Ravens Roundup: May 2024

Baseball

The Ravens clinch another winning season raising their record to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in the EIL. They defeated Bancroft School 16-2 in five innings on Wednesday and had an 11-1 rout against Wheeler, matched by another 11-1 victory against Landmark School, before falling just short of a win to a talented Pingree lineup earlier this month. The team plays in the EIL (Eastern Independent League) Championships this weekend and takes on St. George’s May 20.

Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

The Ravens improved to 16-3 against cross-town rival Wheeler School by a score of 14-2. The team's last game is at home on May 18 against Austin Prep at 3:30 p.m. Charlie Townsend ’24, Luca Sanders ’24, and Liam Daly ’25 have established themselves as stand-out scorers in recent competitions. The Ravens are poised to have yet another strong season for the books and a milestone season for Coach Al Brown.

Girls' Varsity Lacrosse

Time and again, the girls' lacrosse team at Portsmouth Abbey shows what character is all about, never giving up until the final whistle sounds. Never has that been truer than in their last few matches. Though it has been an uphill climb for the squad, who have won just two of their last nine competitions, the team remains resilient and prepared for the EIL competition on May 18.

Girls' Junior Varsity Lacrosse

Over the course of the last month, the JV Ravens have won three, lost two and tied one. Notably the wins have come against very strong squads from Beaver Country Day, Berwick Academy and St. Andrew’s. 

Sailing

The Ravens are seeing impressive results in all competitions this spring. The team recently took first place out of 15 teams at the SheWolf Regatta hosted by Tabor Academy. The team also took podium spots in two separate rounds of Nationals Qualifying, securing a spot for finals competition. The Abbey hosted the Herreshoff (New England Girls) qualifier and placed fourth, securing a spot for the Herreshoff finals on May 25 at New Bedford Community Boating.

 

Softball

The Ravens logged big wins against Wheeler (19-1), Dexter Southfield (15-3) and Lexington Christian (17-3), but dropped close games against Newton Country Day (5-3) and Tabor (5-1). Overall, the team’s record is 10-4 on the year. The most recent win against Dana Hall saw Kasey Bernat ’26 pitch all five innings while allowing zero runs and only one hit. They play in the EIL tournament May 18 at home.

 

Girls' Varsity Tennis

The Girls' Varsity Tennis team has enjoyed a stellar month, showing resilience and improved skill on the court. They recorded a narrow 5-4 victory against Tabor Academy April 17, followed by a commanding 4-1 win over Beaver Country Day on April 24. The team continued their winning streak with a dominant 5-0 triumph against Berwick Academy on April 27. Entering May, they secured another close 3-2 victory against Newton Country Day on May 3 but faced a brief setback with a 2-3 loss to Pingree School May 7. Bouncing back, they edged out Dana Hall School 3-2 on May 11 and concluded the month with a hard-fought 3-2 win against Wheeler School May 13. With an impressive record of six wins and only one loss over the last month, the team has demonstrated remarkable consistency and determination, which has all paid off with their recent qualification for the New England tournament. They’ll square off against Pomfret in the first round Saturday May 18 at 10 a.m. 

 

Track and Field 

The Abbey Track and Field teams fired on all cylinders after wins or ties in their last three competitions.  During the most recent meet with Marianapolis, Max Osei-Assibey ‘26 hit a 20-2.5 Long Jump, Ella Liuzza ’25 ran 19.0 in High Hurdles and Jillian Muglia ’25 swept all her events. The squads also recently competed in the EIL Championship held at East Providence High School. Strong individual performances resulted in the boys’ team placing second, and the girls’ team placing third. Both teams have been working hard to prepare for the New England Preparatory School (NEPSTA) meet on May 18.