Student-Athletes at NHS Winter Sports Awards

Winter Athletics Awards: Congratulations to our Student-Athletes

Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+
The New Hampton School community gathered Thursday, March 29 to celebrate all of our winter athletic teams and their exceptional season of teamwork and sportsmanship. In addition to the school’s awards, several of our winter student-athletes were honored with league awards. The students below were recognized for their exceptional leadership and contributions this season.
Congratulations to all of the student-athletes who participated in winter sports! Photographs from the evening’s festivities are available on Flickr.
Mika Adams-Woods, Mason Webb, and Shandon Brown receive student-athlete awards
[Left to Right]: Mika Adams-Woods, Mason Webb, and Shandon Brown receive recognitions at the Winter Athletics Awards ceremony.

League Awards


Men’s Varsity B Basketball
Max Davis
Guthrie Little
Marcus Peterson

Lakes Region All-Star Awards

Men’s Varsity Hockey
Michael Kesselring
Bradley Shaw
Joe Dunlap

Women’s Varsity Hockey
Savannah Norcross
McKenzie Haberl
Lauren DeBlois
Lily Humphrey

Men’s Varsity A Basketball
Shandon Brown
Mika Adams-Woods
Mason Webb

Women’s Varsity Basketball
Amanda DeAngelis
Eva Hodgson
Amelia Clairmont

All NEPSAC Awards

Women’s Varsity Hockey
Savannah Norcross – 1st Team All Star Division I
Lauren DeBlois – 1st Team All Star Division I

Men’s Varsity A Basketball
Shandon Brown – 2nd Team All Star AAA
Mika Adams-Woods – 2nd Team All Star AAA
Mason Webb – Honorable Mention All Star AAA

Women’s Varsity Basketball
Eva Hodgson – 1st Team All Star Class A
Amelia Clairmont – Honorable Mention All Star Class A


Shandon Brown

Student-athletes Ronja Orpo, Amelia Clairmont and Eva Hodgson at the Winter Athletics Awards
[Left to Right]: Ronja Orpo, Amelia Clairmont, and Eva Hodgson receive recognitions at the Winter Athletics Awards ceremony.

New Hampton School Athletic Awards 

Women’s Varsity Hockey
Coaches: Mr. Churchill, Ms. Shapey & Michael Lane
Coaches’ Award – Lauren DeBlois
212 Award– Caelin Flaherty
Paul Family Hockey Award – Savannah Norcross

Women’s JV Hockey
Coaches: Ms. MacLeod, Ms. Moreau, & Mr. Crowder
Coaches’ Award – Zola Braswell
Most Improved Player Award – Ellie Beaudet

Men’s Varsity Hockey
Coaches: Mr. Kesselring & Mr. Przepiorka
Coaches’ Award – Joe Dunlap
Friends of Hockey – Bradley Shaw
Ambassador Award – Lukas Uhler
Gall Hockey Award – Michael Kesselring

Men’s Varsity B Hockey
Coaches: Mr. Berry & Mr. Noyes
Coaches’ Award – Eamon Silvia-Chandley
Most Valuable Player Award – Alex Bechard

Snowboarding Team
Coaches: Mr. Tobin & Mr. McHugh
Coaches’ Award – Alexa Mailloux
Most Valuable Snowboarder – Mason Howe

Freeski Team
Coaches: Mr. Conkling & Mr. Driscoll
Coaches’ Award – Jonathan Seymour
Most Valuable Freeskier – Conor Conkling

Alpine Ski Team
Coaches: Ms. Knowles & Mr. Saffo
Coaches’ Award – Michelle Bischoff
Bixby Ski Award – Ian Boisvert

Women’s Varsity Basketball
Coaches: Ms. Benzio & Ms. DiBari
Coaches’ Award – Ronja Orpo
Most Valuable Player – Amelia Clairmont
Vazifdar Award – Eva Hodgson

Women’s JV Basketball
Coaches: Ms. Bird & Ms. McMahon
Coaches’ Award – Rachel Simmons & Emma Schumacher
Most Improved Player Award – Vanina Sezalory

Men’s Varsity A Basketball* 
Coaches: Mr. Whitmore, Mr. Clement & Mr. Scheinman
Coaches’ Award – TBD
Richardson Award – TBD
Gnerre Basketball Award – TBD
* Awards to be announced at a later date.

Men’s Varsity B Basketball
Coaches: Mr. Gale & Mr. Cramer
Coaches’ Award – Guthrie Little
Most Valuable Player Award – Marcus Peterson

Men’s JV A Basketball
Coaches: Mr. Saler & Mrs. Williams
Coaches’ Award – Thomas Prentice
Most Improved Player Award – Kaleb Davis

Men’s JV B Basketball
Coaches: Mr. Roma, Ms. Matlack & Mr. Diggs
Coaches’ Award – Malick Ba Oumar
Most Improved Player Award – AJ Bird


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 (one of the Gall boys was sidelined by a broken arm), 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 years hockey team established this award for the purpose of honoring 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 for their opponents, and determination to play with pride, dignity, and through adversity have distinguished them as a person of excellent character and as a good will ambassador for the sport of hockey and for 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 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 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. To acknowledge his vision and give 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 a very good 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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


An independent, college preparatory school for boarding and day students, grades 9-12 and postgraduate.

© Copyright 2020 New Hampton School