Fitness and Games 7/8
Sub-varsity teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All sub-varsity participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Students at Thayer are privileged to be a part of the Independent School League (ISL). This collection of 16 schools shares the highest ideals for school sports and competes in almost every sport Thayer offers. In addition to the ISL opponents, we schedule contests against other members of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
|Mikayla Barry||2026||Quincy, MA|
|Emma Cox||2026||Hingham, MA|
|Nina DeMarco||2026||Norwell, MA|
|Eva Donnellan||2025||Hingham, MA|
|Carolyn Downey||2026||Hingham, MA|
|Mary Fideli||2025||Hingham, MA|
|Taylor Forger||2025||Hingham, MA|
|Lindsay Lashar||2026||Hingham, MA|
|Vidyuth Sathish||2026||Quincy, MA|
Head Cibelli graduated from Hobart College in 2008. He was a four-year member of the varsity hockey team, and he was fortunate enough to contribute to two NCAA tournament berths, including a Final Four appearance in 2006. Brian is in his seventh year at Thayer, where he serves as the Middle School English Department Head as well. Prior to starting at Thayer in 2014, he taught English and was an assistant coach with the boys’ varsity hockey team at Kent School, a very successful four-year stretch that included three appearances in the NEPSIHA Elite Eight Tournament and numerous athletes moving on to play college hockey. In his tenure at Thayer, Brian has prepared student-athletes to play at the next level at colleges like Brown University, Saint Anselm College, Wesleyan University, SUNY Plattsburgh and William Smith College.
The Thayer girls’ hockey program has improved consistently from year-to-year during his tenure, jumping from just three wins in his first season to a program-record seventeen in his third. That 2016-2017 team also won the Thayer’s first ever NEPSGIHA Tournament game and ultimately advanced to the Division II semifinals. The girls' team has qualified for the NEPSAC tournament three times over the last four seasons.