Spring Sports Preview

Bears Come Out of Hibernation

Spring Sports Preview

Baseball

The Bears look to build off last season’s successful 19-6 campaign with another run at a PAC-10 Championship.  The team is led by Kutztown University commits catcher/outfielder Ryan Weller and infielder Mitch Pinder. Boyertown will play challenging non-conference games against Governor Mifflin and Wilson in addition to their PAC-10 slate.  The Bears kick off the season at home on Wednesday, March 30th against the Owen J. Roberts Wildcats.

Softball

The Lady Bears look at the glass half full following last year’s 10-10 season.  The team is full of potential and is led by seniors Mandy Kalil and Lauren Waller.  In addition to their PAC-10 schedule, Boyertown will play Brandywine Heights and Exeter in tough non-conference matchups. The Lady Bears begin the season on the road in Pottstown against the Owen J. Roberts Wildcats on Thursday, March 31st.

Boys Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse team had a sub-par season in 2015, finishing with 6 wins and 12 losses.  The Bears are ready to bounce back this season and should be vastly improved; competing with the best teams in the PAC-10 for a league title.  A small but talented senior class graduated last year, so rising stars like Limestone College commit Gavin Yingling, juniors Jason Clinton and Dan Yednock will be stepping up this year. The boys lacrosse team will be kicking off their season at Perkiomen Valley on Wednesday, March 30th.

Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team had an average season last year, well below Boyertown’s expectations.  The Lady Bears ended the 2015 season with 9 wins and 10 losses, but this year’s team is more experienced, loaded with talent, and set to compete for a PAC-10 and District 1 title. The squad will be relying on junior midfielder Kate Kada, a verbal commit to Seton Hill University, and junior attack/midfielder Rachel Neff, a verbal commit to East Stroudsburg University. The team will also be leaning on junior defenders Tiffany Diachynsky and Allison Bardman–both have verbal commitments to play college lacrosse at Bloomsburg University.  The girls’ first game of the season is away against Methacton on Wednesday, March 30th.

Boys Tennis

The Bears will be looking to improve upon their 2-7 record from last season with a young, enthusiastic team. After losing all singles and most doubles players to graduation, the Bears will be searching for some unsung heroes this season to lead the team. Some of the players to keep an eye out for include sophomore Sam Lewis, juniors Kyle Leary and Oren Fanok, and senior Eric Spohn. The Bears will begin their season on Thursday, March 24th away against Upper Perkiomen.

Boys Track and Field

The boys ended the 2015 season with five wins and four losses. The boys lost a small amount of seniors to graduation, but should be near the top of the PAC-10.  The boys hope to grow their already talented team with senior thrower Elijah Shellaway and  senior Adam Garrett running 100m, 200m, 300m hurdles and 4x100m relay. Their first meet of the season is away against Pope John Paul II on Wednesday, March 30th.

Girls Track and Field

The Lady Bears ended the 2015 season with a record of five wins and four losses. Despite losing several key seniors to graduation, the 2016 girls track team hopes to improve an already talented squad and grow as a unit. Leading this year’s team are senior thrower Sarafina Valenti, junior Rebecca Hemingway in long jump and hurdles, and junior distance runner Gillian Kasitz.  The track team’s first meet will be away against Pope John Paul II on Wednesday, March 30th.

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