Soccer - Varsity Boys
2017 Season Recap:
The boys soccer season started with some great expectations but unfortunately was stung by the injury bug. To the boys credit they never quit in training or in games and never used injuries as an excuse, when it would have been easy for them to do so. I don’t believe the record is an indication of the competiveness they displayed in each and every game. The highlight of the season, by far was the 1-1 tie at Nobles which would eventually end up keeping Nobles out New England Prep School Tournament!
I would like to thank the 8 seniors Declan Havlicek, Connor Rotondi, Sean Kennedy, Conor Sage, Will Linell, Duke Lenaghan and our 2 Captains Eoin O’Sullivan and Patrick Shiel, for their dedication, hard work and leadership this season and over their 4 years at Thayer, you will be missed!
2017 Award Winners:
MVP - Eoin O'Sullivan
Coaches Cup - Conor Sage
All-League: Eoin O'Sullivan
Team won ISL Sportsmanship Award
2017 Season Preview:
The Boys Soccer team will be looking to build upon a great preseason and very solid incoming class! The season opens on September 13th at home versus Winchendon School and on Monday September 20th travel to powerhouse Worcester Academy.
The ISL season opener is Saturday September 23rd against Governor’s Academy! The team will work to be well organized and disciplined defensively, which will be important in all ISL league games, one of the toughest and deepest leagues in New England!
The team is extremely excited to get going and is led by Captains Eoin O’Sullivan and Patrick Shiel. Seniors Conor Sage, Sean Kennedy, Connor Rotondi, Will Linell, goalkeeper Declan Havlicek and juniors Tim Kemp, Owen Drometer and Eben Butler will play major minutes this season. Adding depth and experience to the team will be seniors Duke Lenaghan and Jayce Lambert! Sophomore Bradford Campbell will be looked to for quality minutes throughout the season!
A strong incoming class of Eli Wilson, a US Region 1 Olympic Development Program player, EJ Foley, and 8Th grader Teagan Rich along with Middle School graduates John Carbone, Chris Pappas and Kevin Freeley will bolster the team as they bring a ton of talent to the team!
It will take a complete team effort this season to be competitive in each and every game, a task the boys are certainly willing to accept and are definitely looking forward to!
|1||Kevin Freeley||Midfield||2021||Hanover, MA|
|2||Teagan Rich||Midfield||2022||Plymouth, MA|
|3||Timothy Kemp||Forward||2019||South Easton, MA|
|4||Elijah Wilson||Midfield||2020||Plymouth, MA|
|5||Christopher Pappas||Midfield||2021||Canton, MA|
|6||Eric Foley||Back||2021||Carver, MA|
|7||Patrick Shiel||Back||2018||Dedham, MA|
|8||Eoin O'Sullivan||Midfield||2018||Quincy, MA|
|9||Conor Sage||Midfield||2018||Norwell, MA|
|10||Sean Kennedy||Back||2018||Weymouth, MA|
|11||Bradford Campbell||Midfield||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|12||Eben Butler||Forward||2019||Dorchester, MA|
|13||Owen Drometer||Forward||2019||Medfield, MA|
|14||Blake Graham||Forward||2019||Hanover, MA|
|15||Jayce Lambert||Forward||2018||Norwell, MA|
|16||Thomas Azarela||Forward/Midfield||2021||Boston, MA|
|17||John Linell||Midfield||2018||Dedham, MA|
|18||Adam Lazowski||Midfield/Striker||2020||Kingston, MA|
|19||Declan Havlicek||Goalie||2018||Cohasset, MA|
|20||Connor Rotondi||Midfield||2018||East Bridgewater, MA|
|21||Mason Hennessey||Forward||2020||South Weymouth, MA|
|22||Duke Lenaghan||Forward/Goalkeeper||2018||Hanover, MA|
|25||John Carbone||Back||2021||Marshfield, MA|
Jim FelixHead Coach
Thayer Academy is pleased to announce Jim Felix as the new Head Boys' Varsity Soccer Coach. He played and graduated from the University of South Florida and has coached all levels of soccer including; Assistant Men's Coach at Harvard, South Florida, Columbia and George Washington. Several years ago he decided to return to the Boston area in order to coach prep school soccer. For the past two years he has been the Head Varsity Girls' Coach at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. For the past nine years he has also coached the US Region 1 Olympic Development Program Boys' U15 team. Coach Felix is very excited to join the the Thayer community and use his wealth of experience in order to build truly vibrant program.
Jake SpeddenAssistant Coach
Craig IngramAssistant Coach