Girls Tennis

Coach: Mark Seidenberg

Coach quote: “Work hard, play as a team, and compete for State Championship.”

Captains: Seniors Sarah York, Anjali Jain, and Carter Straub

Key players: Senior Sarah York, junior Andrea Jaffe, sophomores Emily Wirt, and Sahithi Vegunta

Key players lost: Anna Brodzik, Anna Sidhu, and Geraldine Bowen

Key matches: Deep Run, Douglas S. Freeman, Maggie Walker

Last year’s record: 16-4

Player Quote: “I am excited for a good season, but we will have to focus on playing our best every match and cheering on our teammates.”-senior Sarah York

 

Boys Tennis

Grott getting ready to hit a volley at practice.

Coach: Michael Silver

Coach quote: “I have watched this group come together. I think we are primed and have high expectations.”

Captains: Seniors Jeremy Curtis, Alexander Hamilton, and Nick Prinz

Key players: Seniors Jeremy Curtis, Alexander Hamilton, Nick Prinz, Colin Brant, Sumner Levenson, juniors Ben Grott, Tyler deTreville, Andrew Niu, and sophomore Rishi Shankar

Key players lost: Thomas Gyory

Key matches: Deep Run, Freeman, Maggie Walker

Last year’s record: 12-4

Player quote: “I am really excited for the upcoming season because we have good team chemistry this year. The talent is on a new level. I think we have a really good shot at states.” -junior Ben Grott

 

Boys Soccer

Coach: Cody Johnson

Coach quote: “As of right now, we need to stay focused on taking the season one game at a time (not overlooking opponents). Also, I would like to keep more clean sheets (no goals against) this year, specifically during the regular season.”

Captains: Seniors Daniel Ahrens, Matthew Lim, and Ben Lynch

Key players: Seniors Daniel Ahrens, Matthew Lim, Ben Lynch, juniors Will Killius, and Chris Ondoua

Key players lost: Holden

Fisher, Mitchell Smith, Adam Smith and Dillon Owens

Last year’s record: 20-2-0, State Runner-up

Player quote: “After four years of being in the program, this is the most excited I have been in a long time. I know we have the potential to win States this year, we just have to work back up there.” – senior Matthew Lim

 

Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team working on drills during practice.

Coach: Kate Desaii

Coach quote: “My expectations this season are that we put everything out on the table and work hard. Our theme this year is ‘Out Work. Out Play. Out Last.’ I expect that we live up to that this year.”

Captain: Senior Ceara Nolan.

Key players lost: Jessica Besnier, Jenna Alvin, Maddie Pickett, Julianne Carroll, and Bridget Bartley.

Key games: Glen Allen and Freeman.

Last year’s record: 7-8

Player quote: “I’m super excited for the upcoming season after our first scrimmage. I think our team has more chemistry this year compared to the past three seasons.” -senior Ashley Bocklet.

 

 

Baseball

Coach: John Fletcher

Coach quote: “Our expectations this season are to work hard in practice so that we have the opportunities to be successful in games. Our goal is to compete each day so that we can have the opportunity to play in the Regional and, hopefully, the State Tournaments.”

Captains: There are no specific captains. They change throughout the season.

Key players: Seniors Brock Berringer, Cory O’Shea, Michael Coggeshall, Scott McDonough, Morgan Wyatt, juniors Mark Buisson, Noah Cornwell, Sam Essex, Spencer Rife, Liam Deegan, and sophomore Bryce Safferwich

Key players lost: Chase Muir

Key games: They are all important.

Last year’s record: 15-8

Player quote: “I’m most excited about getting to be back on the field with all of the guys and making a run for playoffs this season.” – senior Morgan Wyatt

 

Softball

Coach: Darren Olivo

Coach quote: “The goal this year is definitely to make the Regional Tournament and see how far we can go from there.”

Captains: Undecided

Key players: Seniors Jessica Bodie, Amanda Curbeira, juniors Lauren Murphy, Maddy Myers, and freshman Sydney Blackwell

Key players lost: Kayla Shaffer and Meg Allen

Key games: Glen Allen and Lee Davis

Last year’s record: 13-7

Player quote: “I’m excited about the upcoming season with my teammates, and I am looking forward to having another successful year!” – junior Lauren Murphy

Coach: Kate Desai

Coach quote: “My expectations this season are that we put everything out on the table and work hard. Our theme this year is ‘Out Work. Out Play. Out Last.’ I expect that we live up to that this year.”

Captain: Senior Ceara No- lan

Key players lost: Jessica Besnier, Jenna Alvin, Maddie

Pickett, Julianne Carroll, and Bridget Bartley

Key games: Glen Allen and Freeman

Last year’s record: 7-8

Player quote: “I’m super excited for the upcoming season after our first scrimmage. I think our team has more chemistry this year compared to the past three seasons.” – senior Ashley Bocklet

 

Boys Lacrosse

Junior Hunter Huffman passing the ball during practice.

Coach: Zachary Webb

Coach quote: “Our expectation is our first appearance in the State Tournament.”

Captains: Seniors Gabe Offenback, John Bryson, Luke Fowler, and Mikey Krongaard

Key players: Seniors Luke Fowler, Mikey Krongaard, John Bryson, Nick Pontorno, juniors Hunter Huffman, Brent Blackmon, and Garrett Keogh

Key players lost: Chris Ribeiro, Robbie Milia, William Abbott, Collin Beebe

Key games: Atlee and Free- man

Last year’s record: 8-7

Player quote: “I’m really excited for this season because we have a solid lineup and a tough schedule, so it should be a lot of fun.” – junior Brent Blackmon

 

The soccer team working on a drill at practice.

Girls Soccer

Coach: Lauren Abraham

Coach quote: “Even though we are coming off a season where a lot of players graduated, this returning group is closer than ever and ready to compete at the highest level. I expect big things out of this group and know we will surprise a lot of people!”

Captains: Seniors Allie Merritt and Gracie Parrish

Key players: Seniors Abby Manchester, Daniella Stinnett, junior Lindsey Schwartzkopf, sophomores Julianna Jett, Sydney German, and Rory Miller

Key players lost: Paige Franks, Morgan Hall, Lyndsey Gutzmer, Sarah Puglisi, Caroline Cipolla

Last year’s record: 16-1-2

Player quote: “I am looking forward to a great season, and I’m excited for our Godwin soccer family to work together and grow as a team.” – junior Lindsey Schwartzkopf

 

Boys Track and Field

Coach: Katie Wood

Coach quote: “Our boys have the potential to surprise some people this year. I think we can definitely be a Top five team at Regionals.”

Captains: Senior Gustavo Leitao and junior Paul Dearing

Key players: Senior Michael Harik and junior Braeden Wilson Key players lost: Ronan

Higons and Matt Chilton

Player quote: “In outdoor we have many successful re-turners and lots of new talents that will help us be more competitive in meets.” -sophomore Griffin Harper

 

Girls Track and Field

Coach: Katie Wood

Coach quote: “Our girls are very strong this year, and I expect them to compete for the region title.”

Captains: Senior Molly Wheeler and junior Britton Wilson

Key players: Senior Nia Vaughan, junior Britton Wilson, sophomore Rebecca Brendle, and freshman Ellie Jeffrey

Key players lost: Rebekah Greene

Last year’s record: Fourth in the region, sixth in the state

Player quote: “The team has worked extra hard this season. I know we will be able to put our best out on the track.” – sophomore Renecca Brendle

 

Photos Julia Grossman and Kathryn Chamberlain

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