Lacrosse - Boys 1st Team
Lacrosse - Boys 1st Team
Brooks lacrosse enters the 2019 Independent School League season under the direction of head coach and 2015 ISL Coach of the Year Dean Charpentier (Yale ’90) and assistant Tim Benson (Union ’00), the 2014 ISL Assistant Coach of the Year. The ISL is one of the toughest high school leagues in the country, its alumni scattered across college rosters at all levels, and Brooks competes game in and game out with some of the top schools in the country.
The 2019 squad is led by 2-time captain, LSM Mike Hughes '19 (Providence College commitment), an All-ISL player and BostonLax All-Star, along with captains Nick Fulgione (midfielder and Franklin & Marshall commitment), and Owen Borek '19 (defenseman and Providence College commitment). The captains' fellow seniors will also provide valuable leadership this season. As always, the program will be built on principles of discipline, both on and off the field, citizenship, and sportsmanship. Only after these principles are internalized by the group and the group learns to work together to achieve goals, will success follow on the playing field.
Before coming to Brooks, coach Charpentier spent ten seasons as the head varsity coach at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., where his teams won over a hundred games, including three straight undefeated league titles. While at Berkshire, Charpentier sent his graduates to such schools as Duke, Denver, Harvard, Fairfield and West Point. Charpentier is a 1990 graduate of Yale University, where he played on three straight Ivy Champions from 1988-90 and captained the team in 1990 to a number two national ranking and an NCAA Final Four. Charpentier also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 1988.
Ian Speliotis graduated from Brooks in 2014. In his two seasons in the Brooks lacrosse program, he scored exactly 100 points as an attackman, earning All-ISL honors in both seasons. Speliotis served as captain in his sixth-form year, and his leadership qualities have served him well in his short coaching career. He spent two years as an assistant coach at Culver Academies in Indiana, a perennial top-20 team nationally, and also served as an assistant coach at the Frederick Gunn School. In the summer, he coaches with the Top Gun Fighting Clams.
Sam Reeves spent his career in sales and sales management in the software and financial services industry. He graduated from Proctor Academy, where he played varsity football, hockey and lacrosse. He holds a B.A. in Business Management from Hartwick College, and played four years of lacrosse there. Reeves and his wife Lindsey have two daughters and reside in Andover, Mass. with their yellow lab, Birdie.
Shamsud "Shami" Andalcio Bery began at Brooks in the fall of 2021 as a Self In Community Instructor. Raised in Roxbury, Mass., he spent his first four years of life between New Delhi and Trinidad and Tobago, and comes to Brooks with a rich history of project based teaching and a series of eclectic professional experiences. After graduating from Brandeis University, Bery began to explore his entrepreneurial spirit by acting as creative director for a multimedia startup in Boston, starting a clothing line, and working closely with a number of local musical artists. Eventually he joined the Possible Project and transferred those real time experiences into the classroom and acted as Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator at Madison Park Vocational School. After six years, Bery took a risk and pursued a career in culinary arts which led him to working as the chef at Camp Hale in New Hampshire. He lives on campus in Blake House and is often found listening to his favorite music (Dominican Bachata, Oldies Soul and LA based Hip Hop), trying out a new recipe, or excitedly watching NBA and WNBA games. Bery is looking forward to bringing a unique perspective to the Brooks Community, and is excited to add to the Self in Community program.
Patrick Forrest joined Brooks in 2022 to serve as a dean of students, teach a Self in Community class and coach boy’s lacrosse. Previously, Forrest served for 20 years as an officer in the Marine Corps, where his primary job was to fly and instruct fellow aircrew on the AH-1W/Z attack helicopters. Additionally, he served as a joint terminal attack controller and trainer focusing on close air support. This has taken him on multiple deployments around the world. After six cross-country moves, the Governor's Academy graduate, who grew up in Topsfield, is excited to be home on the North Shore. Forrest graduated from Union College with an interdepartmental major in political science and economics and a minor in history and served as captain of the lacrosse team. He and his family love anything that will get them close to the ocean, including spending time in the southern outer banks of North Carolina, Miami and San Diego. Forrest lives on campus in Peabody House with his wife Liz, their three sons Owen, Henry and Callum, and dog Duncan.