Middle School student-athletes enjoyed a spring sports recognition night on Monday, May 1. Continue reading to discover the athletes recognized.
By Lilly Miller, MS Athletics Director
Every spring, we honor eighth graders that are University School of Nashville multi-sport athletes who play three or more sports for our school throughout the year for their commitment and dedication to our athletic program.
Middle School is a great place, and time in a student's development, to try many different things. We’re grateful for these eighth graders and their families for choosing us — choosing to come to practices, travel to games, and sacrifice elsewhere to keep our programs strong and robust.
Congratulations to our Tiger Stripes Award winners: Ayla Acra '27 Jack Barocas '27 Henry Baxter '27 Isaac Eeds '27 Laila Fierce '27 Asher Freiberg '27 Jack Fruin '27 Lulu Rose Gilberd '27 Celeste Green '27 Brendan Hess '27 Alden Huntington '27 Max Jordanov '27 Luke Kleiner '27 Melis Kurtulus '27 Lilly Lapidus '27 Aria Little '27 Calhoun Maddox '27 Abigail Manoukian '27 Ansley Martin '27 Teague McMillan '27 Louisa Nordberg '27 Dylan Omary '27 Aidan Ozgener '27 Maya Parikh '27 Piper Petraglia '27 Margot Phillips '27 Ruchika Ramachandran '27 Falcon Reed '27 Adelaide Ritter '27 Martha Gray Sasser '27 Coco Shepard '27 Zivah Soto '27 Harry Stahl '27 Lainey Theobald '27 Alayna Thompson '27 AJ Truss '27 Cecil Ward '27 Fair Wellons '27 Olivia Westfall '27 Madeleine Wiseman '27 Julia Young '27
Additionally, each spring sports team recognized outstanding student-athletes during the recognition ceremony on May 1.
Softball: Rookie of the Year - Charlotte Kehler '29 Coaches Award - Ruchika Ramachandran '27 MVP - Zahra Ansari '27
Baseball: MVP - Eli Whelan '28 Golden Glove Award - Henry Baxter '27 Coaches Award - Harry Stahl '27
Girls Lacrosse: Defensive Player of the Year - Adelaide Ritter '27 Offensive Player of the Year - Celeste Green '27 Rookie of the Year - Aria Little '27
Boys Lacrosse: MVP - Brendan Hess '27 Most Improved - Houston Hirt '28 Coaches Award - Cecil Ward '27
Track & Field: Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Laila Fierce '27 Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Ishaan Nachnani '28 Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Jack Fruin '27 Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Zara Campos '28 Coaches Award: Madeleine Wiseman '27 Coaches Award: Krish Nachnani '28
Bowling: MVP - Sebastian Hetrick '28 MVP - Asher Freiberg '27 Smooth Roller - Julia Taylor '27
Business Office Manager Sarah Dey, Assistant Director of Annual Giving Justin Gung, and Special Gifts & Donor Relations Director Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt '02, and Middle School Athletic Trainer Anna Unnasch joined USN after the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.
The National Merit Scholarship Program honors seniors whose PSAT scores show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Congratulations to Cleo Gauthier '24, Emily Law '24, Natalie Mallal '24, Isaac Spiller '24, Katherine Vaughn '24, and Kailyn Womer '24.
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