Looking to repeat the success of the previous season, the 2015 Berks County Champion girls’ lacrosse team has jumped out to a 5-0 start on the season. With tough games still ahead against Twin Valley High School and Wilson High School, the ladies aim to make another run at a championship title.
“They have a very tough schedule,” Exeter athletic director Tom Legath said. “We are the defending Berks County Champion.”
Also looking to have repeat successful seasons are baseball and softball. The baseball team has started off the season with a 3-2 record including a win over tough rival Governor Mifflin High School. After making the county semifinals last season, the team is looking to return to FirstEnergy Stadium to play for the county title. The softball team is currently sitting on a 5-0 record after wins over tough rivals Twin Valley and Governor Mifflin.
“Starting out 3-0 and having a lot of kids back, we’re really excited,” Legath said. “They made a great run last year in districts to the district semifinal. We knocked off the top seed.”
Exeter’s other spring sports teams have had successful starts to the season and continue to hold their own against some strong teams. Track and field currently holds a 2-0 record while the boys’ tennis team is sitting comfortably at 3-1.
After facing some tough losses, boys’ lacrosse and boys’ volleyball are looking to turn around their records of 3-4 and 2-3, respectively.
Exeter athletics is coming off of strong fall and winter sports seasons that included numerous county and district titles, and the Eagles continue to carry that success through the spring season.
“The level of success is raised,” Legath said. “I’m hoping we can get at least three, four, or five county championship teams this spring. I’m very excited and we’re off to a pretty good start so far.”