“Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.”
March 23, 2017
Dear Parents and Students
Winston Churchill said about courage, “Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.”
We had many courageous acts in the past 10 days in CSN athletics. Softball got their first win at Donahue Academy, and many of our younger players played superbly. Congrats to the Lady Seahawks! Baseball had a few close contests with Southwest Florida Christian, Gateway Charter and ECS—three games slipped away by a total of five runs, and our younger guns stepped up by surging in late innings. Meanwhile, both tennis teams continue to dominate Southwest Florida—girls and boys are undefeated as we turn mid-season. Huge win for boys lacrosse, as they upset a highly favored Naples High in double overtime 7-6. Congrats to the team…it was truly a team effort. The girls lacrosse team beat Golden Gate, but then lost two tough contests to Bishop Verot and Riverdale this past week. Lastly, our Track team travelled to a huge meet up at IMG where Alex Murphey set two CSN records in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Congrats to Alex and the rest of the team!
A new high in the NDN “Prep of the Week” came this week as 8th grader Justin Braverman picked up CSN’s eighth Naples Daily News “Prep of the Week” honors! Justin swept his last three opponents and helped the team maintain their dominance in local-area high school tennis. In his last three matches, Justin has played #1, #2 and #3, winning all three matches at different spots and only losing a total of seven games while shutting down his opponent in straight sets. Certainly a huge historical standard for CSN, as a MS student-athlete takes “Prep of the Week” honors. Thanks to the team and Coach Baldwin for representing CSN so well!
If you’ve always wanted to try football, this is your chance! Our final sport of the year will start at the end of April. Any student-athlete interested in Spring football, please take a look at the upcoming schedule on our website. Show up Monday, April 24 at 3:45pm in the weight room ready to start football. The team will dress in shorts and t-shirts for the first two practice days in the Field House weight room, then on Wednesday, April 26 head out to the field for practice. They will go Mon-Fri the first week, then no practice on Monday, May 1 so everyone can study for AP exams. Practice resumes Tuesday, May 2 through that Friday. All practices will go from 3:45pm until 6:00pm, and will wrap up on Wednesday, May 24.
Lastly, CSN completed the hiring process for a new Head Boys Soccer Coach. I am pleased to announce that Mr. Anthony Stovall agreed to be the new Soccer Coach here at CSN. Coach Stovall comes with 10 years of coaching experience and a wealth of soccer knowledge. He possesses multiple coaching licenses from the U.S. Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches Association. He has trained over 400 players and placed more than 45 players in college. Coach Stovall said, “I’m excited to embark on this new journey as a CSN Head Coach. The goal is to create an amazing soccer environment in which students and players are excited to be a part of everyday!” Welcome Coach Stovall!
All the proper paperwork needs to be turned in prior to the first day of practice. Students need to have an up-to-date Physical, Consent, Concussion and Heat Related forms and Birth Certificate on file with the athletic office. Per FHSAA rules student-athletes may not participate until the paperwork is submitted. Check CSN website for changes and updates.