Spring Sports Success

Finishing an amazing spring sports season at Marriotts Ridge, boys lacrosse and baseball have both won titles. Lacrosse won the county title going undefeated in county games, and baseball won the regional championship against Centennial.
The MRHS boys lacrosse team capped off an impressive season by winning the county title. Their record at the end of the regular season was 8-3 overall and 8-0 in the county. Prior to the season, they were not expected to go undefeated in the county, but they showed impressive grit in one goal wins over Howard, Mt. Hebron and Glenelg.
“The team had a lot of talent, which helped us win big games, but we also played for each other because of how close we are. We were able to put all the pieces together and come out on the right end of a few close games,” junior Quinn Jenkins said.
Their season was cut short after a tough playoff loss against Mt. Hebron in the second round of the playoffs. This was a team that the Mustangs had previously beaten in a hard fought game, but on that night, Mt. Hebron came out with the win.
“Mt. Hebron was a very talented team with many star players, and they are an experienced team that has been playing together for a while. However … we did not play the best lacrosse we could have,” senior Michael White shared.
As for the Marriotts Ridge Varsity baseball team finished with a record of 13-9. The Mustangs had a very challenging but successful season overcoming many different challenges and obstacles.
“Throughout the season, we had to deal with many challenges and adjustments. For starters one of our best players, Ben Cizek, tore his ACL during his senior season of football. The county was also very competitive this year, and there were many tough games that came very close. Some of our biggest challenges were playing against Howard, Glenelg and Long Reach.,” junior Jack Coughlin explained.
Looking past the challenges they faced, they had a great deal of successes as well. Even after losing several games in a row, the team remained positive and turned their season around just in time for their playoff run.
“The biggest factor that contributed to our success was our roster. I believe we had one of the best rosters in school history. The amazing roster allowed us to achieve our goal of winning regionals. Overall, I think the season went almost exactly as planned and I don’t think we could have done much better,” junior Barry Romero said.
Both the MRHS boys lacrosse and baseball teams were successful and gained support throughout the season. By the end of the year, many students were coming out to support their schools teams. Both teams are returning large portions of their players and are expected to be top performers for years to come.