Basketball - Boys' Varsity

The Marianapolis Prep Boys Basketball team had another successful and exciting season under Head Coach Andrew Vitale achieving an 18-7 overall record and a 15-6 record in NEPSAC Class B. The Knights also had tremendous success on the road, achieving an 11-2 record away from home. MPrep earned the # 4 seed in the NEPSAC Class B playoffs out of 27 schools and defeated #5 seeded Rivers School in front of a packed Marianapolis gymnasium. MPrep’s season would end in the NEPSAC Semi-Final, but the Knights would go out battling right to the very end. Highlights of the season included the teams three win in two day triumph in winning the Rivers Holiday Tournament and Senior Stephon Baxter scoring his 1000th point in only three years at Marianapolis. Special thanks to Seniors Stephon Baxter Tyler Burton, Kevin Le, Jusouf Rashad, Owen Soontjens, and Jared Ullstrom, and Post-Graduates Justin Cort and Drew Peretti for their amazing contributions to this year’s team and to the MPrep Basketball Program during their time at Marianapolis.  

Record: 18-7

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Away Details
vs.
NEPSAC Class B Tip-Off Showcase, Greens Farms Academy
MPrep Home Details Win 59-52
vs.
NEPSAC Class B Tip-Off Showcase, Canterbury School
MPrep Home Details Loss 56-78
vs.
Williston Northampton School
MPrep Home Details Win 59-49
vs.
Millbrook School
MPrep Home Details Win 49-44
vs.
Scholar Roundball Classic, Brimmer & May
Away Details Loss 46-53
vs.
Rivers Holiday Tournament, Governor's Academy
Rivers School Away Details Win 73-69
vs.
Rivers Holiday Tournament, Beaver Country Day School
TBD
Rivers School Away Details Win 62-58
vs.
Rivers School
Rivers School Away Details Win 49-44
vs.
St. Luke's School
MPrep Home Details Win 53-46
vs.
Hamden Hall
MPrep Home Details Loss 67-68
vs.
Westminster School
MPrep Home Details Loss 46-47
vs.
Pomfret School
MPrep Home Details Win 54-53
vs.
Brooks School
MPrep Home Details Loss 62-65
vs.
Gunnery
Gunnery Away Details Win 76-48
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Win 50-43
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
MPrep Home Details Win 51-45
vs.
Governor's Academy
Governor's Academy Away Details Win 53-47
vs.
Kingswood Oxford
Kingswood Oxford Away Details Win 85-78
vs.
Beaver Country Day School
MPrep Home Details Loss 63-59
vs.
Pingree School
Pingree School Away Details Win 59-45
vs.
Pomfret School
Pomfret School Away Details Win 70-43
vs.
Millbrook School
Millbrook School Away Details Win 64-50
vs.
Holderness School
Holderness School Away Details Win 57-50 CHANGED: This event has changed.
vs.
NEPSAC Quarter Finals, Rivers School
MPrep Home Details Win 56-50 CHANGED: This event has changed.
vs.
NEPSAC Semi Finals, Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away Details Loss 55-61
NEPSAC Finals
TBD
TBD Details

Roster

Roster

Name Class
Michael Acquaah-Harrison 2020
Steph Baxter 2019
Tyler Burton 2019
Justin Cort 2019
Raymond Espinal-Guzman 2021
Kevin Le 2019
Salvatore Masciarelli 2021
Shelton Mudzingwa 2019
Deandre Ortiz 2020
Drew Peretti 2019
Jusouf Rashad 2019
Owen Soontjens 2019
Emre Topcu 2020
Noah Trainor 2019
Jared Ullstrom 2019

Coaches

Coaches

  • Fac 902Andrew Vitale
    Head Coach
    Entering his 9th year as head coach of the varsity boys' basketball team, and 14th year as part of the program at Marianapolis, Andrew Vitale also serves as Director of Athletics and mathematics teacher. Coach Vitale has led the Knights to the NEPSAC postseason tournament in 5 of his 8 years at the helm, including the NEPSAC Class B Finals in 2017 and NEPSAC Class B Semi-Finals last year. He was also named NEPSAC Class AA Coach of Year in 2013 and NEPSAC Class B Coach of the Year in 2018. Coach Vitale attended Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn. and earned a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. He completed his Masters of Arts from Concordia University Irvine in California in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Before his college days, Vitale played high school basketball and soccer at Putnam High School, in Putnam, Conn. A 1,000-point scorer in basketball, he captained both teams to state final fours in his senior year. Vitale’s coaching experience includes freshmen boys' coach at Putnam High School, boys' thirds, JV and varsity at Marianapolis, coaching for the RI Breakers AAU program, and working camps and team tournaments with The Hoop Group.
  • Thomas DiColella
    Assistant Coach
  • Ci7hhprcjLon Wesley Howard
    Assistant Coach

    Wes Howard is entering his 3rd year with the Varsity program at Marianapolis, and his 14th year of coaching basketball, having worked with athletes from ages 6 to 19. Before MPrep, he served as JV and then Varsity head coach at the Ross School in East Hampton, New York, JVB head coach at St. Johnsbury Academy, and counselor at camps from Shooters Gold to Hoop Mountain. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Howard teaches English Language at Marianapolis, and serves as a dorm parent in Blue Angels Hall.