Holderness School

Seven Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics

Andrew Herring
Seven Holderness School student-athletes have committed to play competitive college athletics.  These students represent some of the top athletic talent in New Hampshire and New England and are testaments to Holderness School’s culture of academic and athletic excellence.
Alex Baber - Virginia Military Institute, Lacrosse
Jack Bayreuther - St. Lawrence University, Lacrosse
Jimmy Bocock - St. Lawrence University, Football
Tyler Boes - Villanova University, Lacrosse
Gwen Bowler - Adrian College, Ice Hockey
AJ Noyes - Middlebury College, Lacrosse
Griffin O'Neil - Dartmouth College, Lacrosse 

The athlete-coach relationship is an integral part of the Holderness School athletic experience, and here is what coaches had to say about these remarkable student-athletes.

Alex Baber 
“When I first saw Alex play, I very quickly recognized that he was a special player. His lacrosse IQ, tenacity, and ability to transition the ball up the field makes him a very dynamic defenseman. His intrinsic motivation to be his best every day is contagious, and I admire his desire and passion to serve our country.” - Justin Simon ’04

Jack Bayreuther
“A three-sport varsity athlete, Jack is a rare breed.  Jack is a leader on and off the field, and he has been a strong two-way, utility middie/attack position for Holderness for years. The St. Lawrence community is getting an incredible lacrosse player and young man.” - Justin Simon ’04
Jimmy Bocock
“Although he isn’t reckless, Jimmy doesn’t spend time worrying about what will happen, he just goes.  His poise and daring are things that could have been seen in most areas of his life, but they don’t account for the ferocity with which he attacks the game of football… I am proud to have coached Jimmy Bocock, but I feel far more fortunate to have known him.  He is a great football player and even better person.” - Jordan Graham

Tyler Boes
“A four-year letter winner in lacrosse, Tyler’s vision to find teammate is unparalleled and his ability to dodge, score, and create opportunities makes him a dynamic player. Even as a former coach for a Lakes Region opponent, I’ve been well aware of Tyler’s ability and I’ve been a big fan of how this young man plays the game of lacrosse.” - Justin Simon ’04

Gwen Bowler
“Gwen came to Holderness as a 9th grader and it was clear from the start that this kid was passionate about hockey.  At every practice, Gwen put in a game-like effort, which helped her stay poised during games against top-ranked opponents.  Gwen is a leader on and off the ice, always coming to practice with a smile on her face and ready to get better each and every day.  Gwen’s fight to be better each day is a quality about her that I admire - and a quality that has brought her to compete at the next level.” - Nicole Bartlett

AJ Noyes
“I met AJ at a tournament last year and immediately thought this kid is our answer! While he’s only been at Holderness for his senior year, his previous coach calls ‘AJ a natural leader whose peers gravitate to him due to his easy-going nature. He is incredibly motivated and always pushing to be his best.’” - Justin Simon ’04

Griffin O’Neil
“Griffin is a player that the league has known about for years. A four-year letter winner, he is the guy most players shy from going against. His tenacity and sheer athleticism are unmatched, and his stick skills allow him to be a huge threat when he carries the ball into the offensive end.” - Justin Simon ’04

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