Athletics Update: Boys’ Lacrosse Wins Third Straight

John O’Neill, director of athletics
May 26, 2023

The boys’ lacrosse team exploded for five goals in the fourth quarter against Shady Hill this week for a come-from-behind 7-4 win. The win was the team’s third straight, improving their record to 5-3 and guaranteeing a winning season with only one game left on the schedule. Throughout the win streak the team has relied on stout defensive play from Ellis Anderson and Nebiyou Elias, terrific goaltending from William Li, and timely scoring from Liam Brodeur and Ezra Wolfson. Despite these standout performances, however, the team’s success is a result of all 14 players. Newcomers Vicente Aguerrevere, Zeke Fine, Mylo Rosenfeld, and Yaseen Saeed have all improved tremendously and have made the most of their limited time on the field. Seventh  grader Andrew Green has emerged as a consistent scoring threat and is poised to assume a leadership role next year in the wake of this year’s eighth grade talent. And speaking of eighth grade talent, Sebastian Colberg, Oliver Gottesman, Quinn McCaffrey, and Petros Samuel all stepped up big time this year and outplayed expectations. Colberg and Samuel were menaces on the defensive side of the field. McCaffrey barely came out of the game, running midfield for 48 minutes straight sometimes. And Gottesman emerged as the team’s sharpshooter stepping up when his team needed him most by burying the game winner at Friday Night Scoops with under 3:00 on the clock. At the end of the day, though, it was the team’s captains, Liam Brodeur and Ellis Anderson, who set the tone this season by creating a culture of excellence through high expectations in an inclusive, team-fist environment. The team will finish their season next week against Carroll. 

  • Sara Colangelo lit the lamp for the first time all season, scoring twice during girls’ varsity lacrosse’s hard-fought 17-11 loss to Shady Hill this week. Julia Casey was excellent on the draw and Avery Schneider tallied four goals in defeat.
  • The girls’ JV lacrosse team received standout performances from veterans Liv Dawson and Brynn Franklin this week. The duo played great against Nashoba on Wednesday and then was called up to varsity on Thursday against Shady Hill.
  • The track & field team outran Meadowbrook this week for a commanding win, improving to 5-2 on the season. Eleven athletes PR’d on the day including Edwin Voiland (400m), Simon Wright (200m), Roudi Youssef (50m), and Ariel Duan (800m).
  • Varsity tennis split their week with a 6-2 loss to Fay and a 6-2 win at Fenn. Doubles team Penelope Bern and Alden Largay continued their stellar play. Bodhi Demers had a hard-fought win at singles and Rhys Kaplan won twice at doubles.
  • The JV tennis team ran into a tough Nashoba team this week. Josie Stevenson and Henry Kiraly stepped up big for the Blue & Gold’s only win, bringing positive energy, supportive language, and forward-thinking to their match.
  • Belmont Day’s ultimate teams both dropped games to Shady Hill this week. Tadhg O’Sullivan scored six times for JV with assists from Wyatt Baker, Ben Fleming, and Carter Bradshaw. Christian Atem played great defense in defeat.
  • Clive Sutton, Ben Dowers, Sal Pattisal, Leilani Dorilas, and Jonathan Laipson crushed some challenging terrain including a narrow wooden bridge during mountain biking rides this week. The group has really elevated their skills this season.

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

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