Fall Sports Kick off their Seasons

Mateo Lanzillotta

Football – The football team has started the year 0-1, falling short against Coram Deo Academy on September 2. The team is led by an experienced group of seniors and bolstered by an unusual amount of depth.

“We have been putting in great work all summer long, and we can’t wait for all of it to show up on Friday nights. Our goal this year is to surprise a lot of people, and everyone within our team believes that we’re ready to do that,” senior captain Josh Titens said.

Titens is an NCAA prospect and is partnered with fellow prospects Winston Black ’23 and Brandon Polk ‘24. Looking for the first win in over three years, the Greenhill football program plays The Covenant School at home on Friday, September 7.

 

Field Hockey – The Field Hockey team will continue their season this upcoming week, with a record of 1-1-1 so far.

With the team composed mostly of upperclassmen, it has been a learning environment for everyone. “As we are such a new team, I believe we need to work on figuring out what everyone’s strengths are so that we can succeed together,” senior captain and Amherst commit Maya Harrington said.

According to Harrington, “Field Hockey has always meant more to me than just a sport. We are known to be one of the closest teams on campus and that’s because we are all incredibly supportive of one another.”

Boys Volleyball – The Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team is already in the swing of the season, as they have won two of their five games so far. With an older team, the program will not lack the experience needed in big games. Of the top 11 upperclassmen, 6 of whom are seniors, the team has three club volleyball players.

With games coming up this week against St. Marks’, the team will look to increase their record.

 

Girls Volleyball – The Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team has started the year 0-4.

“Although we [Girls’ Varsity Volleyball] are starting off the season with some losses, the team works hard every day to improve,” senior captain Katie Stone said.

The team is also comprised of two NCAA commits to Washington and Lee University, Katie and Lexie Stone.

 

Cross Country – Both the Girls’ team and the Boys’ team have begun their seasons, with the Boys’ Varsity team placing 5th in their first race and 4th in their second. The Girls’ Varsity placed 8th in their first race, a 2-mile race, and 5th in the six-mile relay, their second race.

In the first race, sophomore Chris Willams and junior Andrew Mann led the boys’ team, placing 2nd and 19th out of 119 runners. Senior captain Celina Prieur led her team for the women runners, finishing in 37th place out of 92 runners.

In the coming week, the team will take a trip down to Austin to run in the St. Andrews Invitational.