Success on the sports field continues to be a local tradition, not just for public schools like Severna Park and Broadneck but for private schools as well. Archbishop Spalding and Severn School finished off excellent spring seasons, with each adding another trophy or two to their cases.
Spalding was dominant on the diamond as its baseball and softball teams each won their respective Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) conference title, beating John Carroll in the title game in both sports.
With its 7-2 win, the baseball team capped off an undefeated season against conference opponents, the first team since 2007 to do that, and won their fifth league title, their first since 2016 as the team finished 27-4 on the season. Not to be outdone, the softball team beat John Carroll 13-2 to win their third straight title and conference best 12th title overall as the team finished with a 17-3 record.
However, not everything was great for Spalding. The boys lacrosse team lost in the MIAA quarterfinals. The Cavs, seeded third for the playoffs, suffered a 12-10 upset loss to eventual champs McDonogh, who were the six seed. The loss gave Spalding a 12-6 record on the season.
Like Spalding, Severn boys lacrosse faced a tough challenge in the quarterfinals, losing 12-9 to Calvert Hall, as they finished with a 10-8 record.
Despite that setback, the Admirals won a title in golf, adding to their remarkable title tally this year. The golf team easily beat Boys’ Latin to win the MIAA conference title, wrapping up a season where the team lost just two matches. With that title, Severn took home 12 MIAA conference titles in the 2021-2022 school year, with all but one title being won by a varsity sport. According to athletic director Julian Domenech, that is the most titles won by the school in a calendar year.
While both schools had great years athletically, the offseason will be spent practicing and preparing for the challenges that next season will bring.
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