Adding to the list of firsts in our brand new Center for the Arts, the student body celebrated Brooks School's sports teams and club members with our annual Fall Afternoon Activity Awards ceremony on the main stage this morning.
Director of Athletics Roberta Crump-Burbank P'11 kicked off the proceedings by introducing coaches of 2nd and 3rd teams, as well as the drama and community service afternoon activity groups, who presented awards to members of their squad recognized for their effort, enthusiasm, support of others and sportsmanship with a "Best Teammate" prize.
See an album of photos from the ceremony at brooksschoolphotos.com.
BEST TEAMMATE AWARD
Boys Cross Country: Luke Desmaison '22
Field Hockey: Madison Abraham '20 and Naomi Wellso '22
Football: Jack Breen '21
2nd Team Boys Soccer: Camden Greenwood '20
3rd Team Boys Soccer: Tommy Shu '22
2nd Team Girls Soccer: Mary Boshar '20
3rd Team Girls Soccer: Lily Valerio '19
Volleyball: Caitlin Peirce '19
Community Service: Spencer Pierce '19
Sailing, Bart Burgess Award: Sophia Ranalli '20
Theater: Xiu Stuart '19
Visit Brooks School's Athletics page to view information about each team and see their schedule.
First team coaches then presented Brooks School namesake awards, Independent School League (ISL) honors and recognitions from the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) to athletes honored for their success on the fields, trails and in the courts this autumn.
Boys Cross Country
Coaches Award: Nick Miller '19
Girls Cross Country
ISL All-League, NEPSAC All Star, and Brooks School Coaches Award: Alex Costantino '21
ISL All-League: Lucy Adams '22, Emma Houlihan '21, Charlotte Marks '19 and Caroline Yonce '19
ISL Honorable Mention: Ashley Houlihan '19, Isabela Miller '20 and Caroline O'Keefe '19
NEPSAC All-League: Lucy Adams '22, Charlotte Marks '19, Isabela Miller '20 and Caroline Yonce '19
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Caroline Cutter '19, Caroline Kukas '19, Mia LaPlante '19 and Caroline O'Keefe '19
Brooks School, Field Hockey Prize: Maddie Shea '19
Team: ISL Champion, NEPSAC Class B Champion, Undefeated Season
ISL All League: Anthony Burnett '19 and Nick Fulgione '19
ISL Honorable Mention: Kobe Briand '20 and John Fritz '20
Brooks School, Coaches Award: Anthony Burnett '19
Brooks School, Timothy E. Keating Award: Nick Fulgione '19
ISL All-League: Andrew Kempe '19, Mitch Nenninger '19 and Duncan Sutherland '19
NEPSAC All-League: Mitch Nenninger '19, Duncan Sutherland '19
Boston Globe All Scholastic, ISL League MVP – Offense, Boston Herald All Scholastic, All State, All New
England: Duncan Sutherland '19
Team: Eusden-Navins Soccer Bowl (winner of Brooks vs. Governors Academy game) and No. 3 seed in NEPSAC Class B Tournament
ISL All-League: Brooke Robinson '19
ISL Honorable Mention: Madeline Delaney '20, Katherine Marchesseault '21
Brooks School, Amy E. Broadhead Award: Brooke Robinson '19
With their ISL win and NEPSAC championship victory, Brooks' field hockey was the dominant team of the season, and coach Ali Mattison, for one, couldn't be more pleased with her athletes' performance. "The girls relied on one another each and every day this season," Mattison reflected prior to the ceremony, praising the squad's teamwork above all else. "There was not just one standout on the field, rather each member contributed to the team's success."
Led by their 11 sixth-formers, the team was "focused and driven, working together to achieve monumental goals they set for themselves at the start of the season," she said. "And not only did they accomplish their goals of winning both the ISL and the NEPSAC Class B championship, but they also completed an undefeated season for the first time in Brooks Field Hockey history!"
The stats say it all, with 64 goals scored throughout their 19 games (versus the mere 8 scored against them) — that included 12 shutouts.
"If you ask anyone on the team, they would attribute our success to teamwork, willingness to compete and improve each day, and the love of being together until the sun set on the Anna K Trustey turf field," said Mattison. "While this was a banner year led by strong upperclassmen, the underclassmen contributed in goals, defensive saves, and shutouts."
Next season, she declared, "we will return a fifth-form goalie and 12 strong, two-way field hockey players. We can't wait to get back on the turf!"
OTHER RECENT STORIES
First Winter All-Community Read
Brooks' annual summer reading-together initiative will be held during Winter Term this year, bringing new opportunities to everyone involved.
Algebra Gets "Real"
Students studying linear programming played management consultants in a project that challenged them to interview Brooks School staff members and solve office-place issues using their math skills.
Field Hockey Wins!
The undefeated girls 1st squad is seeded No. 1 in the NEPSAC Class B tournament kicking off on Wednesday.