Tandem athletes continue to impress! Congratulations to recent Tandem alum Stella Lane (TFS '21), who made the Skidmore College volleyball team (Go, Thoroughbreds!) as a walk-on. Stella will be playing as a middle for Skidmore, a Division III school in Sarasota Springs, NY. Stella was a key player for Tandem's team and is the fifth athlete from the Class of 2021 to be invited to play at the college level. Way to go, Stella!!
Tandem's talented varsity cross country team is back, and there was no better place to kick it off than The Ragged Mountain Cup at local Panorama Farms on Tuesday! Many student athletes competed for the first time in a meet and loved it! Sophomore Charlie Kalnite finished fifth overall, securing a spot in the Week 1 All Central VA Poll. Coach Jason Farr predicts a great season.
On May 25, Tandem Friends hosted a Senior Sports Signing/Commitment Event honoring a record number of student athletes signing to play college sports in a single year at Tandem Friends School! Four of our seniors and their families gathered for the signing, as well as students who gathered on the front lawn to watch during lunch. Congratulations to Mason Love (George Mason University, D1 cross country and track), Julia Dailey (Connecticut College, D3 volleyball), Ford Scott (Washington and Lee University, D3 basketball), and Sophie Farr (Vassar College, D3 cross country and track). We're so proud of their academic and athletic successes and wish them the best of luck in this next chapter.
Check out a lengthy Daily Progress article that features each student's thoughts on what it means to them to move on to college-level play. And check out the photos as well.
Tandem runners had a strong showing at the Mint Springs Trail 5K on May 8. Senior Mason Love came in first overall out of a field of 200 people in various age groups. Sophomore Michael O'Neill came in third overall. Senior Sophie Farr finished second in her age group and set a big personal record on that course. According to coach Jason Farr, 'This is a tough course and these kids crushed it!' Additionally, Mason Love ran unattached (no school team competitions this year due to COVID) at the recent Ragged Mountain Cup and made it into the top 15. Congratulations to Tandem runners for making the very best of a challenging year. Good luck to Mason and Sophie, who will be running for George Mason University and Vassar College, respectively, next year!