Sports Spring Into Action

After a successful winter sports season that included many Boston Latin School teams making the state tournament and experiencing much success, it is time for warmer weather and spring sports!

Across the board, teams are excited to have their first normal spring season in a long time. After the cancellation of the 2020 season and the 2021 season having been filled with COVID-19 restrictions, student-athletes are happy to get back to business.

Every team this spring is “excited to get back […] and represent the pack,” says Greg Rosenkranz (I). For the seniors who have not had a full season since their freshman year, this is the last season that they will wear a Latin jersey. For those not going on to collegiate athletics, this is the last time they will play their sport. Every athlete has a reason to make this season count!


Under new Head Coach Mr. Brian Mylett, boys’ baseball returns with a similar roster for the second year in a row, and the anticipation is high. Last year’s team made it to the semifinals of Division I North Sectional. Captain Hayden Groh (I) says, “We want to win and get back to playoffs like last year, but our goal is to get better every day and to grow as a team.” He acknowledges the passion and drive that all of the players on the team have, saying “[This season], every game is a big game [on] our road to the playoffs. […] We never take our opportunities for granted.”

Boys’ Crew

After winning a gold medal at states in the fall, the boys’ crew team is hoping for a successful season following months of winter training. Captain Trygve Arestad (I) speaks for many seniors when he says, “It’s tough to leave my team behind in a few months, [yet] as my final season begins […], I couldn’t have a better team to experience it with.”

Girls’ Crew

Girls’ crew is already off to the races, taking home the Salvo Cup in their first race of the season against Brookline. The team will be busy in the coming months with races almost every weekend. Captain Olivia Sullivan (I) is looking forward to it, saying, “It’s a lot of fun, and we’re all super excited to be able to race normally again!”

Boys’ Lacrosse

Although they struggled with low numbers due to COVID-19 last year, boys’ lacrosse still managed to beat two teams for the first time in program history. Abraham Lester-Baralli (II) says that a big goal this season is to compete with some talented teams that they have not played in a while. He notes that their first game against Milton is one that will be an opportunity to “show the DCL what this team is about.”

Girls’ Lacrosse

The girls’ lacrosse team is, according to captain Isabella Hughes (I), “coming off [of their] best season in program history,” which ended with a state tournament run to the semifinals of Division I North Sectional. They are looking forward to even more this year. A large turnout at tryouts and lots of skilled players gives them a good shot. 


Last year during a shortened season, the sailing team placed second in the Metro Division of the Mass Bay League Team Racing Championships. This year, the team is already facing difficulties because of structural issues on Pier 4 in Charlestown, where they are based. Although delaying the start of the season is not ideal, the team is still grateful they have a longer one than last year. Johnny Sargent (I) says, “Because we only lost one senior from last year to this year, we should be able to pick up where we left off with only slight changes to our pairings. With more time training and racing together, we will be able to build the team chemistry needed to be even more successful this spring.”


As reigning Dual County League champions for the first time since 2013, members of the softball team are ready for the tough competition they are bound to face this season. They have “some very strong returners but […] also have some new girls who are ready to step up,” according to captain Sydney Hanlon (I). They hope to win the League again and advance further in the playoffs, which will involve working on replacing last season’s senior leadership.

Boys’ Tennis

Boys’ tennis makes its return this year with the same starting lineup. They made it to the second round of states last season with a largely young team. “Many were first-time starters, including two seventh graders, so having a year’s worth of experience should definitely help,” says Rosenkranz. Like most teams, the goal is to go further in state competitions than last year. He notes that with a low number of matches, “Each will be important but especially against teams like Bedford and Cambridge, who we always are close [in scoring] with.”

Girls’ Tennis

The girls’ tennis team had a limited number of matches last year, but they managed to win the DCL small regular-season title and make it to the semifinals of the Division I North Sectional. Christine Maher (II) is “looking forward to a more competitive environment” this year.

Track and Field

Both girls’ and boys’ track and field have had a tough two years, with COVID-19 restrictions affecting cross country, indoor and outdoor track. Despite this, athletes have “run personal records and school records. Just this past winter season, Rachel Starr (IV) ran the school record in the two-mile and placed very well at the State Meet. […] Already this spring season, Louie Belile (I) broke his own school record in the 100-meter dash,” says captain Sophie Ahearn (I). Ahearn will be running for the United States Naval Academy next year. As she closes out her final season with BLS, she is “looking forward to the opportunity to get to lead a young team because I can pass on to them the joy, success and lessons that running has offered me.”

Boys’ Volleyball

This season, the boys’ volleyball team is ready to go. They qualified for the state tournament last year and hope to make it further this time around. Like most other BLS teams, they are simply grateful for a longer season.