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Director of Athletics: Stanley Vieira
Assistant Director of Athletics: Heather Paonessa

Press Release in regards to Fall Sports:

"After serious deliberation and discussions, the Greater Boston League has decided to participate in the Fall II season in all Fall Sports (Cross Country, Golf, Girls Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey, Football, Competitive Cheer and Unified Basketball) to commence at the end of February. Although this decision was not easy, we agree that safety of our student-athletes and coaches is the most important factor. There were a number of factors also that played into this decision.

1. Safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and school communities.

2. The current designation of two of our schools (Everett and Revere)

3. The limitations with scheduling.

4. The uncertainty around potential changes in Covid -19.

5. All GBL schools are currently engaged in Remote Learning.

6. The ability to provide a “true” interscholastic athletic experience with the current guidelines in place for individual sports.

7. The potential of providing a “true” interscholastic athletic experience during the Fall II season

8. The ability to provide our students with supervised and controlled opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, in our own communities, to provide an outlet for our students.

Like everyone, we are saddened that our students will not be able to participate in the traditional fall season, but optimistic that the Fall II season will be a success. Now more than ever, the MIAA has afforded member schools with as much flexibility as possible to provide an athletic experience for our students. We will continue to meet with our students and provide support and encouragement during this confusing and difficult time.

Everett - Malden - Medford - Revere - Somerville"

Somerville Highlanders Athletic Department Solidarity Statement: “Somerville High School is driven by its core values, and chief among those values is honoring diversity. It is the vast diversity and identities that make our community great. SHS Athletics stands in solidarity and condemns all forms of racism, violence, and social injustice. Highlander Nation stands together to foster a culture and atmosphere of belonging, collaboration, and mutual respect, now and always, with love and compassion in our hearts for all people, and UNITED for real change.”

Highlander Athletics Association Award Recipients 2019-2020

Congratulations to our Senior Student-Athletes for all of their hard work and dedication!

Christiana Soares Brand  
Emily d'O. Childs
Jackson, J, Christie
Amritpal Singh
Jaclyn Rose Barry
Joseph T. Carey   
Laura Caroline Clervil 
Emmanuel Silva Dias 
Kentra A Greene
Isabella Chiaravalloti
Nevalee T Hawkins 
Elisa B. Dimagiba 
Ronan J Fitzgerald
Lens Woodler Pierre
Olive Obiapuna
Yenifer C Velasquez
Thierry Henry Seide  
Dean Williams
Jelani Hale
Juan Moran Lopez
Asley Ventura
John Suthar
Youdson Felix


Highlander Athletics Association Awards

Angie R. Argenziano Memorial Award: Yenifer Velasquez

Gregg M. Argenziano Memorial Award: Jelani Hale 

Winter Hill Bank Award: Jaclyn Barry

Track Pac Award: Elisa Dimagiba, Thierry Seide, & Lens Pierre 

Viele Family Leadership Award: Olive Obiapuna & Manny Dias

Ciccariello Family Book Award: Nevalee Hawkins

Somerville Striders: Dean Williams

Somerville Road Runners: Jackson Christie

Dave Durnan Memorial Scholarship: Juan Moran Lopez

O'Rouke Family Award: Laura Clervil

Dickerson Family Award: Asley Ventura

Yolanda Ortiz Award: Kentra Greene

Carl Stauffer Award: Amritpal Singh

John Marques Memorial Award: John Suthar

Edwin Tucker Memorial Award: Youdson Felix

Joe Mackey Memorial Award: Ronan Fitzgerald

John Doncaster Memorial Award: Joseph Carey

John T. Forcellese Memorial Award: Ronan Fitzgerald & Isabella Chiaravalloti

Gamache Family Award: Emily Childs



COVID-19 Spring Sports Update

Update from the MIAA on spring sports: In accordance with Governor Baker's announcement closing all schools in MA through the end of the school year, the MIAA has officially cancelled all spring sports and spring tournaments.

Senior Spring Student Athletes - we love you! Check out this heartfelt message from your favorite coaches!


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Visit our Facilities

Take a look at the Somerville 2019 Athletics Facilities Guide for directions and information on our venues. Take a look at the dynamic Map of Our Facilities

Spectator Code of Conduct

The Somerville Public Schools and the Greater Boston League are committed to promoting good sportsmanship, and developing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for competition. We believe the opportunity to represent a school is a privilege, which is accompanied by the responsibility to act with dignity, integrity, and respect at all times.

Individuals associated with a (league) member institution are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner that represents the highest level of honor, and to observe the tenets of good sportsmanship: honesty, fairness, dignity, civility, and respect. Somerville leads the way in ensuring sporting events are safe and enthusiastic! Give honor and respect to student-athletes, coaches, officials, families, and fans by:

  • Appreciating outstanding plays by all teams and athletes
  • Supporting decisions by coaches and officials
  • Showing you are a role model on the field and in the stands
  • Using only positive language and gestures
  • Removing your hat and remaining standing for the entire National Anthem
  • Entering and exiting safely
  • Not doing YOUR part to ASSURE Somerville athletic events are safe and positive may result in being told to leave or being banned from all sporting events


Focus on Athletics

The Somerville Public Schools Athletic Program intends to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to develop and display their talents through competition. All student-athletes place the highest priority on the quality of education and the successful completion of academic programs. Athletics are conducted as an integral component of the overall educational experience; with the goal of having student-athletes strive to reach their potential and give their best.

Somerville High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and competes in the Greater Boston League. Students who meet all MIAA requirements and are in good academic standing at Somerville High School and Next Wave/Full Circle Alternative School are eligible to participate. For more information on eligibility go to the MIAA site. Students must have a current physical on file to participate in sport.  A copy of the physical must be handed in to the athletic training office. Registration for participation can be found under the sport links.


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