Athletics

Bryn Mawr freshman cross country runner matures quickly
Bryn Mawr's Sophie Gitlin seemed only mildly surprised... more...

Passing It On
After 29 as head coach of the varsity field hockey team, Jeanette Budzik passes the mantle to Nina Emala '06. more...

Cameron Corse '17 named IAAM Athlete of the Week more...

BMS Takes 2nd in the A Conference for XC, Sophie Gitlin the number 1 racer overall! more... 

Lessons in Leadership
The Captains Leadership Seminar helps prepare Upper School sports captains to be leaders both on and off the field. more...

BMS is very proud of our U.S. Lacrosse All-American Maggie Kane and our Academic All-Americans Alex Argo, Julie Blaze, Hadley Brown, Georgia Carroll and Katie Groenke more...

Brown's five goals lead Bryn Mawr girls lacrosse past Maryvale Read more...

Bryn Mawr Lacrosse Co-Head Coach Named Head Coach of U.S. Women's U-19 Team
Kim Simons Tortolani, co-head coach of Bryn Mawr's varsity lacrosse team, has been named the head coach of the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Under-19 Team. Read more...

Bryn Mawr rallies past Mercy with fourth quarter surge
The varsity basketball team posts a strong comeback to win their first game. Read more...

Cameron Corse '17 named IAAM Athlete of the Week
For an outstanding freshman season, and helping Bryn Mawr collect its sixth A Conference title, Cameron Corse is this week's IAAM Athlete of the Week! Read more...

Bryn Mawr field hockey working on a strong finish
The Mawrtians have a chance to enter the playoffs — which start on Oct 25 — on a four-game winning streak and strengthen their hold on fourth playoff seed in the nine-team A Conference. Read more...

Bryn Mawr blanks Roland Park in field hockey
Bryn Mawr controlled the ball for much of the game and posted a 3-0 victory over the Reds.  Read more...

Students Recognized by U.S. Squash
Congratulations to Carly Rizzuto '15 and Maddie Saiontz '16 who have been named Scholar Athletes by U.S. Squash in recognition of their exemplary academic and athletic achievements. Read more...

Athletic Office

Wendy S. Kridel, Director of Athletics

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In 2014, Wendy begins her 10th year as the Director of Athletics and her eighteenth year as a full-time member of the Bryn Mawr faculty. During her time at Bryn Mawr, Wendy has committed herself to the growth and development of young women, serving as the Physical Education Department chair, a chief advisor, and the coach of various teams. Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr, Wendy taught and coached at Roland Park Country School and Towson High School, compiling five A.I.S. Titles and one State Championship in Lacrosse.

In addition to her work at Bryn Mawr, Wendy is very involved with the sport of women's lacrosse at the national and international levels. Wendy was the head coach of the 1999, 2003, and 2007 US U-19 Lacrosse World Championship teams and was currently named as an assistant coach for the 2015 U-19 team headed to Edinburgh Scotland in 2015.

Wendy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in physical and health education. While completing her undergraduate work she also lettered in lacrosse. Additionally, she holds a Master's degree from Towson University in community health education.

Tina Steck, Assistant Athletic Director

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Tina joined the Bryn Mawr faculty in 2007 after spending 6 years as an assistant soccer coach at several Division I schools, including Towson University, the University of Delaware, and Fairfield University.  Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of Athletics at Bryn Mawr, she was a physical education teacher in the Middle and Upper Schools, and also coached various sports.   

At Bryn Mawr, Tina works with athletes, coaches, and teams in leadership development and team building. She also advises and counsels student-athletes and their parents in the college recruitment process, and assists the athletic director in special projects and department planning.  Additionally, she serves as the Physical Education Department Chair, a Middle School advisor, and is the head coach for the Varsity Soccer program.  The soccer team has enjoyed much success under her tutelage, earning three consecutive conference championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  

Tina graduated from Towson University in 2001 with a B.S. in Physical Education, and earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware in 2005.  As a two-year captain and four-year starter for the women’s soccer team at TU, Tina collected various accolades throughout her playing career, and in 2012 became a member of the Towson University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Stacy Watson, Athletic Admin. Assist.

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Stacy became part of the Bryn Mawr staff in January 2011. Before coming to Bryn Mawr, she served as President of Select Office Solutions in Towson, which provides staffing services for companies in the Baltimore area. Prior to Select Office Solutions, Stacy was the office manager for Crane America and supported sales, accounting and payroll. At Bryn Mawr, Stacy handles daily office procedures in our Athletic Department and the scheduling of games for the school year.

Maggi Souris, MS, ATC

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Maggi has been working at Bryn Mawr since 1996, and has acted as a full-time certified athletic trainer since 2003. Before joining the Bryn Mawr staff, Maggi worked at The Bennett Institute for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Maggi received her bachelor's degree from Salisbury University and her Master’s of Science in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to working at Bryn Mawr, Maggi works with numerous camps, clinics, and leagues in the Baltimore/Metro Area, as well as being a certified strength and conditioning trainer.

Dr. Sam Matz, Team Physician

Dr. Sam Matz became a member of our Athletic Department as the school’s team doctor in 2009.  His expertise is in the field of arthroscopic surgery and surgery to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Matz currently serves as the Sports Medicine Director of the Women's Center at Carroll Hospital Center, and is the chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and the former Chief of the Medical Staff at Carroll Hospital Center.  In addition, Dr. Matz is an instructor of orthopaedic surgery at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and the medical director of LifeBridge Sports Medicine at Northwest Hospital Center. Dr. Matz has served as the head team physician at McDaniel College and Mount St. Mary's College since 1987.

Dr. Matz lives in Reisterstown, with his wife, Patty. All three of the Matz daughters are Bryn Mawr alumnae: Sarah ’09, Amanda ’11 and Erica ’12.

Dr. Jess Wertz, Team Physician

Dr. Wertz earned her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete a Family Medicine Residency as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University. She was a Team Physician for the Ohio State athletes prior to moving to Baltimore. There she helped manage the care for the gymnastics, volleyball, wrestling, fencing, swimming/diving, crew, and track/field teams.

Prior to her medical career, Dr. Wertz was a Division 1 collegiate gymnast at The University of Nebraska where she achieved First Team All-American status in 2002. She tied the school record with two perfect 10.0s and a Big XII Vault Championship in back-to-back seasons. She maintains a passion in caring for all types of athletes with a particular focus on gymnasts/dancers.

Dr. Wertz currently assists with medical care for the athletes at McDaniel College and Mount Saint Mary’s University.  Her clinical interests include: sports injuries, concussion, medical issues in the athlete, injury prevention, sports nutrition, sports psychology, osteopathic manipulation (OMT), and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Varsity Coaches

  • Badminton - Terry Detorie
  • Basketball - Mimi Walters
  • Cross-Country - Jim Lancaster
  • Field Hockey - Nina Emala
  • Golf - Jamie Watson
  • Ice Hockey - Derek Welsh
  • Indoor Track - Jim Lancaster
  • Lacrosse - Wendy Kridel/Kim Simons
  • Soccer - Tina Steck
  • Softball - James Brown
  • Squash - Gloria Alkhateeb
  • Swimming - Katie Pumphrey
  • Tennis - Kate Brendler, Matilde Taborda
  • Track - Jim Lancaster
  • Volleyball - Jessica Green, Eric Green

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Training Websites:

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We have a lot of depth this year. Everyone coming off the bench has a lot to offer. We also work very hard, both in practices and in games