Bennett Sets Sights on National Team

The Northwood ski team has had a great season this year. Over spring break many NWS athletes were competing in CO, landing on the podium multiple times. In particular, Sarah Bennett ’19 has had an exceptional season that gave her the opportunity to be invited to a Quebec Team Evaluation Camp at Mont Edouard, Canada, where she is training with some of the best young Canadian ski racers. Also attending the camp is Erik Guay, a three-time Olympian, and Canada’s most successful male alpine skier. Bennett is currently ranked one of the best in North America for her age. [Read more…]

Smith Earns Highest Honor in Girl Scouts

Over this past break, Chelsea Smith ‘19 was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Recognition. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement Girl Scouts can achieve. By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Chelsea Smith has become recognized as a community leader. [Read more…]

Two STEM Students Receive National Honor

Recently Northwood students Chelsea Smith ‘19 and Maddie McCarthy ‘18 have won Upstate New York Affiliate Honorable Mention of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. They have been chosen for their computing-related aspirations and achievements, their leadership ability, academic performance, and future plans. [Read more…]

Life’s Goals

Guest essay by Rob Serra ’97


The author celebrates after scoring a goal for the FDNY hockey team at the Nassau Coliseum in 2004. (Photo: Bill Bennett)

“Times like these we learn to live again”

-Foo Fighters


I know it’s cliche to point to a sporting event as a pivotal moment in one’s life, but that’s where I find myself. On April 3, 2004, I put my hockey bag in my Jeep and headed to Nassau Coliseum. I was nervous as hell and had no idea how the day would end. I just knew what it took for me to get there. [Read more…]

Catching up with Jack Dugan ‘17



Jack Dugan ’17 (Photo: Hickling Images)


What have you been doing since you have graduated Northwood?

I have been playing hockey in the USHL for the Chicago Steel. [Ed. note: Jack’s being modest: he was also drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL and represented the United States in the World Junior A Challenge in December]

How does the hockey compare to Northwood last year? [Read more…]

Humans of Northwood: Sarah Bennett ’19


Sarah Bennett ’19 (Photo: Magnus Sheffiled ’20)

“I’m a Junior. I’ve been at Northwood since freshman year. I’m a ski racer. I am from Montreal, but I currently live in Stoneham. My favorite memory would have to be the powder day we had last year after training was cancelled, and the whole team was free skiing. The biggest piece of advice I can give an incoming freshman would be make friends outside of your athletic group. The first year you’re at Northwood can be the hardest when you are training six times a week; going to classes after can be tiring, but everyone here is pushing you to be your best self. When I’m not skiing, I enjoy mountain and road biking ,walking into town, and trying new things. This spring I want to do more hiking and get more involved in college preparation. In my free time I enjoy running with my dog and eating fajitas.”

– As told to Magnus Sheffield ’20

Catching up with A.J. DiCesare ’17

This is part of an ongoing series where catch up with recent graduates who postponed college for junior hockey.


A.J. DiCesare ’17 signs an autograph for a young fan.

What have you been doing since you graduated?

I am playing for Corpus Christi [Texas] IceRays in the North American Hockey League (NAHL)

[Read more…]

Catching Up with Wyatt Wilmshurst ’17


Wyatt Wilmshurst ’17

This is part of an ongoing series where catch up with recent graduates who postponed college for junior hockey.

What have you been doing seen graduating?

Since graduation I have been playing junior hockey in Rochester NY for the Rochester Monarchs in the NCDC USPHL league.

How does the hockey compare to Northwood? [Read more…]

Catching up with Kevin Lombardi ’17

This is part of an ongoing series where catch up with recent graduates who postponed college for junior hockey.


Kevin Lombardi ’17 mixes it up for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the USHL.

Where are you playing junior hockey now?

I play junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the United States Hockey League (USHL).

[Read more…]

Humans of Northwood: Patrick Callahan’18


“I’m 17 turning 18 in 2 months. I am a senior from Skaneateles, New York. This is my second year at Northwood. Following my time after Northwood I am looking to play junior hockey. I came to Northwood to play hockey, it is been a lot of fun playing for Coach Gilligan and Coach Cassidy, two of the best coaches I’ve ever had. During my time at Northwood School I definitely feel like I’ve grown as a person, become more independent, and able to take better care of myself. It is a great atmosphere, I love being able to go to school with all the boys and make memories. One my favorite things at Northwood is ripping Fortnite on Xbox with the boys. There is no bonding experience quite like it. It gets all the boys going and when the game is going on the room gets absolutely electric.”

– As told to Matthew Shanklin

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