Congratulations to the first Athletes of the Week of 2018!
Girls Varsity Hockey: Christina Halloran ‘20
Christina Halloran is the GVH athlete of the week. In a 3-0 week for the Big Green, Christina tallied three goals, one in each game. Moreover, she was a force all over the ice, using her speed to cause problems for her opponents on the forecheck and on the penalty kill. Christina is one of the hardest workers on the team: she always gives 100%, and sacrifices her body over and over again on behalf of her teammates. She is off to an excellent start this season, and we look forward to more great things from her!
Girls Varsity Basketball: Erin Tudryn ‘18
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball Athlete of the Week is Erin Tudryn. Erin is one of our senior captains, and she has been leading our team on and off the court since the start of the season. The past weekend, in a game against a tough opponent where we were down many players due injuries and illness, Erin was a true leader. After digging ourselves a big hole during the first half, Erin rallied the team and we played Worcester within two points in the second half. Erin contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. We look forward to Erin’s leadership for the remainder of the season!
Boys Varsity Hockey: Milo DeFay ‘18
The BV hockey athlete of the week is Milo DeFay ’18. Milo’s hard work and determination in front of the net was rewarded with two goals on the road against Salisbury. Milo added an assist as well. After multiple injuries that plagued much of his junior year, it is great to see Milo playing with enthusiasm and confidence.
Boys Thirds Squash: Charlie Sinnott ‘21
Although he was in the #11 position on the ladder, freshman Charlie Sinnott found himself playing “up” at #8 against a shorthanded Bement squad on Saturday. In his season (and career) debut, he kept it simple, recording an impressive 3-0 victory. Congrats to Charlie on the win – there are surely many more to come as we move into the busy middle third of our season.
Boys JV Squash: Arthur Yao ‘20
During Saturday’s 5-2 victory against Taft, Arthur played an exhibition match at #10. While all other matches had ended, Arthur was locked in battle with his talented Taft opponent. Their match was in the fifth game and both players were hitting shots far better than either coach had seen from either player so far this season. The spectator’s gallery was full of parents, fans and teammates and the cheering/noise was more than I’d ever seen at a JV match. While Arthur lost the fifth game 11-13, he played with great poise and sportsmanship, it was a joy to watch!
Boys JV Hockey: Andy Han ‘19
Andy Han is this week’s Athlete of the Week for boys J.V. hockey. Andy scored a nice goal going hard to the net on Monday against Northfield Mount Hermon. His positive approach to morning practice combined with a good work ethic is good results for his team. He plays on whatever line he is assigned to and he does so with a smile. There are lots of players on this team working hard and Andy, this week, has stood out as someone we should recognize.
Varsity Wrestling: Angela Osei-Ampadu ’21 & Chijioke Achebe ’21
Angela Osei-Ampadu ’21 and Chijioke Achebe ’21, demonstrating courage and commitment, continue to develop their toughness and technique as the only ninth graders on the wrestling team. Both athletes are new to the sport and have eagerly embraced the physical and mental challenges. Angela wrestled a varsity match on Saturday, losing a 6-5 decision to a senior girl from Pomfret who had three years of experience.
Girls JV Basketball: Jada Howard ’19 & Nicole Da Costa ‘19
JV girl’s basketball celebrates our co-captains Jada Howard and Nicole Da Costa as this week’s Athletes of the Week. The team is off to a great start this season because of Nicole and Jada’s strong leadership. Nicole has been one of our strongest defenders. Her aggressive play drives our high-pressure defense. Jada has been a true point guard for us, knowing when to push in transition and when it’s better to set up the offense. Nicole and Jada play to win, but more importantly, they have shown that they genuinely want each one of their teammates to enjoy playing the game and to have a positive team experience. They are always cheering for their teammates, and their words of encouragement in huddles keeps us motivated. Thank you for your great leadership ladies! Keep up the good work!
JV Swimming: Izzy Ortiz ’18
Captain Izzy Ortiz has had back-to-back outstanding meets with best times in 6 events and placing first or second in all 4 of her individual events. Her hard work in practice makes her tough to beat in close races. Against Northfield Mount Herman she came from behind to win the 100 IM by 3 one-hundredths of a second.