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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.