Recap of Fall Sports


Hailey Springer, Stryker Marsik, Junior Staff Writer, Senior Staff Writer

Fall sports of 2015 has come to an end, but not without wrapping up the season with some great accomplishments. Here’s your fall sports recap, starting off with cross country. They had some awesome performances throughout the season, nearly winning every meet.These victories carried the team all the way to regionals, where they came fourth place; this moved them up to the big stage of states, where they made a remarkable finish to sprint into fourth again.

Cross Country isn’t the only sport to make it that far- girls soccer also had a great season. Their finishing record was 18-1-2.They won the SMAC Championship, beating North Point 2-0, and finished the regular season undefeated.They also won the Region Championship, taking a victory over Northwestern.They then traveled all the way to states, where they beat out Sherwood in the semifinals 2-0. Moving to the very top, Leonardtown’s girls fiercely played the state championship game at Loyola University against Broadneck, coming within a hairsbreadth of the game in overtime but just falling short at 1-0. Nevertheless, this team made it all the way to the top, and their accomplishments across the season are a victory entirely in themselves.

This season, the boy’s soccer finished off the year with a record of 9-7. They won their first playoff versus North Point, but were sadly knocked out in the 2nd round by South River. Some of the major highlights of the season for them would include the overtime wins versus Wootton High School and Arundel High School.

This season the field hockey team had some new additions to the coaching staff: joining Mary Bath as the head varsity coach, Megan took on the position of head JV coach, and Brian as goalie coach. Coach Lloyd says that they “all had a great season of fun and learning.” Some peaks of the year of the year for the field hockey team would include beating Chopticon 6-0, and Sami Richard who is a Junior scoring the winning goal against Calvert right before the game got rained out on Senior Night. There were also several players with injuries during this season, but this didn’t stop the team from leaving their all on their field at every game. Annual traditions of visits to the corn maze and frequent spaghetti dinners all keep the teammates close throughout the season, as well as strengthening their bonds outside of it.One thing that their coach knows that the team looks forward to is doing 2-4-6-8s, as well as yoga and pilates.

Volleyball ended its season with a 10-5 overall (including playoffs), getting 4th place in the Potomac Division of SMAC; all of the girls showed improvement throughout the season. The best moments of the season was the team beating both Calvert and Patuxent High Schools, a reason why they were so excited about beating Patuxent was because it was on their Senior Night and they won 3-0. The team also beat Old Mill at the Bulldog Tournament at North Caroline High School back in September. Senior leadership was great, with two acting as captains throughout the season, Allison Campbell and Emily Ray. Other seniors that played exceptionally throughout the season include Kyla Hasemeier, Allison Mills, Angela Cox, and Hannah Harms.The season for the girls started off rocky when one of the players, Cara Correll, tore her ACL during a scrimmage vs. Chopticon. But that didn’t stop them from trying their hardest every match, their coach says that they are a “great team that exemplified a family.”

Varsity Raider Football have reached the end of a difficult season, finished it off in a game against St.Charles on Friday, November 6. Raider Football played some tough playoff teams, and dealt with injuries to boot throughout the season. Head coach Ron Weinberger says, ”we’re a young football team, we plan on training hard in the offseason with weight room conditioning. I feel good about the uprising seniors for next year, as during the summer they were the ones coming in everyday putting in effort. I feel like we’re gonna have a pretty good season next year.”

Overall, this year’s fall sports season has had some great accomplishments, and all teams have had some great wins to take them to the next level. Although not all of them made it as far as others, each team had a passion for the sport that they were playing, and after all, that’s all that really matters.