FM spring sports predictions


From FM baseball site

FM baseball players hold up the Section III champions sign after winning the title.

With winter sports coming to an end and warm weather approaching, Fayetteville-Manlius’ 2023 spring sports are here. This spring season will hold competition for so many great players and teams. Boys spring sports include baseball, crew, lacrosse, tennis, and track and field. Girls spring sports include crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, and track and field. During the 2022 spring sports season, there were multiple teams that went very far in the postseason championship games. As contests begin to be played, it will be interesting to see the outcome for all of our teams.

Boys’ baseball and girls softball are two of the popular spring sports at FM. Last season, boys baseball made it all the way to the state finals where they unfortunately lost to McQuaid. After the class of 2022 graduated, the team lost many talented seniors such as Chris Hoalcraft, who is now playing baseball at St. Bonaventure. The team will have to adjust without so many necessary players. However, they still have a very well rounded roster, with some juniors and seniors who are committed to play in college.

Girls’ softball sadly did not make it to sectionals last year. After speaking with senior Gwen O’Connor and junior Evie Russell, who are both players on the softball team, it seems that the team will have to improve to go far this year.

Our girls and boys lacrosse teams are the most popular spring sport that people watch. The girls had a phenomenal season in 2022, making it all the way to the state finals but unfortunately losing. Star player Ava Angello achieved 106 career goals this past season. Sadly for the team, she graduated last year and now plays at Johns Hopkins. Without the previous seniors, they have suffered a major loss of talent. Junior Juju Cogliandro is expected to have an incredible season after committing to Duke, and along with her, there are many seniors who are expected to have a great season.

Similarly, the boys team holds a lot of senior and junior talent. Seniors George LaCombe, committed to play at Cornell, and TJ Conley, committed to play at Rutgers, are and have been leaders on this varsity team since their underclassmen years.

FM is so excited to see what is in store this spring for all of the sports teams. These teams will need all of the support they can get, so if you can, you should go support your fellow students at some games!