As McMahon climbs the ladder of success, heads are starting to turn to the States and FCIAC teams of BMHS. For the first time in years three teams, field hockey, boys soccer and girls soccer, have worked their way into states.
“It’s definitely a good sign for the future at McMahon seeing teams that have had a rough start rise up is inspiring, to not only the athletes but the student that don’t play sports” (Sophia Tarasidis ‘19).
After winning two games, field hockey secured a spot in the States Championship for the first time in six years. Their Captain, Delaney Oak ‘19, knew that this was a possibility, according to her coaches, at the beginning of the season, but their persistence and hard work was definitely what earned them their spot in States.
“The whole main focus of the season was to make it to a postseason. Ever since tryouts Brown and Kati [Field Hockey Co-Coaches] were talking about how many wins and ties we needed to make it.”
The team also had some setbacks last year that distracted them from playing to their best abilities and barely missed the States qualifying cut off.
“The biggest difference about the team this year was the social dynamic. Last year the team was super cliquey and this year we really all play together and for each other.” (Delaney Oak ‘19)
Not only did teams make it into States, but also the FCIAC Championship. Both girls and boys soccer teams qualified for a spot in FCIACs. For boys soccer, it was their first time qualifying since 2014 and their first time even winning a game since 2016.
The girl's soccer team; however, started their rise to the top last year with a qualification in States and FCIACs as well. Senior captain Sophia Tarasidis shares her views on how the team rose to the top.
“Leadership is a huge part of the team and what the attitude on the field will be. It’s also nice to see who has the ability to become a leader.”
During the season the girls ended with five ties, the most out of any FCIAC team, which will fuel them in the States Championship to pull out a win.
“The five ties did hurt our place in states but I think it proves that we are a team that doesn’t give up.”
All three teams had to work hard to earn their place in these championships and hopefully will work their way through States and get a winning title.