Phoenix Country Day School Student-Athletes Off to College


The 70-student PCDS Class of 2018 has many talented students, and this year’s group also includes six students who will continue their competitive athletic experiences at the NCAA-level in college. Seniors Addison Wessel (Fencing, Dartmouth College), Jem Stern (Dive, Pomona College), Kylie Fisher (Volleyball, Southern Connecticut State University), Harrison Rooney (Swim, Northeastern University), and Nikasha Patel (Volleyball, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) each challenged themselves during their four years at Phoenix Country Day School, both in and out of the classroom. They balanced a demanding academic experience with practices, tournaments, setbacks and championships, while also remaining dedicated members of the PCDS community – assuming leadership positions in theatre, art, campus clubs, and so much more. “That’s the real calling of a PCDS athlete,” says PCDS Director of Athletics Shane Lewis. “Our kids are so much more than their sport or their grades– they’re positive members of our student body.” He added: “It’s a testament to their dedication and hard work that they’ll continue their sport next year in college. Each year, about 10% of our grads move on to play a sport in college, which is about double the national average. We’re proud of these Eagle athletes and our program.”

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