Athletics

Close up of Golden Knight mascot

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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Cushing Academy
Loss 8-1
Cushing Academy 8 Marianapolis 1 1st singles: Shun-Yi "Brian" Chang loses 8-0 2nd singles: Gongcheng "Eason" Fu loses 8-0 3rd singles: Zilun "Oliver" Qiu loses 8-3 4th singles: Tian "Crea" Feng loses 8-0 5th singles: Tianhao "Lance" Lu loses 8-4 6th singles: Christian Terwilliger wins 8-5 1st doubles: Chang and Guangwen "Alvin" Sun lose 8-1 2nd doubles: Zihan "Kevin" Zhang and Siling "Michael" Pan lose 8-1 3rd doubles: John Stewart and Tien "Thomas" Huynh lose 8-3 Christian Terwilliger '22 won the first singles match of his high school career but it proved to be the only victory for Marianapolis in an 8-1 defeat to a talented Cushing Academy squad at Ashburnham, MA. Terwilliger, who had notched a doubles win against The Rectory School earlier in the season, battled hard in humid conditions to break a 4-4 tie and come away with a gritty victory at 6th singles. Tianhao "Lance" Lu '19 gave a strong showing at 5th singles in his first solo appearance of the season. He hit some excellent shots in pushing his opponent in competitive fashion. Two seniors got their first taste of competition this season for the Golden Knights (2-9 overall). Guangwen "Alvin" Sun '19 played with fellow senior Shun-Yi "Brian" Chang '19 in first doubles, while John Stewart '19 delivered a good performance at 3rd doubles with Tien "Thomas" Huynh '19. One match to go for Marianapolis - Tuesday home against MacDuffie School. There will be a brief ceremony for the 13 seniors at 4:15 PM, followed by the match at 4:30 PM.
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Miss Hall's School
Loss 15-4

The girls' lacrosse team closed out their season with a 15-4 loss at Miss Hall's. The Lady Knights scored two goals deep into the first half from freshman Cass Belsito, ending with 13-2 on the scoreboard, Miss Hall's.  At the half, the girls regrouped and went out with grit and determination only allowing Hall's to score two total in the half, a dominating presence on defense for the Knights.

Captain, and junior, Mary Wall put two more goals on net for the Knights to bring the final score to 15-4, Miss Hall's.

For seniors Alyssa Morrison, Emma Picket and (captain) Laney Cashman this marked their last game of their senior year and their transition into life as MPrep Alumni.  Thank you for all you have contributed to the Lacrosse program and to MPrep Athletics as a whole. We will miss you!!!

GO KNIGHTS!!!!

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Suffield Academy
Other

On a beautiful spring morning, 6 Marianapolis GVT players traveled to Suffield Academy for the 13th Annual Tiger Invitational Tennis Tournament. While the team dropped all 8 matches, each player showed incredible grit, and good sportsmanship, as they battled against talented opponents. 

 

First match:

Singles

1. K. Brajcovic from Wilbraham def M. Zhou  8-1

2. N. Suzuki from Pomfret def K. Nolan 8-6 

 

Doubles

1. T. Rueckert and N. Korkmaz from Pomfret def E. Allen and E. Liu 8-5

2. S. Segal and B. Johnson from Pomfret def E. Dodos and S. Okada 8-1

 

Second match:

Singles

1. K. Stafford from Pomfret def M. Zhou 8-2

2. C. Li from Wilbraham def K. Nolan 8-1

 

Doubles

1. B. Vitek and J. Grocott from Wilbraham def E. Allen and E. Liu 8-3

2. K. Hoag and E. Un from Wilbraham def E. Dodos and S. Okada 8-0

 

In addition to the players, the coaches also want to thank the Nolan, Allen, and Dodos families for making the trip today. As always, they came armed with plenty of liquids and snacks to share; helping provide the team with the fuel they needed. We greatly appreciate the support y’all have shown our players and the team throughout the season! 

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Mayor's Cup
B1 5:24; G1 6:30; B2 6:09, 5:44 (3rd); G2 7:50

The Marianapolis crew team had an excellent final race of the spring 2019 season! The athletes journeyed to Malden, Massachusetts for an exhilarating time in the tournament-style, culminating Mayor’s Cup regatta. This large multi-team regatta featured qualifying heats in the morning, with only the top 4 boats overall making into the Finals or Petit Finals. 

The boys’ varsity 4+ began the day with some of the toughest qualifying heats on the course that day. They finished with a time of 5:24, which, though very fast, did not qualify them for Finals or Petit Finals in the afternoon. The girls’ varsity 4+ was next to fly down the course, finishing with a time of 6:30 that, similarly to the boys, was indeed fast but, when compared to the many other fast crews out on the water, did not qualify them for the finals. A shoutout to the seniors in these boats— Chris Ringer, Grant Alessandro, Olivia Duncan, Meghan Brooks, and Danielle Collette— for having a majestic final race of their high school rowing careers! 

The novice girls ended their season on a similar high note, diving deep into their well-practiced race pace and hurtling down the course with a time of 7:50. Similar to the varsity boats, they unfortunately did not qualify, but we nonetheless give these all-new rowers a shoutout for successfully completing their first season ever! 

The novice boys were the shining stars of the day, as they overcame the odds in their tough qualifying heats and won 3rd, allowing them to compete in the Petite Finals. With a time of 6:09, they placed 3rd overall in the morning heats and thus moved on to a legendary afternoon race. Overcoming sunburn, poor fashion sense, a very long day, and having to race twice, the boys stunned the competition and overjoyed the Knights fans as they WON the Petite Finals in an incredibly fast time of 5:44! Not only that, but they had the 2nd fastest time of any boat in their category for the entire day! These boys are varsity-level, and they’re all freshmen! We are incredibly proud and it was a stupendous way to end the season. 

A special thanks to all the parents, fans, and the athletic department for their help in making this a well-grounded and well-executed season. Go Knights! 

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NEPSUL Tournament, Northfield Mount Hermon
Other 11th

Marianapolis varsity ultimate went 1-3 to take 11th in New England at the 16th Annual NEPSUL Championship hosted by Northfield Mount Hermon. The Knights end their season a competitive 7-12.

Despite early leads in each game, the Knights could only close out one contest. Still, they showed improvement in each game and should be proud of their effort in hot conditions with a short bench.

Marianapolis was able to avenge a loss last week to Watkinson School with an 11-6 win. Senior Sam Roy caught the last point of the year on a put from fellow senior Cole McGovern.

Senior Max Hayes set the tone on defense with 6 defensive blocks on the day. Roy scored 7 goals and senior Jacob Rice took home man-of-the-match honors with 8 assists. Senior John Madden caught his first goal of the season in the team's last game. 

Marianapolis graduates all five of those seniors, as well as Rafael Fauxbel who could not make the trip today. The coaches would like to thank the parents for early wakeups and late pickups and the players for making 2019 another year to remember for MUltimate. 

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Cushing Academy
Loss 11-1

The Golden Knights fell to Cushing Academy 11-1 today. Senior Elijah Olacio and junior Colby Pion each had a hit for the Knights.  Marianapolis gets back at it tomorrow when they face off against Nobles. This will be the last regular season game for the Knights. Good Luck Knights!

WBL Playoffs
Loss 1-0

Both teams were strong on the mound on Wednesday, but the Marianapolis Golden Knights fell short.  Colby Pion, '20, started the game for the Golden Knights and recorded 15 outs before surrendering the one run. A single by Elijah Olacio, '19, in the fourth inning and a single by Luke Lageman, '19, in the sixth were positives for the Knights.

The Knights came up short by falling to PCD 1-0. It was a well-played game where a lot of good plays were made in the field and at the plate. Well done Knights! Knights get back at it tomorrow when they travel to Cushing . Good luck!

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Concord Academy
Win 4-2
Marianapolis 4 Concord Academy (JV) 2 1st singles: Shun-Yi "Brian" Chang (MPrep) def Eric Liu (Concord), 8-6 2nd singles: Gongcheng "Eason" Fu (MPrep) def Aaron Orgel (Concord), 8-4 3rd singles: Jack Conley (Concord) def Zilun "Oliver" Qiu (MPrep), 8-2 1st doubles: Kevin Wang and Justin Bieman (Concord) def Sebastian Evans and Hien To (MPrep), 8-3 2nd doubles: Tian "Crea" Feng and Tianhao "Lance" Lu (MPrep) def Alex Brady and Findlay Tyler (Concord), 6-5 3rd doubles: Rodrigo Torre Riancho and Yaozhong "Evan" Hu (MPrep) def Roger Ge and Jack Lin (Concord), 7-3 Rodrigo Torre Riancho '21 and Yaozhong "Evan" Hu '19 continued their scintillating play at doubles to help the Golden Knights defeat Concord Academy (JV) 4-2 on a beautiful day for tennis at Thompson, CT. Only six matches were played due to time and court constraints, and the final two contests out on the courts proved to be the ultimate difference for Marianapolis. After #1 player Shun-Yi "Brian" Chang '19 outlasted his opponent in a tight match and #2 player Gongcheng "Eason" Fu '19 also earned an impressive win, Concord Academy fought back by claiming decisive victories at third singles and first doubles. With the overall match score knotted at 2-2, the focus of both squads shifted to second and third doubles. While Torre Riancho and Hu were comfortably ahead during their match, the second doubles battle came down to the final point. Tian "Crea" Feng '19 and Tianhao "Lance" Lu '19 gamely rallied from 5-3 down to earn a 6-5 victory and avoid what would have been an unsatisfying tie for the Golden Knights. Marianapolis (2-8 overall) looks for a second straight home win on Friday against MacDuffie School before finishing the season Saturday at Cushing Academy.
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Thayer Academy, Suffield Academy
Other B1: 1st (5:25), G1 3rd (6:35), BN 1st (6:24), GN 4th (7:42)

The rowing Golden Knights had their last home race today on West Thompson Dam. They competed against Thayer and Suffield Academies. The water improved steadily throughout the day, starting out blustery and turning downright peaceful.

The boys side had a day of great results. The first race of the day, the boys first varsity, gave the Knights the first victory of the day. They placed first with a time of 5:25. The boys novice boat also had a great race, coming in first place with a time of 6:24. The girls fought hard in both the first varsity and novice races with times of 6:34.7 and 7:42 respectively. Although they both had their fastest races on the course of the season, they fell to the competition. 

 

After the races, we honored our five senior rowers. Their contribution to the team cannot be measured and, while they will be sorely missed next year, we wish them all the best in their future endeavors. We appreciate the alumni who also came to support the team and hope to see them again next year. The biggest shout-out needs to go to the parents for supplying the team with great support and fantastic food. Their generosity is unmatched and helps to make the rowing team what it is.

 

The Knights have their final races this Saturday at the Mayor's Cup in Medford, MA. Please come out and support us. Go Knights!

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Westminster School
Win 11-3

Today the Lady Knights softball faced Westminster and came out with an 11 to 3 win to end the regular season.    Defensively, the Knights played solidly with great plays at short by A. Bagley, '19, having a part in 8 of the game's outs. S. Hargrave, '21, ended the game with 6 strikeouts.  Offensively, the girls once again showed their strength behind the plate with 14 hits. F Doiron'21 had 4 hits, with multiple hits also by Hargrave and G. McGovern, '21.   M. Benway'21 had a long single to bring in 3 runs and give MPrep a solid lead in the 5th inning. The Knights end their regular season 13-3 and are looking forward to their next game  going into the playoffs.

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Suffield Academy
Loss 16-2

GVLax takes a loss from Suffield with a final score of 16-2.

Freshman Cass Belsito scored the first goal for the Knights midway into the first half.  The second goal for MPrep came from junior Josie Nguyen early in the second half.

The Knights saw stellar defensive work from junior Ava LaRoach who won possession several times off high-pressure man to man and double teams.  Equally tight pressure came from seniors Emma Pickett and Laney Cashman (Capt).

The Knights face off against Miss Hall's School on Sat for their last game of the season.

GO KNIGHTS!!!

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MacDuffie School, Winchendon School
Loss 4-3, 6-1

Wednesday the Badminton team took part in an end of season tournament, falling to both Winchendon (3-4) and MacDuffie (1-6). Shoutouts go to X. Wang, ‘19, for winning his boys' single against MacDuffie, and Y. Fang, ‘21, L. Li, ‘20, and the doubles team of J. Zhang, ‘20, and Li for collecting wins against Winchendon. This season proved to be a challenging one for the Golden Knights with an overall season record of 1-5. The team wishes its seniors, X. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Sun, H. Le, and our co-captain D. Luo the best in the future. Go Knights!

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MacDuffie School
Win 4-3

Varsity tennis won a thriller late at MacDuffie School, 4-3, after a 3-hour marathon.  In the last match of the day at 2nd Doubles, MacDuffie rallied from 0-4 and again bravely from 4-7 to force a tiebreaker at 7-7. Then MacDuffie jumped to a 3-0 lead in the "breaker."  

With everything on the line, Michelle Zhou and Shuri Okada steadied themselves and ran off 5 unanswered tiebreaker points before getting it to 6-4 and winning a hard-fought set point and the match for the Lady Knights.

Earlier in the afternoon in a pivotal match at #3 Singles, Emma Allen fought all the way back from 3-5 to gut out her match and win, 8-6. 

MPrep notches their first win of the season and improves to 1-6.  MacDuffie falls 1 match below .500.

Singles:

1. MacD def. Michelle Zhou MP, 8-2

2. Kaylynn Nolan MP def. MacD, 8-4

3. Emma Allen MP def. MacD, 8-6

4. Ellen Liu MP def. MacD, 8-1

Doubles:

1. MacD #1 + def. Kaylynn Nolan + Emily Dodos MP, 8-4

2. Michelle Zhou + Shuri Okada MP def. MacD #2 +, 8-7 (tiebreaker 7-4)

3. MacD #3 + def. Ellen Liu + Linh Mai MP, 8-3

Thanks to the Nolans for fan support in Granby, MA!  Next match (weather permitting) is on Friday, May 17th at 4:30 PM away at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA.