As the snow begins to fall, it marks the end of the fall sports season. Each fall athletic team is now done for the year, bringing forth a new wave of excitement for winter teams and their competition.
Some highlights from this fall season included big moments from football, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, golf and volleyball.
“This team started to build a foundation for a culture that is based on effort and attitude,” said Michael Allison, assistant coach of the football team.
“Overall, as a team we had a good season,” said Tait Morrissey (‘21), member of the men’s golf team.
“This season showed us we have the potential to grow and play some great golf in the upcoming years.”
Men’s soccer had a positive season, ending with a bang in the conference playoffs. Volleyball had a great year, defeating several ranked opponents and making it far in their conference playoffs.
With the coming of offseason, these teams’ work is far from over.
“The plan is to work hard, commit to each other, and hold each other accountable that what we say we would do is what we are actually doing,” said Allison.
Morrissey explained that practicing golf in the snow is not really an option.
“Most of us have putting mats so we can work on our putting stroke here at school,” said Morrissey.
From here on out, it is all winter sports. These teams include men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and swim and dive.
“The team has been working hard on lifestyle,” said Victor Sosa (‘19) of the wrestling team, who said that his individual goals include becoming an All-American.
“We like to take pride on doing what no other colleges are doing when it comes to food, strength and sleep.”
Preparation can be the most important aspect of a season for some teams, including basketball.
“Everyday through practice, we preach competing to our players,” said Tyler Edwards, assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. The men’s basketball team never overlooks an opponent, said Edwards.
“We look forward to every game that we are in,” said Edwards. “We are very excited for our upcoming schedule and the opponents we will be facing this year.”
“Now we are moving into prime meet season it will be a great morale boost to see all of the hard work finally pay off,” said Cole Malhoit (‘20), a member of the swim and dive team.
Malhoit also said that the team has been working hard both in the pool and in the weight room since October.
Each team this winter has big goals that they all hope to attain, but most importantly every team wants to be proud at the end of their season.
“Going out and competing every practice, every game, for the time we’re on the court will ultimately end with our team being satisfied in their play,” said Edwards.