4/16/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Lexington Christian

Mariners Have Strong Team Performance in Victory Over Lions

ROCKY HILL – 16, Lexington Christian Academy – 5

The Mariners improve to 2-2 on the season at home against the Lions on Tuesday, April 16th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 5 saves in net while the defensive unit stood out tremendously during 3 penalty kills.

The Mariners went 14 for 23 in draw control against the Lions’ circle unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 11 and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 3. The circle unit, composed of the Morrisons and Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) along with support from Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) continued their strong performance throughout the season, playing a big factor in team possession.

The offensive unit really began to gel in this game, controlling the clock and protecting the ball. Eight players found the back of the net. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) led the scoring effort with 5 goals and 1 assist. E. Morrison had 4 goals and 2 assists. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) had 2 goals. Ruzzo had a goal and 4 assists. J. Morrison had a goal and 2 assists. Wheeler, Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI), and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI), each had a goal on the day.

Macari and J. Morrison led the team in ground balls with 4 a piece. Carney, E. Morrison and Gomes had two ground balls each. Ruzzo, Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI), Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI), Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), and Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI), each had a ground ball.

Wheeler, Carney, both Morrisons, and Ruzzo, all had 2 caused turnovers. Gomes, Howard, Macari, O’Neil and Delilah Tully ’26 (Warwick, RI), had one caused turnover.

The Mariners look to build on their success on Saturday, April 20th, when they host Dublin at 1:30 pm in conference play.

4/12/24 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Williams

Photo Credit Craig Brown

Mariners Succumb to Tough Blues Squad in Season Opener

ROCKY HILL – 6, WILLIAMS – 16

The game started rough with Williams leading 10-0 after 1q. Shaking off the rust, our team rallied back and played them even 6-6 over the next three quarters!

Kian Garcia ’26 (Kingston, RI) had two goals Cole Brown ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Luke Lehouiller ’26 (Saunderstown, RI), Tate Webster ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) and Aiden Royce ’26 (North Kingstown, RI) had one goal each.

Hayden Taveras ’24 (Coventry, RI) and Naseem Ankoma ’26 (Providence, RI) were dominant at the faceoff x and not one player was discouraged or gave up. Super proud of how they played against a strong Williams team. Looking forward to our approaching SENE games this week against St. Andrew’s and Dublin!

4/12/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Dana Hall

Offense was a Struggle as Mariners Fall to Tough Dragons Team

ROCKY HILL – 2, DANA HALL – 13

The Mariners fall to 1-2 on the season at home in a nonleague game to the Dragons on Friday, April 12th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) and the defensive unit played outstanding against a fast Dragon’s offense. Hernandez had 13 saves in net. Standouts for the defensive unit include Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI), Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI), Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI), Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI), and Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI).

The Mariners went 10 for 17 in draw control against the Dragons’ circle unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 8 and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 2. The circle unit, composed of the Morrisons and Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) along with support from Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) had a strong performance against the Dragons throughout the game, demonstrating tremendous resilience and effort.

The offensive unit struggled a bit under pressure with some forced plays and turnovers but never gave up. Captain J. Morrison scored off a draw and Ruzzo scored off an 8-meter. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) was a standout on offense, facilitating ball control and creating shot opportunities. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) particularly stood out on the ride, pressuring the Dragons in their transition.

Wheeler led the team in ground balls with 4. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Macari, Sokol and Ruzzo, each had 2 ground balls. Millard also had a ground ball.

The Mariners look to turn things around on Wednesday, April 17th, when they host Lexington Christian Academy at 4:00 pm.

4/9/24 – MS Girls Lacrosse vs. “Round Robin” – Moses Brown & Pine Point

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Look Tough in this Seasons Opening “Round Robin” with Victories Over Quakers and Panthers

ROCKY HILL – 9, PINE POINT – 3
ROCKY HILL – 8, MOSES BROWN – 6

What a fabulous first round robin to start off the season!

The team came out strong during the first game against Pine Point with a 9 – 3 victory. Eighth grader Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) led the scoring with five goals. Seventh grader Olivia Micklich ’29 (Saunderstown, RI) added three more, and Ivy Tandon ’28 (East Greenwich, RI), eight grade, added one to the total. A brave sixth grader, Everleigh Pascale ’30 (Newport, RI), stepped up to play goalie and had four saves and a couple of nice strong clears.

The second game for RHCD was against Moses Brown. The team shook things up and moved players around to try new aspects of the game. Ava Blair ’29 (East Greenwich, RI) and Ivy T. took over the draw, Callie Light ’30 (Wakefield, RI) stepped into goaland had six saves. Jordan Bradley ’30 (Wakefield, RI), Lucy Wilhelm ’29 (North Kingstown, RI), and Jessie Perry-Jones ’29 (Canterbury, CT) tried out the middy position. Scoring was equally spread out with Emma M., Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI), Olivia M., and Ava B. each scoring two goals each.

In both games the defense held strong thanks to the leadership of Ruby Boesch ’28 (East Greenwich, RI), Chelsea Clements ’28 (East Greenwich, RI), Maddie Gustavel ’29 (North Kingstown, RI), and Ella Wearmouth ’29 (East Greenwich, RI).

4/9/24 – MS Boys Lacrosse vs. “Round Robin” – Moses Brown & Mount St. Charles

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Have Strong Showing in First Round Robin of Season Against Quakers and Mounties

ROCKY HILL – 3, MOUNT ST CHARLES – 1
ROCKY HILL – 4, MOSES BROWN – 3

The Boys Middle School team took the field for the first games of the season with many questions. What kind of team would we be? Could we control the pace of the game? Would we stay out of the penalty box? Most importantly, who was going to take the opening face off? The answers would come quickly as we headed into our first matchup against the Mount St. Charles Mounties. With half the team new to the sport or to Rocky Hill, the early practices clearly paid off as the team worked well together.

Kai Mitchell ’29 (North Kingstown, RI) stepped up to take face-offs and, while a totally new experience for him, battled hard throughout the afternoon. Jameson Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) settled in nicely at attack and worked one-on-one opportunities to get high quality shots. He also moved the ball well and distributed to other players to keep pressure on the defense. Speaking of defense, our back row of Bennett Ruzzo ’29 (West Warwick, RI) in net with Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI), Colin Delprete ’28 (Warwick, RI), and Quinn O’Connell ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) at defense stayed strong through the game. They turned away a number of good chances for Mount with Bennett making nice saves and quickly turning the ball around to go back the other way. Colin played controlled defense and made some really nice stick checks to take the ball away while Harrison was calm, cool, and collected quarterbacking the defensive unit. It was great to start the afternoon off with a win as Jameson’s 2 goals paced us with Will Millard ’30 (East Greenwich, RI) potting another for the 3-1 win.

Heading back out for the second game, we took on a small Moses Brown team that played a scrappy game against Mount just before. They were missing a few kids so we adjusted and played 7-7 which created additional space on the field but also moved players out of position. The Mariners stepped up to the challenge and played well. This was a much closer game but an opportunity for the team to really have to bear down and play good sound lacrosse. On the back of a Jameson hat trick, we jumped out to an early lead. We also had our first clean face-off win for Kai! Lots of good things were happening all around but Moses Brown would not go quietly. They kept the pressure on and got several point-blank shots on Bennett and while he was a brick wall most of the day, a few snuck by him. With the game close, it was up to the offense and they responded. With authority, Johnny Bioteau ’30 (South Kingstown, RI) curled around the cage, took a pass and fired a goal in to put it out of reach and our midfielders, especially Theo Weiner ’30 (East Greenwich, RI), held the ball to end the game 4-3 to go undefeated for the day.

There is always room for growth, and we have plenty to work on before our next set of games. Overall, the team played well and stuck together. Every player touched the field today and had a way to contribute. If we continue to play like this, it will be a great season!

Final Points:
Jameson Lax: 5 goals
Will Millard: 1 goal
Johnny Bioeteau: 1 goal

4/5/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Williams

Photo Credit Alan Morrison

Mariners Have Strong Performances by Many Players in Big Victory Over Blues

ROCKY HILL – 20, WILLIAMS – 8

The Mariners beat the Blues in their second game of the season on Friday, April 5th, in New London, CT.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had three saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 21 for 31 in draw control against the Blues’ circle unit with Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 17, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) credited for 1, and Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) credited for 1. Tully has been a recent addition and standout in this group. Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI) made her debut in the circle in the last quarter of the game, going 2 for 3 on draw control attempts, and she is predicted to be a strong addition to the Mariners circle unit.

Ruzzo had 8 goals and 4 assists for the Mariners offense. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 7 goals. E. Morrison had 5 goals and 2 assists. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) each had an assist on the day.

Howard led the game on caused turnovers with four. E. Morrison and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) had two caused turnovers. Wheeler, Sokol, and Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) had one caused turnover.

E. Morrison led the team on ground balls with five. Ruzzo and Macari had 3 ground balls. Gomes and Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI) had two ground balls. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), Kelleher, Sokel, and Zahara Ankoma ’27 (Providence, RI) had a ground ball a piece.

The Mariners look to build upon their success at Mount St. Charles Academy on Wednesday, April 10th, at 4:00 pm.

4/1/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Wheeler

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Fall to Quick Warriors Team in Regular Season Opener

ROCKY HILL – 7, WHEELER – 16

The Mariners fell to the Warriors in their season opener on Monday, April 1st, at home. Although they were down 11-2 at the end of the first half, they showed tremendous resilience after making some adjustments during the half-time break, ultimately tying the Warriors 5-5 in the second half of game play.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 11 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 8 for 27 in draw control against dominant Warriors unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 4, Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) credited for 2, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) credited for 1, and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 1.

Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 2 goals and 1 assist. E. Morrison had 3 goals. Ruzzo had 1 goal and 1 assist. Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had a goal.

Wheeler had 6 ground balls and 1 caused turnover. E. Morrison had 3 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) had 2 ground balls, Ruzzo had two ground balls, Tully had two ground balls, and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) had a ground ball.

Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI), Tully, Millard, Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) and Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI) were standouts for the Mariners’ defense.

The Mariners look to turn things around at the Williams School on April 5th at 4:00 pm.

3/27/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Portsmouth Abbey (Scrimmage)

Photo Credit Stephanie Speaker

Mariners Fall to Ravens in Competitive Preseason Match

ROCKY HILL – 6, PORTSMOUTH ABBEY – 10

The Mariners fall to the Ravens in a preseason tilt on Wednesday, March 27th, in Portsmouth.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 12 saves in net for the Mariners. The Mariners went 9 for 20 in draw control with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 7 and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 2. E. Morrison had 3 goals and 2 assists on the day. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 2 goals. Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) had a beautiful goal off an 8-meter.

Captains Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) and Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), along with Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) were standouts on offense.

The defensive unit put up a tremendous effort, creating turnovers and making sure that most of the Ravens’ shots were under pressure. Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI), Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI), and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) were big standouts for the Mariners’ defensive unit. Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) and Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI) were also relentless in their effort against the Ravens’ attack. Sokol led ground balls with 3, and Tully had 2 ground balls. Macari, Millard, E. Morrison, and Ruzzo each had one ground ball. J. Morrison and E. Morrison each caused a turnover.

The Mariners look forward to opening their season at home on April 1st at 4:15 pm against The Wheeler School.

3/25/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Bay View (Scrimmage)

Photo Credit Megan Williams

Mariners Are Excited to Start the Season After Strong Scrimmage Victory Over Bengals

ROCKY HILL – 10, ST. MARY’S ACADEMY BAYVIEW – 8

The Mariners got off to a great team start with a scrimmage against the Bengals, who were last season’s RIIL Division 3 State Champions, on Monday, March 25th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 7 saves in net for the Mariners during the preseason tilt. The Mariners’ scoring effort was led by rookie 8th grader, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI), who had 5 goals. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI), Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI), Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI), and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) had a goal apiece to round out the scoring. E. Morrison and Ruzzo each had an assist. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) led the way for draw control in favor of the Mariners during the game. Captains Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) and Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) were standouts on offensive effort for the Mariners.

Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI), Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI), Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI), and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) put up an incredible effort on the defensive end to force turnovers and keep the Mariners ahead for a large portion of the game. Angel Pogson ’27 (Warwick, RI), Zahara Ankoma ’27 (Providence, RI), Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI), rounded off the Mariners’ effort on the day.

The Mariners look forward to their next preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, March 27, at Portsmouth Abbey! -REP

3/3/24 – Boys Varsity Basketball Vs. Lexington Christian [NEPSAC Championship]

Photo Credit Megan Williams

Mariners Fall in NEPSAC Class C Small Championship to Solid Lions Team

ROCKY HILL – 49, LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN 64

Rocky Hill traveled to Clark University on Sunday afternoon to play Lexington Christian Academy in the Class C (Small) Championship. The Mariners started the game out slow falling to an early lead to Lexington Christian. After a timeout about half through the first half, the Mariners energy shifted, helping them create a run that would bring them back within a one possession game. Rocky Hills defense was tremendous in the early going but their missing offense held them back from taking a lead in the first half.

In the second half, these two teams battled on both ends of the floor, trading baskets back and forth. Down the stretch of this game, Rocky Hill gave their everything on the court and the shots just couldn’t fall, Lexington Christian made some huge 3 point shots down the stretch that brought them to a win. Rocky Hill’s season didn’t end as planned, falling short in the Class C (small) Championship, but this was a great season for this young group that was full of accomplishments. This group came together throughout this season and played some great basketball as a team. Looking forward to see what this team has in store next season!