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Athletics Completes Strong Fall Season
The fall athletic season concluded with our Varsity Field Hockey team capturing the league title, three Varsity teams reaching the NEPSAC tournament, an EIL Player of the Year, and an undefeated Middle School soccer team.

Upper School
Varsity Field Hockey
Eastern Independent League Champions
Overall: 13-0, EIL: 10-0


Varsity Field Hockey placed 1st in the EIL with an undefeated regular season record. They earned the #1 seed in the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) Class C Tournament - beating an athletic New Hampton team 2-1 in the quarter final, and defeating Pingree in double overtime to advance to the finals vs. Winsor. The team beat Winsor twice during the regular season, but came up short in the NEPSAC championship game losing 1-2.

EIL Player of the Year: J. Bresnahan ’23
Most Valuable Athlete: Bresnahan
Most Improved Athlete: M. Mulroy ’22
Coaches’ Award: F. Lyons ’22
EIL All-League: Bresnahan, G. Freyermuth ’23, C. Joyce ’22, and C. Morey ’22
EIL Honorable Mention: E. Boucher ’22, and Lyons
All-NEPSAC: Bresnahan, Joyce, and Morey
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Freyermuth, Lyons, C. McCarthy ’22
2022-23 Captains: Bresnahan and Freyermuth

Varsity Soccer
Overall: 7-3-5, EIL: 6-1-2


Varsity soccer made it to the semi-finals of the EIL Tournament where they fell to Berwick. For the first time in 10 seasons, the team earned a spot in the New England Tournament but lost a strong St. Luke’s team.

Most Valuable Athlete: A. Guden ’24
Most Improved Athlete: T. Egan ’24
Coaches’ Award: C. Kelley ’22
EIL All-League: Guden. J. Mulvey ’23, and A. Hennessey ’23
EIL Honorable Mention: L. Fitzpatrick ’22 and C. Riffe ’24
All-NEPSAC: Guden and Hennessey
2022-23 Captains: Mulvey and A. Noonan ’23

Varsity Volleyball
Overall: 11-4, EIL: 8-2


Varsity Volleyball won the EIL tournament, defeating Dana Hall in the semi-final round and besting Winsor in the championship game. The team earned the #5 seed in the New England Tournament where they faced and defeated Kingswood Oxford 3-0. NCDS advanced to the semi-final game where they fell to BB&N.

Most Valuable Athlete: E. Powderly ’25
Most Improved Athlete: E. Doyle ’23
Coaches’ Award: E. Nero ’23
EIL All-League: Powderly and Nero
EIL Honorable Mention: G. Hernandez ’24 and A. Folz ’22
All-NEPSAC: Powderly
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Hernandez and Nero
2022-23 Captains: E. Hall ’23 and Nero

Varsity Cross Country
At the Wickham Park Invitational, every Varsity runner earned a medal, placing 2nd, 3rd, 21st, 22nd, 30th, 34th, and 41st places out of 140 runners. Overall, the team placed 2nd out of 15 schools. The team finished the season at EILs with the fastest team Newton has ever had, as all runners ran a 5K in under 26 minutes and 12 seconds. The squad placed 2nd at EILs and 8th out of 16 division II schools at New England’s.

Most Valuable Runner: D. Woolbert ’23
Most Improved Runner: L. Kennedy ’23
Coaches’ Award: A. Souza ’23
EIL All-League: J. Cressotti ’23, N. Joyce ’25, Kennedy, Souza, and Woolbert
EIL Honorable Mention: B. Bilezikian ’24 and S. Straub ’24
All-New England: Woolbert
2022-23 Captains: Woolbert and Kennedy

Varsity Crew
Despite limited race entries, every rower raced at least once. NCDS had three boats compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta, including the youngest 8+ boat in the event.

Most Valuable Athlete: S. DeSisto ’22
Most Improved Athlete: L. Souza ’22
Coaches’ Award: A. Goodman ’25

JV Field Hockey
Record: 5-3-1
Most Valuable Athlete: E. Walsh ’24
Most Improved Athlete: J. Hirsch ’25
Coaches’ Award: C. White ’24

JV Soccer
Record: 9-2-1

Most Valuable Athlete: G. Murphy ’23
Most Improved Athlete: S. Egwim ’25
Coaches’ Award: M. Balboni ’24

JV Volleyball
Most Valuable Athlete: C. Jansen-Sanchez ’24
Most Improved Athlete: E. Zhang ’25
Coaches’ Award: S. Herrmann ’24

Middle School
B1 Soccer
B1 Soccer had an undefeated season with a record of 8-0, and held their opponents to zero goals over the entire season.

Most Valuable Athlete: A. Hennessey ’28
Most Improved Athlete: S. Hornbuckle ’27
Coaches’ Award: J. Jane-Leonardis ’27

Cross Country
Most Valuable Athlete: F. Bilezikian ’26
Most Improved Athlete: H. Brown ’27
Coaches’ Award: L. Sitt ’28

A Field Hockey
Most Valuable Athlete: K. Mackey ’26
Most Improved Athlete: E. Antonellis ’28
Coaches’ Award: C. McKeigue ’27

B Field Hockey
Most Valuable Athlete: E. Wong ’26
Most Improved Athlete: M. Pagliano ’27
Coaches’ Award: E. Bourque ’27

A Soccer
Most Valuable Athlete: K. Bailey ’26
Most Improved Athlete: I. Martin ’27
Coaches’ Award: L. Guden ’26

B2 Soccer
Most Valuable Athlete: N. Trull ’28
Most Improved Athlete: P. Bui ’27
Coaches’ Award: G. Goodman ’27

A Volleyball
Most Valuable Athlete: N. DeVito ’27
Most Improved Athlete: E. Falahee ’28
Coaches’ Award: E. Dunphy ’27

B Volleyball
Most Valuable Athlete: K. Hanson ’26
Most Improved Athlete: L. Davenport ’29
Coaches’ Award: M. Cavallo ’28

View Middle School Fall Sports photos

View Upper School Fall Sports photos