Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Varsity Soccer

Coaching Staff

Marty Wennik, Head Coach
Jeff Good, Assistant Coach

Mr. Wennik P’15,’16 has been teaching English at Cardigan for 14 years. Before coming to Cardigan, Mr. Wennik coached at Goucher College and Phillips Andover Academy. He played collegiately at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


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1Zachary HawthorneHanover, NH
2Gabe RaphaelHalifax, Canada
3Carran CarrancedoMexico City, Mexico
4Ayden GarderWarwick, Bermuda
5Brendan PowersLynnfield, MA
6Cayden Van DolahMeriden, NH
7Tommy LiShenzen, China
8Zach MilesHanover, NH
10Jenson SmockKentfield, CA
13Lachlan SimmersKetchum, ID
15Kyle Murray-SmithNorwich, VT
17Hugh JungSeoul, South Korea
18Cristobal PadillaZapopan, Mexico
19Bryce TerryConway, NH
20Logan NealWilmington, NC
21Miguel RamirezMexico City, Mexico
22Jeronimo ArmidaMexico City, Mexico
26Tanner McFaulEssex Junction, VT

Scores & Results

Team Opponent Date Advantage Result Score
Varsity Soccer vs.
Away 5th
Varsity Soccer vs.
Tilton School
Home Win 5-0
Varsity Soccer vs.
Home Win 1-0
Varsity Soccer vs.
Hanover JV
Home Win 5-4
Varsity Soccer vs.
Away Win 3-0
Varsity Soccer vs.
Belmont Hill
Varsity Soccer vs.
Home Win 5-1
Varsity Soccer vs.
Home Win 4-2
Varsity Soccer vs.
Proctor Academy
Home Loss 1-2
Varsity Soccer vs.
Deerfield Academy
Home Other

Recent Game Recaps


The Cardigan Varsity Soccer Team traveled to Deerfield, Massachusetts today to compete in the annual New England Junior School Soccer Tournament. This event, hosted each year by Eaglebrook School, is a wonderful chance for the Cougars to play several teams and enjoy the final competitions of the season. The games are 20-minute matches and each team plays five games in their bracket to determine their final match for overall place in the Tournament.

The Cougars opened the day with a 0-0 draw against a very talented Indian Mountain School (who would eventually lose to Fessenden in the Championship match). In the second game, the Cougars earned a 1-0 win over Hillside School with a goal by Jeronimo Armida ‘20 (Mexico City, Mexico) who was assisted by Tommy Li ‘20 (Shenzhen, China). The third game was another 1-0 win over Eaglebrook’s Varsity courtesy of a goal by Miguel Ramirez ‘21 (Obregon, Mexico), assisted my Cris Padilla ‘21 (Zapopan, Mexico). At this point, the Cougars had a lunch break and were in contention to win their bracket and advance to the Championship game.

Unfortunately, after the lunch break, the Cougars came out soft and lost to a talented Rumsey Hall side, 0-2. The final game of the bracket was another draw, 0-0 against Fenn School. As a result of the loss and the lack of goal scoring, Cardigan ended up third in their bracket and would face Rectory School for the 5th/6th place match. Despite another 0-0 draw, the Cougars had a slightly better record than Rectory in bracket play and therefore finished in 5th place overall for the Tournament.

In the end, the Cougars were somewhat disappointed in the overall outcome but remain intensely proud of their overall season accomplishments and final record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws in regular-season play.

Tilton School
Win 5-0

The Cardigan Varsity Soccer Squad finished the regular season at home today against the Tilton School JV Rams. This match was the last 80 minute game before heading to Deerfield, MA this weekend for the New England Junior School Tourney at Eaglebrook School. In a very satisfactory effort, the Cougars wrapped up the season with a 5-0 victory, bringing the regular season record to 11-2-0.

The boys in green again played a wonderful team style of game with five different scorers and a complete team effort. Despite not finishing shots in the first half, there is not much to feel badly about how the team played. There was nice ball movement and composed defending in front of the goal. In the second half, the team knew that they had to maintain the level of passing and defending, but needed finish some of the shots on goal. Five minutes in, Gabe Raphael ‘21 (Halifax, Canada) received a give and go ball from Cris Padilla ‘21 (Zappopan, Mexico), slipped past his defender and drilled a low hard shot past the keeper to the far side to open the scoring. Four minutes later, Tommy Li ‘20 (Shenzhen, China) converted on a penalty kick that he earned with his high energy pressure on the Rams defense. In the 55th minute, Raphael was unable to one-time a corner into the goal, but Lachlan Simmers ‘20 (Ketchum, ID) alertly jumped on the rebound and slipped the ball in from 5 yards out. Cris Padilla ‘20 then converted his own goal, assisted by Zach Miles ‘21 (Hanover, NH) in the 60th minute by beating the keeper to the low near side netting from 19 yards out. Finally, to finish the games scoring, Brendan Powers ‘21 (Lynnfield, MA) knocked a beautifully weighted cross over the Rams defense in the 63rd minute to an onrushing Tanner McFaul ‘21 (Essex Junction, VT), who deftly took the ball off his stomach at full stride and steered it into the back of the net. In the end, a satisfying victory with which to end the regular season.

This Saturday is the annual New England Junior School Soccer Tournament. The first games begin at 9:30 a.m. and each team is guaranteed 6 20-minute matches, concluding in a championship game at 3:00 p.m. The Cougars hope to be in that final match on Saturday, but will surely be proud of this excellent season regardless of the outcome of this final matchday.

Win 1-0

The Varsity soccer Cougars fought until the last whistler against a tough KUA JV team today. In a very tightly contested match, the second in two weeks between these two teams, the Varsity Soccer Team found a way to win at home. KUA installed a true sweeper back today who played magnificently against the Cougars and kept the game close. Fortunately, in the 24th minute, Zach Miles (Hanover, NH) alertly stepped up to just outside the penalty area and bent a beautiful shot to the upper right corner of the Wildcat goal for the one and only of the game. He was assisted by his central midfield compatriot, Cris Padilla ‘21 (Zappopan, Mexico).

With one regular-season match to go, Tilton School JV next Wednesday, the Cougars record is now an impressive 10 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws.

Hanover JV
Win 5-4

The Cardigan Varsity Soccer Team earned a tough win heading into the long weekend in front of a wonderful crowd. This was the Cougar’s Family Weekend, so the boys in green were excited to play for family and friends. Unfortunately, two of the Cardigan players were unavailable for the match, but some game time positional switches worked out well and the Cougars ended up with a fine and unselfish team victory.

Bryce Terry ‘20 (Conway, NH) scored three goals today, including his fourth game-winner of the season. Tommy Li ‘20(Shenzhen, China) and Heewoo Jung ‘20 also tallied goals for the Cougars, while assists went to Terry, Brendan Powers ‘21 (Lynnfield, MA) and Gabe Raphael ‘21 (Halifax, Canada). This was a wonderful effort and the team now has a week-long break before returning to campus to face KUA in the second in a home and away series.

Win 3-0

The Cardigan Varsity Soccer Team traveled half an hour down the road to Meriden, NH to match up against local secondary school school, Kimball Union Academy. Because these two teams are so well-matched, these sides play a home and away series each year. This was the first game in the series this year and the Cougars fought hard against the Wildcats for the win. In the 5th minute of play, Brendan Powers ‘21 (Lynnfield, MA) ripped a shot off the post, almost scoring a goal from 10 yards out. Forward Bryce Terry ‘20 (Conway, NH) alertly jumped on the rebound and slipped the ball past the Wildcat keeper for the first goal of the game. The rest of the half was a fair battle with KUA threatening several times and earning 4 corner kicks. Cougar netminder, Zach Hawthorne ‘20 (Hanover, NH) however, remained a solid presence in the goal and turned away 9 shots.

The momentum in the second half seemed to favor the Cougars and in the 68th minute, Miguel Ramirez ‘21 (Mexico City, Mexico) shielded the ball from his defender and slid a nice pass to central midfielder Ayden Gardner ‘21 (Warwick, Bermuda) who deftly looped a bending shot into the top right of the goal from 20 yards out. Barely eight minutes later, Gabe Raphael ‘21 (Halifax, Canada) set up Tommy Li ‘20 (Shenzhen, China) for a chance. Li ripped a shot from 28 yards out on the far right side of the penalty area which kept rising all the way to the far left corner of the net. A magnificent goal that proved to be the final point of the match.

This weekend, the Cougars host the Hanover High School JV team on Williams field for Family Weekend.

Record: 9-2

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