Go, Quakers! Spring Sports Recap (and ongoing play)
Here is a recap of MB’s spring season and what is on the docket this final week for all teams.
We had another incredibly young varsity baseball team this year graduating only 3 seniors. With a 4-14 league record, for only the third time in 21 years, MB did not go to postseason play. Highlights of the season include 3-0 win over LaSalle and the unforgettable and extremely rare no-hitter by Aidan A. in a 64 pitch, 4-0 shutout of East Providence.
We have one of the youngest teams we have ever had for varsity sailing. We also had the biggest team we’ve had in years which bodes well for the future. The team competed in the R.I. State Championship this past weekend down in Newport and placed 6th out of 11th which is a great showing for such a young team.
Despite a very tough Division I schedule, the varsity Softball team has had a solid season. With great senior leadership and remarkable younger players (6 freshmen and a sophomore in the starting lineup), the Quakers played competitively against every team they faced and came through with some memorable wins. They were able to clinch a spot in post-season play against St. Ray’s but did not advance.
The golf team ended their regular season with an 11-1 record tying them with LaSalle for first place in our division. On the girl’s side, MVP and dual sport standout Kylie E. (track/golf) had a phenomenal season and placed 4th overall in the girl’s state championship. Yesterday and today, the boys’ team is competing at Cranston Country Club for the state championship. Senior, Harry D. has a shot at the title!
The boys’ varsity tennis team is having a fantastic season, having defeated every team but one at least once. In the RIIL individual state tournament four of our singles players qualified, Chris L. (the #1 seed), Altan C., Gabe K. and Derek C. all earned a spot, and Gabe M., Kenneth S., Eli Z. and Jack W. competed on the doubles side. Kenneth and Gabe made it all the way to the doubles championship round and lost in the finals. Due to an injury, Chris L. had to retire in the middle of his match. Luckily, the team has another opportunity to take home gold. They are now competing in the RIIL Team State Championships. They are a #3 seed overall and have already defeated Wheeler in the quarterfinals. They will travel to Barrington for the semi-final round and have split with Barrington in the regular season – so it will be a great match! If they win, they will play on Saturday, June 4th at Brown U at 4pm.
Our boys and girls outdoor track & field teams had yet another historic season, filled with personal records, team championships, and records for Sophia G. At the Division Championships, our girls’ team placed 5th out of 15 teams. At the Class C Championships, our girls blew out the competition and won for the 3rd straight time. Our girls’ team swept the relays, winning the 4x100m, 4x400m, and 4x800m. Talk about domination! On a side note, our girls’ running programs (XC, indoor track and outdoor track), won every single class championship this year. It’s an incredible feat for a school our size. Our boys’ team placed 3rd at the Class Championships which was the highest finish since MB joined the RIIL. The 4x800m Relay of John L., Adrian S., Thomas W., and Xavier O. broke the school record from 2015.
Finally, it continues to be a historical, record-setting season for Sophia G. Sophia, whose primary sport in the spring is lacrosse, is a dual-sport track athlete, and has been racing in professional races this season. Most notably, her 600m at the Penn Relays was a NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RECORD. Sophia’s time of 1:25.22, was #15 all-time in the world for an outdoor 600m. She also recently ran in the professional “Trials of Miles” race in New York, where she ran the 800m in 2:00.65, which is a new outdoor 800m PR for her. In outdoor track in Rhode Island, Sophia holds a mind-boggling amount of state records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, and the mile.
The season is not over, if you want to see some of these phenomenal athletes compete, we have 17 athletes who have qualified for the State Championship this Saturday at Brown Stadium at 12:45pm.
Our varsity boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed much success vs. league opponents this season, earning a regular season record of 7-1 against Division 1 RIIL competition. We also played a very challenging out-of-league schedule this year, matching up against the best programs throughout New England. Since joining the RIIL over 15 years ago, this team has never missed a semi-final game. Led by a whopping 10 seniors this year, this team will play in yet another semifinal tonight at home vs. Portsmouth at 5pm. If they advance to the championship, they will play this Saturday night at 6:30 at Cranston Stadium.
This girls varsity lacrosse team maintained the most aggressive out-of-league schedule in R.I. Division I lacrosse. On several occasions, the team needed to travel out of state to compete against much larger schools because they are just that good. Their epic double-overtime victory over powerhouse and 3rd ranked Notre Dame Academy, from Massachusetts, will go down in program history. No team in R.I. has figured out how to beat MB and it is very likely that will continue. With their most recent win, the Quakers have completed their 6th consecutive undefeated RIIL regular season – entering the playoffs as the number one seed. Their goal is to bring home their 7th consecutive Division I State Title. Dynasty, anyone? They handily defeated Middletown in the quarterfinals last week and will host LaSalle this afternoon at home at 4:45. If they advance, the girls will compete for the state title on Sunday at Cranston Stadium at 4:00pm.