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Sandy messing with the prep life #That****IDontLike

Just when you thought Sandy was an irrelevant storm headed to destroy Atlantic City and leave New England at peace, she becomes relevant. All I wanted to do on my “college visit day” on Monday was pick up a new pair of L.L. Bean Duck Boots and she causes a state of emergency in MA–put into effect by Governor Patrick, a Milton Academy alum. 

Sandy even blew out the docks at multiple Cape Cod Yacht Clubs! From what I’ve heard, Thames St. in Newport is flooded and MV & ACK are underwater. WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE, SANDY? Protect the preps. Do away with the Jersey Shore!

In response to Sandy: CUE THE MUSIC!

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In all seriousness, the T&V team hopes all preps remained safe and sound throughout the storm.

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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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Milton Academy sophomore helps Mustangs give opponents the boot

Milton Academy’s Justin Yoon, ’15

From Bostonherald.com

MILTON — Milton Academy sophomore Justin Yoon wasn’t surprised when the coaching staff called on him for the fourth time to attempt a field goal in last Saturday’s game against Lawrence Academy.

When Yoon trotted onto the field in the third quarter and noticed the spot, he was taken aback. He was being asked to kick a 53-yard field goal to extend his team’s 17-14 lead. Yoon had already connected from 37, 46 and 42.

But 53 yards?

“He was just having a great day, that was pretty clear,” said Milton Academy coach Kevin Macdonald. “His last field goal cleared it pretty easily. I thought if he could get it off, he would be fine.”

Yoon was more than fine. He split the uprights for the fourth time in the game as the Mustangs went on to take a 27-21 victory in the Independent School League opener.

ISL football is pretty wide open this year. Should be fun to see M/A play Nobles. Doesn’t everyone in the I.S.L. pretty much root against Nobles?

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Help support Milton Academy middle schooler battling cancer

We were late catching this story but a friend sent it to Twines & Vines and I wanted to post it. Best wishes go out to Jack from Twines & Vines and all of our readers and fans in the I.S.L. We may root against M/A on game day, but not on stuff like this.

You can still donate to Laura Will’s cause by clicking HERE.

From the Milton Patch:

As part of a large family support network for her cousin Jack, Laura Will is running the Falmouth Road Race for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team.

Milton resident Laura Will has a tough and determined younger cousin. Jack, a 12-year-old entering seventh grade at Milton Academy, is still laughing and joking through a trying battle with Osteosarcoma, a malignant bone tumor that usually develops during a teen’s rapid growth.

With the support of his family and friends, Jack is in the middle of a 40-week cycle of aggressive chemotherapy that started in February and is expected to conclude this December.

“Forty weeks, for a 12 year old, is forever,” said Will.

Since Jack was born, the two have had a tight bond. Jack is the first infant Will, now 25, remembers holding and the first kid she babysat. As Jack got older, and developed a knack for tennis, his college tennis-playing cousin would play with him and provide coaching.

Will said Jack has a great sense of humor and has seen most P-13 rated comedy released in his lifetime.

“He’s all humor, all day,” she said.

With that humor, even through a tough time, Jack plans to pen a book of original jokes for the Jimmy Fund floor.

Prior to his diagnosis, Jack was experiencing knee pain he chalked up to athletic aches from tennis. A check up with the doctor determined it was much more, a benign tumor.

A follow-up appointment after the growth was removed, showed the tumor had returned and this time was malignant.

Since February, Jack has been receiving outpatient care, getting most of his IV’s and other medication at his Milton home.

“It’s a higher degree of coordination of care, but it’s so much better,” Will said.

The exception is his Thursday trips to the Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center for chemotherapy.

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Milton Academy grad lands D1 ice hockey head coaching spot

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.

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Spring Sports Are Just Around The Corner!

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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.

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