James Varian '17, Catcher, First Team All-League
Christian Layne '17, Outfield, First Team All-League
Ryan Winn '17, Pitcher/Infield, Second Team All-League
Will Rickert '19, Pitcher, Second Team All-League
Chris Polletta '17, Pitcher/Infield,
Trejyn Fletcher '20, Infield, Honorable Mention*
16 student athletes were honored with the Annual Phil Haughey ’53 Three Varsity Sport Award.
Phil Haughey is an esteemed member of Trinity-Pawling’s Class of 1953. He was one of the first to be inducted into Trinity-Pawling’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. Highlights from Haughey’s athletic career at Trinity-Pawling includes varsity football, basketball, and baseball; Captain of football and basketball; Prefect, and Vice President of the student council. At Harvard, Haughey continued to play football, basketball, and baseball; was President of the Harvard Varsity Club; and recipient of the Harvard Club of New York Thomas Slocum Award.
Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2017 Phil Haughey ’53 Three Varsity Sport Award:
Tre Fletcher '20
Zack Conlan '19
Jake Conlan '19
Joe Perettine '18
Joe Webber '18
Joey Musa '19
Connor Bastidas '18
Nate Tanner '18
Zach Mazur '17
Hitoshi Matsukage '17
Dennis Ilmela '17
Stephen Morrissey '17
Chris Taylor '17
Will Dencker '17
Jeff Thompson '17
Avery Johnson '17
On Tuesday May 23rd, the Trinity-Pawling Community gathered to honor the School's Spring Season Varsity Athletes.
The following athletes received awards for their outstanding contributions:
James K. McDougal Award: Stephen Morrissey '17
Coaches Award: Jack Makris '17
Jack Adams Annual Award: Hitoshi Matsukage '17
Coaches Award: William Yau '18
Annual Award: Chris Taylor '17
Coaches Award: Dennis Ilmela '17
Most Improved Player: Moey Lardy '17
Coaches Awards: Josh Reiss '17 & Marc Welch '18
Offensive MVP: Chris Connolly '17
Defensive MVP: Sam Shafer '17
William LaBelle Award: Ethan Black-Fernandes '17
John P. Karpoe Award: James Varian '17
Triandifalou Award: Ryan Winn '17
Coaches Award: Chris Polletta '17 & Christian Layne '17
Congratulations to these student-athletes, and to those who complete their athletic careers at Trinity-Pawling School. #RollPride
On Tuesday March 28th, the Trinity-Pawling School community gathered in Gardiner Theater to honor the Varsity Athletes for the Winter season.
Coaches and captains spoke about team accomplishments, and the following athletes received awards for their outstanding contributions. ROLL PRIDE!
A former Pride standout Sean Gleeson '03 has been recently promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Princeton University's football team. Gleeson has been a member of the Princeton offensive coaching staff for four years, during which the team took home two Ivy League championships.
According to Princeton's head coach Bob Surace, who was quoted in an article for the University, "Gleeson has done an exceptional job in every responsibility he has had at Princeton. He has had a big role in the success of our offense as the running backs coach, he did a tremendous job calling plays in our JV games the previous three years, he was an outstanding offensive coordinator for my brother Brian at Farleigh Dickenson, and our special teams units were consistently the best in the Ivy League last fall."
"Our offense has not only been an Ivy League leader, it has broken all-time records for points scored and yards gained over the last four seasons," Surace added. "Sean combines the understanding of the pass game as a former quarterback — who played for James Perry at Williams — with the run game that he helped implement. Most importantly, Sean is a tremendous teacher that will lead the quarterbacks and our offense with great passion."
Gleeson, a Glen Ridge, NJ native joined Trinity-Pawling in the Fall of 2002, where he made an immediate impact on the field. He was captain of Football, as well as lettering in Hockey and Baseball. He was named an All-Founders League Quarterback, as well as receiving the Coaches Award for his efforts and achievements at the quarterback position. Sean carried his talents to the college level, attending Williams College, where he played both football and baseball.
At Williams, Gleeson was the highest rated passer in the NESCAC in 2005, minimum 100 attempts, with a rating of 163.6. His team finished 8-0 on the year in 2006, and was responsible for a two-quarterback system that threw for 4,039 yards over a 2 year span. He received the Farley Award in 2006, which is awarded to the member of the football team who demonstrates superior qualities of dedication, loyalty and sacrifice for the betterment of the team. In baseball, Sean finished his career with .333 batting average, 139 hits and 45 extra base hits and was named Second Team All NESCAC in 2006.
The mighty roar of the Pride from Trinity-Pawling could be heard throughout the Erickson League this fall as the Varsity Football Team won the league outright finishing with a 7-1 record. As a result of winning the Erickson League, Trinity-Pawling earned a place in the Bill Glennon Bowl opposite Choate to finish the season. Unfortunately, the Pride did not have their best day on a gorgeous November afternoon in Wallingford, CT but they walked off the field with their heads held high as they enjoyed the most successful season in almost a decade.
Led by Erickson League Player of the Year and All-New England selection senior Brandon Harris at quarterback, the Pride were undefeated in the friendly confines of David N. Coratti Field beating arch rival Avon Old Farms to open the season. Fittingly, Trinity-Pawling wrapped up the Erickson League Championship at home under the lights against a talented Brunswick team. Junior Ray Davis had a break out performance on that fateful night rushing for over 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. All-New England and All-Erickson League performers included post-graduate captain Will Dencker, who was a terror on opposing offenses from his middle linebacker position, and post-graduate running back Dakota Harvey, who finished just shy of 1000 yards for the season. Steady efforts from All-Erickson League linemen Ricky Norris and Sam Opont, the pride will have big shoes to fill next year...literally.
An integral part of the Trinity-Pawling Football program is to build character and community, therefore we'd like to spotlight all of the 16 Seniors that had a direct impact on the success of this season because of their leadership and work ethic. Peter Alexis, Will Dencker, Jonathan Girard, Brandon Harris, Dakota Harvey, Dennis Ilmela, Ibrahim Kante, Christian Layne, Kenny McDougal, Ricky Norris, Sam Opont, Nik Rango, Kevin Salis, Jeffrey Thompson, Jean-Paul Vincent, and Jeremy Wilson – you are Champions!
Congratulations on a wonderful season!
On Monday December 5, the Trinity-Pawling School community gathered to honor the Varsity Athletes for the Fall season.
Coaches and captains spoke about team accomplishments, and the following athletes received awards for their oustanding contributions:
Help Cheer on the PRIDE as they vie for the
NEPSAC Class - A Championship Title!
After securing the Erickson League championship title, the Varsity Football team heads to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class-A Championship.
The PRIDE will take on Choate Rosemary Hall on their home turf on Saturday, November 19. We hope you come out and help cheer on the PRIDE!
Many thanks to the alumni, parents, and friends who have helped to cheer on the Varsity Football team this fall. We are grateful for your support. ROLL PRIDE!
Trinity-Pawling School recently honored the young men who have either signed National Letters of Intent or have committed to the Early Decision processes at their respective schools, where they intend to further their educations and play collegiate lacrosse. A special thanks goes out to all family, friends, faculty, mentors and coaches who have worked so hard to support these young men in accomplishing their goals. The signing ceremony was held in Gardiner Theatre on Friday November 18th at 11:00 am.