Skip to main content

Osgood Misses Well Played Games

Yesterday's White and Red team matches against St. Bernard's in the North Meadow of New York's famed Central Park were a spectacle to behold.

Both matches were highly competitive, with our boys exhibiting impressive skills.

White's game ended in a 1-1 tie with one of the highlights being the impenetrable back line.  St. Bernard's keep pounding away at the White defense, but it held strong.

For Red, the game ended in a 3-1 score in St. Bernard's favor.  Here, the aggressive front line repeatedly penetrated the St. B's defense throughout the game, pushing right up to the goal on numerous occasions.  The ball just wouldn't go in.  The slope of the field, against us in the second half, also provided St. B's a slight advantage.  Pushing upgrade, especially in the second part of a game is never fun!  The boys fought hard though, never losing hope.  It was impressive soccer.

I was proud of the way Saint David's boys, guided by their expert coaches, handled themselves on the field, always taking to heart our focus on honoring the game and exhibiting good sportsmanship, in addition to displaying impressive skills.

Unfortunately, due to unexplained circumstances, Charles Osgood, long time supporter of Saint David's, never arrived at the North Meadow, although two fifth grade boys swore to me they noticed a distinguished gentleman by the Saint David's goal in the dying minutes of the Red game.  When I looked up, the shadow created by a small hillock interrupting the setting sun to our west, made the figure incredibly difficult to identify.  It could have been anyone.  At the final whistle, a second glance toward the goal resulted in my seeing nothing--no shadowy figure, no distinguished gentleman.  Was it Osgood?  That I cannot say, but your Cup, Mr. Osgood, remains upside down!  Until we try again .... next year!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

An Evening With Lidia Bastianich

On Tuesday evening, Lidia Bastianich, award-winning chef, restaurateur, television host and author, visited Saint David's to speak to the Saint David's Alumni Parent community and current Eighth Grade.



Interviewed by Alumni Parent Dr. Joseph Haddad for our Alumni Parent Council Lecture, Lidia recounted her youth in Istria when the once Italian peninsula shifted to communist reign after World War II, her two years spent as a refugee in Trieste, and her experiences after her family immigrated to America when she was eleven years old.


The boys were fascinated with her discussion about her family's escape from Istria and her life as a refugee and immigrant. She expressed her everlasting gratitude to the people who provided assistance to her family in Trieste and when they first arrived in New York. "I can't talk enough about the goodness of the people who helped us," she said. "I am where I am because of them."

As a highly successful person with…

Navy SEAL Bill Berrien '82 Gives Chapel on Service to Saint David's Boys

Former Navy SEAL and Saint David's Alumnus Bill Berrien '82 fascinated all during his Chapel Talk Tuesday morning to our seventh and eighth graders.

A SEAL for nine years, Bill was a member of two platoons in South America as well as part of a Joint Special Operations unit. He shared his SEAL Trident with the boys, talked about the intensity of training, and noted he remains close to many with whom he served.


Connecting his service to the values that Saint David's espouses, he encouraged the boys to always be students--curious throughout their lives, to find the best in everyone, appreciate setbacks, and to learn from failures. In the video above, he addresses the first.

He closed by planting these "seeds" for our boys to consider: that life is a journey to be embraced broadly with openness to a variety of opportunities; being a service leader is of utmost importance; the unknown should be embraced; and, finally, that the boys be their own best friend, compassi…

Saint David's Father and Son Dinner Featuring Mark Whitaker

Our annual Seventh Grade father and son dinner provides the opportunity for seventh graders and their fathers to share an evening exploring what it means to be a good man, the relationship between parent and son, and other mission-related themes.

The speaker at this year's event was author, journalist and media executive Mark Whitaker, who spoke about his memoir My Long Trip Home, in which he delves into the story of his family, in particular, his father. The son of a bi-racial couple who wed in 1956 (a time when interracial marriages were still illegal in some states), Mark spent many years estranged from his father, a brilliant African Studies scholar who struggled throughout his life with alcoholism.


Later, they would reconcile, but it was only after his father had passed away that Mark realized he wanted to write a book about this man who had had a groundbreaking career despite all his problems, and try to understand him better. Ultimately, the process deepened Mark'…