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Former Brewster Athletes Return to Their Alma Mater – Part II

Last time was just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s dip back further in time and examine the OGs!

Did you know that there are so many staff members here at Brewster that went here and also played sports at some point? I know I didn’t. I’ve gotten feedback that my previous article in the winter issue had a large viewing, and I’m very happy to see that people wanted more. So, Instead of just doing BHS, I now have even more staff members from all over the district!

Mr. Mulvihill

A Varsity Baseball and a Varsity Football player here at BHS, Mr. Mulvihill attended SUNY Maritime and played baseball while he was there. He now teaches mathematics at Wells Middle School.

Mrs. Didio

A part of the 2002 graduating class, Mrs. Didio played volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse for 2 years, along with softball until she was in 10th grade. Part of the first lacrosse team in Brewster, she made the switch from softball to lacrosse to give a new sport a try in her junior year. She attended Elmira College and was recruited to play volleyball. She said that she wasn’t planning on playing lacrosse, but the lacrosse coach found out she had previously played and asked her to join the team. She told me that she, “fell in love with lacrosse,” and it ended up as her main sport in college. After, she attended Manhattanville for grad school where she coached lacrosse for a season at the collegiate level. After getting hired in Brewster, she started coaching JV lacrosse and eventually took over the Varsity coaching position. She’s no longer coaching the high school team but has been a part of the Brewster Youth Lacrosse program for about 15 years and is still very involved with the entire program. Mrs. Didio now teaches at JFK.

Mrs. Romaine

Mrs. Romaine was a cheerleader here at BHS. She cheered for the football and basketball teams. Mrs. Romaine now teaches English 8 at Wells Middle School.

Mr. Pakrad

A graduate of the 1990 Class here at BHS, Mr. Pakrad played baseball all throughout high school and basketball for his first 2 years here at BHS. He was coached by Mr. Brian Walsh and was also coached by Mr. Ron Dolan for baseball. A couple of years removed from graduating college, Mr. Pakrad told me that he had the pleasure of coaching with both his previous coaches. He said that it was a great experience to coach with the coaches for whom he played. He is currently a Math teacher here at BHS.

Mrs. Barnes

Mrs. Barnes played softball, basketball, and was a cheerleader for our Brewster Bears. After graduating from college, she coached softball and cheerleading for 11 years. She did not play sports in college, but her son Brian McNeill (a Brewster alumni and Brewster Sports Hall of Famer) played football and basketball for Brewster, and played football for Southern Connecticut State University.

Mrs. Schneider

A student at BHS from 1978-1982, Mrs. Schneider played field hockey and softball. She played goalie for the field hockey team. In softball, she was named All-League standing in her senior year. She attended Slippery Rock University with the intention of playing field hockey, but developed knee issues that sidelined her playing career.

Mrs. Horler

Mrs. Horler played field hockey and softball at BHS. She played as goalie for field hockey, and played first base for softball. She was a part of the BHS class of 1984 and after many years, Mrs. Horler returned to her alma mater and is currently our principal here at BHS!

Mrs. Villano

Mrs. Villano played softball here at BHS. She played 3 years of softball in college at SUNY Geneseo. She is currently a special education teacher here at BHS.


Overall, it is very interesting to learn more about all of these staff members and what they did when they were athletes here at BHS. All of these athletes are very well known here in Brewster now, and we are so grateful that they returned to the place that first formed them as athletes.

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