2022 Fall Playoffs Recap

by Mary Murphy

It’s a great year to be an Avenger. With six fall sports teams making playoffs, it sure was a great way to kick off East Greenwich High School athletics for the 2022-2023 school year. Through pre-season and the regular season, the fall teams have looked sharp and ready to play as they’ve approached the postseason. With an exciting start to this school year, let’s look back and see what made this fall season so spectacular. 

The field hockey team, coached by Deb McMullen, had a terrific season. They beat multiple top competitors with unity, focus and determination. 

Coach McMullen shares her thoughts on this season by saying, “Our goal this season was to 4-peat and win a 4th State Championship in 4 years. Although we fell short of our goal, I could not be happier with how the season went.” 

The field hockey team earned themselves a record of 14-2 and second in their league. The Avengers team made it to the finals, tying the ribbon as  runner-up for the Division 1 Championshipagainst Moses Brown.

The boys soccer team had a strong season with a record of 8-5-1, securing them a 6th place finish in the Division 2 league. Captain Ryan D’Amico shares his thoughts on the season and the team’s determination.

“Our 2-0 victory against Cranston West in the quarterfinals is a game to remember. That game proved our team’s growth, as we were able to get revenge on a team that beat us 5-2 in the regular season.” 

Similar to every team, there are ups and downs, but what made the boys soccer team different from the rest was their ability to keep on pushing. This determination resulted in them making it into the playoffs and playing in the semi-finals against Coventry, where their season came to a close. 

The girls soccer team had a strong season, placing 3rd in the State Championship Division – A League. Within the league, they had a record of 5-6-4. East Greenwich put up a good fight against North Kingstown in the quarter finals with a score of 2-0.

Captain Riley Gopalakrishnan reflects on this season and the “effort shown by everyone, which was awesome and infectious, and how everyone came together to make our season positive.”

The girls tennis team, coached by Marc Brocato and Robert Petrucci, had an excellent season, leading them to a fantastic run in the playoffs. 

Their perseverance and strong work ethic granted them the ability to go all the way to the State Finals, where the team ended up as runners-up to La Salle.

The girls tennis showcased their hard work and dedication with their runner-up placement in the Division 1 State Championships.

Girls volleyball overcame obstacles and found unity as a team, setting themselves up for a strong run in the playoffs. 

Captain Jillian Tracey stated that she is “extremely proud of all that the team accomplished.”

Captain Grace Clark shows her similar pride in the team by saying, “{We}beat some teams that we never expected to come close to and we were able to be ranked first in our division (Division 1 – B).” 

Unified volleyball came out strong as the defending state champions.The team had fun, stayed positive and always remained united as one. EG fought hard in the playoffs, working together and using each other’s strengths to benefit the team. Unified volleyball made it all the way to the state championships where they won their second state championship in a row against Bishop Hendricken.

East Greenwich’s fall 2022 season was a great way to kick off the year. The Avengers anticipate that this momentum will carry over to the winter, leading to some exciting moments indoors.