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Preps dominate NHL draft boards

Cristoval Nieves of The Kent School scores a goal v. Team Russia

Local New England prep school hockey players stand a good chance to get drafter in the upcoming NHL draft. Here are some of the prospects with their rankings according to the NHL Central Scouting Service:

  • 27 Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, Kent School, 6′ 2.75″ 184, C
  • 33 Dawson Sprigings, The Gunnery, 5′ 11.25″ 206 G
  • 54 Brian Hart, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 2.0″ 216, RW 
  • 69 Chris Calnan, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 188, RW 
  • 76 Danny O’Regan, St. Sebastian’s, 5′ 8.75″ 162, C
  • 79 Devin Tringale, Lawrence Academy, 5’11.5″ 186, LW
  • 99 Doyle Somerby, Kimball Union, 6′ 4.5″ 232, D
  • 101 Adam Gilmour, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 2.25″ 193, RW
  • 108 Matthew Beattie, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 3.0″ 173, LW 
  • 132 John Stevens, Salisbury, 6′ 1.25″ 175, C 
  • 145 Kevin Duane, Brunswick, 6′ 4.0″ 219, RW 
  • 166 Alex Rauter, Choate-Rosemary Hall, 6′ 0.0″ 174, LW 
  • 208 Tim Boyle, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 185, D 
  • 210 Zachary Pryzbek, Salisbury, 6′ 2.75″ 199, LW


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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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Prep Standouts Face-off at the annual Beanpot Hockey Tourney


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.

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LA gets a new coach

By Bob Holmes/Boston Globe Staff / September 2, 2011

Paul Zukauskas has no interest in rehashing Lawrence Academy’s 2010-11 school year, and that’s just fine with the reporter sitting across from the first-year coach.

How ugly was it for the prep school? A football season that started with talent and promise dissolved into one controversy after another and cost the head coach, athletic director, and headmaster their jobs.

There were student protests, a forfeit, a league probation that bars the school from the postseason for three years, and allegations involving money and recruiting.

It was a major black eye for Lawrence Academy and the entire Independent School League.

Moving on seems like a good idea.

“Like I tell my guys, and everybody around here, we’re moving on,’’ said Zukauskas, who will hold his first team meeting today and begin practice tomorrow. “Whatever happened, happened. If you’re upset, OK, now it’s time not to be upset.

“It’s a new season, we’ve got some new coaches, we’ve got some new players. We really have a fresh start here.’’

After graduating in 1997 from BC High, where he was a Globe All-Scholastic as a senior, Zukauskas moved to Boston College, where he started four years on the offensive line, earning All-America honors his senior year. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2001, played four years with them, and retired after the 2004 season.

We all know that LA will still be good at football even with the probation. They just hired a coach who played D-1 and in the pros.

Who do you think will rule the I.S.L. in football this fall? Go to our Chirps page and speak out. 

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