Soccer - Boys Varsity

During the 1960s and 1970s, Coach Jackman Stewart made Berkshire one of the premier soccer programs in New England. As a fitting tribute to his remarkable career at Berkshire, the New England Prep School Soccer Association has named the New England Class A Championship Trophy, the Stewart Cup, in his honor. The proud winning tradition and passion for the game of soccer that Jackman Stewart cultivated in his players has remained a trademark of Berkshire Soccer over the years and continues today. Berkshire annually competes at the championship level, winning the Class A title in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 while earning the No. 1 ranking among the nation's prep schools.

All of the coaches in the program remain committed to the development of each player and the success of each of the three teams in the boys program. With daily training sessions, a competitive match schedule, and an overall commitment to excellence, Berkshire has been able to remain a leader in the New England Prep School Soccer Association. In preparation for each season, Berkshire takes a preseason trip, during which the players not only get a full soccer experience but also a valuable cultural experience. In recent years, the team has taken trips to England, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Zambia and to various location throughout the United States.

Schedule & Scores

Opponent Date Time Location Result Score
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School 0-
vs.
The Hotchkiss School
Soccer Turf 0-
vs.
Oakwood Soccer Club
Soccer Turf 0-
vs.
Peddie School
United Sports Training Center Win 2-1
vs.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Soccer Turf Win 5-1
vs.
The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School Win 3-0
vs.
Milton Academy
Loomis Chaffee School Tie 1-1
vs.
Kent School
Soccer Turf Win 3-2
vs.
Millbrook School
Millbrook School Win 10-1
vs.
Deerfield Acadamy
Soccer Turf Win 5-0
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Win 8-1
vs.
Taft School
Taft School Win 7-5
vs.
Suffield Academy
Soccer Turf Win 3-1
vs.
Pomfret School
Soccer Turf Win 5-1
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Win 1-0
vs.
Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy Win 1-0
vs.
Kiski
Soccer Turf Win 4-1
vs.
South Kent School
South Kent School Win 4-2
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Win 3-0
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Soccer Turf Win 4-3
vs.
Salisbury School
Soccer Turf Win 7-3
vs.
NEPSAC Boys Soccer Championships Class A Quarterfinals, Choate Rosemary Hall
Berkshire Win 2-0
vs.
Worcester Academy
Berkshire Win 2-1
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Northfield Mount Hermon School Loss 0-1

Coaches

Coach Charlie Bour took over the Berkshire soccer program in 2017 following a successful tenure at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. in 2014, Coach Bour led the Pelicans to an undefeated regular season and a No. 1 ranking. He was named 2014 Connecticut Prep L Coach of the Year. Prior to Loomis Chaffee, Coach Bour served two years as the assistant men’s soccer coach at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University. As a player at St. Lawrence, Bour was a captain during his junior and senior seasons and finished his career with 22 career goals and six assists. At Berkshire, Mr. Bour teaches Spanish and lives on campus with his wife, Mary, and their two children.

Email coach: cbour@berkshireschool.org

Assistant Coaches: Chris Perkins, Tony Amolo '13

Team Roster


# Name Class Hometown
2 Liam O'Connor 2018 New York, NY
3 Jake Blackwin 2021 Rollinsford, NH
4 Nick Steed 2019 Elmira, NY
5 Ahria Simons 2018 Pembroke
6 Jon Sinclair 2019 Valley Stream, NY
7 David McCrory 2019 Perth
8 John Aiello 2019 Manhasset, NY
9 Harrison McGlashan 2021 New York, NY
10 Achara Achara 2019 Enugu
11 Mo Omar 2018 Toronto, ON
12 Louie Meeks 2018 Northville, MI
13 Tyler Gransbury 2020 Marblehead, MA
14 Emmanuel Roldan 2020 Paterson, NJ
16 Charlie O'Neil 2018 Stockbridge, MA
17 Nicholas Berghold 2019 Wingdale, NY
18 Alexander Gibian 2020 Ridgefield, CT
19 Jeremy Cuvelier 2018 New York, NY
22 Ben Streett 2019 Wilmette, IL
23 Emilio Aristegui Flores 2018 Mexico City
24 Jacob Shaffelburg 2019 Port Williams, NS
25 Chris Pilaro 2019 Southampton, NY
26 Lyons Brown 2018 Telluride, CO
Charles Maybury 2018 St. George’s
GK Gabe Cinanni 2018 Ottawa, ON
GK Peter Silvester 2021 Smiths
GK Sam Tucker 2018 Atlanta, GA
MGR Screven Lorillard 2018 Far Hills, NJ
MGR Xander Tillou 2018 Litchfield, CT

Recaps

Opponent Date Score Recap
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
0-
vs.
The Hotchkiss School
0-
vs.
Oakwood Soccer Club
0-


vs.
Peddie School
2-1

Berkshire’s Boys Varsity Soccer team played a well-balanced match against Peddie School, resulting in a win and a score of 2-1. Berkshire attacking forces put on an impeccable display, able to recover from a losing score of 0-1. Defense was also on good form as many of the attacking attempts of Peddie’s team was thwarted. However, Peddie Player 18 was able to score after a well calculated team play. Overall, the match was a spectacle, and hopefully the first of many good matches.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
5-1

The recent Berkshire Boys Varsity Soccer match against Wilbraham and Monson Academy was simply a sight to behold, resulting in a win and a score of 5-1. Mohamed Omar ’18 Jeremy Cuvelier ’18 and Louie Meeks ’18 were able to collectively score 5 goals. A special shout out goes to W&M player #6, for being able to score the sole goal for their team. Every aspect of the team was on good form, resulting in a triumphant and glorious match for the school. As the season progresses, we hope to continue this fantastic season in the same vein as this match.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
The Hotchkiss School
3-0

The atmosphere was electric under the bright lights of the Hotchkiss home field. Large crowds had gathered to support their respective teams. The match itself pitted two very strong teams against each other. Both teams played fantastically, but it would not be an overstatement to say Berkshire brought their A game. Berkshire ended an exceptionally well-played game with a win, and a score of 3-0. The goals were impressive, to say the least. The 3 goals were scored by Mohamed Omar ’18, Jeremy Cuvelier ’18, and Nick Berghold ’19. All goals caused uproar from Berkshire supporters and Hotchkiss supporters, although for very different reasons. Gabriel Cinanni ’18 also executed some terrific saves over the course of the game. Overall, this game was one to remember, due to a fantastic performance from the whole team.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Milton Academy
1-1

On a sunny Sunday morning at Loomis Chaffee, Berkshire played an intense game against Milton’s resident team. As the game was just warming up, player #8 scored on Berkshire. However, In the early minutes of the second half, Nick Berghold ’19 was able to score an incredible goal from a corner kick shot. The offensive strength displayed by both teams during this match was undeniable, but Berkshire defense was also incredibly strong. Berkshire was able to save a number of goals. Overall, this was a good game for the boys. Berkshire was in possession far more than Milton, and Berkshire took far more shots on goal than Milton. As the season goes on, games are consistently exciting. The team continues to strive to play well going forward and good sports above all else.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Kent School
3-2

Under a scorching sun, Berkshire School and Kent High School played a competitively close Match. The game started exceptionally strongly for Berkshire, as the team scored three goals in the first half. This development forced Kent to play catch-up, and they almost did during the second half. The final score was 3-2 in our favor, which was no surprise, considering Berkshire does not lose on their home turf. This match met the standard for Berkshire matches, meaning it was just as engaging to the spectators as the players. This was apparent as many supporters were present at the game. As the season continues to progress, the boys have continued to show good sportsmanship, as well calculated plays. Here’s to hoping this momentum continues as the season progresses.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Millbrook School
10-1

On a Monday afternoon at the Millbrook school, Berkshire’s Boys Varsity Soccer team played a highlight-filled match against Millbrook’s team. As light began to fade, Berkshire continued to sustain a consistent stream of goals against Millbrook. Many congratulations to Mohamed Omar ’18, Jacob Shaffelburg ’19, Achara Achara ’19, David McCrory ’19, Manny Roldan ’20 and Charlie O’Nei’18 for their fantastic goals. All of this culminated in a final score of 9-1 in Berkshire’s favor. Despite all of the team’s success, a special mention has to be given to Millbrook player #7 who performed excellently throughout the entire match. furthermore, he was able to score Millbrook’s only goal. The opposition’s low score is a compliment to Berkshire’s defensive plays, as the team was able to stop many attack attempts and block many shots. By the end of the match, as the team shivered in the evening cold, smiles could be seen on the faces of every player. Both teams played very well, but this was an especially successful game for Berkshire. Congratulations to the boys.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Deerfield Acadamy
5-0

On Wednesday afternoon, Berkshire school hosted a match between Deerfield, and their resident team. Without being too boastful, it is safe to say that the match was rather one sided. Berkshire did not get scored on, and the resulting final score was 5-0. This is not to say that Deerfield did not play well, as that would be untrue. Both teams played exceptionally well, but the edge must be given to Berkshire. Jonathan Sinclair ’19, Nick Steed ’19, Jacob Shaffelburg ’19 and Jeremy Cuvelier ’18 all scored fantastic goals against the opposition. Defensively, both teams played well and were able to thwart many advances from the opposite team. Many shots on goal were also counteracted, this statement holds true in the case of both teams. Many congratulations to both teams for a fantastic match.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
8-1

On Saturday Berkshire school played an away game at TP. Although this was an expected victory for Berkshire, both teams played very well. Berkshire scored 8 goals against the opposing team and had plenty of highlights while doing it. Both teams were on excellent form, and it was a very special day as it seemed, due to every player being subbed in, including goalkeepers. Special shootout to Nick Steed ’19, Mohamed Omar ’18, David McCrory ’19, Charlie O’Neil ’18, Jacob Blackwin ’21 and Emilio Aristegui Flores ’18, for scoring the goals. Another player worth mentioning is TP player 23, for being the sole player to get past Berkshire’s defense and score a goal. The spirits at this match were high, and we hope to keep this kind of energy present for countless future games.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Taft School
7-5

In what very well may be the most heated match of the season thus far, Berkshire played Taft on Wednesday, October 11. The match was an incredible spectacle, as both teams were matched almost perfectly in skill. Although Berkshire has so far gone undefeated this season, the team was afraid this would be the match to break that streak. Luckily, despite many endured many trials and tribulations, Berkshire was able to come out superior at the end of the match. The final score was 7-5. The players that scored Berkshire goals were: Achara Achara ’19, Nick Berghold ’19, Jeremy Cuvelier ’18, Jacob Shaffelburg, ’19 and Mohamed Omar ’18. These goals were scored amongst five goals from Taft. The constant closeness of this match kept the boys motivated and on their toes. Both teams performed excellently, and overall, this may well be remembered as the best match of the season.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer


vs.
Suffield Academy
3-1

As school ended and parents weekend began, Berkshire school played Suffield in a variety of sports. Most importantly, however, was of course the Boy’s Varsity Soccer match. The players who scored goals were David McCrory ’19, Nick Berghold ’19, and Jacob Shaffelburg ’19. It was also a fantastic day in terms of tension, as the parents’ presence made everything that much more tense. This was a match that truly made the spectators proud to be bears. Suffield returned home after a friendly farewell, continuing Berkshire’s unbelievable winning streak. All things considered, this was a fantastic way to start parents weekend.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Pomfret School
5-1

On Wednesday, October 18, Berkshire played a home game against Pomfret School. The weather certainly complied with the needs of he players, as it was a warm afternoon on the field indeed. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and plenty of effort. However, we know that it is simply a recurring rule that Berkshire does not lose at home, and this remains true. The final score was 5-1 in favor of Berkshire. Special mention goes toward Nick Steed ’19, David McCrory ’19, Jacob Shaffelburg ’19 and Emmanuel Roldan ’20. Although the temperature began to drop as the light faded, effort and support did not subside, truly showcasing the passion The Berkshire School holds towards the beautiful game of soccer.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Canterbury School
1-0

Happy Canterbury Day! Today all teams are going head to head against Canterbury’s finest. After a rather extensive ride, Berkshire began to play the resident team. There is simply no denying the sharpness of Canterbury’s defense, as Berkshire’s rushes towards the opposing goal were stopped more than usual. However, despite facing excellent defensive players, Berkshire was able to score the sole goal of the game. The goal itself was scored by Louie Meeks ’18. This was a huge moment for Berkshire, because of the balance present on the field that day. Naturally, Berkshire ended the day by continuing possession over the Canterbury cup, largely thanks to the boys.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Kimball Union Academy
1-0

Recently, Berkshire school played Kimble academy on their home turf. Although this was a good match to watch, it was not as intense as some of the others this season, with a winning score of only 1-0 in favor of Berkshire. This is not to say that both teams did not play well, as they did indeed. Louie Meeks ‘18 scored the only goal of the match, which won the game. This goal was rather early on, leading to a stalemate of sorts on the field through the rest of the match. However, this is just another day, another victory for the boys.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Kiski
4-1

Although the season is unfortunately beginning to draw to a close, the boys are still playing strong, exciting games. This is proved by the recent Match against The Kiski School. This was a home game, and although you’ve probably heard this countless times before, I will say it again: Berkshire does not lose at home. In fact, Berkshire doesn’t seem to lose in general (yet). The final score of the game was 4-1, in favor of green, naturally. The Berkshire players who scored goals during this match were: Nick Steed ’19, Achara Achara ’19, and Jacob Shaffelburg, ’19. Credit where credit is due, Kiski player #22 scored the sole goal for his team. Although this match is fun, the stakes were not necessarily huge. However, next match is sure to be an intense one, when Berkshire faces off against South Kent.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
South Kent School
4-2

In what was without a doubt the most hotly anticipated match of the season, Berkshire, ranked number 2 in the country, faced off against South Kent, ranked number 1. This match is the one to look forward to each year, and always lives up to its reputation. It was the coldest day of the year by far, which was a nice contrast to the intensity of the plays. Every player needed to bring their A game for this match, and I am proud to say that this indeed happened. Everyone on the field carried their weight, resulting in a 4-2 victory, which is surprising because this is Berkshire’s first victory against South Kent in years. Massive praise to the entire team, but especially Nick Steed ’19, Jacob Shaffelburg ’19 and Mohamed Omar ’18. These players truly performed excellently by scoring against the seemingly imprenetrable defense of South Kent. This was a hugely triumphant moment for the team, and they could not be happier. Many congratulations indeed.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Westminster School
3-0

On Saturday, most of the sports teams at Berkshire headed off to Westminster for matches. Of course, this includes our very own Boys’ Varsity Soccer team. The team was still happy after the recent victory against South Kent. The final score was 3-0, and all three goals were scored by Jacob Shaffelburg ’19. Both teams put up a good fight, but the outcome clearly shows which team was dominant. Although this was a good match, the boys are now gearing up for a higher stakes match against Avon on Wednesday, be sure to tune in.

Charles Maybury, Manager, Boys Varsity Soccer

vs.
Avon Old Farms School
4-3
vs.
Salisbury School
7-3
vs.
NEPSAC Boys Soccer Championships Class A Quarterfinals, Choate Rosemary Hall
2-0
vs.
Worcester Academy
2-1
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
0-1