Basketball - Girls 1st Team

Schedule

Schedule

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Pingree School
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details Win 42-35
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Away Details Loss 40-52
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
St. George's School
St. George's School Away Details POSTPONED: 1/5/18 - 4:30PM Away
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Groton School
Groton School Away Details Loss 38-48
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Ray Brown Holiday Tournament, Williston Northampton School
Williston Northampton School Away Details Loss 27-43
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Ray Brown Holiday Tournament, BB&N
Williston Northampton School Away Details Loss 42-56
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Ray Brown Holiday Tournament, Hopkins School
Williston Northampton School Away Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
St. George's School
St. George's School Away Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Middlesex School
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
BB&N
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Noble and Greenough
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Milton Academy
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Away Details
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Cushing Academy
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details CHANGED: This event has changed.
Basketball - Girls 1st Team vs.
Phillips Andover Academy
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
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Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy Away Details
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Governor's Academy
Governor's Academy Away Details
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Beaver Country Day
Beaver Country Day Home Details
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Rivers School
Rivers School Away Details
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Thayer Academy
Brooks Gym/Court #1 Home Details
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St. Mark's School
St. Mark's School Home Details

Overview

Basketball - Girls 1st Team

Brooks is a member of the Independent School League (ISL), but also plays the region’s top independent schools outside its league schedule. A historically strong program, the team has won three New England Championships (most recently in 2006) and three ISL titles (most recently in 2004). The expectation each year is to vie for the top spot in the league, advancing to the New England Tournament. On this latter goal, the program boasts close to fifteen appearances in the class B tournament in the past two decades.

Built on the premises of strong work ethic, tenacious hustle, unselfish commitment to team and teammates, passion for competition and the pursuit of excellence, the program's values apply both on the court and off. The most successful players in the program have been multi-sport stars at Brooks, many of whom have gone on to play key roles in various sports at such colleges as Brown, Colby, Columbia, Radford, Harvard, Holy Cross, Penn, Stanford, North Carolina and Williams. A recent basketball alum even went on to win a gold medal (rowing) in the Olympics! We are proud of these players for their athletic accomplishments, but even more proud of their academic pursuits at Brooks and beyond.

We appreciate your interest in the girls basketball program and hope you’ll get to see the team in action. You’ll like the way we play!

Coaches

  • Head Coach

    Alex Skinner '08 is an Assistant Director of Admission at Brooks. A native of Haverhill, Mass., and a Brooks alum, he holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Boston College, where he played tennis for four years and captained the team his senior year. Skinner, Brooks' head varsity boys' tennis coach, has since played in the Boston Pro Tennis League and holds the position of Director of Tennis at Edgcomb Tennis Club in Kennebunk, Maine during the summer months. He is also the head varsity girls' basketball coach at Brooks. Son of 1978 Boston Celtics draft pick and current University of Massachusetts - Lowell athletic director Dana Skinner, he had a successful high school basketball career at Brooks and leans on his experiences and resources to help lead the girls' team. Skinner lives on campus in Thorne House.

  • Amanda Nasser graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a degree in social studies education. She also holds a master’s degree from Boston University in curriculum and teaching. Pior to Brooks, Amanda was at KIPP Academy Boston in Roxbury, Mass., where she taught 8th grade history and co-taught English. She has also worked at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, teaching 7th grade through 10th grade history. She was also a 2013 Teach for America Corps member in Providence. During her time as a history teacher, Amanda has developed system-wide curricula and supported students in both academic and social-emotional instruction. She is originally from Beverly, Mass., and attended the Pingree School.

  • Joanna McDonough grew up in Peabody, Mass., and attended Pingree School before graduating from Mount Holyoke College. At Mount Holyoke, she majored in history and minored in political science. McDonough was also a four-year member and captain of the basketball team, receiving recognition as a Seven Sisters Scholar Athlete and a NEWMAC All-Academic Scholar Athlete. She continued her education at Brown University, where she received an M.A.T. degree in history/social studies education. McDonough's previous position was at Miss Porter’s School, where she served as history department chair — she developed the school’s women’s studies curriculum — head cross-country coach, and head track and field coach. She lives in Gardner House with her partner, Koosha, and their dog, Bernie.