Athletes of the Week

Congratulations and thank you to the final Athletes of the Week from the 2016 fall term!

JrB Boys Soccer: Jonathan Glinton, 10th grader

Jonathan Glinton is our team’s Athlete of the Week for his 2 goals against Cushing.

Boys JV Soccer: Mason Horton, 10th grader

A tough defender and a smart, skillful, creative playmaker, Mason made invaluable contributions to the team’s success as our holding midfielder.  The team’s leader in assists, Mason’s perfect restart serve to Kevin Hendrick was just what we needed to beat Choate in our final game.

Girls Cross-Country: Varsity Seven (Victoria Patterson, Erin Hudson, Jane Mallach, Lilly Shuhda, Carolyn Melvin, Nora Markey, Helen Downes)

The girls’ XC varsity seven for defeating rival Choate and finishing 3rd in the most competitive division in New England.

Boys Cross-Country: Will McNamara, 11th grader

Our athlete of the week this week is Will McNamara.  Will was our #3 finisher at New Englands on Saturday, and the only member of the varsity seven who set a new personal best time over the difficult Exeter course.  Given that he missed a significant amount of time due to injury this season, Will’s performance on Saturday was particularly impressive and a big boost for our strong team finish.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Jacqueline Minor, 12th grader

A second time winner of this award, Jacqueline set the tone for the girls varsity soccer team this season.  She is an extremely skilled player who was committed to her teammates and proved to be a selfless leader both on and off the field. Across the board, Jacqueline impressed us all with her humility, toughness and her ability to control the game.

Varsity Field Hockey: Shai Lineberry, 12th grader

Shai was a very valuable member of the FH team this fall. She always brought a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to practice and games and was incredibly supportive of her teammates. She played with heart and pushed herself and those around her to be the best players they could possibly be. Shai’s passion for the sport and love of her teammates made her a leader on and off the field and it has been a privilege to coach her the past two seasons. We thank Shai for her hard work and incredible attitude and will miss having her on the team next year!

JV Volleyball: Izzy McDonald, 9th grader

Izzy has spent great time improving as an all-around player. She is mainly an outside hitter, but she has the skill to be able to play all positions on the court. This last week of the season, Izzy has pushed through having consistent serving and working hard on transitioning from the net to the attack line to get her some beautiful kills as an outside hitter. More importantly, she always has a great attitude whether we win or lose!

Thank you Izzy for your hard work and for a great season!

Boys Varsity Soccer: Camden Kelleher, 11th grader

This week’s boys varsity soccer athlete of the week goes to Junior Camden Kelleher ’18. Throughout the course of the season the team had changed our formation depending on who our opponents were and as a result, Cam was asked to play a number of different roles. Whether it was a matter of which side of the field he would play on or if it changed his defensive and offensive duties, Cam was up to the task and took on the role the team needed him to take. In recognition of his hard work, the team has voted for Cam to serve as a one of the captains for next fall.

Varsity Football:  Harry Gahagan, 12th grader

Harry Gahagan, a senior running back and linebacker, was an impact player for the football team throughout the season.  He was an emotional leader, a physical presence and he produced when the team needed him most.  On Saturday, in his last Choate football game, Harry led the team in rushing with over 100 yards and was also a receiving threat with a 32 yard touchdown catch to give the Big Green an early 7-0 lead.  He rarely came off of the field and was a major contributor as a linebacker as well as on special teams.  Harry brings a contagious passion to each game, every play and any obstacle to the faces.  We are very proud of his contributions this season and he should be as well.  Harry will continue to be a player to watch for the Green and White this winter on the Hockey ice and this spring on the lacrosse fields.

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