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Two ISL baseball stars headed to D1 Powerhouses

Rhett Wiseman of B.B. & N at bat facing Lawrence Academy’s (and Toronto Blue Jays 1st round draft pick) Tyler Beede

High School baseball here in Massachusetts is not as big as it is in warmer parts of the country. It’s hard to be as competitive when you have to play indoors for a good chunk of the year. Despite our colder climate, New England prep schools have been turning out Division I caliber athletes in baseball as well as lacrosse.

Rhett Wiseman of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, and Max Tishman of Lawrence Academy are I.S.L. baseball rivals, and will certainly continue the tradition next year at the collegiate level. Tishman head to Wake Forest in the fall while Wiseman is off to Vandy. Both players may be drafted in this year’s MLB draft.

Max Tishman, Lawrence Academy '12


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Massachusetts prep athletes roll on National Signing Day

Jordan Lucas-Worcester Academy

Thanks to ESPN Boston for the list



Dereck Beck, Bridgton Academy (Maine) – UMass
Nevin Cyr, Cushing Academy – UMass
Steve Daniels, Worcester Academy – Boston College
Abner Logan Jr., Dexter – Maryland
Jordan Lucas, Worcester Academy – Penn State
Corey Majors, Worcester Academy – Villanova
Eric Olson, BB&N – Northwestern
John Robinson, Worcester Academy – UMass
Canaan Severin, Worcester Academy – Virginia
Jason Sylva, Tabor Academy – UConn


Tyler Cardoze, Cushing Academy – Bryant
Tyler Catalina, Wachusett/Kent (Conn.) – Rhode Island
Dan Connaughton, BB&N – Penn
David Conroy, Walpole/Bridgton Academy (Maine) – Fordham
Sam Hutchings, Worcester Academy – Albany
Dom Kozlowski, Cushing Academy – Bryant
C.J. Logan, Watertown/Northfield-Mt. Hermon – Villanova
Cameron Shorey, Philips Exeter – New Hampshire


Jared Anderson, East Longmeadow/Bridgton Academy (Maine) – St. Anselm
Wes Crowell, Worcester Academy – Southern Connecticut State


Tyler Zon, Noble & Greenough – Swarthmore

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Buckingham, Browne & Nichols football lineman Connaughton commits to Penn

From Boston.com’s High School Sports Blog

By Phil Perry, Globe Correspondent

Senior two-way lineman Dan Connaughton of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School committed to University of Pennsylvania on Friday. The 6-foot-3, 272-pound All-ISL and All-New England player from Lincoln had eight scholarship offers, including from Temple University and the University of Massachusetts.

“Dan had 11 schools heavily recruiting him,” BB&N coach John Papas said in an email. “In the end though, Dan and his family thought Penn was the right fit. He will have a great career in Philly and also get a world class education.”

Connaughton is the latest of a strong class of BB&N linemen to declare. Offensive tackles Eric Olson (Northwestern) of Sudbury and Chris Mackey (Amherst) of Newton made their commitments last year.

Another ISL football player helping to make NCAA football a smarter place. Watch the video. He is a one man wrecking crew.

BB&N just keeps cranking them out. How many baseball commits will they have this year? 

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And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Mindy Kaling, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols class of 1997.

Kaling graduated from Dartmouth College and is most well known for her time as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office,” but I thought that she was funnier as Amy, Paul Rudd’s ex-girlfriend/obsession in “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Also in this clip is Steve Carell, who graduated from Fenn and Middlesex. 

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Buckingham Browne & Nichols grad looking to take down Crimson

Just once, Nico Papas would like to beat Harvard in football.

He went to Harvard Stadium as a youngster when his father, John, was an assistant coach on Tim Murphy’s staff.

“I was about 8,’’ said Papas, a senior fullback and special teams standout this fall at Columbia.

The Lions haven’t beaten the Crimson since 2003.

The Watertown native will have one more shot Saturday, when the Ivy League-leading Crimson (6-1 overall, 4-0) visits 0-7 Columbia in New York City. The Lions were 4-6 the past two seasons.

After four years at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, where he played for his father, Papas considered Harvard, along with Princeton, Brown, Boston College, and Connecticut. But he would have had to make those programs as a walk-on.

“Columbia was the first school to offer me a spot’’ on the team, said Papas. “I committed before my senior year. I wanted to go to school in a big city.’’

He said the Cambridge school “prepared me for the Ivy academic workload.’’


Love that his highlight at BB&N was beating Belmont Hill. Why do so many schools love beating BH?

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