Cougar Courier 2021-2022 Archives

June 4, 2022

MIAA Tournaments for Spring Sports Begin Today

Alexa Schiela '24 leads the Girls Tennis Team in the MIAA Tournament beginning Monday.


While yesterday marked the end of classes for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the Spring Sports Post-Season is just getting started. The initial rounds of MIAA Tournament play begin today. The upcoming competition schedule can be found below. Best of luck to all our Spring teams! Don't forget to follow the athletic department on social media for updates.

Track and Field | Saturday, June 4 | Day Two of the MIAA Meet of Champions | Westfield State
Boys Tennis | Saturday, June 4, 4:00 p.m. | MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. Fairhaven
Baseball | Sunday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. | MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. Archbishop Williams
Softball | Monday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. | Home MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. TBD
Girls Tennis | Monday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. Home MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. Hudson High School
Girls Lacrosse  | Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. | MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. Dighton Rehoboth
Boys Lacrosse | Wednesday, June 8, 6:15 p.m. | MIAA Division 3 Round of 32 Home vs. East Longmeadow


Miller, Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Team Earn MIAA Division 5 Titles

Tristan Miller '23 claimed the MIAA Division 5 400m Title Monday.


Miller joined Colby Medeiros '22, Jon Brand '23, and Nico Fanuele '22 to win the 4x400 meter relay at the MIAA Division 5 State Meet.


Austin Prep Track and Field claimed a pair of state titles at last weekend's MIAA Division 5 State Meet. Tristan Miller '23 continued his development into one of the region's top quarter milers with his win in the 400 meters in a time of 49.55. Miller also ran a leg on Austin Prep's victorious 4x400 meter relay team that brought home the title in a time of 3:27.39. The quartet also included Colby Medeiros '22, Jon Brand '23, and Nico Fanuele '22. The winning time was also an Austin Prep school record.

Miller -- also running the 200 meters -- and the Boys 4x400 team advanced to this weekend's MIAA Meet of Champions, joined by the Boys 4x800 meter relay, Steven Galatis '22 in the Mile, Medeiros in the 800 meters, the Girls 4x400 meter and 4x800 meter relay teams, and Isabella Tomic '24  in the 400 meter hurdles.


2022-2023 School-Wide Student Government Officers Announced 


Austin Prep recently held an election for 2022-2023 School-Wide Student Government Officers. All Middle School and Upper School Students were eligible to vote in the School-Wide Student Government Election. Your 2022-2023 School-Wide Student Government Officers are noted above. We look forward to a great year under their leadership!


Spring Sports Teams Honor Their Seniors

Boys Lacrosse Senior Day was May 9th.


Baseball Senior Day was on May 6th.


Softball Senior Day was on May 11th.


Girls Lacrosse Senior Day was June 1st.


Boys Tennis Senior Day was May 12th.


Girls Tennis Senior Day was May 12th.


Track and Field Senior Day was May 10th.



Summer Reading and More



In the last week, Mr. Michael McLaughlin, Head of Middle School, sent newly enrolled and returning families information regarding special activities and important dates for the summer.  Upper School students will receive similar information very soon. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the Middle School summer reading book. Our shared Middle School novel is Out of My Heart by Sharon M. Draper, which is the sequel to last year's summer read, Out of My Mind. Enjoy the summer reading!



Students Place in AMC 8 Math Competition


Austin Prep eighth grade students all participated in the Mathematical Association of America AMC 8 competition this year. This test covers a wide variety of content up to the beginning of Algebra I and helps students strengthen their analytical skills. Pictured above, left to right, is Elena Klimashova '26 (1st Place), Cecilia Goldsmith '26 (2nd Place), and Sydney Danese '26 and Madeleine Fisher '26 (tied for 3rd Place). Great job by all and a special congratulations to these students for their remarkable achievement. 


Show Your Austin Prep Pride This Summer With a Custom Flag


We would like to offer our community an opportunity to purchase a custom 3' x 5' Austin Prep outdoor flag in either black or white. The flag will be a double sided knit material, printed in full color, hemmed on all sides, with a canvas header and grommets.

These flags can be pre-ordered for a limited time only. It will take 3 - 4 weeks for delivery once the order is placed.

The cost is $140.00

If interested, email Mr. Patrick Costello, Student Activities Coordinator, at by June 10th. Please include the quantity and color desired in your email. Mr. Costello will contact you to make payment arrangements. 


Relive Commencement in Photos


The Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 was a special day for our Senior Class and the entire Austin Prep community. We are pleased to provide digital files of candid photos from the Liturgy, via the button below. 

Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement Photos

Additionally, please click on this link to order the official Commencement portraits from Mark Lawrence photographers. Please follow directions on their website. Any questions, please contact their Nashua Office at (603) 882-0116.


Join the Choir for Rome Pilgrimage

As was noted in a recent letter from Head of School, James Hickey, Ph.D., Austin Prep’s Choir has been invited to return to Vatican City to attend an audience with Pope Francis and headline several performances in the Eternal City. The choir visited Rome during the Christmas season in 2019, which was the School's last trip abroad before the Covid-19 pandemic. Some highlights of the trip include singing during mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, in the Basilica of St. Francis (in Assisi), and in the Basilica of St. Augustine where the relics of his mother, St. Monica, are held. The tour also includes taking in the grandeur of Rome and visiting major pilgrimage sites.

School-sponsored travel abroad opportunities are ordinarily reserved exclusively for students, but given the unique nature of this occasion, Austin Prep, in the spirit of unitas, is extending an opportunity to all current students and their family members – parents, grandparents, and siblings – to travel on this pilgrimage. This trip will be the only international offering in the 2022-2023 school year, and the earliest that Austin Prep may once again have this opportunity in Vatican City is December 2024.

If there are students thinking about joining the Austin Prep Choir, now seems as good a time as ever. If students weren’t thinking about it, they might consider it now. The dates of Austin Prep’s nine-day Christmas season Pilgrimage and Choir Performance Tour are December 28, 2022 to January 5, 2023. Registration and a deposit are due in the Academic Office by June 20. 

Father Patrick Armano, School Chaplain, will serve as our chaplain for the trip. For complete details about the itinerary, please click here. Please be in touch with Michael McLaughlin, Head of Middle School, with any questions at Brochures are available in the Head’s Office and the Academic Office.


Stay Connected with us this Summer on Social Media

Be sure to keep up to date with all the current events at Austin Prep this summer by following us on our official social media accounts below:














Have a Great Summer!


We made it! With Cohorts and Reopening Plans in our rearview, the focus for the 2021-2022 Academic Year was on a return to normalcy and the traditions of Austin Prep. But in true Austin Prep fashion, normal just isn't enough. We are on a journey towards the exceptional. Convocation Mass didn't just return to an in person event for the entire school community; we welcomed Cardinal Seán, commissioned the Daughters of Mary, and marched to a parade of flags. Instead of transitioning from livestreamed to in person editions of our December traditions, we took The Nutcracker and Lessons and Carols on the road to Stoneham's Greater Boston Stage Company. Oh, we also won the MIAA Division I State Championship in Girls Ice Hockey. Through it all, we lived out the theme for the academic year: "Love one another as I have loved you."

This is the final weekly edition of the Cougar Courier for the academic year, but a special 2021-2022 Year in Review Edition of the Cougar Courier will be arriving in your inboxes in the coming weeks. Thank you for reading, and we will see you in the Fall!