Assembly wraps up winter sports season

Assembly wraps up winter sports season

Thayer Academy’s Upper School held its sports assembly March 6 in the CFA’s Hale Theater to celebrate its winter athletics season. 

Coaches were on hand to share the stories of their seasons, both successes and challenges, as well as recognize the efforts of their student-athletes, particularly the leadership of seniors. The coaches were also there to present Coaches’ Award, MVP, ISL, and NEPSAC honors to individuals who’d earned those accolades. 

“Congratulations to all of our Winter Tigers on a job well done,” said Athletic Director Bobbi Moran. “We look forward to warmer weather and the opportunity to celebrate the spring season in May.” 

The following individuals were recognized at the assembly: 

Boys Varsity Basketball: 

Team MVP — Lenny Tangishaka ‘24 

Coaches’ Award — Jaaden Simpkins ‘23 

ISL Honorable Mention — Lenny Tangishaka ‘24, Jamari Antoine ‘25, and Marquis White ‘25 

Girls Varsity Basketball: 

Team MVP — Aoibhe Gormley ‘23

Coaches’ Award — Emma Dahl ‘23

ISL All-League — Emma Dahl ‘23 and Aoibhe Gormley ‘23

ISL Honorable Mention — Elle Grant ‘25 

All-NEPSAC — Emma Dahl ‘23 and Aoibhe Gormley ‘23

ALL-NEPSAC Honorable Mention — Elle Grant '25 and Ava Palma '25. 

Varsity Gymnastics: 

Team MVP — Adrianna Graceffo ‘25

Coaches’ Award — Tess DiGregorio ‘23 and Payton Van Meter ‘23

Boys Varsity Hockey: 

Team MVP — Beau Lane ‘23

Coaches’ Award — Colin Richard ‘23 

ISL All-League — Beau Lane ‘23 and Colin Richard ‘23

ISL Honorable Mention — Shane Taddia ‘23 and Josh Halliday ‘24

Girls Varsity Hockey: 

Team MVP —  Morgan McGathey ‘25

Coaches’ Award —  Lila Shea ‘23 and Christine Oar ‘23

ISL All-League — Morgan McGathey ‘25 and Christine Oar ‘23 

ISL Honorable Mention — Lila Shea ‘23 and Madison Richman ‘23 

Coed Varsity Skiing: 

Team MVP — Martha Arends ‘23 and Conrad Langenhagen ‘24

Coaches’ Award — Amelia Compson ‘23 and Hilary Morris ‘23

ISL All-League — Martha Arends ‘23 and Conrad Langenhagen ‘24 

Please note: Both Martha Arends ‘23 and Conrad Langenhagen ‘24 earned two All-New England medals for their performances in Giant Slalom and Slalom at the NEPSAC Championships. 

Coed Varsity Swimming & Diving: 

Team MVP — Peyton Knightly ‘24 and Trevor Smith ‘25

Coaches’ Award — Annadelle Agbonjiazoe ‘25 and Charlie Cao ‘23

Please Note: At this year’s NEPSAC Div. II Championships at WPI in Worcester, Peyton Knightly ‘24 became New England champion in the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle, breaking her own school record in the 200. 

Coed Varsity Wrestling: 

Team MVP — Gibson Akoh ‘23 

ISL All-League — Gibson Akoh ‘23

ISL Honorable Mention — Ryan Lally ‘26, William Kourafas ‘23, and Drew St. Pierre ‘26. 

Please Note: In the Graves-Kelsey ISL Championships, Thayer had four medalists: Gibson Akoh ‘23, in second place; Drew St. St. Pierre ‘26, in third place; and William Kourafas ‘23 and Ryan Lally ‘26, in fourth place. In the New Englands, two Thayer wrestlers made the podium: Gibson Akoh ‘23, in fifth place; and Ryan Lally ‘26, in seventh place. Gibson Akoh ‘23 qualified for and competed in the 87th annual National Prep Wrestling Championships in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

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