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Highlighting Excellence in Fall Athletics

Highlighting Excellence in Fall Athletics

Dana Hall’s fall varsity athletic teams closed the books on their season earlier this month. At each team’s end-of-the-season banquet, coaches recognized outstanding players with individual honors.

Overall Record: 12-5-2
Eastern Independent League (EIL) Record: 9-1-1
Place in EIL: 2nd
EIL All-League: A. Mather ’24, P. Wheelan ’26 and L. Heald ’27
EIL Honorable Mention: B. Mather ’26 and O. DeLeonardis ’27
EIL Coach of the Year: Rachel Wood
Grinder of the Year: B. Mather
Rookie of the Year: L. Collins ’27
Most Valuable Player: B. Mather
Dragon Award: D. Reinstein ’24

Overall Record: 10-9
EIL Record: 9-6
Place in EIL: 4th
EIL All-League: M. Reinhardt ’24
EIL Honorable Mention: H. Hill ’25 and A. Warner ’27
New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) All-League: Reinhardt
Most Valuable Player: Reinhardt
Most Improved Player: E. Finley ’26 and M. Choo ’27
Unsung Hero Award: Warner

Overall Record: 5-17
EIL Record: 5-6
Place in EIL: 5th
EIL All-League: B. Mathieu ’25
EIL Honorable Mention: B. Phillips ’25 
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Phillips
Most Valuable Player: Phillips
Most Improved Player: M. Dodd ’25
Dragon Award: E. Bergstrom ’24

Overall Record: 4-13-1
EIL Record: 3-7-1
Place in EIL: 8th
EIL All-League: S. Wolf ’24
EIL Honorable Mention: B. O’Donnell ’25
Leadership Award: E. Black ’24
Offensive Player Award: A. Kaye ’24
Defensive Player Award: C. Giangrasso ’27
Dragon Award: G. Antun ’24

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team is having a strong 2023-24 regional show season. Both the Middle School and Upper School teams qualified for Region 6 Finals, which will be hosted at Dana Hall in February. The Middle School team placed in the top three teams at every fall show, and the Upper School team placed in the top three teams at the shows where they competed with a full roster. In addition to team qualifiers, 21 riders qualified for Region 6 Finals individually. 

The Athletic Equestrian League (AEL) Team attended four shows in the fall, winning Reserve Champion at two and Champion at the other two, along with many Middle and Upper Schoolers pinned as high point riders at each show. The team will host the AEL Nationals at Dana Hall in May.

Highlights from individual riders:

  • N. Atamian ’25 won the 16-17 Flat at the National Horse Show
  • N. Forman ’29 took home a 4th place finish at the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council Mini Medal Finals and a 3rd place finish in the Children’s Hunters 14 & Under Under Saddle at Capital Challenge
  • E. Demler ’25 was 10th in the 15 & Over Children’s Hunters Over Fences at Capital Challenge

IEA Team

AEL Team