This week's athletes of the week are Lucy Taglich '19 from varsity volleyball and Maddie Guilmartin '21 from junior-varsity volleyball.
Lucy Taglich '19 played a pivotal role in varsity volleyball's win over the previously undefeated Greenwich Academy on Saturday. Coming off an injury, she had her best game yet at the middle position, providing the team with multiple blocks and kills. The most important play came during the fourth set, as Greenwich tried to mount a comeback. With a block from Taglich '19, the momentum shifted and Porter's capitalized to take the win. Maddie Guilmartin '21 played the best game of her volleyball career so far in a Porter’s uniform on Saturday. She moved around the court like a force of nature, from back to front to side and back again. She consistently flashed to where she could play the ball, but, despite the speed with which she darted, she planted her feet for accurate passes and returns. Her serving was also exceptionally dependable, and she even found her way into the front line from the back on several occasions. Furthermore, she was a vocal presence on the sideline, giving sound advice and encouragement to her teammates. Put simply, she had a complete performance on and off the court.
Congratulations on athlete of the week, Lucy Taglich and Maddie Guilmartin.
This week's athletes of the week are Amy Wang '21 from cross country and Emily Homiller '19 from equestrian.
Amy Wang '21 played a crucial role in the cross country teams third place finish this past Saturday at the Gordy Glover Invitational. Wang '21 came in with a time of 24:11, a personal record for her by almost a minute, and in the last 100 meters edged out a Sacred Heart runner, beating her by less than four seconds. Porter's ended up beating Sacred Heart by one point.
Emily Homiller '19 had a great showing at this year's first home show at Avon Valley Show Stables. Homiller '19 earned second place in varsity open equitation on the flat and third place in the varsity open equitation over fences at 2'6" for a total of nine team points. Throughout the season she had demonstrated great leadership qualities and is a great role model to her teammates.
Congratulations on athletes of the week, Amy Wang '21 and Emily Homiller '19.