Winter Sports to Start Soon
by Caroline McCammond on Friday, November 8th, 2013
It is hard to believe the 2013-2014 winter sports season for the Mustangs is just a few weeks away. Before you button up for this upcoming winter, here is a recap of the previous winter sports season and a quick glance at the one to come.
The past winter season was filled with numerous successes. With an overall record of 20-5, the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team finished first place in the ISL. Despite the departure of several of last year’s players, the team has a few new promising additions that will hopefully carry on the team’s success.
The Varsity Girls’ Basketball also had an unbelievable season, as they placed third in the ISL with an overall record of 14-6. Last year, the Boys’ Varsity Squash had a very strong season, placing seventh in the nation and fifth in New England, finishing 12-1 overall. Unfortunately, the team lost some key players, but Carson Spahr (II), a mainstay for the squash team, states that “with hard work and perseverance, the team could have a very successful season.”
Like the Boys’ Team, the Varsity Girl’s Squash had a phenomenal season last year. The team finished the season second in the ISL and fourth in New England. Coach Chris Kane is confident that the returning players and newcomers will make “one of the deepest teams in New England.”
With an overall record of 13-9-4 and a second place rank in the ISL, the Boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey Team had an outstanding 2012-2013 season. The team graduated eight seniors, but is still confident that this season will be as strong as or even stronger than the last.
The Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey ended last season with an overall record of 4-19. Welcoming many new players, the team is aiming to be more competitive in the ISL. This new group will hopefully spur on the Mustangs to come out stronger than ever.
The Milton Swimming and Diving Team had a great 2012-2013 season, as they placed second in the ISL Championships and finished with an overall record of 8-3 for the girls, and 7-2 for the boys. As several skilled teammates graduated last year, this upcoming season will be a little bit of a challenge for the Mustangs, but with many new swimmers arriving, there is no reason why the Mustangs will able to place at ISLs again.
Boys’ and girls’ skiing performed remarkably well last year with the girls’ team placing third in the ISL and sixth in New England, and the boys’ team finishing fifth in the ISL and seventh in New England. Nick DiGiovanni (II) describes the ski team as a “big team with so many talented kids which makes every practice both fun and competitive.” The ski team is excited to gain new racers and hopefully perform just as well if not better this coming season.
Finishing fourth in the ISL and ending with an overall record of 12-4, the Varsity Wrestling Team demonstrated their strength and determination last year. James Maguire (II) knows that “it will be a hard season, but we will be ready if we work hard.” This coming season will challenge the wrestling team as many players graduated last year, but the Mustangs are ready to handle these obstacles.
With the commitment of each Milton athlete and coaches and the dedication each fan, the 2013-2014 winter athletic season should be a tremendous success.
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