College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Fall Sports Wrap Up Successful Season with Two ISL Championships

Fall Sports Wrap Up Successful Season

The Panthers returned to form with a successful fall season. Every sport took part in the playoffs, and cross country and soccer captured Independent School League championships!

“It’s just incredible to have athletics back,” said Director of Athletics and Physical Education Graham Westerberg. “It’s been amazing to have a normal fall season with all teams participating. There seems to be a great buzz in the building. Our goal is to keep that for the winter and spring seasons as well.

“We’ve had a lot of success this fall, which I’m not sure if everyone knew what it was going to be like since we didn’t really compete last year. That has been awesome. We’re seeing some of the signs of the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes and coaches. It pays off.”

Tennis concluded a strong season last week, placing second in the ISL AA Championship with a loss to Sidwell Friends. The Washington Post described the 1-6 loss as “closer than the score would suggest,” describing how four of the matches came “down to the wire.” 

The cross country team won the ISL Championship last week, making back-to-back championships for the Panthers, who won the title in 2019. They then won the Montgomery County Private School Championship at Covenant Life, and will compete again in Maryland State Private School Championship on Sat., Nov. 13 at Georgetown Preparatory School. 

Soccer won the season division, earning a bye into the second round of the ISL A Championship. They hosted Bullis at home on Nov. 3, winning 6-0. They then captured the ISL A Championship with a 2-0 victory over Episcopal. 

Holton hosted three home playoff games, which Westerberg points out as a “good sign of being a higher seed.” Volleyball beat Madeira at home 3-0 in the first round of the ISL championship tournament. A close 2-3 loss to Georgetown Day ended their incredible season.

Field hockey continued its impressive season with an ISL Championship match at home Nov. 2 against Episcopal. The hard fought match ended in a 2-3 loss in overtime. 

Congratulations to all our student-athletes for all their hard work. Go Panthers!