On Wednesday, November 15, Porter's varsity soccer hosted last year's New England Class B Champions Pingree School in the NEPSAC Quarterfinals. This marked the second year in a row Porter's made the postseason tournament.
This week's athlete of the week is Adi Jalinskas '18 from varsity field hockey.
Jalinskas '18 has been a model captain and teammate this season. She persists in the face of adversity, loves to train hard, and her favorite days are the ones where she is pushed to work the hardest. She rallies her teammates with her positivity and her competitive drive. We love to witness her sprint ahead to keep a ball in bounds or her quick hand-eye coordination whenever there is an opportunity to tip it in.
Jalinskas '18 was chosen to play in the Western New England Prep School All-Star game, and she led her team to a 4-0 victory, posting 2 of the goals! Arguably, this made her the game's most valuable player. In the face of such amazing competition, it was fantastic to see her create and capitalize on the opportunities to score. Congratulations to the Athlete of the Week, Adi Jalinskas '18.
This weeks athlete of the week is Astrid Lipkens '21 from the varsity volleyball team.
Lipkens '21 led the Porter's offense to a .390 hitting efficiency this week. In two matches she had 76 assists and 23 digs. In a dramatic come from behind win against Hopkins, Lipkens '21 had a career-high 52 assists and 19 digs to lead Porter's to victory. Congratulations, Astrid Lipkens '21.
Alex Poole's '20 athletic drive is one to be admired by all. Despite her commitment to an outside sport, she remains deeply devoted to the Porter's cross country team. She gives every practice her all and during races she leaves nothing on the course. At Williston Northampton on Saturday, October 14, she placed first overall, beating the second place runner by almost half a minute. She also was just 8 seconds away from setting a course record. If she had a little more competition, she almost certainly would have done so. Congratulations, Alex.
Porter's is pleased to partner with Select Physical Therapy to work with the Athletic Department and provide support to the school's athletes. Through this partnership, Porter's welcomes Brittany Gustafson as head athletic trainer.
Lila Conners '20 has absolutely dominated the attack, midfield, and defense this season. Conners works tirelessly to win draws, score goals, and defend anyone who cuts through our defensive 8. In the past 4 games she has scored 16 goals and grabbed 28 draws. Besides the impressive stats, Conners is a great team player and has a never quit attitude. We are very happy to have 3 more years with this athlete.
Porter's swim and dive team earned third place in the Founders League Championships, held Wednesday, February 22 (diving) at Westminster School and Saturday, February 25 (swimming) at Miss Porter's School.