Girls Basketball


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2016-17 Season Recap


The varsity girls basketball team was led by head coach Robyn D’Onofrio, who was new to the Steward community, and assisted by EJ Watkins. The team was composed of two seniors, two juniors, one sophomore, three freshman, and three eighth graders, and team captains were senior Matea Magnano, junior Caroline Laibstain, and eighth-grade student Mimi Traynham. After a slow start, the team went on a late season 7-0 run and enjoyed two big wins over Hampton Roads Academy and Walsingham Academy, finishing their season with an overtime loss to Cape Henry Collegiate.

Middle School

The Middle School blue basketball team (grades 7 and 8) was coached by Wallace Inge. The team competed in Division II of the Middle School Girls’ League hosted by St. Catherine’s and finished their season with an impressive 11-4 record. The team was led by eighth-grade captains Casie Steinfatt and Saara Qureshi, and the team’s highlights included defeating St. Margaret’s JV team and winning three out of four games against St. Catherine’s and Collegiate. Their best accomplishment, however, was how well the girls worked together and communicated, how hard they fought, scrapped, and rebounded, and how much fun the team had. Their greatest achievement was the confidence they gained through helping each other, learning the game, and believing in themselves, as well as trying their best to out-work and out-hustle the other team each game.

The Middle School gold basketball team (grades 6 and 7) was led by coaches Elizabeth Simpson and Christen Heidler. The team enjoyed a great season with both returning players and girls new to the sport. The team had a great time learning to fast break, steal the ball, and drain three-pointers. The team finished their season with a 3-4 record but improved tremendously throughout the season and enjoyed bonding as a team. The girls were thrilled to end their season with a win over Collegiate, and they look forward to getting back out on the court next year!


Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

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Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

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Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

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Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

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Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14


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