STHS’s baseball team returns with a shift in the coaching staff. Head coach, Chris Shelly, has stepped down and replacing him will be Dennis Primavera. Coach Bond returns as does a former Spartan baseball coach, Brian Finn. The team is looking forward to big seasons from seniors Martin Pauwels and Jeffrey Hammons. The Spartans will play a tough schedule but figure to compete for conference and district championships.
Player to Watch: Julian Salzer
Spartan softball has also undergone a coaching change. Replacing Ed Jones is Curt Cyliax. Coach Cyliax inherits a team that features pitchers, Kim Machalette and Jennifer Hammons. Machalette is a senior, while Hammons is only a sophomore. The team relies heavily on the leadership of junior, Brianna Littlepage and the speed of fellow junior, Jewell Ringgold.
Player to Watch: Alyssa Ard
The boys’ lacrosse team is led by Coach Bill Krewson. Coach Krewson should have great balance with talented players in each grade level. Senior, Brendan Doyle, plans to attend Catholic University and play lacrosse. With seniors Malik Ball, Jamie Dougherty, and Brandan O’Hara, this group has big-game experience.
Player to Watch: Ryan Donofry
Headlining the girls’ lacrosse team is UConn signee, Juli Cardamone. This season she is within range of breaking the school’s all-time scoring record. Cardamone also has strong senior running mates in Riley Greenleaf and Marie Brockman. Both of these seniors are headed to college lacrosse: Greenlead to IUP and Brockman to Gannon. Former Spartan, Maggie Canavan, enters her first season as the head coach. Her experience playing at Bloomsberg will be a great asset to this team.
Player to Watch: Allison Yoder
Our boys’ tennis team is coached by Tom Hawley and Richard Palmer. This year the team looks for Justin Reid (Senior Captain) to finish his high school tennis career as a strong leader and singles player. Ethan Steinberg is a very athletic sophomore who played a varsity role last year as a freshmen.
Players to Watch: Igor McVeagh & Sasha McVeagh
STHS’s track team has some exceptional talent this year. Headlining for the Spartans are Jhaloni Johnson, Kyle and Chelsea Wyche, Chris Stone, and Abby Uehling. Several Spartans made the trip to States during winter track, so this spring looks very promising for Springfield. The team is led by Coaches Chris Mazurek, David Arner, Jess Riley, and Rich Colonna.
Player to Watch: Sydni Stovall