School-Wide “Peak” Events Begin Tomorrow

Beginning this weekend, Northwood School will be split into four teams — called Peaks — and kick-off a year-long series of competitions and events. This development comes after a fall meeting at which students expressed concern to the school’s Board of Trustees about a lack of school spirit at Northwood. That conversation led to a months-long series of meetings that eventually brings back a piece of Northwood History that organizers hope will build school spirit. [Read more…]

Boys’ Lacrosse Has Historic Season [Photo Album]

It was an historic year for the boys’ lacrosse team. The group started the year strong and finished the same way, concluding the season with some home games and one tough road opponent and earning the school’s best-ever single-season lacrosse record.

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The first home game of the year was a rematch against Plattsburgh. In the first meeting, the Huskies had their number, but the guys knew Plattsburgh would come out strong. The Huskies scored early and never looked back. Goals were scored by numerous players, including Drew Rose, Nate Boak, Jack Pensa, Elijah Deveaux, Will Arquette and more. With a final score of 18-3, the Huskies swept Plattsburgh in the home and home series.

The next game, a road match against Massena, would be the toughest of the year. Massena is one of the best teams in the North Country. The guys knew they would need to bring their best effort in order to come out on top. Just as they did vs Plattsburgh, the Huskies scored first and continued to stay on top. With the score only 3-0 at halftime, it was a defensive battle. Massena’s goaltender made huge saves that kept the score close, but the Huskies continued to fire shots. Massena was able to score a few in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. The Huskies won 7-3. “It was a big one for sure,” said Nate Boak (Attack, 2020). Massena is always a tough test. It was a good road win”.

The final two games of the year were played at home versus Kuper Academy. It was a fun two games for the boys. Playing Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, the team won both games. Cisco Delliquadri ‘20 and Ben DeGirolamo ‘21 played goalie for the two games, each splitting time. Sam Debitetto (Attack, 2018) notched his first Northwood Lacrosse goal. DiBitetto was electric after the game. “I’ve waited two years for this,” he said. “Nothing feels better.”

The team’s final record of 8-1 is the best record in Northwood Lacrosse history*. It was a great year for all the guys, and the boys want to wish all of the seniors, Patrick Callahan, Sam Debitetto, Logan Stewart, Martin Simanek and Jack Pensa the best of luck in college and beyond. You will be missed.

 

* Thorough records of past lacrosse seasons are not available. Northwood staff with extensive historical knowledge of the school believe no other Northwood lacrosse had a more successful season.

 

Students Excited for LEAP Courses

While the senior class is finishing up their last couple weeks on campus, ninth, tenth and eleventh graders are looking forward to LEAP, a one-week course for underclassmen that takes place the week following graduation. [Read more…]

Students Get Outside for Dorm Activities

On Monday night, students marked the start of spring at Northwood by heading outside for dorm activities. For the past months, students have been limited to staying inside for their activities due to the cold and nasty weather. The tides changed Monday: it was a beautiful day in Lake Placid, allowing the students to get outside. [Read more…]

Students Enjoy Break Far From Lake Placid

When students returned to school on Sunday, it was apparent from all of the tan faces that many of them traveled far from the cold and icy Northeast. I was able to talk to a few students about their trips.

Sara Donatello ‘18 and her family went to Costa Rica. It is funny because my family went over winter vacation, and we did the same activities as them. When talking to Sara, she said her family, “went surfing, zip lining, river tube rafting, horseback riding, hiking and just hung out on the beach.” She said zip lining was her favorite.

 

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Jan Magnus Larson ‘18 and his family went on a long cruise. Jan first went to Florida for a few days then his cruise took off. The cruise stopped in Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico, his favorite stop.

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Jan Magun Larsen ’18 and family on their cruise. (Photo provided)

Jerkko Ramo ‘19, and Santeri Hartikainen ‘18 were both able to travel back home to Finland for the break. For Santeri, this was second time back home, and for Jerkko, it was his first trip home since school started. “It was awesome to be able to go home” said Jerrko. “I was able to see my family and friends. It was nice to sleep in my own bed”. He even came back with a haircut. Santeri said, “It was good to see my family again. It’s always nice to eat traditional Finnish food and hang with friends.”

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Jerkko Ramo ’19 relaxing at home in Finland.

Alex Ray ‘19 and his family went to Abu Dhabi, which is near Dubai. “I loved being with my family and playing golf in the warm weather,” said Alex. After his trip Abu Dhabi, Ray went back home to Sweden for the remainder of Spring Vacation.

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After a relaxing spring break, it’s time to grind it out and finish off the year strong before summer vacation begins.

Hockey Players Hit Gym in Offseason Workouts

The hockey season may be over, but the boys are still at it. Yes, it is the offseason, but that only means go harder. Spring workouts are here and in full swing. [Read more…]

Students Share Spring Break Plans

spring-breakSpring break has arrived at Northwood, and there is a lot of excitement. For most of the student-athletes at school, this is their first full vacation of the year. It will be good for all students and faculty to enjoy a long, 18-day vacation and get time to relax, hopefully somewhere sunny. If not on the beach, then on the couch watching Netflix. I caught up up with fellow students and one faculty member to ask about their plans for break.

Not surprisingly, identical twins Angie and Addie Castillo (both ‘21) will be doing the same thing: “Going home, seeing friends, watching Netflix, and visiting our sister’s college, Ithaca,” said Addie — or was it Angie?

Cameron Plourde ‘18 and Marina Alvarez ‘21 both had similar plans. Cam said, “I am going home for spring break” while Marina said, “I will be going home and then to Boston.” Nothing crazy, but sounds relaxing.

Ms. Ransom, Northwood’s college counseling assistant, said, “I’m going to Jersey. I am going to see my sister and my mother. I am going to the spa and to get my nails done.” Compared to Cam and Marina, Ms. Ransom definitely has the more exciting break.

For Patrick Callahan ‘18, a fellow Northwood student will join him on his break. He said, “I am going to go home [Skaneateles, NY] for a week or so, and then for the second week Sean Bunting ‘19 is coming over from Arizona and he’s gonna tear it up in NY, get a little taste of central NY.” We wish you luck, Patrick, but we question Sean’s judgement: leaving warm and sunny Arizona for Central New York?

Jane Baumer ‘19, who has spent the better part of the winter on crutches, doesn’t have much excitement planned. “I’m going home and doing nothing,” said Jane. We wish Jane a speedy recovery, and hopefully this break can help her heal!

I was able to catch up with Alec Herman ‘18, and his plans for break sound the best. Herman said, “I am flying home to Florida, staying for a week and then getting on a cruise to the Caribbean for the second week of break.” Enjoy the sun, Herm.

On behalf of the Northwood Mirror and all of the Northwood community, we wish everyone a fun, relaxing, and safe spring vacation.

 

Pink the Rink Raises Funds and Fun

It was a busy weekend for students and faculty on campus. With the Men’s ECAC Ice Hockey Championships, Lake Placid was a happening spot. The ECACs were fun for students, but college hockey was overshadowed by an important Northwood event, Pink The Rink. This event is a 3-on-3 hockey tournament in which teams compete in  competitive, recreational, and youth divisions. [Read more…]

Junior Team Splits Final Weekend at Home [Photo Album]

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During the final weekend of the season, the last two games had more meaning than just another two-game series. It was the seniors’ last games wearing the Blue N on their chest. This year’s senior class is one of the smallest in junior team history and includes five student-athletes: Patrick Callahan, Sam DiBitetto, Daniel Lambert, Shane McGrath, and Santeri Hartikainen.

In the first game of the weekend versus Seacoast Prep, the Huskies got off to a fast start. Will Arquiett (Forward, 2019) started the scoring, tipping a shot from Hartikainen (Forward, 2018). The group added to that with a rocket from the top of the circles by Tommy Bannister (Forward, 2020), who made it 2-0. Seacoast would get a goal early in the 3rd period, and the game saw chances back and forth, but still 2-1 Huskies. With 58 seconds left in the game, Seacoast got a lucky bounce and was able to put one in the back of the net, to knot it up at two. The game would need overtime. In OT, the Huskies dominated play, but couldn’t score. Eventually the game went to a shootout to decide the winner. Cody Monds (Forward, 2020) and Arquiett both scored, but that wouldn’t be enough. It was a tough loss, but goaltender Rico DiMatteo ‘20 played extremely well in net, helping the Huskies the entire game.

With one game left, the group wasn’t going out with a loss. A win was the only option. The Huskies started the scoring with a goal from Stephen Panico (Forward, 2019). Seacoast score two quick goals to make it 2-1. The boys weren’t going to back down. With a goal late in the second period by Coal Leal (Defense, 2019), it was 2-2 to start the third. Holding nothing back, the Huskies dominated the entire period, netting goals by Arquiett and Bannister, who was fed a beautiful pass by Callahan. The Huskies won 4-2, making the seniors’ last game in the uniform one to remember.

The entire Junior Team would like to thank the seniors for all they have done this season. You will all be greatly missed next season but they wish you nothing but the best in the next chapter of your careers.

Junior Team Falls in USPHL Semi-Finals

With the season winding down, the boys still had work to do. They were in the USPHL playoffs, and were looking to bring some championship hardware back to Lake Placid. The first weekend of playoffs was played in Worcester, MA versus the Northern Cyclones and Springfield Pics. These two games were must-wins in order to advance. [Read more…]

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