By Marsie Salvatori ’17
Heading into March and the start of spring sports, our RPCS winter sports teams have wrapped up their seasons. The swim team had an impressive undefeated season and took home the B Conference championships for the first time in school history! This was an important goal for the team after receiving the runner-up plaque for the past three years. The RPCS swim team beat second-place Bryn Mawr by 147 points, and absolutely dominated the meet.
The Varsity Basketball team had another successful season, starting off with a victory over Ossining High School, the 5th ranked team in the country. They completed a winning season, only losing conference games to St. Frances and McDonogh. After defeating John Carroll in the quarter final game, Roland Park fought hard in the semi-final game against McDonogh, but lost it in the fourth quarter. Many Roland Park students and faculty attended the game to cheer on the new RPCS basketball graduates, Liz Schlerf and Jeydah Johnson, as well as the rest of the team.
Indoor Track had a young team this year but many juniors stepped up as leaders. The team was bigger than usual, as many new runners tried out for the team. Due to this, many freshmen runners tried new jumps that were not completed by the RPCS track team in previous years. At the end of the season, many runners qualified for IAAM Championships and the team placed 3rd overall.
Indoor soccer had a tough season this year, as they recently moved from the B Conference to the A Conference. Despite their tough schedule, the indoor soccer team worked hard and finished out the season with a positive attitude.
Finally, Varsity Squash proved their abilities by winning almost every IAAM match. Besides one loss to Bryn Mawr (who RPCS had beaten earlier in the season) the squash team dominated the IAAM Conference. Over the weekend of February 10th, the top eight varsity players travelled to Connecticut for Squash Nationals. There, the team won many upset matches and ended up finishing sixth in the 3rd division. This is an impressive accomplishment at a national tournament, as there are seven divisions overall. Congratulations again to all of the winter sports teams for finishing out their seasons!