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2018 Florida Trip Information Letter:

25 October 2017

To: Baseball Parents

From: Rick Foresteire

Re: Florida Trip

Dear Parents,

The Thayer Baseball Program is in the process of finalizing a preseason trip to Ft. Pierce, Florida. The dates will be March 18th thru March 23rd. The team is going to be playing at the Florida Coast Baseball Spring Training Camp, which is a state of the art baseball training facility.

All the players will be required to follow the play, stay, and meal package offered by the camp. Lodging will be at the PGA Kolter Resort in Port St. Lucie. All games and practices will be held in Fort Pierce. Meals will be served at several different local restaurants. The team will be flying on a direct flight out of Boston on Jet Blue #1921 at 12:00pm arriving in Palm Beach at 3:20pm on the 18th. The return direct flight will be on Jet Blue #0522 at 4:09pm leaving Palm Beach arriving in Boston at 7:13pm on the 23rd.

The all-inclusive cost of the above is $1,400.00 per player. Please let me know directly if you are in any need of financial aid, also any donations will be welcomed and donors will receive school gift credit. The trip is completely optional and is designed to include all players participating in the Upper School Program it does not in any way determine the final Thayer Varsity Baseball Team. Parents are welcome!


Rick Foresteire

Director of Athletic Director- Head Baseball Coach

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN TO RICK FORESTEIRE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1ST. CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO THAYER ACADEMY. OPENINGS ARE LIMITED TO APPROXIMATELY 30 PLAYERS!! DO NOT GET SHUT OUT!!

1.My son ____________________ will be making the trip to Florida.

2.My son ____________________ would like to make the trip, but will need $_______ in Financial Aid.

3.I_________________________ would like to make a donation of $________.

On the Team flight there may be seats available for parents, $490. I_________________________ parent of____________________would like a seat.

2017 Team Awards:

MVP: Casey Carreau

Coaches Award: Patrick Carbone

All-League: Casey Carreau, Cole Roland, Riley Teevens

Honorable Mention: Patrick Carbone, Daniel Cooke

2017 Record: Overall: 14-7 & ISL: 11-4

2017 Season Recap:

Thayer Academy began their preparation for the 2017 season with a successful trip to Port St. Lucie, Florida. The week of games and practices were invaluable to the team’s preparation heading into ISL play. Led by captains Casey Carreau, Pat Carbone, Cole Roland, and senior Mike Babanikas the Tigers maintained the program’s rich baseball tradition by capturing a second consecutive winning season and finishing third in ISL play. Since 1977 the program has captured 8 ISL Championships (1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2008, 2009) and 34 winning seasons. Second year Head Coach Rick Foresteire, Assistants Jim Pierce, Mike Landry, Matt McGuirk and Terrence Butt have been impressed by the team’s overall improvement and commitment to play an exciting brand of baseball.

2016 Record: Overall 13-8 & ISL 9-6

Former Players Currently Playing at the Collegiate Level;

Robert Carmody; Hartford & Kyle Peterson; Northeastern. Nick Falkson; Brandeis, Christopher DeGiacomo; John Hopkins, Joe DiVico; St. Joseph’s (ME), Ryan Murray; Stonehill, Devon King; UMass-Dartmouth. Pat Carbone Colby, Declan Donahue: Saint Michael's College

Former & Current Professional Players: .Anthony Melchionda: St. Louis Cardinals & Kyle McKenzie:; Tampa Bay Rays.

Nick Falkson named NESCAC Player of the Year:


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# Name Position Class Hometown
20 Michael Babanikas P/1st 2017 North Easton, MA
3 Alexander Bodio INF 2018 Ashland, MA
15 Patrick Carbone P/3rd 2017 Marshfield, MA
10 Casey Carreau SS/P 2017 Acushnet, MA
21 Daniel Cooke C 2019 Westwood, MA
4 Connor Davidson 3rd/P 2019 North Easton, MA
26 William Goldthwaite C/INF/P 2019 Braintree, MA
2 Timothy Kemp OF/P 2019 South Easton, MA
24 John Linell P 2018 Dedham, MA
6 Jackson Mansi OF 2018 Scituate, MA
18 Aidan McDonough 2nd/OF 2018 Milton, MA
19 Michael McDonough C/3rd 2018 Dorchester, MA
12 Jaden Mullen INF 2019 Stoughton, MA
14 Colin Plante OF 2020 Stoughton, MA
22 Cole Roland P/OF 2018 Duxbury, MA
5 Christian Schneider INF 2020 Braintree, MA
9 Maximilian Storch SS/2nd 2018 Quincy, MA
8 Riley Teevens P/3rd 2018 Milton, MA
23 John Thorbahn P/1st 2020 Duxbury, MA

Coach Info

  • Rick Foresteire
    Head Coach

    Rick graduated from Brandeis University in 1991. He was a four year varsity baseball letter winner, two time Greater Boston League all-star, and a team captain his senior year. Rick also played and coached in the semi-professional Intercity Amateur Baseball League from 1994-2001. He was a league all-star and proud member of seven championship teams. In 2014 Rick was inducted into the Intercity League Hall of Fame.

    Rick is in his second year as the Directors of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Thayer Academy. Prior to moving to Thayer, Rick was at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) where he was a member of the Athletic Department for 25 years. He coached football, hockey and was the varsity baseball coach for 19 years. He served as the Athletic Director for 12 years.

    Thayer and BB&N are proud members of the prestigious Independent School League (ISL). Coach Foresteire guided BB&N to 19 consecutive winning seasons and 6 ISL Championships. Since 1997 the program compiled a phenomenal 214-67-0 league and 329-106-3 overall record. In his first two years at Thayer the team has compiled a 20-10 league and 27-15 overall record. Rick captured his 21st consecutive winning season and bringing his overall win total to 356. Rick earned his 350th career victory v Worcester Academy on April 28th, 2017.

    Rick has coached three MLB draft picks and four former professionals, plus his players have played all over the country at the collegiate level including: Vanderbilt, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Penn State, Boston College, William & Mary, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Lafayette, University of Connecticut, Northeastern, Hartford, Miami of Ohio, Florida Gulf Coast, Bentley, Stonehill, Wheaton, Trinity, Colby, Brandeis, Tufts, Bowdoin, Wesleyan, Amherst, Williams, Bates, Skidmore, Union, Vassar and Loyola University New Orleans.

    Rick is originally from Melrose, MA and currently resides in Plymouth, MA with his wife Kara, daughter Grace and son James.

  • James Pierce
    Assistant Coach
  • Matthew McGuirk
    Assistant Coach
    Matt graduated from Thayer in 1992 and returned to work here in 2001, recently joining the Development Office team after serving as Thayer’s Athletic Director from 2004 to 2015. In his new role as Assistant Director of Major Gifts and Alumni Relations, Matt is excited to connect with new alumni and those that he has become acquainted with throughout the previous fifteen years that he has worked at Thayer. Matt has also assumed many coaching roles at Thayer at various levels with girls’ and boys’ hockey and baseball. Previous to Thayer, Matt taught 9th grade English, was a dorm parent, and coached various teams at Vermont Academy from 1997 to 2001. Matt graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Education from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. He also enjoyed a successful baseball career at UNH where he was a captain of the team his senior year, earning such honors as 1997 America East Academic Honor Roll, and the 10th player award.Matt is the oldest of three brothers who also graduated from Thayer – Chris McGuirk ’93, and Michael McGuirk ’97, and he resides in Norwell with his wife and two boys. Matt’s other hobbies include skiing, fishing, and playing music.
  • Michael Landry
    Assistant Coach
  • Terrence Butt
    Assistant Coach
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