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Lacrosse - Boys' Varsity

Record: 10-6

Overview

Overview

2016 Founders League Champions

The boys' varsity lacrosse team is steeped in tradition and prides itself in developing outstanding lacrosse players. Founded in 1962, lacrosse has always been highly regarded at Taft, and the legacy today is as strong as ever. Competing in some of the most competitive lacrosse leagues in the nation, The Founders League and New England West - Division I, Taft has consistently fielded strong teams with tremendous success against competitors such as Deerfield, Salisbury, Hotchkiss, Westminster, and Choate.

Taft has witnessed many fine lacrosse players come through the program and subsequently enjoy success at some of the top Division I and III college programs in the nation. Since 2000, the year Taft was voted Tri-National Champion and ranked #1 in the country, student-athletes have consistently matriculated at schools in the Ivy League, ACC, Patriot League, ECAC, NESCAC and Centennial Conferences. The success of Taft lacrosse rests on the principles and tradition of hard work, dedication, and teamwork in the true spirit of the game. The program continues to attract some of the finest scholar-athletes, building upon this excellent tradition and ensuring its future success.

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Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
The Hill School
Noble and Greenough Away Details Loss 7-12
vs.
St. Sebastian School
St. Sebastian School Away Details Loss 10-13
vs.
IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis
Noble and Greenough Away Details Loss 9-21
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away Details Win 16-7
vs.
Brunswick School
Brunswick School Away Details Loss 9-14
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Win 16-15
vs.
Millbrook School
Millbrook School Away Details Win 13-7
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Details Win 10-9
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home Details Win 17-10
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Home Details Win 25-1
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Win 17-6
vs.
Berkshire School
Home Details Win 17-11
vs.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Away Details Loss 11-14
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 14-4
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Home Details Loss 12-18
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Win 12-11
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Away Details

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
91 Griffin Adair (captain) D 2017 Grand Cayman
4 Aaron Barré M 2017 Ithaca, NY
20 Emmett Berg M 2019 Venice, CA
3 William Bock G 2018 Scarsdale, NY
24 Quinn Cahill A 2017 Fairfield, CT
21 Cameron Cokinos D 2019 Norwell, MA
19 Avery Coleman A 2019 New York, NY
11 Charles Coleman M 2017 New York, NY
8 Peter Davies A 2019 Dover, MA
6 William Dobensky D 2019 Shelton, CT
44 Lawrence Foley M 2017 Southport, CT
22 George Grell M 2017 Short Hills, NJ
27 Joseph Hardison (captain) M 2018 Darien, CT
John Hartfiel Manager 2018 Minneapolis, MN
5 Peter Kenerson LSM 2019 Watertown, CT
2 Dennis Kennedy D 2018 Darien, CT
23 Nicholas Kennedy M 2017 South Londonderry, VT
Ricardo Llanio Manager 2017 Glen Arm, MD
28 Ryan Low M 2019 Bedford, NY
37 Jackson McAtee M 2017 Greenwich, CT
10 Nicholas Nelson A/M 2017 Riverside, CT
14 Tyler Nortillo A/M 2017 Short Hills, NJ
13 John Nugent LSM 2017 New York, NY
7 Robert Peterson A 2019 South Glastonbury, CT
Moses Pölking Manager 2017 Berlin
16 Alexander Salnikoff D 2018 Millbrook, NY
17 Kyle Salvatore (captain) M 2017 New Canaan, CT
12 Peter Schueler A 2017 Huntington Bay, NY
9 John Sheehan A/M 2018 New York, NY
0 Jake Simon G 2017 Potomac, MD
25 Joseph Stein M 2017 Potomac, MD
34 Charles Wright D 2018 Darien, CT

Coaches

Coaches

About Coach Bender

Jon Bender has taught Spanish at Taft since 2011. Before Taft, Jon worked at St. Edmond's Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, where he taught English and Spanish, served as head of the Spanish Department, and coached JV soccer and lacrosse. He studied Spanish and education at The University of Arizona and Wilmington College (DE). Jon holds a Master’s degree with a concentration in linguistics from Middlebury College. Jon has taught all levels of Spanish, from I to IV.

At Taft, Jon has served as both the lower mid and mid class dean. He has lead student trips to Spain and Guatemala and served as an admissions officer for Taft in Latin America. He has coached boys' fourths and JV soccer, boys' thirds hockey, and boys' JV lacrosse. He has served as an assistant coach on the boys' varsity lacrosse team since the 2012 season, and as the assistant coach of the boys' JV hockey team since 2013. Jon has been a dorm head in CPT, and currently serves there as an adjunct faculty parent. Jon lives off campus with his wife Debi and daughters, Elsie and Tish.


About Coach Madden

Rob graduated from Amherst College after four years at Taft. While in college, he captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams and was selected to the Second-Team All-NESCAC soccer team. Graduating with a degree in Spanish, Rob rejoined the Taft community as a Spanish teacher and sports information director in 2007. Rob served as head coach for girls’ varsity soccer for three years and assisted boys’ varsity lacrosse for four years. He then left Taft to pursue a Master of Science at the Mark H. McCormack School of Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While at UMass, Rob assisted the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team, working primarily with the defense. Rob returned to Taft in 2012 as a member of the admissions team, and assumed his current role of co-director of athletics in 2013. He currently head coaches girls' varsity soccer and assists boys’ varsity lacrosse. Rob lives on campus with his wife, Kara Zarchin, two children, Conor and Laurel, and dog, Quinn.


Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-073-102007-084-10
2008-0910-52009-1010-6
2010-11 5-10 2011-12 10-7
2012-13 13-5 2013-14 12-4
2014-15 8-9 2015-16 15-3

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