THE MARTIN WILLIAM SOUDERS MEMORIAL AWARD

Established in 1967 in memory of Martin William Souders, Director of Physical Education at
Milton Academy, 1919-1929, and at Phillips Exeter Academy, 1930-1962, and the first President
of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council.

In recognition of his leadership, vision, dedication and the constant and valuable
contributions which he made to the cause and stature of Physical Education and Athletics
among New England Independent Schools.

To be awarded annually to a graduate of a New England Independent School who made
a distinguished record in sports and who has since made a distinguished record in life through
high ideals, leaderships and accomplishments.

RECIPIENTS:

1967
William G. Saltonstall - Milton ‘23; Phillips Exeter Academy ‘24

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1968
Dr. William Barry Wood, Jr. - Milton ‘27; Thacher School ‘28

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1969
George Peabody Gardner - St. Mark’s School ‘06


1970
George H.W. Bush - Phillips Academy ‘42

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1971
Dr. John H. Knowles - Belmont Hill School ‘44

1972
Dr. Daniel F. Hanley - Governor Dummer Academy ‘35

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Dr. Frederic Tremaine Billings - Choate ‘29
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1973
Kenneth D. Clapp - Moses Brown ‘36

1974
Dr. Warren R. Guild - Kimball Union Academy ‘44

1975
Hollis P. Nichols - Roxbury Latin School ‘27

1976
Alan Reich - Loomis School ‘47

1977
Leverett Saltonstall - Noble & Greenough ‘10

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Sidney Towle - Kent School ‘31
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1978
H. Meade Alcorn, Jr. - Suffield Academy ‘26

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1979
Dr. John Marshall - Vermont Academy ‘56

1980
John T. Downey - Choate School ‘47

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1981
Fred H. Harrison - Phillips Academy ‘38

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1982
Eugene L. Scott - St. Mark’s School ‘55

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1983
Hans H. Estin - Tabor Academy ‘45

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1984
John M. Barnaby - Williston Northampton School ‘28
Albert H. Gordon - Roxbury Latin School ‘19

1985
Joshua L. Miner - Phillips Exeter Academy ‘39

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1986
Robert A. Bryan - Hotchkiss School ‘49 and Hebron Academy ‘50

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1987
William J. Cleary, Jr. - Shady Hill School ‘48; Belmont Hill ‘52

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1988
Donald Rowe - Worcester Academy ‘47

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1989
Edward R. Childs, Jr. - Middlesex School, ‘45

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1990
William Flynn, Lawrence Academy, ‘35

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1991
C. Nelson Corey, Governor Dummer Academy ‘35

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1992
Dodge David Morgan, Governor Dummer Academy, ‘50

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1993
Michael Eruzione, Berwick Academy, ‘73

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1994
Patricia Melton, Middlesex School, ‘77

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1995
William Torrey, Vermont Academy ‘52

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1996
Sargent Shriver, Canterbury School, ‘34

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1997
Lyle Blair Torrey Jr., Hotchkiss School, ‘50

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1998
Gordon Gund, Groton School ‘57

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1999
Emily Ridgway Crisp, Miss Porter’s School ‘59

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2000
William Clough, Holderness School ‘57

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2001
John Nichols, Loomis Chaffee School ‘49

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2002
No Recipient


2003
Lyman G. Bullard, Berkshire School ‘73

2004
William Richardson, Middlesex School ‘66

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2005
Carol Semple Thompson, Miss Porter’s School ‘66

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2006
Dr. John R. Adler, Jr., Suffield Academy ‘72

2007
No Recipient


2008
Tom Yankus, Choate Rosemary Hall ‘52

2009
Dr. Anthony D. Whittemore, The Governor’s Academy ‘62

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2010
Gene DeFilippo, Williston Northampton ‘69

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2011
Thomas Blackburn, Deerfield Academy ‘52

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2012
Bill Belichick, Phillips Andover Academy ‘71

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2013
Susan Ford, Ethel Walker '63

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2014
Katey Stone, Taft School '85

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2015
John Virden, The Hotchkiss School '64

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2016
James Oates, Middlesex School '65

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2017
Jeremy Foley, Holderness School '70

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2018
Peter Gammons, Groton School '63

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2019
General Mark A. Milley, Belmont Hill '76

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2020
Commander Rebecca Dowling Calder, USNR, ​​​​​Phillips Academy ‘94
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2021
Travis Roy, North Yarmouth Academy ’94, Tabor Academy ’95
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If you would like to submit a name of a graduate from your school to be considered by the Selection Committee as a recipient of this award, please email .