Brunswick picked up two impressive victories on Saturday, topping Williston (16-3) and Deerfield (17-2) at Choate. With the two wins, the reigning three-time NEPSAC Water Polo Champions improve to 3-0 on the season.
Brunswick opened the 2017 season with a complete sweep of all six FAA opponents at Sherwood Island State Park on Wednesday. Andres Jasson finished third overall for the Bruins, while three other Brunswick racers finished in the top 10. The six wins pushes the Bruins FAA regular-season winning streak to a remarkable 66 straight, dating back to 2013.
Danny Simpson, a familiar name in the Greenwich soccer community and a distinguished coach who patrolled the sidelines for the girls’ varsity team at Greenwich High School for the past dozen years, has assumed head coaching duties for the Bruins in 2017.
Brunswick opened the 2017 season with a decisive 15-3 road victory over Exeter on Saturday. The inaugural game of the season was a rematch of the final contest of 2016, as the Bruins topped Exeter 13-4 in the NEPSAC Championship game last November.
Veteran head coach Jarrett Shine ’92, entering his ninth season leading the Brunswick football team, is anxious to see his new-look Bruins take the field in 2017. Despite losing 18 talented players to graduation this past spring, Shine believes his 2017 squad has the talent to be successful in the ultra-competitive Erickson League.
Brunswick’s Leyton Borcherding, along with skipper Max Anker, took third place in the U-17 class at the 2017 Open 420 European Championships in Athens, Greece. During the six-day, 12-race championship, the Americans picked up a pair of first place finishes, collecting a total of 94 points, as the winning boat from Italy sailed away from the fleet with 62 points.
Brunswick graduate Charlie Pang '17 was selected as a third-team All-American in water polo by NISCA/Speedo. The Bruins goalie, who is headed to Brown University in September, helped Brunswick win its third straight NEPSAC title this past fall.
Brunswick’s John Lin won the Y-12 sabre event at the USFA National Championships in Salt Lake City earlier this month. Lin, a rising seventh-grader at Brunswick who entered the preliminaries as the top seed in a pool of 172 participants, won the championship in a nail-biting title match, 15-14.
Cameron Evans, a rising ninth-grader at Brunswick, took third place in the Cadet foil event at the 2017 Cadet and Junior British Championships in Nottingham, England, earlier in July. Evans, a 15-year-old dual citizen, was unranked entering both the Cadet (U-17) and Junior (U-20) class.
Brunswick’s Leyton Borcherding, along with skipper Max Anker, won the 420 class at the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas. The winning duo earned the U.S. title by one point in come-from-behind fashion, besting the race leader on the ninth and final race.
Juniors Aaron Sabato and Trystan Sarcone were named First Team All-Connecticut by News12Varsity.com. The duo led the baseball team to a 14-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the FAA Championship this season. Sabato was also recognized by News12Varsity.com as a Second Team All-Metro selection.
Following an undefeated run through the New England West 1 (NEW1) conference, five Brunswick lacrosse players were recognized as all-league performers by the coaches in the conference. The quintet of Alex Buckanavage, John Fox, Sean Morris, Jimmy Heidt, and Patrick Burkinshaw led the Bruins to a 15-1 overall record and an 11-0 mark in conference play.
Following their fourth-straight NEPSAC Bowl appearance, a program-record 11 Bruins are headed off to play college football this fall after graduating from Brunswick a few days ago. Additionally, all of the seniors mentioned below were two- or three-sport varsity athletes during their careers at Brunswick.
Brunswick wrapped up the 2017 spring rowing season in Massachusetts on Saturday, with three entries competing in the 71st NEIRA Championships at Lake Quinsigamond. The 1V boat finished eighth overall, adding a second-place finish in the Petite Final, while the 2V and 3V boats each took fifth in Grand Final races.
Brunswick opened the 2017 Class B NEITA Championship with a strong 4-0 win over Belmont Hill in the quarterfinals, but fell to host Hopkins, 4-2, in the semis on Saturday. The 2017 FAA champions finish the season with a 10-4 record.
Brunswick rolled over Berkshire by a 13-5 margin on Saturday, capping the 2017 season with an undefeated run through the ultra-competitive New England West 1 conference. The league title is the first since 2014 for the Bruins, as Brunswick (15-1, 11-0) finishes the season on an impressive 15-game winning streak.
Brunswick capped the 2017 track and field season with a first-place finish in the 4x100 meter relay at the NEPSTA Division II Track and Field Championships, held at Williston Northampton on Saturday. The gold-medal finish of 43.22 seconds set a Brunswick record, as the Bruins placed ninth overall in the team rankings with 19 team points.
Brunswick raced to a strong second-place finish against a field of 41 boats in the time trials for the Boys Senior Eight at the 91st Stotesbury Cup Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on Friday. The top 18 teams to navigate the 1,500-meter course move to the semifinals on Saturday.
Brunswick, making its third-straight FAA Championship appearance, dropped a 4-2 decision to top-seeded RCDS in Rye on Friday. The second-seeded Bruins, the two-time defending FAA champions, finish the 2017 season with a 14-6 record.
Trailing 2-1 in an FAA semifinal game against #3 Hopkins, #2 Brunswick plated five runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 7-4 win at home on Thursday. The win, the final home game of the 2017 season, puts the Bruins (14-5) into their third-straight FAA championship game on Friday, May 19, when they'll face top-seeded RCDS in Rye.
Brunswick sent five boats to the Kent Invitational at Lake Waramaug on Saturday. Despite the heavy crosswind and rain, the Bruins 1V boat finished third in the 1,500-meter event, 0.5 seconds behind second-place Salisbury (4:40.1).
Brunswick sailed away with the Fairfield Cup on Saturday, besting seven other programs across the Fairfield Sailing League. The four division fleet-race event, hosted by the Pequot Yacht Club, saw the Bruins power to two first-place division finishes in the 420’s, and a third and fourth place finish in the Laser divisions.
On a rainy afternoon, Brunswick topped Trinity-Pawling, 13-10, to clinch a share of the 13-member New England 1 West league title. The Senior Day win on Cosby Field was the 14th-straight victory for the Bruins, ranked 12th nationally by the Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour poll.
Brunswick finished the 2017 regular season with an 8-2 loss to league rival Greens Farms on Senior Day on Friday. Despite the setback, the Bruins earned the second seed in the upcoming FAA tournament and have an opening-round bye. Brunswick (13-5, 8-4) will host a semifinal game on Wednesday, May 17.
In an 8-8 game in the fourth quarter, 12th-ranked Brunswick netted four straight goals to polish off league rival Salisbury on Friday night, 12-9. The win on Cosby Field also leaves the Bruins (13-1, 9-0) as the last undefeated team in New England West 1 (NEW1) action.
Brunswick wrapped up the 2017 season with a third-place finish at the Western New England Invitational, held at Bull's Bridge GC in South Kent, Conn. Ben Carpenter tied for overall medalist with an even-par 72, as the Bruins finished in third, five strokes behind second-place Loomis Chaffee (383), as Taft won the five-score aggregate event (377).
In a battle of nationally-ranked teams, #12 Brunswick rallied from an early deficit to defeat previously unbeaten #8 Avon Old Farms, 14-5, on Wednesday. The victory is the 12th-straight for Brunswick (12-1, 8-0) following a setback to Landon, currently ranked second in this week’s Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll.
League rival Hopkins plated five runs in the first inning en route to a decisive 13-2 win over Brunswick in six innings on Tuesday. The 13-4 Bruins hold an FAA mark of 8-3, trailing first-place RCDS (7-2) as the 12-game regular season concludes this weekend.
Brunswick topped RCDS by a 5-2 score on Monday, finishing the FAA segment of the season undefeated. In two seasons at Brunswick, tennis coach Ryan Abraham has an appropriately tennis-friendly mark of 6-0 and 6-0 in FAA action, winning back-to-back FAA team titles in the process.
Brunswick’s Aaron Sabato launched a pair of solo home runs, while pitcher Trystan Sarcone fanned 12 batters, leading the Bruins to a 5-3 FAA win over King on Monday in Stamford. Brunswick, with three games left in the regular season, improves to 13-3 overall and 8-2 in FAA action.
Brunswick closed out the regular season with a trip to Lake Quinsigamond near Shrewsbury, Mass., on Sunday. Racing against five league opponents, the Bruins 1V took third place, while two other Brunswick entries won races. Up next for the Bruins is the Kent Invitational at Lake Waramaug on Saturday, May 13.
Brunswick scored the first 11 goals of the game and topped Westminster, 12-4, on Saturday. The Bruins, ranked 12th in the latest Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour poll, move to 11-1 overall and have a 7-0 record in NEW1 conference action.
Trailing 5-4 after three innings, Brunswick scored two runs in the later innings to rally past visiting Salisbury on Thursday. Four homers were launched in the non-league game, including one by the Bruins’ Patrick Ryan. With the win, the Bruins improve to 12-3 on the season.
Trailing 3-1 in the first quarter at Choate, Brunswick rallied for an 11-7 win against the Wild Boars on Wednesday. Alex Buckanavage, a newly-minted participant in this summer's Under-Armour Senior All-Star Game, finished with a team-high six points, including five goals for the 10-1 Bruins.
After Brunswick secured the doubles point against Choate, the Bruins closed out the non-league contest with four singles wins to secure a 5-0 win against the Wild Boars on Wednesday. The 8-2 Bruins wrap-up the FAA schedule at home against RCDS on Monday, May 8.
Despite a pair of two-run homers by Brunswick’s Aaron Sabato, Hamden Hall escaped with a 9-7 win in eight innings in FAA action on Tuesday. Brunswick (11-3, 7-2) hosts Salisbury in a non-league game on Thursday before facing FAA foe King on Friday, May 5.
Brunswick cleared a major hurdle in defending its regular season FAA title, grinding out a 4-3 road win over Hopkins on Thursday. As the Bruins (7-2, 5-0) sit atop of the FAA standings, coach Ryan Abraham’s squad wraps up the FAA slate with one final league contest against RCDS at home on May 8. In advance of that showdown, Brunswick has a pair of non-league contests.
Undefeated Hackley (12-0) took four of six individual matches, finishing with an aggregate score of 203 to Brunswick's 210 at the Fairview C.C. on Monday. The Bruins (12-4) picked up team points by tying two matches, as co-medalist Charlie Marvin shot a three-over 38, while Jack Kulesh carded a 43.
Brunswick finished third in the 25-team Metedeconk Prep Challenge on Sunday at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J. In the sixth-annual event, Connor Belcastro and Matthew Camel shot a one-over par 73 in the two-man best ball contest, five strokes behind champion Hill School (Pa.) and four behind runner-up Pennington School (N.J.).
Brunswick placed fourth out of 17 teams at the Connecticut State Championships on Saturday, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. Racing FJ style boats, Brunswick ‘A’ and ‘B’ selections finished with 46 and 28 points, respectively, for a total of 74 points, as Hotchkiss finished with a near-perfect score of 14 points to win the title.
Brad Seaton, a 2012 graduate of Brunswick, was selected by the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. The Brunswick standout was a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Villanova Wildcats, earning all-league honors this past season.
Brunswick pounded out 15 hits, including seven for extra-bases, on the way to a 14-6 win over Salesian in a six-inning non-league game in New Rochelle, N.Y. Captain Ryan Hanrahan led the Bruins with three hits and three RBI, as Brunswick improves to 11-2 on the season.
In a battle of one-loss teams in FAA play, Brunswick bested RCDS on Friday, 2-1. The FAA-leading Bruins entered with a 6-1 conference record, as the Wildcats owned a 5-1 FAA mark. The one-run Brunswick victory keeps the Bruins (10-2, 7-1) atop the FAA leaderboard.
Brunswick lost to St. Luke’s on Wednesday, 11-5, halting a historic 35-game regular-season FAA winning streak. The Bruins (9-2, 6-1) haven’t had an FAA in-season setback since a 7-4 loss to Hamden Hall on April 8, 2014.
The Bruins finished second at the Brunswick Invitational on Thursday at Round Hill Club, three strokes behind the winning score of 304 by Greenwich High School. Brunswick’s second-place total of 307 bested both Bergen Catholic (316) and New Canaan High School (322).
Brunswick built a 6-2 halftime lead over Hun, as the Bruins finished off the Raiders by a 13-7 margin on Wednesday at Cosby Field. Following the non-conference win, Brunswick, ranked 12th in the latest Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll, heads to Pennsylvania to face St. Augustine Prep at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival on Saturday, April 29.
Competing against Trinity-Pawling and Hotchkiss, the Bruins fell to the rival schools by similar 78-24 margins on Wednesday. Leading Brunswick was Cassius Johnson and his school-record tying run of 22.6 in the 200. Johnson won the 200, while finishing second in the 100 with a personal-best 11.0. Kyle Raker took second in the 1500 with a career-best time of 4:37.4.
Boosted by a sweep of all four singles matches, Brunswick held on for a 4-3 conference win over Greens Farms on Wednesday. While all seven matches were played concurrently, the four singles matches ended first, ensuring a team victory for the Bruins. With the win, Brunswick moves to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in FAA action.
Brunswick competed in the O'Day Cup Qualifier Regatta at Hotchkiss on Saturday, placing fifth overall. The Bruins just missed qualifying for the NESSA Fleet Race Championship, as the top four finishers advance to the Championship.
Brunswick sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning against Hopkins, as the Bruins plated six runs in the frame en route to a 7-1 road victory over the Hilltoppers on Monday. With the win, Brunswick moves to 9-1 overall and stands at 6-0 at the midway point of its 12-game FAA regular season schedule.
Brunswick opened a Saturday evening contest at Hotchkiss with an impressive six-goal run, eventually topping the Bearcats by an 11-6 margin. The league win boosts the Bruins, ranked #12 nationally in the latest Inside Lacrosse- Under Armour poll, to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in NEW1 conference play.
Brunswick picked up its sixth shutout win, topping James Monroe H.S. from New York City on Saturday, 12-0, in five innings. The Bruins scored multiple runs in four of five innings, as starting pitcher Trystan Sarcone’s ERA stays unblemished at 0.00. The non-league win boosts the Bruins record to 8-1.
Brunswick brought six boats to the waters on Black Rock Harbor near Bridgeport for a Saturday morning event against NEIRA rival Fairfield Prep. The Bruins won five races of six races, including a sweep of First, Second and Third Varsity races to claim the inaugural Kulaga Cup.
Brunswick pitcher J.D. Sparks, making his first start for the Bruins, tossed a three-hit, complete game shutout, as Brunswick beat Greens Farms on Thursday, 1-0. The FAA road win is the fifth shutout victory on the season for the 7-1 Bruins.
Taft edged Brunswick in an 18-hole match-play event by an 11.5-9.5 margin on Wednesday at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. On the day, the Bruins won three of seven individual matches against the Rhinos, while three other Bruins earned team points.
In the closing minutes of a 9-9 game against visiting Lawrenceville, Brunswick’s Jimmy Heidt netted the go-ahead goal, and the Bruins held on for a 10-9 win on Cosby Field on Wednesday. The non-league win gives Brunswick, ranked #12 in the latest Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll, its sixth-straight win after opening the season with a loss to Landon (Md.).
Brunswick’s top five golfers shot a combined 188 on Monday at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich on Monday, besting St. Luke’s by 20 strokes. The 188 was the lowest aggregate score on a par-36 course for any Bruin team coached by Anthony Fischetti in the past 13 seasons.
Brunswick improved to 3-0 in FAA play and 5-2 overall, beating Masters on the Richman Tennis Courts on Monday by a 6-1 margin. The Bruins swept all three doubles matches and won three of four singles contests. Up next for Brunswick is a non-league contest against Cheshire Academy at home on Wednesday, April 19.
As the chase for the Stanley Cup in professional hockey gets underway, three Bruin hockey players were a part of another championship, held from April 6-10 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Nick VanBelle, Christian LeSueur, and Strauss Mann were vital components of the Mid-Fairfield hockey team, winners of the 2017 Tier I U-18 USA Hockey Youth National Championship.
Brunswick, ranked 14th in the latest Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll, defeated #18 New Canaan High School on the road on Saturday, 7-5. The Bruins (5-1) rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to secure the win. Brunswick returns to action on Wednesday, April 19, hosting Lawrenceville at 4:00 p.m.
Salisbury topped Brunswick in a 1,500-meter Varsity Eight race at Lake Washinee on Saturday, as the Knights retained the Curtis Cup, tying the series between the two schools at six wins apiece. The Bruins took top honors in the Second Varsity race, while earning the top two spots in the third race of the day.
Charlie Marvin’s co-medalist score of 37 led the Bruins to a second-place finish at the five-team Hotchkiss Invitational on Saturday at the par-35 Hotchkiss Golf Club. Brunswick, winners of the previous four Hotchkiss Invitationals, finished with a five-score aggregate of 203, seven strokes behind the victorious hosts.
Despite losing the doubles point to Kent, the Bruins rallied to win five of six singles matches, all in straight sets, en route to a 5-2 non-league road victory over the Lions on Saturday. The 4-2 Bruins return to FAA competition with a home match against Masters on Monday, April 17.
Brunswick topped Hamden Hall 6-0 in FAA action on the road on Thursday, as Bruin pitcher Trystan Sarcone tossed a four-hit shutout. With the win, Brunswick improves to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Trailing 7-5 to Taft at halftime, 14th-ranked Brunswick outscored the Rhinos 9-2 in the second half en route to a 14-9 win on Cosby Field on Wednesday. The conference victory bumps the Bruins to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in New England West 1 action.
Brunswick bested Rye CDS on by an 8.5-0.5 margin on Thursday at the Apawamis Club. Co-captain Matt Camel was the medal winner, carding a one-under par 35. Brunswick (4-0) heads to the Hotchkiss Invitational on Saturday.
In the second FAA tennis contest of the season, Brunswick topped King by a 6-1 margin on the Richman Tennis Courts on Thursday. Up next, the Bruins (3-2, 2-0) will travel to Kent on Saturday for a non-league match.
Avon Old Farms rallied from a 3-0 deficit to top the host Bruins on Wednesday, 6-3. The non-league loss was the first for the Bruins (5-1) on the season. Brunswick returns to FAA action, travelling to Hamden Hall on Thursday, April 13.
Brunswick won all seven matches in an FAA contest against St. Luke’s on the Richman Tennis Courts on Wednesday. Highlighting the 7-0 sweep were six straight-set victories by the Bruins (2-2, 1-0). Brunswick continues with FAA action, hosting King on Thursday, April 13.
Leading 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Brunswick tacked on four runs en route to a 7-3 victory over King in FAA action on Tuesday. Looking ahead, Brunswick (5-0, 3-0) hosts Avon Old Farms in a non-league contest on Wednesday.
Senior Jack Stefanou documented the memorable 2016-17 varsity hockey season. The video highlights some great moments, accomplishments, and milestones for the Bruins. Stefanou filmed a number of player and coach interviews, along with game footage and behind-the-scenes events over the 19-minute film. Click here to see the video.
The Brunswick track team earned some impressive results against five other schools at a relay-only meet at Masters on Saturday, including a school-record win in the sprint medley relay along with a top finish in the 4x100 relay. The Bruins head to Taft for another meet on Saturday, April 22.
Playing against FAA rival Hopkins in a rare non-league contest on Saturday, Brunswick lost a 4-3 decision on the Richman Tennis Courts. The Bruins (1-2), playing a challenging early-season schedule, host St. Luke’s in an FAA match on Wednesday.
Brunswick won five of six individual matches against King on Monday, besting the Vikings 208-239 in a five-score aggregate contest at Sterling Farms Golf Course. The 4-0 Bruins travel to the Apawamis Club to play Rye CDS on Thursday, before heading to the Hotchkiss Invitational on Saturday, April 15.
Brunswick travelled to the Brookside Country Club in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to take on the Hill School in match play golf on Saturday. The Bruins bested the hosts by a 4.5-1.5 score, as Matt Camel was the medal winner for the Bruins, shooting a one-over 73 on the par 72 course.
Trailing 1-0 to Loomis Chaffee, Brunswick went on a nine-goal scoring barrage in the first half and coasted to a 18-3 NEW1 conference win on the road on Saturday. The Bruins, ranked 14th in the latest Inside Lacrosse national poll, return to Cosby Field on Wednesday, April 12, to face Taft.
Brunswick returned from the Donahue Rowing Center outside of Worcester, Mass., with a four-race sweep of league opponents Tabor, Shrewsbury, and Farmington. Keying the victory was the First Varsity boat's comfortable seven-second win, as head coach Joe Falco and his squad hold on to the Brunswick-Tabor Cup.
Visiting Brunswick needed just five innings to dispatch FAA rival Rye CDS by an 11-0 margin on Friday. The Bruins scored at least one run in four of the innings, as Brunswick pitcher Trystan Sarcone pitched five scoreless innings, picking up his first win of the season.
Using a seven-goal second quarter run, fourteenth-ranked Brunswick pulled away from host Kent on Wednesday, topping the Lions 17-4 in a NEW1 Conference game. The win improves the #14 Bruins to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Brunswick finished with a five-score aggregate total of 192, defeating host Loomis Chaffee (204) and Deerfield (211) at the par-36 Rolling Meadows CC in Ellington, Conn., on Wednesday. The pair of victories gives the Bruins a 2-0 lead to start the season.
Brunswick bested visiting Hotchkiss 5-2 on the Richman Tennis Courts on Wednesday. The Bruins won the doubles point, taking the first two matches, and won four singles matches to secure the win. The Bruins (1-1) host FAA foe Hopkins on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Brunswick opened the 2017 FAA campaign with a convincing 18-0 road win against St. Luke’s on Wednesday. While the win pushes the Bruins overall record to 2-0, and 1-0 in FAA play, the victory marked the 100th career win for seventh-year head coach Johnny Montanez (100-30-1).
Brunswick fell to Horace Mann in the season-opener on Monday, 4-3. On Brunswick’s Richman Tennis Courts, the match was tied at 3-3, as the outcome rested on the #3 doubles match. The Lions’ duo won in straight sets, sealing the 4-3 win for the visitors.
Brunswick kicked off the 2017 crew campaign with a strong showing at the Caspersen Rowing Center on Mercer Lake in New Jersey, competing against host Lawrenceville and the Mountain Lakes Rowing Club on Sunday. The Bruins had three boats win races against excellent competition on a 1,500 meter course at one of the U.S. National Training Centers.
Sixteenth-ranked Brunswick topped second-ranked Deerfield by an 11-6 margin at Cosby Field on Saturday. in an early NEW1 Conference showdown, Jimmy Heidt led the Bruins with five goals, including the first two goals of the game for Brunswick (1-1, 1-0).
Head coach Joe Falco, entering his 19th year at the helm of the crew team, will be looking for some of his younger rowers to step into a number of vital roles this spring. It is a rite of passage for the experienced coach, as the fall season and off-season training helps counter the annual graduation of excellent Bruins every spring.
Following an impressive pitching duel that extended into extra innings, Brunswick’s Ryan Hanrahan plated Aaron Sabato in the bottom of the ninth to give the Bruins a 1-0 victory over visiting Brooklyn Poly Prep. The season-opening win for the Bruins (1-0) pulls Brunswick to 2-3 all-time against the perennial power from Brooklyn.
Brunswick, ranked 11th nationally, opened its season with an 11-6 setback against the sixth-ranked Landon School on Friday in Maryland. Alex Buckanavage led the Bruins (0-1) with a pair of goals and an assist against the undefeated Bears (4-0).
The lacrosse team, under the tutelage of 11th year head coach David Bruce, continues to set a high standard for success in the ultra-competitive New England West 1 (NEW1) conference. Heading into the 2017 season, coach Bruce and his Bruins, ranked 11th in the latest Inside Lacrosse national poll, look to improve on an impressive 2016 campaign, when Brunswick finished 15-3.
Head golf coach Anthony Fischetti is optimistic for another excellent season on the fairways. Entering his 11th year leading the varsity golf program, Fischetti, with a career record of 254-31-5, believes 2017 has the potential be a memorable year for Brunswick golf.
Senior Marc Baghadjian, a member of the Brunswick fencing team, recently earned a place on the Lebanese Junior National Fencing Team. Baghadjian, who specializes in the épée, was the highest finisher in his age group at the 2017 Lebanese Fencing Championships, held in Beirut in February.
Fresh off a remarkable ski season, Ethan Hynes, Ian Murray and Nick Blum will represent Connecticut at the New England High School Championships. The three-day event, held at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire, begins on Friday, March 10. Top racers from across New England, along with skiers from several other states, are scheduled to participate.
Brunswick finished third at the Division I New England Championships at Hotchkiss on Sunday, as Will Powers repeated as 500-freestyle champion. The Bruins (296 points) trailed only event-winner Andover (401) and second-place Suffield (312.5). Last season, the Bruins finished seventh at the event.
Brunswick’s hockey season came to an end on Saturday, as Avon Old Farms ousted the Bruins from the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament inside a jam-packed Hartong Rink, 7-2. The loss finishes the season for the Bruins (17-10-5), while Avon Old Farms (16-6-5) heads to the tourney finals to play Albany Academy at St. Anselm College on Sunday.
Seven Bruins took part in the 2017 Connecticut Fencing Championships at Hopkins on Saturday in New Haven. Ben Pasteelnick and Jack Hall competed in the foil, while Max Larsen and Marc Baghadjian battled in the epee. A trio of Bruins, Thomas Burke, George Burke, and Paul Grasso, were in the sabre competition.
Brunswick set a trio of team records during the preliminaries at the 2017 New England Championships at the Hixon Pool at Hotchkiss on Saturday. The Bruins will send 13 swimmers to the “A” finals, while two more will compete in the “B” finals.
Brunswick jumped ahead of Milton Academy (Mass.) with an early goal and piled on five straight goals en route to a 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament, hosted by Choate on Wednesday. With the win, the Bruins (17-9-5) advance to the semifinals and will host Avon Old Farms on Saturday at Hartong Rink.
Brunswick locked up its third-straight trip to the post season, garnering the second seed in the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament. The Bruins (16-9-5) will play seventh-seed Milton Academy (12-9-3) in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, March 1, at Choate’s William C.S. Remsen Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Strauss Mann and Nick VanBelle were named to the 2017 NEPSIHA West All-New England hockey team. The duo led the Bruins to a 16-9-5 record and a second seed in the upcoming Large School Tournament. Coach Ron VanBelle now has three D1 All-New England selections in the last two seasons, as Mann and VanBelle join Max Fuld ’16 with NEPSIHA West honors.
In the championship-winning match, Brunswick’s Max Finkelstein upended the number-one seed from Nobles in an epic five-setter, clinching the 15th New England crown for the Bruins. Brunswick out-pointed runner-up Avon Old Farms, 108-105, winning its sixth-straight New England title on the McLane Squash Courts at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire on Sunday.
With a split squad racing at the Eastern Championships in Pennsylvania, the remaining Bruins finished second to Hopkins at the FAA Championship and eighth overall at the WNEPSSA, held at Hopkins on Saturday.
Moving day hit the 2017 NEISA Championships at St. Paul’s School (N.H.) on Saturday, as quarterfinal and semifinal rounds were completed. Four of seven Bruins reached the final round, as Brunswick is in position for another excellent finish at the tournament it has won 14 times.
Brunswick topped Millbrook in the finals of the 20th Empire Cup on Saturday, besting the Mustangs, 5-2, for its third-straight tournament title. The road win caps the regular season for the Bruins (16-9-5), as the team hopes to receive news of a post-season bid on Sunday.
Brunswick swimmers set 10 school records, while several Bruins earned All-American status at the 117th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. The Bruins, with 344 points, finished seventh out of 32 schools at the two-day event that concluded on Saturday. Peddie won the title with 554 points.
Brunswick and Trinity-Pawling skated to a 3-3 tie in the opening round of the Empire Cup at Tirrell Rink on Friday night. Following a scoreless overtime, Brunswick’s Nick VanBelle netted the lone goal of the shootout, sending the Bruins on to the finals. Brunswick will play Millbrook for the 2017 Empire Cup at 6:30 p.m. at Millbrook on Saturday.
Five Bruins competed at the 82nd National Preps Wrestling Championships on Friday at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Brooks and Andrew Hennessy, along with Aiden Reynolds, Alex Tucker, and Lachlan Rosato, represented Brunswick, as a total of 119 teams took part in the tournament.
Brunswick swept all seven of its first-round matches at the Class ‘A’ NEISA Championship, held at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. The Bruins, 14-time winners of the event, including the last five championships in a row, are tied with three other schools with 128 total points with two more days of competition remaining.
Five Bruins qualified to compete at the 82nd National Prep Wrestling Tournament later this week. Senior brothers Brooks and Andrew Hennessy, along with classmates Alex Tucker and Aiden Reynolds, join junior Lachlan Rosato at the esteemed national tournament. The two-day event begins on Friday, February 24, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Trinity-Pawling topped the Bruins, 74-48, on Brunswick’s Senior Day at Dann Gym. The Pride netted 29-50 shots, shooting nearly .500 from the floor, while the Bruins connected on 14-46 shots on the day.
Northwood topped Brunswick by a 5-0 margin on Saturday afternoon, ending the Bruins’ unbeaten streak at Hartong Rink at 11 games. Brunswick (15-9-4) gets back on the ice at Trinity-Pawling in the nightcap of the Empire Cup on Friday, February 24, playing the host school at 7:00 p.m.
Competing against 45 other New England prep teams at the Hyde School in Maine, Brunswick earned a fourth-place finish at the 70th NEISWA Championships. Wrapping up the two-day tourney, nine of 13 Bruins earned All-New England accolades, giving Brunswick 131 team points, 9.5 points ahead of fourth-place Trinity-Pawling. Five Bruins also qualified to wrestle at the Prep Nationals, held at Lehigh University on February 25-26.
After the opening day of the 2017 NEISWA Championships at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, Brunswick sits in fifth place out of 45 teams. The Bruins sent 13 wrestlers, the largest group of qualifiers in the tournament. All 13 wrestlers return to action on Saturday for day two.
Brunswick, in just its second season, took second place in the NEPSAC B Ski Championship at the Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, on Wednesday, February 15. Brunswick combined for 72 points, 14 points off the pace by the championship team from Milton Academy.
Ninth-ranked Brunswick fell behind 3-0 to Gunnery, and the Highlanders skated away with a 5-1 win over the visiting Bruins on Friday night. Brunswick (15-8-4) has a quick turnaround, hosting Northwood from Lake Placid, N.Y. in a non-league contest on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hartong Rink.
Brunswick dropped its final FAA game on the 2016-17 season, losing to Greens Farms by a 61-44 margin on Thursday. The game capped the 14-game FAA regular season slate for the Bruins, as Brunswick finished in fifth-place with a 6-8 conference record.
Brunswick, ranked ninth in the latest prep hockey poll, topped Albany Academy in overtime on Wednesday, 2-1. Christian LeSueur netted both goals for the visiting Brunswick squad, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the extra session. The surging Bruins are 5-1-1 in their last seven games and stand at 15-7-4 overall.
Brunswick built a 30-22 lead at the half over Masters and held on to a 52-48 win in FAA action on Tuesday in Dann Gym. The league win gives the Bruins a 6-7 record in the FAA and moves them to 8-11 overall.
Second-seeded Brunswick lost 5-2 to top-seed Haverford in the finals of the 2017 HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Sunday at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. The loss halts a 41-match win streak for coach Jim Stephens and the Bruins, as Brunswick earned its first two national titles in 2015 and 2016 during the remarkable run.
Christian LeSueur’s goal 27 seconds into overtime gave Brunswick a 4-3 sudden victory over the visiting Berkshire Bears on Saturday at Hartong Rink. The OT win boosts the Brunswick overall record to 14-7-4, as the Bruins are 8-0-2 on their home ice this season.
Brunswick won the 60th WNEISWA Championship at Salisbury on Saturday in record-setting fashion. The Bruins won their fourth-straight title, and 13th overall, with a whopping 293.5 team points, 72 more points than runner-up Trinity-Pawling.
Second-seeded Brunswick (12-0) topped familiar foe Avon Old Farms by a 5-2 score in the semifinal round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Saturday night at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play top-seeded Haverford at noon on Sunday for the national title along with the Justi Cup for the top program in the country.
Second-seeded Brunswick 'A' (11-0) topped Nobles & Greenough by a 4-3 score in the quarterfinal round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Saturday, hosted by Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play familiar foe Avon Old Farms in the semifinals later in the evening on Saturday.
Brunswick topped Westminster (52-35) and Northfield Mount Hermon (47-36), capping its dual-meet season with an impressive 10-1 record. The Bruins will prepare for the post-season, including the New England Championships on March 4 at Hotchkiss.
Second-seeded Brunswick (10-0) swept Deerfield in the opening round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Friday, hosted by Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play Noble and Greenough in the quarterfinal round of the Division I bracket on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Despite the Bruins sinking a dozen three-pointers, Hamden Hall pulled out a 74-63 FAA victory over Brunswick on Friday in Hamden. The Bruins (6-11, 5-7) travel to Hotchkiss on Saturday, February 11, for a non-league game.
Brunswick beat Hopkins on Wednesday inside Dann Gym, 51-38. The win caps a two-game season sweep of the Bruins' FAA rivals, as Brunswick topped the Hilltoppers in January. With the win, the Bruins move to 6-10 overall and 5-6 in FAA action.
Brunswick lost to RCDS by a razor-thin 14-13 margin on Tuesday at Ramsing Gym at Greenwich Academy. In a rematch of an earlier 16-11 Wildcat victory back in January, the Bruins nearly pulled out the win in the final home match of the season. Brunswick (1-5) has two remaining contests this season, both on the road.
Despite a decisive 37-19 shots on goal advantage, Brunswick settled for a 1-1 tie against visiting Lawrenceville on Wednesday at Hartong Rink. The Bruins (12-7-4) return to Hartong on Friday, February 10, with a game against sixth-ranked Gunnery at 6:00 p.m.
Brunswick’s wrestling team topped crosstown foe Greenwich High School on Monday, 45-19. The Bruins won 10 of 14 matches on the day, coming back from an early 12-0 deficit. With the win, Brunswick (16-1) wraps up the regular season and will now prepare for the WNEISWA championships on Saturday, February 11, at Salisbury.
Brunswick topped eighth-ranked Albany Academy, 2-1, in front of the largest crowd of the season at Hartong Rink on Friday. The win is the third victory in eight days over a top-10 program for Brunswick (12-6-3).
Brunswick dropped a 15-12 decision to Greenwich High on Friday, February 3. The setback gives the Bruins a 1-4 mark for the season. Brunswick won the sabre event (5-4), but lost the epee (5-4) and foil (6-3) events to the Cardinals. Marc Baghadjian had a 3-0 day with the epee for Brunswick.
Brunswick topped Chase Collegiate 78-6, collecting six pins and seven forfeit wins against the visitors to the Ostrye Wrestling Room on Saturday. The Bruins (15-1) travel to Greenwich High on Monday, February 6, for their final dual match of the season before the prep school tournaments begin later this month.
Greens Farms used a decisive 14-6 first half run to pull away from Brunswick, earning a 68-61 FAA victory in Dann Gym on Wednesday. The seven-point loss pushes Brunswick’s record to 4-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play.
Brunswick head coach Ron VanBelle picked up his 200th win, as visiting Brunswick topped sixth-ranked Salisbury on Monday, 4-2. It was the second time in less than a week the Bruins knocked off a top-10 program, as Brunswick beat seventh-ranked Loomis Chaffee, 4-1, on Friday, January 27.
The Brunswick ‘A’ team won the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Division I Championship, held at Yale University on Sunday. The five Bruins, Williams “Mac” Aube, Coulter Mackesy, David Beeson, Patrick Keller, and Andy Aube, didn’t drop a single match over the three-day tournament. This is the fifth national title for Brunswick, as the Bruins won four straight middle school titles from 2009-2012.
Brunswick won its 20th consecutive FAA wrestling team title at Greens Farms on Saturday. The 13-1 Bruins won team matches against Rye CDS (66-12), Hamden Hall (74-6), Hopkins (65-9) and the host school (69-12). Bruin wrestlers won at least 12 of 14 matches in each event. The FAA title is the 33rd of the last 34 for Brunswick.
Brunswick’s undefeated season was ended by a talented Suffield Academy squad at Suffield on Saturday, 99-86. While Suffield’s dominating diving trio gave the hosts an 11-point advantage, the Bruins (7-1) were just two points behind the Tigers in the remaining swimming events, winning three races.
Brunswick bested Loomis Chaffee, 4-1, on Friday night in front of an animated student section inside Hartong Rink. The win gives the Bruins an overall mark of 10-5-3, while improving their record to 6-0-1 at Hartong Rink this season. Brunswick is now 26-2-2 at home, dating back to November 2014.
St. Luke’s expanded a 23-point halftime lead over Brunswick for a 62-35 victory in FAA action in New Canaan on Friday night. Following the loss, the Bruins hold a 3-9 overall mark and are 2-5 in FAA play, while St. Luke’s improves to 12-0 on the season and 8-0 in conference action.
Brunswick moved to 9-1 on the season, besting four schools on the slopes of Mt. Southington on Wednesday evening. Nick Blum took first place overall, winning his third-straight race for the Bruins with a combined, two-run time of 43:15.
Despite a winning performance in the sabre, Brunswick lost to Masters on Tuesday at Greenwich Academy’s Ramsing Gym, 16-11. Thomas Burke went 3-0 in his sabre bouts, helping his squad win the event 6-3. On the season, the Bruins hold a 1-3 record.
Brunswick lost a non-league road game to Salisbury on Saturday, 57-42. Following the setback, the Bruins (3-7) return to conference action on Wednesday, January 25, hosting Hamden Hall at 4:30 p.m. at Dann Gym.
Marcus Hodgson was involved in setting three new pool records, as the 7-0 Bruins won their home finale, beating Hotchkiss 92-63. The Bruins won seven of 11 events inside a boisterous Mehra Natatorium on Saturday.
Brunswick played host to Hotchkiss and Salisbury on Saturday at the Stephens Squash Center, topping both squads by identical 7-0 scores. The 8-0 Bruins head to Taft in a week, before playing in the National High School Squash Championship that begins on February 10, outside of Hartford, Conn.
The Bruins won its 19th Brunswick Invitational Tournament (BIT), scoring 298.0 points, more than doubling second-place Ridgefield High School’s 141.5 points on Saturday inside a packed Burke Field House. This was the 42nd BIT and first since 2014, as weather issues cancelled the previous two tournaments.
Brunswick skated past Hill at Hartong Rink on Saturday, 4-1. With the win, the Bruins improve to 9-5-1 overall, while remaining undefeated at home (5-0) this season. Brunswick has a pair of home games next week, beginning with a contest against Portledge on Wednesday afternoon.
Dana Santry ’20 and Tad Carney ’22 took part in the 2017 British Junior Open Squash Championships, competing against as many as 64 players in their respective age groups. Santry finished eighth in the U-15 division, while Carney finished 16th in the U-13 group.
Brunswick exploded for five goals in the second period of a scoreless game against Hoosac to best the Owls in Hartong Rink on Saturday, 8-3. The Bruins (8-5-2) had seven different skaters score at least one goal in the win.
Brunswick placed three skiers in the top 10, as the Bruins (5-1) topped Darien, Fairfield, and Gilbert at Mt. Southington on January 12. Nick Blum won the overall event with a two-race time of 43.24 seconds, while teammate Ethan Hynes came in second place, just .63 seconds behind Blum.
Brunswick lost to Rye Country Day 16-11 in a fencing match on January 9. The Bruins (1-2 on the season) won the Sabre event (5-4), but fell in the Epee (5-4) and Foil (7-2) to the Wildcats. Brunswick (1-2) returns to action on Tuesday, January 24, hosting Masters at Greenwich Academy’s Ramsing Gym.
Brunswick jumped to an early lead against Hopkins en route to a decisive 63-36 road victory against the Hilltoppers on Friday. With the win, the Bruins improve to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in FAA play. The Bruins return to action at Salisbury on January 21.
Brunswick graduates Drew Monroe ’16 and David Yacobucci ’16 were recognized by U.S. Squash for their academic achievement during their four years at Brunswick. Each is a four-time honoree of the U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete Award.
Nick VanBelle’s overtime goal gave Brunswick a 2-1 win over visiting Hotchkiss at Hartong Rink on Monday evening. The win bumps the Bruins’ record to 7-5-1 on the season, while the Bearcats fall to 3-7-0.
Seniors John Fox and Cam Kelly join junior Nick Henkel on the NESPAC’s 2016 All-New England Team. The trio helped the Bruins to a 7-3 record, while leading the program to its fourth-straight New England Bowl game appearance.