Congratulations to the following athletes who recently received Dual County League (DCL) All-Star distinctions:
- Boys Cross Country: Eero Helenius, Ethan Jacunski, Brett Miller
- Girls Cross Country: Adelaide Marple, Aria Sonderling
(These runners received their DCL All-Star certificates at the Fall Sports Award ceremony held on Wednesday, November 14.)
- Football: Brandon Bailey, Walter Lazare, Aidan Lopci, Michael Nichols, J.Y. Spence, Ethan Weiss
(Michael Nichols was also named “DCL Small Division Defensive Player of the Year.” The players received their certificates at the Football banquet on Wednesday, November 28.)
Alpine Ski: Mark Rosenberg has been hired to coach the Newton South Alpine Ski team. Mark is a PSIA-certified alpine instructor and child specialist at Wachusett Mountain ski school, a frequent NASTAR medalist, a volunteer coach of the Great Mountain Bears Special Olympics team, and a dabbler in adaptive snow sports. Mark credits his passion for skiing with hours spent on snow with his son Simon, an accomplished snowboard rider, and the encouragement from his mom at an early age. Mark studied history and women’s studies at Brandies, receiving degrees in 1985 and 1995. As undergraduate he was the captain of the varsity swimming team and a school record holder. He has taught at Bentley College since 2002. Mark has also taught history in the Newton public schools in the summer and at Gann Academy. Mark is an avid outdoor educator who specializes in differentiated experiential guided exploration. He works at the JCC year-round in early childhood education, and during summer months for Camp Grossman as a ropes course instructor. While prioritizing safety Mark also regards skiing as incredibly fun. “It is an opportunity to learn about oneself in relationship to others and the environment. Through skiing we have a chance to find balance between our bodies and technology in the mountains we encounter.”
Winter Dance: Michelle Cueroni has joined the Athletics staff as winter Dance coach. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a BFA in dance and a minor in Spanish. She works as a dance teacher/choreographer at several dance studios in Ashland and Boston. Michelle is also a yoga and barre instructor. She has performed with Static Noyce Dance Company, RAW Artists of Boston, Audra Carabetta Choreography, the UMass Amherst Dance Department, and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Please welcome Michelle to our staff.
Girls Gymnastics: Coach Greg Boudreau has returned to Newton South as an assistant coach of Girls Gymnastics. After two years away from our program, Greg is assisting Coach Calzone and working with our talented athletes.
Indoor Track: Indoor Track welcomes new assistant coach Maggie Fox, a graduate of Holy Cross, where she was a D1 Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete. Maggie has vast experience as a track and field coach with all age levels. She is currently the head Varsity Cross Country coach at Newton Country Day. She has furthered her knowledge of coaching track by receiving the USATF level 1 coaching certification and by completing numerous training clinics. She is currently serving as USATF-New England vice president.
Swimming and Diving: Alexandra Wuerfl is the new addition to the Swimming and Diving coaching staff. She graduated from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Mathematics. She was the captain of the Assumption College swimming team, the Aquatics director for Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, and swam for Wayland while in high school.
The parent-athlete-coach meeting for Winter Sports will take place on Monday, December 3, at 7pm at the Field House. Coaches will meet with their teams and their parents. All athletes are required to attend.
Lions Pride Day will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at 1:15pm at the Field House. The athletes’ community outreach this winter will support the Newton Food Pantries. Captains of Winter teams are asking each athlete to bring one non-perishable item to LPD to be donated. All Winter athletes are required to attend.
Fees for Winter sports are now due. Please pay online using UniPay, or send a check to the Athletics office. Fees are due on Monday, December 3. Families in need of financial assistance should contact the Athletics office at 617-559-6599 or by emailing Kristen Hoffman.
Girls interested in Spring Lacrosse will meet on Monday, December 3, during J-Block in room 2102. Coach Estrada will attend the meeting.
Varsity athletes interested in ordering the leather Varsity Letter jackets must pick up the order form from the Athletics office. The form and a check for $270 should be returned on the deadline so we can place the order. Jackets are custom-made and cannot be returned or exchanged. The deadline to order the jackets is Monday, December 3.
The Spirit Gear table will be open during parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday, December 4, and on Thursday, December 13. Pick up some Spirit Gear for your son or daughter and all the other Newton South fans in your family! Spirit Gear makes great holiday gifts, and we just reordered some of our missing sizes and ordered some new items.
Are you tired of your student(s) asking you for money for admission to the Basketball games? Here’s a great way to save the hassle and support Newton South Athletics at the same time. Buy a Booster Family Pass ($60) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for 4 people for the 2017–18 school year ($10 for each additional family member) or a Student Pass ($40) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for the 2017–18 school year. Buy your passes here.
The parent/athlete meeting for Winter Sports will take place on Monday, December 3, at 7pm at the Field House. Also, Lions Pride Day will take place Tuesday, December 4, at 1:15pm at the Field House. All Winter athletes are required to attend both events.