Owl Crowd Soars

Windsor events have been packed this fall.


Connor Blake, Staff Writer

At the girls volleyball game on September 15, a group of Windsor students dressed up in suits and sat at a table titled ESPN–this is just a hint at the color and creativity of the student section. 

“There were a lot of people that showed up and the ESPN theme was something special. The chants and game were good as well, the comeback only enhanced that,” senior Brayden Kreutz said.

The Owl Crowd seems to be better than ever this year. 

“The student section is very vibrant and supportive of our athletes that are out there on the field or court,” assistant principal Alex DeMatteis said. 

The crowds at football and volleyball games have been especially supportive. 

“I’ve been really pleased with what I’ve seen so far, the turnout has been really great. We could always use some more help out there, but it’s been very good and the enthusiasm to get behind our athletes is phenomenal,” DeMatteis said. 

Windsor seems to be on another level with its school spirit.

Student Ian Baker said, “I don’t see other schools get as hyped as us. We make sure we all cheer and all get excited. A lot of people don’t really know how football works but they still scream their heart out.”

These four years go by fast. 

 “You know, I’m a 40 year old man that’s been out of high school for 22 years, but if I can go back to any period of time in my life, I would go back to high school. These are such special times where you don’t get to experience the camaraderie of being a part of a school and being a part of some sort of event surrounded by high school. When you get older, it just doesn’t mean as much as when you were actually here,” DeMatteis said. 

Large crowds give Windsor a distinct homefield/court advantage. 

Demetteis said, “The one thing that’s really important for people who come to games and participate in that is to understand that it’s a big deal for our coaches and our athletes. They really feel the students getting behind them and it’s a big deal for our school community and just our comradery all together so it’s been really good and I think the players on the field and court feel it I think they appreciate it and I think that makes them want to work hard and want to win that much more for Windsor.”