College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Cross Country


During the season our captains Elizabeth Marsh ‘18, Maggie Davis ‘18 along with fellow senior Kristen Bitsberger ‘18, kept the team motivate with scavenger hunts, and captains’ practices. Pool workouts, ice baths, and visual meditation seem to take the edge off the season and allowed the girls to race with motivation and determination that we have never seen before.

The team came together to achieve a strong bond with a great work ethic. The team brought home medals, plaques, and ribbons from a variety of races. Many girls were able to easily break their personal records from meet to meet and from previous seasons. All of this really added up, as we consistently finished as one of the top three schools in our league, county, and state.

The team finished third place at the ISL Championships, placing Kristen Bitsberger ‘18 and Shifra Eskin ‘20 on the ISL All-League Team for 2017. The team finished first in both varsity and the junior varsity Montgomery County Private School County Championship; where all five scoring varsity runners achieved All-County recognition; Kristen Bitsberger ‘18, Shifra Eskin ‘20, Lusya Engen ‘21, Natalie DeSarbo ‘21, and Elizabeth Marsh ‘18. Esther Kim ‘21 placed first in the Junior Varsity County Championship, followed by Emily Ewing ‘20 in second place. The team’s desire and love for running enabled the school to submit a full team in Maryland DC Private School State Championship; where the team placed second and four athletes were awarded All State honors; Kristen Bitsberger, Shifra Eskin, Lusya Engen, and Natalie DeSarbo. The coaches could not be prouder of this group of girls (JV and varsity) and their ability to come together and run smart, determined, and aggressive races.


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


Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Cross Country vs.
Landon School
Varsity Cross Country
Woodward Relays @ G. Prep
Varsity Cross Country
Landon Invite
Away 2nd Place - see recap
Varsity Cross Country
DC Invite
Varsity Cross Country
Crossfire @ Liberty High School
Varsity Cross Country
Frank Keyser Invite - Boonsboro MD
Away see recap - 5th place
Varsity Cross Country
ISL Championships @ Derwood MD
Away 3rd Place
Varsity Cross Country
MOCO Championships
Away 1st Place - MOCO Champions!!!!
Varsity Cross Country
MS / DC Champiosnhips



Name Class
Kristen Bitsberger 2018
Maggie Davis 2018
Natalie DeSarbo 2021
Lusya Engen 2021
Shifra Eskin 2020
Emily Ewing 2020
Annie Gorman 2019
Belinda Gorsuch 2020
Esther Kim 2021
Elizabeth Marsh 2018
Esther Matheny 2021
Irene Qi 2021
Talia Szalay 2020
Victoria Velasco 2019
Wendy Wang 2021


Head Coach:
Toni Henderson

Assistant Coach: Carrie Braun


Past Awards


2017 Montgomery County Private School Champions

2017 Team Awards
Most Valuable Runner: Kristen Bitsberger ‘18 & Shifra Eskin ‘20
Most Improved Runner: Lusya Engen ‘21
Coaches Award: Maggie Davis '18

ISL Recognition
Kristen Bitsberger ‘18
Shifra Eskin ‘20

All-County Recognition
Kristen Bitsberger ‘18
Shifra Eskin ‘20
Lusya Engen ‘21
Natalie DeSarbo ‘21
Elizabeth Marsh ‘18

All State Honors
Kristen Bitsberger ‘18
Shifra Eskin ‘20
Lusya Engen ‘21
Natalie DeSarbo ‘21


2016 Team Awards

Most Valuable Runner: Shifra Eskin ‘20
Coaches Award: Maggie Davis ‘18
Most Improved Runner: Emily Ewing ‘20

All County Honors
Kristen Bitsburger ’18
Olivia Daneker ’17
Maggie Davis ’18
Shifra Eskin ’20
Natalia Szalay ‘20


2015 Team Awards
Most Valuable Runner- Reilly Anderson ‘16
Coaches Award: Shut Up Legs Award - Caroline McDonald ‘16
Most Improved Runner - Maggie Davis ‘18

ISL Honors:
Kristen Bitsberger ‘18


2014 Team Awards
Most Valuable Runner- Reilly Anderson ‘16
Shut Up Legs Award - Hannah Maydanik ‘16
Most Improved Runner - Anna Haskin ‘17