Congratulations to all the exceptional student-athletes and their coaches who made this spring sports season so memorable! The hard work, dedication, and passion displayed on the lacrosse field, the tennis court, the rock climbing crag or the skatepark, has represented Holderness School well.
Nordic Skiing Varsity
With its excellent coaching staff and 10km of groomed, on-campus trails, our Nordic program has a long tradition of producing world-class athletes, including Olympians.
Led by former U.S. Nordic Team Coach Pat Casey, our skiers compete on several levels, the best vying to make the Eastern team and represent our region in national competition. Athletes who are new to the sport are taught both classical and skate techniques and learn to appreciate the glories of Nordic skiing through the beautiful New Hampshire winter. All students compete in the local Lakes Region league and the larger New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Series. A select few represent the school at the annual NEPSAC championships, and many compete in other regional events, notably the annual Stowe Derby.
In the off-season, students have access to a fleet of roller skis, four ski ergs, a full weight room, and up-to-date cardio equipment. Many graduates go on to ski in Division I collegiate programs including Dartmouth, Colby, St. Lawrence, and Williams.
Holderness School’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team just finished an historic, undefeated season in which they went 17-0, won the NEPSAC Lakes Region Championship, and had all three coaches named U.S. Lacrosse Coaches of the Year.
Taylor Dobyns ’16 thrives in high-pressure situations. Earlier this month, after finishing 2nd in North America in the Freeride World Qualifier, she qualified for the 2024 Freeride World Tour, where elite freeskiers and snowboarders travel the globe to compete on huge mountains and extreme terrain. And, later this spring, she will graduate from law school at the University of Denver. “I definitely get the exact same adrenaline rush having my heart in my throat before dropping into these huge big mountain comp lines and before getting up in court and giving a closing argument,” Taylor says. “My friends joke around that ‘Oh, of course you picked the only two professions – being a professional athlete or being a lawyer – where there’s a winner and a loser.’”
Sometimes a hockey game is more than just a hockey game.
On February 11, the Boys Varsity Hockey team scored two goals in a tie game against Kimball Union Academy. But the most impressive stat to come out of that game didn’t happen on the ice. It was the nearly $6,000 the team raised, with help from the entire Holderness community, for the Sarah Duval Memorial Fund.
|Sarah Angevine||2024||Bronxville, NY|
|Anne Bergeron||2024||Yarmouth, ME|
|Mabel Casey||2027||Plymouth, NH|
|Eli Cook||2025||Walpole, NH|
|John Diemar||2024||Eagle, CO|
|Reid Donovan||2025||Holderness, NH|
|Luke Duffield||2026||Houston, TX|
|Adelaide Goundrey||2025||Plymouth, NH|
|Lillian Holland||2026||New London, NH|
|Thomas Kehler||2027||Greensboro, VT|
|Anika LaRoche||2026||Nottingham, NH|
|Elena LaRoche||2027||Nottingham, NH|
|Marlena Maleska||2026||New Haven, CT|
|Calvin Sweeney||2024||Holderness, NH|
|Henry Yust||2027||Waterville Valley, NH|