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.
Dean Charpentier teaches English and lives in Gardner Dormitory with his wife Lori, daughter, Taylor, and son, JP. A 1990 graduate of Yale University, Charpentier majored in American Studies and captained the Yale lacrosse team to an NCAA Final Four in his senior year. Charpentier has been teaching and coaching in boarding school since leaving Yale, most recently at Berkshire School, where his varsity lacrosse teams won three consecutive league titles without losing a game and where he was named the league’s Coach of the Year three times. Charpentier, who earned a Master of Science in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire, teaches sophomore and junior English, as well as a senior fiction-writing seminar.
Tim, a graduate of Union College, joined the English Department after a year of pursuing graduate work at Dartmouth College. Before going to Dartmouth, Tim taught English at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Tim also coached ice hockey and lacrosse at Seminary. Tim's academic interests include Environmental Literature and Modern American Literature. When not in the classroom, Tim heads to the outdoors. He has worked as a fly-fishing guide in Montana during each of the last several summers. Tim lives in Russell House Dormitory with his wife, Elizabeth, and their brown Labrador, Brooks. It should be noted that it is entirely a coincidence that the dog's name is Brooks.