Soccer and basketball are back in action! The DHS Soccer and Basketball Teams are ready and waiting for the competition.
The DHS Soccer Team geared up for the new season with scrimmages starting in early November and later with games. The team has a record of 6-2-2 as of Dec. 12, with wins against Fountainbleau High School, Isidore Newman School, Barbe High School, Baton Rouge Magnet High School and Gulfport High School.
Additionally, the Soccer Team won in the 13th Annual Soccer Classic on Dec. 3, hosted by Dominican. Senior Marcelle Kepper, midfielder, kicked the winning goal to defeat BR Magnet High School 1-0 in a competitive championship matchup. Kepper’s goal was in result of a cross from sophomore Lizzie Algero, midfielder.
“This team is special because we are so tight knit. We share one common desire: the will to win,” said senior Maddie Wadkins, goalkeeper.
Mr. Al Silvas, soccer coach, is preparing his team for upcoming tournaments in the new year and the Mandeville Holiday Classic over Christmas break. Mr. Silvas and the team are working each day to reach their goal of going deep into the playoffs and competing for a state championship title.
“Family, dedication, redemption and respect are the four ingredients for the 2016-2017 soccer season,” said Mr. Silvas. “Upperclassmen and underclassmen are needed to win a game. Everyone needs to contribute in order for us to be successful, and that is why teamwork is emphasized so much in this program.”
The DHS Basketball Team had its season debut on Nov. 15 with a 43-31 victory over Grace King High School, and the team’s record is 10-3 as of Dec. 12.
DHS took first place at the De La Salle High School Basketball Tournament, held Dec. 1-3. Dominican defeated Riverdale High School, Sacred Heart Academy and St. Scholastica Academy to take the tournament championship. Senior Adelia Obioha, power forward, put up a whopping 22 points against St. Scholastica in the championship game of the tournament.
“We all work really well together,” said senior Caitlyn Sullivan, center, about her fellow teammates. “We have a lot of talent on this team and the season has been off to a great start.”
“I’m seeking to keep the season competitive with a busy tournament schedule and looking for each player to play their roles in each game,” said Mr. Ryan Reuter, basketball coach.
The basketball team’s next matchup is Friday, Dec. 16 against St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School, and their next tournament is December 27-29 at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge.
– Morgan Forshag