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Fall Sports Preview: Words From the Captains

Girls Cross Country: “The Cross Country team is looking really strong this year. Coming off of an undefeated regular season last year, all of us are incredibly excited to see what we can do this year in the regular FAA season as well as later on at NEPSTAS. Speaking personally, since joining the team in eighth grade, Cross Country has been an incredibly important and influential part of my life and experience at Hopkins. Over the course of my five years on the team I have watched the team grow and evolve and I could not be happier or more excited to be spending my Senior season with this particular group of girls!” -Grace El-Fishawy ’18

Boys Soccer: "Going into this season, the team is looking younger than last year after the loss of eight seniors. However, a supporting cast of talented underclassmen should fill out the squad around the same core of juniors and seniors that last year’s FAA regular season cochampion team was built upon. The entire program looks more fit bottom to top than last year, and it’s  clear going into the season that many players have the drive and hunger to make this year’s team very competitive. Lucio Moscarini ’18 and I are looking forward to this season and believe the team has a genuine shot at eclipsing last season’s accomplishments.” -Dylan Sloan ’18

Volleyball: “We have nine returning players and a couple of new powerhouses so I’m really excited for the season! I’m expecting us to start out strong and build momentum as the season progresses. I think that we have a great group of girls that will lead to great team chemistry. I have a lot of faith in our ability to play as a team, and I feel very fortunate that I get to spend my senior season with such an amazing group of girls.” -Sam Dies ’18

Boys Cross Country: “Boys Cross Country is looking very good this year.  After losing only one member of the top seven on the Varsity team, we are expecting to retain almost all of our previous speed and only improve from there. We’re excited for this season and the team is filled with promising young runners.  Hopefully, we can beat Brunswick and become the champions of the FAA League, and do better at the New England’s Championship.” -Jonah Norwitt ’18 and Liam Day ’18

Football: “Losing 10 or so starters, not many people expect much from us this year, but the team and the coaching staff has been using that as motivation. Every week will be a battle, but the team is getting prepared for that and we feel really confident about the season. We have been working hard during the pre season, and will continue that hard work throughout each and every week of the season, with our goal being to restore the respect for our football program and make our school proud. I’m really excited about this year, and this is a great bunch of guys to spend my last year here with.” -Spencer Lockhart ’18

Field Hockey: “Despite losing about ten seniors and only being left with three, my goal is that we stay positive this year and work on acknowledging the fact that wins are possible as long as we work hard enough. Libby Gardner ’18, Annie Banks ’18 and I have been on this team since freshman year and have seen how well everybody plays once the entire team is involved. From freshmen to seniors, if everybody is playing like they need to win, it’ll happen.” -Aislinn O’Brien ’18

Girls Soccer: “We had a really strong season last year, and we hope to build on our past success with this team, while also harnessing the new talent we have coming in this year. Soccer season is my favorite time of year. I can’t wait to get to be with everyone again doing what we love everyday.” Erin Knox ’18

Boys Water Polo: “The team definitely lost some star talent to graduation last year, but this gives a chance to other equally strong players to step up and start for our team. This is very much a building year for us, but my hopes are high that we can maintain a winning record as we have in the past few years.” Josh Ip ’18
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