Baseball - Varsity Boys
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:
|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|
Rick ForesteireHead 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 PierceAssistant Coach
Matthew McGuirkAssistant CoachMatt graduated from Thayer in 1992 and served as Thayer’s Athletic Director from 2004 to 2015 before joining the Development Office team. In his 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 had 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 the 1997 America East Academic Honor Roll. 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 hobbies include skiing, fishing, and playing music.
Michael LandryAssistant Coach
Terrence ButtAssistant Coach