Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Girls JV Tennis: Giorgia Santore ’24
Giorgia rebounded very well from an injury and pulled out a huge 6-3, 6-3 victory on Saturday at the 4th singles position. She admitted to feeling tight in warmups and she played on a court next to the fans and teammates. As a 9th grader, she summoned great poise and team pride. Her opponent was steady and competitive, so Giorgia had to focus through long points, lots of deuces, and losing games she could have won. In the end, however, she was able to generate errors from her opponent with pinpoint ground strokes and good old hustle. Of our four wins on Saturday, hers was the tightest and was critical to our team victory.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Taylor Coan ’21
The girls varsity lacrosse door of the week recipient embodies the true meaning of what it means to be a team-first individual. A four-year varsity member, Taylor Coan is not able to participate on the field this season due to an injury, but her leadership, optimism, and investment in the team’s mission has been inspiring to those around her. Taylor is selfless, cares deeply about every member of the team, and always has the loudest voice on the sidelines. She contributes to her greatest ability in practice, and routinely offers thoughtful input in our team huddles. Taylor’s energy, love of her team, and commitment to the program has been extraordinary, and we are grateful for her tireless efforts.
Girls JV Lacrosse: Emma Tennant ’21
JV lacrosse recognizes one of our senior captains Emma Tennant ‘21 as this week’s door of the week! New to the game, Emma has shown a tenacity for ground balls and a willingness to learn. In our game on Saturday, Emma was a fierce defender, battling for ground balls, denying passes, and assisting in midfield transitions. Well done, Emma!
Boys Varsity Tennis: Blix Salz ’24
Blix Salz is the boys varsity tennis DOTW nominee this week. Away against The Berkshire School on 5/1, and playing in the #4 singles spot (one slot higher than in his previous matches for the Green), Blix battled each point in his characteristic manner. After splitting the first two sets 7-6(7-4), 4-6, and with all eyes from both teams on the ninth grader, Blix was solid as a rock in the deciding third set super tiebreaker and, despite falling behind 3-5, pulled it out to win 10-8. Way to go Blix!
Girls Rowing: Claire Cummings ’21 and Neha Jampala ’23
Claire has been an amazing captain so far this season! She is both responsible and fun. Especially on Mondays, where we are all in the turf doing our steady burn workout, she sets a great example. But really just in every workout we have done, she puts in constant effort. I know most of the novice rowers look at her and are inspired. As for Neha, it’s her first year as a coxswain but you would never know! She is so encouraging every day and helps everyone keep pushing whether it’s on the ergs or on the water. Practice isn’t the same without her!
Girls Varsity Track & Field: Josephine Louis ’23
This athlete came out to the very first practice with a huge smile on her face. She was ready to work and get back into a sport she clearly loves. She has continued to maintain that positivity and it is infectious as she encourages other athletes to try their best at different events and even to try out new ones. In competition, she has become one of our most versatile athletes. She tried long jump and earned second place and continued to excel in the high jump and pole vault events. This athlete then switched gears and ran a sub 70 second split to help her 4x400m relay team. We cannot wait to see what this athlete continues to do throughout the season. For these reasons and more, the girls’ track and field door of the week is Josephine Louis
Boys Varsity Track & Field: Chip Coffin ’21
Chip Coffin ’21 worked hard all week as both a sprinter and a distance runner, also incorporating the triple jump into his training for the first time. Coming off challenging workouts late in the week, he nevertheless competed in four events during Saturday’s meet against Berkshire. He led off the 4×100 Meter Relay team’s #6 all-time effort, which earned him thirty minutes of free time. Following that break, he competed in the 400 Meters (1st place), the Triple Jump (2nd place) and the 800 Meters (1st place) in a span of 30 minutes, running back and forth between events. His efforts earned 14.25 points for the team! Chip has been a try-anything athlete this spring, setting a great example for younger athletes.