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Congrats to Jimmy Odierna who was recently named as the new Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, replacing the legendary Don Brock who retired after the 2014 Championship Season!  
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/high_school_insider/2015/05/jimmy_odierna_to_replace_don_brock_as_needham_boys

On Tuesday afternoon, State Rep, Denise Garlick came to Needham High School to honor and recognize our two Fall Season State Champions; Girls Cross Country and Boys Soccer!
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Boys Volleyball has fundraised close to 1,000 dollars for Westfield senior Eric Shilyuk who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia to help his family with medical bills and expenses.  Great Job by Coach Powell and the Boys helping out a competitor in need.  The Rockets presented the check to Eric last Thursday when Needham traveled out to western mass to play Westfield
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Boys Volleyball  (21-0)  Rockets ranked #2 by Mass HS Volleyball  Rockets are undefeated BSC Champs!
5/19/2015 vs Framingham  W 3-0
5/21/2015 @ Westfield  W 3-2
5/22/2015 @ Lawrence W 3-1
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Senior Day!

Girls Lacrosse  (18-1)  Rockets ranked #2 in the State!  With the win over Wellesley, the girls are the BSC Champs!
5/19/2015  vs Lincoln-Sudbury W 18-8
5/21/2015 vs Wellesley W 12-11
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Senior Day!



Boys Lacrosse  (16-1) Boys in the Top 5 in Numerous Polls! The Boys clinched the BSC Championship with their win over Wellesley!
5/22/2015 @ Wellesley W 17-8

VOTE FOR BOYS LAX AS THE TOP PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY! http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/boys-lacrosse-2015/round-2/group-e


Softball (9-9Rockets need 1 more win to qualify for the postseason!  Senior Night is Wednesday vs Wellesley!
5/18/2015 vs Braintree W 4-3 * in 10 innings- Annie Rotman's RBI Double scored Regina Longley for the Walkoff Win! 
5/20/2015 vs Newton North L 7-4
5/22/2015 @ Brookline  W 17-3


Baseball (5-13)   Senior Night is Friday vs Natick!
5/18/2015 vs Braintree W 4-3 -Signature win for the Rockets this year as they upset the #2 team in the State!
5/20/2015 @ Newton North L 10-5
5/23/2015 @ St. Peter Marian  L 9-1
5/24/2015 @ Waltham  W 7-6


Girls Tennis (9-4)
5/21/2015 vs Hingham W 3-2
5/22/2015 vs Newton North W 3-2 
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Senior Day!

Boys Tennis (10-3)
5/20/2015 vs St. Johns Shrewsbury W 5-0
5/13/2015 @ Newton North W 4-1
State Individual Tournament 
Kevin Chao advanced to the South sectional semifinal, losing to the eventual winner from Barnstable, 7-6 6-4.  His performance in the tournament earned him all-scholastic honors from the Boston Globe.
Sam Cohen lost in the South Sectional Quarterfinals to the eventual runner up.
Alex Cohen and Jacob Shuman advanced to the South Sectional semifinal in doubles, and lost 6-2, 6-4.  This was their first loss of the season.

Girls Track and Field (1-4)
5/20/2015 @ Newton North L 


Boys Track and Field (5-0)  Rockets beat Newton North and handed the Tigers their first league loss in 13 years!  Needham is the undefeated BSC Champ!
5/20/2015 @ Newton North W 74-62
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BSC Champs!



Visit http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics for Rockets Athletic news, updates, forms, links, and complete team schedules.  Please also view NHS Boosters Athletic Events Photo Galleries at http://www.davearnoldphotography.com for Needham HS athletes and teams in action.

Additional sites to check for more in-depth information and stories are the Needham Times online at http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/sports/high_school, Hometown Weekly http://hometownweekly.net/index145.htm the Needham Patch online at http://needham.patch.com/sports, and the Needham Channel YouTube site atwww.youtube.com/user/TheNeedhamChannel

NHS Athletic Events Schedule 5.26-5.31 
Home Varsity Events (All Other Home Events)
Away Varsity Events (All Other Away Events)
Home Varsity Night Events (Senior Day Festivities)
Girls A and Boys B Ultimate State Tournament
EMass D1 Track Championships
BSC Track Championships
Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
Monday
5/25/2015
Tuesday
5/26/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BaseballHomeBraintree HSNeedham/McLeod Field
5/26/20153:45 PMGirls JV TennisHomeWestwood HSNeedham/Newman
5/26/20154:00 PMBoys V/JV LacrosseHomeFramingham HSVar-Memorial/JV-DeFazio
5/26/20154:00 PMBoys Fr LacrosseAwayFramingham HSFramingham/Galvani2:45 PM
5/26/20154:00 PMGirls Fr LacrosseAwayWalpole HSWalpole HS2:45 PM
5/26/20154:00 PMCoed Var SailingAwayNatick HSNatick HS2:45 PM
5/26/20155:00 PMBoys & Girls TrackAwayBSC ChampionshipBraintree HS3:00 PM
Wednesday
5/27/20153:45 PMBoys V/JV BaseballAwayWellesley HSVar-Sprague/ JV- Wellesley HS2:45 PM
5/27/20153:45 PMGirls JV SoftballHomeWellesley HSNeedham/Claxton #2
5/27/20153:45 PMBoys V/JV TennisHomeFramingham HSVar-NHS / JV-Mills
5/27/20153:45 PMGirls V/JV TennisAwayFramingham HSFramingham HS3:00 PM
5/27/20154:00/5:15 PMGirls V/JV LacrosseAwayFramingham HSFramingham HS2:45 PM
5/27/20154:00 PMGirls Fr LacrosseHomeWellesley HSNeedham/Cricket
5/27/20154:00 PMGirls Ultimate AHomeLincoln Sudbury R.H.SNeedham/Newman
5/27/20157:00 PMGirls Var SoftballHomeWellesley HS Senior NightNeedham/Claxton #1
Thursday
5/28/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BaseballAwayNewton North HSNewton/Cabot3:00 PM
5/28/20154:00 PMBoys Fr LacrosseAwayWellesley HSWellesley/Sprague3:00 PM
5/28/20154:30 PMBoys JV LacrosseHomeLincoln Sudbury R.H.SNeedham DeFazio #2
Friday
5/29/20153:45 PMBoys JV BaseballHomeNatick HSNeedham/DeFazio
5/29/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BaseballAwayBrookline HSBrookline/Amory3:00 PM
5/29/20153:45 PMGirls V/JV SoftballAwayNatick HSNatick HS3:00 PM
5/29/20153:45 PMBoys V/JV TennisHomeNatick HSVar-NHS / JV-Mills
5/29/20153:45 PMGirls V/JV TennisAwayNatick HSNatick HS2:45 PM
5/29/20154:00 PMBoys Fr LacrosseHomeBraintree HSNeedham/High Rock
5/29/20157:00 PMBoys Var BaseballHomeNatick HS Senior NightNeedham/Memorial
Saturday
5/30/20151:00 PMBoys and Girls TrackAwayEmass D1 ChampionshipsLowell - Cawley Stadium11:00 AM
5/30/20159:00 AMGirls A and Boys B UltimateAwayState TournamentDevens, MATBA
Sunday
5/31/2015NO EVENTS
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