The Yachtsman is Category 5’s inaugural Boat Shoe. Envisioned in 2010, it took nearly 2 years to perfect the design and engineering. Made from durable and premium leather, The Yachtsman is perfect for a day on the water or a night on the town. Optimizing style and functionality, The Yachtsman features non-marking and slip resistant outsoles, water resistant leather, rust resistant eyelets, and American Made laces. Available today, The Yachtsman is being introduced in 3 different colors: Oak, Mahogany, and Walnut.
Category 5 is a lifestyle. Finding its roots on the beaches of Cape Cod, Cat 5 is for those that love the laid-back nautical life and represent what they believe in. The company, founded on July 4, 2011, is the vision of 5 best friends. Unsettled by the abundance of overpriced products with subpar quality, The Cat 5 team sought a solution. After recognizing how much family and friends cherished custom attire, the journey finally set sail. Category 5 Boat Shoes became the best of both worlds, a company that offers affordable custom products with first-class quality.
My classmate and editor NEPSAC.PAT gave me the heads up on Cat5. Before attending Rivers, NEPSAC.PAT went to Belmont Hill, a fellow ISL school. He had heard about Cat5 through his former classmates and found out that one of Cat5′s founders, Greg Karelitz, is a Bel Hill alum.
I personally am a huge fan of fashion lifestyle start ups. The fact that the founders of Cat5 have the stones to call out the flaws in the boat shoe market (cough cough…sperry…cough cough) then research and develop their own superior product is flat out awesome. For some time, I’ve been looking for someone to make a fashionable boat shoe besides sperry. Note: our editor WHOLLEY points out every reason why prep schoolers hate sperrys here. While WHOLLEY may prefer Euro Loafers, I’m a long time boat shoe advocate. Hopefully, Cat5′s will take prep school campuses by storm this year!
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Although southern prep school’s Spring seasons are mostly underway, the Mid-Atlantic and North East are just getting rolling. Lots of teams are headed south for preseason training this year. Look around Tampa for some prep school lax this week. Here’s a taste of prep school lacrosse in New England this Spring.
The annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament is probably Boston’s most iconic college sporting event. Involving Northeastern, Harvard, BC, and BU, the tournament features some of the best talent the country has to offer.
In the championship game tonight, dozens of prep school attendees fill the rosters of BC and BU. I’ll do my best to list off the schools, but forgive me if I missed any.
Nobles & Greenough, B.B.N., Thayer Academy, Belmont Hill, Roxbury Latin, Lawrence Academy, Tabor Academy, Avon Old Farms, Phillips Andover, South Kent, Salisbury School, Brewster Academy, Catholic Memorial, Marshall Prep, Northwood School, Westminster, and Choate Rosemary Hall.
From Boston.com/Marvin Pave
Mike Condon and Derrick Pallis are best of friends now, Princeton University teammates focused on trying to keep the puck out of the net for the men’s hockey squad.
Condon, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior goalie from Needham, shares time in goal with sophomore Sean Bonar.
A 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior defenseman from Medfield, Pallis anchors the blue line for the Tigers.
The two were rivals in the Independent School League, with Condon tending goal for Belmont Hill School while Pallis suited up for Noble & Greenough School in Dedham. They went head-to-head four times, with Belmont Hill winning three, according to Condon.
“We’re always chirping at each other, sometimes about our private school days, but in a respectful way,’’ said Condon, who helped Princeton complete a 1-0-1 weekend with 27 saves in a 3-3 tie against ninth-ranked Cornell last Saturday night.
Nobles and Belmont Hill represent some of New England’s prep school hockey at it’s finest. Lots of players from both schools have gone on to play DI or DIII college hockey, and there are a few NHL players or alumni from both schools.
This would be more of a story of it were Nobles and Milton grads, but it’s a good story anyways. Nobles’ biggest rival is Milton, and not Belmont Hill. St. Seb’s hates Belmont Hill. In fact, when I toured St. Seb’s, they told me that it was a requirement that you do your best to beat Belmont Hill whenever possible.
Nobles v. Belmont Hill would make a pretty good Frozen Fenway matchup. Both teams are battling to get up in the standings in the Keller division of the ISL. A lot of people thought that Nobles would be better this year, but they lost a few really good players to graduation and to juniors.
…Mitt Romney of the Cranbrook School in Michigan, and graduated in 1965. Many of his classmates were from more wealthy backgrounds, and Romney was the only Mormon at Cranbrook. Despite this, Mitt won an award for those “whose contributions to school life are often not fully recognized through already existing channels”.
According to Wikipedia, Romney wasn’t a standout student nor a star athlete. He must have been a late bloomer, because he went from Stanford to BYU, and then to Harvard School of Business and Harvard Law.
Of course, we all know him as the former Governor of Massachusetts, and current Republican candidate for US President.
True story: all five of his boy’s attended Belmont Hill School, an all-boy’s prep school in MA.
This Wednesday at Fenway, The Rivers School’s Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team will be facing off against St. George’s. Both schools have historically successful girls programs sending players to Boston College, Harvard, the U.S. National Team, and many others.
A few years ago, boys prep powerhouses collided at Fenway as shown in the above videos.
I’ll be there to witness history Wednesday. Will you?
By Marvin Pave/Boston.com
Kevin McNamara takes his role as senior captain of the men’s hockey team at Colgate University very seriously, on and off the ice. But his vision, and leadership qualities, extend far beyond lacing up the skates for the Raiders.
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound defenseman who skates in all situations for coach Don Vaughan, the Belmont Hill School grad is reaching out to those in need through Goals For Good, a program he founded prior to this season.
The charitable endeavor involves all 12 men’s and women’s Division 1 programs in the ECAC; every program receives pledges from fans based on goals scored or games won through www.goalsforgood.org, a website designed and promoted by McNamara.
Everywhere you turn on the web, there are stories of prep school students or grads involved in charity. Maybe it’s just because it’s the season of giving.
Arthur Valicenti Bowl
Cheshire Academy: 35/Choate: 14
Dan Rorke Bowl
Rye Country Day: 35/Pingree: 14
Jack Etter Bowl
Governor’s Academy: 35/New Hampton: 0
Norm Walker Bowl
Taft: 28/Kent: 18
Tom Flaherty Bowl:
Suffield: 10/Belmont Hill: 9
Arthur Valicenti Bowl:Choate (7-2) @ Cheshire (8-0), 11/18/2011 @ 7 p.m.
Dan Rorke Bowl:Pingree (7-1) vs. Rye Country Day (9-0) @ Loomis Chaffee, 11/19/2011, Time is TBA
Jack Etter Bowl:New Hampton (7-1) vs. Governor’s Academy (8-0) @ Cushing Academy, 11/18/2011 @ 6 PM
Norm Walker Bowl: Kent School (6-0) at Taft (7-0), 11/19/2011@ 1:45 PM
Tom Flaherty Bowl: Suffield (7-1) vs. Belmont Hill (7-1) @ Worcester Academy, Sat., 11/19/2011, Time is TBA