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Groton’s Newest Varsity Sport: Voleyball

Cara Chang '20

September 11, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

Preview of Parents Weekend games

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Powers Trigg '20, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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 Gund ‘19 skates to success

Alexandra Kogler '19, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

Four Most Common Sports Injuries at Groton

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

Football brings in outside coaches

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Fall, Sports

“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

Girls’ soccer: a winning tradition

Addie Newsome '18, Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

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

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

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

Deflategate: Goodell Up And Brady Down

May 13, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

Parents’ Weekend Games Preview

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

NHL Season Back Underway

Aron Cho '16

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

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

NBA Season Projections

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

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, ...