2021 Fall Athletic Season
Congratulations to our fall athletes and coaches on a very successful season. Golf and Soccer captured Metro League Championships, Swim & Dive took second, and Cross Country finished fourth. Crew re-qualified for the 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, and Soccer finished third in State. Swim & Dive were Academic State Champions. See below for more details!
Strong Finish to Fall Sports
Crew wrapped up their competitive fall season with a great showing at the Head of the Lake Regatta in Seattle. Racing through the Montlake cut on cold a blustery day, HNA Crew raced five 8+’s and four 4+’s, with a U17 8+ taking Gold and two of the 4+s taking Silver and Bronze. The Novice team had an intrateam scrimmage down the Fremont Ship Canal, which provided a great racing and spectating experience for the Novice athletes and their families. After the racing wrapped up, the Experienced team did their last 6k test on the indoor rowing machines, during which 95% of the team improved upon their personal best time. These significant time drops are a big testament to the consistent hard work, nutrition, and recovery work that the athletes have put in over the last few months. With winter training starting right after Thanksgiving, the team is excited to spend more time on the water and in the weight room getting stronger and faster.
HNA's Varsity squad placed 2nd in the Sea-King District 2 Championships on October 30. Four members placed in the top 20 runners. Maisie McManus ’23 led the Varsity squad, with a 6th place finish.
Virginia Nelson ’23 placed 14th, Sophia Bazzi ’25 placed 15th, and Kathleen Raab ’23 placed 20th. The Varsity team traveled to Pasco for the State Championship meet on November 6. Here, the team
placed 6th overall, with Maisie leading the team for a 26th place finish overall.
Varsity had a great run in the postseason. They finished league play with only one loss and won the Metro Championship 3-0 over Lakeside. They went on to the State Tournament as the second-ranked seed overall in the 3A division. The Cougs had a bye in the first round and then took on Peninsula (3-0 win) and Shorewood (5-1 win) before facing Lakeside again in the semi-final match. They fell to Lakeside after battling back from being down 0-1 at halftime, then double overtime and ending in penalty kicks. Their 3rd/4th matchup would end up being against Gig Harbor, who beat them for the title four years prior. They won that final game 2-1 and took home 3rd place.
Captains Hannah Gray ’22 and Taylor O'Brien ’22 showed great leadership through the tournament. Anna Treat ’22 conceded only three goals in regulation play in the 7-game postseason, two of which
were penalty kicks. Arri King ’24 led the team this season, scoring 14 goals, while Hannah Gray ’22 contributed 20 assists. 15 HNA players scored this season for a total of 59 goals, while goalies Anna Treat ’22 and Julia Hansen ’22 allowed only 11 goals all season.
RECORD: Varsity 17–2–3 (Metro League 4-1-3)
Swim & Dive
RECORDS: 7-2 in the regular season; 2nd at Metro Championships; 7th at Districts; 6th at State; 2021-22 WIAA Academic State Champions with an unweighted GPA of 3.926 based on 53 varsity athletes.
HIGHLIGHTS: The team broke six school records at Metro Championships. HNA alum Lauren Hall ’07 was indoctrinated into the WIAA State Swimming Hall of Fame for her 2005 times for the 200 IM and the 100 free and relays.
STANDOUTS: Maggie Straley broke the 200 Free school record set in 2017. Elise Scott broke the 100 fly record set in 2002. Kaitlyn McMorrow broke Lauren Hall’s 100 Free time from 2005. She also broke the 200 Free Relay record from 2017 along with Regan Rowe, Maggie Straley, and Hope Gelfand. Maggie Straley broke another HNA record from 2005 in the 500 Free and also helped her team break the 400 Free Relay record from 2005, along with Regan Rowe, Kaitlyn McMorrow, and Elise Scott.
STATE RESULTS: 200 Medley - 9th place and just .3 tenths of a second from breaking the school record: Elise Scott, Regan Rowe, Hope Gelfand, Gabby Smith. 200 Free - Maggie Straley 7th place and breaking her own school record from Metros! 200 IM - Elise Scott 5th place; Regan Rowe 10th place! Dynamic duo! 100 Fly - Elise Scott 7th place and also breaking her own school record from Metros! Fastest butterflier of all HNA history. 100 Free - Kaitlyn McMorrow 4th place at her first State meet! Fastest 100 freestyler of HNA history! 500 Free - Maggie Straley 5th place! Fastest 200 & 500 freestyler of HNA history. 200 Free Relay - Kaitlyn McMorrow, Hope Gelfand, Regan Rowe, Maggie Straley. 5th place and fastest relay of all time at HNA! 100 Back - Kaitlyn McMorrow 15th place! 100 Breaststroke - Regan Rowe 12th place! 400 Free Relay - 6th place! Kaitlyn McMorrow, Gabby Smith, Elise Scott, Maggie Straley.
DIVE STANDOUTS: Lina Barnecut placed 4th at Metros and qualified for the All-Metro League in Dive.
ALL-METROS: Lina is joined in the All-Metro Swim & Dive Honors along with Maggie Straley, Elise Scott, Regan Rowe, Hope Gelfand, Kaitlyn McMorrow, Lauren Tagavilla, and Gabby Smith.
RECORD: Varsity 10-13; JV: 12-3; JVC: 9-4
HIGHLIGHTS: HNA Varsity concluded their season with four consecutive wins in the Metro League tournament to advance to the District tournament before losing to Interlake HS (#2 Seed KingCo) in Round 1. This season, the Cougars played admirably and close against some of the stiffest competition in the state, including 3A #1 Lakeside, 3A #5 Bishop Blanchet, 3A #8 Seattle Prep, and 4A #5 Bothell. HNA earned the Team Sportsmanship Award for the Metro Mountain Division.
STANDOUTS: Congratulations to our players who received the following Metro League Honors:
- First Team All-Metro League: Ella Peterchak ’22 (S)
- Second Team All-Metro League: Ryan Garcia ’22(S)
- Metro League Honorable Mention: Molly Murphy ’22
(OH), Cliodhna McGuigan ’22 (DS/L), and Piper
Stoulil ’22 (MH/OPP)
- Ella Peterchak ’22 was selected to the Senior All
State Volleyball Team.