Girls Fall Sports Projections


Photo by Alex Daly

The girls’ volleyball team celebrates a win during the 2021 season.

While spring sports are still in full swing, many fall athletes are already thinking about their upcoming seasons. Many teams this past fall did exceptionally well, and are expected to do better in approaching seasons. Here’s a look into how some teams are predicted to do! 

After a record breaking past season, winning sectional finals for the first time in decades, FM girls volleyball has a bright future. In the fall 2021 season, the team had a record of 13-4 with big wins against Liverpool, CNS, and West Genesee. Armed with rising seniors Zoe Myint, Kaylene Noble, and Molly McNany, the team expects another successful season. McNany says, “I’m so excited for next year, I think our team is going to be super strong, since many of us are returners. LET’S GO!” 

The FM field hockey team had a successful 2021 fall season with a record of 8-5. From winning two season opening tournaments, to progressing to the semi-final sectional game, the team proved to be resilient. Incoming captain, Sarah Porter, stated,“I think the current field hockey program is very strong with a lot of talent. The varsity team has a lot of potential to come off of last year’s success and grow to be even stronger.  Everybody on the team and the JV team have the talent and skill to do great things next year.  The future of fm field hockey is very promising.” After losing four seniors, the team is looking forward to another amazing season, welcoming new talent, and growing on and off the field.

The FM girls soccer team will definitely have big spots to fill with the graduation of star seniors such as Kendall Clark, Valerie Cassalia, and All American Lauren Clark. The team went 11-6 last season winning sectionals against Liverpool 4-0, then coming up just short in regionals against Shenendehowa 2-1. With over half the team being returners for next year, expectations remain high.

After finishing 5-0 and earning their six time section III champion title, the FM girls swimming and diving team has a bright future. As the team said goodbye to some strong seniors, including Emma Luttrell, Addie Antshel, Morgan Kingsley, and Hallie Seidberg, they are ready to continue to work for the title they are known for. Junior swimmer Grace Reyna said, “We graduated some key seniors but we have a lot of young talent who should step right in”.

As for girls cross country, it is no secret the team will continue to dominate into next year. Last fall, the team went 8-0, handling every meet with ease. While the team is losing a few star runners, it will have a good majority of young, returning runners next season, allowing them to continue their winning streak. With young Izzy Sullivan and veteran Hannah Kaercher at the helm, a triumphant season is expected. “I think next year will be tough because we are graduating some key runners, but we have plenty of returners that are ready to step up and contribute to the team,” said Kaercher. 

Coming off a tremendous undefeated record, the FM girls tennis is looking to keep up the stamina into the 2022 fall season. “The FM tennis team does amazing every year! We are losing a major portion of our lineup due to seniors graduating, but I have no doubt that next year there will be a new lineup filled with skilled players. I’m excited for next season and think the tennis team will be undefeated once again!” said Katya Quinn, an incoming senior. The team swept Auburn, 7-0, to take home a sectional win this past fall. The energy remains strong and the tennis team is ready to conquer another dominating season. 

Overall, there are high hopes for FM athletics this fall. Every sport should be exciting to watch, so pack the student section, Hornets!