Mike Kersker

Waring School's Director of Athletics

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Girls Soccer Wins NEPSAC Class D Quarterfinal

By Mike Kersker on 12/6/2018

With an impressive 6-0 win over The Williams School in the quarterfinals, girls varsity soccer has advanced to the NEPSAC Class D Soccer Tournament semifinals. 

The girls will play Christian Heritage School this Saturday, November 17, at 1:30pm in Trumbull, Connecticut.
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Wood Earns XC All-New England Award

By Mike Kersker on 12/6/2018

Running in only his second New England Division IV cross country meet, freshman Ethan Wood finished an impressive 19th with a time of 19:22. (Top 20 runners are named All- New England).

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Girls Varsity Soccer Earns Number Four Seed in NEPSAC Class D Tournament

By Mike Kersker on 11/10/2018

The Waring girls varsity soccer team has been selected to participate in the NEPSAC Class D New England Small School Soccer Tournament for the first time since 2013. 

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Waring Cross Country to Finish Season at NEPSTA Meet

By Mike Kersker on 11/8/2018

The Waring Cross Country team finished the regular season with four runners named to their respective all-star teams.

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Waring Alumni Finding Success at NCAA Level

By Mike Kersker on 10/7/2018

For a school that graduates only 26 students on average per year, Waring Athletics is still able to provide a platform for future collegiate sports success. Waring school varsity sports consist of soccer, cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. Each year our athletes are not only competitive inside of the conferences we play in, but our alumni are proving that they can make an impact at the collegiate level as well.

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Waring Varsity Soccer Teams Both Find Success in Opener

By Mike Kersker on 09/19/2018

The boys opened up their season with a 3-0 win over Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall. Waring’s goal scorers were sophomores Cole Sauder, Brad Lyman, and senior Paul Taylor.

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Waring Cross Country Dashes Off to Strong Start

By Mike Kersker on 09/19/2018

The Waring Cross Country team competed in their first meet of the 2018 campaign at Jericho Forest in Weston.

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Lacrosse Season Underway

By Mike Kersker on 04/17/2018

With wet weather impacting the Waring lacrosse game schedule, both the boys and girls were finally able to get in their first matches of the season last week. The girls got by Gann last Tuesday with an 18-6 win, while their game against Beaver Country Day was lost in the last 10 seconds of the game with a final score of 18-17. Elizabeth Patrick had 10 goals in the loss while Ceceila Russell played well in net for Waring.

For the boys, it was a great start to the season with a 14-1 win against Boston Trinity Academy. Eli Biletch played well in goal, while contributions came from both expreinced and less experienced players throughout the game.

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Championship Week For Waring Soccer and XC

By Mike Kersker on 10/30/2017

Waring will send both the boys and girls soccer teams into the Semi-Finals of their respected leagues this Wednesday, November 1. The girls will take on the number two seed, Brimmer and May at Brimmer. The girls split with Brimmer during the regular season, and lost out on home field advantage for the Semi-Finals on goal differential. Kickoff is set for 3:30. The boys, who knocked off Newman 3-1 in their Quarter-Final win last Thursday will take on Gann Academy, the number one seed in the tournament. The game is set to kickoff for 3:15 at Gann Academy.

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Alum Aidan Wood Named NESCAC Player of The Week

By Mike Kersker on 10/30/2017

Hamilton Standout and Waring Alum Aidan Wood scores a hat trick to knock of number one seed Amherst College in the NESCAC Men's College Soccer Tournament. Aidan became the top point leader in the league and is currently tied for the most goals in the NESCAC this year.

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Varsity Boys Host Newman in MBIL Quarter-Final

By Mike Kersker on 10/25/2017

Under the leadership of Tri-Captains Jared Wood, Sascha Denby and Hunton Russell, the Boys Varsity soccer team has earned fourth place in the MBIL regular season and will host Newman tomorrow in the first round of the Mass Bay Independent League playoffs on the Mine Field at 3:30pm.

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Waring Alums Making A Difference Down the Stretch

By Mike Kersker on 10/25/2017

Waring alums, Nick Wigglesworth (Hobart Soccer) and Aidan Wood (Hamilton Soccer), played an important role in last weekends' games for their respective schools. Nick scored his first goal for the Statesmen, giving the team one of the two goals it needed against Vassar for the 2-1 win. The win lifted Hobart into first place in the Liberty League with two games to be played in the regular season.

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Team Waring Participates in Miles For Mary 5K Fundraiser For Brain Cancer

By Mike Kersker on 10/23/2017

Waring won first place team in the Miles for Mary 5K in Marblehead on Saturday October 21. Sara Wheeler was the fastest member of the team earning 2nd place overall for teens. Julia Kautz came in 3rd and Laura Miller in 4th. More importantly, the Waring Team raised over $450 for brain cancer research that morning.

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Hurricane Relief 5K Fundraiser

By Mike Kersker on 10/19/2017

The Waring Athletics Department will be holding a 5K fundraiser during sports time on Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30pm to support the victims of the recent hurricanes. There will be a 5K (Waring’s Cross Country course), along with baked goods for sale. All of the Waring community, including parents, teachers, friends, and French correspondents are invited to take part in either walking or running in the 5K fundraiser. A donation of $5 is encouraged but optional. If you would like to donate, there is a jar outside of Mrs. Cahill's office along with a sign-up sheet to participate in the 5K. All donations will go towards the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief to help families who were impacted.

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Bellin Confident With Strong Supporting Cast

By Mike Kersker on 09/27/2017

Junior Ella Bellin has crossed the finish line as the fastest girl in the MBIL for the first two meets of the 2017 season. She has yet to get into her end of season form, which saw her achieve her personal best of 20:58 last year on the Cambridge School of Weston’s course in Jericho Forest, but she feels good about her latest time of 22:15.

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Waring Boys Fall to Gann

By Mike Kersker on 09/20/2017

In a rematch of last year’s MBIL final, Waring played a nice brand of soccer at times but didn’t get the result they were hoping for as they kicked off at home yesterday against rival Gann Academy.

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MacEwen Settles in Nicely at Vassar

By Mike Kersker on 07/23/2017

As a student at the Waring school, there is no choice but to be invested in your schoolwork and school community. MacEwen chalks up her ability to adjust so easily to being a student-athlete at Vassar to her years spent as a Waring student. Having a busy schedule at Waring definitely helped to prepare me to play lacrosse in college, says MacEwen.

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Vaneck Finds New Home at University of New England

By Mike Kersker on 06/27/2017

As a former three-sport captain at Waring, Jacob Vaneck knew he wanted to make collegiate athletics a part of his life at some level. He was recruited by multiple schools in his favorite sport, lacrosse, and ultimately found the right fit both academically and in a lacrosse program at the University of New England.

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Q and A With Alumna Emma Taylor on "Becoming Part of The Crew"

By Mike Kersker on 04/18/2017

When Waring Alumna, Emma Taylor left for her first semester to Mt. Holyoke College this fall, she didn't plan on participating in collegiate athletics, but that all changed her first week on campus.

I caught up recently with Emma through email, asking her about her Crew experience so far and how her career as a Waring Student-Athlete helped her transition to becoming a Collegiate Student-Athlete.

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Two Waring Athletes Honored

By Mike Kersker on 01/3/2017

Elizabeth Patrick in Girls Soccer and Ella Bellin in Cross Country, were honored as Boston Globe 2016 Prep School All-Scholastics. Both Patrick and Bellin were nominated as their league's Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Runner for their respective sports. It is quite an honor to have one Globe All-Scholastic a season, but in typical Waring fashion, we seem to pack a big punch for such a small school.

Congratulations to both Elizabeth and Ella.

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Waring Cross Country Places Fifth in Championships; Bellin Takes Most Valuable Runner

By Mike Kersker on 11/2/2016

The Waring Cross Country team placed fifth in the MBIL championships today at Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall. The team is led by senior captain, Sam Lincoln, who unfortunately has been out of competition for the past three weeks with an ankle injury. This didn't stop the senior leader from helping his team in other ways to Waring's best team finish in school history. Today's race saw many personal bests, but the most notable was Junior Ella Bellin's time of 21:20. Ella also earned the league's Most Valuable Runner award, another first for Waring Cross Country.

Rounding out the All-Stars were Juniors Sophia Bereaud and Carly Comporato for the girls, while Freshman Will Stomberg represented Waring on the boy's side.

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Wolfpack Win Massachusetts Bay Independent League Title

By Mike Kersker on 11/2/2016

The Waring Wolfpack are 2016 MBIL Soccer Champions! The 4th seeded Wolfpack knocked off the number 1 seed, Newman, in penalty kicks yesterday, only to go back out on the road today and play in the finals at Gann Academy.

Cole Sauder scored the game winning goal midway through the second half off an assist from Sascha Denby. Sascha and his brother Owen controlled the middle of the park for Waring, while the tandem of Mike Ballin and Jared Wood stymied Gann's attack, helping to give goalkeeper Hunton Russell the shutout.

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Girls Lose in Semi Finals; Boys Come From Behind to Win 4-3 in Penalty Kicks

By Mike Kersker on 11/1/2016

Goals from Senior Amanda Adams and Sophomore Sara Wheeler were not enough to knock off the number 2 seed Montrose, who out scored the girls 3-2. Montrose will play Brimmer and May today in the IGC Finals.

The Waring boys came from behind after going ahead 1-0 in the first five minutes of yeserday's game. Coach Jack Lindsay’s halftime constructive approach helped to give the boys a boost, after being down 3-1 at the half. With twenty minutes to play in the second half, the scoreline was 3-2. As the game approached the 15 minute mark, the teams exchanged counter attack after counter attack, with Newman going ahead 4-2. Waring jumped back on the scoreboard minutes later with a knock in off a dead ball from center back Mike Ballin. Sascha Denby scored his third goal of the game to make it 4-4 in the waning minutes of the match.

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Waring Cross Country - Making Strides

By Mike Kersker on 10/20/2016

The Waring cross country team is sometimes overshadowed by the large number of student-athletes that play soccer during the fall at Waring. This year seems to be a bit different. With 26 rostered runners, the Waring cross country team is not only large in numbers, but its runners are competing like they never have before.

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Waring Soccer Alumni Finding Their Way

By Mike Kersker on 09/21/2016

Former Waring Soccer Standouts, Aidan Wood (Hamilton), Nick Wigglesworth (Brandeis), and Kyle Patrick (Hobart) are all settling in nicely with their respective collegiate programs. All three have earned minutes with their teams this fall, with Wood playing in in all four games for the Continentals, Wigglesworth playing in three out of five for the Judges, while Patrick received his first two starts against Rochester and Potsdam.

Waring Athletics wishes these alums luck as they make their way through the remainder of the season!

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Check it Off the Bucket List

By Mike Kersker on 04/6/2016

When the Waring annual Spring break goes into effect, many of us in the Waring community are out of touch with the lives each other lead on these breaks. With this in mind, I thought it would be valuable to hear about an excursion Waring's Building and Ground's husband and wife team, Dianne and Pavel Jirka went on this past spring break.

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