It was an incredible season for middle school fall sports. The middle school student athletes competed with skill, confidence, determination, and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship at each of their games, meets, matches and tournaments. Here are some highlights from yet another sports season that made us proud to be Bobcats!
Middle school golf: The golf team competed in five competitive APIAL golf tournaments and performed amazingly well. The sportsmanship displayed by Bosque School golf players at each tournament was beyond impressive. The team’s key tournament was at Los Altos golf course where the team posted its lowest team score of 52.25. It was our best team effort! Shout out to Luca ‘27 for placing a notable second overall at the Marty Sanchez Golf Tournament. Another job well done to Andres ‘27 for shooting a remarkable 46 at Marty Sanchez—this was Andres’ lowest score of the season. Congratulations to all our golfers for having such a fun season!
Middle school cross country: We had such a hard-working team this season, and each runner grew in strength and confidence. At every meet, two 8th-grade student-athletes were assigned as team captains in order to build leadership and promote teamwork. The captains led warm-up drills, confirmed each teammate had their running sticker, and ensured runners were at the start line before each race. The varsity boys team standout was Aidan ‘26, placing top three in our five races. The JV girls team standout was Audrey ‘28, placing top two in all of our five races. In the APIAL tournament our varsity boys placed fifth, JV girls placed second, and JV boys placed tenth. No matter what place, every runner gave it their all, and we are incredibly proud of all our runners.
Middle school soccer: The middle school soccer players earned a 6-1 record in regular season—the best regular season record of any team that secured the number one seed in the postseason tournament. Key games included a 7-6 win over Annunciation—which secured the best regular season record—and a heartbreaking loss against Annunciation in overtime of the postseason semi-final. The team highlight was allowing the fewest goals of any team in the league. They started the season with a few experienced soccer players and many less-experienced players. With a slow start and a few rocky moments, the team showed a new level of commitment and intensity in practice and at games after losing our first and only game to Sandia Prep. The quality of play improved quickly as players grew into their positions, and the team learned to play together.
The amazing captains, Layla ‘27 and Gael ‘27, were inspirational leaders who did an excellent job leading by example. The leading scorer in the league was Adam ‘28 who scored a whopping 18 total goals for the Bobcats. Layla was also a goal leader with 12 total goals and the assist-leader for the team. The “Most Improved Award” went to Sapir ‘28. The “Ironman Award” went to Shane ‘28, who was the only player on the team to play every minute of every game!
Middle school tennis: There were so many tennis student-athletes this season that we had enough for two teams! Team One had two big wins where we played extremely well—one in Los Lunas, where we won five of our nine games. The second huge success was at the end-of-season tournament where we beat Tony Hillerman 9-0, claiming third place in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) league. Team Two was more of a developmental team where the goal was to make sure that when they left at the end of the season they could play tennis, hit the ball, score, gain confidence, and feel success. Team Two’s biggest accomplishment was being consolation champions at the end-of-season tournament.
We’d also like to extend a huge “thank you” to our upper school varsity athletes who acted as assistant coaches—Ian ‘24, Isa ‘23, and Sophia ‘23 all contributed greatly to the success of the program. The 100% support of our parents was integral to our teams’ success, and our team parents went above and beyond to make sure our players had everything they needed.
Both tennis teams earned the USTA Sportsmanship Award and medals were given from other coaches of other schools for integrity, honor, and exemplary conduct at the tournament. Dane ‘28, Noah ‘27, Malia St. John ‘28, Lola ‘28, Josh ‘26, Alyssa ‘26, Peyton ‘27, Marcus ‘26, Jorge ‘28, Lee Anna ‘28, and Owen ‘28 were all specifically mentioned and awarded sportsmanship medals. What an extraordinary season!