2023 Postseason Wrap-Up

by Amanda Dronzek

This weekend marks the end of winter sports at East Greenwich High School. As we segway into spring, let’s look back at this season’s highlights.

Avengers indoor track kicked off a memorable championship season mid February with a second place title at divisions for the girls, and third for the boys. At class, the girls earned third, boys second. 

The road to states ended with an 11th place finish for the girls team, and 8th for the boys. Individually, senior Reese Fahys won the 3k, senior Rylee Shuney came in second in the 1500, and senior Nick Martin placed second in the 1500, along with third in the 1000.

At New England’s, the boys 4×200 team (senior Evan Berthiaume, senior Robert Brooks, senior Griffin Meacham, sophomore Jason Diiuro) broke the school record with a time of 1:34.92. 

Representing East Greenwich for the one mile were Rylee Shunney and Nick Martin, both who placed tenth in their race. Dominating in the two mile was Reese Fahys with a fourth place finish.

Boys hockey skated to the first round of the playoffs but fell to Mount St. Charles, 3-2. Coming off a trip to the state championship last year, the Avengers have hope for a promising 2024.

Undeterred by a tough season, girls hockey remains optimistic. Their co-op team with Cranston East and Cranston West has been named the Showcase Cinemas High School Team of the Week—a testament to their culture.

Girls basketball may have been sent home in the state tournament, but their season was nothing short of historical. Senior Alex Mega broke the EGHS record for all-time leading scorer, the former held by alumni Tori Ahrens Prefontaine. Surpassing 1560 points with a three-pointer, Mega secured another title for her athletic resume.

The boys basketball team came just short of a playoff appearance following a challenging year on the court. Despite their record, there was much to be said about players’ individual success. Senior Grogan O’Brien shined as the team’s leader in blocks and steals, earning him 2nd Team All League. Additionally, sophomore Rees Maccarone was named 1st Team All League, dominating the Avengers’ scoring and rebounding. 

East Greenwich girls swim landed 6th at divisionals. The boys followed, placing 7th in their meet. Saturday (3/4), Avengers who qualified for the state championship meet competed at Brown University. The boys team finished 11th overall in the morning, followed by a 7th place finish from the girls in the afternoon. Senior Megan Huntley won gold for the 100 free, along with taking silver in the 50 free.

Keeping with the theme of making history, EGHS was one of three high schools to participate in Rhode Island’s first unified relay. Athletes Matthew Carossoto (senior) and Charlie Kolb (sophomore) raced in the 200 freestyle, with teammates Adeleine Slingsby (junior) and Anna Huang (junior). The Avengers came in third place. 

EG’s Jordan Lally versus Juanita Sanchez High School. Photo credit to Chuck Nadeau.

Season standout and freshman Jordan Lally has been wrestling for one year. In his first taste of high school competition, Lally went undefeated in league matches and came in third place at sectionals. He was one of three team members who qualified for states where he finished in the top 10. 

Lally wrestled with a club prior to hitting the mats as an Avenger. The smooth transition and welcoming community paved the way for his early success. With Jordan Lally on their roster, EGHS wrestling has a bright future.

Coming Up:

In exceeding the 10 national standards of excellence, East Greenwich High School has been declared a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The school will host a Unified Banner Ceremony on March 10 to commemorate and celebrate this outstanding achievement.

Congratulations on a great season, Avengers! The final stretch is underway.