As the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association nears the end of its winter season, Boston Latin School still has several notable teams and athletes who have found success in the state tournament or have clinched playoff berths and are excited for the postseason ahead.
There are individual athletes who have experienced great success. BLS wrestling team captain RJ Petrucelli (I) secured first place at sectionals and finished sixth in the Division I All-State Wrestling Tournament. Another notable winter athlete, Rachel Starr (IV), finished in seventh place in the two-mile at the Massachusetts All-State track meet on February 26, breaking the school record in the process.
Several teams will also play in the state tournament at the beginning of March. Girls’ varsity basketball clinched the 21st seed in Division I with a final record of 12-4. This will be the first time the girls’ basketball program has made the state competition in nine years.
Both the boys’ and girls’ hockey teams also qualified for the state tournament and earned a “bye” in the first round. They hope to make it far into the tournament and continue to compete for the next few weeks.
Last year, there were no state tournaments for any winter teams, so for many of the athletes, this will be their first time playing in a game with such high stakes. Seniors, on the other hand, missed out on a chance to compete at this level last year and look forward to finishing up this memorable season by making it as far into states as possible.