Five of them played on the team last year and five of them are new. Three of the new guys are “freshman who are very promising players,” says Head Coach Andrew Neyer. “All of the guys have been very enthusiastic and always want to play right up until the sun sets.”
Webb graduated quite a few solid players last year and one of the team’s biggest challenges will be filling their shoes - especially with such a young team. “I'm hoping to play the freshman as much as I can so they get a lot of experience in a competitive setting,” says Neyer. He says he will rely heavily on Dillon Kim ‘17 and RJ Duque ‘17 to bring leadership to the team. Both seniors have played all four years and will be the Gauls’ number one and number two players this season. Neyer has paired each of them with freshmen in early competition “so they could show them how everything works during a match.”
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”