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Spring Sports Have Sprung

Sarah O'Neill
Spring sports have sprung!
Here’s a preview of our teams this season. Home games taking place on Burch Field will be live streamed via tilton.gameonstream.com. Remember to follow Tilton School on social media for weekly schedules.
Boys’ JV Lacrosse
Head Coach: Liam McMahon
Assistant Coach: Craig Ward

The Tilton JV Boys’ Lacrosse team comes into the spring 2019 season after an impressive display in the New Hampshire Lakes Region League last season. Led by returning head coach Liam McMahon, the team follows the tradition and philosophy of the school’s varsity program. Younger players develop their skills at the JV level in preparation to compete on the varsity team. Fundamentals of the game are stressed with the understanding that the JV team is a developmental program. An experienced coaching staff emphasizes sportsmanship and provides quality instruction to all players. A competitive schedule includes 14 games.

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse
Head Coach: Merrick Smith
Associate Head Coach: Bryce Richmond
Twitter: @TiltonBVLAX

Merrick Smith comes into his first season as Tilton School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach. The team plays a demanding schedule within the Northern New England Divison I League,  including 16 games. This challenging schedule combined with daily practice sessions have helped to prepare several former players to play at the collegiate level at the Division I, II, and III level. The hallmark of the Tilton lacrosse program is hard work, fundamentally sound play, accountability, sportsmanship, and a disciplined approach to the game.

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse
Head Coach: Kylee Yam
Asst. Coach: Chapel Love
Twitter: @TiltonGVLAX

The Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team includes players with skill levels that range from those aspiring to play at the collegiate level to beginners. Led by returning head coach Kylee Tam and Tilton School Athletic Hall of Fame member Chapel Love ‘94, the team plays a very competitive schedule. This includes games against the six other members of the highly-competitive Lakes Region League, as well as several out-of-conference opponents.

Varsity Baseball
Head Coach: Ken Hollingsworth
Assistant Coach: Ben Tefft

Lakes Region Tournament Champions: 2015, 2014
Lakes Region Regular Season Champions: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Led by legendary Tilton School Coach Ken Hollingsworth, Tilton School Baseball has established itself as one of the premier programs in northern New England. The team has won or shared seven league championships within the past 12 years, including five in the past seven years. The varsity team plays in the very competitive Lakes Region League, which includes prep schools throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. To be a part of this program, players must adhere to strong standards of sportsmanship during practices and games.

Varsity Softball
Head Coach: Mike Landroche
Assistant Coach: Jessie Elsaesser, Clay Sargent

Lakes Region Tournament Champions: 2015
Lakes Region Regular Season Champions: 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011

Coach Mike Landroche and Tilton Varsity Softball prepare for another successful season! Having developed into one of the dominant programs in Northern New England, Tilton Softball emphasizes team over wins.  Whether the team is working indoors (before the snow melts) or on the field, each practice features skill development in hitting, fielding and throwing, along with weight training and cardiovascular conditioning.  The coaches aim to develop within the players the skills, discipline and self-confidence to make a difference as athletes and as young women.

Varsity Girls’ Tennis
Head Coach: Katherine McCandless
Assistant Coach: Jessica Young

Tilton School Varsity Girls’ Tennis team competes in the Lakes Region League. Returning head coach Katherine McCandless runs a program with the main goal of  instilling in each player a love for the game. The team competes in 10 matches played over a six week season. Each match comprises six singles matches and three doubles matches. Our practices are held on the three tennis courts on our main campus as well as the four indoor “skills development” courts in our field house. In addition, Tilton School will soon begin construction of a brand new tennis facility located on campus.  The new facility will house six courts.

Varsity Boys’ Tennis
Head Coach: Kurt McCandless

Tilton School’s Varsity Boys’ Tennis team competes in the competitive Lakes Region League. Coach Doug Goodale work to build and strengthen every aspect of a student’s current game allowing them to maximize the power of their tennis potential. The team competes in 12 matches played over a six week season. Each match comprises six singles matches and three doubles matches. Practices are held on the three tennis courts on our main campus as well as the four indoor “skills development” courts in our field house.
Boys’ JV Tennis
Head Coach: Doug Goodale

Tilton’s JV tennis team is a mid-tier program designed for male and female beginning to intermediate tennis players. We practice four to five times a week and play one to two matches per week throughout the season. We play a competitive schedule against other Lakes Region Schools. Six to twelve players are needed to compete in the matches. Matches are comprised of six singles matches and three doubles matches. Practices are held primarily on our four indoor “skills development” courts in our field house.

Co-ed Golf
Head Coach: Sean Doherty

Tilton School Golf team returns for another season on the green. Long time coach Sean Doherty has led the team to great success through the years, including several Lakes Region Championships. Our team is coed and includes up to 14 players, often times with varying skill levels. Rounds are nine holes from the white tees, and consist of six players. The rounds are scored by foursome. All home matches are played at nearby Lochmere Golf and Country Club (www.lochmeregolf.com) which is located five minutes from the school. Away matches are played at courses around New England.

Interested in learning more about Tilton School Athletics? Inquire today!
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