Spring Sports Start Their Season

Ricky Rocha, Staff Writer

As the days get warmer, the winter season is on its way out. In comes spring cleaning and spring sports. In terms of how many sports, spring is the biggest season. There are seven different sports and each sport has a boy and girl team, some even varsity and JV teams.

Starting off with boys soccer, the accomplishment of conference champions and making it to the regional quarterfinals is pretty good compared to past seasons. Although it was the first time the team won the conference, some players thought they could have made it farther. The reason they had a short season is because of the injuries the team faced. With four knee injuries two of which were ACL tears, the team was heavily crippled deep in the postseason.

“I feel like I have a duty to the school, I have to set an example for the underclassmen,” said Senior Alex Corado.

Corado, a Radford commit, is going to play a big role for the team by setting examples. He is one of two players on the team who have been on varsity for four years. This season is going to be even more challenging since the team lost eleven seniors. With a fresh team, the team hopes to replicate if not improve on the season they had last year.

Bridgewater commit Ryan Costanzo believes the boys lacrosse team can make it all the way this year. The last two seasons the team has made it to state semifinals and won the state title the year before.

“We got a lot of good talent so I think possibly a state title”, said Costanzo.

With seven commits the boy’s lacrosse team is a heavy contender for the title this year, despite losing 13 seniors. This season is going to be a little different than the other years with a few new teams in the conference. However, with plenty of returners and underclassmen ready to make an impact, the team isn’t worried about a successful season.

Baseball had a season to forget, but are looking forward to the next. With room for improvement they look to get better than last season of a conference championship lose to briar woods. This may prove difficult with a competitive conference. In conjunction with that losing ten seniors is hard for any team.

“We have a solid senior class right now and shouldn’t be affected by the players who graduated”, said Senior Conner Braun.

With only room for improvement the baseball team has enough firepower to make a late run into the season. With two senior commits and plenty of good underclassmen talent, they are set to fight for stone bridge.

Coming off of a great season finishing 3rd place in the state, the softball team looks to equalize that season. This might be a challenge losing two seniors that were big parts of the team.

“We are supposed to be good and should make it to states again”, said Victoria Percherke.

With two big senior commits the team is looking to tear up the conference with new teams John Champe, Freedom, and Rock Ridge. Freedom having a good team, winning states last year, could prove challenging for the softball team. With tryouts three days away the softball team is deep in preseason practices and looking to improve the team.