By Caroline Santoro (V)
The boys’ basketball team is off to a great start this season. Having graduated five seniors last year, this year’s team is quite young. Captain Michael Weber (VI) feels “excited to get started this season because of a lot of fresh faces in the program. With the majority of players being either freshmen or sophomores, it is exciting to see what the younger guys can bring to the table.”
The team ended with a record of 11-12 last year and plans to keep working hard for continued improvement and success. Head Coach Jason Murdock says that his main goal for this season is to create an environment in which the players feel valued, have fun with the competitive nature of the game, and, of course, enjoy a few victories.
Coach Murdock has been coaching the team since 2007. When asked what his favorite part of coaching basketball is, he said, “As a former player, the competition. But as a coach, it’s seeing the relationships formed by the team and players reaching their potential by creating an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.”
The varsity team had its first scrimmage on December 5th against Morris Catholic High School, and their first away game on December 15th against Koinonia Academy.