College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Basketball


OVERVIEW

The Holton-Arms Varsity Basketball team had a wonderful 2017-2018 season. The team finished the regular season in 3rd place in the ISL, advanced to the semi-finals of the conference tournament, and notched a 13-win season, the most victories in the past 10 years. The team welcomed five new faces to the program: Carly Goldblatt ’20, Ella Raineri ’20, Jenna Mohi-ud-din ’20, Macy Daggitt ’21, and Joanna Dematatis ’21. These five student-athletes were led by returners Tori Edmunds ’19, Sophie Whiteway ’20, Maddie McCormick ’19, and Kyley Rymsza ‘20. From day one, the returners set the tone regarding work ethic, intensity, and expectations, which made it easy for the rest of the team to follow. With a fairly young group, the girls understood that coming together as a team, both on and off the court, was going to be important for their success. From the start, each player accepted, understood, and flourish at what their role was going to be and the coaching staff couldn’t be more proud of them for always putting the team first.

Captains Tori Edmunds ’19, Maddie McCormick ’19, and Kyley Rymsza ’20 led this team with heart and resiliency. With their experience, they were able to guide their teammates with confidence that continued to grow with each passing game. Their leadership both on and off the court was invaluable from start to finish and the coaches are proud of their growth both individually and together.

As the season progressed, there was outstanding improvement on an individual and team basis. The players knew what skills they needed to focus on in order to make a difference, in addition to the team coming together in order to accomplish team specific goals. In addition, we had players throughout the season step up in big moments and were ready when their number was called. On the offensive side of the ball the team played together as one unit. One of the biggest changes from last year was our ability to press defensively on a consistent basis. Sophie Whiteway ’20 led the charge at the top of the press and the team was able to get numerous turnovers, which often resulted in easy layups. Throughout the season, their defensive intensity and mindset of ‘one and done’ were key factors in many of the victories.

Congratulations to Kyley Rymsza ’20 and Maddie McCormick ‘19 on being selected as ISL A Division all-league players. In league play, Kyley averaged 17 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 3.5 blocks per game. Maddie averaged 12 points per game and 7 rebounds per game.

The Holton basketball program will be returning the entire team next year and they look forward to their quest of capturing an ISL championship.

Lastly, thank you to all of the parents and fans for their support throughout the season! It was so great to hear all of the cheers and applause coming from the stands this season. Go Panthers!

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

To access previous years' schedule and results, click on the desired year.

SCHEDULE

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Basketball vs.
Episcopal High School
Home Win 37-35
Varsity Basketball vs.
Wilson High School
Home
Varsity Basketball
Forest Park
Away Win 46-26
Varsity Basketball vs.
Potomac School
Home Loss 37-48
Varsity Basketball
Manassa Park @ Landon
Away Win 58-21
Varsity Basketball vs.
Maret School
Away Loss 35-51
Varsity Basketball
Richard Montgomery
Away Loss 49-69
Varsity Basketball
Shalom Christian School
Away Win 44-28
Varsity Basketball
Cumberland Valley Christian School
Away Win 54-22
Varsity Basketball vs.
National Cathedral School
Home Win 39-36
Varsity Basketball vs.
Georgetown Day School
Away Win 43-37
Varsity Basketball
West Forsyth (GA) in FLA
Away Loss 40-37
Varsity Basketball
Sharpsville HS (PA) in FLA
Away Win 31-22
Varsity Basketball
Holy Trinity Episcopal (FL) in FLA
Away Win 43-31
Varsity Basketball
Boardman HS (OH) in FLA
Away Win 41-18
Varsity Basketball vs.
Madeira School
Home Loss 30-41
Varsity Basketball vs.
St. Andrew's School
Away Loss 24-57
Varsity Basketball
Trinity Christian
Away Loss 32-38
Varsity Basketball
St. James School
Home Loss 35-66
Varsity Basketball vs.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes School
Away
Varsity Basketball vs.
Maret School
Home
Varsity Basketball vs.
Madeira School
Away
Varsity Basketball vs.
Mercersburg Academy
Home
Varsity Basketball vs.
St. Andrew's School
Home
Varsity Basketball
John Paul The Great
Home
Varsity Basketball vs.
National Cathedral School
Away
Varsity Basketball vs.
Georgetown Day School
Home
Varsity Basketball vs.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes School
Home
Varsity Basketball
ISL 1st Round @ Higher Seed
TBD
Varsity Basketball
ISL 2nd Round at SSSAS
Away
Varsity Basketball vs.
ISL Championship
Away

ROSTER

Roster

Name Class
Macy Daggitt 2021
Joanna Dematatis 2021
Victoria Edmunds (captain) 2019
Maia Ferreyra 2022
Carly Goldblatt 2020
MacKenzie Kim 2019
Alena Makheja 2022
Maddie McCormick (captain) 2019
Jenna Mohi-ud-din 2020
Ella Raineri 2020
Kyley Rymsza (captain) 2020

COACHES

Head Coach: Jacquie Fernandes
Jacquie.Fernandes@holton-arms.edu

Coach Fernandes comes to Holton-Arms after a successfully career and two NCAA Division I National Championships at the University of Connecticut under Hall of Fame Head Coach Geno Auriemma.

During her time at UCONN, Fernandes was a part of the historic 89 game winning streak, the longest streak in college basketball history. It was during her junior and senior seasons that those teams went a perfect 39-0 and captured the National Championship. As a member of the Huskies from 2006-2010, Fernandes was able to collect 4 Big East regular season titles, 3 Big East tournament titles, and 2 National Championships. After graduation Fernandes began her coaching career at Fairfield University working with their Division I women’s basketball team.

In addition to her role as head varsity basketball coach, Fernandes coaches soccer, lacrosse and works in the physical education department.


Assistant Coach - Tony Taylor

AWARDS

Past Awards

2017-18

Varsity Basketball 2017-2018
Head Coach: Jacquie Fernandes

Most Valuable Player: Maddie McCormick ‘19
Most Improved Player: Macy Daggitt ‘21
Coaches Award: Kyley Rymsza ‘20

ISL A Honors
Kyley Rymsza ’20
Maddie McCormick ‘19

2016-17

2016-17 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player: Annelise Kotz ‘17
Most Improved Player: Ginger Myers ‘20
Coaches Award: Nora Apt ‘17

ISL A Honors
Annelise Kotz ‘17

2015-16

2015-16 Team Awards

Most Valuable Player - Annelise Kotz ‘17
Most Improved Player - Lillian Baker ‘17
Coaches Award - Jayla Frith ‘17

ISL Honors:
Annelise Kotz ‘17


2014-15

2014-15 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player - Sydney Chapman ‘15
Most Improved Player - Nora Apt ‘17
Coaches Award - Annelise Kotz ‘17

ISL Honors
Sydney Chapman ‘15