Jamie Park ‘23 – Varsity Wrestling
Jamie is a very talented athlete who put his skills on the line in his first varsity match of the year last Wednesday. Jamie was the last match of the day in a thrilling dual meet against Eagle Hill. The Cats needed a pin from Jamie to tie the match. Dual meets that end in a tie are decided by a complicated series of criteria. Not only did the team need a pin from Jamie, but they would also need him to score first in his match to have a chance to win. Jamie answered his team’s call as he did score first and then went on to pin his opponent to secure the team victory for the Wildcats. He was able to push his fear aside and thrive. His match was a thriller, and it was a fitting end to a great day. The team will continue to look towards Jamie in times of need and look forward to his continued growth on the mat.
Sarah Sullivan ’19-Girls Varsity Basketball
Sarah has been instrumental in the Wildcats success this season. Her phenomenal play continued this week as she had a double-double (points and rebounds) in both the team’s games against Deerfield and Hotchkiss. Sarah has had 10 double doubles so far this season, making her one of the leading scorers and rebounders on the team. As a four-year starter for the Wildcats, she has been a tremendous leader on and off the floor. She works incredibly hard each game and is always there to push her team to reach their potential as athletes. Sarah brings a positivity and competitiveness each day that is without a doubt contagious for the rest of the team.
Nikola Kovacevic ’19- Varsity Boys Basketball
Nik has been a key cog in the success of the boys varsity basketball team’s season so far as he provides a strong presence in the paint on both ends of the floor. Last week, he continued his strong play inside in helping the team defeat Salisbury. Nik is a selfless player who enjoys setting a good screen for a teammate as much as he enjoys making one of his crafty reverse layups in the lane. Nik is a terrific teammate who can always be counted on to support his teammates on and off the floor.
Vivien McAmis ‘24 – JV Swimming
Vivien has shown tremendous growth as a swimmer so far this season for the JV swim team. She is early to practice every single day without fail, and she works hard with a positive attitude. She is one of the Wildcats’ most improved swimmers this season as she is willing to incorporate advice from the coaches into her daily practice routine. She willingly tries all new strokes, and was eager to learn the butterfly for the first time last week. The team looks forward to Vivien’s continued growth this season.
Jillian Dietz ‘21 -Girls JV Basketball
Jillian embodies a “can do” spirit. Coming to practice every day with a positive attitude and growth mindset, she has become an exemplary leader on the JV girls basketball team. Jillian stepped up in a significant way for the Wildcats in the past few weeks by serving as a ubiquitous force in the middle defensive position. Jillian is a team player that is always looking and asking for ways that she can help the team improve. The Cats look forward to her continued growth this season!
Connor Capshaw ’23- Boys 4ths Basketball
Connor has had a great season for the mighty fourths. On Saturday his strong play continued against a very skilled MacDuffie team, as he led the team with 23 points. To say Connor left it all on the court is an understatement. He gave his teammates 110% by not only performing offensively but defensively as well, as he dove for every loose ball and forced many turnovers. In addition to his spectacular play, he has been a great leader for the team, as his passion for the sport provides a great example for his teammates. The team looks forward to Connor’s growth and contributions this season.
Chelsea Clark ‘19-Girls JV Hockey
Chelsea is new to hockey and goal-tending and is loving this new sport and this new position. She has worked very hard to learn from her coaches, her goal-tending partner, Jade Chan, and her other teammates who challenge and train with her in practice every day. In the team’s game against NMH this past weekend, Chelsea earned a near shutout in a 6-1 win over NMH, racking up a whopping 18 saves. A feat for the most experienced goalie, she let her confidence and work ethic take over. Chelsea has continuously maintained a positive attitude and a strong desire to develop her goal-tending skills, necessary skills for a successful goaltender, and these attributes have paid dividends!