Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Girls Varsity Water Polo: Darcy Del Real ’22 and Katie Lawrence ’22
Darcy Del Real ’22 and Katie Lawrence ’22, the only juniors on a young team, continue to practice and play hard, setting an example their younger teammates are already emulating.  Both players also are patiently supporting their younger peers who are learning a new sport at the varsity level.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Morgan Giardina ‘22
This week’s Door of the Week is Morgan Giardina.  Morgan offered an exceptional performance against Greenwich Academy, and her save tally was extraordinary.  Morgan has become an integral member of our defensive unit, and her execution in net has provided the Big Green with countless possession opportunities.    In addition to her athletic excellence, Morgan is a terrific teammate and offers unyielding support and encouragement to those around her.

Varsity Baseball: Andy Pelc ’21 and Charlie Sinnott ’21
The Varsity boys baseball program is happy to name two seniors, Andy Pelc and Charlie Sinnott, as our Doors of the Week. Andy, a four year varsity player, has been a welcomed addition back to our bench. He is a leader and a mentor, a player with a high baseball IQ, who is always willing to share his baseball knowledge. Charlie, a two year varsity member, continues to improve every day at practice. He has also been used a defensive replacement in the outfield and as a pinch runner in games. Charlie’s positive attitude and team spirit are infectious.

Girls JV Tennis: Valentina Williamson ’23
Valentina Williamson has been so steady this season with her effort and competitive spirit. She has also shown her teammates how to gain advantage by closing on the net when volleying. She is an imposing figure and punishes her volleys (and her coach sometimes 🙂 in drills and match play. And while she loves to win, she loves having fun out there even more.

JV Golf: Willy Conzelman ’21
Willy Conzelman gets the JV golf award this week.  He shot a 38 on Saturday vs. Eaglebrook.

Boys Track & Field: Chandler Dicks ’23 and Bob Provost ’23
This week’s Doors of the Week for Track & Field are Chandler Dicks ’23 and Bob Provost ’23. While neither drew the attention of the record-setting 4×100 Meter team, each put in a performance this week that raised was a new standard for them individually, and which bodes well for the future success of the team. Dicks ran a new personal best in the 110 Hurdles, winning the event and setting him just outside the school’s all-time Top 20 in the events; moments later, he finished second in the open 400 Meters during his first effort at that distance. Provost, who has shown steady improvement in the javelin all season, moved into the Top 20 in school history with his event-winning throw. Congratulations to both these impressive athletes! We’re looking forward to more personal bests in the years ahead!

Girls JV Lacrosse: Bri Felice ’21
JV Lacrosse recognizes Bri Felice ‘21 as our Door of the Week! As one of our senior captains and a returning member of the team, Bri has been instrumental in the spirit and focus of our season. She is eager and willing to help run plays or demonstrate drills, leading by example. In our game against Berkshire, she was aggressive in the midfield, doubling up to stop their transition, and we are looking forward to seeing more from Bri in the last few games of the season. Thanks for your engagement and good humor, Bri!

JV Baseball: Davey Mazur ’24

Girls Varsity Rowing: Margot McAuliffe ’24 and Zed Deas ’23
Margot has a go-getter attitude and has happily jumped head first in to rowing. She is always asking questions about how she can improve, and she has a fun, competitive spirit. Margot is a great teammate and a fierce presence on the water.

Zed is a fantastic teammate, they always have a smile on their face. Over the past few weeks, whether they are on the erg, in the tanks, or on the water, Zed is always trying to get better every single day. We are so impressed by their perseverance, joyful attitude, and flexibility this season.

Girls Varsity Track & Field: Simi Lawal ’23
This athlete is new to track and field, but has been a quick learner on the track. Running in the 100m and 200m last week, she ran a speedy 13.325 seconds and 27.943 seconds respectively. She also participated in a 4x100m team that almost broke the school record, so it will be fun to see what this team can do this weekend! Off the track, she is always positive and encouraging other athletes. We are proud to have her on the team and excited that she is only a 10th grader so she still has two more years on the team. For these reasons and many more, Simi Lawal is the girls’ track and field door of the week!

Ultimate: Jerry Yuan ’22
Jerry’s speed on the Ultimate field has been a huge asset to the team!  This past week, he has proven himself as a fierce defender, getting blocks and hustling to put pressure on opponents.  In our game against Eaglebrook, he had our second-highest number of defensive blocks, scored a goal, and assisted two others.  His openness to learning new things and eagerness to contribute make him a valuable and fun teammate.  We can’t wait to see him continue to emerge as a key player!​​

Boys Varsity Lacrosse: Michael Scharfenberger ’21
For outstanding goaltending performances versus Brunswick & Avon Old Farms.

Varsity Softball: Jessie Rooney ’21 & Kelly Howe ‘22
Jessie pitched lights out softball on Friday and struck out 16 of Suffield’s batters. She is a leader on and off the field. After an inning she waits for all of her teammates to come off to give them a high five. Jessie is simply the real deal on and off the field.

Kelly Howe gives 110% at each practice and game and had an epic game against Loomis yesterday. She caught a line drive that all of us thought was going to sail over her head; she leaped at the right moment and grabbed it. She was at least 4/5 at the plate, driving in runs and simply having a day.

Boys Varsity Tennis: Achille Sarachek ’21
Captain Achille Sarachek remains undefeated this season in both singles and doubles after logging 2 more wins in each category this week. Tuesday’s contest against Loomis challenged the senior who plays #1 in both slots, but he prevailed with a close 9-8(5) win in doubles with partner Jimmy Ueland and followed that up with a 7-6(4), 6-3 singles victory against a hard-serving, athletic player. Achille is a master at stepping up his game during competition!

Girls Varsity tennis: Olivia Waterfall ’23
Olivia has played and won with three different doubles partners over the last three weeks. Anyone who has played competitive tennis knows how challenging it can be to reestablish rhythm and rapport with a new partner. Olivia never once thought of herself as the team’s needs shifted over the past month. Great job, Olivia. Thank you for being a fantastic teammate.

Go Big Green!