By Parijat Jha, ´11
Coming off a year where regular season success did not lead to post season achievement, the field hockey team hopes that this year pans out a little better. Senior captain Emily Fitz has helped the team through a rigorous offseason in which the team has had the hurdle of losing 10 seniors.
“With the young talent we have, and the chemistry that we are developing, I hope that we can build a team that goes far this year,” Fitz said.
Despite losing several seniors after a successful season last year, the boys soccer team looks forward to the upcoming season. Never having been satisfied with the previous years record the team began improving their weaknesses as soon as the season ended. Senior captain Alex Clark has led the team through a grinding offseason.
“Last year we did well in the tournament, and overall it was an above-average season,” Clark said. “Our weaknesses were fitness and conditioning, so we were focused on those aspects during the offseason.”
Although the girls soccer team made it to regional finals last year, senior captain Mary Clare Yerke said the Bears hope to keep improving this season.
According to Yerke the team has worked hard during the offseason, and the fact that the girls have been playing together for several years now should help them achieve their goals this season.
As the golf team begins pulling out their drivers and putters, listening to new head coach Ron Matz instructions they are reminded of the disappointing loss at districts the previous season. Senior captain Chris Watson predicts a better finish this year.
“Last year we were young, but we have built off that experience,” Watson said. “If we play our best at the right time I think we can go far this year.”