Winter Athletics Awards 2024

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The New Hampton School community gathered Thursday, March 28, to celebrate all of our winter student-athletes and teams on their season of competition. This season was highlighted by exceptional dedication and sportsmanship, a full slate of games, and tremendous efforts in the final NEPSAC tournament runs. The women’s basketball team competed in the quarterfinals, while the men’s basketball team reached the final round, and the women’s hockey team emerged as the NEPSAC Dorothy Howard Small School Champions for the second year in a row! Please join us in congratulating the students for their leadership and skillful contributions this season. Please join us in congratulating the students below for their leadership and skillful contributions this season.
Above: Members of the champion women’s varsity hockey team, including Julia Loughlin, Vera Lee, Abby Tattersall, Kennedy Walker, and True Thompson.

Lakes Region All-Stars 2024

  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
    Elyse Ngenda ’26
    Ne’vaeh Buntley ’24
    Tahlia Peña ’25
  • Men’s Varsity Basketball
    Keyshuan Tillery ’25
    Mason Blackwood ’25
    Nasir Meyer ’25
  • Women’s Varsity Hockey
    Kennedy Walker ’25
    Julia Loughlin ’24
    True Thompson ’25
    Vera Lee ’24
  • Men’s Varsity Hockey
    Dylan McDougall ’24
    Connor Pierson ’25
Above: Members of the men’s varsity A basketball team including Roman Leraris, Keyshuan Tillery, Nasir Meyer, and Jayden Harrington.

All-NEPSAC Players

  • Alpine Skiing
    Trey Farnsworth ’27
    Liv Sabin ’27 – Honorable Mention
  • Women’s AA Basketball
    Elyse Ngenda ’26
    Ne’vaeh Buntley ’24 – Honorable Mention
  • Men’s AAA Basketball
    Keyshuan Tillery ’25 – 1st Team
    Mason Blackwood ’25 – 2nd Team
    Nasir Meyer ’25 – Honorable Mention
  • Women’s Ice Hockey
    Julia Loughlin ’24
    Kennedy Walker ’25
    True Thompson ’25
    Vera Lee ’24 – Honorable Mention
Above: Members of the women’s varsity basketball team, including Ne’veah Butler, Tahlia Peña, Abigail Schrader, Adriana Hernandez, and Elyse Ngenda.

Winter Athletics Awards 2024

  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
    Coaches: Mrs. Bavaro, Ms. Corselli, & Mrs. Williams
    Coaches’ Award – Abigail Schrader ’27
    Most Valuable Player – Elyse Ngenda ’26
    Vazifdar Award – Adriana Hernandez ’25
  • Women’s JV Basketball
    Coaches: Ms. Morrisette & Mr. Arkell
    Coaches’ Award – Mackensie Mercier ’27
    Most Improved Player Award – Heidi Smith ’26
  • Men’s Varsity A Basketball 
    Coaches: Mr. Gale, Mr. Feldman, Mr. Daye & Mr. Winters
    Coaches’ Award – Jayden Harrington ’26 
    Richardson Award – Keyshaun Tillery ’25
    Gnerre Basketball Award – Roman Leraris ’24
  • Men’s Varsity B Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Saunders & Mr. Winters
    Coaches’ Award – Canyon Cochran ’27
    Most Valuable Player Award – Ryan Carey ’24
  • Men’s JV A Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Kiley & Mr. Russell
    Coaches’ Award – Jayden Jones ’27
    Most Improved Player Award – Ariel Martinez ’27
  • Men’s JV B Basketball
    Coaches: Mr. Little ’18
    Coaches’ Award – Jerry Jiang ’26
    Most Improved Player Award – Owen Xu ’27
  • Women’s Varsity Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Churchill, Ms. Petito, & Mr. Landino
    Coaches’ Award – Abby Tattersall ’24
    212 Award – Vera Lee ’24
    Paul Family Hockey Award – Julia Loughlin ’24
  • Women’s JV Hockey
    Coaches: Mrs. Reimer & Ms. Houseman
    Coaches’ Award – Moriah Smith ’24
    Most Improved Player Award – Brooke King ’27
  • Men’s Varsity Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Gorman ’11, Mr. Henry, & Mr. Schwartz
    Coaches’ Award – Ben Moalusi ’24
    Friends of Hockey – Kieran McNamara ’24
    Ambassador Award – Dylan McDougall ’24
    Gall Hockey Award – Cam Caron ’24
  • Men’s Varsity B Hockey
    Coaches: Mr. Landino & Mr. Riffe
    Coaches’ Award – Gabe Ouellette ’27
    Most Valuable Player Award – Chase Fitch ’27
  • Alpine Ski Team
    Coaches: Ms. Bozzi & Ms. McClure
    Bixby Ski Award – Liv Sabin ’27
  • Freeski Team
    Coaches: Mr. Morel & Ms. Laucks
    Coaches’ Award – Ferdinand von Bismarck ’27
    Most Valuable Freeskier – Finn Davis ’25
  • Snowboarding Team
    Coaches: Mr. Tobin & Mr. Driscoll
    Coaches’ Award – Kat Kamin ’25
    Most Valuable Snowboarder – Grady Moore ’25
Above: Members of the men’s varsity hockey team, including Kieran McNamara, Connor Pierson, Cam Caron, and Dylan McDougall.

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 an 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 the 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.

Above: Members of the men’s varsity B basketball team, including Ryan Carey and Canyon Cochran.


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 that 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.

Above: Members of the alpine skiing team including Trey Farnsworth and Liv Sabin.


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 a basketball player who exhibits both superior athletic skills and 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 recognize a student-athlete who exemplifies everything Carrie strived for while playing basketball at New Hampton: leadership, improvement, and dedication.


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