Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Varsity Baseball: Tripp Woytowicz ’25
Tripp saved both wins (6-2 win vs Andover and a 4-3 win vs Cushing) for us this week. Tripp continues to improve daily and has been rewarded for his dedication and work ethic. Tripp’s team first attitude is infectious!

Girls Varsity Tennis: Devon Coleman ’25 and Kate Mackenzie ’24
Devon has demonstrated incredible resilience and a positive attitude throughout the season. Her willingness to adjust her approach and persevere set a high bar for everyone around her. Best of all, Devon’s positive attitude elevates the team each and every day.
Kate embodies the type of grit and competitive spirit that we hope for in every player. She never quits. If an opponent plans to beat her, it’s going to take a lot of work. Meanwhile, she so often manages to have fun and the lift the spirits of the team around her.

Boys JV Lacrosse: Sawyer Johnson ’25
Sawyer Johnson ’25 has been a steadfast competitor and leader for the Big Green JV Lax squad this year.  He currently serves as the team captain and impacts the game as our LSM.  He has been a huge part of the team’s current three game winning streak where he has been a dominant force on ground balls, a tenacious defender and has ramped up an explosive transition operation.  Sawyer leads from the front and his positivity makes him an outstanding teammate.  Come out to check out Sawyer in action this spring.

Boy JV Tennis: Thomas Unkles ’25
The DOTW for boys JV tennis this week is Thomas Unkles. Thomas is one of the captains this year and one of our top players. His work ethic and dedication to improving his tennis game is admirable and I’m sure he’ll continue to get us some wins this season.

Softball: Haley Abraham ’25
The door of the week for softball is Haley Abraham. Haley’s can-do attitude and communication skills allow her to find success on the field and help her teammates find success as well. This week she hit .333 this week and made several excellent plays at short stop.

Ultimate: Davey Mazur ’24
The Ultimate Door of the Week is Davey Mazur ’24.  Davey is new addition to the D.A. Ultimate team, but you’d never know it.  Coaches knew before the season that Davey was a talented athlete with a good heart and a strong sense of community, but we still were impressed with how quickly he learned the sport and became a critical player both on offense and D.  Davey is an expert in defense smack downs near the end zone, and he is just as valuable on offense in assists and goals.  We are so lucky to have him on our team!

Girls Track & Field: Adannia Okpokwasili ’27 and Lila Keir ’26
This past week there was a JV meet and a Varsity meet. These two athletes, brand new to pole vault, set off to NMH to try vaulting in a competitive setting in the JV meet. Unfortunately, the weather that day did not cooperate so their event was canceled. These two held their heads high and cheered on teammates, even though they would not be competing. They were then placed into the varsity meet for their first competitive pole vault event. They faced their nerves head on and both cleared their first mark, an impressive feat! We are very proud of their enthusiasm for track and cannot wait to see what they bring to the rest of the season. The girls’ track and field doors of the week are Adannia Okpokwasili and Lila Keir.

Boys Varsity Tennis: Walker Naughton ’25
Walker Naughton has earned the boys varsity tennis DOTW nomination for his matchplay contributions over these past few weeks. With the exception the team’s first competition of the year against Groton, Walker has gone undefeated in dual matches in both singles and doubles. His comeback singles win against Taft gave the team its only point of the day; his third set superbreaker win against Belmont Hill clinched the match for DA; and in all his other matches, Walker has dominated the scoreline.

Girls Varsity Water Polo: Anne Kelly ‘27
Playing at the physically demanding 2-meter position, Anne Kelly ’27 has already established herself as a player to be reckoned with in the league. Opposing teams are forced to double team her, which means her teammates have opportunities to take and make outside shots. Never flustered, Anne inspires her peers with her relentless effort and boundless good cheer.

JV Baseball:  Jack Zhunio ’27
Jack has worked hard this spring and is now playing in the outfield where he is becoming more confident in tracking long fly balls.  He is now fielding balls cleanly and making good plays, making him a valuable addition to our outfield.

Boys Track & Field: David Peirce ’25
David Peirce has been quietly building his skills as an athlete new to Track & Field, in spite of an existing injury that has limited his ability to participate fully. Last week, David competed in his first Track meet in a junior varsity meet at Northfield Mount Hermon. He ran a huge PR in the 400 Meters, tried his first Long Jump, and doubled back to anchor the 4×400 team to a win at the end of the meet. All of this experience came in steady rain, through which David never lost his smile or good energy.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Kyla Wagstaff ’24, Sophia Sotirhos ’25 and Cameron Song ’24
Kyla has been an outstanding manager for girls varsity lacrosse this season.  She brings great enthusiasm and energy to the team, is an excellent communicator, and supporter of all team members.
Sophia has seen significant improvement on the field this season as a result to her commitment and dedication to the growth process.  She ignited her team to victory against Choate with a beautify outside shot along with assisting a few of her teammates goals.
Cameron had a breakout game against NMH on Wednesday.  She worked tirelessly and selflessly off ball and was the recipient of some great feeds inside which she put away.  Her behind-the-back goal in the 2nd quarter was SportsCenter Top 10 worthy!

JV Golf: Johnny Monty ’24
Johnny has led the undefeated JV golf team by shooting the lowest score, 37, in the 9-hole match against Avon Old Farms and Kingswood Oxford School, as well as by winning his matches against Eaglebrook and Eagle Hill.  We appreciate his leadership as shown by his dedicated approach to practice, his kindness, and his good cheer.

Girls JV Lacrosse: Sky Maves ’27 and Alexandra Fierro ’25
This week’s Door of the Week for girls’ JV lacrosse are Sky Maves and Alexandra Fierro. They have fearlessly stepped into the net for us this season. Both have had great team-first attitudes about learning a new position and have been instrumental in our three wins thus far, and we appreciate their hard work!

Go Big Green!