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Athletes Lauren Robson ('22) and Kate Hanney ('25) run on the Archer field during an Archer cross country practice. COVID-19 regulations have changed in L.A. county, allowing for Archer athletics to return to sports practices and some competitions.

Archer sports teams return to practices; athletes ‘reconnected,’ ‘excited’

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor April 15, 2021

As the student body and faculty return to campus for socially-distanced learning and emotional connection, athletes have also been given the opportunity to return for Archer sports try outs and practices....

This illustration depicts a love letter among the various aspects of the busy lives of student athletes. The love letter recognizes all the hard work and sacrifice student athletes make to do what they love.

Op-Ed: A love letter to student-athletes everywhere

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Thea Leimone April 15, 2021

5:00 a.m., wake up. 5:15 a.m., drive to practice. 5:30 a.m., stretch and start practice. 7:30 a.m., finish practice and get on bus. 7:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m., school. 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m, transportation...

Cross County athletes Katherine Lee ('21), Keera Levell ('23), Nicole Farmer ('21), Alessandra Aragon('22) and Lauren Robson ('22) stand on the field next to Coach Leufroy during a practice on Nov. 19. As the fall sports season came to a close, senior athletes reflected on their last season. From cross country to volleyball athletes has to adapt to a Covid-19-plagued fall.

Final fall: Senior fall athletes reflect on their ‘non-traditional,’ ‘chaotic’ season

By Grace Doyle April 12, 2021

As Archer Athletics transitions into the winter and spring sports, seniors participated in their last seasons as fall high school athletes. Volleyball and cross country athletes reflected on their seasons,...

The 2021 Archer softball team gathers during the month of March after not playing for a year with each other. This softball season, junior Cristina Fuentes-Alva said communication and motivation are key within in a team.

Archer softball players reflect on motivation towards ‘exciting’ season

By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor March 28, 2021

During the month of March, Archer's softball team returned to campus to resume practice and to join together after not seeing each other for a year. Players across grades reflected on their motivation...

The Athletic Leadership Council leads the fifth Panther Speaker Series with professional soccer player Deena Rahman. Rahman currently plays for the national Bahrain team in the middle east and owns a youth coaching academy entitled Tekkers Football Academy.

An athlete at every altitude: Soccer player Rahman discusses athletic mindset, lifestyle as fifth speaker in Panther Speaker Series

By Lola Lamberg, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2021

From Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to the Dead Sea in Israel, British professional soccer player and Guinness World Record holder Deena Rahman has spread her love for soccer on an international scale....

Along with being a Harem Globetrotter, Cherelle “Torch” George is also a Guinness World Record holder for the most between-the-leg-tumble dribbles in a minute. George spoke to the Archer community as the fifth speaker in the Athlete Leadership Council's panther speaker series on Jan. 28.

Panther Speaker Series hosts Harem Globetrotter, Guinness World Record holder Cherelle George as fifth speaker

By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor February 6, 2021

Cherelle “Torch” George, Harem Globetrotter and Guinness World Record holder, spoke to the Archer community as the fifth speaker in the Athlete Leadership Council's [ALC] Panther Speaker Series. On...

Sophomore Uma Bajaj plays for Actyve Volleyball, a volleyball club located in Santa Monica. In addition, junior Gabrielle Wolf plays for Santa Monica Surf Soccer Club which competed in the Coast Soccer League.

‘Covid wont stop us:’ Volleyball player Bajaj, soccer player Wolf continue training

By Rose Sarner, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

As COVID-19 social distancing guidelines remain in place throughout Los Angeles County, sophomore volleyball player Uma Bajaj and junior soccer player Gabrielle Wolf have continued their athletic training...

The volleyball team wears masks to practice on campus to maintain COVID-19 guidelines. Both the upper school volleyball and cross country teams have the opportunity to practice on campus as they started on Nov. 8 with their COVID-19 friendly training.

On-campus sports practices structured with new framework, allows athletes to refine ‘basics’

By Grace Doyle December 20, 2020

While COVID-19 restrictions continue to stifle the amount of activity available to Archer students, limited sports practices are being held. The upper school cross country team and volleyball team have...

Angela Hucles, the fourth speaker in the Panther Speaker Series, spoke to the Archer community about the importance of a positive attitude and perseverance. On Nov.19 via webinar she spoke to the community and was interviewed by members of the Athlete Leadership Council.

Olympic soccer player Angela Hucles discusses perseverance, athletic journey in fourth Panther Speaker Series

By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor December 6, 2020

As the Panther Speaker Series panel continues, the fourth speaker in the line up was Angela Hucles, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and founding owner of the National Women's Soccer League's new Angel...

Coach Jill Ellis, the former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team head coach, spoke in the Panther Speaker Series hosted by the Athletics Leadership Council. Ellis talked about her views of success and ways in which she frames failures.

Soccer coach Jill Ellis discusses successes, failures as second speaker in Panther Speaker Series

By Grace Doyle and Nyah Fernandez October 25, 2020

Coach Jill Ellis, the former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team head coach and two-time FIFA Coach of the Year, was the second guest to speak in the Panther Speaker Series hosted by the Athletics Leadership...

Jordanian soccer player, Yasmeen Shabsough, took the time to present to the Archer community over Zoom about her journey in professional sports and other ventures. The Athlete Leadership Council will continue to host female athletes to share their stories and journeys within often male-dominated sporting fields.

Soccer player Yasmeen Shabsough seeks to empower students in first athletic speaker series

By Grace Doyle and Nyah Fernandez October 11, 2020

Yasmeen Shabsough, a 24-year-old professional soccer player from Jordan, was the only female in her family growing up with all male siblings. Up until the age of 13, Shabsough only played soccer with her...

The varsity basketball team poses for a picture after a game at The Buckley School. Athletes, such as the basketball team, will have to regain their team dynamic virtually. Discussions of the 2020-2021 timeline and ways to keep up training were weaved in with new opportunities coming in the fall announced Athletic Director Kim Smith.

One team on multiple screens: Archer athletics adapts for 2020-2021 sports season

By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor September 28, 2020

While classes remain virtual due to COVID-19, Kim Smith, Director of Athletics, and the athletics department announced their new digital programs and plans for the fall, winter and spring sports seasons....

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