Field Hockey won 4 of their last 5 games, to finish with a 5 – 5 overall record. Showed great improvement not only from last year but within the season this fall. The US is looking forward to welcoming the 10 8th graders to the team in 2020. With the US winning the 2019 IAAM championship, this is a program on the rise.
Girls Soccer is a growing program at Friends School of Baltimore, as proven with having a JV team for the first time in 5 years, those numbers will continue to grow as the MS teams were larger in 2019. On the A-team, side season started with 3 straight wins, including a 3 – 0 victory over powerhouse McDonogh. On the B side of things, a spirited 0 – 0 tie vs Cathedral on Deering field was a great way to end the home portion of the season. Both teams showed lots of growth during the year.
Boys Soccer continued what is quickly becoming a powerhouse. JV Soccer won its 3rd straight championship and the Varsity team appeared in its 3rd straight championship game. The MS teams showed that the program will continue to flourish as the A team swept McDonogh and Concordia on its way to another winning season. The B team battled and improved as the year went on and was one of the most fun teams to watch all season long.
Flag Football went 4 - 2 this year and won their last 2 games of the season. They averaged over 35 points a game. Flag Football is a growing sport in the MIAA as Boys Latin and Severn fielded teams this year and we look for more fun from this group next year.
Tennis, theseason was a blast! We had so many MS players we had to break them into two groups. Only in its second year as an MS program, there is even talk of splitting the teams to follow the IAAM (Girls) in the fall and MIAA (Boys) in the spring. More to come on that!
Cross Country is kind of a dynasty at Friends, with the boys winning their 5th straight MIAA title this year and the Girls having their most successful season in the history of the school. The MS runners keep getting better in the overall number (23 team members in 2019) and improving times. Running in 5 meets in 2019, including the first time ever that the MIAA and IAAM separated for a meet on October 3rd, this was a new and fun challenge for our MS team.