Football - Varsity Boys
2017 Season Recap:
The 2017 Tigers had an excellent season. They shut out their first three opponents this fall, outscoring them 95-0. In addition, a solid come-from-behind 22-12 Homecoming victory over Roxbury Latin in week 5 and a fourth shutout, 28-0, at Groton on week 7 were highlights. Senior quarterback Cole Roland led the ISL with 11 TD passes. Sophomore Jack Schneider was electrifying, scoring six touchdowns receiving, one rushing and two on kickoff returns. The Tigers just missed out on a NEPSAC bowl invitation with a heartbreaking 42-35 loss to arch rival St. Sebastian’s on week 8, but finished with a winning, 5-3 record.
In addition to Roland and Schneider, seniors Kevin Deree (LB, RB), Michael McDonough (LB, FB), Max Storch (RB-CB), Drew Callahan (TE-DE), Stephon Kindle (OL/DL), Devon Mann (WR/DB), Nick Fiorentino (WR/DB/LB) and Charlie Wichern (OL/DL) were stars all season. Underclassmen Schneider, Jack Daley, Colin Plante, Dunny Mannion, Adam Fogel, Danya Abrams and Mark Monahan were outstanding contributors, and will lead next year’s returners.
2017 Award Winners:
MVP: Cole Roland
Coaches Cup: Stephon Kindle
Slavin Award (Most Improved Senior) Max Wagner
Stadfeld Award: Michael McDonough
All-League: Cole Roland, Kevin Deree, Michael McDonough, Drew Callahan
Honorable Mention: Devon Mann, Max Storch, Jack Daley, Jack Schneider
Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic: Cole Roland
Overall, the program’s numbers have grown significantly, as upwards of 50 upper school boys will play football this fall. Coach Jeff Toussaint, ’82, hopes that the newcomers will provide depth and strength to the team.
Toussaint was part of the Thayer’s first two ISL Championship teams (1980, 1981), and is proud of the many players who have gone on to play at the college level. In recent years, former Tigers have played, or still play, for Division 1 schools (BC, UConn, Dartmouth, Elon, Bryant, Fordham and UNH) as well as quite a few in Division 3 (Amherst, Bowdoin, Trinity, Bates, Wesleyan, Catholic University).
The Tigers play an exciting, tough brand of football. We welcome you to come to a game.
If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email Coach Toussaint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Football In the News Links:
Ikenna Nwokeji, '13, signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers:
Cole Roland Named a Globe Player of the Week:
Kevin Deree Named a Herald Player of the Week:
Mike McDonough going to University of Rochester
Max Storch going to WPI
Devon Mann going to Wagner College
Drew Callahan going to Marist College
|74||Danya Abrams Jr.||OL/DL||2020||Avon, MA|
|6||Ryan Bogar||WR/P/K||2020||Medfield, MA|
|34||Barry Bourassa III||RB/DB||2021||Raynham, MA|
|87||Drew Callahan (captain)||TE/DE||2018||Rockland, MA|
|21||Jaylen Cardoso||WR/DB||2020||Dorchester, MA|
|75||Clayton Cetkovic||OL/DL||2019||Milton, MA|
|58||John Daley||OL/DL||2019||Plymouth, MA|
|31||Justin DeLuca||RB/LB||2021||Medfield, MA|
|55||John DeMarco||OL/LB||2021||Norwell, MA|
|61||Thomas DeMatteo||OL/DL||2020||Milton, MA|
|11||Kevin Deree||WR/RB/DB||2018||Halifax, MA|
|76||Padraigh Desmond||OL/DL||2020||Quincy, MA|
|10||Nicholas Fiorentino||WR/DB||2018||Plymouth, MA|
|62||Adam Fogel||OL/DL||2019||North Easton, MA|
|20||Richard Foresteire III||RB/LB||2021||Plymouth, MA|
|24||Noah Goldberg||RB/DB||2018||Scituate, MA|
|70||Sam Hess||OL/DL||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|53||Ryan Hocker||OL/DL||2019||Boston, MA|
|3||Terah Jean||RB/LB||2020||Boston, MA|
|7||Drew Kelly||WR/LB||2020||Braintree, MA|
|22||Matthew Kenney||WR/LB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|66||Stephon Kindle||OL/DL||2018||Dorchester, MA|
|82||Sebastian MacMillian||WR/LB||2018||Plymouth, MA|
|1||Devon Mann||QB/WR/DB||2018||Sharon, MA|
|41||Donovan Mannion||WR/DB||2019||Dorchester, MA|
|2||Quinn McConnaughey||QB/DB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|44||Michael McDonough (captain)||RB/DB||2018||Dorchester, MA|
|27||Luca Milano||RB/LB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|57||Mark E. Monahan||OL/DL||Quincy, MA|
|81||Cole Neelon||TE/LB||2018||Hingham, MA|
|14||Colin Plante||RB/LB||2020||Stoughton, MA|
|63||John Pulgini||OL/DL||2018||Milton, MA|
|8||Cole Roland (captain)||QB/LB||2018||Duxbury, MA|
|25||Christian Schneider||WR/DB||2020||Braintree, MA|
|33||Maximilian Storch (captain)||RB/DB||2018||Quincy, MA|
|28||Evan Vieira||WR/DB||2021||Hull, MA|
|84||Zachery Vienneau||TE/DE||2019||Mansfield, MA|
|88||Maximilian Wagner||TE/LB||2018||Wellesley Hills, MA|
|51||Charles Wichern||OL/LB||2018||Hingham, MA|
|12||Jack Wipf||QB/LB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
Jeffrey ToussaintHead CoachJeff returned to Thayer in 1997 as a teacher and coach. Currently, in addition to teaching History and English, he is the middle school's Dean of Students and sixth grade department head. In athletics, Jeff has been the head varsity football coach since 2004 and has served as head varsity baseball coach from 2013-2015. In addition, he has coached basketball at various levels.
Kenneth BurkeAssistant Coach
Peter RobartsAssistant CoachPeter Robarts has spent his entire educational career at Thayer. He began as the athletic trainer and physical education teacher in the upper school. Over time he has had the opportunity to serve the school in various capacities, as an assistant athletic director, interim athletic director and co-athletic director. He directed "Camp Thayer" (the summer program) for ten years. He has coached a variety of sports with Football and Track & Field being his focus. He resides in Duxbury with his partner Kathi. Together they have raised five children, three of which are Thayer Alumni. In his free time he enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, boating and Zymurgy. He and Kathi also enjoy traveling.
Brad MayerAssistant Coach