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2019-2020 JV Basketball

Walker’s junior varsity basketball program mixes basketball instruction with a competitive interscholastic schedule.

While many girls are interested in learning the basics of the game, this team also caters to the individuals who are close to the varsity level but may need one or two seasons of polishing up skills in a less competitive environment.

The junior varsity team works closely with the varsity team in practices and in games. The teams share practice time during the beginning of the year, and often play games following one another against the same opponents.

Our Varsity League Affiliations:

Walker’s basketball program is a member school of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Basketball, which provides the rules and regulations for high school basketball teams to prepare students for parallel rules in the NCAA. Walker’s basketball is also a part of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Team Stats

7 W
0 L
0 T
Season Archives

2019-20 | 2018-19

Season Scores

win: 42--13

Basketball (JV)

vs. The Gunnery School


Game Summary
win: 33--10

Basketball (JV)

vs. Rumsey Hall School


Game Summary
win: 45--11

Basketball (JV)

vs. Westover School


Game Summary
win: 33-6

Basketball (JV)

vs. Kent School


Game Summary
win: 33-5

Basketball (JV)

vs. Miss Hall's School


Game Summary
win: 60-19

Basketball (JV)

vs. Choate Rosemary Hall


Game Summary
win: 42-12

Basketball (JV)

vs. Canterbury School


Game Summary

Upcoming Games

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December 11, 2019: JV Basketball played an amazing game at home scoring a whopping 60 points and only allowing Choate to score 19 points. Scoring contributions by Amanda Tollis ’23,  Meadow Campurciani ’24, and Amy Xia ’21 led Walker’s to their high score in addition to  Niya Grizzle ’21 and Nyla Johnson ’22 scoring their points of the season.

2019-20 JV Basketball Gallery

2019-2020 Season Photo Album: Click the gallery above to view game photos from the winter 2019-2020 season.

The 2019-2020 Team

Team Roster

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  • Jada Adams ’20
  • Meadow Campurciani ’24
  • Kendall Conwell ’20
  • Brooke DeLorey ’20
  • Evelyn Dixon ’24
  • Sisi Feng ’20
  • Niya Grizzle ’21
  • Kitty Huang ’20
  • Nyla Johnson ’22
  • Lauren Krupnikoff ’23
  • Jenna Morrell ’23
  • Riley Sheldon ’20
  • Amanda Tollis ’23
  • Brianna Vega ’20
  • Amy Xia ’21

Coaches

Scott Frey

Head Coach

sfrey@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4308

Who is your biggest female role model? Joanne Wolfe and Martha Joselow, who are the lead doctor and social worker for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team. They have been working for over twenty-five years to bring a holistic approach to the quality of life for the most medically complex and critically ill children at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital, Boston. They are women who have been working to change the traditionally male-dominated world of Western medicine on behalf of the most fragile patients. I have watched them time and again cut paths of peace through mountains of suffering. What is your favorite part of the subject(s) you teach now? It is a joy to teach a diverse and exciting array of texts in English. It allows my students – and me along with them - to engage discerningly and critically with a range of different voices and perspectives. In so doing we learn more about the world around us; consequently, we learn more about ourselves. So it is that we have the opportunity to engage our spoken and written words with the great conversation, ever evolving, always ongoing. And my students and colleagues teach me more than I can ever teach them. Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • Awarded a curriculum grant to develop Film Studies course at EWS (2014)
  • Parent representative for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) committee at Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber, Boston (2011-2013)
  • Member of task force for the transition from DNR forms to Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) at Children’s Hospital, Boston (2013)
  • Developed and taught two-week summer seminars for Landmark School’s Outreach Program, “Developing Essential Writing Skills for High School Students” (2005-2009)
  • Awarded a curriculum grant to develop Film and Literature course at Landmark School (2006)
  • Co-founded, with Elyssa Michael and a motivated group of Ethel Walker students, the Underground Book Club (UBC), where amidst mysterious invitations to meetings and cryptic literary allusions, students propose, select, read, and discuss contemporary literature (2014)
What other roles do you hold on campus? Junior Varsity Basketball Coach, CrossFit-style Fitness Coach, Residential Faculty Member What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker's? It is delightful to be in the classroom with students who are deeply supportive of and cooperative with one another. And in this environment they are eager to learn and to engage in conversations about the stories, experiences, ideas, and institutions that give life meaning. This, in turn, represents the best of Walker’s for me: to love and pursue learning in the context of meaningful relationships and a caring community.
Alexandra Noël Grisanti

Assistant Coach

agrisanti@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4313

David Thacker P'24, '27

Assistant Coach

dthacker@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4307

Other Resources

Founders League

thefoundersleague.org

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NCAA.org

New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)

NEPSAC.org

National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)

NFHS.org