By Jasmin Jani and Leah John
Fall sports have officially begun at New Hyde Park Memorial High School as the teams have started practicing and working diligently. Many students are trying new sports and are thriving as they rapidly improve during practices and games. The athletes and coaches feel that they will be able to improve throughout the fall season.
“I want to see all our teams succeed and look forward to the great things they will do for the remainder of the fall season,” NHP athletic director Mr. Maguire said.
The girls soccer team has been learning the fundamentals and teamwork skills to help them succeed. A lot of seventh graders have joined the team this season, thus empowering the team to improve.
“I feel that the fall season will be the season of growth. Many of our players are new to the sport but are showing much progress,” junior high girls soccer coach Ms. Mantovi said.
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On October 6, NHP varsity girls soccer won their match against Hicksville 5-0.
The junior varsity field hockey team has been getting progressively better each day. The team has significantly grown in numbers this season as many newcomers begin to learn how to play the sport.
“Many of our players have never played before and are still learning the game so it has been awesome to see the girls pick up a stick for the first time to see them thrive in a game!” field hockey coach Ms. DiVello said.
The varsity football team currently maintains three wins and three losses and are hoping to make it to the playoffs. The team has a positive mindset for this season and is determined to persevere and advance through the fall season.
“The team has had its struggles, but we continue to work harder and look ahead. It’s important to get rid of the negatives and keep moving forward,” junior Jeremy Delacruz said.
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Varsity football wide receiver Tito Ruiz gets ready for the next play.
The cross country team has been working on building stamina and long distance running by making laps around the school, field and track. Many students enjoy cross country as it helps them improve physically.
“Cross country is great for building endurance and teamwork in a fun way,” 8th grader Ethan Kim said.
The girls district swim and dive team has been improving significantly due to their commitment to the sport. The new captains, Ryanne Redmond from Floral Park and Julia Tews from New Hyde Park, showcase leadership as they inspire the younger swimmers on the team.
“As a team we’ve definitely seen gradual progress and improvement throughout the season," Tews said. "It hasn’t been a singular moment or some sort of magical thing. This season’s been rough but I think it’s led us to form this bond and positive energy, which eventually translated into wanting to improve and see better results and these past few meets definitely show that new ambition.”
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Varsity soccer captain Liam Booth celebrates a goal with his teammates.
The boys varsity soccer team has been victorious in many of their games such as the one against Elmont Memorial High School with a score of 2-0. They tied South Side and lost one to Plainedge with a score of 4-2. The team hopes to reach the playoffs again.
“My senior season as captain is going better than I could’ve asked for,” senior Liam Booth said. “I am honored to lead such a great group of guys. The team has faced a lot of adversity but we overcame it together. I expect us to continue to keep playing well and having fun.”