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Dragons Shine During Winter Season

Dragons Shine During Winter Season

Dana Hall’s winter varsity athletic teams celebrated the close of a very successful 2022-23 season this month.

VARSITY FENCING had an undefeated season, going 15-0, in addition to winning the Massachusetts State Fencing Championships.

Most Valuable Players: S. Bililies ’23 and E. Lu ’25
Most Improved Player: R. Costa ’26
Rookie of the Year: J. Lu ’26

VARSITY SWIMMING finished its season with a 9-2 record, taking home 1st place in the Eastern Independent League (EIL) and finishing 5th in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Sophomore M. Chopra ’25 was named EIL Swimmer of the Year.

EIL All-League: Chopra, M. Nichols ’28, S. O’Reilly ’26, N. Simmons ’27, S. Snyder ’26, and K. Traill ’26
EIL Honorable Mention: S. Jiang ’23 and A. Song ’26
NEPSAC All-League:

  • Chopra in 200 Individual Medley, 100 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle Relay
  • Simmons in 500 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle Relay
  • Nichols in 400 Freestyle Relay
  • O’Reilly in 400 Freestyle Relay

NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Simmons in 200 Freestyle
Unsung Heroine: Song
Dragon Award: K. Jones ’23
Team Grit Award: K. Kim ’24

VARSITY SQUASH went 12-7 this season, taking 2nd place in the EIL, 3rd place in NEPSAC’s Division 2 and 3rd place in Division 3 at the U.S. High School Team Squash Championships in Philadelphia.

EIL All-League: K. Poirier ’26 and A. Thames ’24
EIL Honorable Mention: N. Bardorf ’25 and R. Sharma ’23
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Poirier and Thames
Most Valuable Player: Poirier
Dragon Award: Bardorf
Most Improved Player: H. Hill ’25 and S. Bulanova ’26

VARSITY DIVING took 3rd place in NEPSAC this winter.

NEPSAC Honorable Mention: C. Conca ’25, N. Drago ’25 and C. Gupta ’26
Coaches’ Award: Conca
Team Grit Award: Gupta

VARSITY BASKETBALL had a 9-7 overall record, taking home 5th place in the EIL. Junior A. Mad-toingué ’24 was named to the NEPSAC Class A All-Star Basketball Team with a career high 22 points per game as well as 17 rebounds per game, 11 blocks per game and three assists per game. Head Coach Jeff LaCure coached one of the Class A All-Star Teams.

EIL All-League: Mad-toingué
EIL Honorable Mention: S. Copeland ’23 and D. deHollan ’24
Most Valuable Player: deHollan and Mad-toingué
Unsung Heroine: K. Adam ’23
Coaches’ Award: Copeland
Most Improved Award: R. Fadugbagbe ’25

ICE HOCKEY finished its winter season 5-8-2.

Most Improved Player: N. Phillips ’27
Coaches’ Award: E. Lagarde ’25
Offensive Player of the Year: R. Hinchley ’26
Defensive Player of the Year: A. Sullivan ’24


Ten students and two alumnae have been competing in Wellington, Fla., at the Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs for 12 weeks between January and April. Highlights include:

  • P. Scott ’25 and her horse Bonnaroo were Reserve Champion of the Older Children’s Hunters
  • N. Forman ’29 and her pony Little Creek’s Gidget were Reserve Champion of the Small Medium Children’s Pony Hunter
  • N. Atamian ’25 and her horse Cerveza were second in the THIS National Children’s Medal
  • S. Saarony ’26 and her horse So Fun were top two finishers in two Low Children’s Hunter Classes
  • A. Thames ’24 and her horse October Hill’s Cuatro got top scores in the 3’3” Junior Hunter and were top three finishers
  • M. Dodd ’25 and her horse Mia were 3rd in the Low Children’s Jumper Classic
Varsity Swimming poses with their EIL Champions trophy

Varsity Swimming shows off their EIL Champions trophy

Varsity Squash took 3rd place at Nationals in Philadelphia

Varsity Squash took 3rd place at Nationals in Philadelphia

Varsity Diving team poses with their coach

Varsity Diving

Varsity Basketball poses with their coaches

Varsity Basketball

Ice Hockey poses with their coaches

Ice Hockey

P. Scott '25 and her horse Bonnaroo

P. Scott ’25 and her horse Bonnaroo after winning Reserve Champion of the Older Children’s Hunters