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.
Basketball Boys Varsity
Our mantra is simple: play hard, play tough defense, and be unselfish on offense. We compete in the Lakes Region League – one of the most competitive leagues in the country – against Brewster, Kimball Union Academy, New Hampton, Proctor, St. Paul's, Tilton, and Vermont Academy. We also compete in the NEPSAC B class with twenty-six other schools.
Holderness basketball alumni have gone on to be successful at all levels, ranging from Division I and III programs to professional. Recent graduates have played at Boston University, Dartmouth College, Endicott College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, St. Lawrence, St. Michael's College, Stony Brook University, Tufts University, and the University of New Hampshire.
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.