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Spartan Winter Preview 2022-23: Basketball, Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Swim & Dive, and Fencing

Spartan Winter Preview 2022-23: Basketball, Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Swim & Dive, and Fencing

The 2022-23 winter athletics season is here! Here's a preview of our varsity winter teams--check out Team Pages for full schedule information and plan to join us to cheer on our winter Spartans!

Boys’ Basketball

Coming off a section quarterfinal appearance and a solid 16-10 record a year ago, expectations are high for boys' basketball this season.

Head Coach: Kevin Keto
Captains: Simon Assefa '23, Ethan Carter ‘24, Tysen Hayes ‘24

Home opener: Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m. vs. CHOF
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Girls' Basketball

Girls’ basketball is looking to take a step forward this season and improve on its 5-17 record from a year ago.

Head Coach: Willie Taylor
Captains: Catherine Hooley ‘23, Naomi Kempcke ‘24, Ivy Raya ‘23 

Home opener: Tuesday, December 6, 7 p.m. vs. Legacy Christian Academy
Team Page

Boys' Hockey

Boys’ hockey enters the 2022-23 season looking to build off of the momentum from finishing with an improved record of 8-17-1 a year ago.

Head Coach: Bill McClellan
Captains: George Peltier ‘23

Home opener: Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m. vs. Academy of Holy Angels
Team Page

Girls' Hockey (Co-Op)

After finishing last season with a stellar 18-8 record and a section quarterfinal appearance, girls' hockey is hoping to build on its success with a new cooperative team, the Phoenix, that includes Burnsville, Faribault, Faribault Bethlehem Academy, DeLaSalle, and St. Agnes.

Head Coach: Chris Lepper
Associate Head Coach: Dan Berthiaume 
Captains: Heidi Deuel '23, Greta Magnuson '23

Home opener: Saturday, November 26, 7 p.m. vs. Proctor/Hermantown/Marshall
Team Page

Alpine Skiing 

There are high expectations for this year's Alpine team, with Head Coach Rob Thomas predicting a strong Spartan presence at the State meet when the time comes. 

Head Coach: Rob Thomas
Captains: Linnea Cooley '23, Soren Mishra '23, Maya Sachs '23, Wyatt Tait '23

Opening meet: Wednesday, December 14 at Buck Hill Ski Area
Team Page

Nordic Skiing

After a stellar 2021-22 season that included six skiers qualifying for the State meet, Nordic is anticipating another strong showing this winter.

Head Coach: Max Lundgren 
Captains: Andrew Drake '24, Bridget Keel '24, Sila Liljedahl '23, Jack O'Brien '23

Opening meet: TBA
Team Pages: Boys / Girls

Boys' Swim & Dive (Co-Op)

The co-op Trojans took the St. Paul Conference Swimming and Diving title last season and are looking to repeat that success this season, in addition to advancing both individuals and relay teams to the State meet.

Head Coach: Dan Hanson
Captains: Gabriel Bangoura ‘23, Tenzin Bawa '23

Opening meet: Friday, December 16, 7 p.m. at Humboldt
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With a big team comprised of 36 returners and newcomers, Spartan Fencing will look to build off last year's top five finishes at State.

Head Coach: Dong-Ying "Sasha" Pai
Captains: Claire Kim '24, Milan Mishra '25, Will Moran '23

Opening meet: TBA
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