Spring Sports Preview

March is us, which means it’s time for seasonal allergies! Which also means Spring Sports! It’s a new season for our spring athletes, with many looking to capitalize on excellent seasons and others looking for promising years. Let’s preview the Spring season:

Baseball – They had a great regular season, finishing 17-4 overall and 6-0 in conference play. They earned the #2 seed in their region, winning against Paint Branch and Wheaton before falling to Sherwood in the regional final. Six seniors departed including Tanner Sanderoff, who committed to play D1 baseball at Hofstra. The Bengals will look to have continued success this season led by seniors Jack Doyle and Tyler Kroop.

Softball – Softball had three wins on the year over Northwood, Spring Brook, and Watkins Mill. Only four seniors depart which will give the returning seniors and juniors an opportunity to lead this team to a promising season. 

Boys Lacrosse – The Bengals posted a 13-3 record and went undefeated in conference play during the regular season. Their efforts earned them the number one seed in their region. They defeated Blair in an OT thriller in the regional semifinals before falling to Sherwood. All-County members Sammy Beck and Will Henley graduated along with four other seniors, but Max Konzmann (first-team All-County) returns along with eight other rising seniors. They have been to three straight regional finals so they will be looking to get over that hump this upcoming season. 

Girls Lacrosse – The girls lacrosse team also had a winning season at 10-4 (6-0 conference). They defeated Paint Branch in the region quarterfinals before falling in the semis to Blair. Eight seniors departed including All-Division players Camille Curtis, Jean Fantcho, and Aom Staples. But returning junior Jules Lara and senior Maddy Dinh will look to lead this team to new heights this season after a promising season last year. 

Boys Tennis – Tennis went 5-6 last season and went 4-2 against conference opponents. Seniors Drake Broer and Colin Kapfer made the boys doubles region finals while rising seniors Bryce Thompson and Mariam Shaikh made the mixed doubles region final. 

Girls Tennis – Freshman Sammy Tacchetti had an outstanding rookie season, reaching all the way to the region finals and winning, thus making her the region champion in singles tennis. On top of that, she won Freshman of the Year at the Blake Athletics Awards for her efforts in tennis and field hockey (All-Division). Overall, the team went 7-4 with a 3-1 conference record.  

Boys Volleyball – They finished the regular season at .500 with a 4-1 conference record. They entered the playoffs but unfortunately it was short-lived as they fell to Walter Johnson. They lose All-Country seniors Will Missig and Easton Zimmerman, so they will look to others to lead the team. 

Coed Volleyball – Coed had a 4-8 season (2-3 conference). 14 out of the 21 players from last year are gone so the team will look for leaders to emerge who can turn the fortunes around for this season. 

Track & Field – The girls had a fantastic season with multiple people winning individual events. At the Region Championship meet, Mame Diop, Emilie Creighton, Brooke Cochran, Sierra Swangin, and Gabby Brown each won their individual event. The relay team (Gabby Franklin, Creighton, Sophia Bartley, and Alyssa Forrester) also won the 4x800M. At States, Swangin won the State High Jump championship. Mame Diop and Emilie Creighton each had top-five finishes for their respective events. And Franklin, Creighton, Bartley, and Forrester came in third for the 4x800M Relay. Benick Akeh went sub-40 in the 300 Hurdle at regionals, breaking his own school record in the process. 17 total seniors are gone, but Creighton, Cochran, Swangin, Brown, Bartley, and Akeh return. It should be another great season for Track & Field. 

Gymnastics – The gymnastics team finished their tri meets in third place. Only two seniors left which gives returning juniors and seniors an opportunity to become leaders.