Check in on spring sports

The Girls Lacrosse team celebrates after scoring a goal.

Photo courtesy of Instagram @bellarminegirlslacrosse

The Girls Lacrosse team celebrates after scoring a goal.

Kelen Tamurian


The Boys Lacrosse team warm up for a game.
(Photo courtesy of Instagram @bpsboyssoccer)

Spring sports have been well under way for over a month now, but the sports’ seasons are just heating up. Each team is looking toward the league championship, potentially district championship, and then the state championship. The Bellarmine community is rooting for each of them every step of the way.

Team captains came together to share their perceptions of how their respective seasons are going so far.

Soccer captain Jack Radovich said, “Our season is going well, despite injuries and such.”

Softball captain Lilly Burgess said, “We regularly lose, but it’s been like that for a long time. We’ve lost all of our games but we made it to seven innings last game so we were excited about that.”

Softball captain Jo Archbold said, “The season’s going well considering we have a lot of new players. The Bellarmine softball team is not exactly known for winning a lot of games, but we are known for having a lot of fun.”

Tennis captain Mina Nair said, “The season is going well so far. The team has bonded well and it is nice to see the upperclassmen and underclassmen getting along so well now. Since our matches last a few hours it gives us a lot of time to get to know each other better and build on our team spirit as we cheer on the other matches going on!”

Baseball captain Everett Johnson said, “The season started off really well because we have a really great team but the competition in our league is the best in the state. So with that being said, it’s been an up and down season but we’re definitely still in the mix to make the playoffs and be successful, we’re never really out of a game we have played so far.”

Baseball captain Joey Vaughan said, “So far, the season has been up and down. We definitely have the potential to play with anyone in the league.”

Lacrosse captain Amanda Shefler said, “The season is going really well so far. At the moment we are 5-1 with wins in all of the league games we have played. All of the girls are having so much fun!”

Track captain Ella Borsheim said, “The track season is going really well, I am really proud of everything that my teammates and I have been able to do.”

The seasons have of course been under way for about a month now, but there is still so much time left in the season for each spring sports’ team to reach their goals. Spring sports’ captains are eager to see where the rest of the season takes them and, of course, they hope it brings prosperity and joy.

Soccer captain Jack Radovich said, “I look forward to district and state competition and other high pressure situations.”

Softball captain Lilly Burgess said, “I am excited to get to know all my teammates better because we have a lot of freshmen on the team and because there are a lot of new players since most of the team didn’t come back after last year.”

Softball captain Jo Archold said, “The team is just really close. And we do keep getting better. I hope that we continue to progress.”

Tennis captain Mina Nair said, “I am excited to continue this team bonding for the rest of the season and continue supporting one another through practices and matches – because I believe that really helps even during our hardest matches.”

Baseball Captain Everett Johnson said, “I’m excited to see the improvement the team will have and make everyday because the league is competitive and I’m excited to see us rise to the challenge.”

Baseball captain Joey Vaughn said, “I’m excited for the second half of the season and seeing where this team can go. We’ve been pitching really well and playing good defense, so when we start hitting, we can be a very good team. We have the tools to have a great rest of the season, and we just need to put it all together.”

Lacrosse captain Amanda Shefler said, “I am excited to finish out the season strong. I have seen so much improvement from every single player including myself. Our team is continuing to get better as the season progresses. Our next 7 games will be very fun and competitive!”

Track captain Ella Borsheim said, “I am definitely looking forward to training with the team for the rest of the season and getting faster and stronger. I am really excited to compete in my last season of high school track, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”

Holding the title of “team captain” is a big responsibility and something that Bellarmine spring sports’ team captains do not take lightly. When asked about whether they feel they are leaving their legacy on the team, spring sports’ captains had a lot to say.

Soccer captain Jack Radovich said, “As captain I hope to leave a winning culture here at Bellarmine.”

Softball captain Lilly Burgess said, “I hope so, I didn’t know I was going to be a captain this year and so I don’t feel totally qualified to be a captain, but I hope that I am.”

Softball captain Jo Archbold said, “I’ve been captain for two years now, and I hope I’m leaving a legacy behind. I hope that I brought good energy and a solid work ethic to the team.”

Tennis captain Mina Nair said, “As a captain, I feel like I am leaving a legacy on the team with my other captains. We all are working to increase team morale while also being respectful of the teams we are playing. Whether it is through leading our team cheer after practices and matches or cheering on the remaining matches even if one doesn’t feel great about their own game – I hope this will stick with our team and I cannot wait for the rest of the season!”

Baseball captain Everett Johnson said, “I feel like I am leaving a legacy because just like the other captains we show up to every practice or optional workout and give it our all, so just giving an example of how do to things the right way on a day to day basis, I hope helps the future leaders on the team and holding my teammates accountable to push them so they can be the best for them and for the team is something I’ve really tried to do this year because I know how great this team can be, so I hope that my efforts show up after I’ve left the team.”

Baseball captain Joey Vaughan said, “I hope us seniors leave behind a legacy of hard work and always competing. All of the seniors have put in a lot of work both in the off-season and every day at practice, and I hope this trickles down to future teams as well.”

Lacrosse captain Amanda Shefler said, “As a captain I feel as though my legacy will be left on the team, but even more so I am making a positive impact on the legacies of my teammates. I want to be remembered as a captain who led by example and worked to foster positive relationships with each teammate. No matter what, I know the family aspect of Girls Lacrosse will continue to carry on.”

Track captain Ella Borsheim said, “I hope so, I mean being a part of the track team has been such a positive experience for me throughout high school, and so I hope that I am leaving a legacy on the team and making it a positive environment for my teammates.”

The Bellarmine community is very proud of the spring sports teams and the leadership their respective captains have demonstrated thus far. The rest of the spring sports season is still to come, hopefully with league titles, district championship titles, and state championship titles  in tow.

The Girls Lacrosse team celebrates after scoring a goal.
(Photo courtesy of Instagram @bellarminegirlslacrosse)