Boston High School: Mark Goldstein

All-ISL football team

November, 20, 2013
The Independent School League today announced its All-ISL football team for this season

Coaches or league representatives, across all fall sports, are encouraged send their league All-Star lists to editors Scott Barboza ( and Brendan Hall (

Belmont Hill
Evan Chaletzky, Jr. WR/K
Eric Gustafson, Sr. DB
Harry Kraft, Jr. QB
Joe LaLiberte, Sr. OL
Greg Plumb, Sr. RB

Chris Cervizzi, Jr. RB
Geoff Fulgione, Sr. LB
Andrew Konovalchik, Sr. DB

Patrick Champagnie, Sr. DB
Frankie Williams, Sr. RB
Dante Papas, Sr. LB
Matt Bonazzolli, Sr. RB
Connor Coady, Sr. OG
Mike McCaffrey, Sr. WR

Governor's Academy
Jesse Gwozdz, Sr. RB
Bug Carper, Sr. LB
Mark Hoffman, Sr. OL
James Leary, Sr. OL
Tyler Harrington, Jr. OL
Brandon Lopez, Jr. RB
Tommy Vailas, Sr. QB

Austin Stern, Sr. LB
John Beatty, Soph. RB

Lawrence Academy
Andrew Crane, Sr. DL
Kyle Howes, Sr. FS
Chris Garrison, Jr. WR
Austin Luckey, Jr. FB
Rocco Daigneault, Sr. LB

Middlesex School
Hasani Figueroa, Sr. RB
Charlie Owen, Sr. LB
George Morris, Jr. LB
Sam Carlin, Jr. LB

Milton Academy
Drew Jacobs, Sr. RB
Anthony Scurto, Sr. QB
Matt Morin, Sr. LB
Bobby Gilmore, Jr. OL
Peter Graves, Sr. DL
Luke MacDonald, Sr. LB
Justin Yoon, Jr. K

Noble & Greenough
Alex Beach, Sr. DL
Ryan Vultaggio, Sr. QB
John McCarthy, Sr. DB
Martin Williams, Soph. DT
John Keally, Sr. LB
Teddy Strzetelski, Jr. DE

Roxbuty Latin
Mark Goldstein, Sr. OL
Duncan Finigan, Sr. OL
Sean Lowrie, Jr. WR
Kevin Cohee, Sr. TE

St. George's
Sage Hill, Sr. RB
Jonathan Lumley, Jr. WR

St. Paul's
David Smith, Sr. WR
John Bews, Jr. TE
Colin Sequiera, Sr. QB

St. Sebastian's
Connor Strachan, Sr. LB
Dan Fulham, Sr. DE
Will Kenny, Sr. OL
Joe Kearney, Sr. DB
John McNamara, Sr. DL

Thayer Academy
Quentin Hall, Sr. OL
Jack Becker, Sr. QB

Plenty of talent returning at Roxbury Latin

September, 20, 2013
WEST ROXBURY, Mass. -- It is never an easy task to replace one of the most decorated signal callers in school history. Mackay Lowrie was named the Independent School League MVP, was a three-time First Team NEPSAC All-New England selection, NEPSAC Division C Player of the Year, a "Super 26" All-State team selection, a Massachusetts All-State selection, and the holder of the ISL record for most touchdowns in a season with 35.

Lowrie left big shoes to fill as the three-year starter and current Boston College Eagle graduated from Roxbury Latin with over 5,600 passing yards, 1,600 rushing yards, and 75 total touchdowns.

Next in line to take the reign at Roxbury Latin is 6-foot-2 junior Pete Cahill. A Dorchester native, Cahill won the job in camp after some fierce competition at the position.

“Our stability with Mackay Lowrie, over the last three years at the QB position, has moved on,” Ross said. “We had three guys battling for the job all camp and Pete (Cahill) earned the job.”

Cahill, who Ross describes as dual-threat quarterback who can get out on the edge and make plays, will have the luxury of some veteran returning offensive weapons, led by junior wide receiver Sean Lowrie.

Despite graduating leading receiver Sean Myers (Bentley), RL returns Lowrie’s younger brother Sean, who had a breakout season in 2012, featuring a monster 14 catch, 170-yard and four touchdown game in a 34-33 win over Thayer.

“Fortunately we are returning the entire offensive line as well as three-quarters of the receiving corps with a year of experience under their belts,” Ross said. “We may not be the biggest group up front but the boys have a great understanding of our offensive concepts and look forward to compete in every game.”

Boston College commit Kevin Cohee also returns at the tight end position and will be counted on to lead the defense once again this season. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Cohee has developed over the course of his years at Roxbury Latin and is primed to make some big noise this season.

“We plan on moving him around more on defense this year as teams are going to want to run away from him,” Ross said of his starting linebacker. “Another thing about Kevin is the fact that he is such an easy going kid, He is two-year captain and he definitely leads by example. He is the first in weight room, he is always on field doing extra work before and after practice and his leadership skills have improved so much that people are now listening to him and taking him very serious. He has instilled a business-like atmosphere with the team.”

RL also returns hard-hitting playmaker Scott Frankenthaler. Frankenthaler, a Johns Hopkins lacrosse commit, should provide another veteran presence on a defense that Ross thinks could be a team strength this season.

“Defensively we will be fast and athletic. Our philosophy will be to create turnovers and hopefully be opportunistic so our offense can work with shorts fields.”

Special teams is also a weapon that cannot be forgotten as RL features one of the top kickers/punters in the area in senior John Baron. Baron adds a weapon that not many teams can boast.

“Johnny has a great leg and has been with us since a sophomore year,” Ross said. “He has not had a lot of chances as Mackay Lowrie would complete a lot of drives with touchdowns, but I see us giving him more opportunities this year. He has good leg, is strong from 40-yards in and he can nail the long one as well. He also has the ability to flip fields on us as he does a great job executing our directional kicking game.”

2012: 6-2
Coach: Patrick Ross (5th season, 20-12)
Returning Starters: Kevin Cohee, Sr. TE/ OLB, 6-3, 245 lbs.; Mark Goldstein, Sr. T/ MLB, 6-0, 215 lbs.; Duncan Finigan, Sr. T/ DE, 6-1, 210 lbs.; Jimmy Joyce, Sr. G/NG, 5-10, 200 lbs.; Scott Frankenthaler, Sr. G/ DE, 6-0, 215 lbs.; John Thomsen, Jr. C/NG, 5-10 lbs,; Christian Hasiotis, Sr. RB/S, 5-10 175 lbs.; Tevin Barros, Sr. RB/S, 5-9, 160 lbs.; Sean Lowrie, Jr. WR/ CB, 6-3, 195 lbs.; Alex Abelite, Jr. FB/ ILB, 6-2 225 lbs.
Other Key Returnees: Steven Daley, Jr. WR/TE/ DE 6-3, 205,; Drew Dodakian, Sr. WR/CB, 5-10, 170 lbs.; Luke Roberts, Sr. WR/ CB, 6-0, 185 lbs.; Peter Cahill, Jr. QB, 6-2, 200 lbs.; Darrio Zarrabian , Jr. WR/ S, 5-11, 165 lbs.; Nate Downes, Jr. 5-11, G/NG, 215 lbs.; G/ NG, Sean Rose, Jr. T, 6-2, 210 lbs.; John Driscoll, Sr. FB/LB, 5-11, 200 lbs.; Devin Rosen, Jr. OLB, 6-0, 195 lbs.; Jonah Deykin, Jr. G/T, 5-10, 175 lbs.; Anthony Giordano, Jr. G/NG, 5-10, 190 lbs.; Alan Balson Jr. T/OLB, 5-10,; Ronan O’Toole, Jr. QB/ S, 5-8, 150 lbs.; Martin Buckley, Jr. WR/S, 5-10, 155 lbs.
Strengths: Offensive Line, WRs, Team Speed on Defense.
Weaknesses: Quarterback experience.
Outlook: Cohee anchors a defense that returns featured veterans Frankenthaler, Lowrie, and Goldtein. Lowrie and Cohee will provide Cahill with two veteran options in the RL offensive attack. Three players to keep an eye out for this year, according to Ross, are seniors Drew Dodakian, Luke Roberts and junior Steven Daley. Daley possesses great hands according to Ross, and will be counted on to step in and produce right away. “I believe that the top dogs of the ISL will be strong as always, St Seb’s, Gov’s, BB&N, Milton & Belmont Hill with Lawrence Academy being a team to watch out for,” Ross said. “I also think that there are several well coached, hungry teams that are looking to upset the status quo and compete for the title.” With the balance of the ISL Ross also mentioned that, “I see the schedule filled with exciting, hard fought, close games that will be settled in the final minutes from one week to the next. Every game in the ISL is a battle between competitive teams, who all respect each other in between the lines.”

Recap: Roxbury Latin 34, Thayer 33

September, 30, 2012

WEST ROXBURY, Mass. -– The much-anticipated offensive battle between Roxbury Latin and Thayer exceeded all expectations as Roxbury Latin scored the final touchdown to defeat Thayer 34-33 on Saturday afternoon.

In a see-saw game that saw six ties or lead changes, it was Roxbury Latin (2-0) that made the key plays at the end of the game to earn their second win of the season.

Latin senior quarterback Mackay Lowrie completed 24-of-37 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Latin attack. The dual-threat quarterback with the big arm also picked his spots on the ground, as he picked up numerous first downs to keep the chains moving all afternoon.

Trailing 33-28, the Boston College-bound Lowrie led Latin down the field and concluded the come-from-behind drive by tossing his fifth touchdown pass of the day to his sophomore wide receiver brother, Sean.

“It is symbolic of our team,” Mackay Lowrie said regarding the final drive. “We are coming back and we are tough, all 45 guys. Everyone stepped up and everyone made a play. All eleven guys.”

The final 11-yard scoring strike was the Lowrie brother’s fourth touchdown connection of the day.

“This year he is stepping up big,” Mackay Lowrie said of his brother Sean. “He had about 180 (yards) last week and obviously he had a huge game this week.”

Trailing 34-33 with 3:52 remaining, Thayer junior quarterback Jack Becker led the Tigers down the field into Roxbury Latin territory.

Roxbury Latin defensive end Guy Green would then come up with the play of the game as the junior broke in from his left end position and sacked Becker. The sack also forced a fumble that defensive back Sean Frankenthaler would recover with 43 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Roxbury Latin head coach Pat Ross lauded Green after the game in the postgame huddle and presented him with the game ball for his efforts. Ross also stressed the importance of his team’s successful offensive rhythm throughout the day.

“We do everything out of the no-huddle and with the wrist bands so tempo is very important for us,” Ross said after the game.

It was another impressive offensive display by both teams on Saturday as Becker tossed two touchdowns for Thayer in defeat. He competed one to tight end Conor O’Brien in the first half on a beautiful 40-yard strike and another to star wide receiver Bryan Vieira in the second half for 12 yards. Vieira would also come up with a huge game-changing interception return for a touchdown in the final quarter, resulting in one of the six lead changes.

“We knew we were gong to have to score a lot of points,” Mackay Lowrie said. “We heard all week about their offense but we knew if we kept them contained and kept Bryan Vieira, who is a heck of a player, in check, we could do some things.”

Roxbury Latin got strong second half defensive efforts from defensive lineman Valentine Iwejuo and Mark Goldstein. Thayer received strong efforts from running back Mitchell Welsh (1 touchdown) and athlete Archi Jerome, who served at wideout, defensive back and kick returner.

Momentum Changer: Trailing 21-7 with 1:48 remaining in the first half Lowrie found his brother Sean for a 10-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 21-14.

On the following Thayer drive Roxbury Latin defensive back Sean Frankenthaler made an athletic interception on the sideline to set up another Lowrie to Lowrie touchdown connection. The touchdown tied the score at 21-21 at the half and gave Roxbury Latin the important momentum shift heading to the break.

Key injuries: Both teams lost key players during the game as Thayer senior running back Aaron Gilmer left in the second half with an injury after running for 85 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

Roxbury Latin also lost senior receiver Sean Myers with a leg injury after Myers started off the game strong with the opening touchdown reception.

RL (2-0) 7 – 14 – 7 -6 – 34
TA (0-2) 7 – 14 –6– 6 – 33

First Quarter
R – Sean Myers 8 pass from Mackay Lowrie (John Barron kick)
T – Conor O’Brien 40 pass from Jack Becker (Bryan Vieira kick)

Second Quarter
T – Aaron Gilmer 20 run (Vieira kick) T– Mitch Welsh 2 run (Harrison Balder kick)
R– Sean Lowrie 10 pass from Mackay Lowrie (Barron kick)
R– Sean Lowrie 34 pass from Mackay Lowrie (Barron kick)

Third Quarter
R– Sean Lowrie 8 pass from Mackay Lowrie (Barron kick)
T – Vieira 12 pass from Becker (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter
T – Viera 22 interception (pass failed)
R – Sean Lowrie 11 pass from Mackay Lowrie (rush failed)