Introducing This Year’s Postgraduates

Kenny Noland 22 playing basketball.

Kenny Noland '22

Kenny Noland ’22 playing basketball.

While the school celebrates a return to regular dining, in-person classes, and inter-scholastic games, it is also welcoming ten new Postgraduates (PGs), nine of whom play a Varsity sport, to the Class of 2022. 

With the challenges of the pandemic, regular athletic seasons and competitions were near impossible last year. Thus, an extra year for athletes to fully showcase their talents to colleges will be crucial for each athlete’s career. Kenny Noland ’22 said, “The main reason I chose to take an extra year had to do with COVID. I am a basketball player and felt that I couldn’t make a solid college decision without being able to visit schools, which wasn’t allowed due to the pandemic. I figured taking an extra year would be beneficial in a lot of ways, and that I will be even more ready for college hoops than before!”

Despite ongoing challenges, PGs have already begun practicing alongside their teams for pre-season, getting to know their teammates, and working in preparation for a full roster of games starting in late September. Mr. Daniel Smith P ’17, ’19, ’24, co-director of athletics, said, “They have all committed to our community and made a decision to step out of their comfort zone. My experience has taught me that the PG kids are often determined to achieve their goals and eager to get involved on campus. They are ready to take advantage of this “extra year” of high school.”

Below includes a list of the incoming PGs and their sports, organized alphabetically by last name.


Name Sport(s)
Luke Devlin Football, Lacrosse
Alaric Gonzalez Football
Jordan Healy Field Hockey, Lacrosse
RJ Ihlefeld Football, Lacrosse
Kenny Noland Basketball
Teddy Rockefeller Lacrosse 
Johnnie Walter Basketball
Bobby Wiesenhahn Football
Nick Williams Football, Lacrosse