Congratulations to Makayla Murdock ‘20 and Xavier Hardmon ‘18 on being named the 2018 Softball MVP of the Independent Girls Conference and the 2018 Boys Lacrosse MVP of the Massachusetts Bay Independent League.
In her sophomore season, Makayla served as the starting pitcher for the Chargers and began with a no-hitter in a 14-2 win against Woodward. She ended the season pitching a two-hitter, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run in the Chargers championship game vs. CCA. She went 12-0 when starting, pitching 11 complete games, leading her team to win the IGC title.
Coach Jacquie MacDonald notes that Makayla “took ownership of the mound this season. She grew leaps in her resiliency on the mound this year, learning to dig herself out of tough situations, all while maintaining a 12-1 overall record”. Makayla not only led her team from the mound, but she did from the plate, batting .610 on the season. She led the team in stolen bases and is an overall outstanding fielder. “She is the type of player who if we played her at any position she would have an immediate impact on the outcome of the game.” - Coach MacDonald.
Xavier joined the CH-CH Boys’ Lacrosse team in 2016 and had an immediate impact on the program. He is a three-time captain and was instrumental to the team’s MBIL Co-Championship Title this season. His shot making ability and field vision are unmatched in competition, shown by his third consecutive season with over 80 points (58 goals, 27 assists).
According to Coach Ian MacPhail, “Xavier combined his strength and speed to play both sides of the ball effectively and for 40+ minutes per game. This year he evolved into a leader who could get his teammates to elevate their game to better match his effort. His talent, leadership, and general grit helped lead our season to being the most successful in school history.”
Xavier is an eight-time varsity letter recipient, three-time MBIL Boys’ Lacrosse all-league selection, and the 2016 Co-MVP of the MBIL. Following graduation, Xavier will go on to play Lacrosse at Pace University next year.
Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.