Arnold & Evans: NEPSAC All-Stars

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Coach Mastrangelo congratulates Nicolette Arnold ’19 and Ashley Evans ’20.

DEDHAM, MA — Two girls’ basketball Spartans took to the court to represent Lawrence Academy at the 2017 – 2018 NEPSAC Class B All-Star Game.

Hosted by Nobles, Nicolette Arnold ’19 and Ashley Evans ’20 joined the “East” squad and impressed LA’s longtime girls’ basketball guru Donna Mastrangelo.

“Both girls did an outstanding job representing our school,” said Coach Mastrangelo, postgame. “They made big stops defensively, rebounded well, and there was a huge block by Ashley

“Also, they both did well on the offensive end with impressive assists by Nicolette, and key baskets by each girl.

“They put the East ahead while they were in the game,” she said.

Congratulations to both Spartans, not only for their fine showing on Sunday but also for an excellent winter season.


Boys’ Hockey: NEPSAC Champs

MANCHESTER, NH — Following their 6-2 win over St. Mark’s in the quarterfinals, the boys’ varsity hockey team prolonged the winter season with two overtime wins and emerged as the tournament’s eventual champions.

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Lots of smiles at St. Anselm…

After beating Gunnery 3-2 in OT in Connecticut on Saturday, the team traveled to St. Anselm College to take on the New Hampton School on Sunday in the final game of the Piatelli/Simmons bracket. After an end-to-end contest finished 4-4 in regulation, the Spartans managed to edge the Huskies 5-4 off a goal from forward Gunnar-wolfe Fontaine ‘20 with 8:22 on the clock in overtime.

“[I’m] so proud,” said co-captain Andrew Moynihan ‘18 after the game. “Every single player in that room would do something for the person next to them, and I think that’s what’s most important.”

“It’s been a huge honor,” added fellow captain and senior Jack Cameron.

“To be a captain of this team and go win the championship—it means so much to me, it could’ve been anyone out of eight or nine of us in the room…I feel very fortunate, very lucky to be in that position.”

“We preach family first, right from the get-go,” head coach Robbie Barker reflected.

“I tell the guys, ‘You’ve got to believe in yourself, you’ve got to believe in each other, and you can’t play for yourself’—it’s a team game, and that’s a great example of what happened today.”

Boys’ Hockey Heads to the Semis

Varsity boys’ hockey is heading into the second round of the New England Playoffs

By Allie Goodrich ’13

The Spartans varsity boys’ hockey team is headed to Connecticut to play The Gunnery School at 1:30pm on Saturday, March 3, after defeating St. Mark’s 6-2 in Wednesday’s NEPSAC quarterfinal.

“Overall, I thought we played a really tight game,” said head coach Robbie Barker. “Our first goal came off a power play, and those guys worked really well together.”

“We took their opportunities away, we played well defensively, we were relentless on the  forecheck, we tried to cause a lot of turnovers…we played our systems well.”


Co-captain #4 Jack Cameron ’18 gets ready for a face-off in their own zone.

For defenseman (and co-captain) Jack Cameron ’18 and his fellow seniors [James Miller, Andrew Moynihan, Kyle Gielow, Nathaniel Althoff, and Neil Shea], the game was “a little bittersweet”, as it marked their last contest on the ice in Grant Rink.

“Speaking on behalf of most of the seniors, this place has done so much for us,” Jack said after the game. “We can’t thank Coach Barker, the rink staff, Mr. Potter, and Frank enough for everything they’ve done for us and helping us become the players we are.”

Advancing to the second round “feels good,” said Cameron. “We would’ve liked to have a bit of a stronger finish than we did, but we can save that for the next game.”

“I think at this point, everyone is going to be up for the game—playoffs are a whole different level than the regular season, especially travelling.

“None of us want to go home early.”