Milton Senior, Ben Bosworth, is USATF National Youth 1500 Meter Champion
Bosworth '13 (Center) 1500m Champion!
Ben Bosworth is frequently seen running around the campus, the track, the streets and the trails of Milton. This past weekend his running took him to the USATF Youth Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Landover, Maryland.
On Saturday, the Milton senior raced in the 800 meter and finished 4th in a hotly contested race earning him a spot on the medal stand. The very next day he took the line in the 1500 meter race, a distance he considers his best event. In a tactically run race, Ben settled in with the lead pack, remained patient and, with 300 meters to go, he used his leg speed to out sprint his competition and earn a national title. The top four runners in the race all beat the previous meet record with national champion Ben setting the new mark.
While Ben was proud to wear gold over his orange and blue, he looks forward to training and racing alongside his Milton outdoor track and field teammates as they compete for the ISTA Championship.
Mustangs Honored at Season-Ending Awards Ceremony
Mustang Varsity Athletes were honored at the annual Winter Awards Dessert. Winter season highlights included an ISL Championship for Boys' Basketball, an ISL Sportsmanship Award for Boys’ Hockey, and a 2nd Place finish at the Northern New Englands for Wrestling. The Girls’ Squash team finished with an impressive 10-2 record, finishing 2nd in the ISL and 4th in the New Englands. The Boys’ Squash team also had a fantastic year, finishing with a 12-1, and 5th in New Englands. Individual honors were highlights as well; an ISL Championship for Wrestler Adam Basri ’13 in his respective weight class, and ISL Basketball MVP honors for Max Motroni ‘13. For the third consecutive year, the Girls'ys’ Basketball teams received Class A tournament bids, and Boys’ Hockey also received a bid to the New England Large School Tournament. The Winter Varsity Coaches talked briefly about their respective seasons before turning the focus to the individual awards. In addition to team honors, thirty Mustangs received ISL recognition for their performances this season.
Final Record: 20-5 Overall, 14-1 ISL (1st in ISL)
All ISL: Max Motroni ’13, Alec Brennan ’14, Nick Pagliuca ‘13
ISL Honorable Mention: Nick Bland ’13, Ryan Rizzo ’13, Ike Ngwudo ‘13
ISL MVP: Max Motroni ‘13
Team MVP: Max Motroni ‘13
Sportsmanship: Nick Bland ’13 & Nick Pagliuca ‘13
Defensive Player: Ryan Rizzo ‘13
MIP: Alec Brennan ‘14
Coaches Award: Andrew Haser ‘13
2013-2014 Captain: Alec Brennan ‘14
Final Record: 14-6 Overall, 10-2 ISL (3rd in ISL)
MVP: Anna Lachenauer ‘14
All ISL: Anna Lachenauer ‘14, Jordan Quintin ’13, Chandler Quintin ‘14
Boys’ Ice Hockey
Final Record: 13-9-4
All ISL: Anthony Sabitsky ’13, Cole Morrissette ‘13, Elliot Vorel ‘13, ConnerWynne ‘14, Chad Malinowski ‘14
Girls’ Ice Hockey
Final Record: 4-19
MVP – Delaney Flynn ‘13
MIP – Emily Spencer ‘14
Sportsmanship: Cassandra Rice ‘15
Coaches Award for “Attitude, Dedication, Leadership” – Sam Curran ‘13
ISL Honorable Mention – Delaney Flynn ’13 & Kaitlin Gately ‘14
2013-2014 Leaders: Kaitlin Gately ‘14 (C); Delaney Harrop ’14 (A), Ros Carr ’14(A)
Boys’ & Girls' Swimming
Final Record: Girls – 8-3; Boys- 7-2; 2nd at ISL Championships
MVP: Eric Zhang ’14, Jessica Xu ‘16, Kasia Ifill ‘13
Final Record: 10-2 Overall; 6-1 in ISL (2nd in the ISL, 4th in New England)
MVP: Lillie Simourian ‘13
Most Improved: Lydia Emerson '13 & Charlotte Zonis ‘15
Coaches Award: Olivia Pincince ‘13
All ISL: Lillie Simourian ’13 & Haley Connor ‘14
ISL Honorable Mention: Charlotte Ross ‘13
Final Record: 12-1, 5th in New England
MVP: Tucker Hamlin ‘13
Globe Sportsmanship Award: Tucker Hamlin ‘13
All ISL : Carson Spahr ‘15, Will McBrian ‘13, Cody Cortes ’14, Charlie Blasberg’14, Tucker Hamlin ‘13
2013-2014 Captains: Cody Cortes ’14 & Charlie Blasberg ‘14
Boys’ & Girls' Skiing
Final Record: Girls - 3rd in ISL, 6th in New Englands
Boys– 5th in ISL, 7th in New Englands
MVP: Julia McKown ‘13 & Jonnie Lawson ‘15
All ISL: Jonnie Lawson ‘15
ISL Honorable Mention: Julia McKown ’13, Eliza McKown
2013-2014: Jonnie Lawson ’15 & Helena Thatcher ‘14
Final Record: 12-4; 4th in ISL, 2nd in Northern New Englands
All ISL: Adam Basri ’13, Matt Morin ’14
ISL Honorable Mention: Jack Curtin ‘13
Girls’ Varsity Basketball, Boys’ Varsity Basketball and Boys’ Varsity Hockey have all qualified for the New England Tournament, and will play in quarterfinal games on Wednesday, February 27th.
Wrestling Places 2nd at the Northern New England Championships
Girls’ Varsity Basketball finished the regular season with a record of 13-5; 10-2 in the ISL. The Girls’ earned the #6 seed in the Class A tournament and will travel to Worcester Academy on Wednesday to take on the #3 seed. Game time is 5:00pm.
Milton Academy will play host to two playoff games on Wednesday afternoon.
The Varsity Boys’ Basketball team finished the season with a 19-4 record. On Friday, they secured the ISL Championship with an exciting 54-53 victory over Noble & Greenough. The Boys’ Basketball team earned the#4 seed in the Class A tournament and will host #5 Tabor Academy at 3:00pm.
The Varsity Boys’ Hockey team finished the regular season with a record of 13-9-4; and second place in the ISL Kelleher Division. The boys’ will close out the night with a 5:00pm start against Phillips Exeter Academy. The Mustangs earned the #4 seed in the Martin/Earl NEPSAC Large School Tournament Bracket, and will look to avenge an earlier season loss to the #5 seed.
The Athletic Department wants to thank our fans for the support you have given this season. Best of luck to the teams!
Ringing in 2013 as Tabor Tournament Champs
The Varsity Wrestling team traveled to the Hyde School in Connecticut this weekend to participate in the Northern New England Championships. The team finished 2nd despite missing numerous juniors who were unable to make the trip. Congratulations to Kali Robinson '13, Charles Wang '13, and Adam Basri '13 for placing second in their weight class, to Matt Chea '15, Teddy Nwachuku '13, Kris Powers '13, Clay Desir '15 and Corey Hales '16 for placing third, and Jack Curtin '13 for his fourth place finish. The Mustangs will be participating in the Graves Kelsey ISL tournament this coming weekend at Nobles.
Milton's varsity hockey squad claimed their fourth Tabor New Year's Championship in five years at the annual tournament hosted by Tabor on January 1 and 2. The Mustangs clinched a spot in Wednesday's finals following first and second round ties in OT against Winchendon and Stanstead on New Year's Day. The team took home the top trophy by defeating Tabor 6-1 in the final game.
"Senior forwards, Anthony Sabitsky (Sicklerville, NJ), Jake Farabee (Cicero, NY), Elliott Vorel (Boonton, NJ) and Cole Morrissette (Bristol, RI), were highly productive over the two-day tournament," says head coach, Paul Cannata. "Sabitsky led the way with four points in the championship game."
Sophomore Drew Hotte (Lower Gwynedd, PA) guarded the net in all three games and turned back 23 Tabor shots in the final round.
The Mustangs move to 6-3-3 on the season and take on Lawrence this Saturday in an away bout beginning at 3 p.m.
Milton's cross country runners are league champions. The girls brought home the ISL Championship Cup this weekend, a feat last accomplished by the program in 1983.
“The race was really fast, because the first part of the course was completely flat,” said Maddie Warwick (II). “Many of the girls in the front weren't giving up. It was harder to pass them, because they stuck with you.”
Maddie earned an early lead in the field of 85 runners and never looked back. Milton’s number one runner finished the 3.1-mile course in sixth place with a time of 20:34. The Mustangs followed up Maddies’s strong finish with five more runners in the top 20. Emily Bosworth (III) finished 14th; Caroline Ward (IV) placed 16th; Victoria White (II), Lindsay Atkeson (I) and Laura Barkowski (III) followed closely, finishing at 17th, 18th and 20th place respectively.
“During the race you could feel the energy coming from the fans, the other runners, and yourself. Every runner was giving 100 percent of what she could,” said Emily, who clocked a time of 21:09, narrowly beating a St. Paul’s runner in the final straightaway. “You could hear everything from cheers to tears as you were running.”
“We had awesome packs of Milton girls who stuck together throughout the race,” said Mary Ellis (II), who rounded out Milton’s top seven, beating more than half of the ISL field. “I can imagine how intimidating the big pack of orange out in front was for the other teams.”
Friday’s championship race was emotionally charged for Milton's squad. The team had finished second in the 2011 championships. They lost to Nobles in early-October; it was the team’s only loss in the 2012 season. The Mustangs finished the day with 71 points, beating the second-place Nobles team by eight points.
“Being an ISL champion team feels surreal,” said Laura Barkowski, who passed a key Nobles runner in the final stretch of the race. “I decided to join the cross country team on a whim and, honestly, I have never known a more supportive, fun and motivated group of girls.”
While the varsity race was the premier event of the afternoon, the JV girls’ team were equally dedicated and shined in their own race, finishing in second place. Cassandra Rice (III), new to the program, stunned the crowd and her coaches by steadily moving up throughout the race. Cassandra crossed the finish line in second place—out of 149 girls—with a time of 22:57. Sarah Anderson (I) finished in 15th place (23:32). New runner Sterling Dintersmith (IV) followed in 18th (24:03). Rosamond Carr (II) and Kayla Jang (II) rounded out the JV squad’s top five, finishing together at 18th and 19th place.
The girls are looking forward to the NEPSTA Championship race this Saturday and testing themselves against some of the fastest teams in New England.
~Article written by Coach Scott Huntoon
Varsity Field Hockey Plays 4 the Cure!
On Wednesday, October 17th, Voses Lane Field was flooded in pink as the Varsity Field Hockey team took on St. Mark’s School in the 3rd Annual Play 4 the Cure game.
“Once again the girls’ did a fantastic job raising money for a good cause.” Coach Carr said, “They sold 200 tshirts and 100 bracelets to our community. This is a cause that is near and dear to a lot of us, and it was great to see the community come together to support the event.”
The teams were able to raise over $2,500 for the cause.
October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Play 4 the Cure is a nation wide movement to raise awareness for the cause.
Milton Harriers Give Back
On Saturday September 15, the Milton Girls and Boys Cross Country (XC) teams organized and conducted a clean-up event at Cunningham Park in Milton. Cunningham Park has served as the site of the Mustangs home XC course for a number of years. In a gesture of appreciation and good citizenship the teams collected and discarded trash and fallen branches throughout the historic park. Even the attack of a bee colony could not dampen the energy and excitement of the group. Thank you for all who took part. The MAXC teams will open their 2012 season at Cunningham Park on Saturday September 22 at 2:30.
– Article written by Coach Bosworth