Spring Sports 2021

Boys Crew: After a fall season with little time on the water, the boys crew team is ready to get back at it again. Julian Massari ’22, stated, “The team is in really good shape, we got off to a great start this season.” He continued, “We have a lot of strong rowers … I look forward to grinding and growing with the team this season.” The crew team was able to start their spring season before other sports at CRLS, but all of their regular races for the season have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Despite that, the team is looking forward to scrimmages against schools like BB&N and Duxbury.


Orienteering: The orienteering team is gearing up for a strong 2021 season, and have high hopes for the year, as their ultimate goal is to win the national championship. Emmie Knippen ’22, said, “The team is looking pretty solid this year, we have a few new recruits, and us veterans are going strong [and] getting better every year.” She added that one of the team’s strengths is that they have “a very high sense of team spirit.” Expectations are certainly high in the team’s third full season at CRLS.


Boys Track and Field: Coming off an outdoor “indoor” track season the boys track and field team is hopeful for a good season. Oscar Benedek ’21 says that the indoor season was “pretty short and everyone on the team was still working to get a good training base.” He continues, “With all the work everyone has been putting in, I think this spring will have some great results. It will be great especially for the seniors to get a couple more regular feeling races in with the rest of the team. 


Girls Track and Field: Similar to the boys team, the girls track and field team is optimistic after an outdoor indoor track season. Emma Randall-Jarrard ’22 echoes this, “I’m feeling optimistic; we have a small but committed team and we’re excited to compete this season!”


Boys Lacrosse: Coming off a season that got cancelled due to COVID-19, the boys lacrosse team is determined to make this one count. The team is not only looking to make up for last year’s lost season, but dedicate this season to the group of players that never got to play their senior year. Team captain Miles Chapman, ’22, told the Register Forum, “This one is for them.” He went on to say, “We are going to keep putting the work in, but already the connection, hustle, and overall dynamic of this team is incredible and has improved rapidly.”


Baseball: Gabe Taylor ’21, an infielder and pitcher on the baseball team, told the Register Forum of the high expectations and excitement surrounding the team this season. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this is the best baseball team CRLS has produced in the last decade, and I’m personally really excited to play with such talented and hardworking people.” He continued, “It’s only natural then that our goal is to win the state championship, since we are already favorites for the DCL.”


Boys Tennis: Keefer Glenshaw, ’22, spoke of the competitiveness and depth of the tennis team this season. “Everyone’s fighting for a spot in the top seven … while there are a few players just starting out, there are no overwhelmingly weak links.” He went on to say that, “Everyone is helping each other become better players through competition and assistance from Coach Nicholson, and overall we’re really bonding over this wonderful sport.” He finished, “Bring the popcorn, because it’s going to get intense.”


Boys Volleyball: Derek Vise, a junior on the boys volleyball team, has confidence in the group this season, even with some new additions to the team. “We have a few new seniors who are picking up the sport fast.” Vise said. He continued that he is “looking forward to building good team chemistry,” and that the end goal for the team is, “to get to and win states.”


Girls Crew: Sophomore rower Audrey O’Donnell has been happy with how the girls team is looking so far this season. She said, “Considering the pandemic, the team is looking pretty good, we are improving and building a fun community.” Like the boys team, the girls crew’s official races for the season have been cancelled, but they still have scrimmages against Duxbury and Brookline to look forward to.


Girls Lacrosse: Tenley Ransom ’21, the team captain on the girls lacrosse team spoke of the group’s outlook this year, saying, “Last year we lost a lot of seniors, but the team is doing well!” She went on, “These girls are excited to play and are bringing the intensity, which is exactly what we need on the field.”


Sailing: Due to the pandemic the sailing team has been forced to sail more beginner boats to avoid breaking social distancing guidelines. Gonzalo Anyosa Galvez ’21 says that the team is mostly racing against each other and some other teams mostly for fun and to develop skills, as making longer journeys to meets is no longer feasible.


Wrestling: Things may be different for the boys wrestling team this year. As they are entering a strange season with scarcer numbers than before and an interim coach. Will Kaufmann ’22 says, “We are looking to build on our multiple sectional champions in the last three years. I think we are all feeling the same relief about having some form of season but it’s definitely very strange to have a winter sport starting up in May.”