Marjory Stoneman Douglas Early Season Recap
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Football. {Macy Meis}

By: Matt Rothman

The schedule is heating up for Marjory Stoneman Douglas, with several teams competing and posting solid performances this week.

Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team is now 8-1 on the season following their dominant week. They picked up wins this week against South Broward and Fort Lauderdale High School while not losing more than 17 points in any set.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Early Season Recap
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Girls Volleyball. {Courtesy)

Next, they will play Charles W. Flanagan High School on Monday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. The Falcons are 1-5 this year, with their only win coming this season against McArthur High School. This will be the first meeting between these teams since 2017 in an Eagles three-set win.


On the course, the boys golf team began their season with an impressive win in their first match against Coral Glades and Western. The Eagles were led by Josh Lieberman, Evan Mazanec, and Jayden Thurasingham, who all shot a 38. Carson Meredith finished fourth on the team with a 40, Ryan Shimony shot a 41, and Cameron Shuller had a 52.

The girls team defeated St. Thomas Aquinas High School by nine strokes, led by Ella Mamane with a 37. Sutton Oosterhuis recorded a 38, while Sophie Alcala-Marks and Stella Marvel shot a 44 and 45, respectively. Samantha Schwartz and Ella Thompson also competed for the Eagles.


The football team dropped their third straight game on Thursday against Jensen Beach High School on Thursday. This is the first time since 2015 that the Eagles have started 0-3 after falling 28-0 to an undefeated team.

Next, they will play Monarch High School on Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m. The Knights are 3-1 this year and beat the Eagles 20-14 in their only meeting last season.


The swim team faced off against Cypress Bay and Coral Gables in their first swim meet of the season. The Eagles beat Coral Gables 244-82 but fell 189-151 to Cypress Bay. In their next meet on Wednesday, they won Pembroke Springs Charter 503-493 and Coral Springs Charter 590-440.


In bowling, the boys bowling team started the season 8-0 and are averaging a team average of 779 with a high score of 859.

Cross Country

The final team in action was cross country, with the girls taking first place and the boys coming in second at Tradewinds Parks. The Eagles competed against Coral Springs High School, Pompano Beach, and Coconut Creek, with Ella Schwartz coming in first place at 23:32.7 for the girls.

Caroline Schwartz came in third, followed by Morgan Melchiorri. Sparta Koumoutsakis, Olympia Koumoutsakis, and Esther Bang finished in the top ten, while Cecilia Gago, Mikayla Ryan, Isabella Rodrigues, and Noa Nierman. Jada Pfingsten, Taryn Bander, Riley Anders, Alina Keeney, Zoha Haider, Mickayla Sugrano, Elana Kurman, and Aurora Davis competed.

The boys top time came from Coby Alhadeff at 19.25.2. Cole Spinks and Matthew Rosenberg placed In the top ten, while Caleb Walker, Owen Sarrazit, and Joseph Cardinale. Kyle Pan, Miguel Martinez, Veer Kapoor, Matthew Nason, Nicholas Perez, Joseph Farabaugh, Vasco Velarde, Noah Seid, James Mills, and Jacob Raider competed.

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Matt Rothman
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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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