Wednesday, December 21, 2022

WHSL Swimming

 Scituate 12/16/22


Silver Lake Whitman Hanson had their first meet on Friday 12/16 against Scituate, both Boys and Girls swimming suffered a loss creating our  league record 0-1 . Silver Lake Whitman Hanson did have some outstanding performances. Our boys medley relay team, consisting of Matt Ward, Andrew Curtin, Wesley Hawyle and Jake Foley, placed 2nd  with a time of 2.14.50. We had a few debut first time swimmers for the team, Andrew DiBonna receiving 3rd place in the 200 IM with a time of 3.01.47, Connor O’Brian and Harrison Chase placing in 5 & 6 in the 50 Free. Jake Foley with a personal best in 100 free with a time of 1.08.50. Andrew Curtin also went his personal best in the 100 back with a time of 1.22.94. Nikhil Harrish and Kevin Sherry went personal best in the 100 freestyle with a 1.18.75 & 1.16.81. The Girls swim team also had outstanding performances, Chase Lovett placing in 4th in the 500 yard with the time of 6:45.54. Nardeen Ishak and Alex Berachi had personal bests in the 50 freestyle with a time of 43.93.& 41.53. We also had some great debuts from our new swimmers, Sasha Tereshko placing 3rd in the 100 backstroke with a 1.34.62.  Emillia Cooke and Charlotte Nourse  assisted in the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. 



Quincy 12/20/22


Silver Lake Whitman Hanson suffered a loss against North Quincy/Quincy last night 12/20/22 creating both girls and boys Patriot League Record  0-2.  The Boys Swim put on a great performance last night coming in 2nd in the Medley Relay ( Wesley Hawley, Andrew Curtin, Jake Foley, and Matt Ward). The Boys Swim team also took 1st ( Wesley Hawley, Connor O’Brien, Matt ward & Jake Foley) and 2nd place ( Andrew DiBona, Kevin Sherry, Nikhil Harish, & Andrew Curtin)  in the 200 freestyle relay with the times of 2.05.53 & 2.20.02.  The Boys Swim Team also had many personal best times, Jake Foley in the 50 freestyle with a time of 30.01, and Nakhil Harish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 30.78. Wesley Hawley had a personal best in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1.03.62, and Connor O’Brien personal best in the 100 Freestyle with a 1.22.44. Nakhil Harish also had a personal best in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1.33.57


The girls swim team also had a great performance last night claiming second place in the 200 freestyle relay ( Anna Billings, Ava Mctighe-Tassinari, Josephine Eldridge, & Brielle Shelly) with a time of 2.13.57. The girls swim team also had personal best times. Briell Shelly in the 100 Fly with a time of 1.09.75. Emillia Cooke also had a personal best in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1.24.46. Emily Benson also had a personal best in the 100 backstroke with a 2.01.08. SIlver Lake Whitman Hanson next meet will be held on January 5, 2022 vs Plymouth North at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Update

 As we approach the holiday break, it is a good time of year to remind ourselves how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful community.  The number of alumni who come back and watch the various teams play is really amazing.  Panther nation gets bigger every year and the amount of pride people take being from Whitman and Hanson is truly special.  We want to take this time to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season.


And now let's update our winter sports teams.

A good place to begin is with our girls basketball team which has picked up right where they left off.  Despite graduating most of the team, the Panthers have reloaded with a lot of talented young players and they have jumped out to a 2-0 start.   Friday night the girls posted a 42-38 victory over Plymouth North (2-1). Freshman Jenna Mishou paced the Panthers with a team high 11 points off the bench. Sophomores Cassidy Briggs (10 points) and Lillie Mackinnon (8 points) were key to igniting the Panthers in the second half after trailing by 2 at halftime. The team is back on the road Tuesday night when they travel to Silver Lake. 

The boys basketball team is also young this year and they opened the season by surprising one of the top teams in the league when they beat Pembroke, 77-68 behind huge nights from Drew Daley and Evan Yakavonis (19 points apiece).  On Friday though the Panthers lost a heartbreaker by 1 point to Plymouth North despite a breakout performance from freshman Isaiah Bean-Brittain who exploded for 28 points.  The team will try to bounce back at home Tuesday night against Silver Lake.

Whitman-Hanson wrestling had a nearly perfect day at the Sandwich Early Bird Tournament Saturday. WH ended the day with 6 Champions and a 3rd and fourth place finish. We were a perfect record of 6-0 in the finals to secure a second place team finish behind Excel Academy who had 174 points to WH 160. Leading the way for WH was 106 pound sophomore Champion Charlie Lussier with 3 pins on the day. Charlie's record on the season is now 6-0 with 6 pins. At 113 pounds sophomore Christian Grimaldi also went 3-0 and also had 3 pins. Christian is now 6-2 on the season with 3 pins. Wrestling in the 132 pound finals was junior Austin Gamber. Austin went 4-0 on the day leading to his Championship and a season record of 7-2. At 138 pounds senior captain Braden Kain was 4-0 on the day leading to his Championship. Braden is now 8-1 on the season with 6 pins. At 145 pounds, senior captain Aidan Guiliani continued with a 3-0 day with 3 pins and is now 4-0 on the year with 3 pins. Rounding out the tournament for WH was senior captain Maddox Colclough at 285 pounds with a pin in the finals extending his season record to 2-0 with 2 pins. Freshmen PJ Katz wrestled at 106 pounds and went 3-1 on the day with 3 pins and finished in 3rd place. Rounding out the day was freshmen Tristan Foster wrestling at 126 pounds going 1-2 on the day and placing 4th.

Next up for WH is a home match vs. Carver HS on Wednesday December 21st at 6:00 pm.

The Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field team (1-1) downed Duxbury High School Friday night at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 56-44.  Winners for the Panthers included Junior Leila Keaney (55 Hurdles, 10.92) and Senior Captains Anne Tilley and Sydney Pires who tied in the High Jump at 4'3". Pires also won the Long Jump at 14' 7".  It was Junior Savannah Kamperides winning the 600 in 1:51.75, Freshman Gabrielle Amado placing first in the 1000 in 3:32.16, and Sophomore McKenna McCarthy taking the 2 Mile in 12:51.

Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field team competed against Duxbury High School's team Friday and lost 64 to 31. Whitman Hanson's top performer was Senior Captain Noah Roberts who won the Shot Put 35'7" and Long Jump 17'6"
and he was the Panther's fastest sprinter in the 55m 7.38 and the 300 m dash 41.53. Other noteworthy performances came from Ryan Crowley in the 55H 10.69,  Shane Johnson in the 600M run 1:40.53, Logan Bourgelas in the 1000m 2:53.71, and Alex Kehayias in the 2 mile 11:21.24. The 4 x 400 team comprised of Logan Bourgelas, Ethan Fostello, Shane Johnson and Bobby Silva posted the Panthers best time of the season with 3:53.47. The Panther's record stands at 0 - 2. 

Girls hockey is playing great in the early going posting a 1-1 record.  They lost a tough one to Duxbury Saturday when the Dragons scored late in the third to snap a scoreless deadlock.  Freshman goalie Sadie Watchhorn was sensational in net.  The girls opened the season with a thrilling 3-2 win over Marshfield.

The boys hockey team started with the iron of the league this year and suffered losses to both Duxbury and Marshfield.  Junior Zakk Spano gave the Panthers an early 1-0 lead Saturday over Marshfield but the Rams scored 5 unanswered despite Junior goalie Nolan Munroe turning in another good game stopping 36 Rams shots.  In Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Duxbury  Junior Alex Ethier scored twice for Whitman Hanson as the Panthers took a 2-1 lead into the third before Duxbury took control.
The Panthers record is now 1-2-0 (0-2 in Patriot League).  They will travel on the road and play Plymouth North, Wednesday 12/21.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Winter Tryout Information

 Winter 2022/2023 Tryout and Practice Information


Boys Basketball Tryouts

Monday 11/28

Grade 9                            3:31pm-5:31pm

Grades 10-12                 4:31pm


Tuesday 11/29 and Wednesday 11/30

Grade 9                            1:51pm-3:41pm

Varsity                              3:31pm-TBA

JV                                       5:36pm-7:33pm    

(First cuts will be made after this tryout)                                       

 

Thursday 12/1

Grade 9                            1:51pm-3:41pm

Varsity                              3:41-TBA

JV                                       6:01-8pm

 

Friday 12/2 

Grade 9                            1:51pm-3:41pm

Varsity                              3:41-TBA (Team Meeting after practice)

JV                                       6:01-8pm

 

Saturday 12/3

All 3 levels scrimmage at 10am – arrival at 9:01am

 

All freshmen and anyone who was not in the program last year  should wear a white T Shirt with their name either written on the back or taped to the back.  If you have a WH reversible, that is the preferred clothing choice.

·         Do not come to tryouts if your name is not on the list which was emailed to your school email.  If your name is not on that list, it means your parents did not fill out the online permission slip.  Please ask them to go to www.whathletics.com and fill it out.  DO NOT COME IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST.  Also DO NOT COME if you are missing a physical or concussion test.

 

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tryout Schedule 

Day 1 - Monday November 28, 2022

All players will report to the walking track at 2:15p to stretch and tryout together 

Time: 2:30-4:30pm


Day 2 - Tuesday November 29, 2022 

Freshman 2:00-4:00 pm

JV and Varsity 4:00-6:00 pm

 

Day 3 - Wednesday November 30, 2022 

Freshman and JV 2:30 - 4:30 pm   

Varsity 4:30-6:30 pm

(Teams will be set after this day)

Day 4 - Thursday December 1, 2022 

Freshman and JV 2:30-4pm

Varsity 4-6pm


Day 5 - Friday December 2, 2022 

Freshman and JV 2:30-4:30pm

Varsity 4:30-6:30pm


Saturday 12/3 - Varsity Scrimmage at Braintree HS 10 am 

Sunday 12/4 - Varsity Practice with Archies 9am 


*Please make sure you have a red, black and white t-shirt or reversible and a water bottle.* 


DO NOT COME TO TRYOUTS IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS MISSING

1. Signed up on whathletics.com 

2. Up to date physical 

3. Up to date Impact test.


Wrestling Practice Week One


Monday November 28th thru Friday December 2nd 3:30-6:00 This includes setup. Practice will be in the Cafe’ all week.


Wrestling headgear and footwear are required.  


Saturday scrimmage with SSVT (site and time TBD).


All paperwork must be completed before the first practice, NO Exceptions.


1. Signed up on whathletics.com 

2. Up to date physical 

3. Up to date Impact test.




Whitman Hanson/Silver Lake Girls Ice Hockey 2022-2023


Coaching Staff


Colin Foley                                            Kristy Kennedy               Jim Stone

colinfoley@slrsd.org                                      kristyk333@yahoo.com jimsun72@gmail.com


Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline - November 21 (Must be registered in Family ID by this date)

  • Pre Season Meeting - Monday, November 21, 6:00 PM at SLRHS

  • Hockey  Tryouts

    • Monday, November 28 - 5:10 AM - 6:10 AM at Hobomock Arena

    • Tuesday, November 29 - 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM at Hobomock Arena

  • Practice begins Wednesday, November 30 (if roster is not finalized on Tuesday, this may be used as a third tryout day)

    • Wednesday, November 30 - 5:10 AM - 6:10 AM at The Bog Ice Arena

    • Thursday, December 1 - 3:30 - 4:20 PM at Rockland Ice Rink

    • Friday, December 2 - 5:10 AM - 6:10 AM at Hobomock Arena


Tryout Information

  • MUST BE APPROVED BY ATHLETICS PRIOR TO TRYOUT

  • While there are no cuts, we’ll be using these sessions as an evaluation; players should be prepared to compete for their spot on the team

  • Come prepared every day, on time and with the proper equipment 


What are coaches evaluating players on? 

  • Skating Ability

  • Puck Movement

  • Shooting

  • Ice Awareness

  • Work Ethic

  • Hockey IQ

  • INTANGIBLES (effort, attitude, school behavior, grades, coachability,  team player, sportsmanship)


** In the event of inclement weather, players will be notified of any time/location changes


2022-2023 Tryout, Practice, and Game Information

Boys Hockey Tryouts

Monday 11/28 Tryout #1:

  • All players 2:20-3:20pm Rockland Ice Arena

    • Receive all tryout pinnies prior to entering the ice

Tuesday 11/29 Tryout #2:

  • All players 3-3:50pm Rockland Bavis Arena

    • Varsity and JV teams will be selected after tryout #2

    • All players will be notified Tuesday night letting them know where to report for Wednesday

Wednesday 11/30:

  • JV practice 2:20-3:20pm Rockland Arena

    • JV uniforms will be distributed after practice

    • Please bring a separate duffle bag to take home uniforms

  • Varsity practice 7:50pm-8:40pm Rockland Arena

    • Varsity players will report in their locker room by 6:15pm for team meeting and uniform distribution.

      • Please bring duffle bag for uniform distribution

    • If players were notified Tuesday night as a bubble player (players coaching staff would like to take another look at), they will report for varsity’s 7:50pm practice.

      • Bubble players will be notified after practice if they will go to JV or remain with Varsity as the week progresses.

Thursday 12/1:

  • Varsity practice 2:20-3:20pm Rockland Arena

Friday 12/2:

  • Varsity practice 5:40-6:40pm Rockland Arena

Saturday 12/3:

  • Varsity scrimmage 8pm @ Bridgewater Ice Arena vs East/West Bridgewater

*You are not allowed to attend tryouts if you have not registered to play yet this year. Please ask your parents to go to www.whathletics.com and fill out the online permissions slip. You may also not attend if you do not have a physical or concussion test completed.  No one from the coaching staff will take necessary forms for tryouts day of tryout.


2022-2023

Boys & Girls Swim tryouts 

Tryout will be held at the Kingsbury club located in Kingston Ma, 

186 Summer St, Kingston, MA 02364

______________________________________________________________________

Monday 11/28 Tryout 1

  • All swimmers from 730-830 pm

    • Please report to the pool deck at 730, ready with swimsuit on, cap and goggles. 

Tuesday 11/29 Tryout 2

  • All swimmers from 7-830

    • Please report to the pool deck at 7, ready with swimsuit already on, cap and goggles.

Wednesday 11/30 

  • All swimmers from 7-830 

    • This is no longer tryouts, you will be given a specific lane depending on how you performed on Monday and Tuesday. This will be the start of our normal practice routine. 

Thursday 1/1 

  • All swimmers from 230-4 (please not this is a different time)

    • Please report to the pool deck ready to swim

Friday 1/2 

  • NO Practice 


*You are not allowed to attend tryouts if you have not registered to play yet this year. Please ask your parents to go to www.whathletics.com and fill out the online permissions slip. You may also not attend if you do not have a physical or concussion test completed.  No one from the coaching staff will take necessary forms for tryouts day of tryout.


BOYS and GIRLS INDOOR TRACK and FIELD


Monday November 28th thru Friday December 2nd, 2:30 - 4:00.


Weather permitting, practice will be held on the outdoor track.  In the event of inclement weather the teams will move to the Indoor walking track.


Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn.  


All paperwork must be completed before the first practice, NO Exceptions.


1. Register on whathletics.com (Parents Permission Slip)

2. Up to date physical (Less than 13 months old) 

3. Up to date Impact test.


Please review the Registration Checklist which can be found at the following link: Registration Checklist





Saturday, September 10, 2022

Panthers Open Season With Win


Score

WH: 3 3 12 0-18
Pem: 0 0 6 7-13

The Whitman-Hanson Panthers start the year off with a win against Pembroke 18-13. Will Frazier had the play of the night with an 85 yard kick return touchdown. Frazier and Evan Casey combined for over 100 yards on the ground, with Casey adding a touchdown. Matt Phelps had a huge 70 yard reception. Brendan Moore connected on two field goals that proved to be the difference. 

On defense Casey led the Panthers, with Collin Murphy contributing with a sack. The Panthers face off at non-league opponent Foxboro next week. 



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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Whitman Hanson Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Recipients

 2022 Whitman-Hanson Hall of Fame

Whitman-Hanson Athletics is announcing the newest class of Hall of Fame Inductees.  These deserving men and women, along with two teams, will be inducted on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 5:00pm at South Shore Country Club.  Tickets may be purchased at www.whathletics.com.  The inductees will also be presented to the community at halftime of the homecoming football game on Friday October 7th against Silver Lake.  This is the second induction class for Whitman-Hanson Athletics.

Coaches

Bob Gay:  Bob began coaching Whitman-Hanson wrestling in 1985 and led the program until leaving Whitman-Hanson in July of 2001 to become the Principal at North Attleboro High School.  In his very first year at W-H, he guided a young team to a league title and, only a few years later, in 1988 he led the Panthers to the South Sectional Championship.  The mid-1990’s saw W-H as one of the top teams in Massachusetts, setting a state record of 53 consecutive dual meet wins over three seasons. W-H won South Sectional Championships in 1994 and 1995 as Bob was selected as Coach of the Year. He was also the Div. 2 Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1994.  On 7/1/95, Bob became the Principal at Whitman-Hanson. In January of 1997, he recorded his 200th win at Wayland High School. In his 16 years as the W-H varsity coach, his teams’ record was 271-60-2. Bob’s teams won nine league championships and three sectional championships. He has coached nine individual state champions and more than 30 sectional champions.  Bob now coaches at Bristol-Plymouth where he recorded his 400th dual meet win on 1/15/22.

Bob gives much credit to the outstanding coaches he has worked with: Paul Holmes, Gary Rabinovitz, Kevin Broderick, Dale Smith, Dave Armstrong and Nick Flynn. He is especially proud of the hundreds of wrestlers he has coached over the years for their dedication, hard work, competitive enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. Finally, and most importantly, he thanks his best friend, soul mate, and wife Linda for 45+ years of her support. Bob also thanks his wonderful children, Kristin and Kevin, for their understanding as to why Dad was seldom home in the winter months from 1979-2001.


Bob Teahan: Robert Teahan (Bob) was a member of what journalist Tom Brokaw called the “Greatest

Generation”, that is people who lived through the Great Depression and contributed to a conclusion of

World War II. Bob lived a life of service and leadership. As a twenty-year-old, his service began

when he volunteered for the U.S. Army to protect our democracy in World War II. His Division

engaged in four major European campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. 


After the war, Bob attended Bridgewater State College (BSU) where he was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams and the first President of the Varsity Club.


Bob taught in the Whitman and Whitman-Hanson Regional School Systems for twenty five

years. Along with the history and physical education classes he taught, Bob coached football

and was the Physical Education Director for the majority of those years. He had high

expectations for students and players and motivated them to perform to the best of their

abilities. His boys’ physical education program was spotlighted in the Boston Globe for his

development of a system in which different colored T-shirts showed a student’s individual

improvements and accomplishments. He gave his students skills to become fine young men.


As Head Football Coach for 20 years, Bob’s W-H Panthers won six Old Colony League

championships and one Class C title (1965). Three of Bob’s players went on to play professional

football: Dennis Lozzi, Tom Lynch and Steve Kingman. Bob spent many hours promoting his

high school players to college scouts who could provide college scholarships. Combining high

school and semi-pro football, Bob coached a total of 321 games.

From 1974-1978, Bob represented the towns of Whitman and East Bridgewater in the

Massachusetts Legislature. He surveyed his constituents to better understand their needs and

responded to calls for help from all citizens.

From 1979 until 1994, Bob was a college scout for the New England Patriots. The many years he

thoroughly studied and intensely analyzed football plays and players at Whitman-Hanson gave

Bob the experience, knowledge and skills he used to identify potential professional players.

While scouting, Bob gave players second and third chances to improve their speed, agility, and

accuracy scores on his scouting reports because he knew football was sometimes a way out of

poverty for these players. In all he did, Coach Teahan’s goal was to make life better for the next

generation.

When Bob died in 1997, he left his wife Kathy, his children Anne, Jeanie, Bob and John and his

granddaughter Jill, all of whom still miss him today.


Student-Athletes

Kevin Broderick: Kevin is a 1988 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he was a standout football player and wrestler.  He was a two-time sectional champion in wrestling (1987 and 1988) and was a state champion in 1988.  He was the MVP of the 1988 sectional championship wrestling team.  In football, he was the team MVP on the Super Bowl runner-up team in 1987 and won the Golden Helmet Award that season.  Kevin was a Boston Globe All-Scholastic in wrestling (1988) and also earned Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic awards in wrestling (1987 and 1988) and football (1988).  After graduating from Whitman-Hanson, he went on to play football at Holy Cross where he tore his ACL at the end of the season.  He transferred to Stonehill where, three years and three surgeries later, he returned to football earning an All Conference honorable mention in 1992 and ECFC All Conference honors in 1993.  Kevin defined what it meant to be a student-athlete in both high school and college—he graduated Suma Cum Laude while being named to the GTE COSIDA Academic All-American Team.  He went on to medical school and now works as an urgent care doctor at Compass Medical in East Bridgewater.  Kevin returned to high school wrestling as a coach with both Scituate and Whitman-Hanson before stepping down after the birth of his daughter, Hailey.  Kevin and his wife Tracy reside in Hanson.


Samantha Coletti: Samantha is a 2016 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she was a three-sport athlete competing in Cross Country along with Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.  As a Senior Samantha was Captain of each of her teams as well as Most Valuable Player.  Samantha was also a Patriot League MVP, a Boston Herald All-Scholastic, and numerous-time Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic during her high school career.  Samantha rewrote the Whitman-Hanson record books and is the current school record holder in 10 events.  She holds the Cross Country 5K record with a time of 18:18.7.  She also holds Indoor Track records in the 600 Meter, 1000 Meter, Mile and 2 Mile runs along with the record as a member of the 4 X 800 Meter relay team.  In Outdoor Track Samantha holds school records in the 400 Meter, 800 Meter, Mile and 2 Mile events.  She was the State Divisional Champion five times as a Panther.  Samantha was the State Division 2 Champion in the Mile as both a sophomore and junior.  She also was the Division 3 Champion during her junior year in both the Indoor Track and Field 1000 Meter and Mile events.  As a senior Samantha was crowned the Outdoor Division 2 Champion in the 2 Mile.  Following graduation from Whitman Hanson, Samantha competed at the United States Military Academy as a member of Army’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, where again she served as team Captain.  Samantha held several school records during her time at West Point and remains a record holder as a member of the Track and Field Distance Medley team.  Samantha is currently serving our country as a Lieutenant in the United States Army.


Liz Hassan: Liz is a 2001 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she was a three-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball and track & field.  She was recognized multiple times with All-Scholastic honors in track & field (Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise 1999, 2000 and 2001) while also being named to the Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic team in basketball in 2001 (Patriot Ledger honorable mention).  Liz served as captain of all three sports, was team MVP in both basketball and track & field (two times), and was selected as a League All Star in soccer (two times), basketball (two times) and track & field (four times).  She led the soccer and basketball teams in scoring her senior year.  In track & field, Liz set many records: 100 Meter Hurdles (still stands today), 300 Meter Hurdles, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay (still stands today – Courtney Kelly, Laura Billings and Bridget Anderson) and the Heptathlon (4,124 points – still stands today).  She captured the state Heptathlon title in the spring of her senior year.  Liz also was honored with a National Principal’s Leadership Award nomination and a National High School Heisman nomination.  She was recruited to play all three sports in college but elected to focus on track & field, accepting a scholarship to compete for Boston College. It didn’t take long for Liz to make an impact at BC, breaking the school record in the Heptathlon her freshman year.  She recorded top five all-time performances in the 60 Meter Hurdles, 100 Meter Hurdles, 400 Meter Hurdles, Pentathlon and Heptathlon. Liz was well-decorated with awards at Boston College, including Rookie of the Year (2001-2002), MVP (2004-2005), Team Captain (2004-2005), and All Conference (2005 Heptathlon).  Liz currently resides in Denver, Colorado.


Tom Lynch: Tom is a 1973 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he competed in football, basketball, indoor track and outdoor track.  He was co-captain of the 1972 Old Colony Championship football team.  Tom earned All-Scholastic honors from the Brockton Enterprise, Patriot Ledger and Boston Herald Traveler.  He was the recipient of the YMHA Scholar Athlete Award and was selected to play the Harry Agganis All Star Game.  Tom accepted a scholarship from Boston College where he was a three-year starter on both offense and defense while earning his letter all four years. He was named to the ECAC All Conference team in 1972 and that same season was recognized with the All Star Weekly Position Player of the Week in the victory over the University of Texas.  Adding to his accolades, he was presented with the Thomas F. Scanlan Trophy for scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.  Rounding out his career at BC he was selected to play in the 28th Senior Bowl.  He was then selected 30th overall in the 1977 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.  He went on to have a stellar 8 year career with the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills and was named to the All AFC team in his second year in the league.  In 1988, Tom was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.  Tom and his wife Donna have been married for 43 years and have three children, Brittany, Sean and Cody as well as six grandchildren.  The family resides in Southern New Hampshire.


Kristie Mewis: Kristie is a 2009 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she played four years of varsity soccer, two years of basketball, and one year of track & field.  She was a two-time team MVP in soccer (2005 and 2006) while earning multiple All-Scholastic honors (2007, 2008 and 2009 by the Patriot Ledger and 2008 and 2009 by the Boston GlobIe). She was a three-time NSCAA All American, 2009 Parade All American First Team, 2008 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year and US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.  Kristie was also a three-time Eastern Massachusetts, State and New England All Star.  She finished her career at Whitman-Hanson with 74 goals and 34 assists.  Her accomplishments at Whitman-Hanson are even more remarkable when you consider she was playing for the National Team at the time as well.  She was the co-captain of the 2008 U17 Women’s World Cup team, which was runner-up.  She was honored with the Bronze Ball Award for that tournament.  While she only competed one season in indoor track, she left her mark by setting the school record in the 300 meter—a record which still stands today.  Kristie went on to have a remarkable career at Boston College where she was a four-year starter scoring 39 goals and recording 38 assists.  She was named to the ALL ACC Freshman team and later was a three-time selection to the All ACC Team and three-time NSCAA All American. Kristie has played professionally for 10 years in the National Women’s Soccer League playing over 150 games with various teams.  She has also played professionally in Australia, Japan and Germany.  She has had two stints with the United States National Soccer team (2009-2014 and 2019-present) and was a member of the Bronze medal winning United States Olympic soccer team.


Tim O’Brien: Tim is a 1991 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he excelled in football and track & field.  He was a member of three league championship football teams in 1988, 1989 and the undefeated squad in 1990. In 1989 he helped guide the Panthers to the Super Bowl championship.  His trophy case is filled with awards from that 1990 season when he was named a Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic.  He also earned Atlantic Coast League All Star honors for that season.  In the spring of his senior year he was named to the Shriners All Star Team and was also presented with the National Football Foundation Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar Athlete Award.  Tim also excelled at the Discus in track & field, breaking a 27 year old record (which was broken by his good friend Kirk Lincoln later that same day!)and was named to the 1991 Atlantic Coast League All-Star team.  Tim went on to play football at Boston College where he won numerous awards, including the 1995 BC Coaches Award for Character and Performance.  In 1995 he played in the Blue Grey All Star Game and was named to the Eastern College Athletic All Star Team.  He also earned the 1995 Honda National Scholar Athlete Award, the Gridiron Club of Boston Scholar Athlete Award  as well as the National Association of Athletic Directors Scholar Athlete Award.  Just like at Whitman-Hanson, Tim brought a winning culture to his teams, leading the Eagles to three bowl games (two wins) during his time at The Heights.  Tim and his wife of 25 years Meghan have four kids: Michael, Sean, Molly and Nora. Tim has been coaching youth basketball for the last 15 years at various levels. His three oldest are currently in college, at UNH, UMass, and University of Colorado. He has worked in the banking industry for 25 years in Boston. His Mother still lives in his childhood home on Gorwin Drive in Hanson which brings him back to Panther Country frequently.


Teams – 

2001 Football: Patriot League Champions, Super Bowl Champions 

  • Captains Ryan Armstrong and Ryan Griffith

  • Beat undefeated Gloucester, 49-35 in opening round tournament game

  • Won the Division 3 Super Bowl at Boston University by defeating Norwood, 15-14 on Tim Pimental’s last second kick.  The win snapped Norwood’s state best 27 game winning streak.

  • Finished with a 10-1 record

  • Won 17th straight Thanksgiving Day game over Abington

  • Dedicated the season to their late Assistant Coach Rick Rodman

  • Head Coach Bob Bancroft

2011 Girls Cross Country: Undefeated Patriot League Champions, Eastern Massachusetts State Champions and State Champions.

- 8-0 undefeated Patriot league Champions

- 1st at the Patriot League Meet

- 1st at the Bay State Invitational

- 2nd at the Brown Invitational

- Eastern Mass Champions

- First ever State Champions

- 7 Patriot League All Stars (Gianna Cacciatore, Abby Baker, Rachel Baker, Jenny Dimascio-Donohue, Kelsey Tierney, Caroline Mulrey, & Casey Egan).

- 6 Brockton Enterprise All Scholastics (Gianna Cacciatore, Abby Baker, Rachel Baker, Jenny Dimascio-Donohue, Kelsey Tierney, & Caroline Mulrey).

- Team Captains: Casey Egan, Emily Newman, Shanel Roy

- Team MVP: Abby Baker

- Head Coach Keith Erwin 

 

 

 

2019 Inductees

Student Athletes-

Dennis Lozzi, Class of 1970

Mike Frisoli, Class of 1989

Robert Clifford, Class of 1991

Shayna (Ross) Micol, Class of 1996

Sean Conover, Class of 2002

Noel James, Class of 2009

Samantha Mewis, Class of 2011

Coaches-

Bob Bancroft, Football/Athletic Director

James Daley, Girls Basketball/Athletic Director

Kevin Black, Cross Country, Indoor and Spring Track and Field

Contributor- Susan Moss, Student-Athlete, Teacher, Coach, Athletic Department