Interviews with HB’s Spring Captains (again)

by Ellie Cascio and Taylor Herrick

Spring has finally arrived at the Hath!!

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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

  1. 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.

  1. What is your position/event

           MB: Center field and but I previously played shortstop.

           MP: 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.

  1. 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.

  1. If you could play a different sport at HB, what would it be?

MB: I also play Field Hockey so definitely that!

MP: Soccer

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.

SR: Softball

  1. What is your spirit animal?

MB: A tiger????

MP: Lion

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

Beyoncé).

SR: Giraffe

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