Student-athletes lauded at fall sports assembly
Athletic Director Bobbi Moran at the Fall 2023 Sports Recognition Assembly

 Athletic Director Bobbi Moran                                        

Thayer’s fall sports teams were recognized during a Nov. 13 assembly for their incredible seasons, one of which was still going strong at the time of the celebration. 

“Thank you so much for all you do and for representing Thayer,” Athletic Director Bobbi Moran told all student-athletes — varsity, JV, and thirds — after she’d asked them to stand for acknowledgment. 

Moran also thanked everyone, from families to coaches to athletic trainers, faculty, staff, and administration, who made such student-athlete success possible. 

“None of us works alone, and I’m grateful to be here with all of you,” said Moran. She also singled out the efforts of Omar Naanaa ‘24 and Digital Media Coordinator Emmett Knox ‘04, who filmed the action of the teams throughout the season. Some of their work appeared as brief video presentations which were played before the remarks of each varsity coach. 

Fall 2023 Sports Assembly honorees

                                                                                          

While most of the coaches spoke about their team’s successes in the past tense, girls varsity soccer head coach Nick Rugnetta ‘07 had the luxury of using the present and future tenses.

“We’re not done yet,” Rugnetta said that Monday, adding how excited the team, which finished the regular season at 14-1-1, was for its quarterfinal playoff game Nov. 15 against Choate. That game resulted in a 1-0 victory for the Tigers, who then advanced to a Nov. 18 semifinals home game against Worcester Academy. Thayer won that game, also by a score of 1-0, to face Westminster School in the finals Nov. 19 on the Westminster campus. While Thayer lost in that championship game by a 1-0 score, the team posted an overall record of 16-2-1, the best in program history. 


 

The following individuals were recognized at the assembly: 

Boys Cross Country 

Team MVP: Charlie Gavin ‘24 
Team Coaches Award: Ryan Noreke ‘24 and Jaden Smith ‘24

Girls Cross Country 

The team does not give individual awards.

Field Hockey 

Team MVP: Celia Benson ‘24
Team Coaches Award: Sasha Ward ‘24 

Football

Team MVP: Nate Austin-Johnstone ‘24 
Team Coaches Award: Conrad Langenhagen ‘24 

Boys Soccer 

Team MVP: Clement Scott ‘24 
Team Coaches Award: Eli Jean-Baptiste ‘24 
In addition, Clement Scott and Tyler Monaghan ‘25 were invited to this year’s NEPSAC senior and junior all-star games, respectively. 

Girls Soccer

Team MVP: Emily Pimentel ‘24
Team Coaches Award: Katelyn Sentnor ‘24 

Volleyball

Team MVP: Shayna Hailey ‘25
Team Coaches Award: Annelise Reinhard ‘24 

The following student-athletes were recognized by the ISL and/or NEPSAC: 

Boys Cross Country 

ISL Honorable Mention: Charlie Gavin ‘24

Girls Cross Country 

ISL All-League: Kenzie Murphy ‘25
All-NEPSAC: Kenzie Murphy ‘25

Field Hockey

ISL All-League: Celia Benson ‘24
ISL Honorable Mention: Dakota Adams ‘26
All-NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Celia Benson ‘24

Football 

ISL-All League First Team: Nate Austin-Johnstone ‘24 and Conrad Langenhagen ‘24
ISL Honorable Mention: Arnaud Dugas ‘25, Angel Perez-Gonzalez ‘24 , and Drew St. Pierre ‘26

Girls Soccer

ISL All-League First Team: Emily Pimentel ‘24, Maddie Parrott ‘25, and Riley Roycroft ‘25 
ISL Honorable Mention: Nadia Cassamajor ‘24, Nina Mathelus ‘27
All-NEPSAC First Team: Maddie Parrott ‘25, Emily Pimentel ‘24, and Nina Mathelus ‘27
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Riley Roycroft ‘25, Nadia Cassamajor ‘24, and Lauren Grattan ‘24

Volleyball

ISL All-League: Annelise Reinhard ‘24
ISL Honorable Mention: Shayna Hailey ‘25