Solomon Neuhaus ’19 – Boys Varsity Basketball
Solomon has been a valuable contributor to the success of boys varsity basketball all season. Coming off the bench, he consistently provides the team with strong play on both offense and defense. In Saturday’s big win over Suffield, he played a critical role in getting the team off to a great first half by scoring 8 points, including two three pointers. Solomon’s continued development and contribution will be one of the keys to the team’s stretch run.
Natalie Romain ‘18– Girls Varsity Basketball
Natalie has been a big part to the Wildcats success this season. She has worked tirelessly, on and off the court, to improve her game. On defense she puts forth significant effort to gain control of each rebound and consistently provides a spark that gets fire in her teammates burning. On offense, she continues to be a force with outstanding offensive rebounding. She’s strong, and isn’t afraid to make contact! Natalie’s energy was contagious this week against Loomis, Taft, and Cheshire. Natalie is always willing to use her strength to gain possession and plays with tremendous heart.
Kevin O’Sullivan ’18- Varsity Wrestling
Kevin is an outstanding captain who leads the team every day with an incredibly upbeat attitude. His sense of humor makes even the hardest workout more bearable. Kevin has wrestled at 170# and 195# this year. He was highly ranked at both of those weight classes. Choosing to wrestle at 182#, though, conceding weight classes to his teammates, clearly showing Kevin’s team first mentality. At the NEPSAC championship, Kevin was seeded tenth, but defeated the 7th, 6th, and then 4th seeded wrestlers, two of which by pinfall on his way to a fourth place finish. This earns him a trip to the National Prep Wrestling championships this coming weekend at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Kevin has been a positive role model all season and a key to the team’s success.
Maddy Cardaci ‘20- Girls Varsity Hockey
Maddy has had a great season for the Wildcats and has been a big part of the team’s success. On Wednesday, she had a goal in the 4-0 win over NMH. Again on Saturday, she continued her inspired play as she had another goal against Loomis in the 3-4 loss. She plays with passion, always giving great effort every shift, practice and game. She causes a lot of problems for opponents because of her aggressive forecheck. In addition to her stellar play, Maddy is an excellent teammate, one that is always positive regardless of the situation.
Thomas Motyka ‘21 – Boys JV Hockey
Thomas’s dedication to the hockey program, as well as his own personal development as a goalie is illustrated through his hard work at both varsity and JV practices. In the JV game against Deerfield last Saturday, Thomas’s excellent play in goal kept the contest close all the way to the end. His strong performance was highlighted when he faced a 5 on 3 disadvantage without giving up a goal. Thomas is constantly trying to perfect his skills on the ice, and his work ethic provides a great example for the rest of his teammates.
Connor Capshaw ‘23- Boys 4ths Basketball
On Wednesday, in a come from behind OT thriller against Eaglebrook, Connor led the way with 14 points. Connor came up big with several crucial baskets and big time rebounds down the stretch helping to erase a 16 point Eaglebrook lead. In Saturday’s game vs. MacDuffie, Connor finished with 10 points. Connor has risen to the occasion guarding the other team’s most skilled players and continues to leave his heart on the court during every practice and game.
Megan Ward ’21- Girls JV Hockey
Megan has been a strong presence for the Wildcats all season. In the last week, she scored two goals in a gritty 6-3 team loss to Deerfield. On Saturday, she had four points, including a hat trick in a come from behind 5-2 win over Loomis Chaffee. Megan has helped the team as both a forward and a defenseman when needed and currently leads the team with 23 goals and 9 assists in 12 games. In our 9-3 win over Choate, Megan had a record 7 points, with five goals and two assists. Megan is a competitor, always striving to take her game to the next level. She inspires her teammates to work hard, have fun, and get better every day.
Kai Paik ’22- Coed 3rds Squash
At the Thirds Squash match last Saturday, Kai played an impressive five-game match against his Eaglebrook rival. Kai dominated games three and four with a blend of boasts and cross-court shots. Game five was one of the most exciting games of the Thirds Squash season, as a back and forth battle ensued. At the close of the match, he showed excellent sportsmanship and poise, as he has done all season long. Throughout the Thirds squash season, Kai’s commitment to the sport and to his team has exemplified the core values of Wildcat sportsmanship and how valuable team spirit is to all players.