Thank you, Otters, for a great fall season! Our student-athletes worked hard and had fun all season long, and we loved watching them compete. Thank you to all the faculty members, alumni, and parents who joined us at the end of the season for the annual Adults vs. Students games - it was a great way to end on a high note! Read below for coaches' notes and highlights:
Flag football had a wonderful first season, finishing 3-3-1. Throughout the season, the team learned a lot about football and sportsmanship and showed incredible growth. We also worked with the kids to control what they could control and they really improved with that as the season went on. They were all very supportive of each other and were happy for their teammates’ success. The coaches enjoyed coaching as much as the players enjoyed playing. The mighty team of 12 ended the season with a total of 17 touchdowns, 12 extra point conversions, 13 interceptions, 4 sacks, and a big win in the game against the parents and faculty. Thank you to everyone for their support throughout the season. We had a blast and can't wait to get back on the gridiron next year!
The CRS field hockey team welcomed a young group of players from Grades 4-6 with returning eighth-grade captain Aura H. this season. Many players were introduced to field hockey for the first time this year while others returned to the sport following a year off due to COVID. Charlotte P. had a terrific season as a first-year goalie and top scorers included Kate R., Katherine P., Zoe H-M, and Lila K. While we had one win, one tie, and a few losses, the season was a success in building teamwork and skills with lots of fun! The team also had a few visitors from the woods surrounding Charles River, including a deer named Rudolph, a bat named Fernando, and a chipmunk named Chip Chiperoo.
Cross Country had a strong season of growth for all 21 members of the team. A young team with half of its students in fourth grade, the runners all learned more about endurance running and fitness over the course of the season. Every single member of the team saw their times improve over the course of the fall while building camaraderie through working hard while training together. In addition to personal successes and accomplishments, CRS cross country won not just one but two meets - a huge accomplishment, and the first team wins ever for our school!
Boys’ soccer fought hard this year and faced some difficult opponents. The boys had some great goals scored by Declan C., Caleb G., Alex T., Ry L. A shout-out to Jack E. as a goalie who gave great effort and really developed his skills this season. Coach Kevin Walsh was proud of their improvements by the end of the season and loved all of the hard work that was put in. Great job, boys!
This past season, our girls’ soccer team focused on building team spirit and camaraderie. The girls finished their season with a record of 4-3-2. We focused on the FUNdamentals and basics, all while working on building their skill sets. The girls worked really hard throughout the season, and they should all be proud of how much they improved. Whether winning or losing, they always gave their best efforts. I’m very proud of our girls team!