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Cavs Corner, Sept. 7


Fall Team Updates 

Varsity Cross-Country

The cross-country teams defeated Ravenscroft in their first meet of the year Wednesday. The races were shortened from the traditional 5K to a 3K race due to the afternoon heat. Defending state champion Audrey Crowder ’27 led the way for the girls, finishing first with a time of 11:56! Angus Cook ’25 took first for the boys with a time of 10:33! The team’s next meet is Wednesday, as DA hosts St. David’s School and Saint Mary’s School. 

Varsity Field Hockey

The team is still sitting at 2–0 on the season, having had two games postponed due to weather last week. The Cavaliers are back in action Friday as they head to Covenant Day School for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.

Varsity Girls Golf

The defending state champions defeated North Raleigh Christian Academy, 114–138, on Tuesday to open the season. They visit Ravenscroft this afternoon for a TISAC (Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference) matchup. 

Varsity Boys Soccer

The varsity boys soccer team defeated Riverside (4–2) on Tuesday and Northern (3–0) on Wednesday. The team currently sits at 7–1 on the year! The Cavaliers play again Tuesday, as they host Cary Academy. 

Varsity Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team defeated Forsyth Country Day School last Thursday with a 9–0 score. The Cavs are back in action this weekend, as they host Charlotte Country Day on Friday at 4:15 p.m. and Providence Day School at 10 a.m. on Saturday. 

Varsity Volleyball

The Cavaliers held their first home game of the season last Friday in front of a great crowd at Kirby Gym! The Cavs put up a fight but ultimately fell, 0–3. They are currently 6–3 on the season. They hit the road tonight as they travel to Cary Christian School and to TISAC rival Saint Mary’s on Friday. 

Girls Golf State Championship Celebration

Join us Friday at 11:45 a.m. in Kirby Gym as we celebrate our 2022 girls golf state championship! We will have a special presentation honoring the team. If you can’t be there to celebrate in person, you can watch via our livestream at da.org/athletics/livestream.

 

Parent Athletics Committee 

Interested in supporting the Parent Athletics Committee’s work? Being involved with the PAC is a great social activity, allowing for interactions with students, coaches and staff, and this group’s efforts are integral to the success of Durham Academy Athletics. 

One fun, important opportunity to get involved is to help with concessions. Thank you in advance for your help!

Concessions Sign-Up Sheet

Career Milestone 

Julian Cochran is in his 23rd season at the helm of the varsity boys soccer program. On Aug. 31, the Cavaliers beat Wake Christian Academy, 5–0, to give Coach Cochran his 200th career victory as head coach of the Cavaliers! A milestone, indeed. Congratulations, Coach, and thank you for all that you do for Durham Academy! 

Congrats on the 100 wins, coach! Julian Cochran, Varsity head coach, Cavaliers Boys Soccer

 

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night


Mark your calendars and come join us Tuesday, Oct. 3, for Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night! All Durham Academy employees will be treated to a free snack and drink at the concessions stand when they present a valid faculty/staff ID — and they’ll be eligible for prize giveaways!

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 3

 4 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey vs. Ravenscroft - Moylan Field 

4:15 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill - Upper School Tennis Courts

5:30 p.m. JV Field Hockey vs. Ravenscroft - Moylan Field; JV Boys Soccer vs. North Raleigh Christian Academy - Alumni Field 

7 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer vs. NRCA - Alumni Field

Livestream Update


New this fall: ALL live-streamed events will be streamed exclusively through Hudl! 

This transition includes newly mounted Hudl Focus Cameras on Alumni Field and in Kirby Gym, as well as mobile stream events at other venues.

Be sure to check out our livestream page at da.org/athletics/livestream.

 

 

Fall Promo Days


This fall, we have several special event nights scheduled! Look out for more information as these events draw closer.