Athletes of the Week

Duncan LeXander ’17 – Boys Varsity Basketball


Duncan has been a consistent force for the varsity boys basketball team. Last week he averaged 16 points per game and continued to display a well-rounded offensive game that includes a dependable three-point game, including 7 three point buckets last week, and some terrific passes to teammates. Defensively, his versatility and length allow him to guard a number of different positions. He has been a team leader through his consistent work ethic and positive attitude. Duncan is a tireless competitor who always plays with great energy.

Molly Zawacki ’17 – Girls JV Hockey


As a senior co-captain, Molly has been a great role model and leader for the younger girls on the team.  She is a versatile player, playing at forward or stepping in at defense, exemplifying her team first mentality.  Molly gives 100% effort in practice and games and shows support and encouragement to all of her teammates. She sets a positive example on and off the ice for the Wildcats by working hard and consistently perfecting her skills. Molly is one of the squads’ top scorers, and in addition, is a playmaker as she is eager to see her teammates score.

Oskar Lee ’18 – Boys JV Squash


Oskar was 2-0 this week for the Wildcats, beating tough opponents from Westminster and Deerfield.  He hit some incredible shots against a talented opponent from Deerfield to seal a 3-0 win on Wednesday.  Again on Saturday, he was outstanding as he used his speed and agility to defeat his opponent from Westminster 3-0.  Oskar has been on a roll as the Wildcats enter the last two weeks of the season. Oskar always comes to practice and matches with a positive attitude and excellent sportsmanship.   

Marielle McHale ’18 – Girls Varsity Hockey


Marielle has had a productive season for the Wildcats this year. She scored the first two goals in the team’s competition against Andover helping the Wildcats surge to a decisive 4-2 victory. Marielle has continued to be a big part of the team’s dominant offense this season, often being the catalyst. She also leads the team with 15 goals and 13 assists in 20 games. Marielle’s grit and determination has been a big part of the team’s success.

Sam Foley ’21 – Boys Fourths Basketball


Sam has been a force on the floor for the Wildcats this season. On Saturday, he led the scoring with a team-high 10 points.  Sam’s relentless defense helped to cause turnovers leading to fast break points. His effort allowed the team to come back from an 11 point defect at half-time to win 35-34 over a talented Wilbraham and Monson team. He is a selfless player and always does his best to set his teammates up for success. Sam leads his team by example through his team first mentality and consistent hustle.

Jersey Strum ’20 – Girls JV Squash


Jersey has made tremendous progress this season and has made a name for herself with her strong and powerful serves. This past Saturday at Suffield, she filled a team need by playing two spots up the ladder and winning the match!   She plays with great sportsmanship and lifts up her teammates during practices and matches. She provides a positive example as she is up for any challenge and is often one that plays all five games during a match, further displaying her perseverance and endurance.  Jersey has a great attitude and always enjoys competing and practicing which is contagious to the rest of the girls on the team.

Alan Martin ’20    Boys JV Swimming   


Alan had a great performance in the JV swim meet against Rectory School and Eagle Hill School on Wednesday.  Alan swam both individual and relay events and set a number of personal records during the meet. Alan’s swimming has consistently improved during the season and he has been called up to the varsity to swim in numerous meets this year. This is a testament to his hard work and can-do attitude which sets a positive example for his teammates every day at practice.   

Fin MacDonald ’20 – Coed Thirds Squash


Fin possesses a unique ability and willingness to better himself and his teammates. His work ethic has paid dividends for him this season. He typically shows up to practice 30 minutes early to warm up and hit, not only with his own teammates but also with members of the JV squash team. Fin always encourages his teammates helping them improve their play. He loves the game and studies the physical and psychological approach by watching the upper-level match play intently. Fin’s focus and leadership on and off the court make him one of the Wildcats most valuable players.

Zuri Campbell ’19- Boys Thirds Basketball


Zuri has had a great season for the Wildcats and his play culminated in a fantastic performance on Wednesday. He played his best game of the year in the team’s victory over Deerfield. He had several key steals and rebounds to help the team seize control of the game.  In addition, Zuri was the squad’s best defensive player in a game where single digit points were scored on the Wildcats in the first half.  Zuri’s hustle and hard work provided an excellent example for the rest of the players on the team.

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