Top Student-Athletes for the Spring 2019 Term
The captains from Harvey’s two championship-winning teams have been named the top male and female student-athletes of the spring term. Director of Athletics Patrick Kennedy has announced that Alex Ogg and Sophia Scarsella earned the accolades as the top student-athletes for the final academic term of the school year.
Ogg, a co-captain of the HVAL-champion Harvey baseball team and the ace of its pitching staff, helped lead the squad to the program’s first-ever league title. While Ogg was one of the team’s best clutch hitters and batted a solid .296, his greatest contributions to the success of this year’s team came on the mound. Heading off to pitch for the Arizona State Sun Devils this fall, Ogg finished his final Harvey season 4-1 with a 1.38 ERA, averaging an impressive strikeout rate of one batter per inning with 27 K’s in 26 innings pitched while walking only seven. He made the Head’s List with a grade-point average of at least a 3.7.
Sophia Scarsella, a three-year captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team, led this year’s squad to a second straight HVAL championship. She had another outstanding season, finishing with a team-leading 30 assists while collecting 41 goals and becoming only the second player in Harvey history to reach 200 career goals. The perennial all-star concluded her stellar Harvey career with 202 goals. Scarsella also excelled in the classroom, earning recognition as a Cavalier Scholar for achieving a grade-point average of at least a 4.0. She will be attending Cornell in the fall and is considering playing club lacrosse.
In making the announcement, Mr. Kennedy said, “Alex and Sophia are two outstanding individuals and leaders who have excelled in both the classroom and on Harvey's playing fields.” He added, “Their dedication and commitment to their endeavors and their excellence in performance are of the highest caliber and have served as an exemplar to the rest of the student body."