Committed to Excellence
At Brooks School, students have the opportunity to compete at the highest level, learn from top-notch coaches and be a part of the school's proud tradition of athletic excellence.
Since 2000, Brooks teams have won nearly four dozen Independent School League (ISL) championships and New England Prep School Athletic Conference championships.
- Boys basketball: ISL champions (2019)
- Boys squash: New England Class B champions (2019)
- Field hockey: ISL and New England Class B champions (2018)
- Girls squash: New England Class B champions (2018)
- Boys basketball: ISL and New England Class B champions (2018)
- Boys soccer: ISL and New England Class B champions (2017)
- Football: ISL co-champions and Ken O'Keefe Bowl winner (2017)
- Boys basketball: ISL and New England Class B champions (2017)
- Boys basketball: ISL and New England Class B champions (2016)
- Football: ISL co-champions (2016)
- Boys soccer: ISL champions and New England Class B finalists (2016)
- Boys second squash: National Division VI champions (2016)
- Girls squash: New England Class B champions (2015)
- Boys basketball: ISL champions (2015)
- Wrestling: ISL/Graves-Kelsey champions (2015)
- Wrestling: ISL/Graves-Kelsey, and New England champions (2014)
- Boys squash: National Division II champions (2014)
- Football: Sean Brennan Bowl champions (2014)
- Girls soccer: ISL Champions (2013)
- Boys squash: New England Class B champions (2013)
- Boys soccer: ISL champions (2012)
- Girls soccer: New England Class A champions (2012)
Recent student-athletes were recognized nationally, in addition to the local level: Pat Freiermuth '18 was nominated for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl as one of the top 400 high school football players in the nation. And wrestler Nick Konovalchik '17 is a National Prep Wrestling All-American. He finished in the top eight at the National Preps Wrestling Championships. Konovalchik also won the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's James Peckham Scholarship, established by the organization's Massachusetts chapter to support local high school wrestlers who plan to wrestle in college and who demonstrate excellence in wrestling, academics, and personal character.
Brooksians routinely go on to play sports at some of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities and continue to compete after graduation as well.
Brooksians go pro too!
- Mitch Nylen '13 plays hockey for the Cincinnati Cyclones, an affiliate of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans and National Hockey League’s (NHL) Buffalo Sabres.
- Jen Russell '06 played lacrosse for the Boston Storm in The United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), which kicked off its inaugural season in 2016. Russell has also played for the U.S. Women's National Team, which won gold at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
- Charlie Davies '04 played forward for the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution (in addition to representing the USA at the 2008 Olympics). He retired in March 2018, after an 11-year professional career, and three months later re-joined the Revolution, as the team's first ever Club Ambassador.
- Mike Fucito '04 played seven seasons of Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders, Montreal Impact, Portland Timbers, and San Jose Earthquakes before retiring in 2015. The Harvard University graduate is now an assistant coach for the mens's soccer team at Harvard.
Three-time, gold-medal-winning Olympic rower Ellie Logan ’06 credits Brooks for setting her on a path to Olympic gold. “I think the reason I love to row is because of my early experiences at Brooks," she said. "Lake Cochichewick is a great place to row. Having this beautiful body of water on campus, where you can just walk down to the boathouse, is so special. I was very lucky to have that experience.”
The lessons she learned here serve her well to this day. "Rowing at Brooks prepared me for anything, because I developed my love of rowing at Brooks," explained the athlete. "Even at the level I’m at now, it can get pretty competitive, but if you love it, it doesn’t matter – you have fun doing it.”
Logan joined Brooks' ranks of Olympic rowers in 2008. Prior Olympians include: Eugene H. Clapp '68, W. Douglas Burden '83, Peter J. Sharis '86 and Helen C. Betancourt '94.