It’s not enough that Andover soccer just flat out dominated rival Exeter 9-0, but they are making it good off the field too. Thanks for Twines & Vines fan James McLeod for the submission. Keep ‘em coming and good luck to PA in the NEPSAC tournament.
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…Olivia Wilde of Phillips Academy Andover.
Olivia Wilde makes me wonder why we have not featured her until now. Looking at her IMDB trivia, I can summarize that she is a natural blond vegan who was ranked as #15 on the 2011 Maxim “Hot 100″ list, is currently single and once won a pancake eating contest in Australia. My kind of girl.
You can catch Olivia Wilde in the next year in “Black Dog, Red Dog,” “Better Living Through Chemistry,” and “Drinking Buddies.”
Way to go, PA Andover!
The Vancouver Canucks are the NHL’s most-hated franchise, and Roberto Luongo is the goalie that everyone loves to hate. The L.A. Kings have opened a 2-0 lead in their playoff series with the Canucks. Since Luongo can’t keep the puck out of the net, his backup Cory Schneider (Avon Old Farms) could get the call. If this happens, Schneider will face his former prep school rival, Jonathan Quick (Phillips Academy Andover).
Schneider and AOF lost to Quick in the NEPSAC finals during Schneider’s senior year. All of Canada is hoping for a repeat of that result.
Yes, I am a bit biased against the Canucks because I am a supporter of the reigning Stanley Cup Champs!
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.
Will Walker (Phillips Andover ’11) has certainly made his mark for the 15th ranked Harvard Crimson lax team over the weekend. The freshman attackman scored his first goal in his first game. Harvard went on to defeat UVM 11-4. Will’s brother Jack (Phillips Andover ’09) also had a goal.
***Note: in the video it says Will is committed to Duke. During his senior year, Will de-committed and then committed to Harvard***
With everyone kicking back and enjoying a day off on President’s Day, I figured that we should recognize those men who graduated from some of our country’s finest prep schools.
First up to the plate is Franklin D. Roosevelt. I did some research, and it seems like FDR is the first true prep school grad to win the high office. His cousin Teddy Roosevelt was home schooled. FDR went to Groton, and as much as we sometimes hate on Groton, I have some friends there and you can’t deny its a great school.
Check out FDR in his Groton JV football t-neck. Classic.
Following FDR was John F. Kennedy. We have already written about JFK being so prep. He went to Choate before it became Choate Rosemary Hall and then went to Harvard. Just check out the photo above. JFK had so much coastal swag going on that it was ridiculous.
The next President up was George H.W. Bush, who attended Phillips Andover, ’42. Bush was a legend at Andover, and went to Yale to play some baseball AFTER serving in the Navy in WWII. Despite his wealth and connections, Bush chose to serve his country before going on to college. He and his family are well liked in Kennebunkport.
Last up is George W. Bush, who also attended Andover. Bush followed in his father’s footsteps in many ways, although he did not excel as an athlete as his father did. Like his father, “W” went to Yale and then got his MBA from Harvard. Even though he has solid east coast prep cred, W really has more cowboy swag than anything else.
So, in case you are keeping score, it’s Groton: 1, Choate: 1 and Andover: 2. If Mitt Romney becomes president, Belmont Hill gets 1/2 a point because Romney sent all his boys there.
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.
Instant prep school classic. You didn’t think that Exeter was going to let Andover put up The Andover Song and not respond, did you? The Andover Song has a big lead in YouTube views. Exeter has some ground to make up.
While Tom Brady is looking forward to another offseason of whizzing down water slides in Mexico, Zak DeOssie will be receiving his second Super Bowl ring as a member of the New Your Giants.
DeOssie attended Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts where he was named to the All-New England Prep Team. He was the football team captain his senior year and captained the basketball team his senior season.
DeOssie then went on to Brown University, where he was a two-time I-AA All-American and was twice among the finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the nation’s top FCS defensive player. As a senior in 2006, was a First-team All-America by The NFL Draft Report, earning 3rd-team honors from the Associated Press.
After he became the first player in Brown’s history to be invited to NFL Combine in 2007 and was the only Ivy league player invited that season, DeOssie scored a 24 on the Wonderlic test, which is an average score (I looked up the highest score ever, and it was a perfect 50 by Pat McInally of Harvard; Ryan Fitzpatrick of Harvard scored a 49).
At least there were two New England prep school grads on the Giants (DeOssie and Victor Cruz). That made the loss a little easier to swallow. Congrats to the Giants.
In order to use the Larry Hart Pool facilities, Choate students are now required to have a sticker indicating their aquatic competence fastened to their ChoateCards. This measure, in effect since January 27th, is a follow-up to October’s installation of the swim test as a school-wide requirement for pool-use.
“The most important thing, in my opinion, was implementing a simple method that the lifeguards could easily use,” said Ms. Sara Massa, Choate’s Aquatic Director. “I didn’t want to use lists for risk of outdated information or misprints.” Since Ms. Massa joined the Choate coaching staff in 2006, she has advocated for a swim test. “There is nothing safe about having a population with access to aquatic facilities that don’t know how to swim,” she said. Ms. Massa pointed to athletic practices, form events, and outside pool parties as instances in which Choate students may be using the pool. “It’s not just for the students’ sake; these situations also endanger the lifeguards,” Ms. Massa explained.
Choate’s peer schools also require a swim test for access to pool facilities. Similarly, Phillips Andover Academy and Miss Porter’s require students to complete a swim test before graduating.
By next fall, Ms. Massa plans to implement “the swim test as part of freshman orientation. That way, students can fulfill their requirement immediately when they arrive at school.” Ms. Massa believes that this will encourage a greater number of new and current students to take the swim test.
This is a great idea. Everyone should know how to swim, because you never know when you might take one in the jugular next to a pool.
My school doesn’t have a pool, but we have a pond, which makes me really, really glad that we don’t have a swimming test. The only time I am jumping into Nonesuch Pond is after commencement.