2nd Consecutive Metro League Championship
The Boys Basketball team earned their second consecutive Metro League Championship with a league record of 10-1. The team also was the runner up in the Mater Dei Tournament, and the Lindbergh Tournament. The Rams competed for the District Championship and lost a hard-fought game to Parkway Central. The senior leadership of Matt Roper, Teddy Schmid, and Alec Spence concluded a great career with three Metro League Championships and an undefeated career record of 7-0 against rival John Burroughs. Alec Spence was named Metro Conference Player of the Year. Other Metro League recognition included: Matt Roper, First Team, Austin Thompson ’18, Second Team, and Julian Cheaney ’18, Honorable Mention. Spence was also named as Co-Player of the year for Class 4 District 5 and Roper and Thompson were named to the All-District Team.
4th Straight Conference Title (Undefeated in Conference All Four Years)
The Girls Basketball Team finished their season with a 24-3 record, winning their fourth consecutive Metro League title with an undefeated 6-0 record (24-0 in conference over the four-year streak). This season, the Rams won the Lutheran St. Charles Tournament, finished second in the Lindbergh Tournament, and earned their fifth straight MICDS Holiday Tournament Championship by defeating a ranked St. Charles squad in the final game. The Rams lost in the District semifinals to Parkway Central (#5 Large Schools). Jordyn Brooks ’18 earned 1st Team All-Conference Honors, Lauryn Hughes ’17 earned 2nd Team All-Conference Honors, and Landys Hughes ’18 and Lindsay Parks ’18 earned Honorable Mention. Lauryn Hughes played varsity for all four years of her high school career. The Rams went 99-13 during that stretch, won three District titles and finished in 2nd place in the Missouri State Basketball Tournament two times.
The cheerleaders continued their heartfelt efforts cheering on the Rams through basketball season. They made tremendous progress and bonded closer than ever as they navigated a challenging routine for the packed house against Burroughs. The crowd was awed by the amazing stunts and dances they performed. They showed that trust and hard work creates a cohesive squad that can accomplish anything!
The 2017 MICDS Dance Troupe finished the season with an evening concert for family and friends along with an assembly for the Middle School students. This year the company consisted of four freshmen, one sophomore, and three seniors. Three of the eight dancers were also choreographers. The concert highlighted eight dance pieces of many different styles of dance including hip-hop, Indian fusion, contemporary, modern and musical theater.
Seniors lead Rams to Wickenheiser Bracket Play
The Rams finished an exciting season with a 10-8-2 record under Coach John Mattingly. This was Coach Mattingly’s first year back as head coach. Seniors Ryan Turkin, Garrett Dunn, and Bixby Childress led the team to Wickenheiser bracket play. This was the first time in three years the Rams reached bracket play, before falling short to the Wickenheiser champions from Westminister. The coaching staff is embracing the future of this hockey program, but will miss all three seniors and the depth they brought to the lineups.
Boys’ Varsity Squash
5th Consecutive MICDS Invitational Tournament Title
The Boys’ Varsity Squash Team had its busiest year yet with matches against local schools John Burroughs and Whitfield, the Lake Forest School from Chicago, and against seven East Coast teams. Additionally, they played against men’s teams from the Jewish Community Center, Washington University, and for the first time, the St. Louis Racquet Club. The Rams finished the season 12-8 -1 including three victories over East Coast teams and a tie with Wash U. They were also undefeated against high school teams in the Midwest. The team was ably led by senior captain Matthew May, the hardest working player who was undefeated at Nationals. All other senior players ended the season with positive win-loss records: Tariq Said, 10-5, Clayton Pope 8-5, and Kevin Xu 4-1. The season ended with the annual trip to Nationals where after a narrow first round loss, the team put together three convincing victories to win the consolation bracket.
5th Consecutive MICDS Invitational Tournament Title
The Girls Varsity Squash Team, led by co-captains Annabel Warren ’17 and Izzy Fenoglio ’17, had their most successful season on record with 18 wins and 1 loss. They convincingly won a second Tom Flanagan Invitational Tournament at Mercersburg Academy and won a fifth straight MICDS Invitational Tournament. The highlight of the season was equaling a program best of third place in Division III at the U.S. High School Squash Nationals in Hartford, CT. The season was defined by strong individual match play and a high level of team camaraderie. In the fall, Connie Gonzalez-Navarrine ’18 was selected as a 2016 U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete, and most recently Annabel Warren was one of three MICDS nominees for the Skippy Keefer award. The team bids farewell to three varsity seniors who have been hardworking and dedicated members of the squash program; Annabel Warren, Izzy Fenoglio, and Caitlin Halligan ’17.
Girls Swimming and Diving
4th in Metro League Meet
The Girls Swimming and Diving team placed 4th at the Metro League Conference meet. In regular season meets, the Rams were 3-4 overall. At the MSHSAA State meet, MICDS was represented well by the relay team of Evie Mauzé ’17, Meaghan Cannon ’20, Samantha Villagomez ’17, and Carlye Goldenberg ’17. Evie placed 5th in the 100 backstroke with a new MICDS school record, and 7th in the 200 Freestyle, also with a new MICDS school record. The 200-freestyle record Evie broke was previously set in 1994. Both of these individual performances earned her two All-State honors, as well as a 25th place finish overall for MICDS. To cap her great season, Evie was named Metro League Conference Swimmer/Diver of the Year based on her performances at conference and at state.
Two State Qualifiers
The Wrestling team finished 6th in the Metro League Tournament this winter. Cole Harmon ’17 led the Rams, earning All Conference. Cole was a two-time captain of the wrestling team and a four-year varsity award winner. He ended this season with a 28-13 record. Cole and Zion Thomas ’19 were State Qualifiers for the Rams. Zion ended this season with a 22-19 record.