The Circle Voice

Athlete of the Issue: Mary Collins

Courtesy of Mary Collins

Michelle Kim '23, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Captain Mary Collins '20 is most recognizable by her gait as she saunters across the slick, shiny court. She stops at the free-throw line, eyeing the basket. All eyes watch her as she takes her final breath. With precise force, she launches the ball, which cleanly whooshes into the net. Cheers echo throu...

Athlete of the Issue: Luke Beckstein

Luke Beckstein ’20 out on the ice.

Christina Oelhafen '21, Assistant Features Editor

December 20, 2019

When Captain Luke Beckstein ’20 steps onto the ice, adrenaline runs through his veins and he relentlessly works to put the puck into the back of the net. Unsurprisingly, he’s been named captain for the 2019-2020 hockey season. In addition to leading the hockey team, Luke was also named captain for...

Boys Varsity Tennis Competes in New England Championship Finals

Gabe Scholl '19 practicing.

Max Steinert '20

June 2, 2018

Two weekends ago, on the Groton tennis courts, the boys varsity tennis team concluded their outstanding season with the New England Championships. As the number-one seed and holders of a 14-0 undefeated record during the regular season, with wins over perennial superpowers such as Andover, Exeter, and D...

Team Preview: Boys Varsity Baseball

Mark Herdiech '18

May 30, 2018

Another long Groton winter is in the books, and it is time to put away the hockey skates and basketball sneakers to make room for baseball gloves and bats.   Boys varsity baseball is eagerly anticipating the start of a new season. However, they experienced quite a shake-up in the offseaso...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Max Steinert '20

May 30, 2018

Spring sports are in full swing as lacrosse, crew, tennis, baseball, track, and many others finally hit the fields after a long and relentless winter. Although our teams are captained by juniors and seniors, there are many lower school athletes that hold crucial roles to their teams’ success. &...

New Coach Brings Experience, Energy to Girls Lacrosse

Bobby Meehan '19

May 30, 2018

As the spring sports season commences, the girls varsity lacrosse team is experiencing a change in coaching staff. Rather than by former athletic intern Eileen Giles, the team will be coached by Annie Kandel, a new member of the Circle who accepted the job just months before the season. In addition ...

A Groton Sports Year-In-Review

Bobby Meehan

June 2, 2017

As the spring term comes to a close, so too does the Groton athletics calendar. The 2016-17 athletics season has seen many incredible plays, sending senior off with medals and memories. Below, we trace some of the best moments in Groton sports this year. In the fall, boys varsity soccer brought the...

Girls’ JV Tennis enjoys success in recent years

Girls' JV Tennis enjoys success in recent years

Ben Calmas '18

May 11, 2017

For the past decade, Girls’ JV Tennis has consistently finished each season with one of the best records of any team on campus. The team is undefeated in the ISL since 2015, and fell only to rival St. Mark’s in 2014. This season, they are off to an impressive start, winning their all of their six ...

Strength in numbers for Track and Field

Strength in numbers for Track and Field

Alex Kogler '19

May 11, 2017

This year, Track and Field has the second largest roster of any team on campus despite being the newest program. Established as an FSA in 2007 and recognized as a varsity sport in 2010, the team has witnessed a dramatic growth in participation in its ten years. With a current group consisting of 15 ...

Lower school athletes make immediate impact on varsity teams

Lower school athletes make immediate impact on varsity teams

Mark Herdiech '18

May 11, 2017

Groton Varsity baseball is lucky to have so much young talent on this team this year. This season, Luke Beckstein ‘20 stepped right into a starting role at second base. He is a multidimensional player who is comfortable playing at any spot in the infield, and has developed great chemistry with fellow mid...

Beyond the Circle: Members of the Form of 2017 commited to college teams

Layne McKeown '18, Reporter

April 19, 2017

MacGregor Beatty, Univeristy of Chicago, Tennis : MacGregor Beatty has played at the top of the Boys’ Varsity Tennis ladder since he was in Third Form. Next year, MacGregor will play tennis at the University of Chicago. A competitive program, UChicago is currently ranked fifth within the University Athlet...

Boys’ Crew To Compete at Henley

First and second boats after winning the Cooke Cup.

June 5, 2016

If you’ve spoken to anyone on the boy’s crew team, then you’ve definitely heard about their extended season. One of the most popular regattas in the world, the Henley Royal Regatta pulls competitive rowers from around the world to race at an elite level, and this summer, Groton’s boy’s crew...

The Ultimate FSA

The ultimate frisbee team plays on the Circle.

Michael Xiao '18

May 13, 2016

A group of nine students, coached by Dr. Lamarre-Vincent, are reintroducing ultimate frisbee to the Circle. For those that don’t know, ultimate, as some call it, is a non-contact sport that involves throwing and passing the frisbee along a field in order to score in an end zone. There are usually seven...

Athlete of the Issue: Jack Fitzpatrick ’16

Jack prepares for his delivery.

Aram Moossavi '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Jack Fitzpatrick ’16 is a dual-varsity athlete in basketball and baseball who has played sports since childhood.“I came out of the womb balling,” he recalls. Sports were a way for Jack to make friends and have fun. Jack has been on varsity basketball since his Fourth Form year. Renowned for...

Inside the Scrum: The Groton Rugby Association

George Altshuler '18 attacks.

Westby Caspersen '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

The extremely popular Rugby FSA, better known as the Groton Rugby Association (GRA), wants to continue the team’s historic success this spring. While undefeated seasons are rare for high school teams, rugby can make the prestigious claim of never having lost a game in its four-year history. Although...

Hope Springs Eternal: MLB Predictions

Kris Bryant and the Cubs hope to end their 108-year championship drought.

Arthur Jelin '16 and DJ Jelin '19

April 22, 2016

Winner of AL East Boston Red Sox Projected Record: 88-74 There are a lot of question marks that go along with this team, and the division is going to be competitive. Nevertheless, the Red Sox have an offense with the potential to be explosive, a revamped bullpen, and they have an ace pitcher ...

Spring Sports Preview

Girls’ varsity lacrosse practices.

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2016

Boys’ Lacrosse Despite the departure of several impact players, boys varsity lacrosse has a great amount of returning talent. Led by Sixth Form captains John Beatty ‘16, Wells Burrell ‘16, and Mike Brown ‘16, the team hopes to capitalize on the defensive end of the field. Brown says the team ha...