2020 CMS Annual Report

14 THANK YOU, FRIENDS OF CMS Being an Athena defined everymoment of my experience at CMC. Getting to play gaveme focus, self-discipline, and a rigorous schedule inwhich time-management became the key. While these lessons andmore helped me succeed on the field, they shapedme into a successful student-athlete and graduatewho left educated in all aspects of life.” - LUISA VALLES ‘20 (LACROSSE) “ Being a part of themen’s tennis teamhas been one of themost rewarding experiences that I could have ever asked for. The team’s unique bond gaveme some of my closest friendships and providedme a great support system. I also had the opportunity to growas a leader and develop skills through tennis that will be able to translate tomy life outside of it, thanks to Coach Settles’ leadership. The best part is, I will always be able to stay closely connected to the CMS family through the Ducey Cup alumni event which Coach Settles organizes each year.” - NIKOLAI PARODI ’20 (TENNIS) “ My experience as a CMS student-athlete has meant more tome than I could have ever imagined enteringmy first year. It has been extremely exciting and rewarding to seemy growth as a student in the classroom, as a player on the court, and as a personwithin and outside of the CMS community. The relationships I have built with peers and teammates, the lessons I have learned through challenge and triumph, and the character I have developed over the past four years will staywithme throughout my lifetime.” - LAUREN LONGO ‘20 (BASKETBALL) “ THE 1946 CHALLENGE 875 DONATIONS (RECORD HIGH) $209,498 RAISED (RECORD HIGH) SAVE THE DATE: FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL 1946 CHALLENGE ON OCT. 14-15 AND SUPPORT CMS ATHLETICS AND YOUR FAVORITE ATHENA OR STAG TEAMWITH A DONATION. The outpouring of support during the second annual Day of Giving greatly impacted CMS and its 21 teams and enhanced program support in team travel, equipment and other key student-athlete services. You helped enhance the OVERALL EXPERIENCE for all 528 Athena and Stag student-athletes in 2019-20 through: • PROGRAM SUPPORT • ENGAGEMENT EVENTS • NETWORKING