Our basketball program stresses the development of a selfless attitude while on the road to success. Shared team goals around achievement, competition, and both group and personal growth have created a program that pulls the best out of each program member. An encouraging and supporting environment has allowed the achievement of these goals, which has translated to success for both the team and the individual.
Walker’s basketball program is a member school of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Basketball, which provides the rules and regulations for high school basketball teams to prepare students for parallel rules in the NCAA. Walker’s basketball is also a part of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.
vs. Redemption Christian Academy
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February 29, 2020: Ethel Walker celebrated their four seniors with a convincing victory over Cheshire Academy on Saturday afternoon where Walker’s kept their lead at double digits for the majority of the game. With the win, Walker’s finishes the regular season at 12-8 and secured their spot for the second year in a row in the Class C NEPSAC Tournament.
2019-2020 Season Photo Album: Click the gallery above to view game photos from the winter 2019-2020 season.
Coach John Monagan completed his 13th year coaching the Varsity Basketball team. Over his years at Walker’s, he has led the team to the NEPSAC Class C tournament five times. His philosophy centers around playing fast and having a strong offensive attack. Coach Monagan teaches history and is the Dean of Studies at Walker’s. In his playing years, Coach Monagan led his prep school basketball team to two New England Championships.
Walker’s basketball had experienced postseason success in the past, but the team hadn’t made back to back tournament appearances until the 2019-2020 campaign, when they repeated their success from the 2018-2019 season. Once again, Walker’s earned the 5 seed and traveled to play their first round game, which again ended with a difficult first-round loss. The repeated success shows the growth of the program, though, and that expectations heading into each season have changed. Head Coach John Monagan completes his 13th year coaching at Walker’s.
While Hannah Iwaszkiewicz highlighted individual accomplishments by becoming the first Walker’s player to score 1,000 points in her career, the season was notable for what the group accomplished together. Playing a challenging schedule, the team notched several significant Class A wins throughout the season, and once again advanced to the championship game of their Holiday Tournament. Continuing to build the team-first mentality that has defined Walker’s basketball, the 2019-2020 basketball team represented themselves and their school in great ways throughout the season.