thanks in part to the admirable leadership of team captain Sully Keeley ’20. The team visited Louisville, Kentucky, to play against high school and club teams. They played local away matches at Washington University and the Missouri Athletic Club. The team travelled to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where it won the Flanagan Cup for the second year in a row. The team is very grateful to Alex Migala ’20 for his third and final year of managerial duties, Coach Mohammed Tahir for his professional expertise and all the team parents for their support throughout the season.

Girls Squash

Head Coach: Robyn Williams

8th Place Finish in Division III at Nationals

The Girls Varsity Squash team worked hard all season and was rewarded with a bump up to Division III in the U.S. Squash High School Nationals, where they finished 8th. Their strong performances and 2nd place finish at the Tom Flanagan Invitational Tournament at Mercersburg Academy contributed. The team added matches against the Missouri Athletic Club and Washington University, as well as a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, to play a mixed team of middle and high school players. A high level of team camaraderie, sportsmanship and determination was demonstrated at both practices and matches. Junior tri-captains Raneem Alzahabi ’21, Imaan Amin ’21 and Annalisa Goot ’21 led the team with enthusiasm, positivity and grace throughout the season. The team looks forward to building on the foundation set this season with all players returning next year.

Girls Swimming & Diving

Head Coach: Chris McCrary

15th Place Finish at State

The Girls Swimming and Diving team ended the season with an impressive 3rd place finish at Conference and 15th place finish at State. Captains Meaghan Cannon ’19 and Grace Vogel ’19 brought together a close-knit team that included freshman standouts Erica Engelhardt ’23 and Livi Thomas ’23. Renee Stanec ’20, Maddy Cowen ’21 and Lexie Reeb ’22 were a formidable diving squad, with Stanec placing 10th at State. Elle Haines ’21 and Madigan Kinsey ’21 were crucial to both top-16 scoring relays at State, with Kinsey also scoring in the 100-yard breaststroke. Anna Scott Baur ’22 was the top performer all season, placing 3rd at State in the 200-yard individual medley and 4th in the 100-yard breastroke. The fantastic end to the season was a direct result of the girls’ hard work and belief in themselves and the program.

Wrestling

Head Coach: Vito Krischke

Strong Performances in Tournament Season

Wrestling had a strong showing this year, including a dual win over Principia. Standout performances of the year included a 1st place finish at the Chaminade Invitational and a 4th place finish at the Eric Lewis Tournament by Will Schaumburg ’21. Nat Bilderback ’22 battled back from an injury and had a strong showing at the district tournament, just missing qualifying for State. The team was led by Morgan Niven ’20 and newcomers James Bilderback ’20 and Ethan Stevenson ’20. Jake Hausler ’22, Grayson Marks ’23, Jack Morris ’21 and Jack Baptist-Jarvis ’21 had strong showings and will be back to represent the Rams next season.