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Celebrating a Successful Year of Athletic Achievements

TASIS Dorado's 2021-2022 Athletic Season had one thing in common for all of our student-athletes: it's time to shake off the dust and get back to the court, fairway, field, pool, and track!

331 students, 60% of our student body, from grades 4 to 12, participated in a team sport this year. Of these student-athletes, 132 played more than one sport. TASIS Dorado student-athletes were also lucky to have the opportunity to compete in various tournaments and carnivals outside of the regular season, including three mini volleyball carnivals, one mini soccer carnival, one volleyball invitational tournament, one soccer invitational tournament, and two basketball invitational tournaments. In total, student-athletes participated in more than 220 athletic events during the 2021-2022 season!

A Banner Year for TASIS Dorado's Student-Athletes

After a year and a half hiatus, TASIS Dorado Bears returned with a fighting spirit. Both the Varsity Girls Soccer and Varsity Boys Basketball teams not only went undefeated all season but proudly showed their #TDBearPride with back-to-back PRHSAA Championships for the 2020 and 2022 athletic seasons. The Varsity Girls Basketball team also had an undefeated season and, for the first time in TASIS Dorado history, won the PRHSAA Championship. The Varsity Girls Volleyball team did our school proud with a first-time visit to the PRHSAA Finals and brought home the Runner-up title. Rounding out an awe-inspiring top-level display of sportsmanship, the Varsity Boys Soccer team brought home their own PRHSAA Championship.

4 volleyball, 5 soccer, and 7 basketball varsity student-athletes made the All-Alliance Team in their respective sports.

Our Junior Varsity Boys Soccer team won the PRHSAA Division Champion title, while the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball team also proved their #TDBearPride with the PRHSAA Division Championship and, for the first time, moved onto the postseason finals taking home the Runner-up title. The Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball team were also first-timers at their postseason PRHSAA finals and took home the Runner-up title.

Making their presence known early in their TASIS Dorado athletic careers, the Mini Girls and Mini Boys Tennis teams went undefeated for the season, plus our Mini Girls Tennis team won the LAMEPI Championship. Way to represent!

TASIS Dorado was also graced with PRHSAA's Cross Country top runners, Diego Méndez '24 (JV) and Lucas Méndez '26 (Youth) and Swimming Championship MVPs, Caleb Romero '26 and Naomi Romero '27, as well as LAMEPI's top golfer, Elizabeth Chiou '28.

Honoring Student-Athletes from the Class of 2022

During last week's Class of 2022 graduation, all graduating student-athletes were recognized as part of the emotional ceremony. Dean of Students and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Mr. Garrison Knapp invited each student-athlete to stand as a team for a round of applause and celebration of their many accomplishments.

Additionally, Estefanía Montañez Batlle '22 and Todd Montañez Batlle '22 were presented with the TASIS Dorado Athletic Award, which is bestowed upon one female and one male athlete who has exemplified sportsmanship, leadership, and participation in numerous TASIS Dorado athletic teams during their four years of high school.

Below outlines the full list of TD's many successes during the 2021-2022 season. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who have shown the positive impact that sports can play on character development, teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. Go BEARS!

2021-2022 Athletic Season

VOLLEYBALL

Varsity Girls

  • PRHSAA Finals Runner-Up

All Alliance Team:

  • Zita Cortés '23

Varsity Boys

All Alliance Team:

  • Todd Montañez '22
  • Sam Osguthorpe '23
  • José Puig '23

Junior Varsity Girls

  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner Up

Junior Varsity Boys

  • PRHSAA Finals Runner-Up
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

Youth Girls

  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

Youth Boys

  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

CROSS COUNTRY

PRHSAA Cross Country Top Runners

  • Diego Méndez '24
  • Lucas Méndez '26

LAMEPI Cross Country Championship Race

  • 1st Place Ellie Lange '29
  • 4th Place Sophia Bailey '29
  • 8th Place Elena Gaines '30
  • 8th Diego Armando Semprit '20

GOLF

Varsity

  • 3rd Place Regular Season

LAMEPI Top Golfer

  • Elizabeth Chiou '28

SOCCER

Varsity Girls

  • PRHSAA Division Champions (Undefeated)
  • PRHSAA Postseason Champions
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Champions

All Alliance Team:

  • Nancy Colón '23
  • Valeria Luzio '24
  • Mia Narducci '22

Varsity Boys

  • PRHSAA Postseason Champions
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

All Alliance Team:

  • Andrés Inclán '22
  • Miguel Miranda '22

Junior Varsity Boys

  • PRHSAA Division Champions
  • PRHSAA Semifinalist
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

Mini Girls

  • LAMEPI Semifinalist

SWIMMING

Varsity Girls

  • 3rd Place Free Relay

Junior Varsity Girls

  • 2nd Place Championship
  • 1st Place Free Relay

Junior Varsity Boys

  • 2nd Place Regular Season
  • 2nd Place Championship
  • 1st Place Free Relay

Individual Awards

  • Naomi Romero '27
    • Championship MVP
    • 1st Place 200 Free and 50 Free
  • Caleb Romero '26
    • Championship MVP
    • 1st Place 200 Free and 50 Free
  • Liliana Dávila '22
    • 2nd Place 50 Back
  • Gustavo Rivera '23
    • 2nd Place 50 Breast
  • David Sambolín '25
    • 3rd Place 50 Fly

Mini Girls

  • Regular Season Runner-up
  • Championship Runner-up
  • 3rd Place IM Relay: Elena Gaines '30, Vienna Jacobs '28, Zoe Macniak '29, Miah Rodríguez '28

Mini Boys

  • 3rd Place Regular Season
  • Championship Sub-Champions
  • 1st Place IM Relay: Daniel Osguthorpe '28, Ricardo Puig '29, Shai Walters '29, Leo Witting '29

Individual Awards

  • Daniel Osguthorpe '28
    • 1st Place 100 IM
  • Zoe Macniak '29
    • 1st 25 Breast
    • 2nd Place 50 Free
  • Miah Rodríguez '28
    • 3rd Place 25 Free
  • Shai Walters '29
    • 3rd Place 50 Free
  • Leo Witting '29
    • 3rd Place 25 Breast
  • Elena Gaines '30
    • 3rd Place 100 IM

TENNIS

Varsity Girls

  • PRHSAA Semifinalist

Varsity Boys

  • PRHSAA Semifinalist

Mini Girls

  • LAMEPI 1st Place Regular Season (Undefeated)
  • LAMEPI Champions

Mini Boys

  • LAMEPI 1st Place Regular Season (Undefeated)
  • LAMEPI Finals Runner-up

BASKETBALL

Varsity Girls

  • PRHSAA Division Champions (Undefeated)
  • PRHSAA Postseason Champions
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-up
  • Maria Reina and Covenant Invitational Tournament Champions

All Alliance Team:

  • Estefanía Montañez '22
  • Mia Narducci '22
  • Valeria Rodríguez '22

Varsity Boys

  • PRHSAA Division Champions (Undefeated)
  • PRHSAA Postseason Champions
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Champions

All Alliance Team:

  • Ramón Burgos '22
  • Nicolás Casanova '24
  • Todd Montañez '22
  • Nicholas Narducci '25

Junior Varsity Girls

  • PRHSAA Division Champions
  • PRHSAA Finals Runner-up
  • Maria Reina Invitational Tournament Champions
  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

Junior Varsity Boys

  • TASIS Dorado Invitational Tournament Runner-Up

TRACK AND FIELD

Junior Varsity Boys

  • 2nd Place Regular Season and Championship Meet

Mini

  • Diego Armando Semprit '29
    • 1st Place 1,000 Meters
  • Ellie Lange '29
    • 2nd Place 600 Meters and 1,000 Meters
  • Axel Torres '29
    • 3rd Place Turbo Jav

Individual Awards

  • Diego Méndez '24
    • 1st place 1500 Meters
    • 1st Place 800 Meters
    • 5th place 400 Meters
    • 3rd Place Long Jump
    • 4th Place High Jump
  • Lucas Méndez '26
    • 1st Place 1500 Meters
    • 1st Place 800 Meters
  • Pablo Miranda '25, Jayden Maillian Palmer '25, Sebastian Aquino '25, James Jacobs '25
    • 1st place 4 x 100 Meters Relay
  • Gilberto Ramírez '26, Lucas Méndez '26, Sebastián Aquino '25, and Pablo Miranda '25
    • 1st Place 4 x 400 Meters Relay
  • Gabriela Bailey '26
    • 2nd Place Shoot Put
  • Peyton Brooks '25
    • 2nd Place 100 Meters with Hurdles
  • Sebastián Aquino '25
    • 3rd Place Long Jump
  • Jayden Maillian Palmer '25
    • 4th Place 100 Meters
    • 5th Place 400 Meters
  • Tomás Navedo '23
    • 4th Place 400 Meters
  • Gilberto Ramírez '26
    • 4th Place 400 meters



TASIS Dorado Senior Liliana Dávila Named U.S. Presidential Scholar


U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The TASIS School in Dorado is very proud to announce that Liliana Dávila Perea, Class of 2022, has been selected as one of the two recipients of the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars for Puerto Rico.

"Our 2022 Presidential Scholars represent the best of America, and remind us that when empowered by education, there are no limits to what our young people can achieve," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "Today, I join President Biden to celebrate a class of scholars whose pursuit of knowledge, generosity of spirit, and exceptional talents bring our nation tremendous pride. Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation's history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country. Thanks to them, I know America's future is bright."

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

This summer, the Presidential Scholars Class of 2022 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement with an online recognition program.

As directed by Presidential Executive Order, the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,900 of the nation's top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

Liliana acknowledged Rachel Glenn, TD high school Biology, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science teacher, who has been with TASIS Dorado for 8 years, as her most influential teacher. At the virtual ceremony, Ms. Glenn will receive a Distinguished Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.

Next fall, Liliana will pursue her undergraduate studies in Communications at The University of Pennsylvania. This honor is the latest of a series of prestigious accomplishments including National Student Council Distinguished Leader, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Hispanic Scholar, and founder of non-profit Cookies4Change to benefit Hogar Ruth, a women and children's shelter, and the community of Los Naranjos. Liliana joins previous Presidential Scholars, Cecilia Joy '11 and Cristina Trápaga '18, as the third Scholar in TASIS Dorado's brief 20-year history.

Congratulations, Liliana, on this wonderful recognition of your accomplishments and to the TASIS Dorado community of educators on their commitment and dedication to fulfilling our mission to challenge and nurture our students to pursue academic and personal excellence, so that they become engaged global citizens and innovative, selfless leaders.

A complete list of 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars is available at

Read El Nuevo Día newspaper announcement: https://www.elnuevodia.com/.../dos-estudiantes-de-puerto.../
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