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Spartan Winter Preview 2023-24: Basketball, Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, and Swim & Dive

Spartan Winter Preview 2023-24: Basketball, Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, and Swim & Dive

The 2023-24 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 semifinal appearance and a solid 18-10 record a year ago, expectations are once again high for boys' basketball this season. 

Head Coach: Kevin Keto
Captains: Ethan Carter ‘24, Tysen Hayes ‘24 and Mikkel Rawdon '24 

Home opener: Thursday, November 30, 7 p.m. vs. St. Cloud Cathedral 
Team Page 

Girls' Basketball

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

Head Coach: Willie Taylor
Captains: Naomi Kempcke ‘24, Madelyn Moser '25 and Julia Taylor '25 

Home opener: Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. vs. Highland Park 
Team Page 

Boys' Hockey

Boys’ hockey enters this season looking to build off of the momentum from advancing to the section semifinals last season. 

Head Coach: Bill McClellan
Captains: Will Black '24 and Henri Peltier '24 

Home opener: Tuesday, November 28, 7 p.m. vs. Minneapolis Boys' Hockey
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 in year two of its new cooperative team, the Phoenix.

Head Coach: Chris Lepper
Associate Head Coach: Dan Berthiaume 
Captains: Charlotte Goings '24 and Aurelia Meza '24 

Home opener: Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. vs. Breck 
Team Page 

Alpine Skiing 

There are high expectations for this year's Alpine team after another solid season a year ago. The team returns captain Henry Giles '24 who will look to advance to state for the fourth year in a row. 

Head Coach: Rob Thomas
Captains: McKinley Garner '24, Henry Giles '24, Jane Higgins '25, Nicholas McCarthy '25 and Evy Sachs '26 

Opening meet: Wednesday, January 10 at Buck Hill Ski Area 
Team Page 

Nordic Skiing

After a stellar 2022-23 season that included conference championships and state meet appearances, Nordic is anticipating another strong showing this winter. The team returns state qualifiers: Helen Townley '25Maren Overgaard '26, Inga Wing '25Taylor Barkwell '25Paloma Good '27, Alyda Overgaard '28, and Eleanor Mody '27.

Head Coach: Max Lundgren 
Captains: Taylor Barkwell '25, Andrew Drake '24, Henry Hilton '24, Bridget Keel '24, Thomas Kovarik '25, and Inga Wing '25

Opening meet: Thursday, November 30 at Battle Creek 
Team Page 

Boys' Swim & Dive (Co-Op)

The co-op Trojans finished third last year in the St. Paul Conference. This season they are focused on advancing both individuals and relay teams to the State meet. 

Head Coach: Ian Moon
Captains: Rishi Bhargava '24 and Connor Overgaard '24 

Opening meet: TBA
Team Page


With a big team once again, Spartan Fencing will look to build off last year's six top-five finishes at State.

Head Coach: Dong-Ying "Sasha" Pai
Captains: Halle Cowgill '24, Claire Kim '24 and Milan Mishra '25 

Opening meet: TBA
Team Page