Nik Stauskas '12
St. Mark’s Alumnus Nik Stauskas ’12 Named Big 10 Player of the Year; Five St. Markers See NCAA Post Season Action
Posted: March 26, 2014
Congratulations to St. Mark’s alumnus Nik Stauskas ’12, who was recently named the 2014 Big 10 Player of the Year. Also congratulations to the five St. Mark’s alumni who saw NCAA Division I post-season basketball action this March.
A sophomore at the University of Michigan, Stauskas led the Wolverines in scoring (17.4 points per game, good for third in the Conference), assists (113), free throw percentage (.822), and three-point shooting percentage (.451, in the top ten nationally). He was also named as a First Team All-American selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and he is one of 15 finalists on the ballot for this year’s Wooden Award, for the College Basketball Player of the Year. Stauskas has helped to lead Michigan to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive year (during his freshman campaign, the Wolverines went all the way to the championship game). This Friday evening (March 28), the number two-seeded Michigan (now 27-8) will play 11th seed Tennessee (on CBS at 7:15 PM).
Greens Farms Repeats as Class C Champions in 2014
Zach Baines poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Greens Farms Academy to a 56-45 victory over the Hyde School in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference's Class C championship game at Clark University on Sunday.
The Dragons, who capped off a 21-4 season with their second straight NEPSAC title, jumped out to a 14-2 lead early and proceeded withstand a couple of big Hyde rallies to capture the wire to wire win.
2014 Cheshire Academy Team Takes Title For First Time in 24 Years
After an exciting and extremely close game versus Brooks School yesterday, the Varsity Boys Basketball team emerged victorious as the NEPSAC Class B Champions. With a final Score of 66-56, Cheshire Academy walked away with the nearly 4-foot tall trophy, with Willie Rodriguez ’14 named MVP.
In the NEPSAC semi-finals on Saturday, the Cats played before a packed gym at home against The Rivers School. The pressure was intense as both teams knew that a trip to the finals on Sunday was on the line. Rivers carried a slight lead in the first few minutes of the game, but the Cats caught up and were in the lead by 2 points with a score of 35-33 at the half. Returning to the floor after the break, CA picked up their game and played a much stronger half, taking the game with a score of 67-62.
Rivers' Dunne '06 Leading the Way at Vassar
B.J. Dunne, Rivers class of 2006, is not only the youngest head coach in the NCAA, but he is turning the Men's Basketball program around at Vassar. Please click here for a recent article from Vassar on the team's recent success.
Dunne and his staff were named Co-Coaching Staff of the Year for the Liberty League, as well. ..More Information
Roxbury Latin's Benzan: McDonald’s All-American Nominee
Patrick Benzan of Roxbury Latin was one two ISL players to be nominated and among 9 Massachusetts players to be nominated. He is Roxbury Latin’s second ever McDonald’s All-American nominee (Remy Cofield 2007). Patrick is also the school’s all-time scoring leader with 1,833 points and over 500 assists.
Roxbury Latin's Benzan Becomes School's All-Time Leading Scorer
Patrick Benzan – a senior captain for Roxbury Latin – recently broke the school’s all-time scoring record of 1,549 points. Patrick scored 36 points in an 83-80 loss to Middlesex on Wednesday, and in doing so, now holds the school’s all-time record with 1,564 points. Patrick also holds the school career record for assists with over 400.
Rivers Grad Becomes Youngest Men's Basketball Head Coach in the NCAA
After just a year as assistant coach, B.J. Dunne ’06 is now the head basketball coach at Vassar AND the youngest head coach in the NCAA at all levels.
2013 Boys Basketball Class AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D NEPSAC All-Stars Named
Click here for the 2013 Boys Basketball Class AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D NEPSAC All-Stars.
Greens Farms Academy Captures 2013 NEPSAC Class C Championship
The motto "Defense wins" was well represented in the NEPSAC Class C Championship Finals. This game featured two hard-nosed, man-to-man defensive teams who locked out each others' half court offensive schemes. Greens Farms Academy, hailing from the Fairchester Athletic Association of Connecticut and New York, and The Pingree School, coming from the Eastern Independent League of Greater Boston, had spent their regular seasons honing their toughness against a majority of NEPSAC A and B class opponents. The two tough defenses kept the game score low and leads small. At the end, GFA prevailed 55-50 to win their first ever New England Championship.
Hoosac's McLean Recently Featured on FOX Television
Hoosac's Unique McLean was recently featured on Fox Television, Albany, NY: