Perspective on Women’s History Month Through L-S Sports


courtesy of LSGVH

In the midst of women’s history month, both at Lincoln-Sudbury (L-S) and around the world, it is the perfect time to appreciate the impressive performances of girls’ sports at L-S. Starting off the year strong, L-S Girls’ Varsity Soccer concluded their season 11-3-4 with senior captain and Holy Cross commit, Abby Cushing, leading the team all the way to the elite eight where they fell to the Wellesley raiders. Also looking strong in the fall was L-S Varsity Field Hockey, led by L-S wellness teacher Vicky Caburian, “Cabs.” L-S Field Hockey had 3 strong seniors named as DCL-All Stars, Katie Wolin, Eliza Stewart and Reagan Malo, who was also named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, but ultimately suffered a first round loss to Concord-Carlisle. Girls’ Cross Country  had a great season as well and competed in several invitational meets, including States.

But, of course, the biggest news of the fall season was the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team. Led by Seniors Amaya Parnall (Stonehill college Commit) and Anne-Sophie Ouellet (MIAA Player of the Year), the team made it all the way to the state championship. While they were defeated, the match was a great game. Also, the fan section at the Worcester game (by no means an easy drive for L-S students) was a testament to the strength of the young women and women’s sports teams at L-S and the support that the teams generated from the L-S community.

In the winter season, girls sports continued to perform well across the board. Both L-S Girls’ Varsity Hockey and Girls’ Varsity Basketball made it to the sweet sixteen round of the playoffs where hockey lost to Sandwich in a close 1-0 game and basketball fell to Woburn. Both teams were led by several DCL-all stars and had some of the best records in program history. L-S Girls Varsity hockey beat every team in the DCL twice to go undefeated in the league for the first time ever and finished overall with a record of 16-4 in the regular season and 17-5 overall in the playoffs carrying 3 DCL-All Stars, one All-Conference Player, Ally Quinn, and the Player of the Year plus leader in points in Massachusetts, Harper Friedholm. Girls Basketball also won the DCL with a regular season record of 14-3 and 15-4 overall in the playoffs.

Over at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, the girls ski team was led by League MVP Sophie Ward (Junior) and other DCL all-Stars Sophie Weil (Senior), Ella Petronio (Senior) and Kenzie Gabel (Sophomore) to an undefeated season, League Championship, and third place overall at states. At States, L-S Girls Track and Field competed in several athletes setting PRs and a medal attained by long jumper, Gabby Pierre. To top off all of the amazing performances, L-S Girls’ Swim and Dive won the state championship with several amazing races across the board including senior swimmers, Bridget and Maeve Hogan and Allison Graff,  junior Tamara Papovsky, and Sophomore Joslin Halsey. L-S, who was not favored to win, won the meet before their last event had even finished and made sure to teach the other teams to not count out the underdogs.

Looking forward to the spring season, L-S has several competitive teams. L-S Girls’ Varsity Rugby,  led by L-S Wellness teacher and MIAA Coach of the year Sarah Greeley, will be back to fight for another state title to add to their collection. L-S Girls’ Varsity Tennis, captained by Camille Butters, Carly Heslop, and Heather Naum, is also expected to put up strong competition. Additionally, L-S Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse will be lead by their 5 committed players: Lucy Davis (Senior, University of Michigan), Katie Wolin (Senior, Bucknell University), Claire Jones (Senior, Babson College), Harper Friedholm (Junior, Cornell University), and Lydia Canavan (Junior, Davidson College). The team will be looking to surpass their place in the final four last year where they fell in a tough loss to Westwood. Finally, L-S Girls Varsity Softball and Girls Track and Field will also be teams to watch this spring. The performance of all girls’ sports at L-S shows the multitude of strong female athletes as well as the amazing female coaches and athletics employees who make this all possible.  Happy Women’s History Month!