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It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.

Winter 2020-21 Big Blue Round-Up

Except where noted, county, conference, Prep, and state tournaments, normally feature events of each season, were not played due to limitations imposed by COVID-19. Team highlights are provided instead. 


Boys' Basketball (5-2)
The varsity team won its third consecutive Skyland Conference Mountain Division championship, marking an 18-0 conference record from 2018-19 through 2020-21. They also upset Immaculata High School in a 65-61 thriller, one of their biggest wins during the season. 

Girls' Basketball (2-6)
Notable moments included their 46-43 win over Somerville to start the season, plus a halftime lead over Mount St. Mary, ranked among the top-16 teams in the state.

Girls' Swimming (3-4)
For the second time in two days, Daniela Karnaugh '24 set a new school record in the 100- meter breaststroke (1:13.54) in a meet against Phillipsburg on March 25. 

Boys' Swimming (6-0)
A highlight victory in their undefeated season was Big Blue's 96-74 win over their perennial rival, Bridgewater-Raritan. Plus, senior and University of Pennsylvania-bound Matt Fallon broke his third national independent high school record, barreling his way to a 3:50.65 finish in the 400 short course meters freestyle on March 25. Named NJ.com's “Swimmer of the Year,” he also holds records in the 200-meter IM (2:00.37) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:01.04). This summer, he will join Nic Fink '11 at the Olympic Trials, becoming the second Pingry swimmer to compete in the event (it will be Nic's third appearance). 

Wrestling (5-3)

Boys' Fencing (0-4)
Andrew Overdeck '23 tied for bronze in sabre at the New Jersey High School Individual State Fencing Championships on April 25.

Girls' Fencing (2-2)
Led by senior captains Josie Alston and Ameera Ebrahim, the team soundly defeated two of its annual rivals, Watchung Hills and Ridge, frequently among the top teams in the state. 
*Jessica Lin '21 captured a silver medal in women's epée at the Junior World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in early April.

Winter Track & Field
Their season severely limited, the Boys' and Girls' Varsity Winter Track & Field Teams competed only once, at an outdoor home meet against Watchung Hills in late March. 

Girls' Ice Hockey (3-1)
Led by captains Julia Spinelli '21 and Grace Nugent '21, the Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey Team proved themselves a mighty force on the ice, despite having a small roster. Cece Korn '23 notched eight goals and five assists in four games and freshman Charlotte Diemar had seven goals and four assists. Sophomore Aubrey Hanan stepped up as goalie.

Boys' Ice Hockey (4-2)
One of the strongest Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey Teams in recent history, Pingry's only losses were to Ridge and Morristown Beard.  

Boys' Squash (3-0)
Led by captains Simon Muller '21 and Jason Lefkort '21, Big Blue had two wins over Delbarton and one win over Princeton Day School.

Girls' Squash (3-0)
Under captains Mahek Hemani '21 and Lauren Drzala '21, the team had two wins over Princeton Day School and one win over Kent Place. 

Girls' Ski Racing
NJISRA Giant Slalom State Championships: team, second place; Camille Collins '23, second place; Rosemary Collins '21, third place
Race of Champions: Rosemary, second place overall; Camille, first-place slalom  
* NJISRA Non-Public State Champions for the second straight year
* Rosemary Collins '21 named a National Girls and Women in Sports Day selection for the NJSIAA Annual Awards ceremony

Boys' Ski Racing 
NJISRA Giant Slalom State Championships: team, second place; Dylan Jay '24, third place
NJISRA Slalom State Championships: Dylan, first place
Race of Champions: Dylan, second place overall