ISL Championship MeetMembers of Rivers’ Track and Field team retained their titles in several key events at the recent ISL championship meet. Myles Epstein ’19 won the 100 meter and 200 meter races for the second year in a row, and also won the long jump. Samirah Moody ’21 defended her 2017 title in the women’s 100 and won the 200 meter. Myles also earned the ISL Coaches Award for outstanding Track and Field Athlete of the tournament.
Boys' Hockey has Another Banner YearRivers’ winter season came to an end with the boys’ varsity hockey team claiming the ISL Eberhardt Division title for the fourth time in five years. The team finished 27-2-2 overall and earned the #2 seed in the elite NEPSAC Stuart/Corkery Tournament. After defeating Cushing in the first round, the Red Wings lost to the eventual winners, KUA, in OT. The Red Wings also received the coveted Eberhardt League Team Sportsmanship Award. In addition, goalie Aidan Porter ’18, a Princeton commit, was named the ISL MVP and New England Prep Hockey MVP.
Signing DayThree Rivers seniors signed National Letters of Intent on November 10, committing themselves to Division I athletic programs. Courtney Day ’18 will be attending Colgate University to play women’s lacrosse, Shannon Daley ’18 will attend Northwestern University to play field hockey, and Caroline Phelps ’18 will attend Villanova University to play women’s lacrosse.
Nonesuch Field OpeningHead of School Ned Parsons officially opened Nonesuch Field during Homecoming 2017, welcoming parents, trustees, students, and fans to the new home of Rivers’ varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. He publicly thanked the members of the Board and Administration who worked on the planning and execution of the project & acknowledged the generosity of the donors who made the project possible.
Girls’ Ice Hockey CoachDana Trivigno is the new head coach for varsity girls’ ice hockey at The Rivers School. She comes to Rivers after a successful collegiate career at Boston College, where she served as team captain in 2015-16. She helped the Eagles reach the NCAA Frozen Four in 2013 and 2015, and win the 2014 and 2016 Beanpot Tournament Championships. She has also represented the United States as a member of the USA Women’s National Team, winning gold medals at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships.
CAROLINE PHELPS has made a significant impact on the Rivers girls’ lacrosse program over the last three years. After wrapping up an outstanding junior season, Phelps was one of six players from the ISL to earn US Lacrosse All-American status. Phelps led the Rivers attack with 32 goals and 17 assists for 49 points and a 3.5 points-per-game average, which placed her second in the ISL. “Caroline ignites competition in her teammates and inspires them to be better,” said Coach Lisa Parsons. Phelps, who committed to Villanova for lacrosse, was also named All-ISL in cross country and will be a captain of the girls’ lacrosse team next spring.
Lacrosse Captain, All-ISL, All-American
Cross Country All-ISL
AZAR SWAIN, co-captain of the 2017 basketball team and current Yale University Bulldog, was named ISL’s Co-Player of the Year, NEPSAC Class B Player of the Year, Globe All Scholastic, and Gatorade Massachusetts State Player of the Year. Most impressively, he became the first Rivers basketball player to eclipse the 2,000-point mark and is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,185 career points. Swain also set the record for career touchdowns for the school’s football program.
Football Captain, All-ISL
Basketball Captain, ISL Co-MVP,
NEPSAC Class B Player of the Year,
Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year,
All-ISL, All-New England,
Over 2000 career points