Team Details

Basketball - Varsity Girls



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2018 Season Recap:

Led by Captains Stephanie Lyons and Brittany Raphino, the Girls Basketball team finished with 12 wins and 11 losses, their highest win total in 6 years. Highlights from the season included wins over St. George's, Groton, and Lawrence, three teams that beat us last year. The team just missed making the New England just one seed out of the bracket. Also, in the second to last game of the season, Stephanie Lyons joined Giovanna Pickering '12 and Lexi Windwer '13 by scoring her 1,000th career point against BB&N.

2018 Award Winners:

Team MVP: Stephanie Lyons '18

Coaches Award: Jazmin Diaz '18 & Diana Flynn '18

ISL All-League: Stephanie Lyons '18

ISL Honorable Mention: Brittany Raphino '19 & Sabrina Zeghibe '19

Class A All-Stars: Stephanie Lyons '18 & Sabrina Zeghibe '19

2018 Season Preview:

The 2017-2018 Girls Basketball team will look to improve on its successful season last year after making the Class A NEPASC Tournament for the second straight year and winning a tournament game for the first time in twenty years. Thayer returns four starters: ISL First-Team selection and Captain Stephanie Lyons '18; ISL First-Team Selection and NEPSAC Class A All-Star Captian Brittany Raphino '19; ISL Honorable Mention point guard Sabrina Zeghibe '19 and shooting guard Toni Geisel '19. Other returners that will provide depth at the guard position are Cassie Kearney '18, Diana Flynn '18, and Hannah Burrows '19. Jazmin Diaz '18 and Kendall Roland ' 20 will also return to anchor the forward positions. Newcomers Anna Costello '18, Maddie Farrell '20, Cassie Davidson '21, and Aislinn Gibson '22 with look to provide a spark both at the forward and guard positions. Everyone will be counted on to make their mark on the team this year.

Playing in the NEPSAC Class A division, Thayer will need be sharp at both end of the floor to have success playing one of the toughest schedules in New England.

Stephanie Lyons - Springfield College



# Name Position Class Hometown
4 Toni Geisel Guard 2019 South Boston, MA
5 Cassidy Kearney Guard 2018 Rockland, MA
10 Sabrina Zeghibe Guard 2019 Westwood, MA
11 Cassandra Davidson Guard/Forward 2021 North Easton, MA
12 Madeleine Farrell Guard 2020 Quincy, MA
14 Diana Flynn Guard 2018 Norwell, MA
21 Hannah Burrows Guard 2019 Hanson, MA
23 Brittany Raphino (captain) Forward 2019 Randolph, MA
25 Jazmin Diaz Forward 2018 Dorchester Center, MA
31 Stephanie Lyons (captain) Guard/Forward 2018 Boston, MA
32 Anna Costello Guard/Forward 2018 Milton, MA
33 Kendall Roland Forward 2020 Duxbury, MA

Coach Info

  • William O'Dwyer
    Head Coach
    William O'Dwyer '02 came back to Thayer in the Fall of 2006 after majoring in Elementary Education and Mathematics/Computer Science at Boston College. He was hired to be one of the four core teachers in the sixth grade.  William currently teaches four sections of Mathematics in the Upper School. He is also an advisor to nine students in the freshmen class.  In addition to teaching, William is the head coach of two sports: Girls Varsity Basketball and JV Baseball.  After school, William also teaches the Math ISEE prep class for students applying to independent schools in Grades 6-8.
  • Keyon Armstrong
    Assistant Coach