Upper School Fall Athletics Wrap-Up

It was a memorable and successful fall season for upper school athletics. Our upper school student-athletes competed with skill, confidence, tenacity, and perseverance—consistently demonstrating unparalleled sportsmanship at each of their games. Here are some highlights from the fall 2021 season:

CROSS COUNTRY
Bosque School cross country had a very successful fall season. Everyone on the team achieved new personal records, and practices and meets were so fun again this year, mainly due to being able to run mask-free and have their fantastic weekly team pasta dinners! “We had a small but mighty team where every runner ran with grit. I’m so proud of each and every one of our harriers,” said head coach Lauren Patton.

The girls were runner-up district champions in a nail-biter race and placed 5th in the state with a very young team led by only one senior, captain Ella ‘22, who was both all-district and all-state. Kate ‘25 also made the all-district and all-state team, placing 6th overall in the state. Ella and Eliot ‘24 are competing at the Nike Cross Regional Southwest Championships in Tempe, Arizona this weekend. 

Most of the team plans to return next year, and we are already looking forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future!

BOYS SOCCER
Overall Record: 13-6-2    District Standing: 2nd place    State Standing: 3rd place 

Reflecting on their final game of the season against Sandia Prep in the state championship semifinal, assistant coach Kyle Frank ‘15 said, “We played one of our best games of the year, missing three of our best players. The boys showed commitment and an impressive attitude in terms of focus and effort. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

The team had an impressive overall record of 13-6-2, only losing twice to Sandia Prep during district games. The highlight of this season was taking 2nd in the district and playing Sandia Prep in the state cup with only one senior. The game ended in a close 0-1 loss but was still one of the best games of the season. The players came together as a team and practiced every day with great cognition, competence, and character, and ended the season ranked 3rd in the state.

  • First Team All-District: Davis ‘22 (Defender-Midfielder), Levi ‘22 (Midfielder), Emiliano ‘22 (Midfielder)
  • Second Team All-District: Samuel ‘24 (Defender)
  • Honorable Mention All-District: Myles ‘24 (Keeper)

GIRLS SOCCER
Overall Record: 7-10-1    District Standing: 2nd place    State Standing: 4th place

Girls soccer had a tremendous season, finishing 2nd in district only behind the eventual state champions. The team made it to the semi-finals and placed 4th in the state, with nine years of consecutive state tournament selection. Their overall record for the season was 7-10-1.

A key game was the double-overtime game tie at Rehoboth, on a turf field in plummeting cold temperatures. That tied game guaranteed another state tournament selection. This year’s Bosque School team is the youngest team in the school's history and the youngest team in our state classification. With only one senior and two juniors, 85% of the team were 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. To finish 2nd in the toughest district in the classification was an impressive victory. 

Team captain, Raila ‘22, was selected to the all-state game and is the first and only player—boys or girls—to do so in the history of Bosque School. She was one of only 32 girls selected in the state, across all divisions. "Soccer has been my life since the age of 4. The soccer field is the one place I have always found so much joy and happiness. I love this game with all my heart, and when I play, I play with my whole heart. Playing soccer for Bosque and with my teammates has been one of my greatest joys ever. I will miss my Bosque teammates and wish them success in all their endeavors. Lastly, bring that state cup championship to our school!” said Raila.

  • First Team All-District: Zoe ‘24 (Defender), Raila ‘22 (Midfielder), All-Star selection, 1st time in school history, Ainsley ‘25 (Forward), Rose ‘26 (Forward)
  • Second Team All-District: Ophelia ‘24 (Defender), Alison ‘23 (Defender)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Overall Record: 17-6    District Standing: 1st    State Standing: 3rd
Beating Sandia Prep twice—both away and at home—and being undefeated in district were just two of the highlights from the girls volleyball team’s incredible season. This year, they had more fan support than ever before with packed gyms for Dig Pink, Senior Night, and Sandia Prep home matches. Bobcat Nation rocks! Making it to the state semi-final after a big upset beating Socorro in the quarter-finals was just the icing on the cake. 

The first time playing Socorro at the Sandia Prep tourney, which was halfway through the season, the Bosque School team experienced a disappointing loss, but on the second day of the Sandia Prep tournament, they had a big team talk which led to a huge turning point. From that moment on, they won all their games. They finished the season with an overall record of 17-6 and were ranked 1st in the district and 3rd in the state. Team captain, Dayle '22 said, “Good teams have skill, hard work, and effort. The best teams have all those things but they have something else too. The best teams have heart. Our team had heart this year, and that is why this season was so extraordinary.”

  • First Team All-District: Haley ‘23, Ella ‘24, and Katia ‘22 (Player of the Year)
  • Second Team All-District: Sofia ‘23 and Teagan ‘23
  • Honorable Mention All-District: Dayle ‘22, Lauren ‘22, Beliza ‘23
  • All-State: Lauren ‘22

View more photos from the season in our Bosque Buzz newsletter.

Thank you to everyone who has shared photos throughout the fall season. For future seasons, please continue to send athletics photos to Maddie McCullough, marketing & communications manager.
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