South Kent's Owen Finberg - 2008 HS Coach of the Year
South Kent School Director of Athletics and Head Soccer Coach Owen
Finberg has been recognized as one of the top high school soccer coaches
in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and
Adidas. Finberg was named NSCAA/ADIDAS New England Region
Private/Parochial Coach of the Year and was a nominee for National
Private/Parochial Coach of the Year along with seven other regional
Tilton Boys' Soccer 2008 NEPSAC Class C Champions
(Windsor, CT) - On Sunday, November 16, Rico Santamaria’s game-winning goal with seven minutes left broke a 2-2 tie and netted the Tilton Rams their first New England Soccer title 3-2 over Providence Country Day School.
In a see-saw game filled with drama, Tilton got on the board first as Santamaria took a feed from fellow PG Will Emerson and slid it past the PCD keeper to put the Rams up 1-0 a little more than five minutes into the contest. PCD bounced right back, scoring almost immediately off a corner kick. The Knights from Providence would tack on another midway through the half to take a 2-1 lead. The rest of the half was controlled by PCD, but the Tilton backline of Billy Beaton, Kris Brassard, Jason Hwang and Andy Dustin would bend but not brake. Tilton goalie Matt Wrenn would also prove to be instrumental in keeping the Rams in the game by making a few point-blank stops to preserve the one-goal deficit.
Watkinson School Wins 2008 NEPSAC Class D Boys' Soccer Championship
Watkinson School won the 2008 NEPSAC Class D Boys' Soccer Championship. The team avenged their loss in overtime in last years' final by beating HVAL league rival Christian Heritage 7-1. The Rams completed the perfect season by finishing at 21-0-1 as the only NEPSAC school to remain undefeated for the entire season. The team scored 134 goals this season again setting the 2008 New England record.
Hotchkiss Boys' Soccer Wins 2008 NEPSAC Crown!
Hotchkiss School-FOUR TEAMS ACHIEVE FINALS VICTORIES!
Volleyball wins its second straight final, beating Andover 3-1.
Football wins its second final in history with a 29-0 win over undefeated Proctor in the DelPrete-Theobold Bowl.
Boys Soccer wins its first title ever, with a 2-0 win over Avon.
And the Field Hockey team wins its seventh straight, making their 2-1 win over Exeter the ninth in history.
South Kent School Varsity Boys' Soccer 2008 Class B New England Champions
South Kent won its second New England Championship in the last three
years with a 3-1 victory over Rivers School from Weston, Massachusetts
Sunday at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. The Cardinal
captured the Class B New England Preparatory School Soccer Association
(NEPSSA) Championship in its first year playing at the Class B level.
Rivers' Charlie Rugg Named All-American
In addition to his All-State and All-New England honors, this week Rivers senior Charlie Rugg was one of four high school soccer players in Massachusetts to be named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. Rugg was also honored as the Adidas NSCAA State Player of the Year.
The boys’ soccer team captain, who led the Independent School League (ISL) in scoring this year by a commanding 21 points, helped Rivers finish second in the ISL and earn a spot in the finals at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) tournament this past weekend. Rivers defeated Groton 3-1 in the Saturday semi-final, with Rugg contributing two goals and one assist, and Eric Anderson adding two assists. Starting goalie Peter Quayle left the game with a broken nose shortly before the half, with freshman Duncan Orlander performing admirably in his place. In the tournament final at the Loomis-Chaffee School in Connecticut, Rivers lost 3-1 to South Kent, with Rugg scoring the team’s lone goal. “It’s not how you want to end,” head coach Robert Pipe said, “but the team worked extremely hard this year and had a great season.”