2022 Taking Course

Maggie O'Donnell and Kylene True

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This year’s freshman class, the class of 2022, is one of the largest classes to enter Scituate High School in recent years. Several students from this class have already had a tremendous influence on the athletic programs during the 2018 fall season at SHS. Seven out of the eight fall sport programs have recruited at least one freshman.

When the season started, freshman soccer player Sam Roman only knew her older sister and teammate Jess Roman (2020), but now she has great relationships with all the girls. Traditionally, the team assigns each underclassmen a “big sister,” an upperclassman who serves as a role model and friend on the team. Despite having her actual big sister on the team, Sam Roman’s “big sister” is her senior teammate Kaelin Logue. Describing Sam as a “bulldog” on the field, Logue said she has “the best attitude on and off the field.” Sam also scored during the Plymouth North game, which was very exciting.

Boys soccer took on Colby Mullen, and senior captain Adrian Ramirez called him a “consistent and hard defender.” Mullen has played soccer since second grade, so he went into the tryout process feeling well prepared. As the season progressed, he formed relationships with his teammates. Mullen said he is looking forward to being a role model in the coming years–like the older players were to him.

With such a large upperclassmen population on the field hockey team, Annabel May and Siobhan Reidy have received “swing” minutes on the varsity field, meaning they play on the varsity and junior varsity teams. Teammates describe them both as “skilled players,” and they are looking ahead to their future in the program.

A program of more than 75 athletes, the SHS cross country team is formidable. Nevertheless, freshmen Stella Spaulding, Kevin O’Keefe, and Jason (JJ) Adams have made literal and figurative strides toward success. Dedicated to running many miles after school every day, these teammates have performed well and formed strong relationships. Achieving one of the best female times, Spaulding said she enjoys the team because it’s “competitive but fun at the same time.”  O’Keefe and Adams both agreed that even though it’s “an individual sport, they all motivate each other and set pace.”

This season the boys golf program took on two freshmen: Austin Ryan and Joey Donovan. Senior captain Liam Higgins described Donovan as an “outstanding golfer who has a great attitude.” He said Austin is a “quiet but smart player.” Ryan and Donovan said they enjoy hanging out as a team, and their favorite memory from the season was going to TK’s for a dinner prior to one of their big matches.

Senior football captain Daniel May described freshman Keegan Sullivan as his “little Paddle Wan” and “youngin in training.”  Sullivan looks to be a key player for the team. While the chant, “He’s a freshman!” will expire at the end of the season, Sullivan hopes to strike up more Scituate spirit in the future. According to senior teammate Tommy Greene, Sullivan is a “smart player” who will be a “great addition” for years to come.  

Freshman cheerleader Lauren Babb stood out this season despite her initial nerves as a freshman on the varsity cheerleading team.  Babb’s older sister and team captain, Julia Babb, has definitely made the transition to a varsity sport much easier for her. One of her favorite aspects of the team is making posters, but Babb said nothing beats the “hype” of game night.  During the next half-time performance, be sure to watch for the “Pyramid,” Lauren’s favorite stunt!

Throughout the 2019 fall sports season, the level of skill in the freshman class has shown a promising future for Scituate High School Athletics.  After a school history of league and state titles, the Class of 2023 has the talent to lead SHS in a similar direction. We look forward to hearing and watching these freshmen through their high school athletic endeavors.  

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2022 Taking Course