Nine Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Wednesday, May 4. 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.
Holderness is situated among some of the most varied and challenging mountain biking terrain in New England. Our wooded 600-acre campus is home to a 7 km network of winding singletrack, and we have 10 trail networks within 15 minutes of campus. On long days, our coed team travels to world-class mountain biking destinations like Highland Bike Park and Kingdom Trails.
In addition to their daily adventure rides, students also compete in races through the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike League. Some of our riders join the team with riding and racing experience, while others join as beginners and discover a love for this life-long sport. And on one day each week, students trade their bikes for picks and shovels and help extend our on-campus trail network.
In a moving show of support for a teammate who lost his father to cancer at the beginning of the school year, all 29 members of the Holderness boys varsity lacrosse team shaved their heads to raise nearly $30,000 for the Sarcoma Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
There is no terrain too rugged, race too long, mountain too high, climate too severe, or obstacle too difficult to keep Mirna Valerio from feeling the power of her body and using movement as a form of liberation and wellness. In her New York Times bestselling book, A Beautiful Work in Progress, Valerio writes, “This body isn’t meant to be stagnant or cease moving. When we stop moving in mind, body, and spirit, we stop learning. When we stop learning, we stop living. Therefore, when we stop moving, we stop living. We stop evolving toward being the human we are destined to be.” This is the message she carried to Holderness School these past few days.
Holderness School is pleased to announce that Annie Smyth-Hammond ’16 will join the Admission Office as Assistant Director of Admission as well as serve as Head Coach for the Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team.
Following an historic 23-3-3 season that saw the Holderness School Boys Varsity Hockey secure their first-ever selection to the Elite Eight, New England prep school hockey’s most competitive tournament, it’s no surprise that Head Coach Alan Thompson ’04 has been selected as Neutral Zone’s Prep Hockey Coach of the Year Runner-Up.
On the heels of a series of strong showings at regional races, an incredible number of Holderness School skiers have qualified for state, national, and international competitions.
Lakes Region Meet
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Kimball Union Academy
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Lakes Region Tournament
|0||Sarah Angevine||2024||Bronxville, NY|
|0||Finn Boissonneault||2024||Franconia, NH|
|0||Marco Boix Pina||2024||Caldes de Montbui|
|0||John Byrne||2024||Marblehead, MA|
|0||Solana Colon||2024||Rumney, NH|
|0||Jayna Davis||2025||Steamboat Springs, CO|
|0||John Diemar||2025||Eagle, CO|
|0||Reid Donovan||2025||Holderness, NH|
|0||Alexander Doyle||2024||Hanover, NH|
|0||Rowan Driscoll||2025||Jamestown, RI|
|0||Hugo Eneqvist||Saltsjo Duvnas|
|0||Maximilian Fischer||2023||Denver, CO|
|0||Ethan Howe||2024||Stow, MA|
|0||Barrett Hutchinson||2024||Newburgh, IN|
|0||Luke Keegan||2024||Quincy, MA|
|0||Ian Lebish||2025||East Falmouth, MA|
|0||Sacha Levine||Longmont, CO|
|0||Xin Yan Li Zhu||Madrid|
|0||Max Marcus||2025||Vineyard Haven, MA|
|0||Nina Martin||2025||Salt Lake City, UT|
|0||Finn McCarney||2024||South Burlington, VT|
|0||Cameron McCarthy||2025||Marblehead, MA|
|0||Whitaker McLane||2025||Bridgewater, NH|
|0||Kathryn Miele||2024||Jackson, WY|
|0||Gina Mulcahy||2025||Waterville Valley, NH|
|0||Bryce Patterson||2023||Healdsburg, CA|
|0||Maximillian Riccio Perez||2023||Campton, NH|
|0||Samuel Robison||2024||Marblehead, MA|
|0||Henry Roe||2024||Auburndale, MA|
|0||Margot Roguet||Bartlett, NH|
|0||Timothy Ryan||2023||Plymouth, NH|
|0||John Schaeffler||2025||Holderness, NH|
|0||Edward Schlueter||2025||Marblehead, MA|
|0||Clayton Surber||2023||Missoula, MT|
|0||Graydon Taylor||2025||Falmouth, ME|
|0||Anna Testorf||Hanover, NH|
|0||Zachary Webb||2025||Lake Placid, NY|
|0||Caleigh Weig||2025||Maynard, MA|
|0||William Wheelock||2025||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|0||Alexander Wiedemann||2023||Ketchum, ID|