OCTOBER 1, 2022
COME HOME TO BROOKS!
Alumni and their families, past parents and friends of Brooks are welcome back to campus to socialize with fellow alumni and faculty members on Saturday, October 1. Come support athletes competing against Groton School while enjoying the field-side hospitality tent, complete with refreshments and raffle prizes.
2:30 p.m. — boys 2nd cross country race
3:30 p.m. — boys 1st cross country race, all field hockey, soccer and volleyball team matches
4 p.m. — girls 1st cross country race
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Friends and family of the honorees are invited to this on-campus ceremony followed by a celebratory lunch. Each inductee will be honored for their exceptional contributions to the quality and tradition of Brooks School athletics:
1982-1983 girls 1st lacrosse team:
Ginger Walsh Cobb '83 (captain), Alexandra G. Abbott '85, Courtnay O. Duchin '86, Circe Dunnell '84, Jennifer Gooch Hummer '83, Courtney O. Hayes '83, Tracy E. Kinney '85, Carolee Levick Hazard '84, Susan P. McDonald '83, Margaret Sands Witham '84, Wickie Smith Rowland ‘85, Mary-Priscilla Stevens '83, Andrea van Beuren '83, Elizabeth R. Wheeler '84 and Tory Wright Morton '84.
One of Brooks’ earliest girls lacrosse teams was also one of the most successful. From the cold, wintry training to the explosive championship game, it was a team to remember. They played with a pride and an elegance that caught the spirit of the school. An undefeated 13-0 season was followed by an ISL championship victory over St. George’s School. They boasted both a skillful line of attack and an aggressive line of defense. Their creativity on the field also led to much fast-break scoring, resulting in the team garnering the most goals throughout the season in the league.
Ginger Walsh Cobb ’83
Ginger Walsh Cobb was one of Brooks’ earliest female superstar athletes, as well as an advocate for all girls playing sports during Brooks' early years of co-education. She drummed up support and encouragement as a captain of the girls lacrosse team for three years and the girls soccer team for two. While playing on the boys ice hockey team, Cobb strongly advocated for a female team equivalent. After receiving the Headmaster’s Prize and Athlete of the Year at Brooks, Cobb matriculated to Denison University, where she was an Honorable Mention All-America lacrosse player. More recently, Cobb was named to the Athletics Hall of Fame at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for her longtime, successful coaching of the girls lacrosse and soccer teams. She currently serves as the school's head of the upper school.
Alex Skinner ’08
Alex Skinner is arguably one of, if not the best all-time tennis player at Brooks School, in addition to being a basketball star as well. While captain of the tennis team during his sixth form, Skinner’s singles record of 17-1 helped him maintain a USTA ranking in top 30 for New Englanders under 18. He was a New England Class A Prep School Singles Champion as well as Brooks’ first Boston Globe All-Scholastic awardee for the league’s best player. He also, however, was a stellar basketball player. While captaining the team, Skinner averaged 19.1 points per game and was selected for 2008 Eagle Tribune Basketball Super Team. Skinner played D-1 tennis at Boston College, where he received the Boston College Leadership Award 2011-2012 and the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement. After college, Skinner served on the Brooks faculty for nearly a decade. He currently is the director of tennis at Spark Fitness and Tennis Club in nearby Andover. He remained visible on campus last spring, however, as the boys head tennis coach.
View the list of previous honorees and get more information about the awards on our Hall of Fame page.
If you have any questions prior to Homecoming, please contact Director of Alumni Programs Lauri Coulter: (978) 725-6242.
We look forward to seeing you!