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Athletics

2019-2020 Middle School Basketball

The Middle School basketball program encourages participation for each player, and with that participation comes the growth of a competitive spirit and a joy in playing the game of basketball.

Student athletes on the Middle School basketball team are taught to learn and love the game. Our students from grades six through eight spend their practice time understanding the fundamentals of defense, the proper way to run offensive plays, and the skill sets (dribbling, passing, shooting) that will allow them to become better players in the future. Our Middle School team plays an interscholastic schedule of games against area schools. They also annually compete in a local Middle School Jamboree.

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
2 L
0 T
Season Archives

2019-20 | 2018-19

Season Scores

win: 26-14

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. The Rectory School


Game Summary
win: 25-12

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Rumsey Hall School


Game Summary
win: 21-19

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Watkinson School


Game Summary
win: 32-9

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Rumsey Hall School


Game Summary
win: 20-27

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy


Game Summary
win: 25-12

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Kingswood Oxford School


Game Summary
win: 26-17

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Watkinson School


Game Summary
loss: 20-26

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Renbrook School


loss: 19-41

Basketball (Middle School)

vs. Kingswood Oxford School


Game Summary

Upcoming Games

No upcoming games found.

Scrapbook

Walker’s defeated Kingswood-Oxford today in a closely contested match. Savannah Smith ’24 tallied ten points, Justine Murray ’24 seven points, Val Lawson ’25 six points, and Carly Wilkes ’26 scored two points.

2019-20 Middle School Basketball Gallery

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

Team Roster

Walker's Athletic Logo
  • Kayce Campurciani ’24
  • Catherine Chapel ’24
  • Katie Cosgrove ’25
  • Noor Elnemr ’25
  • Sydney Frechette ’23
  • Garvey- Elise Johnson ’25
  • Valarie Lawson ’25
  • Kathryn Mason ’21
  • Sophia McLoughlin ’26
  • Justine Murray ’25
  • Naiya Sabbagh ’25
  • Savannah Smith ’24
  • Carly Wilkes ’26

Coaches

Mimi Duran
Mimi Duran P'18

Head Coach

mduran@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4294

Mimi Duran has thirty years of coaching experience in independent and public schools and holds a Connecticut Coaching Certification.  She has coached, organized, and led town basketball leagues and tournaments. She began coaching middle school basketball in the winter of 2008- 2009.  Since then the team has found much success which includes three undefeated seasons, winning the Mooreland Hill Basketball Tournament and receiving the Sportsmanship Award at the same tournament, as voted by coaches participating in the tournament.

Coach Duran believes that participation and skill-building are the keys to a successful middle school team. Emphasis is given to facilitating team relationships, which is the foundation for a social and emotional learning environment.  The athletes learn to appreciate teamwork and understand that hard work and perseverance lead to success.  The players learn how to work with coaches and to respect referees, opponents, peers, and themselves.

Coach Duran is also Varsity Field Hockey Coach and Associate Athletic Director. She is currently working on an MPS in Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University.

Alexandra Noël Grisanti

Assistant Coach

agrisanti@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4313

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