Holderness School is proud to announce that 23 of its student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Wednesday, November 8. 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. Congratulations to all!
The Big Mountain program is a rapidly-growing discipline that lives under the school’s Freeski umbrella. Athletes compete on some of the East Coast’s most difficult natural terrain at places like Jay Peak, Stowe, Magic Mountain, and Mad River Glen. At each venue, competitors ski or ride on a designated expert trail, scoring points based on how many natural features they hit. Athletes are also judged according to several additional criteria, including control, technique, fluidity, and the overall style and energy. For Big Mountain athletes, competition is all about creativity and split-second problem solving in difficult terrain – not racing against the clock on a manicured course. Athletes split their time training between Loon Mountain Resort and Cannon Mountain.
With the start of hockey season just a few short weeks away, and two of his student-athletes listed as “players to watch” by NHL Central Scouting 2023, Boys Varsity Hockey Head Coach Alan Thompson ’04 is cautiously optimistic about his team’s chances.
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.
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.’”
|0||Aaron Borgani||2024||Berkeley, CA|
|0||Solana Colon||2024||Rumney, NH|
|0||Rio Gladchun||2025||Granville, VT|
|0||Jillian Hennessey||2025||Bridgewater, MA|
|0||Ethan Howe||2024||Stow, MA|
|0||Palmer Kline||2026||Jackson, WY|
|0||Kathryn Miele||2024||Jackson, WY|
|0||Gina Mulcahy||2025||Center Harbor, NH|
|0||Clara Peschel||2026||Winchester, MA|
|0||Travis Rebar||2024||Darlington, MD|
|0||Henry Roe||2024||Auburndale, MA|
|0||Charles Weiss||2024||Chatham, MA|
|0||Jade Wiggins||2025||Portsmouth, RI|