Fall sports wrap up

STAFF WRITER Juliana McKee, Staff Writer

As November nears, fall sports are soon coming to an end. All teams have had amazing

accomplishments. Many seniors speak out and share their fondest memories of the past four

years, and their love for their teams.

 

The Methacton Football team had a tough year, but worked very hard and by the end of

the season were able to steal some wins. Methacton beat Norristown in their homecoming game

and they also defeated Owen J. Roberts in one of their last games of the season. “We’ve hit some

rough patches,” says Senior Quarterback Jason Eckman, “but we’ve all been through a lot

together and we always have fun.”

 

Defeating Springford in the finals, the Boys Golf team won the PAC Championship for

the fourth year in a row. #1 in the state and #22 in the country, senior Kyle Vance got 1st place in

the individual league championship, and placed high at regionals, districts, and states. He will

continue his golf career at Kansas State University. Fellow senior Harvey Smith shares, “It was

great being able to grow and play with such a large group of seniors for the past 4 years,” shares

senior Harvey Smith. “We all became really close and being able to do what we love together

was something special.” The team had many memories to share from all their years together.

 

The Girls Tennis team won their 7th league championship in a row, finishing with an

overall record of 14-3 and 10-1 record in the PAC. Seniors Sydnie Markowitz, Katie Benson,

Sydney Thompson, and sophomore Dina Nouaime, competed in the League Doubles tournament

and took 4th place. “It was a great season,” says Markowitz, “as a senior, it was my most

successful year and a great way to end my career at Methacton.” Markowitz plans to continue

her tennis career in college.

 

The Boys Soccer team ended their season with an 8-9-1 record. The boys agree together

that their biggest accomplishment this year was winning their last game against Perkiomen

Valley in overtime. In previous years, every game that went into overtime ended in either a tie or

a loss, so this was huge for the team. Senior Mikey Kerkering shares his thoughts on his high

school soccer career and fellow teammates: “I’ve grown with these guys since 7th grade Arcola

soccer, and I wouldn’t have wanted to go through it with anyone else.”

 

Members of Girls Soccer had many memories to share about their soccer careers. They

weren’t thrilled with their 4-13 record, but they worked hard and bonded as a team this year

more than ever. Most of the girls have been playing together throughout their lives, even outside

of their school team. A sentimental Maddie Taylor talks about the season: “The last year of

soccer as a senior was definitely sad, but it’s been my favorite one yet… it was bittersweet. I’ll

never forget the headgear days of high school soccer…”

 

Making it all the way to districts, the Girls Field Hockey team had an amazing year

holding a 13-4-2 record. There are many talented players with many D1 and D3 college

committers. Committed to Dickinson, senior Emily Mycek shares her thoughts on the season and

the past 4 years of high school field hockey: “These past four years have been absolutely

amazing. We’ve had our ups and downs just like any other team, but at the end of the day we

always come together and have fun. I love my team to the moon and back.”

 

The talent of Methacton Athletics continues to grow with each year, as do the friendships

and bonds that form when joining a team. Seniors and graduates urge high school students to

become part of a team or club, even if you’re hesitant. Alumni Ryan McKee reminisces about his

days of a Methacton basketball player: “Joining a team or organization will help individuals by

building friendships and learning communication skills. You learn a lot about yourself and

others. It’s always so much fun and you’ll never regret it. You carry those bonds with you

through your whole life. I made some of my best friends during those four years, and I wouldn’t

change a thing.”