2016 Skiing All-Scholastics

Newton South’s Williams Rhatigan will ski for Harvard next winter.
Newton South’s Williams Rhatigan will ski for Harvard next winter.(Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Skiiers of the Year

Emilie Brush, Groton-Dunstable, Alpine

The Tyngsboro junior competes for the Groton-Dunstable co-op team. She was the top-ranked skier in the Mass. Bay West Alpha division’s regular season. At states, she was third in the slalom and second in the giant slalom.

Sam Goldberg, Xaverian, Alpine

A repeat All-Scholastic, the senior earned his second state title with Xaverian. Top-ranked in the Mass. Bay Ski League East, Goldberg took fourth in the slalom and third in the giant slalom at states. He’ll attend Bates.

Chantal Raguin, Acton-Boxboro, nordic

A junior, Raguin was the top-ranked skier in the Mass. Bay East regular season. At the state championships, she finished second. Raguin was selected for the Massachusetts Eastern High School team.


William Rhatigan, Newton South, nordic

Rhatigan made his only season of MIAA skiing worthwhile, winning the state title by more than 30 seconds. He also finished undefeated in Mass. Bay East’s regular season. The honor roll student will ski for Harvard next winter.


Stella Alphas, Weston, Alpine

After finishing as the top-ranked skier in Mass. Bay West Omega, the freshman matched her success at the state championship. Alphas took ninth in the slalom and 11th in the giant slalom and was named to the Mass. state team.

Isabel Cole, Brookline, nordic

Cole finished as the top-ranked skier in the Mass. Bay East regular season. The junior was fourth at the state championships, her third straight top-10 finish. Cole has also won six Scholastic Art Awards for jewelry making.

Jake Connolly, St. John’s Prep, Alpine

Connolly was the third-ranked skier during the North Shore Ski League’s regular season and took first at the league championship. At the state championships he finished fifth in the slalom and giant slalom.

Cameron Easton, Winchester, Alpine

The sophomore is already a two-time All-Scholastic. Easton finished second in the slalom and fourth in the giant slalom at the state meet. She also finished fourth during the Mass. Bay Omega regular season.


Kali Flaherty, Notre Dame (Hingham), Alpine

Flaherty was the top-ranked skier in the Ski East regular season. At the state championships the senior and team captain took eighth in the giant slalom and 22d in the slalom. She also plays field hockey for the Cougars.

Peter Griffin, St. John’s Prep, Alpine

Griffin was part of an undefeated regular-season team and finished as the second-ranked skier in the North Shore Ski League. At the state championship, he took fourth in the giant slalom and 19th in slalom.

Jacob Jampel, Newton North, nordic

After finishing second in the Mass. Bay East regular season, the sophomore duplicated the effort at the state championships in Weston. It marked an improvement for Jampel, who was ninth at states as a freshman.

Bailey Laidman, Dover-Sherborn, Alpine

This junior is a two-time All-Scholastic as well as an All-American and All-Scholastic in lacrosse. At the state meet, Laidman finished first in the slalom and 19th in the giant slalom. He’ll play lacrosse at North Carolina.

Tyler Lee, Concord-Carlisle, nordic

Lee was the top-ranked skier during the Mass. Bay West regular season. At the state championships, the junior finished fifth and the Patriots took third in the team portion. Lee qualified for the Mass. Eastern High School team.

Max Marchiony, Weston, Alpine

Ranked fifth in the Mass. Bay Omega Division’s regular season, the sophomore had a great state meet, finishing eighth in the giant slalom and 11th in the slalom. He also competes on the Wayland-Weston crew team.


Jack McKenna, Wellesley, Alpine

After a regular season in which he finished as the sixth-ranked skier in the Mass. Bay Ski League East, McKenna finished ninth in both the slalom and giant slalom at states. He is class vice president and captain of the ski team.

Elizabeth Murphy, Lincoln-Sudbury, Alpine

A sophomore, Murphy was the third-ranked skier in Mass. Bay West Omega. At the state championship, she won the slalom and finished ninth in the giant slalom as Lincoln-Sudbury took the team title.

Ryan Pratt, Xaverian, Alpine

Pratt began his career with a state title and finished it the same way, leading the Hawks to the 2016 championship. Pratt was seventh in the slalom and second in the giant slalom at states. He’ll attend Vermont.

Benjamin Slater, Wayland, Alpine

The top-ranked skier in Mass. Bay Omega, Slater finished second in the slalom at the state championships. He was also a Dual County League All-Star in golf and received the Principal’s Award for Service and Leadership.

Nell Solomon, Wellesley, Alpine

The top-ranked skier in Mass. Bay Ski League East, Solomon was fifth in the giant slalom and seventh in the slalom at the state championships. She was also a member of Wellesley’s 2014 state title team.

Gabby Vandendries, Brookline, nordic

After finishing third at the state championships as a sophomore,Vandendries had another great season her junior year. She finished third overall at states and was third overall in the Mass. Bay East regular season.


Coaches of the Year

Jeff Campbell, girls’ nordic, Concord-Carlisle

In his third season, the Patriots had one of their best nordic seasons, taking second at the state championships and finishing undefeated in Mass. Bay West. He is a former track All-Scholastic at Weymouth South.

Fred Sears, boys’ nordic, Dover-Sherborn

In his 30th year , Sears led Dover-Sherborn to the Mass. Bay East’s regular season championship. At the state meet, the Raiders earned a seventh-place finish. Sears is a Needham graduate and Colby alum.

Michael Davis, boys’ Alpine, Xaverian

Davis, in his eighth year, is making his second appearance as the Coach of the Year after the Hawks won their second state title. Xaverian also won the league title for the first time in under Davis’s watch.

Matthew Wentworth, girls’ Alpine, Lincoln-Sudbury

Wentworth makes his second appearance on these pages after the Warriors won the state title. Through six years, he has a 40-2 record. A North Andover and Union graduate, Wentworth is also the school’s baseball coach.



Mass. Bay East — Brookline: Emi Tsukada. Dover-Sherborn: Alexandra Scatchard. Duxbury: Katherine Quinn, Julia White. Manchester Essex: Emily Clark, Claire O’Brien. Marblehead: Peyton Whitney. Wellesley: Kim Bishop, Sierra Goodhue, Nell Solomon.

Mass. Bay West — Acton-Boxborough: Kirsten Thiim. Bedford: Nina Kuhn. Belmont: Liza Hote, Julia Martin. Chelmsford: Amanda Holmsten. Concord-Carlisle: Alden Harring, Elisa Loy, Paola Loy, Amelia Slade. Lincoln-Sudbury: Zoe Belge, Anya Elder, Eva Elder, Maddi Frissora, Elizabeth Murphy, Lisa Stevenson. Lunenburg: Kathryn Broden. Nashoba: Michelle Frasch. Wayland: Hannah Roberge. Westford: Morgan Freud. Weston: Stella Alphas, Kayla Lucas. Winchester: Cameron Easton, Tate Gordon.


North Shore — Andover: Cailey Denoncourt, Olivia Lawlor, Anna Soutter. North Andover: Emma Callamaro, Rachel Cavallaro, Cameron Deery, Olivia Killilea, Hannah Twadelle.

Ski East — Hingham: Kelly Morrissey, halle Sullivan. Natick: Haley Wynn. Needham: Sofia Kurd, Jordyn Tobasky. Norwell: Caroline Richards. Notre Dame (Hingham): Elizabeth Flaherty, Kali Flaherty, Samantha Janssens, Megan Sullivan.


Mass. Bay East — Brookline: Jeremy Noel, Dan Schwartz. Dover-Sherborn: Bailey Laidman, Brandon Miner, Brian Mitchell, Joseph Wirth. Wellesley: Jack McKenna. Xaverian: Jack Carmone, Sam Goldberg, Ryan Pratt.

Mass. Bay West — Acton-Boxborough: Blaine Carroll. Bedford: Matt Carluccio. Chelmsford: Kyle Hansen, Ryan Hart, Jay Lopresti, Matt Lopresti. Concord-Carlisle: Austin Pinard, Will Tappen. Lincoln-Sudbury: Evan Coronado, Jake Frissora, Colin Steiger. Lunenburg: Conal McBride. Wayland: Evan Chinman, Zach Goldstein, Hunter Leonard, Benjamin Slater. Westford: Nicholas Antes, Ben Cassidy, Devin Payne, Adam Wolpert. Weston: Jack Fleckner, Max Marchiony. Winchester: Kyle Easton, Ricky Myers, Bradley Peacock.

North Shore — Andover: Jason Denoncourt. Masconomet: Mitchell Godett, Nolan Houston. North Andover: Connor Masterson. St. John’s Prep: Charles Ahern, Nolan Cavallaro, Jake Connolly, Peter Griffin, Matthew Safford, Evan Symes.

Ski East — BC High: Thomas McMorrow, Michael Mullaney, Brian ONeill, Liam Quinn, Cole Rabschnuk. Natick: Braden Brothers, James Trafaconte. Needham: Josh Arvin, Rok Gundaker, Max Lobel.


Mass. Bay East — Brookline: Isabel Cole, Flora Fried, Gabby Vandendries. Newton North: Elinor Graham, Rose Teszler. Wellesley: Eve Driver, Emily Meara, Ella Redmond, Claire Sibold, Katie Smith, Kate Weinberg.

Mass. Bay West — Acton-Boxborough: Marielle Mullon, Emily Nottonson, Chantal Raguin. Concord-Carlisle: Rebecca Feist, Meredith Roberts, Lydia Yoder. Lincoln-Sudbury: Carson Hunsberg, Lorelei Poch, Claire Telfer. Wayland: Rachel Lorenc, Sarah Tully. Winchester: Hannah Piispanen.


Mass. Bay East — Brookline: Jordan Fried. Dover-Sherborn: Luke Martiros, Louis Parizeau, Peter Phelan, Owen Searle. Newton North: Llai Gavish, Jacob Jampel. Wellesley: Jason Canaday, Teddy Sevilla.

Mass. Bay West — Acton-Boxborough: Mark Borghesani, Dwight Fairchild. Concord-Carlisle: Henry Johnstone, Tyler Lee, Ayden Nichol. Lincoln-Sudbury: Aaron Corin, Danny Hoenig, Eli Newell, Kevin Telfer. Wayland: Devin Wong. Westford: Sean Doherty.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic ski team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Bob Holmes. Photos by Mark Lorenz.