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Athletic award winners

Big Red announces team awards, league awards, and national place winners after historic winter season. 

By
Brian Muldoon
March 22, 2019
Kaylee Bennett running at Exeter.

After a winter season that was filled with inspiring performances, action packed games and a Class A championship for the boys basketball team, we are proud to announce individual award winners, NEPSAC honorees and national competition place winners. The individual award winners are selected after much thought by each Exeter coach while the NEPSAC selections are voted on by the all the coaches in the league.  
 

Exeter Team MVP Awards

The Alan M. Tarr Memorial Basketball Trophy, Most Valuable Player Award, 2019:

PRESTON MACCOUX ‘19

The Catherine E. Dunbar Girls Basketball Trophy, Most Valuable Player, 2019:

ANGELLE DIAMOND ‘20

BETHANY LUCEY ‘20

The Lloyd Bishop Hockey Trophy, Most Valuable Player Award, 2019:

GARRETT FOSTER ‘19

RYAN WELCH ‘20

The Most Valuable Member of the Girls Ice Hockey Team, 2019:

MICHAELA O’BRIEN ‘19

The Joseph H. Bowen Squash Trophy, Most Valuable Member, 2019:

H. WELDON CHAN ‘19

The Mary Spruill Kilgore Girls Squash Trophy, 2019:

EUJUNG PARK ‘19

KATHERINE YANG ‘19

The Waldo Holm Memorial Swimming Trophy, Most Valuable Team Member, 2019:

ANDREW BENSON ‘20

JARED ZHANG ‘19

The Most Valuable Member of the Girls Swimming & Diving Team, 2019:

SYDNEY KANG ‘22

ELIZABETH WILLIAMS ‘19

The Wrestling Trophy, Most Valuable Wrestler, 2019:

HENRY LAGASSE ‘19

The Stephen Potter Memorial Track Trophy, Most Valuable Team Member, 2019:

WILLIAM COOGAN ‘20

The Most Valuable Member of the Girls Winter Track Team, 2019:

KAYLEE BENNETT ‘22

The H. Hamilton Bissell Award for Dedication and Improvement JV Squash, 2019:
ALEXANDER RANGANATHAN ‘21

The Clifford J. Gallagher Good Sportsmanship in Wrestling, 2019:

TABOR WANAG ‘19
 

NEPSAC Award Winners

Boys Basketball
Jordan Jones ’19: Class A Player of the Year
Preston Maccoux ’19: Class A Honorable Mention
Pearson Parker ’19: Class A Honorable Mention
Cameron Shockley-Okeke ’19: Class A All-NEPSAC

Girls Basketball
Bethany Lucey ’20: Class A Honorable Mention

Girls Hockey

Michaela O’Brien ’19: NEPSGIHA Division I Honorable Mention

Boys Swimming
Andrew Benson ’20: 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke
Carsten Bressel ’20: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle
Elias Issa ’19: 50 freestyle
Nam Nguyen ’21: 1-meter diving
Aidan O’Brien ’21: 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke
Andrew Sun ’20: 100 butterfly
Adam Tuchler ’21: 200 IM, 100 breaststroke
Peter Tuchler ’19: 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle
Charles Venci ’20: 200 IM, 100 backstroke
Georgie Venci ’22: 200 IM
James Wang ’19: 100 breaststroke
Jared Zhang ’19: 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke

Girls Swimming
Sydney Kang ’22: 200 IM, 50 freestyle
Wynter Sands ’20: 100 backstroke
Tina Wang ’19: 100 freestyle
Liz Williams ’19: 200 freestyle
 

National Performances

Boys and Girls Track

The girls and boys track team saw some terrific performances in the New Balance High School Indoor Nationals Meet at The Armory in New York City. Will Coogan ‘20 capped his successful winter campaign with a 14th place overall finish and a personal record time of 4:15.51 in a highly competitive field in the championship mile. Kaylee Bennett ’22 enjoyed an 18th place finish in the girls freshman 400m as she crossed with an impressive time of 59.88. Ethan Aguilar '22 set a personal record and posted a top-30 finish in the boys freshman 60m to round out Big Red's efforts.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the team we sent to Nationals this year,” said head coach Hilary Hall. “In many ways this weekend is a mini reflection of being an Exonian. You have to beat many other people to get there, competing at that level elicits every emotion imaginable: personal growth, team growth, making new friends, and learning to embrace challenges in a really dynamic environment. These are skills that Exonians get to practice most every day.”

Wrestling

Christian Petry, Zachary Spencer, Tabor Wanag and Henry Lagasse represented Big Red at the Prep Nationals hosted at Lehigh University. Exeter, who placed second as a team at the Class A Championships and sixth at the New England Championships, fought hard and placed 30th overall in field of over 100 top programs from around the country. Tabor Wanag became Big Red’s most recent nationals place winner as he wrestled his way to a 6-2 record on the weekend to take seventh overall in the 182-pound weight class.

“I am really proud of the way our guys approached our season,” said head coach David Hudson. “They worked hard from day one and that led to the success we were able to have. We had to battle through some injuries and a really competitive schedule, but that did not slow down this group and I am already looking forward to next season.”