As another Fall season comes to a close, the School gathered to celebrate athletic accomplishments. Athletic Director George Tahan presented the following awards and recognitions in School Meeting on November 21, 2022. Belmont Hill was honored to have the family of the late Dr. Robert S. Hurlbut ’29 in Chapel to present the football trophy in his name. Below are the names of the award winners and remarks by Mr. Tahan.
The Cross Country Award is presented to that team member who has been the most valuable performer this year.
A second trophy is presented to that boy who has made the most significant improvement in cross country as judged by the coaches.
The Dr. Robert Saterlee Hurlbut Memorial Football Trophy
We are honored to have family members of Dr. Hurlbut with us in Chapel to present the award: Dr. Hurlbut's son Robert Hurlbut, daughter Patty (Hurlbut) Jenkins, and Patty's husband Diehl Jenkins.
This trophy was named in memory of Dr. Robert Saterlee Hurlbut class of 1929 by his widow, Mrs. Sally Baldwin. It is given to the player who in the judgment of the coaches has made the greatest improvement in the sport.
The William E. Croke Trophy
This trophy is given in honor of Bill Croke who served as athletic director for 37 years. He served Belmont Hill School with loyalty and effectiveness and was respected and loved by all. This trophy is awarded to the player who in the judgment of the coaches was the most valuable player.
The Soccer Trophy is presented to the player, who in the judgment of his coaches, has made the greatest improvement in the sport this year.
The Soccer Coaches’ Trophy is awarded annually to that player who has made the greatest contribution to the varsity soccer team.
Henry B. Sawyer Sportsmanship Awards
The Henry B. Sawyer Awards were suggested by the school senate and approved by the athletic committee in 1987. These sportsmanship awards recognize Mr. Sawyer’s 52 years of service to the school. These awards are presented seasonally by sport to “ the ideal sportsman whose emotions are controlled by a genuine love and respect for his fellow man as well as the game.
The following students were named 2022 I.S.L. ALL LEAGUE & All League Honorable Mention
Cross Country All League Honorable Mention
Cross Country All League
Cross Country All New England Honorable Mention
Cross Country All New England
Football All League Honorable Mention
Football All League
Soccer All League Honorable Mention
Soccer All League
Other Fall Accomplishments
The JV football team completed a terrific season with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. Congratulations to the JV football team and coaches LaLiberte, Sullivan, and Zellner.
The 5th football team completed an outstanding season with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss, with their one loss coming to an 8th grade team from Thayer. Congratulations to the 5th football team and coaches Kaplan, Doar and Peck.
The Varsity soccer team were co-winners, along with Tabor Academy, of the ISL Blood Trophy. The ISL Blood Trophy is “awarded to the team that, in the opinion of other ISL teams, best exemplified the spirit of the game of soccer through their enthusiasm, effort, sportsmanship, dignity and competitiveness... a team that both earned your respect and was an enjoyment to play.
The 5th soccer team completed a great season with an overall record of 11 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. Congratulations to coaches O’Connell and MacPhee and the 5th soccer team.
The 4th soccer team completed an excellent season with an overall record of 10 wins, 2 losses, and 4 ties. Congratulations to coaches George, McDonald, and Vasiliadis and the 4th soccer team.
The 3rd A soccer team completed a fantastic season with an overall record of 14 wins and 3 losses. They were able to avenge their 5 to 4 loss to rival Fessenden by beating them 3 to 1 under the lights at Fessenden’s Homecoming event. Congratulations to the 3rd A soccer team and coaches Steffey, Fast, and Fritz.
The JV A soccer team completed an outstanding season with a record of 13 wins and 2, losses, and 1 tie. Congratulations to coaches Schneider and Hegarty and the JV A soccer team.
The 3rd cross country team completed an excellent season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses. They finished 2nd at the middle school championship race at Roxbury Latin. At the championship, the team placed 4 runners in the top 20 finishers. Johannes Eikeboom (15th), Declan Woolbert, (13th) Matthew Waugh (11th), and Yamin Ibrahim (7th) Congratulations to coaches DeCaprio, MacDougal, and Kirby and the 3rd cross country team.
The JV cross-country team completed a remarkable season with an overall record of 12 wins and 3 losses. They finished 3rd at the ISL Championship race. At the ISL Championship race, two Belmont Hill runners finished in the top 10 runners including Jackson Pagan 6th and Alex Behn 2nd.
The Varsity cross-country team also completed a very successful season with an overall record of 14 wins and 2 losses. They finished 4th at the ISL Championship race. At the ISL Championship race, 3 Belmont Hill runners finished in the top 25 including, Fitz Courtney 20th, Will Trautz 15th, and Miles Sandoski 13th.
Congratulations to the JV and Varsity cross country teams and coaches Trautz, Gorman, Harder, and DeCaprio.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION - Coach Butler
This past fall Coach Butler stepped out from being our Head Varsity Football Coach and returned to his former role as Defensive Coordinator. He led the team as Head Coach from 2012 to 2021. Coach Butler’s teams won ISL and New England Championships in 2016 and 2018. During his tenure, he also served as a member of the NEPSAC Bowl Championship Committee working each year to determine which schools qualify for post-season bowl play. I ask him to come forward to receive this commemorative football in thanks for his outstanding work as Belmont Hill’s Head Varsity Football Coach.
In conclusion I would like to give special thanks to all our coaches for a terrific job this fall to Mr. Rosser and Mr. Davis for all their hard work in our athletic office, to Mr. Chin and Ms. Ruys for their hard work in the training room to Mr. Matos, Mrs. Rudzinski, Mr. Marzilli, Mr. Carey, Mr. Herrera and the whole maintenance and grounds staff for their tireless work on our fields and to Mr. Negron for his work in the equipment room.