Where's the lettuce?
…Mick MacLavarty of Hotchkiss and Northfield-Mt. Hermon.
This is my first stab at writing about a celebrity prep school grad, so I had to go with Brantford Winstonworth, the Ultimate Lax Bro, the alter-ego of Mick MacLaverty. For those of you who don’t know him, MacLaverty went to NMH and Hotchkiss before moving on to St. Lawrence University and their men’s varsity lax team. Inspired by a club lax duster who left a D3 college to play club lax at a school with a DI varsity lax program while claiming that he was taking his lax career to the “DI Club level.”
When it came out, the ULB video was an instant classic. Unfortunately, the “Ultimate Lax Bro” style got copied by so many public school dusters that totally missed the whole prep school angle and thought it was just about wearing a lax pinnie and shades. With the ULB merchanding that MacLaverty sold to LacrosseUnlimited, the ULB lost it’s appeal to most prep school kids who lax. It would have been far better to have not gone viral, but to have stayed an inside joke amongst prep school laxers from New England.
My favorite part is when he split dodges the girl in the hallway in the original.
Watch for yourself and you decide.
Ultimate Lax Bro (the original)
Ultimate Lax Bro II (the visit)
Favorite Quotes: “Nantucket. Acklax, my first screen name when I was a little kid.” “Preakness? Yea never been to it. I heard it’s fun though. My parents cater the whole thing. Could I go? Yes, but I usually don’t have enough friends to go with.” “This summer I was pretty busy. I ran a couple camps. I didn’t really work much, I just kinda chilled out.” “I’m not really sure if anyone in my family has donated a building here, which is kinda rare for me anywhere on the east coast.” “I’m clearly a product of the New England Prep School world.”
Jordan Lucas-Worcester Academy
Thanks to ESPN Boston for the list
DIVISION 1 FBS
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
DIVISION 1 FCS
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
…Sam Calagione ’88 of Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. The word is that Sam graduated from NMH and then went to Columbia U. He got the idea to leave journalism and try brewing beer, and after a year as an apprentice in Maine, he moved to Delaware and started Dogfish Head Brewery. You can read about his story HERE.
I saw him on the show “Brew Masters,” when he was brewing up a batch of “Bitches Brew” for the re-release of the Miles Davis album of that name. The jazz connection was what caught me, and I really liked the way things seemed to run in his company. I haven’t been able to try Dogfish Head (obviously–I’m not old enough yet), but I like the prep school connection. Prep isn’t necessarily about walking in to start a company with tons of money. It can also be about being smarter, harder working and more creative. Props to SC and Dogfish Head.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thirty of the country’s top prep school basketball teams, up to 100 college coaches on hand to evaluate prospects, and several NBA scouts will gather for the 14th annual National Prep School Invitational.
Held at Rhode Island College from Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, the nation’s elite exposure event will once again have its top games broadcasted on COX Sports.
With an upwards of 50 players impressively already committed to colleges, the event’s main goal is to provide a springboard for many more to join that group.
The featured young talent competing ranges all the way from the traditional powers of the New England Prep School Athletic Conference to as far as the Canarias Basketball Academy of the Canary Islands.
Highlighting the field is last year’s National Prep Championship Tournament winner St. Thomas More (CT) and NEPSAC champion Maine Central Institute (ME). Previous titleholders Brewster Academy (NH), Bridgton Academy (ME), Notre Dame Prep (MA) and Tilton School (NH) return as well.
Cummins is a member of NHM’s Class of 2012. Standing 6’8″ and 200 lbs, he is committed to play at Harvard. Harvard hoops seems to be on the upswing under Tommy Amaker. The Crimson shared the Ivy League title last year and beat Boston College this year. Cummins should add more talent to the Harvard roster.