Athletics

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The Marianapolis education continues on athletic fields, across dance floors, and behind camera lenses. Each student must participate in two seasons of extracurricular activities every year. 

With over 17 varsity options to choose from, the elite, competitive athlete is in good company here. Students can learn a competitive sport for the first time, too, accessing JV and IIIs level options. And for some of our brightest scholars, the Math Team is the ideal venue for competition.

Many students use extracurricular activities to stay healthy - mind and body. Whether they take center stage in a dramatic production, or find spiritual balance through yoga, students grow in countless ways outside the classroom. For a list of non-competitive extracurricular activity options, click here

Results & Recaps

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MacDuffie School
Win 55-5
The Knights came together as a team to earn a win against MacDuffie at home on Saturday afternoon. It took the first few minutes of the game for the Knights to come together as a team and build a lead. Following the first quarter, the Knights focused on continuing a strong defensive front and an organized offense. They ended the game with a 55-5 win. During the first quarter Olivia Montione '23 facilitated several break aways and scored 13 of her 19 points. Maya Benway '21 and Elizabeth Walker '22 stepped up as centers and assisted with several rebounds and points within the paint. In the first quarter, Elizabeth contributed a key basket and Maya earned 6 points out of her total 12 points. The Knights continued to put points on the scoreboard through break aways and turnovers that led them into the last two quarters. Co-Captain Kyllie Miller '21 and Co-Captain Jasmine Creighton '21 contributed several points throughout the game and kept the ball moving. Morgan Polinski '21 and Olivia Duquette '22 each earned 4 points and helped facilitate inbounds plays throughout the game. Guard Kaeleigh Sullivan '23 contributed points and provided a strong defensive front that allowed for turnovers. Linh Nguyen '23 hustled on both sides of the court and stopped the ball on defense, allowing the Knights to continue to add points to the scoreboard. As a result of their hard work, teamwork and effort, the Knights earned their fourth win of the season. Great job, Knights! Our next game is an away game on Wednesday, January 29th at Miss Porter's at 3:00 pm. See you there!
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Northfield Mount Hermon
Loss 55-44

The Knights lost to a talented Northfield Mount Hermon School on Saturday 55-44. The Knights had a strong first half and was leading at halftime 24-23. Northfield had a momentous turn around at half and made several deep threes and overpowered the Knights with height and strength in the post. Tianyi Tyler Tang was Man of the Match scoring thirteen points and was a physical presence. Xander Cook and James Alves also both had strong games with Cook scoring nine and Alves five. Yunpeng Brian Wang and Benjamin McGarry supported the team and contributed to the overall effort. The Knights will look to improve and will prepare for their next home game against Wilbraham and Munson. 

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Northfield Mount Hermon
Loss 64-42
The Marianapolis JV basketball squad succumbed to a spectacular barrage of three-pointers in a tough 64-42 loss to Northfield Mount Hermon at Northfield, MA. After holding this same team to 43 points in a home game two weeks ago, the Golden Knights (4-2) simply could not slow down the hot shooting of the opponent on this day, as NMH made 12 three-point shots en route to the convincing victory. Four different defenses were attempted, to no avail. Marianapolis trailed 32-16 at the half and 41-24 with about ten minutes remaining. But a lightning bolt of a run, 10-0 over two minutes, brought the team within 41-34. Joey Werge '21, Connor Murray '20, and Lucas Yash '20 were all instrumental in the press that jumpstarted the one excellent spurt of the game for Marianapolis. Yash led the way with 9 points. But Northfield righted the ship and closed the door with strong man-to-man defense. Aidan Cook '20 and Patrick Sabourin '20 each played their best game of the season. One other bright spot was the free-throw shooting, as the visitors canned 75% (9 of 12) from the line. With some injuries on the front line, many of the Golden Knights are going to need to step up and be more prominent within the offense when the team returns to the court Wednesday afternoon at home against Wilbraham and Monson Academy. Cook, Murray, Jon Reardon '20, and Elan Johnson '23 are definitely going to find more offensive opportunities and shots. The coaches have faith that this group will be able to convert many of these opportunities into points.
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w/ BB&N, Thayer Academy, & Hyde School, Landmark School
Other Varsity Wrestling 30-24 Hyde ME; 24-12 Worcester Academy; 15-39 Landmark School; 12-48 BB&N; 12-54 Thayer Academy

Marianapolis varsity wrestling grabbed two team wins against three losses on Saturday at Landmark School.

Sophomore Zach King got his first varsity win against Landmark in overtime. Senior captain Alex Stawiecki went 4-1 on the day with a pin against Thayer Academy. Freshman Lucas Rhoades had a pin against Landmark to go 4-1 overall. Sophomore Alex Spetseris had a pin against Landmark. Junior Brendan Donegan picked up a pin against Hyde.

 

The Golden Knights look forward to a big tri-meet at Lexington Christian on Wednesday. 

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Rectory School
Win 49-5

Marianapolis welcomed Rectory today in a morning game that showed off the tough defense and team play of the Knights. Marianapolis did a great job of taking care of the ball and getting it into the post on offense. Post players Lauren Lemire ‘23 and Kate Melnick ‘23 led the Knights in their effort to control the post with 8 points each. Guard Ava Fabiano has a strong shooting performance from the outside, also contributing 8 points. Freshmen Jamie Calkins and Anna Czechowski chopped in 6 points a piece. Senior Sydney Kennison led the team on the defensive end with her hard work and communication. The Knights finished on top, 49-5, and should be proud of the team effort that was put forth. Their next game is on the road at Worcester Academy on February 12th. 

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Pomfret School
Loss 61-49
MPrep: 17-32-49
Pomfret: 37-24-61
 
MPrep: Duke 5-2-13 Nkrumah 7-2-18 Levesque 2-2-6 Espinal-Guzman 2-1-5 Mukweva 3-0-6 K. Johnson 0-1-1 Topcu 0-0-0 Abdel-Jalil 0-0-0 Masciarelli 0-0-0
 
Pomfret: Howard 2-6-10 Johnson 1-4-6 Levine 1-0-2 Von Recklinghausen 6-4-20 Lufkin 3-2-11 Williams 1-0-2 Kazor 2-1-6 Lesburt 1-0-2 Kelsey 0-2-2
 
3FGs: MPrep: Nkrumah 2, Duke
 
Pomfret: Von Recklinghausen 4, Lufkin 3, Kazor
 
On Friday night, both the women's and men's varsity basketball teams travelled across town to take on Pomfret in rivalry games. The MPrep women's team won, setting the table for what promised to be a hard-fought game between two programs with a lot of recent history. The first half, however, was all Pomfret. They utilized strong full-court pressure and very hot shooting from beyond the arc to build a convincing first-half lead.
 
Marianapolis wasn't able to counter effectively with either offense or defense, and went into halftime down 17-37. The Knights dug deep and found their strength after the break, however. They were led by the work of post-grad Aaron Nkrumah, who notched 18 points and 5 steals in the game, with the strong majority of both coming in the second half. Chad Duke also had a strong second half, as he poured in 9 points after halftime. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be enough to overcome the significant deficit from the first half. Marianapolis lost, 49-61.
 
They are now 4-5 this season, with a 3-4 record in Class B. The Knights will return to action on Wednesday against Brooks.
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Thayer Academy
Loss 90-77

The Swimming Golden Knights were pushed to their fullest against Thayer Academy. While Thayer won the meet with a score of 90 to 77, many personal records were shattered. Notable swims include  S. Canavan '23 taking first place in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:40.83, R. Bonnell '23 in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:13.0, and R. Barnwell '20 taking 20 seconds off of his personal record in the 200 Freestyle. J. Sarantopoulos '20 once again broke the school record for 50 Freestyle with a time of 25.85. While the coaches are always proud of the swimmers, they were especially proud of the hard work the swimmers put in this week and the resulting multitudinous personal records that broken.

As always, the team is incredibly grateful for the support of their fans. The Knights are looking forward to a busy competitive week coming up, swimming against Wilbraham & Munson on Wednesday, and Hamden Hall on Saturday. Go Knights!

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Pomfret School
Win 79-51

The Golden Knights defeat Pomfret for the second time this season 79-51!. Mprep extends its winning streak to 8 games! The Golden Knights continue to share the ball on offense and play great team defense. Rachel Ullstrom led all scorers in the first half with 16 points and Sydney Masciarelli added 10 points.

Pomfret made a run late in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 14 heading into the 4th quarter. The Golden Knights outscored Pomfret 20-7 in the 4th quarter.  Sydney Masciarelli and Bronagh Power-Cassidy each ended the game 22 points, and Rachel Ullstrom added 20 points. 

The Golden Knights improve to 8-2, 1-1 in Class A. 

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Northbridge High School
Other

The winter track team traveled to Northbridge tonight for the third meet of the season.  We saw a lot of great competition from everyone! Seniors Eva Della had a great throw at shot put improving their technique every time. Sophomore Jenin Ayyash and junior Jake McCabe crushed their time in the 55 meter dash. Freshmen Abbie O’Brien PR’d in the one mile by 7 seconds. The Knights have a short break and head to Phillips Andover on Saturday.   

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Northfield Mount Hermon
Win 81-57
The Golden Knights defeat Northfield Mount Hermon 81-57 to win their 7th straight game! The Golden Knights got off to a fast start, scoring a season high 33 points in the first quarter. Sydney Mascarelli provided a great spark in the first half scoring 22 points. MPrep scored a season high 81 points and received great contributions from the entire team. Sydney Mascarelli led all scorers with 30 points, and captains Rachel Ullstrom and Bronagh Power-Cassidy added 22 and 20 points. The Golden Knights improve to 7-2, 1-1 in Class A.
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Dexter Southfield School
Loss 65-61
Marianapolis: 33-28-61
Dexter Southfield: 14-51-65
 
MPrep: Duke 8-1-18 Levesque 5-2-13 Nkrumah 4-3-11 Espinal-Guzman 2-0-6 Acquaah-Harrison 1-0-3 Mukweva 1-0-2 Masciarelli 0-3-3 K. Johnson 1-2-4 Topcu 0-0-0
 
Dexter: Schainfeld 6-6-18 Lemelman 5-1-16 Asemota 4-3-13 O'Toole 5-0-10 McKersie 1-3-5 Dortch 1-0-3
 
3FG: MPrep: Espinal-Guzman 2, Levesque, Acquaah-Harrison, Duke
Dexter: Lemelman 5, Asemota 2, Dortch
 
On Wednesday afternoon, the Golden Knights played host to Dexter Southfield in a Class B matinee. After a big win against Westminster, Marianapolis came into the game looking to put together a winning streak. In the first half, they looked like they would do just that. Junior Raymond Espinal-Guzman pulled down seven rebounds before the break, and junior Mike Levesque knocked down a trio of baskets while handing out a trio of assists. Good gang rebounding and defense held Dexter in check, and MPrep went into halftime up 33-14.
 
In the second half, however, Dexter played with passion, poise, and an incredibly hot shooting hand. They buried tough baskets over and over again, clawing their way back into the game. Junior Chad Duke tried to stem the tide, racking up 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals in what may have been his best game of the season so far, but it wasn't enough to overcome the team-wide second-half lethargy. Dexter pulled off the comeback, winning 65-61.
 
Marianapolis falls to 4-4, with a 3-3 record in Class B. They will return to action on Friday against cross-town rival Pomfret.
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Worcester Academy
Win 40-17

Marianapolis welcomed Worcester Academy for their second home game of the season. In the first half of the game, the Worcester defense prevented the Knights to get their offense going strong. The Knights focused on pushing the ball in transition and if not, working the ball through post play. On defense they gradually improved as the game went on, grabbing loose balls, forcing turnovers, and getting stops. At half time the Knights were on top 17-10. The second half saw strong play downlow on offense which helped to open up shots for the guards. Defensively, the Knights continued to put strong ball pressure on W.A. and were able to finish the game holding them to 17 points. The final score was 40-17 in favor of Marianapolis. MPrep was led by freshmen Lauren Lemire and Shay Cashman with 12 and 10 points respectively and helping to control post play. Along with Cashman, freshman Anna Caechowski and senior Sydney Kennison provided terrific defensive play. It was a full team effort and a great team win. The Knights will continue their home stint with a game on Saturday against Rectory.

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