Season Recap: Boys’ Varsity Soccer


Sophia Stafford, Contributing Writer

Boys Varsity Soccer (BVS) persevered through preseason ties and midseason losses to end their season with an achievement the team hasn’t attained in over a decade: qualifying for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A playoffs, during which they lost in the quarterfinals 1-0 on Wednesday, November 17.

BVS Co-Captain Lucian Wood ’22 said he and his fellow co-captains Dylan Henao and Jack Pappendick (both ’22) worked to create an “inclusive, competitive, and fun team culture mostly built away from a soccer ball.”

Lucian said the team’s culture was important when the team faced back-to-back losses to Rivers and Milton midway through the season and bounced back for two wins the following week.

“The resiliency of the team shone through,” he said.

The team’s winning streak continued and resulted in a final record of 12-5-3. Jack attributed the team’s success to the players’ attitudes.

“I see all the 12 seniors on our team as captains,” he said. “Each of them sets a new bar of excellence every day with the way they lead by example and care for each individual on this team.”

Jack said his favorite moment was the team’s Friday Night Lights victory over the Groton School.

“It was emotional knowing that it was my last home game wearing the BB&N soccer shirt,” he said.

Assistant BVS Coach Drago Kazakov shared Jack’s sentiment on the team.

“They are a very talented group and, more importantly, great young men with bright futures ahead of them,” he said.