Morgan Park Academy honored the best of the 2018-2019 winter sports season with awards banquets for Upper School and Middle School basketball on Feb. 20 and 26. Senior all-conference selections Eli Moss and Amaya McLachlan were chosen by coaches as varsity MVPs, while Miles Beachum, Murphy Chen, Samaria Harris, Dion Madkins, Matthew McKnight, Kaitlyn Mullings, Madison Olimene, Tim Rooney, Emmanuel Sarpong, Hannah Schuman-Cook, Jalen Shelton, Logan Walton, and Oscar Zhang also received individual awards. Winter Sports Awards 2018-2019 Upper School & Middle School BOYS BASKETBALL [PHOTOS] Varsity Class 1A Regional Semifinalist MVP: Eli Moss Warrior Award: Matthew McKnight Most Improved: Logan [...]
MPA eighth-grade basketball is on a roll — the girls have won 5 of their past 6 games and the boys have won 5 of 7! Our school photographer caught up with both teams Jan. 16 at a home doubleheader. >> PHOTOS: MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL vs. FXW >> PHOTOS: MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL vs. FXW PHOTO SLIDESHOW
Senior standouts Brent McKnight and Isis Rodriguez took home team MVP awards as we honored the best of the MPA winter sports season with awards banquets for varsity and middle school basketball on Feb. 26. Isis ended her high school career with 1,705 career points, including 569 this season — setting new program records with both marks — en route to becoming MPA’s first All-State player in seven years. She and fellow all-ISL honorees Abigail Herman and Amaya McLachlan led the varsity girls to a program-record 21 wins, reaching the Class 1A regional finals. Brent was named ISL Player of the [...]
As one of the oldest schools in Chicago, Morgan Park Academy is steeped in history, including a unique distinction as the first high school to participate in a basketball game. Now in 2018, the Academy celebrates the 125th anniversary of that historic first game, played on February 24, 1893, just fourteen months after James Naismith debuted the sport at Springfield (Mass.) College. Morgan Park Academy's basketball tradition continues to this day, with both the boys and girls varsity teams reaching the IHSA Class 1A regional finals this season. But 125 years ago, the Academy came to own a piece of basketball [...]
We are excited to unveil the new uniforms for MPA's Upper School and Middle School basketball teams and Middle School soccer teams, purchased this fall with funds raised at last winter's Warriors Night. Thank you to all of the parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of MPA whose support of our athletics program helped make possible these functional, fashionable new threads!
The Middle School Girls' Maroon basketball team took 2nd place this past weekend at the Christian Liberty 8th Grade Basketball Tournament. They beat Westlake Christian, Midwest Christian Academy, and host Christian Liberty Academy before losing to Mooseheart by 5 in a hard-fought physical game for the championship. Congratulations Warriors!
Sam Bell and Brittney McKnight took home team MVP awards as we honored the best of the winter sports season with a varsity basketball awards banquet on March 2.Brittney, Sam, Gabrielle Ogbevire, and Isis Rodriguez were recognized as all-ISL players, with Khobi Price receiving honorable mention.Elle Hease, Claire Mordi, Stephanie Mullings, Julian Northcross, and Robert Russ also received individual awards. Special thanks to our guest speaker, WSCR-AM 670 sports radio host Les Grobstein! 2015 Varsity Winter Sports Awards Boys' Basketball Varsity MVP: Sam Bell Coaches' Award: Khobi Price Most Improved: Julian Northcross Four-Year Awards: Sam Bell, Julian Northcross, Khobi Price All-ISL: [...]