semifinalist


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sem·i·fi·nal

 (sĕm′ē-fī′nəl, sĕm′ī-)
n.
1. A match, competition, or examination that precedes the final one.
2. One of the two competitions of the next to the last round in an elimination tournament.

sem′i·fi′nal adj.
sem′i·fi′nal·ist n.

semifinalist

(ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst)
n
(General Sporting Terms) a player or team taking part in a semifinal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semifinalist - one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
Translations

semifinalist

[ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst] nsemifinalista m/f
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To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.
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Junior Meghan Corso, who has a school-record 127 goals this season, is the only remaining starter from last season's semifinalist, but underclassmen such as sophomore Carly Clark, freshman Casey Flacks and sophomore goalkeeper Sara Gralitzer are playing like veterans.
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