The MacDuffie Math Team competed in the first meet of the year in the Western Massachusetts Math League on Tuesday, October 6. With a solid 80 points for the day, MacDuffie came in third place behind a revitalized Longmeadow team (84) and a powerful Deerfield team (97).
Last year MacDuffie finished the league in 2nd place overall, and placed third in the state meet (for small schools).
Top scorer for the day was Zixuan (Camellia) Liu, who had a perfect score (18). The team captain Cheolhee (Charley) Lee only missed one point (17).
The team lineup was only just determined last Thursday after a strenuous series of tryouts.
The MacDuffie WMML team for 2015-16 is:
SENIORS: Cheolhee (Charley) Lee (CAPTAIN), Yu (Eva) Lin, Thy (Tanya) Vu
JUNIORS: Zixuan (Camellia) Liu , Xinyu (Walker) Tian
SOPHOMORE: Yuanjin (Jane) Lu
Alternates will compete if one of the other team members cannot attend.
Seniors: David Gorestki, Hongtao (Parker) Jiang
Sophomore: Suchen (Dollar) Zhu