By Avonlea Cummings
Hometown Weekly Sports Reporter
In the spring of 2023, Westwood student-athletes experienced an extraordinary season brimming with talent, triumphs, and unwavering determination to compete against the best. Every athlete acknowledges the challenges inherent in their pursuits, but above all, each season brings rewarding moments, particularly when the essence of sports lies in personal growth and enjoying the process.
As we summarize the final season records of the spring, it is crucial to acknowledge the immense dedication exhibited by each athlete to their respective sports and the abundance of talent held by each team.
Commencing with Westwood's lacrosse teams, the girls' team, under the diligent guidance of Coach Margot Spatola, prepared relentlessly to face formidable competition. The girls concluded their season with an outstanding 19-5 record, culminating in their third consecutive championship appearance—an incredible feat. Witnessing their weekly display of talent on the field was truly remarkable, as the team continued to improve. Meanwhile, under the leadership of Head Coach Todd Zahurak, the boys' team delivered an impressive 15-5 season, fueled by an eight-game winning streak during the regular season.
In baseball, the team wrapped up their season with a 15-8 record, setting the stage for postseason action. Head Coach Bryan Whelan and his team left a lasting impression throughout the season, boasting a nine-game winning streak. Simultaneously, the girls' softball team displayed tremendous effort, concluding their season with an 11-8 record.
Head Coach Tom Grandy guided the girls as they honed their skills throughout the season, aiming to secure a postseason berth.
The girls' tennis team concluded an exceptional season with a remarkable 15-2 record, competing in the playoffs. Similarly, the boys' team achieved an impressive 11-6 record, earning their place in the state championship playoffs through perseverance and consistent performance. Both teams faced challenging opponents, making their mark in the fiercely competitive league.
The boys' golf team concluded their season with an 11-4-1 record, highlighted by a five-game winning streak against Dover-Sherborn, Dedham, Norwood, Bellingham, and Medfield.
To encapsulate the success of the spring seasons, the girls' track and field team amassed a commendable 4-1 record, while the boys tallied a respectable 3-2 record for the year. It was a truly remarkable season, providing an opportunity to witness and celebrate the outstanding talents displayed by these young athletes. Hometown Weekly is honored to be part of the action and eagerly anticipates the forthcoming talent in the fall.