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The Greenfield Hebrew Academy has been fielding great teams for the Metropolitan Atlanta Athletics Conference this year, and their efforts paid off; the GHA Wolves brought home some very impressive trophies recently.
The boys’ soccer team, coached by GHA alumnus Gavi Abraham, brought home a first place trophy in the Division 2 championships.
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“We’re really proud of our soccer players, who had only two losses this season – and both were against Division 1 teams,” said Penny Eisenstein, GHA’s Head of Health and P.E. and Athletic Director. “Not only did we have a terrific team, but our support was incredible.”
Eisenstein went on to praise Abraham and others.
“Gavi was a wonderful coach, demanding and knowledgeable,” she said. “Our team parent, Rhena Spector, made sure that we never had to worry about anything. And our parents helped the team to shine by getting our players to either practices or games four days a week.”
The volleyball teams, meanwhile, had another record-setting year.
The A team, coached by Eisenstein – she’s also an alumnus – was undefeated until their very last game. They lost by only two points and took second place in the Division 2 championship (11-1).
The B team, also coached by Eisenstein, went undefeated (10-0) and took first place in the Division 2 championship.
“Since 2001,” Eisenstein said, “our volleyball team has won 246 games, with only 45 losses.”
GHA’s A team has had only two losses in three years, and both volleyball teams also enjoyed excellent support from team parents: Sheryl Jones for the A team and Judy Stolovitz for the B team.
“What’s most important is that our students grew as individuals as well as a team,” says Eisenstein. “Their work ethic, sportsmanship, teamwork, and skills grew tremendously over the course of the season.”
Editor’s note: Devorah Chasen, Liana Slomka and other GHA students contributed to this report.