Athletic eNews 2020-2021
Birmingham United Hockey
We are very excited to let you know that we have set the 2021 summer calendar for BU Hockey! Please note that this is for all incoming students as well as for existing students. All are welcome! For new players, we are also hosting a Zoom intro meeting on May 4th at 8pm with our varsity head coach, Zack Warson. Zack has a long history of coaching success at all levels, including college and AAA. He is excited about the future of our program and to meet all potential players. You can also reach him directly at: (810) 287-7877 or email@example.com. Below are the key dates (if interested in the Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and he can provide the Zoom link):
BU Hockey - SAVE THE DATE
Please note that dates and times could change
May 4th at 8pm — Zoom meeting with Head Coach
June 14th – June 17th — BU Spring Camp for ALL prospective players (new and returning) – 3pm JV; 4pm Varsity
June 14th – July 30th — BU Summer League (Varsity & Junior Varsity) at Orchard Lake
July and August — Optional Summer Training (off-ice & on-ice); all players are encouraged to train on their own as well
August 23rd – August 25th — Invite only training camp (primarily Varsity players)
Birmingham Varsity Skating head to State Finals
Birmingham Varsity Skating A and B team is heading to states this week-end.
A team competitors are: Addison Lee, Alexandra Mercurio, Caroline Michalak, Shriya Nama and Dorothy Peterson.
B team competitors are: Claire Chung, Katie Collins, Caroline Kirsh-Carr, and Sarah Patterson
Go BVS and good luck at States !!
Seaholm Dance Team Informational Meeting – April 7th
Have a student that loves to perform? Join Seaholm Dance Team Varsity Coach Allie and JV Coach Gillian for an informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm. All interested parents and students should fill out the form linked in the attached flyer to receive a link to the Zoom Meeting. Join Allie and Gillian on April 7th to learn more about the Seaholm Dance Team! Click here for flyer: Seaholm Dance Team
Michigan High School Powerlifting Association
Lira Bordoley represented Seaholm and competed in yesterday's Michigan High School Powerlifting Association State Meet at Adrian High School. https://www.mhspla.com/
Lira competed in the 123 pound weight class and is the 2021 STATE CHAMPION!
She set a STATE RECORD IN THE SQUAT at 265lb. In the process, Lira demolished her weight class and won by 60 pounds. It was pretty spectacular to watch. Really a woman among girls who had begun the sport a year ago.
Here commitment and training has really paid off.
Her lifts were as follows;
Squat: 265 pounds = State Record
Bench: 120 pounds
Deadlift: 245 pounds
Total Lift: 630 pounds
Birmingham Unified Varsity Figure Skating (BVS)BVS wins Districts and are heading to the State finals!!!BVS won themselves two spots at the state finals in March. The BVS A team took second place for spins and moves landing them in a tie for second place overall. B team came in first place in Moves and Spins, and second place in Jumps, landing them in first place for the district competition.Both teams are fired up and will be headed to the State Competition at the Dearborn Ice arena on March 28 under the direction of Coach Jennifer Jeffrey.The Unified team consists of skaters from Groves, Seaholm & International Academy. All levels are welcome. The A,B & C teams are divided by level with in the United States Figure Skating Club.Congratulations to Claire Chung, Ava Citko, Katie Collins, Caroline Kirsh-Carr, Addison Lee, Alexandra Mecurio, Caroline Michalak, Shriya Nama, Sarah Patterson, Dorothy Peterson, Claire Phillips and Chloe Sarkasian-Sirlin.It has been a tough year with closure of skating rinks at the start of the season but these girls never gave up. #WEGETUP – US Figure Skating!Good Luck at States!!!!
Birmingham United Boys Lacrosse
Birmingham United Boys Lacrosse is holding its annual mulch sale again! Buying mulch for the team is a great way to support the boys as they return to the field after their lost season last year!
Buying your mulch from the team is easy to do. Simply jump on to our website and order the mulch type and quantity that you would like to purchase. https://link.edgepilot.com/s/29ac024e/k-d9he-39EWVdMWxGd-AOA?u=https://www.birminghamunitedlax.org/store.
All orders must be in by Friday April 16th and we will deliver the mulch to your home, how and where you would like it stacked, on the weekend of May 1st. We have kept our delivered price per bag the same now for the past 3 years, at $5.55/ per bag (2 cubic feet). In addition, we are offering bulk mulch sales as well, to be delivered on a scheduled date and time that works for you.
Thanks again for supporting the team!
Birmingham United Boys Lacrosse Boosters
Seaholm Boys Swim and Dive
Diving Towards Excellence
Seaholm High School Diver, Kam Liberman has been making waves in the pool. His hard work in practices paid off on February 18, 2021 when he broke a 40-year-old Seaholm school diving record set in 1981 by Jay Waterbury! Kam scored a 322.25 for the 6-dive event at Seaholm’s Swim and Dive meet against Bloomfield Hills High School. Kam is now setting his sights on League Meet where he could potentially snatch another pool record and States where he is currently seated first. Congratulations on your accomplishments Kam!
Swimming to Victory in Oakland County
Seaholm Boy’s Swim and Dive team achieved a close victory at the Oakland County Championship on February 27, 2021 by scoring 323 over Detroit Catholic Central’s second place 280. Seaholm brought an amazing presence with 24 swimmers making time cuts to attend the meet. Seaholm started off strong with a first place in the 200 Medley Relay, team made up of Cami Wilson, Tate Chutkow, Bryce Liddell, and Patrick Branch and a time of 1:36.13. The 200 Free Relay also took first with a time of 1:26.44 and team of Tom Girdler, Patrick Branch, Owen O’Neill, and Cami Wilson. Diving was a key event in Seaholm’s win with three divers scoring in the top 8. Diver, Kam Liberman took first place with an 11-dive score of 467.30. Seaholm also picked up 8 new state cuts and grew the state team to 14 swimmers. The team is looking forward to league meet and states in the coming weeks as they defend their undefeated season.
Birmingham Ski Team
2-17-21 Ski Team Updates
Birmingham Girls and Boys Ski Team is going to States! The Varsity team competed at the Division 1, Region 3 Regional Ski Race at Alpine Valley on February 11th where the Girls team took 2nd place and the Boys team took 3rd place qualifying both for the Division 1 MHSAA State Finals at Nubs Nob on February 22nd. It was a great day! The team also qualified from Divisional results to race SEMSL Championship race at Alpine Valley scheduled for February 25th. We are looking forward to States, and best of luck to our racers! You can catch the live results on https://livetiming.usskiandsnowboard.org/.
Racing for girls were Marie Morris, Michaela Cooney, Grace Latek , Mia Lewis, Ella Carroll and Allegra Snedeker.
Racing for boys were Brady Wright, Oliver Srock, Charly Ying, Lucas Kenard, Sam Ying and Mark Morris.
Forthcoming races are Division 1 MHSAA State Finals at Nubs Nob February 22nd, and SEMSL Championships at Alpine Valley on February 25th. Good luck to all our Birmingham racers! You can catch these exciting races on live timing https://livetiming.usskiandsnowboard.org/
Seaholm Girls Swim Team
The Seaholm girls swim and dive team defended their State Championship this past weekend. The back-to-back champs persevered through a difficult season.
For the 2020 Seaholm Swimmin’ Women it turns out the third time was the charm. The goal was to defend last year’s State Championship. When the season began August 10th, the date of November 21st was circled on the calendar. After an incredibly successful season and league meet, hopes for a state title defense were high when instead the season was halted three days before the state competition. Shortly thereafter it was rescheduled to December 23rd, then postponed again and rescheduled for this past Saturday, January 16th. The third time was the charm.
Coaches Karl Hodgson, Dan Yuhn and Chalmers McGillivray steered the ship through some very choppy waters but led the team to a second straight state championship; their third title in the past 5 years. A rigorous COVID pilot test protocol was initiated as a precondition for the season restart and the coaches, the girls and the whole swimming community helped the girls reach the finish line.
All 19 state qualifiers went through the pilot program and competed this past weekend: Seniors Chloe Blake, Megan Clifford, Katie Gillette, Kylie Klotz, Shannon MacKillop, Ashley Schehr and Mallory Windsor; Juniors Abby Blakely, Carly Burry, Eliza Dixon, Lauren Louwers, Kate Stanley, Lauren Terlep and Bella Vaughan; Sophomores Kate Ballard (diving), Samantha Clifford, Chloe Gifford and Freshmen Kelly Hassett and Lindsay Louwers.
Congratulations to all of these state qualifiers who persevered to the end. Those efforts were rewarded when the meet ended in a Seaholm victory of 309 points—46 points ahead of second place Rochester Adams.
The Seaholm girls prevailed based on their overwhelming depth. In diving, sophomore Kate Ballard made it through every cut until the end, placing 15th and scoring points for the team. In the swimming heats, Seaholm scored in every single event, a very unusual achievement and a great testament to the variety of their talents.
Highlights included winning both the 200 free relay (Eliza Dixon, Samantha Clifford, Carly Burry and Megan Clifford) and 400 free relay (Samantha Clifford, Kate Stanley, Lauren Louwers and Megan Clifford) and taking 2nd place in the 200 medley relay (Bella Vaughan, Lauren Louwers, Kate Stanley and Eliza Dixon). There were many noteworthy swims including these “Top 8 Podium” awards for individual events:
- 200 Freestyle Samantha Clifford (3rd)
- 200 Individual Medley Kate Stanley (3rd), Megan Clifford (6th) and Kelly Hassett (8th)
- 50 Freestyle Eliza Dixon (3rd) and Carly Burry (5th)
- 100 Butterfly Megan Clifford (3rd)
- 100 Freestyle Samantha Clifford (2nd) and Lauren Louwers (7th)
- 500 Freestyle Kelly Hassett (7th)
- 100 Breaststroke Kate Stanley (3rd) and Lauren Louwers (4th)
The entire team that started this unchartered season back in early August deserves a hearty congratulations. Those that weathered the uncertainty of postponements and rescheduling deserve special recognition for their flexibility, mental toughness and perseverance. It is satisfying to see this level of grit rewarded with a back to back state championship. Go Maples!
Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Athletic News - a State Champion, Swim Records Set, Winter Sports and Scholar-Athletes
Winter sports are beginning. Registration is open at https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/9893
Seniors who have earned a varsity letter and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above are encouraged to apply for the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award. Details are at https://mhsaa.smapply.io/prog/2020-21_mhsaa-farm_bureau_insurance_scholar-athlete_award/. The code required for the application is 2021scholar.
State Champion Audrey Dadamio
Congratulations to Audrey Dadamio. She finished her high school cross country career by winning the MHSAA Division 1 individual State Championship! Audrey’s record this year was unblemished in that she won every dual meet and invitational race that she entered with one exception.
The exception was the BlueJay Invitational where Audrey finished second to Julia Flynn— an elite runner from Traverse City.
Audrey got a second chance to compete with a similarly talented Julia Flynn in a state meet, and this time, Audrey emerged as the winner. Competing at MIS in Jackson, Michigan, Audrey completed the 5K championship race in 17:46. Additional details are at https://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/cross-country-finals-recap-seaholms-audrey-dadamio-wins-d1-championship/article_8b8e7c22-2210-11eb-a381-eb15404f0beb.html
Audrey has been a multi-year captain of her team, and has mentored, lead, and inspired her teammates. Congratulations Audrey Dadamio.
League Champion Swim and Dive Team – 1997 Record Falls
The 2020 Seaholm “Swimmin Women” swim and dive season has been a unique challenge, defending the state championship while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Each milestone, ritual and tradition approached with some doubt, not knowing for sure whether events would be held or whether the virus would rise up and force the cancellation of events – or even the whole season.
But through the collective will of the outstanding coaches, the parents and most importantly the girl swimmers and divers themselves a very successful – almost historic - league meet was held at Seaholm this past Wednesday November 4th through Friday night, November 6th.
Wednesday night were preliminaries where many of our girls performed extremely well and culminated their seasons with life time best swims.
Thursday night was the Diving championship where our very own Kate Ballard dove her life-time best and won the League Championship with a final score of 305. She and Anika Puttaiah both qualified for Regionals.
Friday night was a Tour de Force with the Maples not just winning the meet, but swamping last year’s champion Rochester Adams by over 100 points. The record board was not safe as many pool, league and school records fell.
The meet kicked off with the 200 medley relay of Bella Vaughn, Lauren Louwers, Kate Stanley and Eliza Dixon breaking a pool record with a winning time of 1:45.71. In the very next event, Samantha Clifford also broke a pool record in the 200 free with a winning time of 1:52.22. Other Maples winning league titles included Samantha Clifford in the 100 free (52.07), Lauren Louwers in the 100 Breastroke (1:05.52) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Eliza Dixon, Samantha Clifford, Carly Bury and Megan Clifford (1:36.43). Also worth noting is how close Lauren Terlep got to winning the 100 backstroke finishing second in the event by just 1/100th of a second from the top spot.
The grand finale of the meet saw possibly the best swims of all. The 400 free relay of Samantha Clifford, Kate Stanley, Lauren Louwers and Megan Clifford broke the pool, AND Seaholm school record (from 1997) with a winning time of 3:31.61.
Now it's on to defend the State Championship with a team of the following qualifiers: Megan & Samantha Clifford, Chloe Blake, Katie Gillette, Shannon MacKillop, Kylie Klotz, Ashley Schehr, Mallory Windsor, Lauren & Lindsay Louwers, Kate Stanley, Chloe Gifford, Bella Vaughn, Carly Burry, Eliza Dixon, Lauren Terlep, Abby Blakely, and Kelly Hassett.
The State Championship will be held at Northview High School in Grand Rapids November 21.
The MHSAA football playoffs continue tomorrow (11/6). Seaholm hosts Groves at 7 PM tonight in this second-round matchup. Due to COVID restrictions, the majority of available tickets have been allocated to family and guests of the student participants (football players, dancers, cheerleaders and members of the band).
However, there are approximately 150 tickets remaining which are being made available to our broader community. All ticket sales are handled by the MHSAA through GoFan. This is an electronic ticketing program. Tickets are available for sale at the link below (until sold-out). The game will also be streamed live on the NFHS Network.
Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/136695
- The cost per ticket is $7.30.
- There is a 4 ticket limit per family.
- These are electronic tickets that require a cell phone for mobile entry.
- Here is a link to additional information from GoFan. https://www.huddletickets.com/fansupport
General Information and Protocols
- Attendees must be screened prior to entry.
- All spectators, staff and participants are required to wear facial coverings at all times.
- Social distancing must be practiced.
- Concession stands are not open at this time.
- The parking lots are open for participants, ticketed spectators and event staff only.
- Please do not come to campus to watch the game from a parking lot or adjacent field.
- All attendees are asked to leave the venue at the conclusion of the event.
Girl's Golf Team
The Girls are off to East Lansing Friday, Oct 16th for State Finals! Enjoy these pictures from the Girls Gof Tailgate Banquet!
2020 Summer Athletic Message
Dear Seaholm Families:
As summer is upon us and the State moves into Phase 4 of the reopening process, we want to welcome our students back to our Seaholm campus as they begin participating in athletic conditioning and training. We also want to ensure the safety of our student athletes and our coaching staff and abide by all protocols surrounding our reopening. Cooperation on the part of all student athletes and coaches to these protocols is an expectation that will be strictly enforced. Understanding that each family may have unique medical needs, we encourage you to discuss your son/daughter’s participation with your physician to determine if this is the right time to begin active conditioning with other student athletes. These summer athletic activities are 100% optional for our students, and they will not be used to determine team membership when the season begins in August. Coaches and sponsors will provide details regarding their specific activities. A list of coaches is provided below just in case it is needed. As always safety is our first priority.
Please follow this link to find the 2020 BPS Athletic Re-entry Plan from the District:
Seaholm Coaches and Contact Information:
Fall Boys Sport
Cross Country, Boys
Water Polo, Boys
Fall Girls Sport
Cross Country, Girls
Dr. Craig McCardell
Winter Boys Sport
Winter Girls Sport
Hockey, Girls (BHHS)
Spring Boys Sport
Track & Field, Boys
Spring Girls Sport
Track & Field, Girls
Water Polo, Girls