SPC Winter Sports Preview

Mateo Lanzillotta

Five different Greenhill sports teams will be traveling to Fort Worth this weekend to compete in the Southern Preparatory Conference (SPC) Tournament. Each team enjoyed successful seasons and is excited to compete.



The Greenhill Swim Team enjoyed a positive season in 2021-22. The boys finished with a 3-1 record and the girls have a 2-3 record.

“We are going in with a good spot… we’ve trained for this… we’re really ready,” freshman standout J.J. Arbuckle said.

Led by a promising group, Greenhill Swim should continue its success in Fort Worth this weekend.


Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer had a great year, going 10-4-2 across all competitions. Sporting nine seniors, the team has been firing on all cylinders all year barring one week in which the team lost all three games.

“We’re one of the better teams talent-wise, so I’m pretty confident that we’ll do well,” said starting midfielder senior Henry Johnson.

A high-scoring offense led by senior attacker Jacob Lieberman and a promising defense will give the Hornets a good chance at winning an SPC Championship for the first time since the 2006-07 season. All eyes will be watching Johnson, Lieberman and the rest of the team this weekend as they play St. John’s School at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.


Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer basked in yet another successful year, fighting for an 11-5 season. Severely outscoring their opponents, the girls’ team looks to be extremely competitive in this year’s tournament. Senior Claudia Hurst said that the key to their success is the chemistry between the girls.

“We have really developed the team chemistry in a way we haven’t done in the past, and I think that has translated into success on the field,” said Hurst.

She later said that she hoped there was a chance to meet The Hockaday School in the championship, as this would be a revenge game for the Hornets who lost both meetings with the Daisies this season.


Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball entered the year with a lot of hype and high expectations. Two top-50 seniors plus two other players who are ranked highly in their respective classes helped the team to a 20-7 record and the number-one seed in the SPC tournament. Most teams, especially those from the SPC, were completely unable to even compete with the Hornets on the court. Senior point guard Ryan Saqueton also credited the team’s success to their chemistry.

“We’ve really gotten our team chemistry together and really matured as we played together,” said Saqueton.

Senior two-guard Noah Shelby has received multiple shoutouts for his skills throughout the season as has senior center and fellow Vanderbilt-signee Lee Dort.


Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball had a good year, going 14-6. Ending the year on an eight-game win streak, the Hornets are red hot going into the tournament. Led by four-year varsity starter senior Mia Ness and sophomore Sibelle Zambie, who is currently leading the DFW area in points-per-game.

“I am excited, just because we’re the number one seed and I think that was really unexpected for our team because everyone’s super young and inexperienced,” said Ness.

Much like the boy’s team, the Hornets are the team to beat, and will be looking for a championship this weekend.