The Circle Voice

Spotlight on Jamie Lamoreaux

Jamie Lamoreaux coaching Groton Football.

Nathan Zhang '21, Assistant Digital Editor

October 13, 2019

Groton varsity football has recently been on a hot-streak, with big wins over St. George’s School, Middlesex School, and The Roxbury Latin School. Part of the success, of course, emerges from the hard work put in by all of the players, but another important part of success is the coaching. One coach in p...

Key Upcoming Games

Tyler Weisberg '22

October 13, 2019

Varsity Boys Cross Country Independent School League (ISL) Championships | November 1 | Away at St. Mark’s School Boys Cross Country is already looking ahead to its first championship meet at St. Mark’s School. “For ISLs, I think we have a great chance for a top 3 finish given the strengt...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Amelia Lee '22

October 13, 2019

Alicia Guo ’24 started playing volleyball two years ago, first on the Fay Volleyball team then with the club Smash Volleyball.  She is passionate about the sport because “the feeling of hitting the ball and killing the opponent is very rewarding.”  Head Volleyball coach Jennifer Wallace...

Status Update: Boys Varsity Soccer Field

Status Update: Boys Varsity Soccer Field

Tyler Weisberg '22, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

The Boys Varsity Soccer field has been closed off all fall for repairs due to unforeseen complications with the new grass. Buildings & Grounds (B&G) is working hard to get the field back in play. Currently, the varsity team is practicing on the boys JV soccer field, thus changing the prac...

The Student Behind The Scenes: Andrej Klema

Jiacheng Kang '22

October 13, 2019

After a mentally taxing day of class, many of Groton’s students head to either sports practice or theater. However, Andrej Klema, a Fifth Former, files into the equipment room to assist Athletic Equipment Manager Jim Lockney with stringing racquets, issuing uniforms, and organizational management. ...

Athlete of the Issue: Jack Goodrich

Jack Goodrich '20 playing on St. Mark’s Day.

Christina Oelhafen '21, Assistant Features Editor

October 11, 2019

Jack Goodrich '20 has been an avid soccer player from a young age, and has contributed to the Varsity Boys Soccer team for the past three years. Last year, the team found success, making it all the way to the Independent School League (ISL) tournament. This year, Jack is leading the team both on and...

Admist Celebration, a Renewed Fight

Admist Celebration, a Renewed Fight

Zoe Colloredo-Mansfeld '21, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

The final whistle blew and the stadium in Lyon, France erupted into cheers as the US Women’s National Team (WNT) claimed the World Cup Trophy for the fourth time. This past summer the women’s team captured the attention of the nation as millions of fans rallied behind not only its historic Worl...

St. Mark’s Day Previews

Lilly Gordon '21

November 10, 2018

St. Mark’s Day marks the end of the regular season for most varsity athletes. Depending on the team, coaches used different strategies to prepare for the big day: some focused on increasing fitness while others use the time to improve technical work. Unfortunately, St. Mark’s does not have a volley...

Cross Country New England’s

Girls cross country after a race against BB&N.

Tyler Weisberg '22, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2018

Since the boys junior varsity and varsity cross country teams came in fifth and sixth last year during the NEPSAC New England Championships, the team has gained and said farewell to some valuable runners. There were three consistent sub-eighteen-minute 5k runners last year, and two of them remain. Losin...

Head of the Charles

Max Steinert '20, Assistant Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

There is a constant buzz around Groton’s rowers during spring crew season as they stride across campus in their uniforms or are seen erging their hearts out in the foyer. But in just a few weeks, two of Groton’s boats will have their first race months before regular crew season begins. Groton will...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Alex Kogler '19, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

Wren Fortunoff While new to the Circle, Wren Fortunoff ’22 is by no means a stranger to the sport of cross-country. She ran in 7th and 8th grade at her old school and from the very start of girls varsity preseason has stood out as an exceptional runner at Groton. Thus far, she is placed first amongs...

Athlete of the Issue: Freddie Tobeason

Freddie on the turf field during preseason.

Powers Trigg '20, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2018

As the late Vince Lombardi once put it, “the strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.” When it comes to the girls varsity field hockey team, leadership is especially crucial. The team brings back many key players along with new talent, and Coach Alison Hamlin has high expectations. B...

Boys Varsity Soccer Team Travels to Europe

The boys varsity soccer team in Ireland.

Max Steinert '20, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2018

At the close of summer, while other fall athletes prepared themselves for preseason, the boys varsity soccer team packed up their bags and embarked on a 13-day adventure to England and Ireland. The itinerary included sightseeing, bonding, and preparing themselves on the field for the upcoming season. ...

Bruised and Broken: Athletic Injues

Bruised and Broken: Athletic Injues

Eunice Cho '20

October 26, 2017

Consider this: so far this term, the athletic trainers have offered over 1,200 treatments for athletes, ranging from simple ice packs to full injury rehabilitation. In most winter and spring seasons, for reference, treatments average five to six hundred per term. Why the bump?   Every fall, ...

Your Fantasy Football Preview

Bobby Meehan

October 26, 2017

With football season in full swing, Americans around the world are glued to their cell phones, laptops, and TVs. Why? Fantasy football.   According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, approximately 33 million people play fantasy football each year. For those who are not familiar with t...

Head of the Charles 2017

Powers Trigg '19

October 26, 2017

Held on the penultimate weekend in October, the Head of the Charles is advertised as “the world’s largest two-day rowing event.” It serves as a grand test of endurance for more than 11,000 athletes participating in 55 different races. As spectators lined the Charles this fall, they saw not only co...

Athlete of the Issue: Paul Michaud

Athlete of the Issue: Paul Michaud

Ben Zaidel '19

October 26, 2017

16 minutes and 38 seconds. You can use this amount of time to read 5,000 words, or get through the bulk of a television show, or perhaps catch up on your Latin reading. Or, if you’re Paul Michaud, you can run five kilometers.   Paul had humble beginnings in the sport of running. It all start...

Groton’s Newest Varsity Sport: Voleyball

Cara Chang '20

September 11, 2017

After four years of growing popularity and widespread student support, volleyball has been bumped a notch up on Groton’s athletic roster, finally taking its place as a fall varsity sport. Starting this fall, volleyball will be ranked at the same level of intensity as our football, soccer, field hoc...

Preview of Parents Weekend games

Girls’ Varsity Soccer, currently 2-4-1, looks to beat a strong BB&N team.

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2016

Boys’ Varsity Soccer vs. BB&N Boys’ Soccer has been off to a somewhat rough start this season with a 2-5-1 record (1-4 in the ISL); however, they are confident heading into their Parents Weekend home game against a BB&N team that has played its way to a 2-3-3 record (2-2-1 in the league.)...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Max Strong '20

Powers Trigg '20, Reporter

October 21, 2016

Max Strong ‘20 Boys’ Varsity Soccer As Jonathan Martin recently wrote in The Guardian, soccer is always changing: “It is progression is neither cyclical nor linear.” Even with the changing game, the importance of the midfield in the overall strategy of the game is unchallenged. As a result,...

Lucy Gund ‘19 skates to success

Lucy at a recent competition.

Alexandra Kogler '19, Reporter

October 21, 2016

Many may know Lucy Gund ‘19 from watching videos of her ice skate, leaving all of us that are completely inflexible in awe of her ability to twirl and leap with such ease. Others may know her as a defender on the JV puck team or as an inquisitive student in the classroom. What many don’t know is...

Four Most Common Sports Injuries at Groton

Students at the trainers'.

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

October 21, 2016

On the athletic field, intense competition means working and fighting hard. However, the consistent tough play brings our athletes to the training room in the AC. According to athletic trainers Art Cheeks and Christine Alarcon, here are the four most common injuries so far this fall season. St...

Football brings in outside coaches

Groton’s revamped offense is led by quarterback Greg Segal ‘18 (8).

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

The Varsity Football team this year experienced a huge makeover in their coaching staff, bringing in three new outside coaches. With former head coach and history teacher, John Lyons, taking a sabbatical, the athletic department hired Jamie Lamoreaux as this season’s head coach. Formerly the head coach...

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

October 7, 2016

“Playing field hockey at Groton has changed my life,” says Maddie Ferrucci ’17. Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team, Maddie has committed the past five years to the sport. Her undeniable natural talent and passion for the game have led her to great success in the sport, thriving as a captain,...

Girls’ soccer: a winning tradition

Alexa Beckstein ‘18 takes a shot.

Addie Newsome '18, Reporter

October 7, 2016

Girls’ Varsity Soccer is one of the most successful teams on campus. In 2014, the team took home the NEPSAC Class B championship.It was not an easy victory either, as they were placed into the playoffs as the fifth seed. The quarterfinal game was against Pomfret, the team seeded fourth. Groton was...

St. Paul’s to leave ISL, Tabor to join

Noah Aaron ‘18 competes against St. Paul’s in basketball.

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

On April 11, 2016, St. Paul’s withdrew from the Independent School League, and on September 21, 2016, Tabor was accepted to fill the vacant slot. Groton has had a long history of rivalry and intense competitions with St. Paul’s, and this is by no means the end of the historic tradition of games,...

Fall Sports Preview

Fall Sports Preview

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

September 13, 2016

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: The Girls’ Cross Country team certainly ended last season on a strong note, finishing fifth at the ISL Championships--a great improvement from their eighth place finish the year before. This fall, the team is expecting another successful season and hoping for more victories. ...

Deflategate: Goodell Up And Brady Down

The embattled Tom Brady.

May 13, 2016

While Grotonians were on their Spring Long Weekend, the newest chapter of the Deflategate saga unfolded. For those who have not been following what has been dubbed “Deflategate,” in the 2015 AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots were accused...

Parents’ Weekend Games Preview

Hallie Bereday '17 sits with her mother.

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2015

Varsity Football vs. St. George’s After beginning the season 2-0, Groton Football looks to build off of their early momentum. The team has done an excellent job of executing plays in their games thus far, especially on the offensive end. Captains John Beatty ‘16, Arthur Jelin ‘16 and Malcol...

NHL Season Back Underway

Edmonton’s budding star, Connor McDavid

Aron Cho '16

October 31, 2015

By mid-October, the NHL season was already in full swing. This year’s NHL season will feature several rule changes, top draft picks, and three outdoor games. Rule Changes A rule that has been implemented this year by the NHL is the coach’s challenge. Coaches can now challenge goals that have ...

NBA Season Projections

LeBron James

October 31, 2015

The Circle Voice Sports Section has created its own NBA projections for the 2015-2016 season. The following will cover the projected top finishers in each conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers look poised to win the Eastern Conference. After a disappointing performance in last year’s NBA Finals, ...