At the end of the fall sports season, DCDS athletes have impressed the school once again. With multiple state championship appearances and a state title, this season has been nothing short of successful. Here is everything one needs to know about the 2016-2017 fall sports season in a nutshell:
The most noteworthy performance this season was, without a doubt, the Varsity Women’s Field Hockey Team’s state championship run. The team started the season strong, as the players did not allow even one shot until midway through the season. The team continued to remain undefeated for the entire season, including playoffs. With only two draws in the season, the team eased its way through the opposition. Playoffs were easily handled. The team earned two easy wins. One win was over Grosse Pointe North in the quarterfinals (7-0) and another was over Dearborn High in semis (3-0), before facing Hartland in the championship match. The match was scoreless until penalties, when Maya Rajan scored the fourth and final penalty to lift the team over Hartland by a score of 4-3 in penalties and take home the state championship trophy.
As dominant as ever, the Varsity Football team has finished with a successful season. The team also went undefeated in the regular season, with an average margin of victory of twenty-three points. The team then continued its streak at Homecoming, defending against a late U of D comeback in the last quarter to win 28-21. To finish the season, the team pulled of a huge win versus Temperance in the regular season finale. The players rode their momentum through playoffs, starting by dismissing Cranbrook by a score of 35-7. Moving on, two swift wins came against Marysville and Corunna in the district and regional finals, respectively. In an out of town, freezing-cold semifinal game against River Rouge, the jackets again managed to slip past by a score of 20-14 to move on to the state final game at Ford Field. A large crowd of students were there to watch, and the atmosphere was tremendous, but sadly the team was edged by only three points, 7-10, becoming the state runner-up.
The Varsity Women’s Golf team also had a great season. Starting in August, the team showed its strength, placing fifth in the Orange Theory Tournament at Hudson Mills and first in the Highest Honors Tournament at Huron Meadows, in which Lucy Liu and Mallika Brar were medallists, both with seventy-seven strokes. At the beginning of the school year, the team started its matches against other schools. First, they defeated Cranbrook by a score of 198-189. Then, they placed sixth at the Rochester Invitational, in which Lucy Liu also medalled. The team qualified for regionals, and Mallika Brar became Regional Medalist with 86 strokes at Fieldstone. Moving on to states, the team placed fifth and fourth out of 18 teams on the first and second days, respectively. Mallika Brar became state medalist, coming in 7th place.