THE WMHS gymnastics team had one of the best seasons in program history this year. (Courtesy Photo)

Published in the April 19, 2019 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The WMHS gymnastics team got a chance to sit back and recognize their accomplishments at the annual end of the season banquet. The Warriors concluded the regular season with a 7-1 record, the best in recent memory.

The highest team score on the year was a 141.6. It was the largest team in years with 22 gymnasts and three managers.

Wakefield finished second in the league and had five gymnasts compete at states: Lola Barrett, Giana Liotine, Molly Grady, Sydney Yee and Elise Rich. Barrett also qualified for New England Championships as an individual.

The Warriors were seeded fourth in the North and placed 6th at sectionals.

Once again, Wakefield had two All-Stars named in the league as Liotine and Barrett both got the honor for the second consecutive season. 

It was the second season at the helm for Wakefield head coach Rachel Lucas who along with assistant coach Meg Delory have quickly built the program up to be one of the best in the league and the state.

Lucas and Delory gave out team awards at the banquet. Rookie of the Year went to Sydney Yee. Most Valuable Player went to Lola Barrett, the Warriors Spirit Award went to Courtney Collins, the Coaches Award to Jessie Maffe and the winner of the Mark Delory Senior Award and scholarship went to Casey Kearney.

Wakefield also named their captains for next year as Elise Rich, Sophie Ell and Kaylee Souza will lead the Warriors in 2020.