The regular season spring sports schedules are wrapping up this week and the postseason run is about to begin for Montgomery County teams.
Here are some teams to look out for in the playoffs this year:
Maryland-bound attackman Louis Dubick leads a talented Churchill squad that seeks to become Montgomery County’s first state champion lacrosse program while Quince Orchard and Wootton could also make a deep postseason run.
On the private school front, Landon and Georgetown Prep are both nationally ranked programs and should be contenders for an Interstate Athletic Conference tournament title this year. Bullis could also make some noise in the IAC during the postseason.
Gaithersburg boasts perhaps one of the most talented rosters in school history with three Division I prospects in catcher Trey Martinez (Towson) along with his pitching cohorts Nick Pantos (Maryland) and Anthony Felitti (Virginia). The Trojans figure to be an odds-on favorite to capture a state championship this year. Also keep an eye on Paint Branch, Quince Orchard and Clarksburg who could all make some noise in the postseason.
Despite the graduation of standout pitcher Meggie Dejter, Sherwood seeks to four-peat this year and made state history on Monday in a 7-0 victory against rival Blair. The Warriors now own a 78-game winning streak and haven’t lost a game in four years. This year’s group is led by senior captains Nicole Stockinger and Julie Swarr along with junior pitcher Jaime Schmier.
When asked about the team’s approach for the playoffs, Stockinger said: “Keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t take teams lightly and keep going out there and scoring first and stay behind Jaime and keep adding runs.”
Meanwhile, Blair enters the postseason with just three losses and hopes to make some noise in the playoffs despite the loss to Sherwood.
“I think we have a lot of momentum going into playoffs,” said Blair head coach Louie Hoelman. “We’re 15-3, we’re playing very well and I think this team really believes in themselves and they go out there and they support themselves. So I think we’ll have great momentum going in because we know we played them well [on Monday]. They’re not happy that we lost but we know we played well. We battled one of the best teams in the state, probably the best team in the state right now, and we’re hoping we get to play them again in the state championship this year.”