New Hampton School wins two back-to-back Lakes Region Championship Titles
Two New Hampton School teams celebrated back to back Lakes Region Championship titles on Saturday; the Women's Varsity Softball team defeated the Tilton School Rams, and the Men's Varsity Lacrosse team closed a second undefeated season with a hard-fought battle against the Brewster Academy Bobcats.
The Women's Varsity Softball Team won its second consecutive Lakes Region Championship title. Emily Picard’s 2-out two-run single in the bottom of the 7th propelled the Huskies to an epic 3-2 victory over the Tilton Rams. Maryellen Leach was spectacular if not masterful after the 1st inning where she yielded both of Tilton’s runs. The Husky sophomore surrendered but 5 hits, while striking out 9, and walking 4 Tilton batters. New Hampton finished the year at 15-2 and will graduate seniors Sam Shamberger, Sarah Snow, Cierra SanRoman, Madison Adler, Lala Ocasio, and Taylor Curtis. This year's finale was also an appropriate send-off for 4-year Coach Rick Marcella who will return to his home in North Bridgton, ME as Head Football Coach at Bridgton Academy.
Men's Varsity Lacrosse followed the lead and momentum of the Lady Huskies and defeated Lake Region rival Brewster Academy Bobcats for their 3rd consecutive Championship title, ending their second undefeated season 14-0. The team is ranked 6th in all of New England and was named USA Today's top 24th team in the nation. In a display of true teamwork, the Men's team jumped ahead of Brewster in the beginning of the game and never looked back. Notable players include seniors Christian Thomas, Johnny Moore, Dom Dimitroff, Harrison Piper, Guthrie Little, Wes Narweski, Luke Albert, Charlie Backer and Max McGuire. Matt Narewski, who will matriculate at Johns Hopkins University this fall, did not lose a face-off the entire game, allowing a powerful offense to lead the charge.
In addition to these notable titles, the Men's Varsity Tennis team placed second in doubles and singles in the Lakes Region Tournament and the Women's Varsity Lacrosse team was defeated by Brewster Academy Bobcats in the Lakes Region Championship Game.