Spring Sports Review

Boys’ Lacrosse – Dublin School is excited for Head Coach Matt Parker to take the helm this year and build on the successes of the program of the last several years.  The team returns to the field as defending River Valley League (RVAL) Champions and their schedule includes tough matches against Lakes Region League (LRL) and New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) opponents.  Sophomore Goaltender Avery Morgan will be returning to the net while the squad looks for explosive offense from seniors Harry Flores, Danny Figueroa and Nick Lemieux.  The defense will be anchored by seniors Hyelom Love, Sebastian McLinden and Ian Stanford, and returning to the face-off will be midfield standout senior Jordan Ferreras.  The team is also excited for immediate impact from newcomer Idriss Traore ’19.

Girls’ Lacrosse – Head Coach Brooks Johnson is excited to return to the field with virtually the same line-up that won last year’s RVAL Championship.  This season Dublin School will also play in the LRL Tournament as the #8 seed.  It is a challenging schedule, but the Lady Wildcats are intent on pushing their game to the limits.  With a large senior class spread out on the field the Dublin Girls have great leadership, skill and knowledge of the game at virtually every position.  Senior Hope Fowler will anchor a stacked midfield bolstered by fellow classmates Fiona Johnson and Hannah Cheyney, junior Sabrina Hayden as well as sophomore sensation Bette Imhoff.  Returning defenders Sydney Clarke ’16 and Shaneil Wynters ’17 will play in front of second year goaltender Amani Natson ’18.  The Lady Wildcats will look for offensive prowess from senior Juliette Valade and junior Brianna Moore.  The team is also looking for great contributions from newcomer Stella Davis ’18.

Crew - The Dublin School Crew team will mark the official opening of their new Boathouse at the Dublin Invitational on April 23rd.  The team is very excited to have a permanent home as they look to build on previous successes and push the program to be consistently competitive at the New England and National level.  Top returning male rowers include Calvin Bates ’17, George Henry Werowinski ’17, Will Stanhope ’17 as well as seniors John Scriven, Andrew Johnston and Matt Coffin.  The women’s team includes strong rowers in seniors Kate Fulshaw, Lilly Campbell and Tatum Wilson as well as junior Michelle Zhong and sophomore Zoe Hewitt.

Ultimate Frisbee - The Dublin School Ultimate Frisbee team is under new leadership this year with the addition of Coach Denis Maguire.  He will join Jonathan Phinney on the sidelines as the program continues its evolution.  Maguire was a standout athlete on the Bowdoin Ultimate team, leading his squad to Nationals just this past spring and being selected First Team - All New England.  In their third season, the Dublin School Frisbee team is looking to be contenders for a RVAL Championship.  Returners Katia McDermott ’17, Emil Hristache ’17, and AJ Simpson ’17 will get significant support by athletic sophomore and freshman classes.  After two seasons to build, the Wildcats will compete this year at the ‘A’ level and hope to cause a stir as the ‘newcomers’ to the Ultimate scene.

Tennis - The Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis teams will play their first season at the Christopher Horgan Tennis Center.  The upgrade to state-of-the-art hard courts will allow the teams to begin outdoor practice on the first day of the season and also ensures that the Dublin School players are on the best surface available.  Former Athletic Director Rico Marino is returning to the hill as Head Coach this spring and hopes to build on the recent program successes.  On the boys’ side, junior Yates Desel will look to maintain his spot as Dublin’s #1 but may find challenge from a developing underclass.  With the #1 and #2 girls graduating in 2015 Taya Kerwin ’18 and Halle Ostoyich ’16 will lead this year’s squad.  They will be joined with great anticipation by freshman McLaren Bristol as the team expects to be another top contender in the Lakes Region Tournament.

Equestrian – The Equestrian team will be competing for the first time with the New Hampshire High School Equestrian Teams (NHHSET).  As outlined on NHHSET.org, students will have the opportunity to compete at district meets in walk-trot, walk-trot-canter, team classes and in-hand classes. The instructors working with our team will be training english, western, dressage, jumping, trail and timed-games on horseback.  The program also has opportunities for non-competitive riders to develop their riding skills and horsemanship.