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!
Alpine Skiing Varsity
Alpine skiing has a long history of training and competition at Holderness. The varsity alpine team is best suited for individuals with prior skiing experience, who can link parallel turns and who have an interest in racing. We also have skiers every year who begin with little experience and progress quickly to the competitive level.
The season starts when students return from Thanksgiving break. Monday through Friday students train at Loon Mountain on 61 trails and 322 acres of terrain. The team's primary focus is slalom and giant salmon, and they compete on Wednesdays against other prep schools in the Lakes Region.
Following the basic pedagogy of the USSA’s alpine race training system, daily on-snow workouts consist of free skiing, drill-based free skiing, and gate training sessions. There are also occasional dryland training sessions on campus that take place under the supervision of the school’s physical trainer. Video review and ski tuning are a regular part of our routine as well.
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.’”
|Ryan Blanchard||2024||Bernardston, MA|
|Annabelle Burton||2027||Nantucket, MA|
|Delaney Cassidy||2025||Portsmouth, NH|
|Ruby Cole||2024||Thetford, VT|
|Kyra Delli Colli||2025||Plymouth, NH|
|Cooper Duggan||2027||Dubuque, IA|
|Victoria Frankauski||2025||Ashland, NH|
|Tristan Gerasin||2027||Kittery, ME|
|Rosemarie Gilkes||2026||Garfield, NJ|
|Lucia Hamor||2027||Stowe, VT|
|Maggie Higgins||2026||Hanover, NH|
|Charlotte Hoffman||2027||Charlotte, VT|
|Ondine Kagan||2026||Nantucket, MA|
|Roan LaScola||2027||Nantucket, MA|
|Vivienne Maleska||2026||New Haven, CT|
|Anna Metzner||2024||Washington, DC|
|Caroline Miller||2026||Hingham, MA|
|Lani Mitchell||2027||Holderness, NH|
|Charlotte Naughton||2027||Wellesley, MA|
|Logan Severance||2024||New Canaan, CT|
|Orla Shillingford||2026||Salisbury, CT|
|Georgia Stahl||2027||Nantucket, MA|
|Ella Thornton||2025||Marblehead, MA|
|River Werner||2026||Middleburg, VA|
|Lilias Wheelock||2025||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|Mairin Williams||2026||Wellesley, MA|