Leading by example as they had all year, Essex senior Mya Dusablon and senior co-captains Allie Green and Anna Charland helped the Hornets rack up their highest team score of the year, a whopping 140.575 points, missing a 13th straight team gymnastics state title by less than two points.
“We had a good season,” said head coach Mary Krug of her first year leading the squad. “We had a young team, but we had a lot of growth. At the state meet, we had the best score of the season. That is all I could ask for, is their best, and I am very proud to be their coach.”
Essex maintained its reputation as a gymnastics powerhouse this year, winning seven of its eight matches by an average score of over 33 points. Their only loss on the regular season came from eventual state champions Champlain Valley Union, who previously edged the young Hornets in their second meet of the season by less than five points. With two-thirds of the squad poised to return next year, the future looks bright for the Hornets return in the 2018-2019 season.