With the Spring Term at the halfway point, the boys have been keeping busy in the classroom — and once the school day ends, it’s time to hit the sports fields, where the athletes have also been very busy. Here are some highlights of the spring season:
The baseball team has picked up the play recently, after facing some tough pitching to start out the season. The bats have come alive as they took down Hotchkiss by a score of 14-11. Senior Peter Link ’23 and postgraduate Henry Aronwald ’23 have provided the spark on offense with a couple of home runs each. Joseph Haugh ’23 has also looked good on the mound in his recent outings, which has helped lead the Pride to victory.
The golf team played its first match against Forman tis season and came away with the victory. Seniors Matt Yamin ’23 and Owen Robitaille ’23 both played well as did junior Ethan Fehrenbaker ’24. The team then traveled to Hotchkiss for a match involving multiple schools. The Pride finished with a very respectable 215. Most recently, Yamin shot a 38 in their match against Canterbury.
The lacrosse team is playing strong and their recent victories against Kent and Westminster have proven this to be true. Senior goalie Landon Whitney ’23 has helped the Pride to keep the ball out of their net, while attackmen Ben Calabrese ’23 and Brayden Lahey ’24 have led on the other side of the ball. Christian Tacogue ’23 also had a nice behind-the-back goal against Westminster to top off the 15-5 victory. The team will face some tough competition in the coming weeks and will look to build off their recent momentum.
The tennis team had a couple of close matches at the beginning of the season against Wooster and Millbrook. The team finally made it over the hump when they beat Canterbury. Senior Raphael Denis ’23 has played well in every match so far, winning most of his singles and doubles matches. After playing against top programs in Avon and Hotchkiss, the team will travel to Choate looking to secure a second victory.
Track and Field
The track and field team has enjoyed some early success this season. They have held three competitions at home, and came away victorious in the first one, winning the meet over Canterbury and Millbrook. Some individual highlights from the meet were Jason Musa ’26, Emeka Nwogugu ’24, Justin Umunakwe ’23, and Garrett Backus ’23 winning the 4×100 relay, Backus winning the 100m race, and Sal Zani ’24 winning the 400m. In their second home meet, Backus finished first in the 100m and the 4×100 team, winning against both Brunswick and Taft. In their most recent home meet against Hotchkiss and Brunswick, Emeka Ngowuwu ’24 won the 200m; and the young distance runners, Jack Fries ’27 and Oliver Denaro ’27, ran season-best times in the 1500m and 3000m respectively.
by Kyle Miller ’18
Photo by Cristobal Tola ’23