by Ellie Cascio and Taylor Herrick
Spring has finally arrived at the Hath!!
We interviewed the captains (again!) of Softball, Lacrosse, and Track and Field on their spirit animals, pre-game rituals, and more!
Softball: Maren Butler, Maggie Philbin, and Kenzie Berk
Lacrosse: Katie McCann, Madeleine Danes, Libby Cha, and Molly Coughlin
Track and Field: Abbey Langenderfer, Sophie Richards, Lauren Battle, and Mar Mar Irefin
- How many years have you been playing your sport?
Maren Butler (softball): Since the 7th grade
Maggie Philbin (softball): This is my 8th year.
Madeline Danes (lacrosse): About 6 years
Abbey Langenderfer (track): 10 years
Mar Mar Irefin (track): I’ve been running track since Freshman year, but I started in middle school because I thought it was the best way to meet boys (it’s not).
Sophie Richards (track): This is my third year.
- What is your position/event
MB: Center field and but I previously played shortstop.
MD: Low defense or defensive mid
AL: 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4×400, 4×800, 4×1600, and the Distance Medley Relay.
MI: I throw shot and disc, but I’m currently pursuing a hurdling career on the side. Transitioning from no cardio since the Middle School mile to one of the hardest events out there is a bit of a challenge, but the coaches are great and my team is super supportive.
SR: 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and the 4×400.
- Do you have any pregame rituals?
MP: I have my hair braided on the bus to every game.
MD: Katie McCann and I have a handshake that we have done before each game
since Freshman year. I also like listening to my music to get in the right mindset.
AL: I wear a specific pair of socks for each race, eat scrambled eggs, listen to rap, and
eat pasta the night before.
MI: Besides listening to a killer playlist on the drive over, I always try to give my
teammates pep talks so I can distract myself from the pressure of my own competition.
SR: I drink this energy mix with water and warm up with my team.
- If you could play a different sport at HB, what would it be?
MB: I also play Field Hockey so definitely that!
MD: If I could play a different sport besides Lacrosse (and Soccer), I would play
basketball because they get the best gear and train very hard.
AL: I would like to row or play Soccer.
MI: I’d play Basketball because I always lose when I play HORSE, and the skills would come in handy if I ever had to play a pickup game against LeBron.
- What is your spirit animal?
MB: A tiger????
MD: My spirit animal is Dwight Schrute (does that count?).
(Yes, Madeline, it does count.)
AL: An Elephant
MI: I love the buffalo, but if we’re being realistic, I’d have to go with the cheetah (or