You may have noticed that many of the social media posts from Austin Prep’s Athletic Department and athletic teams carry the hashtag #WinningCulture. In the same way we pursue excellence in the classroom, we pursue excellence on the field. This hashtag, however, is not a reference to winning games. It’s a reference to a philosophy we expect Austin Prep students to embrace. #WinningCulture is about teaching students to recognize they are part of something much bigger than themselves. It’s a philosophy that values, above all else, embracing the associated responsibilities of being part of a team and placing the needs of the team first. These responsibilities are not reflected anywhere on the scoreboard, but in the manner students are expected to compete, represent Austin Prep, exemplify Austin Prep’s values, be a worthy opponent, and earn the respect of teammates and competitors.
And we routinely find there is an interesting coincidence – some even say direct correlation: wins and losses seem to take care of themselves when teams place #WinningCulture first.
Several members of the Class of 2019 have committed to playing college level athletics. As of this writing, these Austin Prep seniors will be continuing their athletic career in the fall.
- Elizabeth May ’19, University of Notre Dame, Women's Rowing
- Colin Jaena ’19, Stonehill College, Baseball
- Cam Seguin ’19, UMass Lowell, Baseball
- Jonathan Gilbride ’19, UMass Lowell, Baseball
- Amanda Williams ’19, Connecticut College, Women's Lacrosse
- Ellie Richards ’19, St. Anselm College, Women's Lacrosse
- Jack Richards ’19, Merrimack College, Men's Lacrosse
- Joseph Theriault ’19, Springfield College, Men's Lacrosse
- Ella Saracco ’19, St. Michael's College, Women's Ice Hockey
- Maeve Crehan ’19, University of New England, Women's Ice Hockey
- Hannah Aveni ’19, University of Southern Maine, Women's Ice Hockey
- Michael Simonelli ’19, Bentley University, Men's Golf