A Review of 2011-2012 Athletics
In addition to handling their rigorous academic schedule, Southfield girls also excelled on the field, on the rink, in the gym, and in the pool. All Upper School students participate in the athletic program that encourages physical fitness and fosters a confident sense of self, team-work, and perseverance.
During the fall season, the girl’s soccer team successfully defended their NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference) title with a 2-0 win against Tilton. The cross country team found a leader in freshman Sarah Cardwell-Smith ’15, who placed 18th
at the NEPSAC championships and as a result was named to their cross country all-star team. The field hockey team also had a strong season and finished with five wins.
Winter was unusually mild, perhaps thanks to the heat the basketball team produced on the court by winning their third consecutive NEPSAC championship, defeating Hamden Hall 55-39.
The ice hockey team hosted the annual Southfield Holiday Hockey Tournament in December, qualified for post-season competition, and finished the season with a record of 18 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties. The swim team focused on technique improvement and endurance-building, and won three meets.
The lacrosse team achieved a winning record of 8-5, with six straight victories to finish out the season. The Southfield crew team had a productive season as young team in a competitive league with two wins. The softball team won three of their games and competed in a tournament this spring.
Southfield's athletic program begins with Physical Education for Grades K-2, followed by an intramural system in Grades 3-6. Students are introduced to team sports and they compete against one another as Blues or Whites. The program is designed to promote physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and effort.
All alumnae are welcome and encouraged to return to campus in support of Southfield’s varsity and junior varsity teams when competitive play resumes in September.