The bocce team is lead by senior captain Julia Herman. Coach Jim McMahon has been the coach of this sport for over a decade.
Bocce is a varsity sport as well as a corollary sport, which means it helps increase interscholastic athletic opportunities for all students, in particular students with disabilities. This sport provides a chance for people with disabilities or any differences to be able to be on a varsity sport and get to enjoy the experience of being on a sports team.
Bocce is fun to watch and participate in. The team has great chemistry and the member enjoys playing bocce because they get exercise and have fun. Senior Josh Levine said, “Playing a corollary sport is a great experience, and I recommend that all students play the sport.”
This season, the team has a record of 1-2. They have played hard and are gaining team chemistry every game. On Dec. 18, the Patriots were home against Whitman and ended up losing 2-1. The team played hard, just couldn’t pull it out. Herman said, “It was our first game together. We played really well even though we lost the game.”
On Jan. 4 the Patriots traveled to Walter Johnson and won 2-0. The team played well throughout and consistently made the right plays.
On Jan. 10, the team traveled to Richard Montgomery to play the Rockets. The team ended up losing 2-1. They made great plays but it wasn’t enough. The team’s next game is home against Churchill on Jan. 15 was too late to be covered in this issue.