Basketball - Boys' Junior Varsity
The Marianapolis JV basketball team enjoyed a very successful season, amassing an 11-3 record with wins over perennial powers such as Northfield Mount Hermon, Pomfret School, Worcester Academy, Wilbraham-Monson, and Tabor Academy. The squad is 20-5 over the last two seasons while playing a challenging prep schedule.
With this team, all season long it was proven that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. There were just enough scorers, just enough rebounders, and just enough defenders. Ehmil Johnson '20 and Kualim Johnson '21 each had explosive games at various parts of the season and were dependable as consistent scorers. Danny Moors '20, Luke Lageman '19, and Ryan Martin '20 took their roles as co-captains seriously and provided the toughness and grit necessary in a handful of close games. Moors was the primary ballhandler and often the essential third scorer (and sometimes more than that), while pillars Martin and Lageman provided outstanding defense and interior passing.
The bench, led by Lucas Yash '20, Ethan Bibeau '20, and Connor Murray '20, delivered some extraordinary moments in key spots. Yash had a phenomenal second half in the most thrilling game of the year, a 60-53 come-from-behind win on the road against Northfield. The Golden Knights had trailed by 17 early in the second half. Bibeau and Murray became more assertive on the offensive end with each passing game. Other players like Ethan Gosper '20, Paul Davey '20, Aidan Cook '20, Patrick Sabourin '20, and Sean-Patrick Houssan '21 got better every day in practice and will be counted on heavily next year.
William BenedictHead Coach
William Benedict currently teaches AP United States History and World History I. He coaches JV basketball, varsity boys’ tennis, and is also a part of the residential duty team on Crossmen Hall in St. John’s. In addition, he serves as the Junior Class Dean and a Wellness leader.