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Successful Winter Season Athletics Honored

Successful Winter Season Athletics Honored

On March 7, in Hamilton Chapel, the community gathered to honor the outstanding achievements of our winter athletes. Belmont Hill enjoyed one the most successful seasons in its history,  and you can read all the details below.  Most importantly, the boys on all of our teams played with heart, grit, and the tremendous sportsmanship that has long been a Belmont Hill hallmark. We salute our athletes, coaches, parents, fans, and all those who work behind the scenes to create an athletic program we can always be proud of.

Winter Sports Awards 2022
 The Alpine Ski Coaches Trophy recognizes that individual who in the judgment of his coaches has displayed the greatest improvement.
Luca Mezzanotte
The Toni Matt Award is presented to that boy who has made the greatest contribution to the Belmont Hill alpine ski team.
Charlie Crowley

The Ex-Captains Basketball Trophy is presented to that boy who in the judgment of his coach made the greatest contribution to the season.

Joshua Baldwin and Martin Wilson
The Carl H. Amon Jr. Basketball Trophy is presented in honor of the former President of the Belmont Hill Board of Trustees from 1964-1987, an enthusiastic supporter of Belmont Hill Basketball and father of three former varsity basketball players.  This award is given to that member of the varsity team whose unselfishness, sportsmanship and concern for team play have best exemplified the ideals of Belmont Hill athletics.
Jack Kendall

Wyman S. Smart Jr. Hockey Trophy is awarded to that player who in the judgment of his coaches has made the greatest improvement this year.
Jack Houser
Kenneth M. Martin Jr. Hockey Trophy, given by Mrs. Virginia Martin in memory of her husband. Mr. Martin was a member of the first graduating class at Belmont Hill in 1927.  At Belmont Hill he earned 11 varsity letters and he captained the varsity hockey team three of his four years on the team.  This trophy is given to the player who in the judgment of his coaches is the most valuable player on the varsity team.

Braden Reilly and Will Killoran

The most improved award in Nordic skiing is awarded to that skier who in the judgment of his coaches has made the greatest improvement this year.
Ezra Lee
The Nordic Ski Coaches’ Trophy honors that young man who has contributed the most to the Belmont Hill Nordic Ski team.
Howard Huang

The most improved squash player trophy is given to the boy who has exhibited the greatest progress on and off the squash court.
Aaron Green
The Squash Coaches’ Trophy is awarded to that player who has made the greatest contribution to the sport of squash this year.
William Okurowski

The William “Bingo” Emerson wrestling trophy honors a 1960 Belmont Hill second generation graduate who was killed in Vietnam.  While at Belmont Hill, he captained the wrestling team and won awards in both football and wrestling in his senior year.  This award is presented to the boy who in the opinion of his coaches has exhibited the greatest improvement in wrestling.
Daniel Bittner
The Gilbert S. Jordan Athletic Achievement Award in Wrestling
This bowl was donated by alumni to honor “Gibby” Jordan, a longtime wrestling coach and director of maintenance who retired in 1986.  It is presented to that boy who has made the greatest contribution to the Belmont Hill Wrestling program.
Kailen Richards and Adam Figler
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. 

  • ALPINE SKIING –  Danny Crowley, Luke Hogan, Anton Schmitt
  •  BASKETBALL –  Jaden Hill, Trent Mosquera
  •  HOCKEY – Charlie Cave, Tom Goguen
  •  NORDIC SKIING –  Arec Keomurjian                      
  • SQUASH –   Dietrich Jacobs
  •  WRESTLING –   Freddy Pimental , Turner Rayment, Aaron Stanger

Individual Honors

The following students were named 2022  I.S.L. ALL LEAGUE, All League Honorable Mention & All New England
All League Honorable Mention 
Nate Pappas

All League
Charlie Crowley
Danny Crowley
Anton Schmitt

All League Honorable Mention 
Martin Wilson
All League
Josh Baldwin
Jaden Hill
Trent Mosquera

All League Honorable Mention 
Jack Bosco
Charlie Cave
Tom Goguen
Braden Reilly
Teddy Stiga
All League
Matthew Biotti
James Fisher
Will Killoran
Ronan O’Donnell
Sam Scopa
All New England Honorable Mention
Howard Huang
All New England
Will Walton
All League
Dietrich Jacobs
William Okurowski
All League Honorable Mention
Dave LoGrasso
Derek Potamis
All League
Danny Bittner
Adam Figler
Alex Gavronsky
Jimmy Harrington
Josh Houston Davis
Andrew Pimental
Freddy Pimental
Turner Rayment
Kailen Richards
Aaron Stanger
Will Stewart
All New England Honorable Mention
Danny Bittner
Alex Gavronsky
Turner Rayment
Will Stewart
All New England
Adam Figler
Andrew Pimental
Freddy Pimental
Kailen Richards
All American 
Andrew Pimental
Kailen Richards
Winter Athletic Accomplishments
Alpine Skiing
The Alpine Ski team finished an excellent season with an overall record of 44 wins and 4 losses, They finished second in the ISL.  At the New England championship race at Shawnee Peak, the team took 3rd place, the best finish by an ISL school at the championship.  Congratulations to coaches  Feldman, Trautz, Cushman, Rohrer and the alpine ski team.  I ask the captains to come forward and present the NEPSAC 3rd place trophy.
Also in Alpine Skiing, Charlie Crowley was named ISL MVP and Globe All Scholastic.  Congratulations Charlie
Nordic Skiing
The Nordic Ski Team continued to excel this season, remaining one of the best high school Nordic ski programs in New England. The team competed in the Lakes Region League in NH each Wednesday, amassing an overall record of 27 wins and 11 losses. The team finished 4th at the Lakes Region League Championship race at Holderness. They followed that up by finishing 5th at the NEPSAC Championship race at Gould Academy.  At the NEPSAC championship Will Walton finished 6th in the individual race.
Congratulations to the Nordic Ski team and coaches DeCaprio, Weiter, and Kirby. 
3rd Squash team completed an excellent season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses. Congratulations to coaches Steffey and Gargan and the 3rd squash team
JV Squash completed an outstanding season going undefeated in ISL play and finishing with an overall record of 7 wins and 1 loss.  Congratulations to Coach Grayson and the JV squash team.
Varsity Squash completed another championship season going undefeated in ISL play and finishing the season with an overall dual match record of 9 wins and 1 loss. This is the squash team's 12th ISL Championship in the last 13 years. Congratulations to the varsity squash team and coaches Brownell and Grayson. 

3rd Basketball finished an excellent season with a record of 18 wins and 6 losses.  Congratulations to coaches Collins and Fritz and the 3rd basketball team.
JV Basketball team had an outstanding season finishing with a record of 12 wins and 1 loss. Congratulations to the JV Basketball team and Coaches Rosser and Wade.
Varsity Basketball finished a remarkable season with an overall record of 18 wins and 6 losses.  They finished 2nd in the ISL and qualified for the NEPSAC Class A Tournament. In the tournament, they defeated Loomis Chaffee in the quarterfinals and St. Sebastian’s in the semifinals; thereby earning them a spot in the Class A Championship game vs Hotchkiss where they lost a hard fought game 65 to 62. Congratulations to the Varsity Basketball team and coaches Cofield, Otley, and Moore. 
Josh Baldwin scored his 1,000th career point on January 19 during a 74 to 70 victory over Loomis Chaffee School.

Jaden Hill was named ISL Defensive Player of The Year.   
3rd Wrestling finished an undefeated season with a record of 15 wins and no losses. At the season ending tournament at Belmont Hill they had 9 place-winners.

  • Placing 4th - Declan Curtin and Thomas Dolan 
  • Placing 3rd - George Carroll, Tommy Folan and Wes Lindstrom-Chalpin 
  • Placing 2nd - Declan Woolbert and Brady Paquette  
  • Placing 1st 0 Isaac Novod and Grady Figler 
  • Also, Isaac Novod placed 1st at the Middle School State Championship at Reading High School.  He is the only private school wrestler to do so. 

Congratulations to Coaches Leonardis, Davis, Sullivan and Ryan and the 3rd Wrestling team.

Varsity Wrestling team returned to championship form after a season lost to the pandemic. The team completed the regular season undefeated with an overall record of 20 wins and no losses. During the season they took 1st Place at the Graves-Kelsey Wrestling Championship and won the ISL Dual meet championship by going a perfect 12-0 in league dual meets for the 6th consecutive year.  The team finished 2nd at the New England Championship at Deerfield. They followed that up by finishing 19th out of 98 schools at the Prep Wrestling Nationals outside of Washington D.C.
2022 Graves Kelsey Tournament Champions:
Andrew Pimental, Freddy Pimental, Adam Figler, Kailen Richards, Alex Gavronsky, Will Stewart, Josh Houston-Davis, and Danny Bittner 

Jimmy Harrington was named ISL MVP and Globe All Scholastic. 
New England Champions: Andrew Pimental, Freddy Pimental, and Kailen Richards 
All Americans: Andrew Pimental and Kailen Richards 
Congratulations to coaches Bradley, Leonardis, Kaplan, Davis, Sullivan, Williams, and Ryan and the Varsity Wrestling team.

3rd Hockey completed a remarkable season with a record of 19 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. Congratulations to Coaches Smith, Duarte, O’Connell, and Najjar and the 3rd Hockey team.
JV Hockey finished an exceptional season with a record of 16 wins and 5 losses. Congratulations to Coaches Davis, Cherpeck, and Dion and the JV Hockey team.
Varsity Hockey completed a championship season with a record of 17 wins, 3 losses, and 3 ties. They captured the school’s 19th Lawrenceville Tournament Championship with a 3 to 1 victory over Nichols School in the championship game. They won the School’s first ISL Keller Division Championship since 2013. They qualified for the NEPSAC Elite 8 Tournament. In the tournament, they beat St. Sebastians in the quarterfinals and Avon Old Farms in the semi-finals. In the championship game, the team lost a hard fought game to Salisbury 4-1.

Congratulations to the Varsity Hockey team and coaches Phinney, Cunningham, Pawloski, Wright and Holland.   
James Fisher was awarded the Richie Stewart Trophy as being the Most Valuable Player at the Lawrenceville Tournament. 
Finally in hockey, the ISL Flood Shield is presented to "The player whose enthusiasm for hockey and true devotion to the game is marked by his playing ability and physical toughness and yet whose competitive spirit is balanced by emotional control and a real desire to play within the rules of the game."  The 2022 winner of the ISL Flood Shield is Will Killoran.  
Belmont Hill is honored to recognize one additional remarkable accomplishment from this season. This winter, James Donahue set three new Massachusetts high school indoor track state records. He set records in the 800m, 3000m, and the mile.  He is currently ranked 3rd in the country in the mile and the 800m.

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