Spring Athletic Teams Continue Strong Seasons
Posted May 16, 2012
With the spring athletic season drawing to a close, several teams are focused on making championship runs after successful regular seasons.
Boys and Girls Tennis once again find themselves among the State's elite teams. In what was thought to be a rebuilding year after losing all but two varsity players to graduation, the boys are riding a four-match winning streak having won 16 of 20 individual matches during the streak. They are led by Easton, MD native Michael Ding '12 at first singles who stepped up this year after winning two of the last three state championships at the first doubles position. The girls hold an 11-2 overall match record and #3 state ranking with their only losses coming against Tower Hill.
The boys and girls lacrosse teams enter the first round after convincing wins this weekend. The boys have played the State's toughest schedule this year and the hard work is starting to pay off with 11-1 and 11-3 wins in their last two contests. The girls lost several starters from last year's state finalist team, but are led by a strong group of juniors and seniors, including two-time First Team All-State selection Nina Labovich in goal. They are looking to add to their record 6 State Championships.
Boys and Girls Crew have been as fast as anyone this Spring as they build toward the Stotesbury Regatta this weekend. The boys returned a strong core from last year's boat that reached the Henley final and have added some surprising newcomers that have once again put the Saints among the fastest boats in the country. The girls are led by seniors Carolyn Dalrymple, Livvie Francis, Katie Toothman, and Mary Wilson and a fast group of underformers looking to build on their showing in last year’s Stotesbury finals.
Coach Bob Colburn has put together another solid baseball team in his 51st year and currently sits at 418 total wins — only nine away from capturing the record for most wins in Delaware high school history. Season highlights to date include no-hitter thrown by Parker Williamson '12 against Sanford and a rare triple play pulled off by Will Hughes '13 and Michael Akande '13.