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Hello, Winter Sports Season!

Sarah O'Neill
It's that time of year - Tilton winter sports have arrived! Here’s a look at the RAM nation teams to follow this season. 
Stay up-to-date with all varsity teams by following their Twitter accounts, notated below each team summary.

For full rosters, schedules, and game updates, check out our Tilton School Athletics  page.

We stream all home games on the MacMorran Field House rink and the Memorial Athletic Recreational Center court. Tune in at tilton.gameonstream.com.



Boys’ Ice Hockey - Varsity A
Head Coach: Brooks McQuade
Asst. Coach: Sean Doherty

New England Small School Semifinalists: 2013, 2011
Lakes Region Champions: 2012, 2011

Tilton’s Varsity 'A' Hockey team currently plays a top-tier prep school schedule, competing in approximately 35 games each season. The players are challenged against some of the strongest opponents in New England. The varsity 'A' team is the most competitive team in Tilton’s hockey program and works to prepare players for college hockey at the Division I, II, and III ranks.

The mission of the program is to develop the players. Tilton has graduated student-athletes who have gone on to play college hockey in Hockey East, NESCAC, ECAC East, ECAC West and ECAC Northeast. Both on and off the ice, Tilton Hockey strives to teach players creativity, hard work and dedication as the student-athletes are asked think about the game during drills and in their actions in and out of the rink.
Highlights from Tilton’s hockey program during the past 10 years include:

60 graduates who have gone on to play college hockey in Divisions I, II & III
●  14 graduates who have been named captains for their respective college teams


Boy’s Ice Hockey - Varsity B
Head Coach: Craig Ward

The Tilton Boys’ Varsity "B" hockey team competes against the toughest competition possible in the area and beyond. The team plays a 23- to 25-game schedule against the best junior varsity, varsity "B" and Canadian hockey academies. The schedule is designed to provide competitive games, allow Tilton’s student-athletes to improve their abilities and to help them hone their skills to be able to move up and contribute at the varsity "A" level.

The mission of the Tilton Hockey program is to develop players for college hockey. Players have gone on to play college hockey in Hockey East, NESCAC, ECAC East, ECAC West and ECAC Northeast. Both on and off the ice, Tilton Hockey strives to teach our players creativity. The coaching staff asks players to think about the game during drills and in their actions in and out of the rink.

Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey
Head Coach: Ben Tefft
Asst. Coach: Jessica Young

The Tilton Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey team is a New England Division II program that competes against the top teams in the division along with several strong Division I programs.  This competitive schedule allows players to develop at a higher level, and in some instances, gain exposure to college coaches to reach their goal of playing collegiate ice hockey.

During the past several seasons the program has built a great deal of momentum.  With the ice arena located on campus, players are allowed an opportunity to access open ice and often begin working on their strength and endurance during the fall season.  At Tilton, the players and coaching staff are focused on the continued improvement of both individual skills and team cohesiveness. Expectations for the program are high.


Boys’ Varsity Basketball
Head Coach: Marcus O’Neill
Asst. Coach: Liam McMahon

NEPSAC Class AA Champions: 2018, 2015, 2011
NEPSAC Class AA Finalists: 2017, 2012

The Tilton School Boys’ Varsity Basketball team has a long history of basketball excellence, including a National Championship.  The team competes against several of the top schools in the region and country each year in an effort to be one of the best programs in New England.
The program emphasizes the principles of effort, enthusiasm, discipline and unity as ingredients for success.  Each year the team strives to compete for a championship. Past successes include multiple championships at numerous levels as well as several alumni who have moved on to successful collegiate careers at some of the nation’s top collegiate programs, including the University of Connecticut, the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University. The varsity team attracts players from around the Northeast, as well as numerous other states and countries and range from ninth graders to postgraduates.


Boys’ JV Basketball
Head Coach: Kurt McCandless
Asst. Coach Kylee Yam

Tilton’s Boys’ JV Basketball team offers an opportunity for many of Tilton’s male student-athletes to compete against other junior varsity teams in the region. Designed as a development program, the team is traditionally comprised of younger players looking to use the JV experience to prepare for a future with the varsity team. The Tilton School Basketball program is committed to the JV program and players are expected to practice each day with enthusiasm and pride.

Boys’ JV B Basketball
Head Coach: Steve Gilpatrick

The Junior Varsity "B" team is looking to have yet another action-packed season. Practices will include individual skill work, sportsmanship, and teamwork. They will also feature lots of scrimmaging, lessons on different aspects of the game, and activities to keep it fun for all.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Head Coach: Tara Brisson
Asst. Coach: Kyle Losardo

NEPSAC Class B Champions: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013
NEPSAC Class B Finalists: 2015, 2012
NEPSAC Class C Champions: 2011
Lakes Region Championships: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
 
Tilton’s Girls' Basketball team plays in one of the most challenging leagues in New England Prep School basketball, NEPSAC’s Class B.  Each year Tilton is committed to building upon an already rich tradition of Tilton Girls' Basketball - a tradition that includes winning ten Lakes Region championships, including eight consecutive championships from 2010-2017, and five New England Championships during the past seven seasons.  The program is based around hard-work, accountability, integrity, and selflessness. Players push each other to achieve their goals in the classroom and on the court.
 
In addition to team accomplishments, players have also found individual success, including 32 NEPSAC All-Stars in the past eight seasons. Further, 21 student-athletes have gone on to play collegiate basketball during the past seven seasons, including 11 players at the Division I level.  


Girls’ JV Basketball
Head Coach: Mike Landroche

The Tilton Girls’ JV Basketball team is an integral component to the successful basketball program at Tilton School.  The coaching staff works with players to develop the technical and individual playing skills necessary to compete at the varsity level. Like their counterparts at the varsity level, Tilton girls’ JV Basketball players are encouraged to work hard to develop the academic and life skills essential to success in college and in life including sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership, respect and personal responsibility.

Co-ed Snowboarding
Head Coach: Tyler Goodwin

Tilton's Snowboarding Team is a competitive, coed sport that competes within the Lakes Region League.  Our program allows riders to compete against other schools within the following elements: Giant Slalom, Slope style, Boarder Cross and Duel Giant Slalom.
 
The snowboard team is a competitive program, which welcomes riders who have experience and want to excel within their own riding abilities.  We encourage all riders, both experienced and novice, to develop their own skills by providing a safe, nurturing environment to enhance their growth and self-discipline.  
 
Our program offers weekly training at Gunstock Mountain as well as competitions at other schools' "home" mountains, including Okemo Mountain and Loon Mountain.  We have a total of eight competitions throughout the season at various locations. During the week, all riders cross train by practicing certain riding skills in order to excel within each discipline of snowboarding. Our season starts with dry-land training in November and ends on the slopes in March.  Each rider learns essential skills toward understanding how to navigate on any mountain and terrain. We teach mountain etiquette, freestyle clinics and gate training.  Our main objective is to help riders become skilled athletes who can have fun and be safe at the same time.

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