Athletics Honor Society

The Pingree School Athletics Honor Society was formed in 1999 to honor those alumni, coaches, and friends who have made a significant contribution to the athletics programs at Pingree School, or whose participation in athletics, other than at Pingree, was so outstanding that it brought credit to Pingree School and served as a model for the Pingree community.

2017 Inductees

Anne Jachney Erskine '83

After an extremely successful career as a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, and lacrosse) at Pingree, Anne went on to Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she graduated as the lacrosse program’s career goals leader. During her junior year, she scored 52 points and was named a second team IWLCA All-American. In her final season, she logged career highs in goals and assists and led the team to the first NCAA tournament championship game appearance. She was recognized with a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament Team, IWLCA All-American First Team and the USWLA All-America First team. Ann lives in Marblehead with her husband and three children.

Wendy Vincent Fox '86

Wendy Vincent Fox ’86 played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Pingree. She was a two-season captain for the basketball team. Wendy was named Salem Evening News All-Star for two of her four basketball seasons. She was also a two-time EIL All-Star and an MVP her season.

After Pingree, Wendy went on to play soccer and basketball at Union College, where she captained the basketball team in 1990. After her freshman year, Wendy was the recipient of the Lynch-Jackie Havercamp Memorial Award, which is given to the freshman female athlete who has shown desire, dedication, sportsmanship and inspirational leadership on the field of competition as well as in her daily life.

Wendy was the assist leader in three of her four basketball seasons and was named several times the ECAC Player of the Week. During her career, she was also an ECAC All-Star and tournament MVP. Since college Wendy has become a passionate long distance runner and continues to run marathons each year.

Matthew Nelligan '04

Having never picked up a lacrosse stick until he enrolled at Pingree School, Matt Nelligan ’04 was a standout lacrosse player, serving as team captain his senior year. Throughout his career, Matt accumulated 224 goals and 92 assists, was a 3-time EIL All-Star and was awarded EIL league MVP and All-American honors his senior year. In addition, Matt was invited to participate in the Northeast Senior East-West game and was named MVP. Similarly, he was invited to participate in the prestigious National Senior Showcase Tournament, featuring the country’s top 96 graduating players. After graduating from Pingree, Matt continued his dominance on the field at Ithaca College, where he served as team captain his senior year. Matt was a 2-time All-American and finished his Ithaca career with 168 goals and 54 assists which ranks third in career scoring. As a sophomore, he finished 12th in the country and 2nd in the Empire 8 in total points. Matthew lives with his wife Erica in South Boston.

Jonathan Pratt '89

After receiving 12 varsity letters at Pingree, serving as Hockey Captain his senior year, earning All-New England honors in Soccer and Hockey, Jonathan went on to help lead the Boston University Terriers Hockey program to three Beanpot, two Hockey East Championships, and three Frozen Four appearances. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1989 NHL entry draft. He went on to play five seasons professionally. Jonathan now resides in North Carolina with his wife and two children.

Matthew Walker '95

After a stellar Pingree career, earning both MVP and All-American status in lacrosse, and All-Scholastic Honors in soccer, Matthew went on to pursue his love of sport and education at Middlebury College where he played varsity lacrosse, and explored backcountry skiing and whitewater kayaking. A fateful car accident after his freshman year changed his direction. No longer defined by a life of sport, Matthew began a life-long journey overcoming physical challenge, working hard to redefine who he thought he was, and exploring alternate avenues through which to find his balance and strength. Though he did not realize his dream and full potential as a competitive athlete, Matthew has gone on to practice and teach yoga, teach outdoor and environmental education, and implement sustainable energy solutions. Matthew lives in Vermont with his wife Carmen, and their kids Stella and Rio.

AHS Members

Harrison Bane '04

Tamie Thompson Burke '76, P'09

Jeremiah S. Burns '77

Vincent Bono '83

Joseph D. Capprini '87

Kiki Chesterton '87

Michael DePlacido '95

James C. Deveney, Jr.

Thomas Foley, Coach 1986 - 2003

Lisa Albano-Fu '88

Elizabeth Shorts Harrigan '95

Keith Houghton '80

H. Alden Johnson Jr. Family

Lester MacLaughlin P'84, '85, '85, '86, '87, '89, '91, GP'08, '17

Brian McCarthy '90

Mary Means Mansfield '67

Frederick Mason IV '92

John Pingree P'74, GP'12, '16

Jane Shotwell Pirie '79

Sarah Carlson Powers '95

Ellen Preston P'88

Whitney Thayer Shepard '79

Jud Smith '75

Jennifer J. Spencer '88

James Rowe, Assistant Athletic Director 1989-1994

Ned S. Rowland P'77, '80, '82

Sandy Bryan Weatherall '79