Track and Field - Co-Ed Varsity
The Golden Knights are excited for the 2021-2022 season under the excellent leadership of Captains M. Summiel '22, K. McLeod '22, C. O'Connor '22, and L. Tessmer '23.
Success as defined by improvement (PRs) remains the core of the program's philosophy as we look to support each athlete's and their team's growth.
This season brings lots of new and returning faces to the Track & Field team. Now, together, this family of throwers, runners, and jumpers is focused on supporting each other as they grow stronger and faster in their respective events.
|Lucia Abad Esteban|
|Carlota Azar Sanchez||2023|
|Fernanda Basilio Dominguez|
|Maria Cardenas Peraza|
|Amin Chejin Farah||2023|
|Alejandra De La Pena|
|Ana Maria Molina Rincon|
David DiCiccoHead CoachDavid DiCicco is entering his seventh year as the head coach for co-ed varsity track and field at Marianapolis. Before and after practice, DiCicco serves as the Assistant Head of School/Dean of Students, history teacher, and along with Mrs. DiCicco, parent to Ella and Drew. DiCicco began his running career at the Governor’s Academy (Byfield, Mass.) where he ran both cross country and track. He has remained an avid runner since then. DiCicco served as head coach for Cheshire Academy’s track and field team from 2006-2011 and also coached girls' and boys' cross country. DiCicco is a former President of the New England Preparatory School Track and Field Association (NEPSTA). As a coach, he focuses on the growth of the individual athlete and emphasizes the importance of short- and long-term goal setting while cultivating a love for the sport and a sense of team that lasts long after the season has ended. DiCicco is proud of Marianapolis’ teams-including 2016’s & 2017’s SENE champions-not for the plaques or individual medals earned but for each athlete's individual commitment to being better each time they take a jump, throw, or race. This commitment to, and celebration of, improvement is a guiding principle of the program. First time athletes and college bound competitors share the spotlight and each other’s support in a program that continues to grow in size and spirit.
Lon HowardAssistant Coach
Wes joined the Marianapolis community in 2016, and serves as the Director of Sustainability, a teacher in the English, English Language, and Business departments, a sophomore advisor, and a coach for the Men's Basketball and Track&Field teams.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration. While at school, he performed with the Marching Band and the Glee Club, in addition to participating in a variety of intramural athletics. He found his passion for education through coaching, and brings over fifteen years of experience in athletic instruction to his work as a Knight.
Originally from New Hampshire, Wes now lives in Dayville with his wife Lauren, their son Declan, and their dog Pie.