Articles by: Joseph Coyne '19

Last weekend, Taylor Christiana ’18 became the first female to compete in a Choate football game.

Taylor Christiana ’18: Kicking Away Gender Norms

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It’s not very often that a JV kicker can make history, but that is exactly what Taylor Christiana ’18 did this past Sunday when JV football played its first game of the season, and Christiana started as kicker in a 26-7 win over NYC Lions Football. She became the firstRead More

Senior Farewells: Abby Blair and Chris Birch

Senior Farewells: Abby Blair and Chris Birch

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Abby Blair When thinking of a tri-varsity athlete, most imagine a super athlete oozing with natural talent. For Connecticut native Abby Blair ’17, she doesn’t exactly fit the mold. Blair’s athletic career at Choate has taken all sorts of twists and turns, but she’s learned her fair share of lessonsRead More

Varsity Baseball Coach Doug James to Retire After 42 Years

Varsity Baseball Coach Doug James to Retire After 42 Years

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Forty-two years ago, Choate hired a young football coach and English teacher, Mr. Douglas James.  At the end of this school year, he will retire after years of inspiring and teaching both in the classroom and on the athletic fields. Although he came to Choate as a football coach, Mr.Read More

Spring’s Midseason Report

Spring’s Midseason Report

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Midway through the season, many Choate teams are preparing for postseason runs and hoping for end-of-season triumph.  Whether a team is  enjoying success or still trying to reach its potential, there’s still plenty left to play Boys’ Tennis Boys’ Varsity Tennis is 6-5, experiencing both surprising wins and tough losses. Read More

Though listed as separate teams, Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field collaborate with each other.

Catching Up with the Girls’ Track Team

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Year after year, one of the strongest teams on campus is Girls’ Varsity Track and Field.  This season is no different.  Coming off the Founders League Championship last season and a 5-0 start this year, the team is motivated and prepared for a great season. When speaking to the captainsRead More

Athletics Manager Rose Camire Retires

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Monday, April 3, Ms. Rose Camire retired after 16 years as the office manager for the Department of Athletics. “I began in November of 2001, and having never worked in a school or academia atmosphere, I had some reservations,” recalled Ms. Camire. “I was tentative and very nervous, butRead More

While she’d love to be playing, Ms. DeStefano says she enjoys coaching just as much.

On The Sidelines with Ms. Courtney DeStefano

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Described by students and players as vibrant, passionate, exuberant, and quirky, Ms. Courtney DeStefano is among the most popular and beloved coaches and teachers on campus.  As well as teaching in the HPRSS Department and being the Co-Head of the Prefect Program, Destefs, as she is known by many, isRead More

Members of the Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Team go for a team hike during  their preseason trip to Arizona.

Zika Derails Preseason Plans

March 31, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

For many students, Spring Break provides an opportunity to rest and relax after a grueling winter term, but for athletes, those two weeks often mean the sweat and blood of preseason training. This year, both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, as well as the baseball team, went on preseasonRead More

Catching Up with the Farrell Alumni

Catching Up with the Farrell Alumni

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Harvard University sailing prodigy Dylan Farrell ’14 Last week I talked to Dylan Farrell ’14, who sailed on Choate’s team during his time here and is now pursuing his passion at Harvard. We discussed his history with the sport as well as his experience transitioning between high school and collegiateRead More