Tag: Manchester Central

Astros shoot past Central

Undefeated Pinkerton cruised past visiting Manchester Central, 73-38, on Tuesday night.

The Astros were led by a game-high 22 points from Jackson Marshall, 17 from Anthony Chinn and 10 from Tyrone Chinn. The Little Green were paced by a game-high 24 points from Jason Gasana. 

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

Central downs Memorial for second win of the season

In a Queen City clash, Manchester Central survived a tough battle with Manchester Memorial, 59-57, on Thursday night to come away with their second win of the season.

The Little Green were led by four players in double figures: Jason Gasana (19), Asher Zegno (11), Wesley Olmeda (10) and Sean Venator (10). The Crusaders were paced by Mateo Ancic’s 18 points and 12 from Abdalha Ramadhani.

Central improves to 2-7 with the win, while Memorial has now dropped three-straight and falls to 4-5 on the year.

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Memorial cruises past Central

Behind a game-high 17 points from Madison Pepra-Omani, Manchester Central cruised past Manchester Central, 63-42, on Thursday night.

Emma Rossi also netted double figures for the Crusaders, while Jayce Mendez (14), McKenna Schweiderman (14) and Sylvie Boingasimbo (10) all reach double digits for the Little Green.

With the victory, Memorial snaps a five-game skid and improves to 5-5 on the season. Central falls to 0-9.

Check out the full photo gallery by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

Central holds off Keene for first win of the season

Manchester Central held Keene to just 14 first-half points and hung on for a 48-40 victory over the visiting Orioles on Tuesday night.

Jason Gasana led the Little Green with 17 points, while teammate Wesley Olmeda added 12. Keene was paced by 17 points from Lucas Malay.

Central improves to 1-6 on the year, while Keene drops its third-straight and fall to 2-6.

Check out the full photo gallery by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

Team Romps: Avery and her dad work to make her better

By Mike Whaley

Unlike most athletes, Avery Romps has a built-in trainer and coach in her dad, Mike. Pretty sweet deal if you can get it.

Avery attends Portsmouth High School where the 5-foot-11 junior stars on the Clipper girls basketball team, which is 6-1 in Division I. 

While Avery is helping Portsmouth to experience another strong season in D-I and work her way to college at the NCAA Division I or II level, her dad is helping her to be the best that she can be.

Mike is a Grade 2/kindergarten teacher in Dover, a life coach and personal trainer, and a former varsity boys basketball coach at Dover High School.

He played basketball in high school at Manchester Central and then at Plymouth State University. He got into coaching after college as an assistant at now defunct Daniel Webster College, followed by stops at Keene State, Central Missouri State (where he met his wife, Jackie) and the University New Hampshire. Mike was the head coach for one year at Tilton School, before he took the Dover job. Basketball has been a big part of his life, as it has for Avery.

When Mike was the head coach at Dover High for 15 years (2001 to 2016), his two daughters spent many hours in Dover’s old Ollie Adams Gymnasium. 

He recalls, at the time, having three job offers at Dover, Portsmouth and Berwick Academy. “I felt it was important to live, teach and coach in the same community,” he said. “The only place we could afford to live was Dover.”

Mike remembers a lot happening in 2001. It was his first year teaching and coaching in Dover, Jackie got pregnant with their older daughter, Samantha, and they got married. 

Samantha was born in 2002. “From then on, the girls were in the gym,” said Mike, who has taught in Dover for 23 years, the last 21 years at Garrison School. “People were babysitting them left and right. They were at all the games.”

Avery was born in 2006. She smiles about her early basketball memories with her dad. “We would always be in the gym running around,” she said. “I don’t remember the games, but it was fun being on the sidelines all the time. I was so young. It was a bunch of these tall guys. It was really nerve-wracking. It definitely made me interested in basketball a lot more; the game in general. How to play.”

Mike recalls Avery in her bouncy seat with her basketball with her name on it. “I can remember her running up and down the bleachers,” he said. “Listening in timeouts; getting snacks and candy during the games. From the jump, I don’t think there was a day when there wasn’t something like basketball in our lives.”

With Samantha, Romps said he was a little more “cautious and cerebral” because she was the eldest, the first child. He stayed at arm’s length as far as coaching her. Samantha went through the Dover school system, playing basketball as well. She graduated from Dover HS in 2019.

Mike felt Avery had more of an edge on her, and he felt she really liked the sport. There was also a very good group of similar aged Dover athletes – Tory Vitko, Payton Denning, Julia Rowley, Lanie Mourgenos.

By the time Avery was in second grade, she was not only playing Little Shots with the Dover Recreation Department, but also traveling to tournaments. Mike coached those teams, which did very well. “I would like to think they’re all reaping the rewards now,” he said.

Avery recalls the four-team rec league being fun. The travel ball allowed the girls to play against better competition. “That helped us improve at an early age,” she said.

If you know Mike Romps, he is an intense person. When he coaches, he has a lot of fire and energy. Avery is lower key. Early on she was not as receptive to his criticism as she is now. 

“When I was younger I was a little more sensitive,” Avery said. “He would critique me too much and I just couldn’t (take it).”

But then Avery got to the point where she could see that her dad’s suggestions were helpful. “Now I take them and try to improve my game and it obviously works,” she said.

Although he’s not so sure now, at the time he coached Avery and the girls hard. “We were very clear with the parents,” he said. “The Sue Vitkos of the world and people like her, they were just as into it as I was.”

Mike always kept in mind that they were young kids and he couldn’t treat him like high school players. But he felt strongly about accountability, defense and rebounding. “There was a lot of the time I would pull someone out of the game, “ he said. “I think that’s the hard part of being a parent-coach, that your first inclination is to be hardest on your kid because you know all the parents are watching and keeping track.”

Fortunately, there were few issues. Mike had this group of girls from Grade 2 until Grade 8, and they did very well. “It was just a situation where they were used to being coached like that,” he said. “Everyone was kind on the same page, which made it a special time for all of us.”

Avery laughs at some of those memories, which weren’t always rosy. “At times, it was not fun,” she said. “I improved a lot mentally. If a coach is going to yell at me, I’m that much mentally stronger now.”

The silver lining was that the team did very well and Avery got better as a player. “Two years we were undefeated,” she said. “It just made the game so much more fun to play, especially with these girls because we were all good friends.”

Things changed just before Avery went to high school. The family decided to move to Greenland. Several factors played a role in that move. Mike’s parents were now living with them. He was also looking to enhance his business as a life coach and personal trainer. The Greenland property provided space for a full basketball court and land to run camps.

The move meant a new start at a new school for Avery. Mike understood that. He just wanted to make sure she was surrounded by good people, like she had been in Dover. It also meant he needed to step away from his daughter as a coach.

As it turned out, Mike had coached some of the Portsmouth girls in a summer league in Danvers, Mass. “We were lucky to know most of the parents,” he said. “We had conversations and asked if they were open (to Avery coming to Portsmouth). They were welcoming and warm from the jump.”

It still wasn’t easy. Due to the pandemic, Avery did not attend classes in person until January of 2021. Basketball, which started in January due to the pandemic, made things easier.

“I remember going to the first couple of open gyms and I was so nervous,” she said. “I knew these girls from playing against them when I was younger. We always played against each other and it was competitive, but now we’re going to be on the same team. It was definitely different. But after a couple of open gyms, I got super close with a lot of them. It became so much more fun.”

Portsmouth’s Avery Romps, left, maneuvers against a Dover defender during her sophomore year. [Mike Whaley photo]

Plus the team had success. Avery was one of four freshmen who played significant minutes along with Maddie MacCannell, Margaret Montplaisir and Mackenzie Lombardi. The Clippers made a run to the D-I semis, which included an upset of a veteran Exeter club in the quarterfinals.

Last year as sophomores, they had another strong year, again making it as far as the semis. Avery was named to the D-I All-State Second team. “With that, there’s a target on their back this year,” Mike said.

Mike also appreciates how the Portsmouth program is handled. “Coach (Tim) Hopley runs the program the right way,” Mike said. “I respect the way he runs it. He is a defensive-minded coach. It’s made the transition much easier for everybody.”

For Hopley, the Romps situation had always been a good one. “There has never been a time when (Mike) overstepped his boundaries,” Hopley said. “He works with a lot of our players in the offseason. … He’s done a lot to certainly help Avery’s game, but also to help all of the players in our program or at least give them the opportunity to help them improve.

“It’s a situation for me where I know they’re being taught great fundamental skills when they’re with him,” Hopley said. “He’s respectful of what we try to do in our program. I never get the sense with Avery that she’s in conflict. It’s a great situation. There’s no other way to put it.”

Now that she’s a junior, Avery is starting to consider colleges. She has one offer from Saint Anselm College, a D-II school in Manchester. “I’m still waiting,” she said.

In the meantime, she plans to work on her game and do her best to help the Clippers advance as far as they can in the D-I tournament.

“The big thing I have worked on this year is my aggression,” Avery said. “Last year, I was a shooter and just attacked when I was open. This year I’m really trying to initiate the contact. I have way more intensity. I’ve improved in that way.”

Portsmouth’s Avery Romps (24) launches a shot from the corner during a game vs. Spaulding when she was a freshman. [Mike Whaley photo]

Mike said that improvement is clear in the numbers. Avery’s grandad keeps her statistics. Last year she took 50 free throws. Through five games this year she has already taken 39. “That’s a barometer that you are attacking the rim,” Mike said.

Similar to that point, Hopley weighs in on Avery’s need to be more physical. “She is starting to play the game in a more physical manner, which is what is required not only to play at a high level in high school but to play at the college level,” he said. “I think that’s one of those things she’s continuing to work on. She’s made huge strides in that part of her game.”

Hopley pointed to a game last week with Pinkerton (71-62 win) in which Avery took over in the second half. “She was willing to be physical, attacking the paint,” he said. “I think she drew two ‘and-ones’. Those are things she might not have done her first two years in our program.”

There have been some interesting Romps car rides where the conversation comes around to being more aggressive. “What we’re saying is there have been times throughout her career that she wasn’t,” Mike said. “I come back to her: ‘You’re putting in the time. Go out there and show people what you can do.’ There were times when it got intense and I was told by my wife to shut up, to leave it alone.”

Avery also feels she has improved defensively. “I have this non-stop motor on the court,” she said. “I’m always playing intensely, supporting my teammates. I’m not getting down on myself when I miss shots.”

Mike says the schools that have been looking at Avery have been clear about what they want to see. In their training sessions together, Avery has been very receptive to what Mike puts out there. She also uses the weight room in the family basement to improve her strength. “She’s learned that there are certain things outside of practice she has to do,’ Mike said. “Whether that’s getting up shots, lifting weights or going for runs.”

Portsmouth, in Mike’s opinion, is letting Avery create more, to be a facilitator on the court. “There are a lot of pieces to Avery’s game that the average Joe might not see,” Mike said. “But whether it’s covering the best player or bringing the ball up the court or making that extra pass or rebounding, I’m just proud of the basketball player that she is. She is definitely a coach’s kid in that regard.”

Mike Romps speaks to a youth group at the Farmington 500 back in 2019.

Mike believes the only thing holding her back is she needs to be a little more selfish. As an example, Mike points out that Avery is big on making that extra pass. It’s something she’s always done. “Sometimes, hey, you’re the one who just took 500 shots, you shoot it,” he said. “There’s that balance of selfishness and team play and being a coach. I’ve always taught her to make the right play. Now I’m turning around and telling her to shoot that shot. It can be confusing at times. We’re still working on it.”

Avery does see the wisdom in what her dad is saying. “Especially since I put in so much time,” she said. “I wasn’t showing anyone that. I was just being an average player. Just doing what was open. Now it’s clicked in the past couple months. I have all this skill. I can finally show people since I put all this work in.”

Mike regrets not putting enough time into his own game. That makes him more than ever want to help his daughter maximize her potential. “I’m going to do everything I can as long as Avery is open to it,” he said. “To make her as good a player as she can be.”

He pauses, adding: “When push comes to shove, I’m just the person rebounding and making suggestions. She’s the one that has to do the work.”

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Tyler Bike: It’s gotta be the genes

By: Mike Whaley

If you’ve seen Tyler Bike play basketball and you’re unaware of his family’s impressive gene pool, you’d still agree he’s pretty darn good. But if you knew about the gene pool, you might just say to yourself, “Well, that certainly explains that.” Which, of course, it does, except genes alone don’t get the job done. Tyler Bike knows that.

Bike is a 5-foot-11 junior guard for the Trinity High School boys team, coached by his dad, Keith Bike. Keith played his college ball at NCAA Division I University of Hartford, where he was a solid four-year player. Keith’s dad is Dave Bike, who was the head men’s hoop coach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, for 35 years. His teams won 528 games including the NCAA Division II national title in 1986. Before he became a coach, Dave spent eight summers playing baseball in the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system.

Tyler Bike is pictured with his sister, Keira, and his parents, Stephanie Schubert and Keith Bike. [Courtesy photo]

On the other side of the family, Tyler’s mom, Stephanie Schubert, was a basketball star at Manchester Central HS. She later walked on at the University of New Hampshire, eventually becoming a scholarship player and a team captain.

Stephanie’s dad, Steve Schubert, was also a star athlete at Manchester Central HS. He played football at the University of Massachusetts, earning All-American honors as a wide receiver. After that, he spent six years in the National Football League with the New England Patriots (1974) and the Chicago Bears (1975 to 1979). Steve is listed by Sports Illustrated as one of New Hampshire’s greatest sports figures of the 20th century.

“That’s why they pay for racehorses – the blood on both sides,” Dave Bike said. “There’s good athletic blood on both sides.”

Some pretty good athletic knowledge, too.

“After games, after anything you get different opinions on how you played,” Tyler said. “There’s diversity in it. My grandfather on my dad’s side has that basketball background. He’ll probably give me more on the basketball aspect of the game. My mom, my dad, my other grandfather, they all know as well. Having all those different opinions help me. I get to kind of choose which ones will help me more than the other ones.”

Tyler Bike is pictured with his legendary grandfathers last week after Trinity won the Queen City Invitational Basketball Tournament championship over Bedford, 64-60. To the left is Dave Bike and to the right is Steve Schubert. [Courtesy photo]

Led by Tyler, Trinity is pretty good, too, but it can get better. At 2-2 in Division I, however, they are not the same team that earned the top seed in last year’s D-I tournament. Those Pioneers lost just one game, running the postseason table to win the 2021 crown with a dramatic 64-62 victory over No. 3 Goffstown.

Gone from that team are four key players, including graduated senior Andrew Politi. Two other players transferred – Mark Nyomah (Manchester Central) and Max Shosa (Manchester West). A fourth potential starter decided not to play.

That leaves Tyler to lead the team with classmate DeVohn Ellis. Three sophomores and three freshmen play key roles behind the two juniors. 

There have been some early struggles, but the year ended on a good note when Trinity won the Queen City Invitational Basketball Tournament with three straight wins. In the final, the Pioneers beat a very good Bedford team, 64-60, behind 25 points from Tyler who was named Tournament MVP.

That balloon of euphoria popped on Tuesday with a 63-60 loss to Manchester Memorial as the Pioneers renewed their D-I schedule in the new year.

Last year, Tyler was the point guard, a first-team D-I All-State pick as a sophomore. He was able to orchestrate the championship run by getting the ball to the many scoring options, most notably Politi, Nyomah and Ellis. This year, his dad wants him to score more. Although his performance at the Queen City tournament is a good sign that he may be stepping into that role, it was a challenge in the early going in D-I. 

“I’ve been shooting terribly,” he said on the eve of the Queen City tourney. “I just need to go into every game with the pass-first mindset. I think as the game goes on it will start to come to me. I’ve been trying to force it recently out of the gate to get my shot going.”

His dad agrees. “He’s pressing a little bit too much to score because we need him to.”

Fortunately, Tyler is a teenage athlete who is striving to get better. He recognizes his shortcomings and embraces advice.

“That’s the best thing about him,” said Keith, who is in his fourth year coaching at Trinity and his 14th coaching at the high school or college level. “He’s not walking around thinking he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s always willing to improve and get better.”

Coach Bike in the Sacred Heart huddle versus Central Connecticut back on Jan. 21, 2012. (Courtesy SHU Athletics)

For Dave Bike, watching his grandson play for his son is more nerve-wracking than when he played or coached. “It’s tough,” he said. “Fortunately they’re doing a heck of a job, both playing and coaching.”

Dave said when he was growing up, his dad was tough on him. “We talked about the game. But I listened. I wanted to improve.”

Keith and Tyler both embrace Dave’s advice. “That’s the thing I appreciate,” Dave said. “As tough as it is for them to listen to me after a game, I try to be as positive as possible. When I talk to Tyler I think that’s what’s going to make him a really good player and get better. He’s willing to listen. He wants to improve. Keith, too.”

Dave can recall playing a great game in high school and his dad zeroing in on an opposing player taking the ball from Dave. “My father was right,” he said. “What did that have to do with playing well?’

Dave thinks Keith and Tyler are from the same mold. “They’re willing to accept the criticism, rather than fight it,” he said. “Rather than make excuses. I hope they know I appreciate all the good that they’re doing. Being able to say ‘wait a minute, I want to get better.’ How do I get better is not only built on the positive, but try to eliminate as many negatives.”

Keith still embraces his dad’s advice as a coach, the same way he did as a player. He recalls a high school game, similar to his dad’s story, when he played at Xaverian in Middleton, Connecticut, and he had 30 points and 10 assists versus powerful Hillhouse. His dad, however, questioned why he let an opposing player take the ball from him. “I think that made me a better player,” Keith said. “Getting that from a different angle, where a lot of parents aren’t able to do that. They don’t have that knowledge of the game.”

Not like Dave Bike. “How many fathers are national coach of the year in Division II and have over 500 wins at the college level?” Keith asked. “I think he knows what he’s talking about.

“It helps me now just coaching my own team,” he said. “I call him after every game. He watches most of the games online. He tells me things I didn’t even see myself. That’s very helpful.”

Growing up, Keith certainly soaked in being the son of a college coach, starting as a ball boy for Dave’s team. “I was the slowest kid every time I stepped on the court,” Keith said. “I had a good knowledge of the game. A lot of that had to do with me watching my dad’s teams and players growing up. Just being the kid on the bench.”

Keith said it was a different generation – no Nintendo. No video games. “I’m just sitting on the bench watching every game, every practice,” he said. “After they were finished I was able to get on the court and shoot. Actually, when I was older my dad let me participate in practices and certain drills when I was good enough.”

Oddly enough, while Keith looked forward to coaching his son, Dave did not. Keith remembers getting recruited by his dad’s assistant at Sacred Heart without Dave knowing. “My dad never wanted to coach me,” Keith recalled. “He was in that mindset.”

Dave, even now, remains unsure about coaching his son. “I still don’t know what the right thing to do is,” he said. “I backed off. He could have come here (to Sacred Heart) and played for me. I tried to talk to a number of people and I still don’t know what the right thing to do is.”

Dave knows this: “It worked out well for him and Tyler last year. I guess it worked out well for Keith being his own man.”

Although Keith never played for his dad, he did coach with him. After he graduated from Hartford, he spent seven years as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart under Dave.

As for coaching his son, Keith said, “I have a different mindset. I want to coach my kid.”

He first did it in middle school when Tyler was in seventh grade. Keith was not pleased with that outcome. “I was really hard on him,” he said. “I felt I was too hard on him. That wasn’t helping.”

Keith had run into that problem at his first head coaching job at Manchester Memorial High School from 2005 to 2008. “I was a little too tough on the kids,” he said. “I came directly from college so I was expecting them to be college ready. You learn a lot as you coach – more experiences give you the opportunity to grow.”

It comes back to sage advice from his dad. “Once you think you’ve learned it all, that’s when you’re going to be in trouble,” recalled Keith.

Still, if Keith felt being hard on Tyler had a negative impact, his son thought the opposite. “No, it was great in middle school,” said Tyler, who was the only seventh-grader on the A team. “It kind of gave me an awakening. He had to be a little harder on me than the other kids. That kind of helped me.”

Once Tyler got to high school, Keith laid it out: “I told him, listen, I’m going to play the best players. If you’re one of the best players, you’re going to play.” Keith told the same thing to Ellis and Nyomba. “If you’re ready, you’re going to play,” he said. “If you’re not, you’re not going to play. And they were ready.”

Things have run smoothly at Trinity. The father-son thing has not been a distraction. “I’ve been lucky,” Keith said. “My kid has been one of the best players in the state the last couple of years. I’ve also been lucky to have great parents and lucky that he’s a great kid and the parents like him. The players like him. There haven’t been any issues – knock on wood.”

“(Tyler) was ready to be good. He wanted to be good,” his dad said. “I didn’t have to do much. That’s something my father taught me. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to do this right. I think he’s prepared himself.”

The Schuberts like what they see in Tyler as well. “He’s a real hard worker,” said his mom. “He doesn’t take anything for granted. He works really hard to be the best that he can be. I think that’s what impresses me the most about him.”

Although Stephanie and Keith are no longer together, they have maintained an amicable relationship and remain close geographically. She lives in Merrimack and Keith in Bedford with his new family – wife, Cortney, and their four young children. Stephanie and Keith have an older daughter, Keira, who played four years of basketball at Merrimack HS, where she graduated in 2021.

When Stephanie talks to her son about basketball, leadership is one topic she stresses. “How can he be the best leader dealing with all the personalities on the court?” she said. “He’s a point guard and he’s just by nature a leader.” 

Like his mom, who was a point guard at UNH.

“A lot of the conversations we’ve had over the last couple of years are how can you get the most out of your teammates,” Stephanie said. “The psychology around being a good leader. And defense – I always tried to be the defensive player. I always tell him that defense will bring offense to you.”

Steve Schubert NFL trading card from 1977

Steve Schubert is just having a blast following his grandson’s evolution as an athlete. “I like to watch him play, watch him grow and watch him become a man,” Steve said.

He doesn’t offer too much in the way of advice, other than to say “it’s just a matter of staying in shape, working hard, being a good person and being a good student,” Steve said. “And enjoying what he’s doing and what he’s accomplishing. I think it’s excellent.”

Steve played basketball at Central – the classic football guy on the hoop team. One of his teammates was a fellow named Stan Spirou, who went on to a successful career coaching the men’s hoop team at Southern New Hampshire University (640 wins in 33 years).

Offense was not a big part of Steve’s game. He was a rebounder and defender first and foremost. When he watches a game, his focus is on the stuff done in the trenches, like he did back in the day. “I just sit there and say they’ve got to box out,” Steve said. “Basics. Just put a body on somebody and box out. You’re not trying to hurt anybody. You’re just trying to get position. That’s all you’re trying to do. That’s important. Keith says that. I hear him. That’s a big thing.”

He also knows a thing or two about playing at the next level. A point he makes and everyone agrees on, including his grandson, is that Tyler needs to get stronger. “Be smart. Don’t screw up your shot,” Steve said. “But get stronger.” Tyler has a strength and conditioning program that he uses, which was set up by his cousin and Steve’s nephew, Charlie Schubert.

One big asset that Tyler has from his Schubert side is speed. “He got that from his other grandfather,” Dave Bike said. “None of the Bikes could run. They used to say I ran in the same spot too long.”

The next level is on Tyler’s radar. He has goals. “My dream school is Villanova,” he said. “That’s what I’m shooting for. I just need to work hard and I think I’ll be able to get there.”

When he lists what he needs to do to get to the college level, getting stronger is right there at the top – along with becoming smarter and a more consistent shooter. “Those are the three things that kind of stand out for me,” Tyler said

Keith can see his son at the next level as the 5-foot-11 point guard that he is. “I watch college basketball and see 5-11 point guards controlling the game,” Keith said. “I can see him doing that. He’s got to get better. He knows that.”

Stephanie adds: “He’s a very level-headed kid. He’s very, very smart. He respects the people who offer him all this great advice. He kind of sits on it and continues to work on his game. He doesn’t let it rattle him; the fact he has all these Schuberts and Bikes telling him some of the things he has to do better. He soaks it all in.”

Tyler laughs, admitting that there are moments when he experiences family-advice overload. “There’s definitely times when I don’t want to hear it,” he said. “I’m like, ‘all right, no one say anything. Let me go to my room.’”

Which, of course, is all part of the learning process.

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603 in the NCAA

Let’s celebrate the best of the best from the NHIAA that have continued their careers into the NCAA. Below is a list of NHIAA ballers that are currently playing at the collegiate level.

Help us grow this list. If you have additions, please email kj@ball603.com. Thanks for the assist!

Max Bonney-LilesAlvirneKeene St.Senior
Cam JonesAlvirneLamar St.Sophomore
Brett McKinleyAlvirnePlymouth St.Junior
Mia RoyBedfordSNHUSenior
Emily VanSteensburgBishop BradyPlymouth St.Senior
Tommy FraserBishop BradySaint AnselmJunior
Lily RiveraBishop Brady ’17Gordon ’21Assistant Coach
Ami RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Isabella RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Anna StawaszBishop GuertinRivierSophomore
Brianna WilcoxBishop GuertinRivierFreshman
Hannah MuchemoreBishop GuertinRivierJunior
Cam HomseyCentral CatholicEndicottJunior
Natalie HarrisCoe-BrownPlymouth St.Junior
Sage SmithColebrookNorthern VermontSophomore
Mariah ChamberlainConantEndicottSenior
Sera HodgsonConantMaineSophomore
Eva HodgsonConantNorth CarolinaSenior
Silas BernierConantNorwichJunior
Tyler BrunsConcordBardSenior
Scott LampronConcordColby-SawyerSenior
Rylan CanabanoConcordPlymouth St.Junior
Al-Rashid KokoConcord ’22GordonFreshman
Isaac JarvisConcord Christian ’22GordonFreshman
Ty VitkoDoverEndicottSenior
Lia RaynowskaExeterColby-SawyerSenior
Mike LeonardExeterNorwichJunior
Kevin HenryExeterPlymouth St.Junior
Emily RaynowskaExeterWPISenior
Brady ElliottFall MountainRegisFreshman
Riley MarshGilford ’22Plymouth St.Freshman
Rob BaguidyGoffstown ’22RivierFreshman
Nodia DavenportGrovetonRivierSophomore
Maxwell GalbraithHanoverPlymouth St.Freshman
Halie HurdHillsboro-DeeringPlymouth St.Senior
Delaney WilcoxHinsdaleNew England CollegeSophomore
Angelina NardolilloHinsdaleRhode Island CollegeSophomore
Adam RazzaboniHollis-BrooklineRivierSophomore
Elijah SwansonInter-LakesPlymouth St.Sophomore
Autumn NelsonJohn StarkPlymouth St.Senior
Christian BarrJohn StarkPlymouth St.Junior
Anna StengerJohn StarkRivierJunior
Tori AndrewskiKearsargeDeanSophomore
Abby HamelinKeeneColby-SawyerSenior
Eliza MitchellKeeneColby-SawyerFreshman
Liam JohnstonKeeneKeene St.Freshman
Brogan ShannonKingswoodSaint AnselmFreshman
Sophie GeorgeLaconiaPlymouth St.Freshman
Jon WillemanLebanon ’20New HampshireJunior
Catherine ColeLebanon ’22ConnecticutFreshman
Kaylee ManzellaLittletonColby-SawyerFreshman
Dawson DicksonManchester CentralSNHUAssistant Coach
Ty ThomasManchester MemorialPlymouth St.Senior
Jessica CarrierManchester MemorialRivierSophomore
Lyric GrumblattManchester MemorialRivierJunior
Tamrah GouldManchester MemorialSouthern MaineJunior
Melanie PresseauManchester MemorialWPISenior
Liberti LacasseMascoma ValleyColby-SawyerFreshman
Ben SeilerMascoma ValleySt. Joseph’s (ME)Freshman
Ryan BanuskevichMilfordPlymouth St.Junior
Henry PikusMilton AcademyUC Santa CruzFreshman
Alexis MatteMount RoyalNorwichSenior
Spencer LabrecqueNashua NorthWheatonSophomore
Sam McElliottNashua NorthU. of New EnglandSophomore
Brandon ChoateNashua NorthSNHUSophomore
Joe MorrellOyster RiverFisherJunior
Ryan HerrionOyster RiverNew HampshireAssistant Coach
Megan MolettieriPelhamColby-SawyerSophomore
Drew BrownPelhamEndicottJunior
Sean MenardPembrokePlymouth St.Senior
Josh MorissettePhillips ExeterWoffordFreshman
Brooke KanePinkertonNew HampshireSenior
Gwen MerrifieldPlymouthManhattanvilleSophomore
Leia BruntPlymouthWilliam SmithFreshman
Kevin CummingsPortsmouthColby-SawyerSophomore
Abbe LaurencePortsmouthMaineSenior
Brittany GrahamPortsmouthNorwichSenior
Zack CaraballoSalemColby-SawyerSenior
Caitlin CooperSouheganDeanFreshman
Matt McCoolSouheganMaristFreshman
Johnny McBrideSouhegan ’22MessiahFreshman
Cal ConnellySpauldingAssumptionSenior
Jacob GibbonsTiltonAssumptionFreshman
Andrew PolitiTrinityFranklin PierceFreshman
Ethan HutchinsonTrinityRivierJunior
Royce WilliamsTrinitySNHUFreshman
Avery HazeltonWhite MountainsPlymouth St.Freshman
Joey DaSilvaWindhamEndicottSophomore
Sarah DempseyWindhamEndicottSophomore
Steph DavisWindhamLongwoodJunior
Brett MarelliWinnacunnetWPIFreshman

Smooth Moves of the Week (Jan. 23, 2022)

It’s time again for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe “Smooth Moves of the Week.” Tropical Smoothie Cafe was born on a beach where people know how to live. We like things fun and playful, sunny and bright. Shake your shoes off and turn the music up. It’s time to unwind… with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe “Smooth Moves of the Week”.

With locations in Rochester, Portsmouth, Portland and Biddeford, you’re on Tropic Time now.

This week’s Smooth Moves features plays from Souhegan, Derryfield, Concord Christian Academy, Trinity, Manchester Central, Pinkerton, Goffstown and Nashua South.


Tropical Smoothie Cafe 

127 Marketplace Blvd 

Rochester, NH 03867 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 

1600 Woodbury Avenue 

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 

45 Western Ave 

South Portland, ME 04106 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 

426 Alfred Street 

Biddeford, ME 04005