Fall Sports Wrap-Up

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Football: 5-4

The Bears had a rocky season, but one bright spot was sophomore receiver Jerry Kapp, who broke the school receiving record with 643 yards. The previous record was held by Nick Brough, class of ‘13, who hauled in 603 yards for the season. After a slow start to the football season losing to Exeter High School in a 45-6  non-divisional game, the Bears rallied to win their home opener against Upper Perkiomen High School 41-36. The football team then played the Spring-Ford Rams at home and was defeated in the big rivalry game 39-6. After the hard loss to the Rams, the Bears rallied at home and beat Methacton 38-13 on Homecoming weekend. At the end of the season, the team played Owen J. Roberts and beat the Wildcats 45-20.

Boys Soccer:  10-2-1

Despite an early exodus from the District 1-AAA playoffs, the Bears had a successful season and added some hardware to the trophy case.  They finished with 10-2-1 conference record, 2nd only to rival Owen J. Roberts in the PAC-10.  As one of the #2 seeds in the PAC-10 postseason, the Bears defeated Pottsgrove 3-0 in the semi-final behind Will Schul’s 2 goals and advanced to the championship against Owen J. Roberts.  The Bears would go on to defeat the Wildcats 1-1 (4-1 in penalty kicks), winning the 2015 Pioneer Athletic Conference Boys Soccer Championship, with a stellar performance by goalie Fred Agliano, who had 9 saves .  Advancing to the District 1-AAA playoffs, the #9 seeded Bears faced off against the #24 seed Pennridge Rams.  They would fall to the Rams 1-1 (3-1 in penalty kicks), ending their 2015 season.  The leading scorer for the Bears was Alex Kidwell with 14 goals and 4 assists.  

Girls Soccer:   11-1-1

The Lady Bears had a successful 2015 campaign, as they were champions once again, but their season ended early with a premature elimination in the District 1-AAA playoffs.  The Lady Bears finished in 2nd in the PAC-10 behind rival Spring-Ford with a 11-1-1 conference record.  As one of the #2 seeds in the PAC-10 playoffs, the Lady Bears defeated Phoenixville 1-0 behind 7 saves by goalkeeper Sarafina Valenti, setting up a championship matchup against Spring-Ford.  The Lady Bears would go on to be victorious in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Girls Soccer Championship over the Rams 1-0 with a goal by Corrine Renninger and 10 saves by goalie Sarafina Valenti. Following the win, the Lady Bears earned a #5 seed in the District 1-AAA playoffs.  Boyertown squared off against #28 seed Garnet Valley Jaguars, falling just short in a 1-1 (3-1 in penalty kicks) loss, ending their 2015 season.  The leading scorer for the Lady Bears was Kaleigh Gallagher with 12 goals and 2 assists.

Boys Cross Country: 6-3

Boys Cross country ended their season positive this year, better than last year’s 4-5 season. With an extremely talented group of seniors leaving last year, the new class had to step up and they did just that. Senior runners Bryton Henry and Owen Moore led almost every race for the BASH team. Up-and-coming talent Kollin Miller, Dominic Derafolo and Todd Barton are leading the races behind the seniors and likely to be team leaders next year.

Girls Cross Country: 4-5

Girls Cross Country barely ended the season under .500 this year. Still, they had a successful season considering the youth of the team. This year the team struggled to get a runner into the top-five finishers, especially early in the season. Top runners for the team included Maddy Hunsberger, Amanda Murray, and Grace DeMenno, who all put up great times for the team leading almost every race.

Girls Tennis: 3-6

Boys Golf:  3-5

The Golf team’s record might make it seem like they had a bust season, but the team still ended up in 6th place out of ten teams. Junior Kyle Green ended up making the 2015 Pac-10 all-conference 2nd team, meaning he was a Top 20 player in the entire league. Junior Jim Gassner said “This year was rough, but next year the team next year will be great.”

Girls Golf: 2-12

The Girls Golf team finished last place in their division. Though the season was low for the Bears, there was still some talent on the team. Sophomore Savanna Haas made the 2015 Pac-10 all conference 2nd team as well, along with Junior Katie Goida getting an honorable mention

Girls Field Hockey: 4-9

The 2015-16 field hockey season came to an end on October 13th.

JV ended their season with a 4-0 win over Springford, while varsity suffered a 4-1 loss. Highlights of the season include a 1-0 win over Upper Perk on senior night, and a 2-1 victory over the then undefeated Owen J. Roberts Wild Cats, who would eventually go on to win the PAC-10 title. Varsity finished with an overall record of 7-11, and JV finished 11-3-3.

The Scoring leaders for Varsity was Jess Flack and Sydney Fox, the leaders for JV were Ashley Dierolf and Jen O’Connor. Goaltender Kaitlyn Berger posted an .860 save percentage for the season. Boyertown field hockey has six graduating seniors this year.

 

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