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Clash of the Titans – Avon Old Farms vs. Deerfield Academy

Outside of the MIAA in Maryland, the Founders League boasts the most depth in the country. AOF and Deerfield are two perennial contenders for the league title. Take note of the names in the highlights as you will see them again and again in NCAA scoresheets in the seasons to come.

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Independent School League Campus Rankings

St. George’s School in Middletown, RI

Reflecting upon my 5 years spent in the Independent School League, (I didn’t repeat; I included my year in the lower school) I’ve seen a fair amount of each campus in the distinguished league. After playing in a lacrosse game at St. Sebastian’s yesterday, I realized that while a handful of schools in the ISL have beautiful campuses, some are a bit inglorious in comparison. After discussing this observation with Groton alum and Chief Editor of T&V, Will Holley IV, we decided to put our heads together and rank the campuses of the ISL.

The Groton School on a rainy Fall day

3 Categories: Layout, Buildings, Grounds

Each category rank 1/5

#1: 15 Points – The Groton School

#2: 14 Points: – St. George’s School & Middlesex School

#3: 13 Points: – The Governor’s Academy, Nobles & Greenough School , Roxbury Latin School

#4: 12 Points – Lawrence Academy

#5: 11 Points – Milton Academy & St. Paul’s School

The Rest: Belmont Hill School, Brooks School, The Rivers School, St. Sebastian’s School, Thayer Academy, St. Mark’s School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

The famous castle of Nobles & Greenough for boarding students

Groton ultimately takes the cake due to its gorgeous grounds. Its landscape was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who is famous for his design of Central Park in NYC.

   Layout  Buildings  Grounds Total Score
 Belmont Hill  2  4  4  10
 Brooks  2  2  3  7
 BB&N  1  2  2  5
 Governor’s  4  5  4  13
 Groton  5  5  5  15
 Lawrence Academy  4  5  3  12
 Middlesex  4  5  5  14
 Milton  4  3  4  11
 Nobles  4 5  4  13
 Rivers  2  3  3  8
 Roxbury Latin  3  5  5  13
 St. George’s  5  4  5  14
 St. Mark’s  3  2  3  8
 St. Paul’s  3  5  3  11
 St. Seb’s  1  1  2  4
 Thayer  1  3  3  7

While the endowments of the ISL range from unpublished (cough..Thayer..cough..) to $433 million (St. Paul’s), each school has a uniquely beautiful campus. As F. Scott Fitzgerald put it, “Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.”

The Rivers School

Roxbury Latin

St. Paul’s School

St. Mark’s School

Milton Academy


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ISL Lacrosse: Week 1 Recap

As many of you preps in New England know, the ISL is perennially one of the best leagues–top to bottom–in the nation. I was so busy myself preparing for the season that I forgot to write a preview of the league. So, without further adieu, here’s a recap of Week 1, 2013.


Nobles/Seb’s 8-3

BH/Thayer 9-6

Gov’s/St. G’s 18-7

Rivers/Milton 10-7

RL/BBN 10-5

MX/St. Mark’s 17-3

The big matchup of the weekend was most definitely the Nobles/St. Sebastian’s  game. Seb’s returned a majority of their 2012 ISL championship team, and has arguably one of the best defensive units in New England. Nobles played with nothing to lose as a young bunch under the leadership of their new coach. Seb’s has a tradition of running a sprint for every goal allowed immediately following each game. Eight sprints must have sucked after that upset. Read the full recap of the game via BostonLax.

For highlights of New England prep school games, check FirstScoutTv’s library. They update it on a weekly basis.

Looking ahead to the upcoming week, some big games will be Belmont Hill/Roxbury Latin, Thayer/Nobles, Middlesex/Nobles, Rivers/Thayer, Governor’s/Belmont Hill. Every week is full of surprises in the ISL. I’m looking forward to seeing how Week 2 plays out.

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Greater Boston Prep School Commits — 2013

Here’s a list of 2013’s most recent private school commits via The Boston Herald.


Amherst: Brian O’Malley (St. Sebastian’s), Matthew Gustafson (Belmont Hill), Anthony Bongiorno (St. John’s Prep), Nick Widen (Middlesex)

Bates: James Fagan (St. John’s Prep), Nick LaSpada (Billerica/Taft)

Bentley: Sean Myers (Roxbury Latin)

Boston College: Mackay Lowrie (Roxbury Latin), Tevin Montgomery (Tabor)

Bowdoin: Harrison Carmichael (North Attleboro), Brian Mullin (St. Sebastian’s), Daniel Wanger (Belmont Hill), Dylan Mann (Masconomet)

Brown: Richard Jarvis (Belmont Hill), Matt Girard (Phillips Exeter), Jake Whalen (Phillips Exeter)

Bryant: Aaron Gilmer (Thayer), Matt Rega (BB&N), Brandon Owens (BC High), Hunter Taute (Xaverian)

Colby: Justin Lamere (Milton Academy), Duncan Sewall (Milton Academy), Chris Marano (St. Sebastian’s), Mike Roberts (BC High)

Columbia: Willie Peoples (BB&N)

Cornell: Nick Bland (Milton Academy), Adam Basri (Milton Academy)

Dartmouth: Lucas Bavaro (St. John’s Prep), Jonathan DiBiaso (Everett/Phillips Exeter)

Elon: Ikenna Nwokeji (Thayer)

Endicott: F.J. Murphy (St. John’s Prep)

Franklin and Marshall: Brian Wolpe (St. Sebastian’s), Brendan Daly (St. Sebastian’s)

Hamilton: Matt Snider (BB&N), Conor Powers (St. John’s Prep)

Harvard: Devon Robertson (Phillips Exeter)

Holy Cross: Mark McGuire (BC High)

John Carroll: Pat O’Hearne (BC High)

Maine: John Reddington (Xaverian/Loomis Chaffee)

Mass. Maritime: Skyler Evans (BC High)

Merrimack: Stephen Camarro (St. John’s Prep), Jaleel Johnson (BC High), Justin Mount (Westford Academy)

McGill: John Oda-Gallagher (Milton Academy)

Michigan: Maurice Hurst (Xaverian)

Middlebury: Will Fleming (St. George’s), Ryan Rizzo (Milton Academy), Nick Andonian (Middlesex)

Penn: Alex Moore (St. John’s Prep), Austin Kreinz (Portsmouth Abbey)

Penn State: D.J. Crook (Barnstable/Worcester Academy)

Princeton: Luke Catarius (BC High)

Rhodes: Petros Davos (Belmont Hill)

Sacred Heart: Tim Johnson (BC High), Korey Kajko (Lexington/Wilbraham and Monson)

Simon Fraser: Andreas Robinson (Phillips Exeter)

Stanford: Lucas Hinds (Dexter)

Stonehill: Colin Smith (Governor’s Academy)

Trinity: Darrien Myers (Lawrence Academy), Archi Jerome (Thayer), Ben Rosenblatt (BB&N)

Tufts: Connor Drinon (St. Paul’s), Tucker Mathers (St. John’s Prep), Jackson Bockhurst (BC High)

UMass: Tyshon Henderson (St. George’s), Peter Ngobidi (Catholic Memorial), Costa Toubekis (Dexter)

Union: Harry Kennedy (St. Sebastian’s)

Villanova: Lincoln Collins (BC High)

Virginia: Jack McDonald (BC High)

Wake Forest: Brendan O’Neil (BB&N)

Wesleyan: Ryan Welch (Cushing) * also playing baseball

Williams: Jon Linen (St. Paul’s)



Georgetown: Jonathan Green (St. John’s)


UNC: Tate Jozokos (Governor’s Academy), Ryan Macri (Governor’s Academy)


Northeastern: Robert Schallmo (Thayer), Harrison Balder (Thayer)


Tufts: Carrie Copacino (BB&N)

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Five Questions with Goodees Clothing

The New England prep school look is timeless and rich with history. Many brands established in New England have successfully cultivated the apparel which makes the prep school style so unique. L.L. Bean’s duck boots, Vineyard Vines’s ties, now Goodees Clothing pullover. One thing that makes Goodees Clothing stand out as an up and coming lifestyle brand is their classy yet outdoorsy New England prep school style. Founder Brian Ayers is a St. Mark’s School alum and current student entrepreneur at Middlebury College in Vermont.

How would you define the Goodees Clothing style?

Original and classy. It’s definitely preppy, but not over the top. I tried to just combine my favorite aspects of popular clothing styles into a single brand.

What inspired you to start your own clothing lifestyle brand?

I started Goodees because I like the look of the current preppy brands, but don’t like how they inflate their prices ridiculously high to make them a status symbol. I found that a lot of other people shared my feelings so I set out to create a brand that delivers the same quality, good looking clothing but puts an emphasis on fair prices and giving back to the community (each design is embroidered with the logo of a non-profit and 5% profit donated to that organization).

Where’s your favorite spot to rock a Goodees pullover?

Everywhere, it has great versatility. I’ve worn it in every situation from out to dinner with my girlfriend’s parents to parties on the weekends. Especially perfect for football game tailgates all fall.

What role did your education at St. Mark’s play in the creation of your brand?

St. Mark’s taught me how to manage my time and prioritize tasks which has been really important in balancing schoolwork, athletics, and running Goodees. It also taught me the importance of teamwork. This summer Nate Lubick, current Georgetown student and St. Mark’s alumn, started working with me and has been instrumental in growing the business. He is unbelievable at marketing and spreading the word about Goodees.

What’s next for Goodees?

Developing our next line of products. We’re experimenting with hoodies, shorts, and long sleeve pocket tees, putting our own twist on each to make them unique.

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Milton Academy @ St. Sebastian’s ***Under The Lights***

If you’re around Boston tonight, head over to St. Sebastian’s in Needham. 7pm under the lights. Both school are undefeated. More info can be found on the FB event wall here.

If you can’t make it to the game, or just can’t wait to see the action, here’s what’s in store for Milton’s backfield. Meet Connor Strachan ’14. Strachan has been getting tons of legit D1 looks lately including BC, Stanford, and ND. He will eat you.

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Prep School Game of the Week: Roxbury Latin vs. Brooks

For any New England preps who are around Boston tonight, you should add this game onto your list of to-dos tonight.

Roxbury Latin squares off against the Brooks School @ Catholic Memorial under the lights @ 7pm.

Roxbury Latin is the ISL favorite this season led by senior QB and BC commit, Mackay Lowrie.

Check out some film from previous seasons below.

Old school:

vs. New School


All info on attendance and such can be found on this Facebook event page.

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Mackay Lowrie of Roxbury Latin is our latest featured prep athlete


If Mackay Lowrie’s highlight tape doesn’t get you pumped for Saturday prep school football games, I don’t know what will. I haven’t seen any QB in the ISL this good since Jordan Johnson of Brooks/BYU (QB/DB). The Boston College commit from Roxbury Latin led the ISL with 1500 yards passing. He was also 3rd in the ISL with 500 yards rushing. Also note, ISL football teams only play 8 games a season. We hope Lowrie helps RL find success this fall.  It’d be sweet to see him in a few years bringing BC back into the top 25!

Follow Mack on twitter @Mack_Lowrie7.

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Boston Lax

A new website entitled, Boston LAX, has recently launched covering all things Massachusetts lacrosse.  The website includes rankings by division, player rankings, game calenders and commit lists (with the ability to sort by school in order to track your favorite ISL powerhouse).  From the looks of the site it has just gotten off the ground, but already it is shaping up to be pretty a neat website for Bay State laxers.  BBN’s own Chris Coady `12 stands atop the Top 25 Poles, while Gov’s Sam Davis `12 and Seb’s Jack Connolly `12 hold #1 and #2 respectively for Top 30 Middies. Check out Boston LAX here.

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Spring Sports Are Just Around The Corner!


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.

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