School Life

How Sweet It Is: 2020-2021 Athletic Desserts

By Sandra Santana
This week, Emma Willard School hosted a virtual Athletic dessert during Morning Reports, honoring the athletes of the 2020-2021 school year.

It would be easy to say that nearly every aspect of school life over the last 15 months has been quite different from years prior. While the global COVID-19 pandemic has placed a pause on many activities over the last year, one thing has remained consistent: Jester Pride. What began as a hopeful return to the playing fields, became a sign of perseverance, as league-wide safety talks gave way to salvaging the 2020-2021 athletic season this winter. 

Earlier this February, the Jesters suited up for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, marking the condensed three season return to athletics on Mount Ida! In all, 194 Jesters competed for Emma Willard School, with 44 athletes competing in two seasons and 5 making their mark over all three seasons. The Jesters racked up multiple league honors, inducted 26 new Varsity Club members, honored two new Die Hard athletes, and captured a Colonial Conference Championship! 

League All-Stars
Wasaren League:
Field Hockey
First Team: Ceci C. ’24, Mika F. ’22
Second Team: Zoe N. ’21
First Team: Katie E. ’22
Second Team: Grace P. ’22
First Team: Lulu F. ’21
Second Team: Juliette S. ’21
Runner-Up: Riko E. ’23
Colonial Council:
Swimming & Diving
First Team: Giavana S. ’21, Willa W. ’21
Rensselaer County Small School:
First team: Audrey S. ’24, Emma S. ’22
Varsity Club: Athletes who play three varsity sports in one year or play three seasons on a varsity team and finish in their senior year. Congratulations to the following students on their induction into Varsity Club! 
Tarifa A. ’21
Eleanor A. ’21
Olivia A. ’21
Sujin C. ’21
Hunter D. ’21
Jenna D. ’21
Lulu F. ’21
Amanda L. ’21
Bailey L. ’23
Anna J. ’21
Brianna K. ’21
Rebecca L. ’21
Charlotte M. ’21
Aurora M. ’21
Magdalena M. ’21
Zoe N. ’21
Aishah R. ’23
Emma R. ’21
Giavana S. ’21
Celia S. ’21
Juliette S. ’21
Rosie V. ’21
Michaela W. ’21
Willa W. ’21
Grace W. ’21
Coco W. ’21
Die Hard Athlete Club: Athletes who have participated in every eligible season at
Emma Willard School over their 4 years. Congratulations to the following students on their induction into Die Hard Athlete Club! 

Sophia A. ’21: Soccer, Ski Racing, Lacrosse
Aurora M. ’21: Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Lacrosse

While this season may have been short, it certainly was sweet. This one-of-a-kind year will go down in Emma Willard School history, and we cannot wait to build onto the momentum of this defining moment. We would like to thank the Class of 2021 for their dedication to our athletic programs, as well as their leadership over the years. In addition, Emma Willard School would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone who worked behind the scenes to support our athletes. Go Jesters!
    • Basketball

    • Soccer

    • Field Hockey

    • Cross Country

    • JV Volleyball

    • Varsity Volleyball

    • Outdoor Track and Field

    • Lacrosse

    • Softball

    • Crew

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