Menu

Athletics

2019-2020 Varsity Basketball

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. 

Our League Affiliations:

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.

Team Stats

13 W
7 L
0 T
Season Archives

2019-20 | 2018-19

Season Scores

win: 62-38

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Cheshire Academy


Game Summary
win: 62-38

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Cheshire Academy


Game Summary
points

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Redemption Christian Academy


win: 63-28

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Westover School


Game Summary
win: 60-39

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Kingswood Oxford School


Game Summary
win: 51-53

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Greens Farms Academy


Game Summary
win: 71-36

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. The Taft School


Game Summary
loss: 43-51

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Miss Porter's School


Game Summary
loss: 40-54

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Loomis Chaffee School


Game Summary
win: 74-46

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Westminster School


Game Summary
loss: 33-35

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Suffield Academy


Game Summary
loss: 50-52

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Brewster Academy


Game Summary
loss: 47-58

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Choate Rosemary Hall


win: 75-42

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Kent School


Game Summary
loss: 46-61

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. St. Luke's School


Game Summary
loss: 61-65

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Beaver Country Day


Game Summary
win: 84-46

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Cheshire Academy


Game Summary
win: 67-28

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. The Hotchkiss School


Game Summary
win: 76-23

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Miss Hall's School


Game Summary
win: 68-42

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Millbrook School


Game Summary
win: 73-21

Basketball (Varsity)

vs. Canterbury School


Game Summary

Upcoming Games

No upcoming games found.

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.

2019-20 Varsity Basketball Gallery

2019-2020 Season Photo Album: Click the gallery above to view game photos from the winter 2019-2020 season.

Team Roster

Walker's Athletic Logo
  • Holiday Awe ’22
  • Erin Corbett ’21
  • Ashlyn Dixon ’21
  • Majo Escobar ’22
  • Jelly Frigo ’20
  • Sophie Greggains ’21
  • Nora Griffiths ’21
  • Hannah Iwaszkiewicz ’20
  • Reagan Kerecz ’20
  • Madi Knapp ’21
  • Kay Lawlor ’20
  • Claudia Luciani ’21
  • Quinn Magnus ’20
  • Sarah Shaw ’23
  • Lizzy Strapp ’21

Coaches

John Monagan

Head Coach

jmonagan@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4221

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.

Nathaniel Johnson

Assistant Coach

njohnson@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4266

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why? I honestly enjoyed all of my subjects in high school, with the one noted exception of chemistry (apologies to Dr. Sheldon and Dr. B). I loved reading and talking about literature in English classes. I thrived in math classes where I was challenged to solve problems. Last, but certainly not least, history courses afforded me the opportunity to analyze the events of the past and develop a new lens for examining modern day issues. What is your favorite part about the subject(s) you teach now? Economics offers a unique perspective on how to analyze and understand the world we live in. Furthermore, women are traditionally underrepresented in economics, business and finance, so I take great pride in preparing young women to enter these arenas. What other role(s) do you hold on campus? Sophomore Class Dean, Faculty Head of Suns, Residential Faculty Member, Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach, JV Soccer Assistant Coach, JV Softball Assistant Coach What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker's? The relationships I am able foster with my students, athletes, and advisees.

Season End Recap

1,000 Points breaks records

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.

Other Resources

Founders League

thefoundersleague.org

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NCAA.org

New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)

NEPSAC.org

National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)

nfhs.org