Senior School Sport
Jessica Caine Year 11, Lara Nattrass Year 9 and Jeneath Wong Year 7 travelled out to The Metropolitan Golf Club to participate in the annual GSV golf event. All three girls played outstanding games with a special mention to Jeneath who came second in the handicapped division, playing off a handicap of seven, which is a very respectable mark for those familiar with golf.
We congratulate the girls on their fantastic representation of St Catherine’s.
Mr Lloyd Knight
Head of Sport
Senior Softball Round 4 – A David and Goliath Story
Cool Runnings, The Mighty Ducks, The Western Bulldogs, all true underdogs who shone in the face of adversity. Names that will stand the test of time in the history books of sports and the time has come to add another name to the list…The St Catherine’s School Senior Softball Team.
On the afternoon of Monday February 27, 10 girls, two kit bags, one teacher and one overly enthusiastic softball loving ‘coach’ made their way to Kooyong Park for the biggest moment of their softball careers. The opponent? Star of the Sea. The objective? Get at least one run on the board.
Known for their sporting dominance, Star of the Sea arrived with the confidence of champions, matching uniforms, and specialty glasses that instilled fear in all who came up against them. But the St Catherine’s spirit was not to be shaken, the girls put their helmets on, literally and figuratively, and were ready to take on the beasts of the GSV world. The game plan was simple, have fun and don’t worry about Star’s unbeaten record, or the reflection of your own terrified face in the pitcher’s sunnies. What happened next would have to be seen to be believed.
The girls put forward what could only be described as the game of their lives. Catches were taken, strikes were made and bases were stolen left right and center. It is safe to say that Star of the Sea did not know what hit them. The girls left it all out on the diamond in the blistering 33 degree Melbourne sun, and it all came down to the final innings. Get Star out with only two runs or less, and we would win. The result was outstanding. A ground ball fielded by Chloe Page swiftly thrown to Mackenzie Leyden at first – one out. A catch taken by India Watson followed by a dash to third base – two and three out. Game over.
Star of the Sea were shocked, the girls were ecstatic, and Mr Hicks and I could not believe what had been achieved.
For the girls for who were playing their final St Catherine’s Softball game, the victory could not have been sweeter.
St Catherine’s 15 – Star of the Sea 12.
One for the history books.
Miss Charlotte Wyles
Senior Softball Coach