Winter Season Previews

A new season brings a new look for the upcoming 2019-20 Wyvern varsity girls’ basketball program. The team returns three seniors, including Angelina Maselli ‘20, who was voted a captain by her teammates as a junior and was chosen as the team MVP last year in the postseason. Despite having lost four starters, the team five welcomes five freshmen and a seventh-grader, who has the potential to be an impact player to the program. The team is led by Head Coach Quinn O’Brien and Assistant Coach Terese Cerins.  O’Brien said, “By focusing on our individual and collective character, which then feeds into our daily process, we are excited about the season and potential results. With our energy, excitement, enthusiasm, and athleticism, we hope to continue our program progression and compete game after game in our very competitive league.”
The varsity boys' hockey team is set to hit the ice. Returning to the lineup are impact players Karstian Lang ‘20 and Cohl D’Addabbo ‘21 and goalie John McLaughlin ‘20. After graduating four players from last year, the team will be younger than they have been in the past and will look to those up and coming players to step into impact roles. The team is led by Head Coach John Hissick and Assistant Coach Mike Wolf. SHissick said, “I am very much looking forward to seeing how we compete. Our goal is to qualify for the FAA Playoffs in February.”

The varsity girls’ squash team has a lot of returning players this season and are eager to build on their successes from last year, including winning Division 5 of High School Nationals and placing above their ranking at New Englands. Captains Sydney Smith '21 and Isabel Berckemeyer '21 will be key in leading that charge. Though the team will enter the season as an experienced one, most players will be stepping up the ladder to new, higher positions. Head Coach Cameron Biondi said, “I'm excited to see how this challenge to step up brings out the best in our squash and our competitive growth. I know the players are eager to start playing matches against other schools to see how much they've improved, and I look forward to helping them use those matches to figure out how to elevate their game.”

Coming off of a strong 2018 season, the varsity girls’ swim team is already hard at work in the pool with Head Coach Kata Baker and Assistant Coach Megan Farrell at the helm. The team welcomes back returning swimmers include Cai Kuivila '20, Esha Shrivastav '20, Risha Ranjan '21, Allie Wildstein '22, Stella Risinger '22, Serafina Squatrito, and Maggie Dwyer '23. Head coach Kata Baker shared, “The outlook for this year looks great! Our team is growing in numbers, our veteran swimmers are strong and ready to lead and our new swimmers bring a lot of talent and enthusiasm.”

Head Coach Brad Seaman and Assistant Coaches Matt Mazzochi, John Blandin, Mark Beloin, and Ron Garcia are looking forward to a varsity boys' basketball season. Players to look for are Captain Jackson Wolff ‘20 (4-year varsity, 3-year starter, 14 ppg 38% from 3 pt range), Carter Meshanic ‘21 (2nd-year starter, 12 ppg 8 reb), and Hunter Meshanic ‘21 (12 ppg , 9 reb). Seaman said, “Our players have been working hard since last season for an opportunity to prove ourselves early. Having our entire frontcourt returning gives us a reliable and consistent performance to start the year. Jordon Walker ‘20 and Calvin Schumacher ‘20 have brought senior leadership, skills, and effort thus far. Adding to our nucleus is Gavin Griffiths ‘23, who looks to bring some additional scoring power and length.”
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