Wrapping Up the Boys Spring Seasons


(Photo courtesy of Coach Werman)

Ryan Haynes, Managing Editor

It is hard to believe but the spring sports season is almost over.  As this season seemed to fly by, let’s take a look back on how the boys’ teams have done.

Boys Soccer has a current record of 7-7-1.  The team came out of the gate hot beating Fairfax and Potomac Falls in their first three games.  After that they tended to score fewer goals.  They played a great game against Marshall, tying the Statesmen 1-1 on April 14.  One of this season’s high points came five days later on April 18, when the boys beat rival J.E.B. Stuart by a score of 2-1.  Luis Vilca (11) when asked about how the season was going said, “It’s going good, the team is working hard and we try to give a perfect effort.”

Boys Tennis sits at a record of 2-10 with wins against Lee and Edison.  Josh Merkel (11) said, “Tennis has been fun this year, it’s really chill to play after school.”  And Julio C. Villarroel (11) said, “Tennis is life.  I have been playing tennis for many years now.  Tennis is my favorite sport.  I like tennis because, unlike many other sports, in tennis you only need two people to play and age is not a factor.  It’s a sport of a lifetime.  And, you can go as far as you are willing to go.”

Boys Varsity Lacrosse has a record of 2-11.  The squad had to play some tough games against highly ranked schools during a spring break tournament.  However their one win came against an important team, J.E.B. Stuart.  Boys lacrosse defeated Stuart by the score of 12-6 on April 15.  Omar Tamimi (10) said, “It’s my first year playing lacrosse and it’s a great sport to learn with many obstacles and challenges to over some.”

The Boys Baseball team is off to the best start in years, currently with a record of 9-12.  The team started off 3-1 but then dropped four games in a row.  Since then they have been able to bounce back.  Noah Sedmak (10), “We have a couple of must win games these next two weeks.”

Finally, the Boys Track & Field team has had a good year.  Some of the most notable meets have included the Lake Braddock Hall of Fame Invitational on April 15 and 16, and the Gar-Field Invitational on May 7.  Thomas Olson (11), a pole vaulter said, “As the season comes close to ending, our team is looking prepared for running well at the conference meet.  Conference will be a good meet for all of our athletes.”