April and May, two of the most exciting months of the year in my mind as we are able to get outside for spring sports after a long winter (okay, this winter we did get pretty lucky!).
We returned from spring break with many eager seventh and eighth graders. In addition to the 19 students participating in our Running program and 22 enjoying Activities, we have over 60 seventh and eighth graders who have taken to the turf to play lacrosse.
How lucky are these students and coaches to have turf fields? You never know what weather spring will bring, and even Mother Nature couldn’t keep our enthusiastic “laxers” inside after last week’s snowfall. And a special thanks to Rick Chute for plowing our fields. I imagine we were one of the only area schools not to have our lacrosse teams kept off the fields by the early April snow. So thankful for turf!
Brookwood athletes are well respected for not only their level of play and work ethic but most importantly for their sportmanship and leadership qualities.
Many of our athletes go on to play high school lacrosse and many have even gone on to play in college at the D3, D2 and D1 levels. The same success holds true for our students who pursue other athletic offerings like field hockey, soccer, basketball and running. The Brookwood athlete brings the whole package: strong work ethic, great team play, leadership on and off the field, and sportsmanship. We could not be more proud of our current athletes and our alums who have continued to pursue the sport they love.
Teams were recently announced, and now we are ready to start games. The varsity teams begin their schedules on April 13 at home while our JV teams begin the following week. Our competitive schedule takes us both away to play many high school JV teams while also getting the opportunity to host area high schools.
If you are in the area and want to enjoy an afternoon watching a great game being played byactivitiessfw an amazing group of students, we invite you to come by the turf fields. We’ll be there every afternoon enjoying lacrosse, and spring, at Brookwood.
– Jane Pirie, Brookwood School Athletic Director