Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Board of Selectmen present awards to Needham Soccer Team and captain Mac Steeves.
The Board of Selectmen honored both the Division I Champion Soccer Team, and their Captain, Mac Steeves at last night's Board of Selectmen meeting. Noting that Steeves' father and grandfather were both firefighters, Selectman Daniel Matthews noted “so it’s no surprise he knows how to respond to a tense situation.” Gatorade and USA Today's High School Sports section teamed up to award their Player of the Year award to a Needham Rocket in February, which the Board presented last night.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A look back at Needham High School sports in the last week.
The Rockets made a few waves in the sports world last week, as one player picked up an award and a team has been seeded in an upcoming tournament. Gatorade and USA Today's High School Sports section teamed up to award their Player of the Year award to a Needham Rocket last week. For the 2012-13 season, Needham High senior forward Mac Steeves has been named Player of the Year by the paper and sports drink maker. He lead the team to a 21-1-3 record this year. See more on Mac Steeves on the Patch piece from last week. The Mass. Interscholastic Athletics Association recently released its 2013 seed rankings, and Needham Girls Basketball is #13 for the upcoming tourhament. The first game is Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Needham High School Athletics sent…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Needham High senior forward named player of the year.
Gatorade and USA Today's High School Sports section teamed up to award their Player of the Year award to a Needham Rocket earlier this week. For the 2012-13 season, Needham High senior forward Mac Steeves has been named Player of the Year by the paper and sports drink maker. He lead the team to a 21-1-3 record this year. "The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Steeves as Massachusetts’s best high school boys soccer player," according to a press release from Gatorade (see right). Off the field, according to a release from Gatorade, Steeves has maintained a 3.06 GPA, and has volunteered as a…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week: Needham HS Fall Athlete & Coach Recognition / Strong Start to the Winter Season for Rockets
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Needham HS Fall Athlete & Coach Recognition / Strong Start to the Winter Season for Rockets ROCKETS FALL SEASON RECAP On Sunday (12/9), the Boston Globe published its seasonal All-Scholastic Teams, marking the top HS performers in EMASS, which included five NHS athletes and one coach. On the teams for the Rockets are: The NHS Boys Soccer Team (DI State Champion and Globe #1 Final Ranking) was also featured as the lead story for the Fall All-Scholastic Section and complete details can be found at www.boston.com/sports/schools/allscholastics/2012/fall. After an extremely strong fall season, the final tallies are in, with the Rockets reaching and earning the following: A combined record of 93-27-9 (Most Wins, 2nd Most Total Competitions in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Needham HS Senior Mac Steeves to receive MIAA Boys Soccer DI Tourney MVP Award! On Monday, December 10th, at 9:45am in NHS Athletics Office, Senior All-American Mac Steeves will be presented with the Larry Briggs Award in recognition of being named the 2012 MIAA Boys Soccer Division I Tournament MVP! Presented annually by the New England Interscholastic Soccer Coaches Association (NEISOA), the Larry Briggs Award recognizes the top tournament performer in each of the MIAA Divisions. As an interesting note, Mac's father, Jay Steeves, who is also an assistant coach with the Needham team, won the award in 1983 after starring in goal for the Rockets. Please join us on Monday morning to celebrate Mac's tremendous accomplishment! Thank you.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Needham's boys soccer tournament run concluded on Friday, as Greater New Bedford defeated the Rockets in the Division I South semi-finals.
After one of their most compelling wins of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Needham High School’s boy’s varsity soccer team fell short of one goal in overtime on Friday to Greater New Bedford, as the Bears stunned the Rockets, 3-2, and punched their ticket to the MIAA Division I South Finals. “We both fought so hard this game from the beginning whistle to the end. Credit goes out to [Greater New Bedford]. They played really tough, but I thought our guys played their hearts out,” said Needham goaltender Jake Bronstein. “The kids played hard, they played a great game,” said Needham head coach Don Brock. “They were back and fourth, and I’m not going to take it away from New Bedford, they did what they had to do.” Needham’s Mac Steeves …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Junior co-captain Mac Steeves scored in the first OT period to propel the Rockets to their second MIAA Division I South victory in three seasons.
After a rather quick, and easy win against King Phillip on Monday, Nov. 7, the Needham High School boys varsity soccer team returned to Memorial Field for the final time this season, and rallied to win a thriller against No. 5 Silver Lake High School in overtime, 2-1. “We’ve been to the state finals six times, and all six of those had a very close game somewhere along the way, but this is right up there,” Needham head coach Don Brock said. Both the Lakers and Rockets traded multiple shots throughout the first half but couldn’t muster a single goal until roughly three minutes into the second half, as Silver Lake senior forward Andrew Chenard gave his team a one goal advantage before Needham’s junior midfielder Nolan Brady tiptoed past the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Rockets compiled four goals against the Warriors on Monday, advancing to the MIAA Division I South quarter finals on Wednesday.
It’s been roughly three years since the Needham Rockets won their first-round MIAA Division I South playoff match, and on Monday evening, Don Brock’s crew made sure their season continued, as they defeated No. 20 King Philip, 4-1 under the lights at Memorial Field. “We played well enough to win. They’re an aggressive team, which we knew, and they didn’t stop. We scored some nice goals—some beautiful goals, a matter of fact—and anytime you get 4-1, especially the last two years, we’ve gone one-and-out, so we’re glad to get over that hump,” Needham head coach Don Brock said. Needham set the tone midway through the first half, as sophomore Harry Swartz and juniors Nolan Brady and Mac Steeves compiled three goals in a span of 20 minutes to …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Needham Patch catches up with one of the boys varsity soccer captains.
Needham Patch correspondent Matt Noonan caught up with one of the Needham High School boys varsity soccer captains, Mac Steeves after the Rockets' most recent victory against Norwood, 2-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Steeves and Swartz both recorded hat-tricks in the Rockets' first win of the season against Dedham.
Despite heavy rain and wind throughout the course of Wednesday’s Bay State Conference clash between Needham and Dedham, the Needham High School Rockets boys varsity soccer team scored early and often en route to a 10-1 victory over the Marauders. “You’re always happy to get [the first win] under your belt,” Needham’s head coach Don Brock said after the game, which was played on Memorial Field. “We have a fairly skilled team and they’re very young," Brock said. "We only have four to five seniors on the squad, so we had two kids with hat-tricks, and I know probably Dedham was a little upset that we probably kept scoring, but we’re trying to get [our guys ready] for the big games coming up like Brookline on Friday.” Dedham’s Ioannis Siokis …