May 16, 2019 | News
2019 Girls Athletic Awards Banquet

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Athletic Department celebrated the athletic achievements of the 7th – 9th Grade girls at their Annual Sports Banquet, held at the Sailfish Club overlooking the marina at sunset.

Athletes, their parents, and several members of the PBDA administration and faculty spent the evening reflecting on the girls’ many wins and learnings on the field and courts throughout the ’18-’19 year. The evening began with opening remarks by Athletic Director Paul Cicio who, alongside Patti Griffin, honored the Walter H. Butler Field Day Captains. This year’s award went to the winning Pelican Captain Ava Tarone, as well as Flamingo Captains Daniela Russo, Virginia Keen, and Grace ZingaroFollowing, the coaches honored this year’s Field Day Maddock Winner Ava Tarone.


Congratulations to all JV and Varsity Athletes, and to the following 2019 Athletic Award winners:

Carol M. Rafter Excellence in Athletics Award – Kate Griffin

Varsity Most Improved Award – Halle Colbert 

Varsity Sportsmanship Award – Tabitha Webster

Varsity Coaches Award – Brooke Semler

JV Most Improved Award – Billi Lerro

JV Sportsmanship Award – Madisen Williams

JV Coaches Award – Marin Cvelbar

Volleyball Award – Annabelle Savage

Girls Soccer Award – Tatiana Georgas and Caroline Ghirardini

Girls Basketball Award- Ella Pastore

Field Hockey Award – Ava Tarone

Girls Lacrosse: Defense Award – Ansley Middleton

Girls Lacrosse: Offense Award – Kate Griffin

Golf Award – Ava Gronberg

Tennis Award – Virgina Keen and Ava Gronberg

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