Pack up the gym, put away the nets, and lock the doors because T-P athletics are done for the 2015-16 school year.
Varsity lacrosse finished 12-4 and second in the Founder’s League this past season. In the final month of the season the Pride were able to defeat Avon Old Farms 11-5 and destroy Hotchkiss 14-3.
Paul Rasimowicz ’16 was an absolute wrecking ball on the faceoff line all season. The future Cornell Big Red would go through entire games without losing a single faceoff. Fellow Cornell commit, Caelahn Bullen ’16 was a brick wall in net for the Pride and allowed five or fewer goals in nines games this season.
Fellow seniors Eric Mawdsley, Connor McClelland, and Justin Scott were the anchors of the offense this season that averaged 12 goals a game.
JV Lacrosse finished 9-4 on the season including wins over Taft, Hotchkiss and Choate. Andrew Martinez ‘18, Griffin Moore ‘19 and faceoff specialist Sam Uva ‘18 led the young team. Third’s lacrosse finished 2-9 led by Nick Grande ’18 and Tyler Marma ’19, and Middle School lacrosse finished 4-1 led by Tyler Woods ’21 and Liam Dietrich ’20.
Varsity baseball finished 11-5 on the season and third in the Founder’s league. A major highlight of the season was a doubleheader sweep at Choate on May 14th. The Pride won the first game by a score of 3-1 led by Ryan Winn ’17 who allowed only three hits in seven innings on the mound.
In the second game, T-P held a 4-0 lead early in the fight, led by James Varian ‘17 with three hits and Casey Winn ’16 with two hits of his own. Choate would fight back and tie the games in the sixth inning at 5-5 and send the game into extra innings. In the ninth inning with Casey Winn up to bat, a wild pitch was thrown that led to Henry Fracasso ‘ 16 coming home to win the game.
Throughout the season, catcher James Varian led the Pride with a .390 batting average, 16 RBI’s, and nine extra-base hits. Second baseman, Chris Polletta ’17 was second on the team with a .293 average and 13 runs, while lead-off man Forrest Ruiz ’17 led the team with 18 runs and 10 base on balls.
On the mound, Ryan Winn led the Pride with three wins, allowing only five earned runs in 35 innings pitched and striking out 32 batters. Sophomore hurler Marshall Weiss started seven games with a 2.8 ERA and 27 strikeouts of his own.
JV baseball finished 7-2 on the season with victories over Kent, Avon and Gunnery. Nate Tanner ’18 and Hunter Olstein ’17 led the team at the plate, while Tommy Poulin was a cannon on the mound.
Varsity Golf had a solid season, defeating such teams as Canterbury, Avon and Choate. Henry Angier ’16 was consistently the top scorer for the Pride and the overall medalist in many meets of the season. Chris Taylor ’17 suffered a pulled hamstring late in the season but was steadily the second highest scorer for the Pride throughout the year. T-P did not receive a score in the final tournament due to an injured player, but Angier did finish in sixth place with a 75 on the day.
Varsity Track and Field finished 7-3 in dual meets on the season, and placed 12th at the New England Division 1 Championships. Jordan Harnum ’16 set a new school record in the 3000 meters at New Englands in a time of 9:04.97 and would go on to place third in the event.
Fellow senior Stephen O’Hanlon would place fifth at New Englands in the 200 meters and the 4×400 team of O’Hanlon and juniors Stephen Morrissey, Jack Makris and Avery Johnson would go on to place sixth.
The week prior at the Founder’s League Championships, the Pride were highlighted by Harnum finishing second in the 3000, O’Hanlon placing third in the 200 meters and the 4×400 team finishing second. Also scoring for T-P were Ty Gundrum ‘ 17 (4th, Pole Vault), Jordan Harnum (5th, 1500m), Avery Johnson (5th, 400m), Khaleed Exum-Strong ‘16 (5th, Shot Put and Discus), Stephen Morrissey (6th, Triple Jump), and JP Vincent ‘17 (6th, Javelin).
Varsity Tennis finished 1-8 on the season led by senior Sean Solecki and junior Jonas Correa. All but two of the varsity team members will return in 2017.