Week in Sports: Week of May 15


Sarah Meyerl

Softball team members embrace each other after winning in the semifinals against Spalding on May 15. The final score was 9-3, and they then advanced to the championships against Mount de Sales on May 16 where they won 7-2.

JV Men’s lacrosse – Wednesday

The JV men’s lacrosse team competed in the MIAA B Championship on Wednesday, May 17, against Archbishop Curley. JC won with a final score of 13-5, marking the second year in a row that the JV lacrosse team has won this event.

Men’s Golf – Monday, Wednesday

The men’s golf team traveled to the Naval Academy Golf Club to compete against Saint Mary’s in the MIAA B Conference Quarterfinal on Monday, May 15. The team defeated Saint Mary’s with a final score of 14-7 and successfully advanced to the MIAA semifinals.

The men’s golf team followed up their quarterfinal victory and traveled to the Suburban Country Club on Wednesday, May 17, where they competed against Boys’ Latin in the semifinals. In a tough match, the JC team lost 7.5-13.5.

Softball – Monday and Tuesday

The softball team had a highly successful week, winning the IAAM semifinals and finals in the space of two days. On Monday, May 15, the team traveled to Archbishop Spalding and won in the semifinals with a final score of of 9-3. Sequentially, the team ventured to Harford Community College the next day to compete in the championship game against Mount de Sales, where they also emerged victorious with a 7-2 score.

The season was full of ups and downs for the team, and to end it on such a positive note meant a lot to them. “We were just really excited and proud of each other because we just got off a seven-game losing streak, so to be able to turn that around and come together as a group of girls was just amazing,” junior softball team captain and shortstop Meghan Sheehan said.

Track Meet – Monday

On Monday, May 15, the women’s track team traveled to McDonough to compete in the track and field IAAM A Conference Championship. Many runners  found success in this meet, including junior Ashlee Kothenbeutel, who placed second in the 100 meter hurdles, and senior Adria Pirozzi, who ran in the 1600 meter race and placed third overall. Finally, junior Chika Chuku came in first place in the 300 meter hurdles, extending JC’s reign in this event to four consecutive years at the IAAM A Conference Championship, in addition to placing third in the 100 meter hurdles.

The men’s track team also traveled to McDonough to compete in the MIAA A Conference Championship on Monday, May 15. The athletes had a successful meet, with sophomore Bryan Stancliff achieving a personal record in the 800 meter and becoming the MIAA champion for this event. In addition, junior Evan Tridone obtained his own personal record and is the MIAA champion in the High Jump.

The team’s accomplishments are notable in this championship match due to the rough year they experienced overall. “We’ve lost a lot of seniors that were key members of the team, so considering the fact that we don’t have as many runners, or as many people in the field events and we still placed fifth overall, I think that is amazing,” Chuku said.

Varsity Baseball – Monday

The varsity baseball team competed in their third game of the MIAA A Conference Tournament on Monday, May 15. Traveling to Gilman and facing their formidable team, they were defeated by a narrow margin of 0-2.

Hayes Stancliff is a Contributor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.