Old Colony sports wishlist: sunshine, state success
Spring is coming, flowers are blooming and the cold will (hopefully) go away.
At Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, spring means the return of the baseball, softball and lacrosse seasons for students and coaches.
Old Colony's Athletic Director Matt Trahan says that his hopes for the spring season include nice weather (we hope so too, Coach Trahan) and seeing Old Colony's sports teams qualify for the league and state tournaments that will begin in May.
Some sports have already played their first game of the season.
One of them is the boys lacrosse team, which defeated Blue Hills Regional Technical High School, 9-6, on April 2. The team is coached by Old Colony science teacher William Trimble. Team members hope to play to the best of the team’s ability in every game. Trimble said part of the goal is to improve as a team and to improve as players in every game.
The team has nine seniors, including two who are new to the team this year: Liam Ashley, Tyler Bosse, Andrew Cox, Ronnie Frates, Jarred Gagne, Dylan Hanson, Joshua Kingsberry, Brad Plissey, and Ian Vezina.
Members of the girls lacrosse team are aiming to win the Mayflower League's overall vocational championship, which would qualify the team for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) tournament in May.
This years' captains are Mya Medeiros, Rachel Baker, and Elana Sargent. The team won the Mayflower Championship and qualified for vocational and the MIAA tournament in its last season.
The lacrosse team played its first game on Monday, April 9 at home, against Middleborough High School, which they won 13-2.
Old Colony's softball team is coached by Brandon Mendez, also the football coach. Mendez said that the goal for the team is to be competitive and win the Mayflower League, the vocational league division in which Old Colony competes. Mendez added that he and the team members would like to compete further, and win the State Vocational tournament as well.
The softball team started off the season with a bang, winning 16-1 against South Shore Vocational Technical High School on Thursday, April 5.
Last, but certainly not least, is Old Colony's baseball team. The team is coached by Old Colony math teacher Craig Lincoln. Last year's team won the Mayflower Championship and the vocational championship. The baseball team has six seniors: Paul Ashley, Cameron Nataly, Drew Sullivan, Kyle Sylvia, Joseph Weigel and Brandon Zakrousky.
The team beat Tri-County Technical High School 11-2 on April 9.
Zachary McMahon is a sophomore at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.