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Boys Varsity Hockey Team Skates Outside

The Varsity hockey team made the short trip to Tim Winslow’s house (class of 2010) to play its annual 3 vs. 3 tournament, also known as the ”Meatcutter classic”. The team of Tim Winslow, Greg Rooney and Drew Tallet took home the trophy this year.

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Fall Sports Wrap-up

By Joe Uglietto ’11

The Governor’s Academy recently closed out the 2010 fall season and presented team awards for exemplary performances during the year. A recap of each team’s record and award winners is included below:

 Football (4-4)

The varsity football team had a great season led by captains Clark McMahon ‘11, James Gomes ‘11, Gianni Frattaroli ‘11, and John Durkin ‘11. They played several great contests against tough opponents and their losses were all close, exciting games.  The Governors had big wins over Thayer, St. Mark’s, Brooks, and Milton. They return many starters next year and are losing only seven seniors. 

MVP: John Durkin ‘11
Coaches Award: AJ Enchill ‘12
4 Year Letter Winner: Gianni Frattaroli ‘11

All-ISL:
John Durkin ‘11
Gianni Frattaroli ‘11
Eli Morrissey ‘13
Ryan Macri ‘13

All-ISL Honorable Mention:
Joe Uglietto ‘11
Sam Davis ‘12
Todd Moores ‘12
Kirk Ryder ‘12

Boys Soccer (0-14-1)

The boys vasity soccer team had a tough season this year with a young line-up. The highlight of the season was a 1-1 tie against a very strong Milton team. They return skilled players and we wish them luck next season.

MVP: Nick Baxter ‘12, Cort Wadman ‘11
Navins Trophy: Reed Kennedy ‘11

Senior All-Star Game: Cort Wadman ‘11

All-ISL Honorable Mention:
Cort Wadman ‘11
Greg Conrad ‘12

Girls Soccer (5-5-5)

The girl’s soccer squad had a strong season finishing 5-5-5. They made the New England Tournament and fought hard but lost a tough 4-2 game against Wilbraham and Monson Academy. They return a host of players next year and expect to continue the strong winning tradition of Governor’s girl’s soccer.

MVP: Ashley Blanks ‘11
Coaches Award: Sarah Weichselbaum ‘11

All ISL:
Ashley Blanks ‘11

All-ISL Honorable Mention:
Siobhan McDonough ‘13
Taylor York ‘11

Boys Cross Country (6-10)

The boys cross country team finished with a record of 6-10. They were a very young team this year and finishing 6th of 14 at the New England Championships was a great way to finish the season. The team also finished 10th of 16 at the ISL Championship.  They will be stronger than ever next year.

MVP: Grant O’Brien ’12 and Bobby Haran ‘11
Captains:  Grant O’Brien ’12 and Cole Forbes ‘11

Girls Cross Country (7-7)

The girls cross country team finished the season with a 7-7 record. They finished 8th of 13 at the ISL Championships and 5th of 13 at the New England Championships. Senior Alanna McDonough paced the team all season and was voted All New England.

MVP: Alanna McDonough ‘11
Coaches Award:  Kelly Callahan ‘13
4 Year Letter Winner: Kayla Jenson ‘11

All-ISL:
Alanna McDonough ‘11

All-New England:
Alanna McDonough ‘11

ISL All-Star:
Alanna McDonough

Field Hockey (6-9-1)

The girls field hockey team finished with a record of 6-9-1 this season. With many seniors leading the way they had big wins against Andover, St. George’s and Brooks. The team graduated five seniors who won letters for four straight years, but underclassmen gained valuable playing time and will be prepared to lead the team next season.

MVP: Kate Leary ‘11
Coaches Award: Hannah Rochman ‘11
4 Year Letter Winners:
Jill Conway ‘11
Konnar Johnson ‘11
Kate Leary ‘11
Hannah Rochman ‘11
Chrissy Toomey ‘11

All-ISL: Jill Conway ‘11

All-ISL Honorable Mention:
Kate Leary ‘11
Chrissy Toomey ‘11

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From Powder Puff to Part of the Team

Video By Aboubacar Okeke-Digane

While girls at the Academy get to participate in organized football once a year for the annual Powder Puff Games, senior Ceci Reyes has taken her passion for Football to a new level. After years of wishing to be a part of the team, Reyes’ dream has finally come true, and she is an inspiration for female athletes everywhere.

Read her Op/Ed below, titled “One of the Guys,” published in The Governor on October 15, 2010.

One of the Guys
By Ceci Reyes, ’12

Photo by Michelle Gallipeau ’11

When I was younger, I would go tothe park everyday and play flag football with the boys in my neighborhood. Although the word “flag” is clearly placed before “football,” there was always a great deal of contact. Completely disregarding the actual rules of the game, everyone would just pounce on whomever had the ball. As soon as it would start to get dark, we would all run home and agree to meet again the next day, to do the same thing. Before dinner, I would sit in the bathtub and admire the bruises left on my knees and elbows. Already at the age of five, I was “one of the guys.” Eleven years later, and not much has changed; I am still one of the boys.

Since my freshman year, I have been dying to play on the football team. After two years of annoying and begging, I finally got my wish. When I put all of my equipment on for the very first time, I was shocked as to how heavy the helmet was and how much harder it was to run in all of the gear. My helmet alone felt like it weighed thirty pounds and underneath the padding, I felt completely immobile. It took me a while to get used to it all. (I still don’t feel 100% comfortable in it but you have to fake it ‘til you make it, right?)

 Before my first official day of practice, I assumed I was going to go out there and “just straight up wreck people.” Clearly, I had forgotten that there were actual rules in football that players must follow. (And apparently, there are actual techniques on tackling that one must learn in order to be successful when trying to complete said task.) I felt pretty confident in the beginning, but slightly out of place. When playing football, guys have no problem going hard when taking each other out. Throw a girl in the mix, and everything changes. I went days without getting tackled. Right away, my theory was proven to be correct: while on the playing field, the majority of guys will never consider girls to be at the same level. No matter how much trash I would talk and how many easy shots I would take, everyone refused to hit me. I didn’t understand why I appeared so fragile to them and it irritated me.

The first time I actually got hit, (thanks, Kase) it reminded me of when I was younger and the boys I played with saw me as one of them, rather than as a girl they should go easy on. At that moment, I hoped that everyone else would catch on and realize that I was out there by choice. I wanted and was able to take a hit. At this point, I have had three solid weeks of practice; each day, learning something new. Although I am not as skilled and “beastly” as I originally thought I was, I see myself developing into one “mean machine” pretty soon.

Little by little, I feel the target on my back labeled “DELIC ATE ” slowly disappearing. By the end of this experience, I hope to be seen as a regular player, not just a girl. I also hope for this to be some sort of an inspiration to others girls who want to do something they have been told they are not capable of doing.

 Ceci is officially the JV Football team manager, but has been practicing with the team. As of yet, she has not played in a game. Because Govs is a private school, it is not completely bound to the rules set by Title IX, but it does stand by similar regulations by ensuring that there is an equal number of sports offered for both male and female athletes. The ISL lists a few sports as co-ed, but football is not one of them. Ultimately, the ISL would not allow a girl to compete in a league game because other schools might object to it.

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