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Highlight Reel: Athletic Success Stories

Highlight Reel: Athletic Success Stories
Athletic success stories from 2022-2023
By Caleb Cochran 
Photo by Luke Chiasson '15

The St. Mark’s varsity boys’ squash team won the Division IV National Championship, defeating Louisville Collegiate High School in a thrilling 4-3 victory on February 26. Elgin Zou ’23 clinched the match with an exciting four-set win. The varsity girls’ squash team also enjoyed a fantastic season, finishing eighth at Nationals in Division IV. Alden Mehta ’23 (boys’) and Coco Xia ’24 (girls’) were season MVPs.

Boys’ Hockey
The St. Mark’s varsity boys’ hockey team earned their second consecutive ISL Eberhart Championship, finishing 13-1 in league play (22-5-1 overall). The team earned the top seed in the New England Piatelli/Simmons Tournament, where they fell to New Hampton in overtime, 5-4. Sebbie Johnson ’23 was team MVP, ISL MVP, and the recipient of the Maker Prize, awarded to the player who scores the most points over the course of the season.

Levy DaSilva ‘25 and Liam Childs ‘25 combined for St. Mark’s baseball’s first no-hitter since 2013 in a 3-1 win over BB&N on April 15. The duo tallied 10 strikeouts in the win. The MVP for the team, which went 8-11 on the season, was Brayden Michaelson ’23.
Boys’ Crew
The varsity boys’ crew first boat (Rachel Goldberg ‘25, Brendan Kelly ‘24, Bennett Jones ‘23, Will O’Malley ‘24, and Will Ryckman ‘23) won the du Pont Cup on May 13, defeating Taft, Frederick Gunn, BB&N, and Pomfret. This was the first St. Mark’s win in 13 years at this event.

Girls’ Tennis
The varsity girls’ tennis team advanced to the New England Class B semifinals with a 5-0 win against Worcester Academy in the quarterfinals on May 20. They fell to Hopkins School in the semifinals. Emma Schillinger ’26 was the season MVP and earned All-NEPSAC honors.

100-Win Club
In May, Channing Weymouth tallied her 100th win as head coach of St. Mark’s varsity girls’ lacrosse. Weymouth is one of five current St. Mark’s coaches who have earned 100 or more varsity wins in their careers at the School.

“I’m so grateful for the fantastic coaches we have at St. Mark’s,” says Director of Athletics Lauren Ames. “Not only are our coaches experts in their sport, but more importantly, they are people of strong character and integrity. They positively motivate, inspire, and serve as role models to our student-athletes. The wins are the added bonus to the outstanding experience they provide our students.”

Current St. Mark’s coaches in the 100-win club are:

David Lyons, Baseball, Boys’ Cross Country, Golf: 329
Channing Weymouth, Girls’ Lacrosse, Field Hockey: 158
Carl Corazzini, Boys’ Ice Hockey: 155
Casey Bates, Girls’ Ice Hockey, Softball: 117
Anne Behnke, Girls’ Tennis: 114