Spring is another busy sports season at Delcastle. Coaches and players enjoyed the sunshine at the beginning of the season, but then had to struggle through a very wet and cold May. Every varsity team had successes and obstacles, but in the end, sportsmanship and teamwork prevailed.
First on the list is Varsity Baseball. Coaches David Battafarano and Aaron Yammamoto helped guide the Cougars on the winning path. Seniors Francis Forbes, Diangelo Wooding, Roberto Ramos, JaWan Ward, Austin Albright, Bailey Mathews, Wilson Gomez, and Corey Mitchell led the team. Their overall record was 8 wins and 9 losses. Big wins against Concord High School Raiders (11-4) and district-rival St. George’s Technical High School Hawks (5-4) helped end the season on a positive note. Several players were recognized for their strong performances this season. Seniors Wilson Gomez (Honorable Mention, Second Base) and Robbie Ramos (Second Team, Outfield) were both recognized for Blue Hen Flight A All Conference. Sophomore Nick Sensabaugh was recognized for his outstanding performance as a Designated Hitter. He earned First Team All Conference Honors and Second Team All State. Nick is the first Delcastle player since 1998 to be recognized by the All State Selection Committee. Congratulations Cougars for a successful season!
Next up is the Golf Team. The Cougars were coached by Marty Baeriswyl and led by senior Adolphus Fletcher. Even though the team was young, they earned big wins over Glasgow, McKean, and Brandywine, and ended up with a 3-11 record. Great job Cougars and good luck next year!
The Cougars Varsity Lacrosse team keeps improving. Coaches Corey Shepherd and Ryan Scott are proud of their team’s season; they finished with 5 wins and 10 losses, which is a 1 win improvement from last year. Seniors William McCloskey, Heddel Cabrera, Chris Newcomer, Bradley Adams, John Foote, Ryan Shaver, and Jerome Henry-Cobb led the team. Some highlights from the season include an 8-5 win over the Green Knights of Mount Pleasant, and a 5-4 loss to the Hodgson Eagles. The Cougars came back in the Hodgson game after being down 4 goals in the 4th quarter. Several players received special honors. Both Heddel Cabrera (Second Team, Midfield) and Ryan Shaver (Honorable Mention, Defense) earned All Conference recognition. In addition, Ryan Shaver will represent Delcastle in this year’s Blue/Gold game. Congrats Cougars for all of your hard work!
Next, we have the Delcastle Varsity Girls Soccer Team who had the school’s first winning season in 20 years! Coach Todd Lehman is proud of his team. Seniors Alondra Lara-Zavala, Nancy Santillan, Jocelin Montes-Bernal, Hilary Gonzales-Acosta, Yashira Ortiz, Danielle Harris, and Rosaura Bernal-Vasquez led the team.
Overall, their record was 8 wins, 5 losses, and 2 ties. Unfortunately, the team missed the state playoffs by .04 points. Two players earned All Conference recognition: Danielle Harris and Melissa Garcia. Great job Lady Cougars and keep up the good work next year!
Furthermore, the Cougar Softball Team clawed their way to a successful season. Coaches Anthony Webb and Margaret Battafarano provided motivation to keep the team strong. Seniors Michelle Minutola, Alexis Graham, Tara Anthony, Cassidy Hanifee, and Marissa Truman provided key leadership for the team. The Cougars finished the season with 5 wins and 13 losses. Several players earned All Conference Recognition: Tara Anthony (Honorable Mention, Center Field), Alexis Graham (Second Team, First Base), Danni Adams (First Team, Catcher). Congratulations Lady Cougars on a successful season!
Last but not least is Boys and Girls Track. Coaches Carmella Anderson, Jonathan Dickey, and Samantha Kelly are proud of the team’s accomplishments. The Boys’ Team was led seniors Nicholas Cole, Damon Collins, Chukwunonso Ewunonu, Jonathan Henderson, Daekwon Sequira, Brandon Smith, Justin Walls, and Luis Zamora. Zekiah Fountain, Brianna Greenlea, Nia Johnson-Cox, Sherita Lowman, Ahjinae Mitchell, Karen Sackey-Solomon, Siani Sellers, Taylor Truitt, and Tyisha Zeigler, led the Girls’ Team. Both athletes and coaches earned special recognition this year. Sherita Lowman earned All-State for the 100 meter hurdles, and Justin Walls earned All-State for the 55 meter hurdles. Coach Jonathan Dickey was recognized as Delaware’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Great job athletes and coaches!
Overall, the Delcastle Varsity Sports teams learned lessons in perseverance and sportsmanship. The teachers, administrators, and students are proud of your accomplishments this season.