During this year’s Powder Keg weekend, we inducted four individuals and one team into the Tilton School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Read about the inductees below, or watch the ceremony via tilton.gameonstream.com.
2008-2009 Boys’ Varsity Basketball team
These inspiring Rams were the first Class B team to participate and WIN the National Prep Championship Tournament, where they defeated defending national champions Hargrave Military Academy by a score of 97-93. Undefeated in the Lakes Region, the Rams finished their season with a 29-2 record and won the second of two back-to-back New England Class B titles. Due to conflicting schedules, we will formally celebrate this team’s induction at a later date.
Amy Longshore '89
A 3-sport athlete, Amy came to Tilton School as a postgraduate from Canton Central High School (NY). During her junior year, at the age of 16, she made it to the final cut of the inaugural Women's National Hockey Team, and in her senior year, she played for the varsity girls’ basketball team that made it to the New York State Final Four. As a Ram, Amy was MVP of both the girls’ varsity soccer and hockey teams. She also played on the boys’ varsity golf team. She was named the Female Athlete of the Year in 1989. Amy coached girls’ hockey at her alma mater, Canton Central and was also inducted into their athletic hall of fame.
Chase Carrick Kazounis '89
As a postgraduate at Tilton, Chase not only excelled in field hockey but also won the Most Improved Award for girls’ hockey. She went on to play field hockey at Roanoke College (VA), where she was a four-year starter. She was also a two-time captain and earned First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Honors her junior and senior years. She was named Roanoke's Female Athlete of the Year in 1993, and she was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. She is currently the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at her alma mater, Barrington High School (RI).
Rev. Jeffrey H. Watson ‘89
A three year Ram, Jeffrey played in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a football and basketball captain, earning the football MVP award his senior year. Jeffrey was also the first basketball player in Tilton School history to score 1000 points. After Tilton, he played basketball at the University of Prince Edward Island, served in the U.S. Army, and became an Army Ranger.
David Welch ‘12
While at Tilton, David participated in varsity football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He excelled to new levels on the wrestling mat, winning two Northern New England Championships, two Class A Championships, and two New England Championships, as well as being named a National Prep All-American. David went on to Roger Williams University where he was named an NCAA All American in 2014 and was Male Athlete of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Also in 2016, he was named the Northeast Region Champion, New England Wrestler of the Year, and the NCAA DIII National Champion.