“One of the things I am trying to preach to our guys is to enjoy and cherish each and every day,” Coach Johnson notes in his interview. “I think last year really showed our guys how quickly things can be taken away from them.” Johnson is also busy teaching fundamentals, demonstrating how to stay healthy, and instilling the life skills of punctuality and good communication on and off the court. He’s looking forward to the BEEF Club returning to the stands. “They bring a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm,” says Johnson. “The entire club can be a big factor for us having a successful, winning team. Our guys get really amped up to play.”
The hockey captains describe building chemistry with younger students, Coach Finer’s first season leading the program, the disappointment that the promising Class of 2021 players didn’t have a senior season, preparations for college hockey, and their hopes for the rest of the season: “Bring the rowdy! Let’s beat Landon. Let’s beat Prep. Let’s win the IAC.”
The discussion among aquatics captains ranged from the value of being a multisport athlete, Coach Rich Bettencourt’s “deliberate, purposeful, well-thought-out” practices, and the likeliness of success this year—and in coming years, with some strong younger students making their way through the aquatics program.
Captains Henry Bedell ’23, Brian Jaeger ’23, and Aidan Linnartz ’23
interviewed by Luke St. Germain ’22 and Sebastian Waizenegger ’22.
The wrestling captains—all juniors—discuss stepping into leadership roles, working on the basics, learning from their coaches, scoring wrestling matches, and the importance each individual plays on a relatively small team.