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Athletes of the Week

Campbell Nyarady ’19- Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Campbell ended the season strong for the Wildcats.  Her movement and distribution on offense, her tenacity on ground balls and her redefending defense were a huge part of the teams’ success down the stretch.  In the Wildcats last game against Tabor, Campbell stepped up and played on both sides of the field for the entire game and won huge draws, moved the ball up the field, won huge ground balls and played with great confidence.  She had a tremendous week and season for the Wildcats and her work ethic helps inspire the rest of the squad. Continue reading

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Bryn Saarela ’20- Girls Varsity Softball

Bryn has worked to become an outstanding member of the squad this season. This week against Loomis she had a great line drive to right field scoring a teammate. Against a tough Cheshire squad she made three huge catches in center field that set the tone early. Offensively she had a hit and scored 3 runs. Against KO, while the game was tied up at 1-1, KO hit a deep shot to center field and Bryn fielded it beautifully, making a great throw to hold the runners.  Offensively she had a solid hit to right field as well. Overall, Bryn has worked tirelessly to learn the game, become a great hitter, and a competitive fielder! Continue reading

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Jordan Strum ’18, Girls Varsity Softball

Jordan has been an essential catalyst to the Wildcats’ success this season. She had 15 strikeouts in the win over Deerfield on Wednesday. Again on Saturday she showed her dominance by accumulating 5 strikeouts from the mound while offensively she had 3 hits, which included 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s against NMH.  Against Ethel Walker she had 6 strikeouts and 2 hits, 1 double, and the winning RBI. Against Choate, Jordan had strikeouts, a 1 homerun, a double, and 5 RBIs.  Not only does she lead her team through her performance, but her work ethic is second to none and it provides a great example
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Elin Blomquist ’18- Girls Varsity Track

At our second home meet of the year, Elin placed second in both the 100 and the 200 with very respectable times. She was also a member of the runner-up 4×100 and 4×400 teams. At a tri meet, that means she was responsible for 12 of the team’s 63 points. Not content with a string of second places, Elin would turn up the intensity at Saturday’s meet at Suffield. There, she won the 100, again took second in the 200, and was a member of the winning 4×400 team. These strong performances helped set the tone for a strong showing against Suffield and Miss Porter’s. A year ago, Elin and the girl’s team beat Suffield by 25 points, but on Saturday, they widened that margin to 55 points! Continue reading

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Abigail Touhey ’22- Girls Varsity Track

Abigail has started off strong for the Wildcats this season. On Wednesday, Abigail ran the 1500m, running a quick 5:45. She raced side by side with her teammate the entire three and three-quarter laps, and had just enough of a kick to nab the win at the finish line. On Saturday, at the competitive Deerfield Relays, Abigail was the anchor leg of the distance medley relay. She got the baton in a tight three-way race, but after just a lap, it was just her and a girl from Andover. Abigail ran a courageous and tough race, helping the team earn a well-deserved 2nd place in the junior DMR, running a 5:51. Continue reading

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Gabby Jones ’18 –Varsity Softball

Gabby has been on fire during the start the season for the Wildcats. This week alone she accumulated 4 hits, including a homerun and a double, 4 runs scored, and 5 RBIs against Marianapolis Prep. She continued her dominance against Westminster, as she went 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI, and again against Berkshire where she muscled another 4 hits, 2 of which were doubles, 3 runs, and 4 RBI’s.  An outstanding 3 game week for the junior. Defensively, she played both short stop and 3rd base for the Wildcats, demonstrating her versatility in the field. Gabby has a work ethic that is second to none and always encourages her teammates to give their best effort on and off the field. Continue reading

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Mason Balch ’18- Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Mason had a fantastic week for the Wildcats varsity lacrosse team. On Wednesday, he contributed 4 goals and 3 assists in a narrow loss to Albany Academy. His great play continued on Saturday as he finished the day with 3 goals and 5 assists in a league-opening win against Gunnery. His 7 goals and 8 assists lead the team in both categories. Mason’s team first mentality and tireless effort to perfect his craft provides a great example for everyone on the team! Continue reading

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Devin DeVerry ’17- Boys Varsity Skiing

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Devin has had a great season for the Wildcats. On Wednesday, he finished the season with dual first place finishes at NEPSAC’s. He was first in both the Giant Slalom as well as in the Slalom. Despite a slower first attempt, Devin refused to back down as he fired back in the second run of the slalom to erase a .62 second deficit and win the overall Slalom with a combined time of 120.32. This placed him 2.26 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Devin’s work ethic on and off the mountain has provided a great example for his teammates. Continue reading

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Duncan LeXander ’17 – Boys Varsity Basketball

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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. Continue reading

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Spencer Danforth ’17 – Boys Varsity Basketball

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Spencer continues his excellent play this season for varsity basketball.   This past week, he averaged 20 points a game in three wins over Canterbury, Deerfield and Hotchkiss.  While his consistent play on offense has been critical to the team’s success, it has been his efforts on the defensive end of the court that has been truly exceptional.   In Saturday’s win over Hotchkiss, he held their high scorer who came in averaging well over 20 points to 3 points.  Spencer’s tenacity, work ethic and commitment to being a complete player has been a huge part of the team’s recent success. Continue reading