Spartan’s Seibold is a National Champion; LA Girls’ Hockey Junior Takes Title As Member of Boston Junior Eagles

Irvine, California — Add Jenna Seibold ’20 to the ever-growing list of successful skaters to wear the red, white, and blue of the Lawrence Academy Spartans.

Seibold, a junior on the LA girls’ ice hockey team, participated in the “Chipotle USA Hockey National Championship” last week in Irvine, California and brought home a title; this time wearing the maroon and gold of the Boston Junior Eagles.

Caught in-between classes here on the elm tree-shaded hillside, Seibold spoke about her team’s accomplishment and her own superlatives away from LA’s Grant rink.

“I am, for sure, still in shock about winning nationals,” said Jenna. “It’s a very big thing that our team’s been working toward since our squad was even put together.”

LA girls’ hockey head coach and athletic director Kevin Potter was one of the first to know about the win, and he immediately passed on his kudos to Seibold and her squad.

LA girls’ hockey v. St. Paul’s. Jon Chase photo

“We are very proud of Jenna and her accomplishments with the Boston Junior Eagles program,” he said. “She is a dedicated player who works hard both on-and-off the ice to be the best student-athlete she can be.”

All of that work paid off for Seibold and her teammates.

“Being a half-season team is tough just because we don’t see each other as much as other teams,” explained Seibold, “but playing in the ISL helped us all stay ready to go over the winter which was big.”

Check out the highlights from the big win for Boston.

LA’s Meier Pitches No-Hitter vs. St. Mark’s in 7-0 ISL Win

Groton, Mass. — Lawrence Academy’s Max Meier ’19 (a Stanford commit from Belmont) pitched a complete game no-hitter in an impressive April 17 outing, which featured 11 K’s and only three walks in a 7-0 win over Independent School League (ISL) rival St. Mark’s School (Southboro).

Max Meier ’19. File photo: Jonathan Gotlib, LA Communications

“I think from the beginning of the game I could tell I was going to be on,” said Meier of the win. “All four of my pitches were working really well, which is always good.

“My plan was to just attack hitters and throw strikes, and let my defense make the plays they needed to.”

Max Meier ’19, Lawrence Academy Baseball

Long-time Lawrence Academy baseball Varsity Head Coach Chris Margraf, agreed, but noted that the “no-no” wasn’t the only sign of significant gains by the Stanford-bound senior.

“Max continues to progress extremely well since our spring trip to Florida,” said Margraf, recently lauded as one of the most influential people in New England Baseball.

Meier with Coach Margraf as he signed with Stanford.

“Most impressive is that Max is a gamer,” said Margraf, whose club raised its record to 3-1. “He loves to compete. He added an RBI single in the first from the three-hole in the order.

“Max had a good command of his fastball early on and became more comfortable with his curve as the game progressed.”

Chris Margraf, LA Baseball head coach

“Overall – a great team win.”

But the early-season win registered hardly a high-five after the game ended, with Meier and LA maintaining their game-faces until after the handshakes concluded.

“I think the team knew of the no hitter once we got into the 6th and 7th innings,” explained Meier. “I didn’t start to think about it until the last few outs.

“Right after we got through the line and shook hands, everyone congratulated me and was excited for me – which was great.”

“Great” is an understated superlative, but Athletic Director Kevin Potter added his own.

“Stanford is certainly getting a good one. We are so proud of Max and his no-hitter today!

“He is an outstanding student-athlete — a leader on and off the field — and we are so proud of his accomplishment.”

Kevin Potter, Lawrence Academy Athletic Director
Re-live Meier’s no-hitter via LSP. Enjoy the call from Sam Feeley.