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Kent Denver Soars During History-making Fall Sports Season
Kent Denver Soars During History-making Fall Sports Season

Upper School Division Head Eric Chandler, Ph.D. is one of the many enthusiastic voices celebrating Kent Denver's outstanding fall sports season. Here is an excerpt of a letter he penned recently for Connection, our weekly newsletter for parents and guardians:

 

Five of our teams made it to their state finals, and boys’ golf, boys’ tennis, field hockey and boys’ soccer all won state titles—the most championships Kent Denver has ever had in a single season! This is also the first time that five teams—football, boys' soccer, boys' tennis, field hockey and boys' golf—won conference championships in the same season.

Our burgeoning Cross-Country program had an outstanding fall, with the girls’ team qualifying for state and Samantha Schaffer '17 taking 10th place overall. Volleyball also had its most successful season in memory, advancing to the state playoffs and competing well against some of the strongest teams in the region.

Several coaches reached significant milestones this season. Bob Austin broke the record for the most state golf titles won by a single coach, surpassing the record of his own high school coach from the 1970's. Field Hockey's championship win made coach Kathy James the record-holder for the most state victories by a Colorado coach in her sport. And, of course, football's Scott Yates continues to amass career wins in football, and at 315 victories is tied for the most in Colorado history.

Both boys' tennis and boys' soccer continued impressive win streaks at the state championships. Coach Randy Ross and his team won their fourth-consecutive title in 4A tennis and coach Arty Smith and the boys' soccer team won a third-straight championship in their division. Max Mehlman '17 also won his second 3A Player of the Year award.

Bravo to all our athletes and coaches! Bravo, too, to all our fans and our community for its support!

 

Photo credit: Carol MacKay Photography

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