What a joy it was to have Homecoming with everyone back on campus this fall! The Friday pep assembly, held on the Colorado Academy baseball field and attended by the entire school, including Pre-Kindergarten students equipped with noise-making clappers, was a great way to kick off the weekend.
The C Club, composed of Jordan Alexander, Luke Donaldson-Reid, Emma Ezrine, Stella Fenton, Erick Hernandez, Casey Myers, Jack Pashel, and Nico Watters, did a wonderful job providing entertainment for the crowd, revving up the energy, and keeping everybody laughing. Gus, our CA mascot, was in attendance and didn’t disappoint. The Lower School won the traditional relay race, triumphing over the Middle School, Upper School, and Faculty/Staff contingents.
It was also fantastic to have alumni from the Classes of 1961, 1970, and 1971 back for the weekend and the rally. All in all, good fun was had by students and faculty alike.
Middle School Spirit Day
Middle School Spirit Day took place after the pep rally and consisted of Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball matches among the CA students. Middle School Athletic Director Elizabeth Drazdowski organized a wonderful afternoon of events that saw some great action by Field Hockey player Jules Cohn, Soccer player Zack Lapidus, and Volleyball player Pritika Lingam-Nattamai.
Upper School Saturday
The 13 Upper School athletic contests started early on Saturday, and by the end of the day, the Mustangs had come away with an 11-1-1 record for the day. All Varsity teams were victorious. Boys Soccer had a thrilling 1-0 victory over Vail Mountain School, highlighted by Luke Donaldson-Reid saving a penalty kick to preserve the victory.
The Field Hockey Team dominated a Grandview team, winning 5-0.
Volleyball was tough in their win over Englewood, 3-0; and Boys Tennis made a clean sweep of the Aspen Skiers, winning 7-0.
Homecoming, under a bright blue sky with temperatures soaring into the 90s was a great way to recharge the Mustang system. All games had fans of all ages, and the action kept everyone on the sidelines riveted. I always enjoy reconnecting with those students who competed for the Mustangs and have now graduated. My top connection this year was Class of 1961 alumnus Kent Drummond, who captained the 1960 Mustang Soccer Team. Kent looked like he could still run with today’s team, and it was fantastic to hear him reminisce about his playing days and his loyalty to CA.
There is still plenty of fall action remaining, and I hope to catch you at a game. Please check the website for contest details. It’s great to be a CA Mustang!