Winter Sports

Winter Athletics | Abundant Snowfall Places Girls Alpine on Top

SPS skiers made the most of a snowy New Hampshire winter as the girls alpine team won the NEPSAC title at Mt. Sunapee and also placed second in the Lakes Region. The boys placed sixth in the Lakes Region. Several alpine skiers received honors at season’s end, including Reed Cole ’20 (first), Charlie Kauffman ’19, Kristin Van Everen ’19 (who earned All-Lakes Region giant slalom), and Mari Nakamura ’19 (first, All-Lakes Region slalom). Harley Hayes ’17 was named All-Lakes Region and All-New England in both slalom and giant slalom, while Ellie Neel ’20 earned All-Lakes Region in slalom and All-New England in slalom and giant slalom.

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Alpine skiers enjoyed success this winter.

Nordic skiing 

The girls placed second and the boys third in the Lakes Region. The teams also earned fourth- and third-place finishes, respectively, in New England. Cal Schrupp ’19 earned Lakes Region and NEPSAC honors, with third- and eighth-place finishes at the respective races. Cole Sias ’18 (eighth) represented the girls Nordic skiers with All-Lakes Region honors.  

 

Girls varsity hockey

With an overall record of 21-5-1, the girls varsity hockey team earned the fifth seed in the NEPSAC Tournament. SPS lost its quarterfinal match to New Hampton in sudden death, but it was another notable season for the Big Red under head coach Heather Farrell. 

As a team, St. Paul’s outscored its opponents 98-26. Goalie Peri Donaldson ’17 (Colgate) earned 13 shutouts and a .950 save percentage. Among the scoring leaders were Gillis Frechette ’18 (30g, 18a), Cornell-bound Finley Frechette ’17 (9g, 16a), and Tiffany Hill ’20 (12g, 9a). Gillis Frechette was named first team All-NEPSAC, while sister Finley received honorable mention honors. Both Frechettes joined Donaldson and Isabel Stoddard ’17 (Bowdoin) on New Hampshire’s All-State team.

Meanwhile, Matt Zandi ’17 earned MVP for the boys hockey team. 

  Caitlyn Wilkin ’17 (l.) and Paige Galle ’19 of the girls hockey team.

Caitlyn Wilkin ’17 (l.) and Paige Galle ’19 of the girls hockey team.

Caitlyn Wilkin ’17 (l.) and Paige Galle ’19 of the girls hockey team.

Squash

The girls and boys squash teams placed in the top 10 in regional and national com-
petition. The boys finished eighth at the
NEPSAC Tournament, held at SPS, while the girls finished 10th in New England.
Mason Parker ’17 and Uday Khanna ’17 placed third in their respective NE brackets, while William Yee ’18 was eighth. Sydney Bednar ’19 placed eighth in her flight, while Ariane Bretl ’20, Ellie Ferraro ’19, and Catie Burkhart ’17 earned seventh-place finishes. At U.S. Squash Nationals in Hartford, Conn., the boys placed 13th in Division I play and the girls were seventh in Division II.

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Liesl Guenther ’17 in action.

Basketball

Jax Donohue ’19 and Jaxy Marquez ’20 were named to the Eight School Athletic Council Girls Basketball All-Tournament Team. Marquez also received All-New England honors. Vince Bufalino ’17 was named the boys basketball team MVP.

 

Wrestling

Varsity wrestlers Ben Jenkins ’20 and Alex Feye ’17 finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at New Englands.    

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Two SPS wrestlers earned All-New England honors. 

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