Dear Brookline High School Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,
Thanksgiving Week: 11/22-24
We slide into Thanksgiving this week - thank goodness. Here is our special schedule, courtesy of Mason Laboratories: http://bhs.brookline.k12.ma.us/uploads/8/0/1/5/801512/thanksgiving21b.pdf
I still am riding the highs of Saturday's division one state cross country meet in Wrentham and the boys soccer state championship game in Lynn later that day.
Our boys cross country team took second place and the girls captured fourth. Individually, Greg Auditore placed in eighth, Alex Peterson ninth, and Lucia Werner fifteenth - all medalists for Brookline High School. The camaraderie and race culture offered many sights to behold after a year-plus of so few in-person events. Our Warriors ran hard and fast, pushing their personal bests and also hung around in tents, eating.
Saturday at Manning Field, our boys varsity soccer team did something no other Brookline High School team had done (to my knowledge): win a state championship. It was an incredibly close game. The team stayed calm, the fans never lost their voices (not even Lyle), and BHS won in the second over-time with a beautiful goal.
If you missed the warrior state championship win
, it will remain posted courtesy of play-by-play videographer and BHS Alum Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan. Huge props to Jesse, to our SuperFans and Ann Collins, BHS librarian, for riding the fan bus to Lynn and back. Brookline High showed up for a championship event and took home the trophies, medals, and elation. So fun.
Bay State All-Stars
As mentioned, this has been a very successful fall season for Brookline High athletic teams and participants. Here are the fall season Bay State Conference All-Stars announced to date:
Olivia Fox, 1st team
Haylie Mejias, Honorable Mention
Boys Cross Country
Alex Petersen, 1st team
Greg Auditore, 1st team
Argi Protopapadakis, 1st team
Zach Solomon, 1st team
Andrew Cherkasky, 1st team
Kailas Ciatto, Honorable Mention
Girls Cross Country
Lucia Werner, Bay State Conference MVP
Camille Jordan, 1st team
Jordan Liss-Riordan, 1st team
Audrey Seeger, 1st team
Leehy Gertner, Honorable Mention
Alejandra Mineo-Levitsky, 1st team
Olivia Sheehan, 1st team
Willa Kitterman, Honorable Mention
TBA pending final voting
Ty Ford, Honorable Mention
Isaac Heffess, 1st team
Tyler Mahoney, 1st team
Toby Prabhu-Schlosser, 1st team
Ben Levi, Honorable Mention
Max Kuriyel, Honorable Mention
Juliana Anastopoulos, 1st team
Hope Leschly, 1st team
Cece Wager, 1st team
Zoey Fagnan, HM
Girls Swimming & Diving
TBA pending final voting
Morgan Brandl, 1st team
Bree Bacon, Honorable Mention
We will have more athletic good news to share soon; for now, I am grateful that our teams had such success this year and that so many athletes are Bay State honorees.
As we return from Thanksgiving break, my team and I will offer updates on our midyear plans and schedule and our renovation and expansion project progress. The short version is that we're moving toward completion on various fronts.
I hope every one of us has time this week to relax and rejuvenate with family and friends and sometimes also on our own. It has been a busy first few months of school, and we are settling into the rhythm of learning and teaching. A little break will do us all a favor, providing oxygen for the short, dark days of December. We - can - do - it....
Head of School
Brookline High School