Highlights from 2014-2015

tennis champs 1The year was highlighted by a Varsity Boys Tennis state championship – the team’s seventh in the last eight years.

There was also history made this year on the JV/MS level with Middle School athletes. There were five undefeated MS/JV teams in 2014-2015. Six Middle School Boys athletes did not lose a game in three seasons this entire year. Nineteen Middle School boys athletes did not lose a game in two seasons.

CFAmslax2015 011 REVCFA student-athletes won ten conference team championships and two team conference runner-up finishes at the MS, JV, and Varsity levels. CFA Varsity teams had one state championship, one state runner-up finish and two quarterfinal state finishes in 2A/All-Classification. CFA had 54 all-conference performers, 7 honorable mention all-conference performers, 4 NCISAA all-state performers, and four conference players/runner of the year. Locally along with one Star News player of the year performances, eight students-athletes were named first team Star-News all-area and twenty-three student-athletes were named second-team or honorable mention Star-News all-area. Last year in the Middle School, 94% of eligible students played at least one sport and 75% of eligible students played at least two sports. In the Upper School, 90% of the student body played at least one sport and 43% of the student body played at least two sports.

In the fall, Varsity Girls Tennis won their tenth straight conference title and finished as the state runner-up for the second year in a row.  Varsity Field Hockey won 8 games and tied for the second most wins in school history while also earning a sixth straight playoff appearance. The JV Field Hockey team went undefeated for the second year in a row with a 5-0-2 record and a win over Ravenscroft School. The Varsity Boys Soccer team had a winning season with a fourth place conference finish. The JV Boys Soccer team finished undefeated 14-0-1, conference champions, and defeated Ashley HS the #1 public school in NHC. Middle School Boys Soccer finished undefeated 10-0-1 and won their first conference championship in the 8-year history of the SMSL.  JV Girls Tennis went 5-3.  Middle School Girls Tennis went 7-1.  The Middle School Volleyball team won 3 games and won their first league game in 4 years.

In the winter, the Varsity Boys Swim team highlighted their season with a CRC Conference Championship in Kinston. Varsity Girls Basketball team went undefeated in the CFA Holiday Classic, finished tied for third in the conference and improved their win total to 13. The Middle School “A” Boys Basketball team went undefeated (15-0) winning the regular season and conference tournament. The 8th Grade Girls Basketball team finished conference tournament runner-up with a dramatic semifinal win. CFA “C” team boys went 7-3 on the year and advanced to the conference semifinals.

In the spring, the Varsity Boys Tennis team went 17-2 overall, defeated all teams in NHC, won their eighth consecutive conference title, and won their seventh state championship in the last 8 years. The Varsity Girls Soccer team went 12-6-1 and won their fourth conference championship in 5 years while falling in PK’s in the state quarterfinal. Varsity Boys Lacrosse team finished 11-8 winning their fifth conference championship and falling 9-6 at Providence Day in the NCISAA state playoffs. Varsity Girls Lacrosse team fell to Durham Academy in the NCISAA state playoffs. The Varsity Golf team finished as conference runner-up with a 25-7 overall record and 17-3 in conference.  The JV Girls Soccer team won the conference championship finishing 6-2.  The JV Girls Lacrosse team finished 4-3 overall and JV Boys Lacrosse finished 4-2 overall. MS Boys Tennis went 4-1. MS Boys Lacrosse finished the season undefeated 9-0 and NHC Champions.  CFA defeated all the top New Hanover County teams:  Roland-Grise Middle School, Trask Middle School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, as well as St. Mark Catholic School.