2023-24 Spring Sports Season: The Review


Photo by Addy Christensen

AHS Skier turf during the first round of Girl’s soccer playoffs.

Spring sports have officially come to a close. Girls’ soccer, tennis, golf, boys’ lacrosse, and baseball have all ended their respective seasons this month. Teams worked incredibly hard for their achievements and empowered the spirit of AHS students to increase throughout the spring season.

Girl’s soccer has had a challenging but rewarding season this year. With a record of 7-5-1, the team placed 13th in the league and will once again participate in the 3A playoffs. The team played Strive Prep Smart High School on May 11th which ended in a victory for the AHS skiers. They will be advancing to the second round where they will be playing Colorado Academy in Denver on Saturday May 13th. According to team members, though the team had many difficult games they were able to make the season fun and encouraging for all players. Defensive Varsity player Kristine Hvolbaek touches on some highlights of the season.

“We have made it to the playoffs and are working hard towards good results. Another highlight was making a lot of new friends and spending time with all of the girls. Soccer is a sport you should play because you love to play it and it should be fun to play, it is definitely that way at Aspen High School,” Hvolbaek said. Hvolbaek, among other players like junior Maddy Lee and sophomore Olivia Ferrea, hope that the program can work on improving their ‘team chemistry’ which they believe will help win more games and further increase their overall skill as individuals and as an AHS team.

The girl’s lacrosse season has also wrapped up this week, the varsity teams’ record of 10-5 have landed the team a spot in playoffs. AHS wishes them luck in their games this weekend.

JV lacrosse has also had an impressive season and sophomore Mykenzie Roy believes that a highlight of the JV season was the team’s overall spirit and bus rides to and from away games. Roy also believes that there are some things for the team to work on in order to play at their best possible level next season. “It was so much more inclusive this year on both teams but I think one thing that can be improved for next year is having less separation between JV and Varsity teams overall,” Roy stated.
Similar to the Aspen girl’s soccer and lacrosse teams, many members from the girl’s tennis, golf, and AHS track team have qualified for state-level competitions. Players from the Varsity teams of these spring sports will travel throughout the state of Colorado to compete in the coming weeks. Sprinter and junior, Mino Khan-Farooqi is excited for the state track meet set to take place, the weekend of May 20th. “The season has been super fun and it is really exciting how many people we are sending to states this year. Hopefully next year we can get some more people scoring points and some more state qualifiers,” Khan-Farooqi explained. Boy’s lacrosse had many notable highlights and ends the regular spring season with a record of 10-5. They are also headed to the playoffs this year.

That’s a wrap on the spring season! See you next season and go Skiers!