Student-athletes Recognized at Fall 2019 Athletics Assembly
Fall 2019 Athletics Collage


Student-athletes were recognized during the Fall Sports Assembly on December 4th. Headmaster Dan McDonough and Director of Athletics Al Brown began the assembly by reiterating the importance of good sportsmanship and the Benedictine tradition of honor.

Fall 2019 Milestones

Boys Cross Country: Davy Appleton '20 placed 2nd in the NE Division 3 Championship and 3rd in the EIL. Davy was All-New England and All-League.

Girls Cross Country: Margot Appleton '21 won her 2nd  Division 3 XC Championship and 3rd  EIL Championship; in addition, she earned All-New England and All-League Awards. Margot placed 6th in the Footlocker Northeast Regional qualifier and will be one of 40 runners from four regions across the U.S. to compete in the Footlocker National Championship on Sat. Dec. 14, in San Diego, CA. Margot is also a candidate for the Gatorade Female XC runner of the year in Rhode Island.

Girls Varsity Field Hockey: The girls finished 4th in the EIL with a 6-3-1 record and qualified for the EIL Tournament, where they lost to top-seeded Pingree (who also won the NE Championship). Izzy Zangari '20 was named Honorable Mention All-New England and All-League.

Boys Football: The team finished 2-6 playing a difficult schedule (three opponents qualified for New England Bowl Games) and they had an outstanding upset win against Hampden Hall. Danny McKenna '20 was selected All-New England.

Boys Golf: Rodolfo Castillo '20 tied for 2nd in the EIL Tournament and was selected All-League.

Boys Varsity Soccer: Aidan Brown '20 was selected to play in the Senior Prep School All-Star Game and was named All-League.

Girls Varsity Soccer: The girls rallied at the end of the season, closing with wins in six of their last seven games. Mac Macomber '20 was named Honorable Mention All-New England and All-League. Kylie Almeida '21 was selected to play in the Junior Prep School All-Star Game and Ali Walsh '21 was named Honorable Mention All-New England.

Girls Volleyball: In their 2nd year of varsity competition the girls finished with a 6-10 record and ranked 9th out of 18 teams in Class C, missing the New England Tournament by one place. The team was awarded the New England Class C Sportsmanship Award.  Nicole Huyer '20 was selected to play in the NE Prep School All-Star Game and named Honorable Mention All-New England and All-League.


Fall Athletics Awards 2019 

Boys' Cross Country

Coaches Award: Matthew Liuzza '21
MIP: Michael Loftus '22
Captain Elect: Xingyu Carl Ji '21
Overall Record:  5-8   EIL:  3-4

Girls' Cross Country

Coaches Award: Lucia McLaughlin '21
MIP: Yingle Selena Liu '23
Captains Elect: Margot Appleton '21, Meghan Farnham '21, Avery Korzeniowski '21, Lucia McLaughlin '21
Overall Record:  6-9  EIL:  4-5

Girls' Field Hockey

Girls Field Hockey Trophy: Izzy Zangari '20
MIP: Danielle Longuemare '23  
Captains Elect: Brynna Courneen '22, Laura Fink '21, Ella Stookey '21
Overall Record:  8-9-1 EIL: 6-3-1, 4th Place

Boys' Football
John M. Hogan Football Trophy: Steven Crabtree '20
MIP: Evan Ventura '21
Captains Elect: Andrew Busch '21, Noah Kreinz '21, Toby Oliviera '22, Diego Sanabria '21
Evergreen Overall Record: 2-6   

Boys' Soccer
Williams Franklin Sands Memorial Soccer Trophy: Aidan Brown '20
MIP: Ryan Jo '21
Captains Elect: Sean O’Hara '21, Mason Holling '22
Overall Record:3-14-2 EIL: 3-10-1

Girls' Soccer
Girls Soccer Trophy: Mac Macomber '20
MIP: Crystal Chojnowski '21
Captains Elect: Kylie Almeida '21, Hannah Best '22, Ali Walsh '21 
Overall Record: 6-8-3 EIL: 3-6-2                                                   

Boys' Golf  
Coaches Award: Dean Simeone '20
MIP: Joe Parella '21
Captain Elect: Joe Parella '21
EIL Record: 7-4-1

Girls' Volleyball
Coaches Award: Nicole Huyer '20
MIP: Sarah Edwards '23
Captains Elect: Leah Eid '21, Julia Sisk '21, Tibi Zabasajja '21
Overall Record: 6-10 EIL Record:3-6
NEPSGVA Class C Team Sportsmanship Award

JV Awards
The Portsmouth Abbey Junior Varsity Award is given to the athlete who best demonstrates the spirit of Abbey Athletics. The award recognizes hard work, individual improvement, sportsmanship and a willingness to do what is best for the team.

Boys JV Cross Country: Yulin Morty Jiang '23

Girls JV Cross Country: Marron Gibbons '22

Field Hockey: Sofia Aragones '23

Football: Michael Abbate '23

Boys JV Soccer: Matt Farah '21

Boys JV B Soccer: Eric Zhao '22

Girls JV Soccer: Maggie Abbruzzi '22

Volleyball: Sarah Dugal '21


Post Season Awards

Boys' Cross Country - EIL
David Appleton '20, 2nd Place New England Division 3 Championship, 3rd Place EIL, All-League
Matt Liuzza '21, All-League
Harrison Connelly '20, Honorable Mention

Girls Cross Country – EIL
Margot Appleton '21, New England Division 3 Champion, EIL MVP, All-League
Meghan Farnham '21, Honorable Mention

Field Hockey – EIL
Izzy Zangari '20, Honorable Mention All NEPSAC, All-League
Sara DeSousa '23, All-League
Lulu Lepage '21, All-League
Delaney Shaw '21, Honorable Mention
Jacque Martin '22, Honorable Mention

Football – Evergreen
Danny Mckenna '20, All-New England, All-League
Victor Otero '20, All-League
Steven Crabtree '20, Honorable Mention
Josh Plumb '20, Honorable Mention
Chris Zaiser '20, Honorable mention

Boys Golf  - EIL
Rodolfo Castillo '20, Tied for 2nd in the EIL Tournament, All-League
Dean Simeone '20, All-League

Boys Soccer – EIL
Aidan Brown '20, NEPSSA All-Star Game, All-League
Peter Dwyer '20, Honorable Mention

Girls Soccer – EIL
Cam Holley '20, All-League
Mac Macomber '20, All-League, Honorable Mention All NEPSAC
Alyssa Civiello '20, Honorable Mention All-League
Kylie Almeida '21, NEPSAC (Junior ) All-Star Game
Ali  Walsh '21, NEPSAC (Junior) Honorable Mention

Volleyball – EIL
Nicole Huyer '20, All-League, New England Prep School All-Star Game, All NEPSAC Honorable Mention
Alex Bordelon '22, Honorable Mention 
New England Prep School  Class C -  Team Sportsmanship Award


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