Categories
image0 1 1

Spring 2022 Athletes of the Week

May 23, 2022

Ultimate Frisbee

This Ultimate Frisbee player has been a leader on and off the field all season. From serving as the main handler in games, to creating new plays, and organizing the team group chat, this player is always inclusive and encouraging of their teammates. Moreover, this player’s enthusiasm and passion for the game are contagious. At games, this player made crucial plays on offense and defense, setting the pace of the game, and always demonstrating excellent sportsmanship. This week’s athlete of the week is Sarah Azrin ’23.

Track & Field

This student-athlete has worked hard all season and gave it her best every day. At the New England Championships this week, she was seeded last in the shot put. She not only threw a personal best beating her previous best by 3 feet, but also made finals, and finished 8th overall! Quite an incredible end to the season! Therefore, our nominee for athlete of the week is Nyla Liburd ’24 who has a bright future ahead of her on the track & field team!

Spring 2022 Athletes of the Week
Nyla Liburd (Track and Field) Sarah Azrin (Ultimate)

May 16, 2022

Track & Field

This student-athlete is a senior captain on the team. She has dealt with various leg strains throughout the season which led her to compete in few races this year. However, this past Saturday, at the Founder’s League Championship, she made a decision to “leave it all on the track” which is exactly what happened. Our nominee for athlete of the week is Victoria Black ’22, who not only achieved personal bests in all events she competed in, but also broke the school record in the 400m. With great determination, persistence and positivity, she found success!

Crew

This athlete has grown leaps and bounds this season. She began with the team as timid and unsure of her skill and has become an outstanding asset and the first coaches look to when needs arise. This athlete was a major influence for her crews this weekend coxing in two races and steering her boat into a second-place finish. Congratulations to Victoria Reale ’24 for being this week’s AOTW!

Victoria Black (Track and Field) Victoria Reale (Crew)

May 9, 2022

Track & Field

This student-athlete is a senior and has persevered to compete in her favorite event of high jump despite having dealt with a hip injury all season long. She managed to tie the school record earlier in the season and now has it officially in her name after a stellar performance on Saturday! This week’s athlete of the week is Katie Anderson ’22! We look forward to watching her shine in the Championship season!

Golf

Abby has stepped up and met every challenge this season. She has progressed from barely making the team to a full-time starter. Abby has fallen behind in each match and has shown a dogged determination and perseverance to find a way to achieve victory each and every time. The ability to not get down on oneself and to find that next level in her game is why she is Abby Ray ‘ 23 is this week’s AOTW.

Abby Ray (Golf) Katie Anderson (Track and Field)

Track & Field

This student-athlete was a great asset to the team this past Saturday at our last home meet of the season. She has been the lead member of the 4 x 100m relay team since the first meet, and this past weekend represented us well in the 100m and earned a second-place finish in the javelin throwing, a personal best distance as well! This week’s AOTW is Nora Jean-Jacques ’23. She is such a hard-working individual and we look forward to her continued success on the team.

Golf

This person has been a steady presence at practice and during matches. She has been the most consistent player all season. She has stepped up and played up in position when called on and has risen to meet the challenges of facing tougher opponents. She currently has a record of 5 and 0 in matches and has proven to be a fierce competitor. Congratulations to Carissa Chan ’23 on being this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Carissa Chan (Golf) Nora Jean-Jacques (Track & Field)

April 25, 2022

Track

This week’s AOTW is a student-athlete who had a great overall performance day on Saturday. Not only did she compete in four events, but ran her best 100m time of the season so far, cleared a height in the pole vault for the first time this season and won the event! Last but not least, she stepped in for a teammate who was not feeling well to run a leg of the 4 x 400m relay. Her dedication to the team and working hard in practices is certainly paying off. Therefore, our nomination for this week is Zaria St. Clair ’25. 

V LAX

This athlete deserves AOTW because she gives 100% every single day. This lacrosse player has made a huge impact on the team by getting us possession of the ball in games. She has won 15 draw controls in the past two games, one of which we tied and the other was our first win. She also tallied 3 goals and 3 assists in those games. This athlete isn’t always in the spotlight for glamorous goals, but she should be in the spotlight daily for her continuous grit on the field, which allows her teammates to score those goals. Maddy Bevier ’23 is this week’s AOTW!

Maddy Bevier (LAX) Zaria St. Claire (Track and Field)

April 19, 2022

Track and Field

This student-athlete has been an integral part of our 4 x 100m relay team for the first two meets of the season and has worked hard in practice on using blocks and improving her hurdle technique. She won the 100m hurdles at Saturday’s home meet with a personal best time! When not competing she is found cheering on her teammates at meets. We look forward to seeing her further succeed this spring! Congratulations to Ella Koster ’24 on being this week’s Athlete of the Week!

Crew

This athlete has been an outstanding asset to our team these past few weeks. She is always there to uplift her teammates through frustrating moments and draining workouts. Whether she is on the water getting her boat hyped or pushing her teammates to keep grinding through those difficult circuits, she has continually proven herself as an outstanding role model. This athlete not only builds our team dynamic, she has also made outstanding gains with her own fitness dropping over 30 seconds on her most recent 2k test. With that, we are more than excited to have Julia Kennedy ’23 as this week’s Athlete of the Week!

Julia Kennedy (Crew) Ella Koster (Track and Field)

April 11th 2022

Track & Field

The track & field coaching staff is nominating this athlete who has been a hard-working member of our team since day 1 of the season. She is a leader and a dedicated member of our team. Coming into the season with her mindset to accomplish her goals this spring, she will keep improving and be a solid scorer in future meets in the jumping and sprinting events for us. We are so excited to see what the season will bring for her! Congratulations to Elizabeth Akomolafe ’23!

Ultimate Frisbee

In Ultimate Frisbee’s first game this weekend, this player initiated a number of key plays that moved the disc down the field and into the end zone. This player threw steady long tosses to teammates down the field and made key blocks on defense. Throughout the game, this player’s tireless efforts and encouraging words to teammates embodied the spirit of the game. This week’s Athlete of the Week is Anika Alschuler ’24

Elizabeth Akomolafe (Track) & Anika Alschuler (Ultimate)

Softball

This athlete had a great start to the new season contributing immensely on both offense and defense. She started the game with a single and came around to score on a strange, 3 run wild pitch. On defense, she started at shortstop and switched to catcher in the second inning. She was strong and poised behind the plate and even managed to catch a pop-up in foul territory and turned a double-play. In her last at-bat, she hit a towering drive over the right fielder’s head and ended with a triple. Congratulations Corri Howard ’24 on being this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Lacrosse

This player played her first-ever lacrosse game Wednesday after her first-ever 4 lacrosse practice of her life! To say she crushed it is an understatement. Most Goalies we will face this season will have played the position their whole lacrosse careers, this player is trying it for the first time and doing so fearlessly. She constantly sacrifices her body to save shots, is getting better every day, and strives to learn the position to better help her team. Katherine Terlato ’25 is this week’s AOTW!

Katherine Terlato (LAX) Corri Howard (Softball)