2019 Fall Season Wrap Up!
The boys A team was 8-2 with 43 goals for and only ten goals against. The boys only losses were against Timberlane and Pond Road, two very strong teams. We were without six starters for the Pond Road game and we were down five players for the Timberlane game. More importantly, though, the boys soccer team had a very successful season by many other measures. We started out the season by deciding that we were not going to have any cuts, which allowed for full participation. As a result, the coaches and players developed some great relationships with the players that otherwise would not have made the team. The team embraced this decision throughout the season. The A and B teams worked together at practices and helped each other improve. One of our indications of success was improvement among all of our players. This goal was achieved. Our lower-level players became much better all around, and our veteran players developed more specific skills while learning new positions. Everyone built up their fitness levels. Some learned to be on a team, and some learned how to lead a team. Our team was consistently setting the bar for quality sportsmanship and always cognizant of representing themselves, their coaches, JW, and their parents. Our success was also evident in the numerous positive comments and emails from parents. Ms Murray provided excellent leadership by always providing us with the logistics, equipment and positive support needed to succeed. It was a great season. Submitted by Coach Hennessy and Coach McEvoy
Intramural Boys Basketball
It was another great year for Intramural Boys Basketball! We had over 80 boys sign up for this club and over 65 different boys attend this after-school club daily. Students were given opportunities to learn and/or enhance their individual skills, play on structured and organized refereed games, and also socialize with their friends. We had a great mix of ages and abilities, as students ranged from all three grade levels. We had 18 students from 7th grade participate, 18 students from 8th grade participate, and a whopping 29 students from 6th grade participate in this club! We met a total of 15 times throughout September and October and the boys were upset when the club ended. I’ll be looking forward to watching many of these boys continue to grow as basketball players, and will also be watching many of them play for the JW Boys Basketball Team this winter. Submitted by Coach Rothschild
The JW Tennis Club completed another fun season this fall. We enjoyed our walks to the CP courts (and twice to PHS) during which the students got to know each other and talk about many things, some JW related, some not. Once at the courts, we separated according to skill level. The beginners stayed with Mr. Powlen and Mr. Gonzalez to get some stroke instruction and then to hit with the coaches. The more experienced players went off to rally with each other and play doubles and king of the court. We usually finished practice by playing a group game, or two, of jail. The players seemed to enjoy each other and the season in general. Submitted by Coach Powlen and Coach McEvoy
JW’s Field Hockey team finished their season with a record of 14-1-1. They had an amazing season, having scored 53 goals while only having one goal scored against them the entire season. The “A” games finished with a record of 9-1-1 and 35 goals scored while the “B” games finished undefeated with a record of 5-0, all shutouts, and 18 goals scored. The team had 32 players, 16 of whom were in 8th grade. Everyone worked very hard this season and greatly improved their skills! The 8th graders will be missed very much and JW’s team looks forward to watching them play on the high school team next year! Congratulations JW Field Hockey team on an awesome season. Submitted by Coach Lennon and Coach Blake
The JWXC Team had a very successful season in terms of development, improvement, and success. Objectively, the boys team finished 8-1, while the girls team finished 8-0. We kept over 120 athletes on the roster, gave every runner at least 3 opportunities to run in meets, and were able to get 50 runners to complete in each race. Our boys won the Greenway Invitational for the 3rd year in a row, and our girls won it for the 2nd time. 9 girls made the top 20 all-time list for JW Greenway’s Course, while 5 boys made the top 20 all-time list for JW Greenway’s Course. 5 boys ran under 12:15 for a hilly 2 mile course, and 5 girls ran under 13:30 for a hilly 2 mile course. These are considered to be very competitive times. Our girls team had the strongest group of competitors we’ve seen in 5 years. They’ve now extended their winning streak to 3 seasons in a row going undefeated. Submitted by Coach Lee and Coach Yousko
Girls Soccer had a competitive season. A and B teams carried 37 girls from all grades. Each team was comprised of mixed grade levels, allowing girls to transition from A to B on an as-needed basis, with a core group on each team. Girls played on average 3 to 4 games a week and finished with an over 500 record. Over 50 goals were scored between both teams, dozens of great saves, and countless incredible plays. Most importantly, girls worked together and played with incredible sportsmanship. Each person improved and impacted gameplay. We were able to rotate players effectively and eliminated the need to make cuts and instead focused on player development. More touches on the ball, more practice and reps, and more fun for everyone! Submitted by Coach Riely and Coach Wargo