Sunday, September 19, 2021

WH Athletics Update

At our captains council meeting  this week, our student leaders committed to using their influence to help their classmates and teammates recognize how disrespectful and disappointing the recent Tik Tok challenges are.  Along the same lines, we are challenging all students to help keep our school clean. If you see trash around our facility, please do your part and pick it up.  If everyone pitches in, we can keep our school looking great and in the process we are doing the opposite of the silly Tik Tok challenge.

Here is a rundown of the exciting week of Whitman Hanson athletic action:

  1. The boys soccer team turned in the most exciting moment of the week when Adam Sousa turned what looked to be a sure loss into a hard fought 2-2 tie with Hanover when he drilled a 35 yard laser beam with just 3 seconds to play.  Adam also had the other goal of the game for the Panthers who have 2 ties and 1 loss in their three games this season.  The defense led by by captain Jacob Donovan and fellow senior Ethan Smith continues to play well. 
  2. The girls soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback this week on the road at Plymouth North but quickly bounced right back by beating Hanover 1-0 on the road Friday. Just 2 minutes into the second half Kayla Cassidy took a Liv Borgen feed and fired the ball into the lower corner of the net. The Panthers continued to pressure but were unable to put anymore on the board. Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier, Emily Leitch and Skylar Jordan all played well defensively in front of keeper Ava Patete (7saves) who picked up the shutout.  The long awaited matchup with Hingham takes place Monday night at 6:30pm at Whitman Hanson.
  3. Whitman-Hanson volleyball defeated Plymouth North 3-1 (25-21, 25-9, 11-25, 25-20) in their league match. The Panthers started off strong, winning the first set and second set. Freshman Caroline Gray was consistent throughout the match with 23 serves, 2 of them being aces. Gray also tallied 18 assists, 7 assisted blocks, and 2 solo blocks. Senior Captain Abby Martin also tallied 7 assisted blocks and 7 kills, too. Fellow senior Captain, Lily Welch, had 7 kills, while senior Anna Stone was not far behind with 5 kills. The Panthers are back in action on Monday when they face Hanover. 
  4. The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played to a 3-3 tie with West Bridgewater.  The Panthers went up 1-0 in the first quarter with a goal from Senior Captain Olivia Phelps.  The Wild Cats were able to net 2 goals in the second before the half to take the lead.  The Wild Cats scored in the third to take a comfortable 3-1 lead.  The Panthers dominated the third period offensively and Senior forward Ally Ayers scored her first of the season.  Ally Ayers tied the game up in the fourth with a second goal.  Both teams continue to attack each other offensively for the remainder of the game.
  5. Whitman Hanson golf is still searching for their first win of the season after losing to league favorite Hingham Harbormen at South Shore CC, 306-236.  Hingham's high powered line up was too much for the Panthers, but senior captain Pat McBroom led his team with a 4 over par, 40.  
  6. The Whitman-Hanson Football team lost their home opener to the Foxboro Warriors 38 to 0 Friday before a packed crowd, many of whom were sporting their favorite Hawaiian outfits.  Leading the way on offense for the Panthers was Junior Will Frazier who carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards. On defense, the linebacker duo of junior Evan Casey and senior Jake Guiliani combined for 13 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss. The Panthers face off against the Rockland Bulldogs Friday at home. 
  7. The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-1) fell to host Marshfield (1-0) 21-39 Tuesday afternoon.  Top finishers for the Panthers were Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (3rd, 16:53) and Gordon Johnson (4th, 17:10) along with Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (9th, 18:09.)

 8. Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (1-1) lost at Marshfield Tuesday afternoon 15-50.  Marshfield placed the first 7 runners for the win.  Senior Myah Kamperides (8th, 20:14) and Freshman McKenna McCarthy (9th, 20:24) had good outings for the Panthers.

  1. It will be a while before our cheerleaders have a completion but they had a great week too.  Friday they welcomed the future cheerleaders for a clinic, pizza party and a joint cheering adventure on the sideline. 

Once again a reminder the miaa app and miaa website is no longer the place for the schedules.

 We use You can get a direct link to the WH page at  Here is a look at the week ahead.

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Patriot League Game 

HANOVER 2 @ WHITMAN-HANSON 2: Hanover lead 1-0 at halftime and 2-0 ten minutes into the second half. Senior forward Adam Sousa scored both W-H (0-1-2, overall) goals. The first assisted by Ethan Fostello and the second, unassisted, a strike from 35 yards out, as the ball traveled in the air into the top left corner of the net, with three seconds remaining in the match. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Whitman-Hanson battled it out with Quincy in their first league game, but ultimately fell short 1-3 (25-23, 8-25, 21-25, 11-25). Lily Welch was a presence at the net with 19 kills and 3 solo blocks. Caroline Gray had 30 assists, a season high. The panthers are back in action on Friday when they face Plymouth North.

Panther Golf Falls to Hingham

Whitman Hanson golf suffered their fourth loss of the year today against the league favorite Hingham Harbormen at South Shore CC, losing 306-236.
> Hingham's high powered line up was too much for the Panthers, but senior captain Pat McBroom led his team with a 4 over par, 40. Though many players struggled with the course and windy conditions, there was a lot of experienced gained today, with four players in the match having never seen the course before.
> The team will enjoy the rest of the week off, as they prepare for another week of three matches beginning on Tuesday.

Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Hingham Harborwomen and lost 5-1.  Hingham dominated the first quarter by jumping on loose balls and creating scoring chances to take a 2-0 lead.  Madeline Guidaboni notched her first goal of the season n the second quarter to make the game 2-1.  Hingham was dominate in the second quarter and was able to put in two more goals before the half.  The Panthers made some adjustments and had some offensive opportunities in the second half, but it was not enough to tally another goal.

Patriot League. 0-3-0

Overall 0-3-0

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

LWhitman Hanson girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team was defeated 3-1 by Patriot League opponent Plymouth North. Nora Manning(1goal), Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier and Emily Leitch played well in the loss.
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Patriot League Cross Country - Whitman-Hanson Regional

The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-1) fell to host Marshfield (1-0) 21-39 Tuesday afternoon.  Marshfield was paced on the 2.85 Mile course by Drew Pesko and Jay Joyce who finished 1-2.  Top finishers for the Panthers were Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (3rd, 16:53) and Gordon Johnson (4th, 17:10) along with Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (9th, 18:09.)
Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (1-1) lost at Marshfield Tuesday afternoon 15-50.  Marshfield placed the first 7 runners for the win.  Senior Myah Kamperides (8th, 20:14) and Freshman McKenna McCarthy (9th, 20:24) had good outings for the Panthers.
Steve George, Head Coach

WH Golf Defeated by Hanover Hawks

The WH golf team hosted the Hanover Hawks today off the front nine at Ridder Farm Golf Course. The Hawks were victorious jumping to 2-0 on the season, dropping the Panthers to 0-3, with a 248-258 win.

Senior Captain Pat McBroom led all scorers again with his impressive 2 over par, 36, followed by fellow captain Matt Casarano, who turned in a 5 over par 41. Freshman Cooper Britton also continues to hang in the matches with his solid bogey golf round of 43.
> This was the team's best overall performance, despite the loss, which helps to motivate them to continue to work. They travel to battle the league favorite Hingham Harbormen tomorrow at South Shore Country Club.
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Update from WH Athletics

The first week of Fall sports is in the books and while some of our teams suffered setbacks, others got off to a great start. In both cases, it is terrific to see everyone out there competing and having fun.

Before we provide all of the recaps, we would like to ask parents to be on a lookout in their emails for a message about our renewed emphasis on sportsmanship from our spectators. In short, the entire Patriot League is committed to creating a healthy atmosphere for our students athletes to compete. We also recognize that if we don't change something fast, soon we will not be able to get officials for our games. We are already on the edge of a crisis in this area. So, please read what we are sending to you via email and join us in helping our school and our league be role models for others across the state.

Now to the action-

1. Our new boys soccer coach Tony Reis led his team to a 2-2 draw at Quincy in the season opener. After falling behind, 1-0 at the half, Three minutes into the second stanza W-H's Jack Allen tied the score from close range. The hosts regained lead 11 minutes later. Two minutes then elapsed when Osorio equalized the match with his well placed header, crossed into the area from Cam Cassidy. Central defender Jacob Donovan was a stalwart the entire game for the visitors.
2. The girls soccer team is off to a strong start posting - pair of wins over Weymouth (5-1) and Quincy (7-0). In the home win over Quincy, Maddie Allen and Kayla Cassidy paced the Panthers with 2 goals each while Olivia Borgen, Lauryn Fostello and Maddie Fitzgerald each had single tallies. Riley Conway, Brooke McAloney and Savannah Kamperides all had strong games.
3. The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-0) opened up its 2021 campaign with a 26-31 win over Quincy/North Quincy. Robert Cannon (17:08) and Hatim Boukhtan (17:12) finished 1-2 for the visitors, but Whitman-Hanson placed 5 of the next 6 runners with Senior Captain Nathan Tassey (3rd, 17:29), Senior Captain Gordon Johnson (4th, 18:21) and Sophomores Logan Bourgelas (5th, 19:19), Alex Keheyias (6th, 19:33), and Gavin McCarthy (8th, 19:41) rounding out the scoring.

4) Senior Captain Myah Kamperides (21:12) led the Whitman-Hanson Panthers Girls Cross Country team (1-0) with a wire-to-wire win over Quincy-North Quincy 25-32 on her 5K home course Friday afternoon. Freshman McKenna McCarthy placed 3rd overall in 21:37. Also scoring for the Panthers were Senior Captain Sarah Boulger (6th, 23:07), Senior Erin Kelly (7th, 23:21) and Freshman Adrianna Kelly (8th, 23:56.

5) Our volleyball team beat Abington 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14) in Thursdays season opening, non league, game. Freshman Caroline Gray made her first Varsity debut and did not disappoint. Gray tallied an impressive 27 assists with the help of seniors Lily Welch and Anna Stone. Welch led the team in kills with 10, but A. Stone was not far behind with

6) The football team lost a tough Patriot League crossover matchup to Hanover. Running behind a strong offensive line including seniors Rocco Ruffini and Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder, Whitman-Hanson was led by Andrew Cloutman on offense, rushing for two scores. Will Frazier added a 70 yard rushing touchdown in the fourth to bring the Panthers within two scores. On defense the Panthers were led by Evan Casey who had 12 tackles and the front four consisting of Ruffini, Alcorn-Crowder, Maddox Colclough, and Collin Murphy.

7) The Whitman Hanson Panther Golf squad lost their season opener at Furnace Brook Golf Course against Quincy, 266-277 to start the season at 0-1. Senior captain Pat McBroom led the way for the Panthers with a 7 over par, 42, while fellow senior captains Drew Sullivan and Chris Ross turned in an 8 over and 9 over respectively. Despite the loss, the squad was happy to officially kick off the season and see what they are made of. Though there were definitely some strokes left out on the course, the team is looking forward to some concentrated time at the range and practice this weekend before a three match week ahead of them.

8) The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers dropped their season open at home against Marshfield, 1-0. The Rams were able to capitalize early in the first quarter by pressuring the Panthers to turn over the ball in their defensive zone. After that initial tally by the Rams, the Panthers regrouped and played stingy defense on Marshfield offensive rushes. Seniors Defense Rosie McKinnon, Ashley Sawtelle and Caitlyn Crowley were relentless in hustling back to protect their net minder. Joli Flamos for the Panthers was a stand out at midfield as she was impressive playing on offense and defense. Flamos lead a few offensive rushes that almost got the Panthers to tie up the game in the fourth quarter.

Here is a look at what is ahead this week:


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Monday, September 6, 2021

WH Athletics

After a busy preseason, we are ready to open the fall athletic season this week. As a reminder, the MIAA app and website is no longer being used. The state is now using arbiter sports. The links to the schedules and calendar can be found at
Please remember that user fees are now due. Each family must either pay the fee and past due amounts at the website or contact us with a payment plan. The user fee is $250. Students who have not paid the fee or arranged a payment/service plan will be held out of action. While we do not grant any waivers for the fees we do allow payment plans and service plans. Parents can work the ticket booth (concession stands do not qualify for credit) or students can do scorekeeping or general athletic cleaning.
Finally, the Patriot League has a renewed emphasis on fan behavior and sportsmanship. Please be on the looking in your email on some new guidelines. In short, please know we will not tolerate any negative interaction between parents and officials. Parents may not yell anything negative to our game officials. We Have reached a breaking point where many games have to be cancelled because we cannot get officials. All of us involved in high school Athletics must do better in how we treat these people who dedicate their time to our students so they can play the games they love. Please help us by maintaining good sportsmanship regardless of the outcome or a specific call.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021


Welcome back to another year of Whitman Hanson athletics.  We are excited to see our student athletes grow from this experience while having lots of fun and building lifelong friendships.  Being on a team is something that is truly special and it is our hope that every student can benefit from this experience.  We have many sports that do not have cuts so if a student wants to be on a team, we have room for them.

Even though sports are already underway, we will welcome new students on cross country, Jv boys or girls soccer and Jv field hockey.  If you would like to join, please go to and click on tryout checklist and fill everything out.  Also send me an email at so I can help guide you through the process.

It should be noted that we are no longer using the MIAA website as they have taken that down.  We are now using arbiter sports.  You can find a direct link to the calendar and individual sports at but here is the link -  

Please keep in mind schedules change often so please refer to think link.  Also, the best way to be sure you are up to date on all things related to athletics please follow us on Twitter @whathletics .

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Tryout Information

 Fall 2021 Tryout Information (please scroll down to find your sport)

Be sure to look at the tryout checklist - you MUST have every part of the requirements taken care of PRIOR to practicing.  

Cross Country (a no-cut sport) Pre-Season Practices  


Monday, August 23 through Friday, August 27 - 2:30 on the outdoor Track 

Saturday, August 28 - Time and Place to Be Determined 

Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31 - 2:30 on the Track 


Thereafter practice will begin at 2:30 each day following school with times 

to be determined on early release dates. 

Field Hockey Try Out Schedule and Information


If you are looking to try a new sport, then joining field hockey is definitely worth considering.


The first day of tryouts is Monday, August 23rd.  Players are expected to be at the turf by 9 am. In order to participate in the try out session for field hockey, all perspective players must have an updated physical, an impact test, and have signed up for field hockey.  If any of these three requirement has not been completed, players will be expected to complete them before taking the field.  Players are expected to have the necessary equipment.  Players will need field hockey approved goggles, field hockey shin pads, field hockey stick, and a mouth guard.  We will take the field at 9:30-11:30.  The first day of tryouts focuses primarily on ball control.  We will engage in passing drills and relays.


The second day of try outs is on Tuesday, August 24th.  Players will be expected to be at the turf by 9:15.  We will take the field from 9:30-11:30.  We will work on ball control, passing, shooting, and defense.


The third and last day is on Wednesday, August 25th.  Players will be expected to be at the turf by 9:15.  We will be on the field from 9:30-11:30.  We will go over positions, penalties, and penalty corners.  The last hour of try outs will be a full field scrimmage.


Please contact Coach Humphrey (  if you have any questions.  Looking forward to another amazing season.  Please follow us on Twitter for Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Updates @FieldWh


2021 Golf Tryouts


On the first day of tryouts (Mon., Aug. 23), all players should plan to arrive at Ridder Farm Golf Course about 45 minutes early (9:15 am) and check in at the lower putting green by the first tee and club house; there, players my putt around and warm up as we will take attendance and let everyone know of the foursome they will be playing with. The foursomes will be mixed to best achieve a balance of age and skill (to the best of my ability). This year, athletes will be playing 18 holes on the first day of tryouts (Mon, Aug. 23), and 9 on the second (Tues., Aug. 24, beginning at 12:50). After that time, scores will be tallied up for their 27 holes, and the selection process, mostly based on their averages, will begin. 

It’s difficult to say exactly what scorex will “make the cut” as every year is different with the number of people trying out and ability levels. Though their score is not the only factor used to make the team, it is a strong indicator. We will be keeping 16 players, as that is what the course allows us to keep, and at this point, we have around 24 golfers trying out.

Boys Soccer

All Practices are on the turf field but could be moved to grass if needed.  Please be prepared for both.  Also you must have shin guards and should bring a soccer ball.

Monday, August 23: 8:00a. – 9:30a. TRYOUTS

Tuesday, August 24: 8:00a. – 9:30a. TRYOUTS

Wednesday, August 25: 8:00a. – 9:30a.

Thursday, August 26: 8:00a. – 9:30a

Friday, August 27: 8:00a. – 9:30a

Whitman Hanson Girls’ Soccer

2021 Tryout and Practice Schedule 

Listed below are the dates and times of tryouts. Before trying out all players must have the following items completed:

  1. Online signup and parent permission forms completed and submitted.

  2. Updated physical in order to tryout. A physical expires on the 13th month to the day of the physical and will make you ineligible. Mr. Rodgers has been sending constant reminders to get this done.

  3.  All players must have completed the concussion testing online.

Forms and concussion testing can be found at

Listed below are Important Dates and Tryout Times ***************************

Tryout Times  

Players are expected to attend scheduled tryout sessions.

Please bring a soccer ball and water bottle to tryouts.

August 23 – Tryouts

3:45pm All players meet at turf field to check in. Bring any necessary paperwork.

4:00 -7:00pm Tryouts for all grades (turf field)

August 24 – Tryouts

4:00 - 6:30pm Tryouts for all grades (turf field)

August 25th – Practice

2:30-4:30pm  Tryouts for all grades(turf field)

* Email sent to players notifying them of what team they made.

August 26 - Practice

4-6pm Practice for all teams

August 27 - Scrimmage/Practice

4-6pm Practice for players not participating in scrimmage

6-8pm Scrimmage vs Mansfield for selected players

August 28 - No Practice

August 29 - We will practice. Time to be determined.

** 2:30-4:30 will be the normal practice time once school starts.

Important Notes

All players are expected:

  1.  To be present for all practices and games.

  2.  To communicate with their coaches if there are issues.

  3. Maintain academic excellence and integrity.

  4. To be respectful of teammates, coaches, officials and opponents

  5. To be outstanding representatives of our Whitman Hanson school community

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 781-618-7415(school) or email me at


Coach Floeck


Thank you for signing up to tryout for volleyball! Please remember, in order to tryout, athletes need a current physical and to have taken the student concession pre-test prior to the first day of tryouts. All of this information can be found on as well as the tryout checklist. 


Tryouts will be held from August 23-26. Incoming freshmen will tryout from during the first session, from 9-11 AM and incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors will tryout during the second session, from 12-2 PM. After August 23, athletes from the first session may be invited to join the second session depending on their overall skill and ability; these athletes will be notified no later than 3 PM after each day of tryouts. Teams will be determined on Thursday, August 26 and athletes will be notified no later than 5 PM. 


Athletes who make the varsity team will be participating in pre-season scrimmage on August 27 at Rockland High School from 9-12 where they will play against Rockland, Norwell, and Plymouth South. 


Athletes who make the freshmen, JV, and varsity team will be asked to participate in our Car Wash Fundraiser on September 4 from 10 AM - 12 PM. More details to follow. 


Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns. 


Thank you & we look forward to seeing everyone on August 23!

Coach Richner (Varsity)

Coach Siden (JV)

Coach Kummer (Freshman)


Here is the link to the Football Calendar

August/September Calendar 2021 - Google Docs 

Practice for grades 10-12 begins on Friday 8/20 with a 7am Meeting, On Field at 8am and finishing at 10am.  Helmets only.

Freshmen Football players and Parents:


Tips on things to do before season starts in about one month.


1.        Come to summer workouts if you can….every Tuesday and Thursday morning 730-830 a.m.  Meet at PantherWe have had 20+ players coming all summer.  These are NOT mandatory workouts but they are a great way to help get you in shape AND meet some of your fellow future teammates.


2.       VERY IMPORTANT:  Follow all things on this checklist on this link made by our athletic director Bob Rodgers.  This includes how to sign up, how to take concussion test, where and how to turn in physical forms, etc.  You cannot begin to practice with us until you have taken care of the items on this list.


3.       See our game schedule at this link (games dates and times are subject to change…also, more games may be added to this schedule soon)


4.       See this link for all the kids that have signed up so far….see if you still need a concussion test done or a physical turned in:


5.   One of the most important things you need to do is be sure to sign up for our remind message app.  It is the main way that we communicate to all players and parents on the team.  To join, simply text "@whfreshmen" (no quotes) to number 81010.  It is simply and easy to do and you will instantly be signed up.  Once you do this, you will not miss any important messages or information we send out.  Tell anyone else that want's to join the team to do this too.  Both parents/ guardians AND players should join.


6.       Go out and buy your cleats now!  This is so you can start wearing them now to break them in….you will be glad you did once the season starts.  Also get a mesh jersey to go over your shoulder pads for practice.  Try to buy it in the color of either black or white.


7.       Go out and buy BLACK football pants now while they are in stock.  You can easily order them over Amazon and we recommend that you get the ones with the pads embedded inside the pant (makes cleaning, storage, and maintenance very easy).  These links on amazon will get you a pair for $35 or under.  There are several other similar types on amazon, this is just a sampling. 






8.       Recruit a friend to play.  Currently we have 22 players signed up.  We’d like to get that number up to 30 if possible.  This is a great time for someone to try football if they think they might be interested.  It is the last year you will play with just kids from your own grade and age group. 


9.   Tentative first week of practice dates and time (subject to change):


a.       8/26 12-2 pm

b.      8/27 12-2 pm

c.       8/28 8-10 am

d.      8/30 First day back for teachers….2-4 pm

e.      8/31 2-4 pm

f.        9/1 First day of school for students….practice 2-4 pm

g.       9/2 2-4 pm

h.      9/3 2-30-4:30 pm

i.         9/4 Possible scrimmage in am…time and place TBA


Side Note:  We provide helmets and shoulder pads and game jerseys here a WH. 


Please don’t hesitate to call (508-868-5286) or email if you have any questions.


Coach Rozen