CRLS Winter Season Awards and Roundup


Kate Wheatley

Pictured: Aoife Shovlin ’25 competing at New Balance Indoor Nationals last month.

Henry Bonney, Contributing Writer

The last month has seen many new additions to the CRLS trophy cabinet. After grabbing the state title in the girls 300m last year, prolific winner and Boston College commit Kylee Bernard ’23 brought home the state championship in the 600m and finished third in the 300m. Another top five finish came from cross country state champion Aoife Shovlin ’25, who came in fourth in the two mile. To finish out this year’s indoor track season, CRLS sent a group of athletes to the New Balance Indoor Nationals held in Boston where five thousand of the best track and field athletes from around the country met. The 400m and sprint medley relay teams recorded personal records, but failed to bring home any silverware.

Five Cambridge players were recognized with DCL awards.

Despite an underwhelming season in comparison to the historical dynasty of Cambridge basketball, the boys basketball team won the Dual County League (DCL) championship with a record of 7-3 in league. At the end of the regular season, five Cambridge players were recognized with DCL awards, including junior captain Jefferey White—who won the MVP award—and Tony Tabor ’23, who was named to the all-league first team. In the postseason, after a 67-60 underdog win in the first round against St. John’s Prep, the team’s season came to an abrupt end at Lynn English. They fell in a 79-60 loss, which saw Lynn’s record move to 20-1 and advance them onto the round of 16.

In a dominant performance, the girls CRLS épée fencing team flew through thirteen rounds undefeated as they secured the state title. Épée fencing, one of three forms of the sport, differs from sabre and foil as it uses heavier swords and a larger target area. In the eight-year history of CRLS fencing, and épée in particular, the team has made their fair share of additions to the Falcons’ trophy cabinet. This includes a national championship from Jonas Hansen in 2017. The winning tradition was continued by teammates Jaeyi Song ’24, Phoebe Chisholm ’26, Mariela Abramson ’23, Alma Barak ’25, and Eva Asraf ’26.

Ending the season 5-15, the CRLS boy’s hockey team was disappointed with their results, but are optimistic for next year. A promising young core of players has instilled pride into the team. With so many underclassmen getting significant minutes, the team is sure to improve on this year’s performance. The team only lost five seniors at the end season, whose shoes are hoped to be filled by upcoming players. In spite of the team’s overall performance, seniors came out of the season with a plethora of great memories.

This article also appears in our March 2023 print edition.