By Stella Maclean, Ariana Rowe, Noah Farb, and Ethan Sidman
As we enter the winter months and exit fall, a recap of Winsor and Belmont Hill’s wonderful Eastern Independent League (EIL) and Independent School League (ISL) fall sports is in order.
Winsor Cross Country had an exciting season, winning their 18th EIL Championship title. Some highlights were Meg Madison’s ’24 win in the championship race and Serena Toscani ’25 and Helena Nguyen ’23 earning All-League Honors.
Skylar Goldstein ’24, a junior on Varsity Soccer told us, “Varsity Soccer completed the season with an 8-4-2 overall record and advanced to playoffs as the third seed of the EIL tournament. Only two Winsor soccer teams have made the tournament since 2012, and the team improved their fourth-seed placement from last year!” JV Soccer also had a great season, with a record of 5-3-3.
The crew team had a spicy fall season and medaled in every regatta leading up to the competitive Head of the Charles Regatta, proving they were ready for the challenge. The 4+ boat finished 8th out of over 80 boats, and the 8+ came from starting 89th to their impressive finish in 49th.
Varsity Volleyball started the season strong and ended with a 10-8 record. They faced Dana Hall at Under the Lights (UTL) and won a big game at home with many Winsor fans cheering them on. JV Volleyball finished with a hard-fought 7-9 record.
JV Field Hockey had a great season with a record of 9-3-1. Varsity Field Hockey came 3rd in the EIL after losing to Newton Country Day School (NCDS) in the EIL tournament. The team managed to qualify for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council tournament ( NEPSAC) for the second year in a row, and this year they took on NCDS for the fourth time. Unfortunately, the Wildcats did not win in the quarter-finals, but they are hopeful for next season, having a relatively young team. They finished the regular season with a record of 10-5-1.
Winsor competes within the EIL, but they also play many out-of-league schools to strengthen their schedules and test their skills against other competitive schools. Ms. Granese, Winsor’s athletic director, commented, “a tie or a one-goal loss against a skilled team is how you get better.”
Similarly, the Belmont Hill School has completed yet another successful fall campaign. The Varsity Football team finished the season with a 3-5 record, highlighted by a win over last year’s ISL champion Milton Academy. When asked about the season, linebacker Mac Green ’24 stateed, “It was pretty chill.” The varsity team hopes to build on their progress this season and improve in the coming years. JV Football also finished a promising season with an extremely strong 5-1 record: an impressive feat.
From football to fútbol, the Varsity Soccer team finished the season 5-8-5 going undefeated in their last four games. Future Captain Sean Scales ’24 said, “this was a tough season for us; however, we look forward to turning it around and doing big things for the next season.” The soccer team hopes to ride the momentum from the end of the year into the next campaign to bring home the hardware.
Cross Country added another successful season to their rich history of success. They finished 3rd at the ISL Championship, highlighted by the speedy Miles Sandoski ’24. They hope to capture that elusive championship next year as they gain a year of experience and keep many of their star runners.