Athletes of the Week

Elijah Hutchinson ‘18 – Varsity Football

Elijah has been a big part of the Wildcats’ successes so far this season. He had a great game Saturday night at Taft as he contributed in all three phases of the game. Defensively he was a responsible for only allowing Taft to pass for 47 yards, basically shutting down their passing game. Offensively he had a catch at wide receiver and also had two rushes for 15 yards at running back. On special teams he continued to be a contributor on kickoff, kickoff return, punt, and punt return. Elijah has stepped up huge this season and helps lead his team through his hard work off the field and his determined play on the field.

Claire Harrison ‘19 – Girls Cross Country

Claire has had a great start to the season for the Wildcats. On Saturday, she again placed second for Williston, placing her 15th out of 60 runners at the Richard Miller Invitational. She ran a 5K time of 22:42 on a tough Westminster course, over a minute faster than her time on the same course last year. With a completely reliable and impressive effort and attitude, Claire continues to serve as an exemplary role model in practice and in races. Claire provides unswerving and enthusiastic support of her teammates and she remains a crucial runner on the team.

Wyatt Wegrzyn ‘19 – Boys Varsity Soccer

Wyatt has proven to be a great leader for the Wildcats’ midfield this season. The Wildcats remain undefeated, largely because of his efforts, as he has been instrumental in both attack and defense in every game. Recently, he scored a game-tying goal against powerhouse Cushing, and he scored and assisted in a 6-1 defeat of Pomfret. Wyatt will continue to play a crucial role for the team as they head into a challenging October schedule.

Dylan Fulcher- Melendy ‘20 – Girls Varsity Volleyball

Dylan has been a rock of consistency and support for the Wildcats this season. She possesses a tireless work ethic, always trying to better herself and her teammates. Recently, she has answered the call of her team by moving positions to setter, showing her “team first” mentality. Against Stoneleigh Burnham her tireless effort showed as she was able to set up her teammates for some excellent hits.  Dylan is always prepared and encourages her teammates to keep working and keep smiling!

Nick Sinofsky ‘20- Boys Cross country

Nick has been a great addition to the Wildcats this fall.  His performance on Saturday at the Richard Miller Invitational was exceptional.  He ran a smart race starting in the top five and moved his way up to third in the middle mile of the race.  In the final stretch on the track, he passed a runner from Westminster to earn 2nd place out of 63 runners. Nick ran 17:30, which is a minute improvement over his personal best. Nick has been our number 1 runner in all three races this season.  He arrives ready to work hard, pushes himself and teammates and is eager to do well in practice and races.

Campbell Nyarady ‘19– Girls Varsity Soccer

Campbell has come up big on many occasions for the Wildcats this season.  She is a constant offensive threat, and this week she proved it even more. On Wednesday she had a goal and an assist against a strong Hotchkiss team. On Saturday, she wasn’t done, as she added another goal against nearby rival Wilbraham Monson.  Campbell is a hard worker and a tremendous competitor who always does whatever her team asks of her to help the team be successful. Her “team first” mentality provides a great example for everyone on the team.

Shogo Kamei ’20 –  Boys Varsity Water Polo

Shogo has made impressive strides so far this season. Only playing water polo for the past several weeks, he was thrust into a starting role in the game against Hotchkiss. His amazing effort on both the defensive and offensive ends of the pool were instrumental in the team’s 11-8 victory. He managed to score 3 of the teams goals, which was the difference in the game. Shogo’s intense effort and vast improvement so far this season are indicative of the team’s progress thus far this season.

Julia MacLean ‘18 – Varsity Field Hockey

Julia has really hit her stride this year for the Wildcats. As a senior, she has emerged as a skilled leader on our forward line and is one of our top scorers. She added to her stats by scoring 3 goals this week alone against tough squads from Hotchkiss and Millbrook. She is a versatile and athletic player and she has been such an important part of the team’s success, as she can be moved to any position on the field when needed.  This alone proves that she has a “team first” mentality, which provides a great example for her teammates.

George Goodhead ‘18 – Boys JVB Soccer

As a new goalie, George has strived to stop every shot that comes his way for the Wildcats. In a hard fought battle with Salisbury last week, he was instrumental in keeping the final score manageable and he gave his team a shot at a comeback. He played excellent as he stopped every ground shot and even stretched to the bar, tipping hard shots away. The Wildcats will continue to look to him in their times of need this season.

Ella Goodman ’19 – Girls JV Soccer

Ella has been a force for the Wildcats so far this season. She has been working extremely hard on and off the field. This paid off on Saturday as she was recognized by her opponents as player of the match! She leads by example everyday showing her teammates the meaning of sportsmanship and hard work!

Jade Chan ‘20- Girls JV Volleyball

Jade has played great for the Wildcats all year. This week, she showed great athleticism and skill against Pomfret and Stoneleigh Burnham. In both games she had several consecutive aces helping lead her team to victory. She has also shown great leadership as a secondary captain for the team in her enthusiastic support for her teammates. She is consistent as both a setter and an attacker, and can play with anyone on the court. The Wildcats will continue to look to Jade when the team needs her most.


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