Since most of my family went to Boston College, I was raised to not like Notre Dame. Their football team has been easy not to like. They seem to always underachieve, and have not been relevant in the past ten years. ND is a big attraction to my fellow preps at St. Sebs, but the gold helmets don’t have that much attraction for the rest of us.
Now ND is changing their uniforms to try to compete with all of the schools like Oregon rocking Nike swag. This is an epic fail on two counts. Number one: Adidas. Remember what Boobie Miles said, “Everybody knows it’s Nikes, Waterbug!” Number two: You can’t change your traditional uniforms unless your school has had a mega scandal (ask your buddies at Penn State).
Longtime assistant college hockey coach John Micheletto Monday was named head coach at the University of Massachusetts, succeeding Don “Toot” Cahoon.
Micheletto joins the Minutemen after spending the last nine years at the University of Vermont, the last six as associate head coach. He previously served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and Union College.
“I am humbled to be the 13th head coach at the University of Massachusetts,’’ said Micheletto, a Chicago native who graduated from Milton Academy in 1984. “When I first started coaching in 1991, I never fathomed that my first head coaching job would come at such a highly regarded hockey program as UMass.”
Another in a long line of M/A hockey success stories. The article doesn’t say it, but Micheletto played his college hockey at Dartmouth. It is great that Coach Micheletto was able to land a D1 coaching gig, but it is probably going to be hard to attract the best players in the ISL or Founders League to UMass when the Ivies, NESCAC schools, UVM and BC are available to preps.
Yes, BU. I see you out there. Let me know when you finally beat Boston College.
The Story: Awarded the games by default after the withdrawal of Tehran, the Games of the XXIII Olympiad also saw a boycott by 16 countries (mainly those of the Eastern Bloc) and truly represent a historic moment in Olympic history. Since the United States’ withdrawal from the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, 1984 would be the first time since Montreal in ’76 that American athletes would have an opportunity to represent their nation in sports competition. On a shoe string budget, Los Angeles hosted one of the most successful Olympics for the United States to date, winning a total of 174 medals, a staggering 115 medals more than West Germany’s second most of 59.
Streaker Sports, one of The Boss’ favorite athletic apparel companies is owned by former prep schooler Grant Hewit. Grant attended the Delbarton School in NJ before playing lacrosse at Princeton. Oh, and his bro (same schooling) starts in cage for the LXM Pro Tour. If you aren’t wearing these shorts cheering on USA in London, you should just quit.
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah and this is my first post as the newest T&V girl editor. I’ll be taking you all along with me on my summer adventures on the Cape, in the Hamptons, and anywhere else life takes me. I’m a preppy kid from the north *gasp* who loves Lilly, lacrosse, sailing, and boys in bow ties. I can’t wait to share my music, tastes, and lifestyle with you!
♥ Stay Preppy
BY THE WAY
I realize that there is a new Preppy Handbook called “True Prep” but that is purely incidental and I did not realize that was the name of the sequel until I had already adopted the name but feel free to check it out anyway.
As the L.A. Kings won their first Stanley Cup ever, all eyes were on CT native and Avon Old Farms grad Jonathan Quick. The Kings netminder helped Los Angeles to beat the N.J. Devils in six games and took home the NHL’s Conn Smythe trophy as the playoffs MVP.
Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy by allowing just 29 goals in the Kings’ 20 playoff games. In the finals, Quick allowed just seven goals in six games. Sounds like the Boston Bruins goalie from last year’s run to the Cup.
It was a good year for NE preps in the NHL playoffs. Anyone who can name a full line of NE prep hockey players will win a Twines & Vines prize pack. That means three forwards, two defensemen and a goalie. If you miss the goalie, you don’t deserve to win.
Now that I finished my Latin IV final exam, I am officially on summer break. Nothing but my internship & beaches for weeks. But, before I begin my summer break, I need to address a very important issue: Lax bros.
This article came out in yesterday’s Boston Globe. The article features a few young dusters and lax rats and talks about the alleged lax bro phenomenon. Word to the Globe writer: this might have been interesting if you wrote it three years ago. The “Lax Bro” as a cool fad is DEAD.
Everything cool starts either with the high or the low. Trends start at elite frats from kids who went to prep school, or trends come from poor neighborhoods. We’ll focus on elite status because that’s what we know. Look at snap backs. They started at frats and prep schools, and as soon as public schools copied the style, it became uncool because it wasn’t an elite style. A few clueless hockey players still rock the look, but trust me, it’s fading fast.
Lax bros are just like snap back hats. It was funny when the Ultimate Lax Bro video came out, but when 14 year old public school dusters who can’t use their off hand started wearing pinnies and shades to middle school and called it “lax bro days” the fad was dead. No more “lettuce,” no calling your stick a “spoon.” If you have to wear clothes, hair or swag that lets everyone know you lax, you are trying way too hard.
The ULB video was funny because of the inside jokes about hotbeds of lacrosse and New England boarding schools. Now the little lax rats running around wearing sublimated Lacrosse Unlimited shorts are ruining lax. How long will it be before some stupid U13 team all wear feathers in their helmets like in “Crooked Arrows?”
One acceptable example of a lax pinnie worn off-field
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Redshirted with an injury during his Freshman campaign with the Orange, Lecky has bounced back this year as one of their top midfielders. Before Syracuse, Lecky was born in Jamaica and then adopted by a family living on Nantucket Island, MA. Massachusetts lax rumors have it that in high school, Lecky moved to Duxbury to play for the reigning state champions and alma mater of Max Quinzani. After winning multiple state champions, Lecky pg’d at Avon Old Farms where they finished as one of the top teams in the elite Founders League.
It all started with an inspired notion. Cam Brown came up with a saying to help him stay motivated and overcome his small size while trying to make it to a college hockey team. Along with three other college hockey bound friends, they adopted their philosophy and spread it throughout their circles. One thing led to another and together they embarked on a journey that took them from printing and selling PPW wristbands in their garage to having the greatest professional hockey goalie in the world, Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins asked them to be a part of their movement. Their story is an inspiration, but more importantly their optimism is too. They believe that to help others succeed is the greatest accomplishment a person can achieve. Their mission rides on their strong belief that others will defy the odds and prove people wrong.
PPW is checks off every box on my list of prep apparel company requirements. Prep school founder (Jack Brewer, The Rivers School ’10). Items you can add to your wardrobe (sporty and casual). A true cause (Proving people who doubt your success wrong). Support YOUR cause by getting some PPW swag and feel free to share your story with them on facebook or twitter. Give them a follow while you’re at it. #PPW
The Boston College men’s hockey team is up for yet another National Championship in the Frozen Four. Unlike their neighbors at BU, the BC team is stacked with New England prep school grads. Maybe that is why they have remained in school and out of jail!
Here is a list of the preps on BC’s roster, however, there are some prep school grads MISSING from this list.
A Twines & Vines prize goes out to the person who names the MOST omissions from this list:
No. Name Class Pos. Ht. Wt. Previous Team Hometown
4 Tommy Cross SR Defenseman 6-3 215 Westminster Simsbury, CT
10 Danny Linell FR Forward 5-9 185 Choate Rosemary Hall Great Neck, NY
12 Kevin Hayes SO Forward 6-3 205 Noble & Greenough Dorchester, MA
14 Brooks Dyroff JR Forward 6-0 190 Phillips Andover Boulder, CO
15 Cam Spiro FR Forward 5-11 195 Tabor Academy Hingham, MA
19 Chris Kreider JR Forward 6-3 225 Phillips Andover Boxford, MA
21 Steven Whitney JR Forward 5-7 162 Lawrence Academy Reading, MA
23 Patrick Brown SO Fwd 6-1 197 Cranbrook Kingswood Bloomfield Hills, MI
28 Tommy Atkinson SR Forward 5-8 165 Avon Old Farms Greenwich, CT
30 Chris Venti SR Goaltender 6-0 175 Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Needham, MA