The boy’s soccer team had another strong season this year, ending the regular season with a 14-1 record and finishing second in Western Mass against Hampshire Regional. The team made a great run in the States tournament, getting knocked out in the Sweet 16 by the 9th-seeded Monomoy 2-1. Starting goalkeeper and Captain Owen Babb posted 12 shutouts in the season, only letting 13 shots past him the whole year, helping this strong team go undefeated in the Moriarty Conference as well. The team will be losing 10 seniors (Andrew Garappolo, Chris Penza, Captain Aidan Valderrama, Captain Chanhee Son, Nico Fasulo, Jack Storm, Max Rajballie, Kaisac Yath, Roscoe Palmer, and Wyatt Finch) at the end of this year, but with an abundance of talent, the team hopes to continue their success in the upcoming seasons.
The girl’s soccer team had a solid season, barely missing out on the postseason with a 8-9-1 record. It was an impressive start for the new coach Andy Rup, who took over the position of former coach Phillip Patelli. They had some big wins over St. Mary’s and Ware to help them place 3rd in the Pioneer North Conference, as well as an exciting 4-3 win over Greenfield. With a young team led by seniors Mae Hoff, Maggie McDermott-White, Madeline Bennett, Jill Worden, and Molly Gates, Rup has plenty of talent to draw on for the upcoming seasons.
Girls Cross Country
The girl’s cross country team had an incredible season, going undefeated both in league and overall. They won the Pioneer North League and placed 3rd overall in Western Mass and 6th in Divisionals, qualifying for States. Captain Nicole Plasse and Sylvie DiBartolomeo placed in the Top 40 of Divisionals, leading Frontier’s Top 7 this year, which includes Captain Leah Gump, Liv Christensen, Maia Christensen, Sasha Malo, and Mary Burt. Their state meet is scheduled with the boy’s cross country team for November 18th, at Fort Devens.
Boys Cross Country
The boys cross country team had yet another strong season this fall, ending the year with a 13-1 record, winning the Pioneer North League and placing 5th in Western Mass overall and 5th at Divisionals as well, qualifying for States. Freshman Evan Hedlund finished 5th in the Divisional meet, followed close behind by his teammate Luke Howard, who finished 8th. Charlie Dennis, Captain Oliver Brown, Captain Amory Maxey, Adam Paul, and Caleb Libbey rounded out Frontier’s Top 7 this year. With such a young team with incredible talent, we’re sure to see more seasons like this in the future.
The golf team finished 8-10 this season. They just missed out on Western Mass by 1 match. It was a tough season for them since two of their top players couldn’t participate in several matches due to illness. However, sophomore Ryan Cetto individually qualified for the sectional tournament, with several rounds under par and the lowest scoring average in the league.
The football team ended the season with a 5-5 record, placing 21st in Division VIII this year. Senior Captains Aiden Dredge, Ian Burt, and Alex Schreiber helped lead the team to its victories over Franklin Tech, Greenfield, Lee, and Taconic in a tough but exciting season that was highlighted by their 27-22 win over Franklin Tech early in the season. Captains Kaden James and Ian Burt both recorded touchdowns in that game, Burt’s being a kickoff return for a touchdown and James’ game-winner in the last minute of the game. Despite these successes and many others, the football team just missed out on the playoffs this year. They are hoping to grow and make more progress in the upcoming seasons.
The field hockey team had another impressive season this year, with a 7-6-4 record. They also beat their rival Greenfield in the Western Mass finals 1-0 with a goal from sophomore Ashlie Galenski. Goalie Kyra Richards put up an impressive 11 shutouts this season, including 3 so far in the postseason. They made it to the quarterfinals in the States tournament, pulling off a phenomenal win against Joseph Case in double OT to get them there, but ended up losing a tough game against Sutton 2-1.
Unified basketball finished the season with a 3-3 record. They had a lot of new players this season and everyone really grew as a team and played well together. Captain Lila Santos did an amazing job at guiding the team and giving constructive criticism to the players to help them build their skills. Coach Meghan Dawe stated that she is “so proud of all of our players” and cannot wait to see how they play at this week’s jamboree in Dalton, MA.
The girl’s volleyball team continued their phenomenal streak of Western Mass titles, winning 18 in a row this year, with a regular season record of 14-5, and finishing second in the Eastern Conference. Captains Caroline Deane, Aliana Pierce, Gabrielle Adams, and Kate DeMaio helped lead the team to the semifinals in the Division IV States tournament, along with their long-time coach Sean MacDonald, who will be retiring this year. He’s spent 21 years with the Redhawks, bringing vast success to their volleyball teams, and is likely to be replaced by Assistant Coach Courtney Parent. With so many incredible players, the volleyball team aims to continue their impressive play next season in Coach MacDonald’s absence.