Jack Erbeck and Andy Blake did not just want to go out on top. These two soon-to-be Hun School graduates wanted their final game for the Raiders’ baseball team to be a memory neither would soon forget. Erbeck, Blake and seven other final-year players on head coach Tom Monfiletto’s squad got to share in a trophy as Hun defeated Peddie, 12-0, at William Thompson Field to earn the 2019 NJISAA Prep A state title.
The Hun School boys’ lacrosse team was challenged on several occasions during its state Prep A final against Lawrenceville on Monday.
And each time the Raiders rose to the challenge. “We were confident in the guys and the game plan,” said Hun coach MV Whitlow, whose team held off the Big Red for a 10-7 victory in the state Prep A championship game that was played in Princeton. “We made a couple of halftime adjustments and with the senior leadership we have with our captains Devin Cowan and Jack Ruddy, we were confident that they were going to execute those adjustments. They’ve come a long way and their lacrosse IQs are high. They are just young student athletes of great character.”
Four, soon-to-be Hun School graduates, committed to stand-out collegiate athletic programs this week, including Eric Fleming who signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at The College of St. Rose. The student athletes were lauded by their families, coaches, and classmates who turned out for a ceremony in Russell Lounge before classes on Thursday. They join a group that now includes twenty-four members of the senior class.
On April 26th, former colleagues, coaches, and teachers, and beloved family members, from infants to grandparents, turned out to celebrate two Hun employees and four Hun athletes. Honorees were lauded for their contributions to the School and accomplishments here and beyond.
Ally Cowan singlehandedly kept the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team in the game early on as it hosted Blair last Saturday. Junior transfer Cowan scored all three goals for Hun as it fell behind 7-3 midway through the first half. “I know that it is better if I can take control and just be a leader on the field,” said Cowan. “That is the best for the whole team.”
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.