Red Knights Give It Their All This Spring Sports Season
Student-athletes in spring sports battled the elements early in their season, but their hard work is paying off as many teams enter postseason play and create lasting memories with their teammates.
The boys’ baseball team has been having a promising season. With their first section win behind them, the team is aiming to keep the momentum going and make it to the state tournament. “We’ve had a really good year so far, but we have unfinished business to reach our goal. Although we haven’t reached our full potential, I believe we are on track to achieve something special,” said senior captain Tomas Lee ‘22. The Red Knights face Orono in their next Section 6AAA game on Thursday, June 2.
BSM boys’ golf has had a great season, recently capturing the Metro West Conference Championship Title. The team is set to play in the second round of sections taking place on Monday, June 6. Two Red Knights are sitting in the top-10.
Girls’ golf recently finished third in the Metro West Conference. Members of the team are set to begin section play this week at Braemar Golf Course. “We had a ton more girls tryout this year and more resources to grow our abilities,” said senior captain Emma Hoen ‘22. “There have been some ups and downs, but overall, we’ve been more successful than past years. I think we have a great chance at making it to state either as a team or individually.”
BSM boys’ lacrosse is having another outstanding year. Going undefeated in the regular season, the team is on pace for another exciting postseason as they are set to begin section play this week. Senior captain Sam Pikul ‘22 explained, “We’ve come together as a team, but there is still a lot of work to do. The younger kids are stepping up and filling roles and the team chemistry is only getting better.”
After making an appearance in the state tournament last year, BSM girls’ lacrosse is looking to make another run. The team capped off the regular season last week with a 19-0 win over Robbinsdale Cooper and will begin section play this week facing Hopkins in their first game. “We are led by our captains and are a true team effort in our wins,” said head coach Ana Bowlsby, “We are excited for section play!”
BSM’s softball team is in the midst of section play, winning their first two section games. "This year has been a ton of fun," said Maddie Murry '25, "We're all super close, so it's honestly like a giant family with our captains leading us both on and off the field. Even though we're younger than most varsity teams, we've pulled together and have had such a fun and exciting season."
Boys’ tennis wrapped up their season with a 9-6 record. The team advanced to section finals, losing in a tight match against The Blake School. Senior varsity captain Bennett Miller ‘22 stated, “Tennis is such a welcoming community and sport, everyone is so kind, and I am going to miss my classmates so much next year!”
Boys’ Track & Field
Despite some canceled meets and unpredictable weather early in the season, BSM boys’ track & field has found success. The team has been able to form a closer bond than in previous years, which has equated to even more fun on and off the track. “The season has gone better than expected. A lot of people have performed really well and overall; the team is just more dynamic than in previous years,” said captain Patrick Mullin ‘22, “It’s kind of difficult to say how the team works as a whole since different events practice separately, but everyone gets along and supports each other at meets.” The track team began section competition this week.
Girls’ Track & Field
BSM girls’ track & field is led by upperclassmen who elevate the team in new and exciting ways, which allows them to step into mentorship roles for underclassmen. Senior captain Bailey Skahan ‘22 has enjoyed being able to step into a critical leadership role this year and has been able to interact with many people in doing so. “I love the people on the team. It has been fun spending time with individuals at BSM that I don’t have classes with or spend time with outside of school regularly,” said Bailey. The girls team also entered section competition this week.
Benilde-St Margaret’s is proud to have a robust athletics program and is honored to work with student-athletes throughout the course of the spring season as games are won and lost, teamwork is built, and memories are made. Go Red Knights!