Top 5 Under the Radar Teams
Girls Cross Country
Girls cross country had an outstanding season this year, which was unexpected due to the number of girls who graduated last year. The team took second in their conference meet, fourth in the Regional meet, and although the team as a whole did not make it to the State meet, individuals such as senior Nicole Marco and junior Whitney Currie did individually.
“I liked how well the team got along,” Nicole said. “We all supported each other, and it was so fun to see everyone improve throughout the season and reach their goals.”
Girls JV Golf
This season, the girls JV golf team exceeded expectations by placing first in the conference. Some of the team’s top golfers included sophomores Bella Beckering, Alyssa Cheslek, Lexi Schnelker, and junior Bella Gonzalez. Specifically, Alyssa and Lexi, who both returned to the team this season, had four individual first-place finishes, leading the team in this category.
Boys JV Tennis
The boys JV tennis team did not truly have any singles tennis players, but this made for strong duos teams. The team had a duos record of 4-4-1. Juniors Leo Treash and Eli Romijn were both crucial players to this tennis team and worked together as one of the countless duos teams. One game that was absolutely pivotal for Leo and Eli’s season was their match against Lowell in which they won a tiebreaker to finish the game. Likewise, sophomores Devin Holcomb and Florence Loewen had solid chemistry on the tennis court and were also a talented duos team with a record of 7-9.
Girls JV Field Hockey
At the beginning of the season, there were two different teams for girls JV field hockey: JV White and JV Purple. In the middle of the season, these two teams combined, and all of the players and coaches had to adapt to these changes. Although combining two full teams was a vigorous process, the field hockey team still did very well overall. Impactful players included sophomore captain Remmie Gavle and freshman captain Katy Stevenson. All in all, the combined team finished off its season with a superb record of 10-6-2.
Boys JV Soccer
The boys JV soccer team showed that there is still opportunity for the FHC soccer program for years to come. Sophomore captain Ryan Fitzgerald, along with sophomore Bryce Notarnicola, led the team this year, even though they were on opposite ends of the field. Ryan led the team by being a solid defensive player and always communicating on the field, while Bryce led the team in goals with nine. The team proved themselves by placing second in their conference.
“I’m going to miss the practices and games,” Ryan said. “I liked being able to train every day and help in building team chemistry.”