Natick Public Schools
November 2016 Natick, Let’s Talk
All About Natick Athletics! The Natick Athletics Department is proud of its accomplishments and experiences during the 2015-16 academic year. 25 of our 33 varsity teams qualified for MIAA Postseason Tournament play.
Our Cheer Team for the first time in Bay State Conference Cheer history won both the Fall and Winter Championships. The Cheer Team went on to win a National Tournament in March. Our Girls’ Basketball Team played in the MA Division 1 State Championship Game in Springfield, MA. Their MA State Finals appearance was the deepest a Natick High School Girls’ Team Sport had advanced in state tournament play in the history of the school.
sented Natick well across the conference and commonwealth. Many of our athletes are continuing their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level.
Natick Athletics is fortunate to have the Memorial Artificial Turf Field and Track Facility and Natick High School Gymnasium and Fitness Center to host its athletic programs. Memorial Stadium is home to Natick High School Football, Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse, and Girls’ and Boys’ Outdoor Track. Memorial Stadium is also home to many Natick Youth Sports Organizations including Natick Youth Football, Natick Youth Soccer, and Natick Youth Lacrosse. Natick is proud to host at Memorial Stadium many important community events like American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Special Olympics. The Natick High School Gymnasium and Fitness Center is home to Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ and Boys’ Volleyball, Cheer, and Wrestling teams. The NHS Fitness Center is a state of the art facility and used by all of our students and staff during physical education classes, before and after school, and is a terrific advantage for our athletics teams. This Fall, Natick Athletics has over 500 NHS student-athletes participating on athletic teams and the Natick Middle Schools – Kennedy and Wilson – have a 150 students participating. Natick typically is at an athletic participation level of over 40% per season.
Natick Boys’ Indoor and Outdoor 4x400 Relay Team of Lucas Holt, Brian Holihan, Myles Holt, Matt Walak (Spring), and Chris Peabody (Winter) won MA and New England Titles. Our Girls’ Outdoor 4x800 Relay Team of Kelsey Walak, Paige Edwards, Alyssa Bravin, and Grace Connolly were MA Champions. 9th grader Grace Connolly was National Champion in the Spring 1 mile as she won the prestigious New Balance National Freshman 1 mile. Our teams captured Bay State Conference Titles in Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, Fall Cheer, Boys’ Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Winter Cheer, and Boys’ Spring Track. Our coaches and athletes repre-
Natick High School Athletics offers 33 Sports during the year and 66 levels of opportunity to play at the 9th grade, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Fall Sports: Co-ed Cheerleading, Boys’ Cross-Country, Girls’ CrossCountry, Field Hockey, Football, Co-ed Golf, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Swimming, and Girls’ Volleyball. Winter Sports: Boys’ Alpine Skiing, Girls’ Alpine Skiing, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Co-ed Cheerleading, Co-ed Gymnastics, Boys’ Ice Hockey, Girls’ Ice Hockey, Boys’ Indoor Track, Girls’ Indoor Track, Boys’ Swimming, and Wrestling. Spring Sports: Baseball, Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Sailing, Girls’ Sailing, Softball, Boys’ Track, Girls’ Track, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Tennis, and Boys’ Volleyball.
Natick Public Schools Annual Newsletter Published in November 2016