Fall Team Updates
The Cavaliers took first in both boys and girls meets Wednesday vs. St. David’s School and Saint Mary’s School. Audrey Crowder ’26 and Angus Cook ’25 led the way for a second-straight week. The Cavs host North Raleigh Christian Academy next Thursday in another TISAC (Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference) showdown.
The Cavs fell to Ravenscroft School as they opened conference play Tuesday, but they bounced back Wednesday with a 3-0 win vs. Jordan High School. Avery Hilton ’27 led the way, scoring the first two goals of the game! The Cavs hit the road on Tuesday as they visit Cary Academy.
The Cavs won their second match of the season Tuesday as they took down Cary Academy, 111–124. The Cavs are currently 2–0, with a pair of conference wins against Ravenscroft and Cary Academy. They head to South Carolina this weekend to participate in the Palmetto tournament.
The varsity boys soccer team was tied 0–0 at halftime in its home match Tuesday vs. Cary Academy when heavy rain forced a postponement. The match will resume play at a later date. The Cavs, who are 7–1 on the year, head to Chapel Hill today before returning home Sept. 19 for “Donut Tuesday,” when they face East Chapel Hill.
After having matches canceled Friday and Saturday, the girls tennis team defeated Ravenscroft, 5–2, on Tuesday. The last two scheduled matches were canceled due to inclement weather. The win continued an impressive conference run for the Cavs, who have now won 55 of their last 56 TISAC matches. They visit East Chapel Hill on Thursday for the completion of a suspended match from Aug. 29.
The Cavs hit a bumpy patch this week, dropping two matches to bring their record to 7–7. The Cavs fell to Ravenscroft on the road Tuesday and to N.C. School of Science and Math in five sets at home on Wednesday. The Cavs will get some rest before they host Cary Academy for “Donut Tuesday” on Sept. 19!
Donuts are the answer, no matter what the question is.”
— Someone, Somewhere
Thanks to the Parent Athletic Committee, the first 150 students in attendance at both the varsity volleyball match at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys soccer match at 7 p.m. will receive free donuts!
DA Athletics and Upper School Student Government are teaming up for a fall volleyball CAV DOME! Cav Domes are our largest student gatherings at athletics events, and we need you to be there! Join us on Friday, Sept. 22, as your Cavalier volleyball team takes on Trinity Academy of Raleigh at 5:30 p.m. in Kirby Gym!
Come out and experience all that Durham Academy Athletics has to offer on our biggest game night of the fall!
Fall Frenzy Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 26
4 p.m. | Varsity Field Hockey vs. Cary Christian - Moylan Field
4:15 p.m. | Varsity Girls Tennis vs. North Raleigh Christian Academy - Upper School Tennis Courts
4:15 p.m. | JV Volleyball vs. North Raleigh Christian Academy - Kirby Gym
5:15 p.m. | JV Boys Soccer vs. Trinity Academy (Raleigh) - Alumni Field
5:30 p.m. | Varsity Volleyball vs. North Raleigh Christian Academy - Kirby Gym
5:30 p.m. | JV Field Hockey vs. Cary Christian - Moylan Field
7 p.m. | Varsity Boys Soccer vs. N.C. School of Science and Math - Alumni Field
Join us on Friday, Sept. 29, as we celebrate National Girls In Sports Day and recognize female athletes! The celebration will take place prior to the varsity field hockey match on Moylan Field at 4 p.m. as the Cavs take on Saint Mary’s.
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
This semester, junior Gage Rogers will be highlighting some of our teams’ biggest games and interviewing student-athletes. Check out his first highlight recap:
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!
Cavs in College Spotlight
This week’s College Spotlights are brought to you by athletics intern Kenny McCray:
Tanner Barry ’20
DA alum Tanner Barry ’20 is a junior midfielder for Brown University’s men’s soccer team. Appearing in 10 games in the 2021 season at Brown (the 2020 season having been canceled due to COVID-19), Barry recorded three total shots on the year and one shot on goal. In his sophomore campaign, Barry notched 14 starts and appeared in 16 games, recording five shots on goal and grabbing two assists on the year. Barry helped the Bears to open the 2023 season with a victory on Sept. 1 with an assist in their match vs. Umass Lowell.
Millie Loehr ’20
DA alum Millie Loehr ’20 is a senior middle hitter for the Wofford College volleyball team. Loehr has been a key piece for the Terriers volleyball team, recording 67 kills on the season thus far and 428 total career kills. Loehr led the team and the Southern Conference (SoCon) with a .391 hitting percentage, setting a new program record in her junior campaign. Earning second-team All-SoCon laurels her junior year, Loehr set her career high in skills vs. App State, a match in which she recorded 16. Loehr also recorded a career-high seven blocks vs. Furman and a career-high four aces vs. Samford. Loehr has tallied 13 solo blocks and 24 assisted blocks on the season so far.
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.