2020 Winter Athletics Awards: Celebrating our Athletes and Teams

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The New Hampton School community gathered Thursday, April 16 to celebrate all of our winter athletes and teams in their efforts. This winter athletic season was highlighted with exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship. Though we wish we could have been together in McEvoy Theater to celebrate in person, the student-athletes and team collaboration throughout the season filled the community with pride and excitement.
In addition to the school’s awards, several of our winter student-athletes received league award recognition. Please join us in congratulating the students below for their leadership and skillful contributions this season.

League Awards

All NEPSAC Awards 2020

  • Women’s Varsity Hockey
    Taze Thompson – NEPSGIHA All NEPSAC Player of the Year & All NEPSAC First Team
    Anna Shelden – Honorable Mention
    Courtney Colarullo – Honorable Mention
  • Men’s Varsity A Basketball
    Alex Karaban – Class AAA 1st Team, Championship Game MVP
    Jahmyl Telfort – Class AAA 2nd Team
    Christian Davis – Class AAA Honorable Mention
  • Men’s Varsity Hockey
    Oak MacLeod – Honorable Mention
    Marcus Joughin – Honorable Mention
  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
    Oluchi Nnadozie-Okananwa – Class AA First Team
    Amanda DeAngelis – Honorable Mention
  • Alpine Skiing
    Ian Boisvert
    Francesco Colombo
    Zoe Davol
    Harper Meehan
    Molly Coyle

Lakes Region All-Stars

  • Women’s Varsity Hockey
    Taze Thompson
    Anna Shelden
    Jess Burwell
    Julia Pellerin
  • Men’s Varsity A Basketball
    Alex Karaban
    Jahmyl Telfort
  • Men’s Varsity Hockey
    Oak MacLeod
    Marcus Joughin
    Adam Shuchart
  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
    Oluchi Nnadozie-Okananwa
    Amanda DeAngelis
    Maddie Kilfoyle
    Seraphina Hodgson

2020 Winter sports celebrates student-athletes who play hockey, basketball, skiing, and snowboarding.

Winter Athletics Awards 2020

  • Women’s Varsity Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Churchill & Ms. Kent
    Coaches’ Award – Jess Burwell & Elsa Cassidy
    212 Award– Taze Thompson
    Paul Family Hockey Award – Anna Shelden
  • Women’s JV Hockey
    Coaches: Ms. MacKenzie & Ms. Shackett
    Coaches’ Award – Sam Davis
    Most Improved Player Award – Ariana Bolduc
  • Men’s Varsity Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Gorman & Mr. Marsh
    Coaches’ Award – Oak MacLeod
    Friends of Hockey – Parker Schaarschmidt
    Ambassador Award – Jack Ring
    Gall Hockey Award – Marcus Joughin
  • Men’s Varsity B Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Henry & Mr. Fay
    Coaches’ Award – Jack Conroy
    Most Valuable Player Award – Alex Bechard
  • Snowboarding Team
    Coaches: Mr. Tobin & Mr. Driscoll
    Coaches’ Award – Jake Schottenfeld
    Most Valuable Snowboarder – DJ Roberts
  • Freeski Team
    Coaches: Mr. Conkling & Mr. Dresser
    Coaches’ Award – Sydney Marcus
    Most Valuable Freeskier – Louis Liang
  • Alpine Ski Team
    Coaches: Ms. Sivalingam, Mr. Heartz & Mr. Clemont
    Coaches’ Award – Michelle Bischoff & Ian Boisvert
    Bixby Ski Award – Francesco Colombo
  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
    Coaches: Ms. Sherburne, Ms. DiBari & Mr. Ladd
    Coaches’ Award – Seraphina Hodgson
    Most Valuable Player – Oluchi Okananwa
    Vazifdar Award – Madison Kilfoyle
  • Women’s JV Basketball
    Coaches: Ms. Bird & Ms. Buteau
    Coaches’ Award – Emily Downing
    Most Improved Player Award – Nga Nguyen
  • Men’s Varsity A Basketball 
    Coaches: Mr. Gale, Mr. Burns & Mr. Scheinman
    Coaches’ Award – Evan Guillory
    Richardson Award – Jahmyl Telfort
    Gnerre Basketball Award – Kerem Ozturk
  • Men’s Varsity B Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Daye & Mr. Cramer
    Coaches’ Award – Ricky D’Agata
    Most Valuable Player Award – Primo Belfiore
  • Men’s JV A Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Roma & Mr. Frame
    Coaches’ Award – Tulio Tagliaferri
    Most Improved Player Award – Shane Strieble
  • Men’s JV B Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Estridge & Mr. Argueta
    Coaches’ Award – Rogan Coyne
    Most Improved Player Award – Phuc Dinh Nguyen

Named Award Descriptions


The Gall Hockey Award honors brothers Peter (’49) and Bill (’50) Gall. Although the pair never took to the New Hampton ice during the same season (a broken arm sidelined one of the Gall boys), each made a significant contribution in the early years of New Hampton Hockey. Later, in collegiate action, the pair went on to set the record for the highest scoring line at Princeton University. The Gall Hockey Award recognizes that outstanding player who has contributed, not only to the team but also to the legacy of the New Hampton School’s hockey program.


In 1976 the parents of that year’s hockey team established this award to honor that player who contributed the most to the success of the team but was not necessarily the most talented skater on the ice. It is intended to go to that player—through sportsmanship, leadership, and work ethic—who sets the standard by which the rest of the team must compete.


This award is presented to that player whose love of hockey, respect for the game and their opponents, and determination to play with pride, dignity, and through adversity have distinguished them as a person of excellent character and as a goodwill ambassador for the sport of hockey and New Hampton School. It is established to honor the efforts and sportsmanship of the 2003-04 Men’s Varsity Hockey Team, players and coaches.


During New Hampton’s first season of women’s ice hockey competition, Alison Paul emerged as the star of the team. Like her fellow teammates, Paul relied on her competitive spirit and love of the sport to override her lack of experience in the face of more seasoned opponents. The Paul Family Women’s Ice Hockey Award recognizes that female hockey player whose competitive spirit and good sportsmanship have contributed to furthering the success of New Hampton’s Women’s Ice Hockey team.


This award for the outstanding member of New Hampton’s Varsity Ski Team was established by former math department chairman and head ski coach, Peter Bixby. Bixby, who was responsible for the development of New Hampton School’s ski area on Burleigh Mountain, was committed to the skiers he coached and demanded the same dedication for his team. This award recognizes that skier whose performance was the result of a strong commitment to the team and him/herself.


In 1986, New Hampton School won its first New England Prep School Class “A” Basketball Championship. This achievement became a reality due to Head Master Lou Gnerre’s efforts to develop a national-caliber program. Gnerre’s enthusiasm and commitment to New Hampton basketball helped create a program which became second to none. In acknowledging Gnerre’s vision and giving thanks for his efforts, this award was established to recognize that player who best exemplifies that competitive spirit and class, on and off the court, which Gnerre envisioned as the foundation for a winning program.


The Richardson Basketball Trophy was established by the family of alumnus and former trustee, Don Richardson, who distinguished himself as a great athlete during both his New Hampton and collegiate basketball careers. As an alumnus, he continued his interest in the New Hampton basketball program as a loyal fan. The Richardson Basketball Trophy is awarded to that basketball player who exhibits both superior athletic skills and a dedication to the team.


This award was established by Dr. J. Vazifdar, stepfather of Carrie Richard ’81. Carrie attended New Hampton for three years and was a major contributor to the women’s basketball program. Besides being a starter on an exceptional basketball team her senior year, Carrie also received the Valedictorian Medal as the top student in her graduating class. Carrie continued her basketball and academic excellence at Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Vazifdar established this award to recognized that student-athlete that exemplifies everything Carrie strived for while playing basketball at New Hampton: leadership, improvement, and dedication.

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