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MPS AOTW 12.11.23

Winter 2023-2024 Athletes of the Week

February 19

Ski

This Porter’s Alpine Race Team athlete is new to the team but has quickly established herself as a contender. Finishing every run in every race, qualifying and competing in last week’s New England Prep School Championships and most recently placing 1st for girls and 3rd overall in the Brigham Ski League JV Slalom Race – leading Porter’s to 1st place – Ellie Riva!

Strength Star

This strength star has earned the spotlight. One who is motivated, remains focused at all times, makes every single rep count, and has a fierce look that lets you know she is ready to take on the workout. Congrats on all your hard work in the weight room, Jeva Onduru!

Athlete of the Week Ellie R. with Strength Star Jeva O.
Athlete of the Week Ellie R. with Strength Star Jeva O.

February 12, 2024

Basketball

This player is thirds basketball’s defensive specialist! In our victory against Williston, she caused numerous tie-ups and stole the ball several times, leading to many fast break opportunities. She’s a hard worker and never is without a smile and encouragement for her teammates. We’d like to nominate Rui Wang!

Strength Star

This strength star understands what it means to step up as a team leader and to put in the work outside of the workout room. They are making strides on each run. Whether it is the campus loop or up at the Hill-Stead, constant progress is being made. Keep up the great progress, Bea Kibler!

Athlete of the Week Rui W. with Strength Star Bea K.
Athlete of the Week Rui W. with Strength Star Bea K.

February 5, 2024

Ski

This racer led the Porter’s Alpine Race Team to victory over 3 other Brigham Ski League girls teams in our 1st Giant Slalom race of the season held at Mohawk Mountain on January 24. Coming in 2nd place individually for the girls and 6th place overall boys and girls. Isa Kao!

Swim

This swimmer leads by doing. She is always willing to do what the coaches ask and always step up when needed. At the Choate meet she won the 200 IM and was a member of the winning 400 Freestyle Relay. Savannah Cox!

Strength Star

Consistently improving in all areas. Finding that some of their initial challenging exercises are now becoming a new favorite part of their workout. Always brings a positive and ready-to-go attitude to the workout room. Awesome job, Cara Smith!

Athletes of the Week Isa K. And Savannah C. with Strength Star Cara S.
Athletes of the Week Isa K. And Savannah C. with Strength Star Cara S.

January 22, 2024

Basketball

This 3rds basketball player was instrumental in 3rds basketball’s win against Miss Hall’s, scoring five points including their first three pointer of the year. Against Marvelwood this weekend, they showed their skill on defense, fighting for the ball and creating several tie-ups that resulted in the possession coming back to Porter’s. As co-captain they are a tremendous leader. In the words of one of their teammates, “we can’t win without them!” Congratulations Alyx Bardoe!

Basketball

This player returned to the court last week after missing games due to a finger injury. In a 64-53 win over KO, this player had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. She followed that game with a 24-point performance, leading the team Saturday in a blow-out win at Frederick Gunn. This player has a great work ethic and the development of her game shows this. Izzy Grube is deserving of AOTW!

Strength Star

This athlete understands that the goal is not how much weight you can lift, but how much weight you can lift correctly. The outcome is much greater in return. Nice work on turning weaknesses into strengths. Keep up the great work, Maggie Maas.

MPS Athletes of the Week Alyx B. and Ixxy G. with Strength Star Maggie M.
MPS Athletes of the Week Alyx B. and Ixxy G. with Strength Star Maggie M.

December 11, 2023

Squash

Varsity Squash would like to nominate a team member who embodies the work ethic, intensity, composure, patience and perseverance necessary to evolve as an athlete and squash player. This player is a cerebral player who embraces the challenges of every match trying to figure out how to nullify her opponent’s strengths while accentuating her own. She does an amazing job of formulating an initial match strategy and then fine tuning it as the match evolves. Mary Zhang!

Squash

This player has shown tremendous growth – she has become more agile on the court, returning to the T, hitting drop shots, deep serves but most importantly taking charge of the game, making a comeback every time she loses a point. Her determination and resilience have been crucial to her winning streak. Last week against Westminster 4 -1 and this week against Deerfield 3 – 0. Well done Charisse Thorpe!

Strength Star

Always excited for every strength session, shows improvement with each exercise and always makes sure to have proper form. Nice work, Rachel Burwick!

MPS AOTW 12.11.23
MPS Athletes of the Week Mary Z. and Charisse T. with Strength Star Rachel B.

December 4, 2023

Basketball

Varsity Basketball would like to nominate an athlete who had 28 points against Greens Farms, including 8 three pointers. She followed this up, with a more complete game against Greenwich Academy, totaling 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 deflections, and 4 steals. Awesome job Sam Battle!!

Strength Star

Always ready! Puts her best effort into each exercise with the correct form and pushes more with each rep and set. Sofia Acevedo!

MPS AOTW Sam B. and Strength Star Sofia A.
MPS Athlete of the Week Sam B. and Strength Star Sofia A.