Boys and Girls Soccer Teams Are Making History


Amy Mick

The boy’s soccer team points to the HCAM camera after winning their game against Ashland. The win secured the team the TVL Championship for the first time sicne 2009. “Anyone can play on the field at anytime and we’ll perform. We just have a great depth to this team that gives us more of a holistic approach to the game” Green said.

For the first time ever in school history, both the boys and girls soccer teams won the TVL Championship in the same year.  The teams are moving into a competitive playoff run in hopes of bringing home the State Championship.

The last time the boys soccer team won the TVL title was in 2009. This is only the second time the girls soccer team has won the TVL title since 1987. 

“I think it just goes to show how strong of a community we have and how strong of a program we have. Both teams are always working really hard and just doing their best to be the best team in the state,” senior midfielder Jack Green said.

The boy’s team finished the regular season with a 15-1 record, placing them second in the state Division 2 tournament power rankings. They also set the record for the best boys soccer record in school history. The team is led by a large group of seniors, including Jack Green, Declan Mick, and Sean Golembiewski, who are determined to go have a deep run in the playoffs.

“The goal is to win the state championship. That’s what we’ve been looking forward to the entire year and we’re in a great position to do so,” Green said.

“We have the fortune of having superb players, and their level of character is more impressive than their play,” said boys team assistant coach Dan Collins.

The girls team finished the regular season with a 12-3 record, placing them nineteenth in the state Division 1 tournament power rankings. The girls team is powered by their young starting core and senior strength, including right-back Ellie Driscoll.

Photo of: TVL Champions In The History Books
The girls soccer team celebrates after beating Holliston. The team won the TVL Championship for the second time in program history since 1987. “I’m most proud of how far we’ve come. I think we’ve really left our mark this year and I’m really proud of what we accomplished” Driscoll said.
(Daniel D’Alleva)

“There are a lot of strong parts in our team. There is a group of players in every position that just work so well together,” Driscoll said.

“We have all bonded together off to the field and it has allowed us to communicate and play hard on the field at a high level.”

Both teams have players who have played on the varsity team together for multiple years now, creating strong bonds.

“I love the camaraderie of this team. We’re all just best friends and it makes it a lot more enjoyable when we win. And when we lose, we’re able to bounce back quickly because we all want to play for each other,” Driscoll said.

“My favorite memory was actually the Ashland game I missed. I had the game streaming, and the players knew it. Every time they scored and after the game, they all pointed up to the camera because they knew I was watching. It meant a lot,” Collins said.

The TVL Championship has been on the teams’ minds since the first day of practice.

Assistant coach Collins gave all of the boys a tag to put on their bags for motivation that said, ‘Tri-Valley League Champions Boys Soccer 2009’. 

“It felt amazing when we beat Ashland to win the championship. We were able to finally cross that off and write 2022,” Green said.

Although both teams have had record-setting years, the season is not over yet. On Friday, the girls team beat #19 Lexington 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs. 

“We’ve been preparing all season. I think that our team athleticism as a whole has gotten a lot better. I think that we can outlast a lot of other teams and we’re a highly, highly skilled team that teams are going to have trouble beating,” Driscoll said.

The girls team is playing in Attleboro against #3 Bishop Feehan on Thursday at 5 PM.

On Sunday, the boys team beat #34 Fitchburg 1-0 with Sean Golembiewski scoring the winning goal in overtime to send the team to the Round of 16.

“We try to be as honest as possible with the players. As each game gets harder and harder, we believe it’s really important to be honest about what we’re seeing from game to game. We’ve also emphasized time and time again that despite there only being 11 guys on the field at a time, we rely on all 23 of them for success,” Collins said.

The boys team faced #18 Sharon at home on Wednesday. They won with 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime after a goal by Dylan Michaud.

Regardless of their playoff fortunes, both teams have secured historic seasons.