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Players and Teams Recognized for Winter Sports Accomplishments


Awards celebrating Belmont Hill’s winter sports teams were presented at a School Meeting held on March 5, 2019 in Hamilton Chapel. The following is a list of the awards.
TROPHY WINNERS
ALPINE SKIING
The Alpine Ski Coaches Trophy recognizes that individual who in the judgment of his coaches has displayed the greatest improvement.
  • James Hauser
The Toni Matt award is presented to that boy who has made the greatest contribution to the Belmont Hill alpine ski team.
  •  Alexander Gannon

 

BASKETBALL
The Ex-Captains Basketball Trophy is presented to that boy who in the judgment of his coach made the greatest contribution to the season.
 
  • Kevin Michael O’Boy
 
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.
 
  • Michael Piazza
 
HOCKEY 
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.
 
  • Andrew Holland
 
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.
  • James Perullo
NORDIC SKIING
The most improved award in Nordic skiing as judged by his coaches goes to:
  • Nicholas Daley
 
 The Nordic Ski Coaches’ Trophy honors that young man who has contributed the most to his sport.
 
  • Aidan McGaugh
  • James Eysenbach
 
SQUASH
The most improved squash player trophy is given to the boy who has exhibited the greatest progress on and off the squash court.
 
  • Douglas Conigliaro
 
The Squash Coaches’ Trophy is awarded to that player who has made the greatest contribution to the sport of squash this year.
 
  • Jack Winston
 
WRESTLING
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.
 
  • Shane Rockett
 
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.
 
  • Collin Vallis
  • Luca Pontone
 
HENRY B. SAWYER, JR. ’32 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.”
 
ALPINE SKIING
  • Jack Theberge
  • Luca Mezzanotte
 
BASKETBALL
  • Thomas Smith
 
HOCKEY
  • Robert Radochia
 
NORDIC SKIING
  • Christiaan Eikeboom
                                   
SQUASH
  • Andrew Jinhee Lee

WRESTLING
●      Sreetej Digumarthi
●      Jack McHugh
 
INDIVIDUAL HONORS

The following boys were named 2019 I.S.L. ALL LEAGUE & All League Honorable Mention.
 
ALPINE SKIING
All League
  • Sascha Gannon
  • Quinn Richards
  • Jack Theberge
  • Dan Crowley
 
In Slalom and Giant Slalom
  • Jack Theberge
BASKETBALL
 
All League Honorable Mention
  • Joshua Baldwin
  • Kevin Michael O’Boy

HOCKEY
            All League Honorable Mention
  • Brett Bliss
  • Luke Khozozian
  • Robert Radochia
 
All League
  • Andrew Holland
  • Ryan McGuire
  • James Perullo
 
SQUASH
All League Honorable Mention
  • Julian Wambach
  • Andrew Jinhee Lee
 
All League
  • Douglas Conigliaro
  • Jack Winston

           
All New England Honorable Mention
  • Douglas Conigliaro

            All New England
  • Jack Winston
 
WRESTLING
All League Honorable Mention
  • Michael Wade
  • Jason Wolf
  • Timothy Brown
  • Andrew Herrera
 
All League
  • James Harrington
  • Alexander Gavronsky
  • Daniel Bittner
  • Adam Figler
  • Kailen Richards
  • Matthew Smith
  • Colin Vallis
  • Luca Pontone
  • Harrison Shapiro
  • Shane Rockett
 
All New England
  • James Harrington
  • Luca Pontone
  • Harrison Shapiro
 
All American
  • James Harrington
  • Luca Pontone
  • Harrison Shapiro
 
 
 
Recognition of Additional Winter Athletic Accomplishments
 
Hockey
The 4th Hockey team finished an outstanding season with an overall record of 17 wins 4 losses and 1 tie. Congratulations to Coaches Martin, Tahan, McCosker and the 4th hockey team.
 
The 3rd Hockey team finished an outstanding season with a record of 19 wins 4 losses and 1 tie. The team defeated Eaglebrook School and Cardigan Mountain to win the Belmont Hill Freshman Invitational in December. Congratulations to Coaches Smith and Duarte and the 3rd Hockey Team.
 
Basketball
The 5th Basketball team completed an outstanding season with an overall record of 16 wins and 2 losses. Congratulations to Coaches Martellini and Greer and the 5th Basketball Team.

The 4th Basketball team finished a successful season with a record of 16 wins and 3 losses. They won the Roxbury Latin Tournament with victories over Nativity Prep, St. Sebastian’s & Roxbury Latin.  Congratulations to Coaches Musler and Sullivan and the 4th Basketball team.
The JV Basketball team finished a very successful season with an overall record of 13 wins and 4 losses.  Congratulations to Coaches Kimball and Anderson and the JV Basketball team.

In Varsity Basketball, on February 13 in a home game vs Brooks School, Kevin Michael O’Boy scored his 1,000th career point for Belmont Hill.  I ask him to come forward to receive an inscribed ball commemorating this accomplishment.
 
Alpine Skiing
The Alpine Ski team finished a championship season with an overall record of 38 wins and 1 loss, thereby earning them the ISL Championship outright. This is the team’s second consecutive ISL Championship. Congratulations to coaches Feldman, Trautz, and Lyman and the Alpine Ski team. Also in Alpine Skiing, Sascha Gannon was named ISL MVP and Globe All Scholastic.
 
Squash
The JV Squash team completed an outstanding season going undefeated in ISL play and finishing with an overall record of 10 wins and 1 loss. Congratulations to the JV squash team and Coach Moronta.

The Varsity Squash team completed a championship season going undefeated in ISL play and finishing the season with an overall dual match record of 11 wins and 2 losses. This is 10th ISL Championship in the last 11 years for squash.  They finished 5th at the New England Tournament and 8th at the US Squash High School Nationals.  Congratulations to the team and coaches Brownell and Moronta. 
 
Nordic Skiing
The Nordic Ski team finished the season as the most successful and decorated team in recent school history. Racing against NH and VT schools each Wednesday, the team captured the school’s first ever Lakes Region League Championship. This championship win reflects not only the cumulative team standings for the entire season, but also a team win at the League Championship race on February 13 at Proctor. At the NEPSAC Championships on Feb 20 at Dublin School, the team finished second, also the best finish in the school's history at this event. At the NEPSAC Championship, Belmont Hill placed 4 skiers in the top 20: Charlie Donahue 18th, James Eysenbach 14th, Christiaan Eikeboom 11th, and Aidan McGaugh 3rd. Aidan's 3rd place finish is the highest individual performance by a Belmont Hill skier at the NEPSAC Championships in the past 25 years.

Eleven Belmont Hill Skiers also competed in the Massachusetts State Qualification Race where they vied for All State distinction, which goes to the top 24 skiers in the state. Four Belmont Hill skiers, Aidan McGaugh, James Eysenbach, Christiaan Eikeboom, and Charlie Donahue earned Massachusetts All State Team distinction. Two of those racers, James Eysenbach, and Christiaan Eikeboom, have elected to compete in the All-New England race in mid-March in Fort Kent, Maine:

Congratulations to the Nordic Ski team and coaches Courtney, DeCaprio, and Kirby.

Wrestling
The 3rd Wrestling team finished another excellent season that included its 9th consecutive Cardigan Mountain Tournament title and an Eaglebrook Tournament Championship. At the Jr. New England Tournament championship at Fessenden they came away with 4 champions. For the second consecutive year, both Turner Rayment and Freddy Pimental won championships. In doing so they both capped off undefeated seasons. This year they were joined on the Champion's podium by Aaron Stanger, and first-year wrestler Joshua Houston-Davis. Derek Potamis, Andrew Bittner, and Al McField also made it to the finals and finished second in their first years competing for Belmont Hill. Additionally, Freddy Pimental was named "Most Outstanding Wrestler in the League." Congratulations to Coaches Leonardis, Davis, and Conigliaro and the 3rd Wrestling team.

The Varsity Wrestling team completed a second consecutive historic season with an overall dual meet record of 19 wins and 1 loss. During the season they took 1st Place at the Graves-Kelsey Wrestling Championship and the won the ISL Dual Meet Championship by going a perfect 12-0 in league dual meets for the 4th consecutive year.  The team won its second consecutive New England Championship at Greens Farms Academy.  This is the 5th New England championship in school history and the third in the last four years. They followed that up by finishing 13th out of 159 schools at the Prep Wrestling Nationals at Lehigh University. 

Three Belmont Hill wrestlers, Colin Braun, Jack Curtin and Charlie Mullaney were champions at the JV New England Championships at Tabor.  For the Varsity, six Belmont Hill Wrestlers, Jimmy Harrington, Kailen Richards, Matt Smith, Luca Pontone, Harrison Shapiro, and Shane Rockett were 2019 Graves Kelsey Tournament Champions.  At the Graves Kelsey Tournament Luca Pontone was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.Jimmy Harrington, Luca Pontone, and Harrison Shapiro were 2019 New England Champions and earned All American honors at the National Prep Tournament. 

Congratulations to Coaches Bradley, Leonardis, Kaplan, and Davis and the Varsity Wrestling team.
 
 
 
 
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