Season in review: Lake Forest’s 2017 spring sports

FELTON – With this past Saturday’s DIAA state championship action in the rear-view mirror, the 2017 spring sports season is officially in the books across the state of Delaware.

While the Lake Forest Spartans didn’t cap the spring with any team state championships, the school turned in impressive campaigns across numerous different sports. Here’s a brief look at how each spring sport fared this season.

Baseball: 2-16 record

Lake lost the season’s first 12 games, but won back-to-back games over St. Thomas More (11-2) and Woodbridge (7-6) on Thursday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 9.

With just one senior on the roster and a flock sophomores and juniors, Lake will use this year’s two-win season to build on once next spring comes along.

Golf: 3-14 record

The golf squad enjoyed late-season success, with a late-April 281-300 victory over First State Military Academy and a pair of wins over Woodbridge (255-257) and MOT Charter (248-274) in May.

Kaden Boots and Keegan Thomas were co-medalists in the final regular season win over Charter, each recording a score of 58 in the win.

Boys’ lacrosse: 3-11 record

The boys’ lacrosse squad put up 20+ goals in two games in 2017 – a 21-1 win over McKean and a 20-15 win over Sussex Central. Freshman Kade Collins led the way in the McKean victory, scoring six goals and adding a pair of assists. In the Central victory, junior Carter Kenton scored six goals and junior Kurt Moyer scored five.

The girls’ soccer team made its fourth consecutive tournament appearance this season. Pictured here is senior midfielder Kallie Moyer during the Lady Spartans’ first-round match-up with DMA last month (The Journal/Ben Heck).

The team’s other win this season came against Glasgow Monday, April 24. Sophomore Logan Johnson led the Spartans with five goals and an assist in the 19-2 victory.

Girls’ soccer: 7-7 record

For the fourth consecutive season, head coach Pietro Randazzo’s Lady Spartans squad made a DIAA state tournament appearance.

Following a 7-7 regular season effort, the Lady Spartans earned the No. 10 seed in the Division II state tournament bracket.

Unfortunately, a 1-0 loss at the hands of No. 7 DMA bounced the squad from the tournament in the opening round Saturday, May 20.

Softball: 16-2 record

After last year’s semifinals loss, Lake Forest came into this season hungry for a championship.

The Lady Spartans turned in a 16-2 regular season, capturing the Henlopen Championships and earning the No. 2 seed in the DIAA softball tournament.

The team loses seniors Mya Maddox, Faith Garey and Kerrigan Simpson, but still has enough young talent to make another deep run at a championship next spring.

Lake Forest junior Isaiah Morris, pictured here, took home an individual state title in the high jump and long jump events at the DIAA Track & Field state championships (Special to The Journal/LaFayette Bell Sr.).

Boys’ tennis: 6-7 record

Senior Grant Ford earned a first-round bye in the boys’ state tournament, facing Charter School of Wilmington’s Eric Chang in the second round. He lost to Chang 6-2 6-0.

The first doubles team of Patel/Fruehauf lost to Ganter/Tallman of Wilmington Friends in the first round.

Girls’ tennis: 0-13 record

Sophomore Stephanie Erwin competed in the DIAA state tournament in the third singles bracket, falling to Smyrna’s Erin Smallwood in the first round.

The second doubles team of Ellis/Durart also participated in the state tournament, falling to Fedele/Hughes of Smyrna in the first round.

Track & field

The girls’ squad capped an 8-4 regular season record with a runner-up finish at the 2017 DIAA State Track & Field championships (Division II) at Dover High School May 19 and May 20.

The boys’ squad, which also turned in an 8-4 regular season, finished third place at the track championships out of 18 events.

First-place finishes
Girls’ team: 4×200 meter relay team
Boys’ team: Isaiah Morris (high jump and long jump) and Cameron Lewis (shot put).

As a team, the girls’ squad ranked second among 16 Division II teams with 83 points, behind only Tatnall’s 168 points.

The boys’ squad ranked third among 22 Division II teams with 89 points, less than 10 points behind first place St. Georges (98 points) and Howard Tech (95).

Sports Editor Ben Heck can be reached at bheck@newszap.com.

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