The Sharon High School girls cross-country team is small in numbers yet big in optimism.
The Eagles open the season today with "a small team, a young team, but I think we should be able to get a few victories," says Alan Conway, one of Sharon's four coaches.
Sharon hosts Oliver Ames today at 3:45 p.m. at Deborah Sampson Park.
Juniors Caroline Sun and Sami Kaplan are the Eagles' captains.
"One of the things that the coaches stress and one of the things they are very adaptable to is really running practices," Conway says.
"They are very dedicated to the sport. They work really hard. They really lead by example."
Sun was the Eagles' only All-State competitor last season, when the team went 2-2, Conway says.
Sophomore Elise Commons also should be among Sharon's top performers, he says. Commons attended a running camp this summer, he says.
The team's schedule is:
All meets start at 3:45 p.m. The home meets are at Deborah Sampson Park on East Foxboro Street.