This week's athlete of the week is Melina Belenardo '20 from the varsity field hockey team. Belenardo '20 had an amazing week with several goals and assists in the first few games of the season. She knocked in 2 goals in the win over Cheshire Academy and earned a hat trick with three goals in the win over Kingswood-Oxford. On Saturday, against Wilbraham and Monson, Belenardo '20 assisted on the first goal of the game, and she consistently pressured the goalie and kept the ball in the circle to score. Her offensive speed and skill with the ball and her strong work ethic and intensity have helped the Porter's field hockey team get off to a positive start this season! Congratulations on athlete of the week, Melina.
In the fall of 2018, Porter's will welcome two new faculty members who will also be taking over varsity athletic programs. We could not be more excited to welcome these game-changing coaches and educators to our community!
This week’s athlete of the week is Isabella Heath '20 from the varsity track & field team. Heath '20 is someone who leads by example on a daily basis, she has an extraordinary work ethic and always gives 110% in practice and in competition. She has a positive and respectful attitude and she is always supportive of her teammates. Her focus and drive have paid off this season with weekly personal bests in both the 200 meters and the 100-meter hurdles. Heath '20 is the leading scorer on the Porter’s Track & Field team earning 4 first place finishes, 1 second place finish and 1 third place finish in her individual events as well as anchoring a successful 4x100 meter relay team. This past Saturday, in a quad meet with a competitive field from Williston Northampton, Westminster and Hopkins, Heath '20 finished 1st place in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 200 meters. In the process, Heath '20 broke the Porter's school record for the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17 seconds. Congratulations on athlete of the week, Isabella.
Porter's varsity swimming and diving team earned second place at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council’s Division II Championships, held Saturday, March 3 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
This week’s athlete of the week is Sarah Wagner '20 from the varsity squash team. Wagner '20 defeated her Ethel Walker opponent in three games on Monday, earning the only point for Porter’s Squash. On Wednesday, while Hotchkiss was just too strong for most of the Porter's players, she went five games with her Hotchkiss opponent and gave spectators a fun, competitive match to watch. This past weekend she Won Flight 7 at Division B New England’s. She defeated her Loomis-Chaffee opponent in her first match and the #3 seed from Moses Brown in her second match. On the second day, she defeated the #2 seed from Dana Hall and won her bracket by beating the #1 seed from Westminster. Congratulations on athlete of the week, Sarah.
On Saturday, February 24, Porter’s varsity swimming and diving team competed in the 10th annual Founders League Championship, held at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and ended the season with a fourth place finish.
This weeks athlete of the week is Ella Warner '20 from the Varsity Swimming and Diving team. Warner '20 has worked very hard this season in becoming the best diver she can be. She approaches each practice with the mindset of giving her all and that showed this past Saturday in the meet against Hopkins and Westminster. Warner '20 broke the Porter's varsity diving record with a score of 215.50, this record has been in place since 2006 held by Rebekah Greer-Carney '07. Congratulations on athlete of the week, Ella.
The U.S. Rowing Women’s National Team has been training on Canal 54 in Fellsmere all week. It is the goal of the young women who made the trip to sunny Eastern Florida to represent the United States at the XXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020.
This weeks athlete of the week is Marjorie Plants '21 from the varsity ski team.
Plants '21 started Friday's slalom race at the back of the field, 52nd out of 59 racers. Two of the ruts that had formed were bigger than Plants '21 herself. She aced the first run with a small bobble at the start and then slammed the second run and took off two seconds. Her combined time put her only three hundredths of a second out of second place, finishing 3rd overall (including male and female competitors). Congratulations on athlete of the week, Marjorie.