Colby Shea '19 and Ricky Arias '18 are two student-athletes doing amazing things on and off the court.
In December 2017, Colby Shea '19 became the second female player in the 1,000 Point Club in Pingree's basketball history and the first since 1988 to achieve this distinction. Colby posed for a photo (right) with the first-ever female player to hit 1,000 points, Jennifer Spencer '88, assistant coach at Newton Country Day School. Both players were joined by their coaches, Alan McCoy and David Latimer. Colby was named Salem News Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Eastern Independent League (EIL) All-Star, and was selected for the Class B All-NEPSAC First Team. Already cemented as the leading female scorer in Pingree Girls Basketball, we anxiously await the start of the next basketball season to watch Colby rack up more points as she entertains offers from multiple Division I schools.
Just a few weeks later, Ricky Arias '18 achieved his 1,000th career point during an exciting come-from-behind win in front of a packed home crowd. Ricky was named the 2017-2018 Salem News Boys Basketball Player of the Year and was chosen as an EIL All-Star, Class B All-NEPSAC Honorable Mention, and Boston Herald Prep School All-Star. A three-sport athlete, Ricky achieved success on the football field, being named a Salem News Honorable Mention, and on the track, where he was named an EIL All-Star for both the 100 and as a part of the 400 relay team, which was also selected for Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors. He leaves Pingree with school records in long jump, 100, 200, 400, 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 relays. Ricky is attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst to run track.
"Both Colby and Ricky's athletic talents, hard work, and competitive drive have paid off. Their passion and dedication to the team are apparent to anyone who sees them play, and we couldn't be more proud of them as leaders on and off the court at Pingree."—Betsy Kennedy, Director of Athletics and Afternoon Programs