2018-19 captains: Meghan Carney '19, Angelika Hillios '19, and Lyndsey Toce '19
Our girls varsity basketball team competes in the Independent School League (ISL), which is composed of sixteen New England preparatory schools that perform at a very high level athletically and academically. Our goal is not only to develop and strengthen each girl's basketball skills, but also to develop important qualities, such as confidence, dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We challenge the girls in practices and games, thus enabling our team members to constantly push themselves and each other as we strive to become the best team we can be. Those who wish to play college basketball will be guided through the process, provided the opportunity to attend showcases, and assisted with sending game film and highlights to college coaches.Watch ESPN's interview of Alyna Baharozian '18 after her buzzer-beater against St. Mark's.
2017–18 Season Review
After going 13–8 the previous season and competing in a tournament for the first time in nine years, we ended last season 10–10 and just missed making the tournament. Last year had potential to be another special season, but the ball simply wouldn’t bounce our way as we lost four games by three points or less, including two lost at the buzzer.
Speaking of buzzer-beaters, for the second time in three years we beat our longtime rival, St. Mark’s, at the last second. It was the same play and player both times, which caught ESPN's interest and resulted in national interest, as ESPN interviewed player and coach on the popular "SportsCenter" show.
Groton is losing two starters from last year's team, but very talented returnees and newcomers are more than ready to step in and fill those roles. Getting off to a strong start is key when playing in the always competitive ISL, and the Zebras will strive to do that when they open the season with a home game vs. St. Paul’s on 12/1/18. With the leadership of Sixth form tri-captains Lyndsey Toce, Angelika Hillios, and Meghan Carney, this should be another exciting season!
- Coach Crail