Athletes of the Week

Zola Piekarski ‘26- Girls Varsity Hockey

In her second year on the girls varsity hockey team, Zola continues to be a strong force on the ice for the Wildcats. Zola comes to practice every day ready to work hard and is constantly pushing herself and her teammates to be their best. As a forward, she sees the ice very well and can create offense but also has played defense on the penalty kill. She has embraced this new role on the penalty kill with a can-do attitude and plays tough all over the ice. Zola does the little things well, supports her teammates and consistently plays hard. She’s so reliable and her coaches and teammates look forward to her continued contributions this season.

Gemma Polino ‘25- Girls Varsity Basketball

Gemma has had a great season for girls varsity basketball. She has stepped up in a big way going back to before break, providing a much-needed spark off the bench. Gemma is consistently making hustle plays on both ends of the court, which led to her bringing in double-digit rebounds against Berkshire. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Gemma for her motor, work ethic and positive attitude as they move through the rest of the season.

Fatima Gonzalez Meza Fernandez ’27 – Thirds Squash

On just her second day ever playing squash, Fatima showcased impressive intuitive skills during her first match on Saturday.  Despite a match loss, Fatima rallied well and scored multiple points.  Her natural ability caught the attention of teammates, her opponent, and his coach – all within days of joining the team. Fatima has had a fast and promising start, and she has a bright squash career ahead of her.

Brooke Cherewatti ‘27- Girls 3rds Basketball

Brooke brings an infectious positive energy to every basketball practice, arriving with a smile and an eagerness to play. Her commitment to improvement is truly commendable, as she consistently puts in maximum effort during each practice. Her willingness to embrace new challenges and go outside of her comfort zone showcases a commendable level of versatility. Brooke’s positive attitude not only uplifts the team spirit but also fosters a collaborative environment where everyone feels encouraged during team huddles. Her passion for the sport, makes her an asset to the team, and her coaches have no doubt that she will continue to shine in both skill and sportsmanship.

Jaxon Axelman ‘25- Boys JV Basketball

Jaxon stepped up into a big-time role to help the boys JV basketball team beat a tough and well coached Deerfield team on the road. He led the team in points with 11 while also contributing on the glass and was all over the ball defensively. Jaxon shows such great leadership qualities that his teammates have chosen him to be the team captain this season. His teammates will continue to rely on Jaxon for his inspiring play and leadership as they move through the rest of the season.

Caroline Webster ’27 -Girls JV Basketball

Caroline’s presence on the girls JV basketball squad has been an enormous asset this year, and she has stepped up her game tremendously. The biggest improvement is the confidence she has in herself and her abilities. Against Berkshire this past weekend, Caroline knocked down multiple jump shots, finding her sweet spot just inside the three-point line. When the Cats needed a basket, they knew they could throw it to Caroline. Caroline has also worked hard on the defensive end, picking up multiple steals and outlet passing to her open teammates for fast-break opportunities. Caroline has been an important contributor this season and her team looks forward to her continued strong play the rest of the year.