On November 22 in the Hamilton Chapel, Athletic Director Mr. Tahan presented the varsity fall athletic awards and recognized team achievements of the first sports season. The meeting began with the current captains reading the recipients of varsity letters, followed by the next year’s captains. After letters and captains were announced, individual awards were presented and all-league and all-league honorable mentions were presented.
In football, the Dr. Robert Saterlee Hurlbut Memorial Football Trophy, in memory of Dr. Hurlbut Class of 1929 for the player who has made the greatest improvement in the judgement of the coaches, was presented to Albert McField-Zapata Class of 2022. The William E. Croke Trophy, in memory of Bill Croke who served as Athletic Director for 37 years for the player who has been the most valuable in the judgement of the coaches, was presented to Michael Ahonen Class of 2022. Brian Gallucci ’22, Albert Greene ’22, Nolan Parchesky ’22, and Thomas Rupley ’25 were recognized for all-league honorable mentions, and Michael Ahonen ’22, Dave LoGrasso ’23, and Albert McField-Zapata ’22 were recognized for ISL all-league.
In soccer, the Soccer Trophy for the improved player was Kailen Richards Class of 2022, and the Soccer Coaches’ Trophy for the player who has made the greatest contribution to the sport was Jack Albers Class of 2022 and William Lloyd Class of 2023. In addition, Alexander Vittal ‘24 was recognized for all-league Honorable Mention, and Jack Albers ‘22 and William Lloyd ’23 were recognized for ISL all-league.
The Cross Country Award, which is given to the team member who has been the most valuable performer this year, was presented to James Donahue Class of 2022, and second trophy, for the boy who has made the most significant improvement, was presented to Aaron Stanger Class of 2024. James Donahue ’22, Miles Sandoski ’24, and William Trautz ’27 were recognized for ISL all-league, and James Donahue was recognized for All New England.
Lastly, the Henry B. Sawyer sportsmanship awards were presented to “the ideal sportsman whose emotions are controlled by a genuine love and respect for his fellow man as well as the game.” This season’s recipients included Thomas Romney ’22, Arec Keomurjian ’22, Matthew Martines ’22 , and Zach Dines ’22.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, other team accomplishments were recognized. The JV Football team went 4-1, 3rd Football went 6-1-1, and 4th Football went 5-1-1. The 4th Soccer Team went 5-2 and captured the Belmont Cup, 3rd A went 10-1-2, and the JV A went 10-4 by ending their season with a 10 game win streak. The 3rd Cross Country Team went 10-2 and finished 2nd at the middle school championship race at Roxbury Latin, JV went 12-2 with a 2nd place finish at the ISL Championships, and Varsity went 11-4 with a 3rd place finish at ISLs. James Donahue was recognized for being voted ISL MVP / Globe all scholastic and as the current course record holder at 7 ISL schools.