The Globe took a look at some of the shining stars of this year’s graduating class.
Lauren Chapey, Katie DeVore, and Shari Rauls
Lauren Chapey, Katie DeVore and Shari Rauls have all had outstanding five year careers with the Mamaroneck track program, winning sectional, state, and national championships. Chapey, who will be running at Yale University next year, was the first-ever Nike Cross Nationals Qualifier from Mamaroneck. She finished 8th in the New York State Championships in Cross Country and was a big part of the 4×800 relay that won states and nationals during the winter. DeVore had a stellar indoor season, setting huge personal bests in the 1,000 and 800 meter events. She ran a 2:52 1,000, getting herself into big meets, including the Armory Invitational, and establishing herself as one of the best runners in the state. She also anchored the girls’ 4×800 National Championship team, coming from behind to win and setting a personal record of 2:08. Devore will be running for the University of Pennsylvania next fall. Rauls, who will be running at Brown University next year, also had a great season, running in the leadoff position for the 4×800 relay, consistently putting the team up front. She ran a outdoor personal best of 2:11 this year despite very little training due to injury. Shari anchored the team to a 4×800 win last year at the historic Milrose Games, splitting 2:10 for her leg.
Miles Haughton has been a two-sport varsity athlete for the past few school years. During the winter, Miles plays for Coach Carver and the Boys Varsity Basketball team as a guard. The 6’1” senior averaged 18.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG and totaled 31 blocks on the season. During the spring, Haughton played the middle infield positions for Coach “Chap” on the Varsity Baseball team; he was a key contributor to the team that won the State Championship last spring. Miles is very passionate about Mamaroneck sports and plays an active role in supporting the entire program. Next year, Miles will be attending SUNY Cortland, where he will be playing basketball.
Erin McClave’s impressive soccer career at MHS truly leaves a lot to be proud of. Since making the Girls Varsity Soccer team, she has been the program’s leading scorer, leading her to receive All-Section for three years in a row and, during her junior and senior years, All State, league MVP, and First Team Westchester and Putnam County. One of the most noteworthy things about Erin, however, is her ability to balance her soccer career with her schoolwork, and excel in both. She was recognized with an award for having one of the best GPAs in the section, highlighting her academic and athletic accomplishments at MHS. As she looks towards the future, Erin explains, “At MHS I have experienced some of the best moments of my life. I’ve also experienced some of the more stressful and trying moments of my life. MHS taught me that you have to learn from the bad and embrace the good.” McClave will continue playing soccer at Amherst in the fall.
Eric Greenberg has been a member of the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team for the past three years. As a senior this spring, Greenberg played midfield for the Mamaroneck Lacrosse team. After leading the Tigers to a Section Championship last year, with an exceptional six-goal performance in the championship game, Eric was even more dominant this season, garnering All-American honors for his on-field performance. In the fall, Eric will be attending Lehigh University, where he will be playing on the lacrosse team; he is one of four current senior lacrosse players who will play lacrosse at the collegiate level next spring.
Peter Matt has been a vital part of the Mamaroneck baseball team since his sophomore year of high school.
Matt, who will be attending the University of Pennsylvania next year, helped lead the Tigers to their third New York State Championship last year, batting .325 with 27 hits and 13 RBIs on the season and setting himself up as one of the top recruits in the state coming into his senior year. This year, Matt played even better, batting .500 with 35 hits and 17 RBIs. He also won the prestigious Con Edison Award, which is given out each week to a Westchester high-school athlete who excels both in the classroom and their respective sport.
Talia Land will be leaving MHS with a lot to be proud of. On the lacrosse field, she had a total of 443 career saves, a 50% save percentage, and 7.4 goals against average. Talia has acted as a key player on Mamaroneck Varsity Lacrosse ever since she has been on the team. Due to her success, she received All-League Honors as a sophomore and both All-League and All-Section in her junior and senior years. Also as a senior, she was named one of Mamaroneck’s Weekly Standout Student Athletes and was recognized for her similarly impressive academic standings, receiving the Con-Ed and Golden Dozen Awards. Looking back at her time here, Land said, “I couldn’t be more grateful for my experiences playing MHS lacrosse. I have grown so much as a person and will always feel thankful for amazing teammates and coaches. I’m continuing my lacrosse career at Amherst College and hope to take a lot of what I learned on the MHS turf with me. I also hope to maybe do some coaching at some point in the future.”
Bill Flatow took over the starting job at quarterback for the varsity football team before his junior year and quickly emerged as one of the top QBs in the area. In an injury-plagued senior season, Flatow had nine total touchdowns for the Tigers, amassing 944 total yards. Off the football field, Flatow’s right arm does damage on the baseball diamond. A key member of last year’s varsity baseball team, Flatow was the winning pitcher in the state championship game. This season, Flatow was at the top of the rotation, earning seven wins with 47 strikeouts and a 0.83 ERA. Flatow will be continuing his athletic career at SUNY Cortland.
Will Kirk has been leaving his mark on Mamaroneck hockey ever since he joined the team in his sophomore year. This season Kirk led the Tigers as one of the team captains. He also spearheaded the offense, with 20 goals and 28 assists on the season. As a result of Kirk and the rest of the team’s efforts, Mamaroneck won its first ever state championship this year. Kirk had an outstanding playoff run, and was named State Player of the Year as a result. Kirk also received all-state, all-section and all-league honors for his incredible season. We wish Kirk the best of luck next year at the University of Wisconsin and thank him for a career that will go down in MHS history.
Lizzie Clarke has been an extremely important figure in Mamaroneck sports ever since she stepped on the field. As captain of the state championship-winning Varsity Field Hockey team this past fall, Clarke led the team with 34 goals and 28 assists. She was also a vital member of the 2014 team, which also won a state championship, and will graduate as the second-leading points (goals and assists) scorer in Mamaroneck history, with 123 over her career. In the spring, Clarke served as captain of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, which had a very successful season. Next year, Lizzie will continue her field hockey career at Hamilton College.