Cavaliers at the Next Level


Country Day Athletes at the Next Level

Our student athletes take their talents to colleges, universities, and professional leagues when they leave Country Day. Please check back on this section as we profile the many athletes playing at the next level.


Claire Pinson ’15
Swimming — Harvard

Claire recently graduated from Country Day and has started her collegiate career at Harvard. 

Harvard Athlete Profile

The Octagon Freshman Focus – Claire Pinson (published January 29, 2016)


Morgan Bennett-Smith ‘13
Soccer — Occidental

Morgan plays soccer at Occidental College where he was named first-team all-conference and all-academic his sophomore and junior seasons. He leads the team in goals over the last three years. 

Morgan is on the Dean’s List, majoring in biology. He is a Richter Fellow, and this summer will work with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Sensory Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab in the Virgin Islands.



Richard Walter ‘11
Rowing — UC Berkeley

In 2015, Richard graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was recruited to be a member of one of the nation’s top-three collegiate rowing programs.

He is a also a member of the Men’s Under 23 U.S. National Team as he works toward being a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team next summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 


Alyxandra Vernon ‘10 Swimming — Vanderbilt

Alyxandra Vernon graduated in 2014 from Vanderbilt University with degrees in English and Psychology. As a swimmer at Vanderbilt, Alyx held the second fastest team time in the 200 fly and 200 IM her junior year. She was on the SEC academic honor roll junior and senior year.