Table Tennis

Friday 11 October at MSAC

At MSAC, our Junior and Intermediate teams had very successful days at this year's SCSA Table Tennis competition. Our Junior team won their section, being undefeated all day, and Jade Neary was named MVP in the Final vs Sacred Heart College. MSJ Intermediates finished in second place behind a very strong Marion College team. Many thanks to the MSJ coaches, Mr Tresize, Ms Duong-Thai, Ms Dib and Sue for all their time and support.

Final results

JUNIORS - 1st: Mount St. Joseph Girls' College; 2nd: Sacred Heart College; 3rd: Mercy College. Best Grand Final Player: Jade Neary from Mount St. Joseph Girls' College

INTERMEDIATES - 1st: Marian College; 2nd: Mount St. Joseph Girls' College; 3rd: St Aloysius


Monday 14 October, Geelong Softball Centre

MSJ played some fantastic Softball at this year's SCSA Softball competition at Geelong. The Junior team, coached by Ms Tagell, improved immensely throughout the day and finished second to a very good Our Lady of Sacred Heart team. The Intermediate team were undefeated on the day and won the championship, with Caroline Moustos being named MVP for the whole competition. The Intermediate team were a very strong team and everyone played their role, but we were lucky to have some very accomplished softball players in the team, with State Representative Maddy Thiel, Caroline Moustos, Mickayla Norman all doing well for MSJ. All students represented the school with pride and thanks to Ms Tagell, Gemma Srijan and Sue for coaching the teams.

Final results

JUNIORS - 1st: Our Lady of Sacred Heart; 2nd: Mount St. Joseph Girls' College; 3rd: Killester College; 4th: Sacred Heart College Geelong; 5th: Academy of Mary Immaculate

INTERMEDIATES - 1st: Mount St. Joseph Girls' College; 2nd: Our Lady of Sacred Heart; 3rd: Killester College; 4th: Sacred Heart College Geelong; 5th: Academy of Mary Immaculate


This year's Sports Representative Luncheon was on Friday 18 October, where all students who have represented MSJ at SCSA competition are invited to attend to celebrate the year in SCSA Sport.

2019 has been another fun and busy year in SCSA Sport at MSJ, where we competed in 17 different SCSA sports across the four school terms, and were Champions on SIX OCCASIONS, with many close misses.

Champion Teams were:

Junior Tennis

Intermediate Badminton

Junior Soccer

Senior Lacrosse

Junior Table Tennis

Intermediate Softball

Over 600 student competitors represented MSJ this year in SCSA sports, involving 280 different students.

Students who represented MSJ in four or more sports in 2019 were presented with their sports representative badge also. The winners were as follows:

4 sports:

Alyssa Janke – 12 McCormack

Ava Landells – 8 McCormack

Emily Calleja – 7 Kincumber

Jas Americo – 7 Providence

Jasmyn Brunato – 11 Penola

Jeanelle Uy – 10 Penola

Kathleen Silva – 11 McCormack

Kayla Bianchin – 8 Kincumber

Laura Whitfort – 11 Providence

Lola Coombes – 11 Penola

Molly Febey-Stevenson – 12 Providence

Niya Nettar – 12 McCormack

Riley Speedie – 7 Solomon

Ruby Tennant – 12 Penola

Sonia Cekalovic – 9 Providence

5 sports:

Ana-Laura Prats – 8 Kincumber

Gemma Srijan – 12 Solomon

Kate O’Halloran – 9 McCormack

Madisyn Mendoza – 8 McCormack

Mickayla Norman – 9 Kincumber

Paula Rutaquio – 11 McCormack

Reese Stanley – 11 Kincumber

Ruby Sommerville – 11 Solomon

Shaimaa Hossain – 11 Penola

Zoe Nicolaou – 10 Kincumber

6 sports:

Libby McIntyre – 10 McCormack

Mila Fanjek – 8 Penola

Neve Portelli – 8 McCormack

7 sports:

Annie Veloukas – 11 Providence

Imogen Koropeckyj – 9 McCormack

Kate Lavers – 8 Cameron

8 sports:

Ciara Nolan – 9 McCormack

Lily Girvan – 11 Penola

Maddi Rose – 11 Solomon

Many thanks to all the staff and professional coaches, Merv Splatt (Swimming), Adam De Bono (Volleyball), Fatima Dib (Table Tennis), for coaching the teams throughout the year.

This year, our special guest speaker was Melissa Tapper who is the first Olympian/Paralympian Australian athlete and Commonwealth Game Gold Medallist in 2018 at Table Tennis.

Melissa's story is truly inspiring and the girls enjoyed it immensely, asking many questions and listening attentively, and were able to get photos with her and even wear her Commonwealth Games Gold medal. Melissa also played an exhibition game with past Australian Table Tennis champion and now CEO of the SCSA, Dennis Makling.

Sue Sofarnos - Sports Coordinator

Victorian State Gymnastics Championship

On Saturday 2 November, my team from Lifestyle For Kids Williamstown competed in the Victorian State Championships held at Geelong Arena. All of the girls did an outstanding job completing their routines on the bars, beam, floor and vault. We were lucky enough to place 1st on floor, 2nd on beam and 3rd on bars, and overall coming 3rd in Victoria. Congratulations to everyone that competed, it was a tough competition. Everyone did an amazing job.

By Piper Cheswick, Year 8