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Fall Sports Meet the Post-Season with Promise

November 3, 2021

Saints had a more normal—and winning—fall sports season this year, much to the relief and happiness of our student-athletes! Here’s a rundown of the post-season activity this week, and some individual shoutouts for their amazing contributions this season.

Girls Soccer
Girls soccer completed their season with a 13-1-2 league record. They will be playing in the quarterfinals today, November 4, against Exeter-West Greenwich, at 5 pm.
Senior Elizabeth Murphy is the leading scorer in Rhode Island in both goals and points scored this season, with 26 goals and 65 total points.

Cross Country
Both the boys and girls cross country teams are going to the state finals this Saturday, November 6, at Ponagansett. There are only a handful of schools that were able to qualify both their teams by landing in the top 14 in the state. The boys team is second in the Metropolitan Division with a 9-1-0 league record. The girls had a strong showing with a sixth place finish in the division and a 7-5-0 record.
In last week’s championship meet, junior Devan Kipyego finished first in the Class C tournament with a time of 16:25.70, while junior Pedro Mayol finished 8th overall with a time of 17:00.00, helping the Academy to take second place in the championships. Top finisher for the girls was sophomore Chandaniey Boyce, coming in 14th with a time of 21:51.90 10.

Saints football had a fantastic season this year, finishing undefeated with a 6-0 league record and is the top seed in Division II-B. The playoff game is this Friday, against Moses Brown.
In case you missed it, this week’s Hometown Sports Hero on WPRI is senior Andre DePina-Gray. View the video here. 

Cheer team has done a great job supporting our fall sports teams. To really appreciate their talent, watch them perform at the cheer championships this weekend, November 6, at Cranston Stadium.

Girls Tennis
The team finished their season with a stellar league record of 15-1, losing only the last match of the season against Lincoln School. The team made it to the quarterfinals against Pilgrim where they were eliminated in a tough 2-4 loss.

Boys Soccer
Boys soccer had a difficult season in D-II, after years of playing in D-III and last winning the state title in 2019. The team finished the season with a record of 3-9-2. One to watch next year is freshmen mid-fielder Brent Karpowich, who scored 8 goals this season.

Girls Volleyball
Girls volleyball finished with a record of 6-11, placing second in Division II-B, but also missing the playoffs after two years as D-III champs.
Congratulations to senior Victoria Adegboyega, who set a record at SRA with 636 career kills.

For additional information about times and locations of the playoff events, be sure to check the Saints athletics calendar.