Brother was on the chess team when he was student and has been coaching since 2019.
R1: 24-34 (L) R2: 34-24 (W)
SEASON IN REVIEW:
The Lions' team 2021 year ended with an exceptional record winning eleven of their sixteen matches. The varsity team was composed of one senior, three juniors, and two sophomores. Though very young and inexperienced, the team managed to make significant progress over the space of the year and overcome many of their opponents. La Salette started their season with a pair of losses to a skilled opponent: Brimfield Highschool. With their next matchup, against Bismark, the team split the event, being victorious for the first match and losing the second. Encouraged by their close games, the Lions proceeded to win their next ten games by a significant margin. After over a month of not playing, the team encountered their most difficult opponent in the year: Normal Community West. Losing both of the games, the Lions came away from the encounter with a focus - a focus on becoming the champions next year.
With the team as young as it is, the Lions have a great hope for next year. Because of the many younger players, the team will only lose one varsity player next year. This encourages the team, and brings them to believe that next year will be even better.