Looking to Finish the Season Strong: Team Updates

Boys Varsity Basketball: 


In the last month alone, Boys Varsity Basketball has won more games than in their entire 2018-2019 season. 

“The boys had a very big win against BB&N recently. It was our first ISL win in a few years. We have excellent team chemistry and when the boys execute our game plan we are a very tough team to beat,” said Assistant Coach Evans, “I’m confident in the team’s ability to win games, and I think that we are rarely the more skilled team, but we refuse to be outworked. This team is going to continue to surprise people who have been doubting us.” 

“The holiday tournament gave the team momentum, so stay tuned because we know it’s going to be a good season. Hopefully, we will have a winning record at the end of the season,” said Captain Jon Hahami ’20 .


Boys Varsity Hockey:

  This Winter, the Boys Varsity Hockey team has earned an overall record of 11-5, featuring decisive victories such as the recent 9-3 victory over Middlesex and losses decided by a single goal. 

“The team is still learning and developing as both players and a team and I hope we can really start to click and win the rest of our games,” said Captain Luke Beckstein ’20, “My expectations for my team are high and still haven’t changed. I still believe we can win the ISL and small school championship; we just need to take things one day at a time. There is a long way to go but I’m excited about what we have left and what we can accomplish.”


Boys Varsity Squash:


After losing five seniors from the varsity roster and four new students coming onto the team, the squash team is not only full of young talent but significantly stronger than last year. So far, the team is 4-1 in the ISL and 4-3 overall, including a decisive 7-0 victory against rival St. Marks. 

“I think we will do better at New England’s and Nationals because our team has more depth and is stronger than last year’s team,” said Captain Garrett Johnson.


Girls Varsity Basketball

         The returning champions started the season hoping to build off the energy and trust that paved the way to the trophy last year. As always, the team faced the challenging balancing act between losing integral seniors and cultivating new talent. 

According to 4-year player Mikayla Murrin ’21, this season their “success is found in the way we trust each other and constantly make unselfish plays.” 

Still, the team has struggled at times with a 7-7 overall record that includes both exciting victories such as the 53-52 victory over Andover and double-digit losses. 


Girls Varsity Squash

         Despite the loss of 5 of 8 varsity team members, the Girl’s Squash Team has managed a 4-1 ISL record. Before Christmas break, they notched a close 4-3 win against Exeter, a team they’d previously lost to, and during their recent match against St. Mark’s eked out another 4-3 win that came down to the final point of the final match. As the team gains momentum from recent victories, they are looking ahead to the end of their season. 

“Because of the wins we’ve had so far, we’re all really excited for Nationals and New Englands and the chance to play new opponents or rematch players we’d lost to,” said Lily Kempzincski ’21.


Girls Varsity Hockey

         With a smaller squad, plagued by injuries, the team has often found themselves outnumbered. Two of the captains, Emily Pollis ’21 and Cassidy Thibodeau ’21 cannot currently play –– and Elena Junkala ’21 is out with a hip injury. Beginning in their match against Lawrence Academy, the team pulled up JV player Gracie Mumford ’21 to account for the difference. Further injuries during matches, such as the one against Lawrence Academy, meant that the team had just 4 skaters on the ice sometimes. Despite all the recent challenges, the team continues to rally and find victories, like a recent 3-1 win over North Yarmouth Academy.

“If we focus on the parts of the game we can control like our mindset and attitude, I expect that we will see more success in the future, whether these successes are reflected on the scoreboard or not,” said Captain Maddy Son ’21.