Spring sports: End of season recap


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Senior Wyatt Schaffer (middle left) sharing a smile with his fellow senior Cody Kennison (left), and teammates Harrison Brewer (middle right) and Chase Kitchens (right).

Men’s Lacrosse:  

With an overall record of 4-13, Green Hope’s Men’s Lacrosse team endured a rough season. Winning against Cary High twice, Panther Creek High once and Jordan High once, the Falcons fell short on the scoreboard, following the trend of the past two seasons. Ahead of most of the stats, Alex Wagner (‘23) held an average of 3.4 goals per game with a total of 91 season points. Another successful senior, Jake Bell (‘23), had 78 shots on goal with a .312 shot percentage. The team finished 24th in the 4A – East Division. 

Women’s Lacrosse:

Holding a record of 13-6, the Green Hope Women’s Lacrosse team has had a successful season. The Lady Falcons won the majority of their games, similar to their past two seasons. In the 2021-22 season, the team held a record of 10-7, and in 2020-21, a record of 12-1. The team finished 9th in the NCHSAA – East Division and 22nd in the state. Stat leader Delaney Cowen (‘24) has an average of 4.1 goals per game with 83 season points. Kayla Nguyen (‘24) has 89 season points with an average of 3.3 assists per game. 

Men’s Tennis:

With an overall record of 5-0 in the conference, the Green Hope Men’s Tennis team had a phenomenal season. The Men’s Tennis team claimed victory for every single one of their matches this season, including taking victory against Gibbons for Regional champions on May 17, and taking home the title of the 2023 NCHSAA Men’s Tennis State Champions on May 20. Outstanding players this season have been Aiden Xu (‘25) and Neel Varadan (‘26) as this year’s Men’s Tennis MVP’s at the State Championship. The team captains for the season were Brij Bhatt (‘25) and Josh Bang (‘23) as they brought this year’s team to victory, along with the head coach of the Men’s Tennis team, Bob Jones.

Men’s Golf: 

The Green Hope Men’s Golf team ended the regular season with a strong showing at the Prestonwood Country Club on May 17, with player Jake Lewis (‘24) becoming a medalist. The team then traveled to Keith Hills on May 2, as outstanding seniors Quinlan Polin (‘23) and Shlok Jain (‘23) – consistent medalists throughout the season– led the team to take home the SWAC Conference State Championship. The team’s impressive efforts paid off, as they finished runner-up in the state-wide competition. 

Varsity Baseball:

Green Hope Varsity Baseball capped off their season with a 13-3 loss to Green Level, finishing off their season. They ended with a 9-11 overall record, and a 5-9 conference record. While the results of the season may not have been exactly what the team was hoping for, the season was filled with highlights. Sophomore Mason Dean finished the year leading the team in on-base percentage, batting average, and stolen bases. Junior Harrison Brewer led the team in earned run average, demonstrating his pitching prowess, and junior Jacob Krebs led the team in home runs and finished second in batting average and on base percentage. Seniors Wyatt Schaffer and Cody Kennison played well in their senior year and now look forward to their careers beyond Green Hope. 

Junior Harrison Brewer remarked on the team’s play this year: “We played well towards the beginning of the season, but near the end we didn’t play as well as we would’ve wanted to.” Brewer also mentioned the team’s chemistry: “We play for each other, and we are all great friends. I’m looking forward to next season.”


Throughout the softball season, there were ups and downs. The team kept their spot as 7th in the Southwest Wake 4A division, with their final score being 6-13. Just as the girls built their position, they built their team up and made lasting memories. The girls all described this season as fun and character building, coming closer with each other. One of the players, Adriana Rodriguez (‘25), described the season as “good, I made good friends and saw myself improve towards the end.” All and all, the falcons are very proud of themselves, and happy with how their season went.  

Women’s Soccer:

Green Hope Women’s Soccer team ends its season with a record of 3-13-2. Although the team has faced adversity, their chemistry as a whole improved greatly and they learned to play as one. The team started off with the hardship of losing their coach, Jason Wolfe, due to a surprise surgery, but senior captain Lily Rhodes stated that “It was challenging but manageable.” Rhodes played all four years of high school and her favorite memory is going through the years with the seniors that stayed on the team from freshman to senior year. Compared to the beginning of the season, the team’s spirits were uplifted, their ability to work together improved, and even though many of the seniors are sad to be leaving, they have had a fulfilling time together. 

Track and Field:

The Green Hope Track & Field team have ended their season on a high note with multiple personal best times and achieving high podium finishes. On May 2nd and May 3rd, Green Hope Track hosted multiple schools in the county for the SWAC Championship tournament. 

Third place finishes from the weekend included; Jenna Costa in the 100m hurdles, Lucas Soares in the shot put, Ivana Gomez in the triple jump, Gavin Hansen in the 1600m run, and Andrew Vo in the 800m run. 

Impressive second place finishes from the night included; Christian Wright in the 100m and 200m dash, Alise Turner in the 300m hurdles, Cameron Gregg in the 300m hurdles, and Gavin Hansen in the 3200m run. 

The SWAC champions of the day, achieving first place out of eleven teams in the county, include: Christian Wright in the 400m dash, Sebastian Percival-Shim in the 800m run, and the 4x800m relay consisting of Andrew Vo, Seamus O’Driscoll, Gabe Cardenas, and Sebastian Percival-Shim.

After a successful regionals meet, the team advanced to the NCHSAA 4A State Championships  on May 20th- going against schools all over North Carolina.  Gavin Hansen got 6th in the 3200m run, with a personal best time and Jenna Costa followed through with a 9th place finish in the 100m hurdles with another personal best. The 4×800 relay team consisting of Gavin Hansen, Andrew Vo, Sebastian Percival-Shim, and Dax Mahone ended the night with a speedy 4th place finish, officially concluding the season. From start to finish the outdoor Track & Field team certainly was consistent in training and meets- constantly showing out during competition and earning personal best times from their consistent efforts throughout the season.