Natalie Stott ’22- Girls Varsity Hockey
Natalie has had a great season for the girls varsity hockey team. Her strong play in net continued Saturday in the team’s annual Pink in the Rink game vs. Hotchkiss, as she was truly outstanding and, without a doubt, vital to the team’s victory. Natalie made a key stop on a breakaway in the middle of the second period to keep the Wildcats ahead 1-0. Later in the game she held strong during a 5v3, enduring a flurry of shots in the final period to preserve the win for her team. While Natalie is only a freshman, she is always ready to compete and maintains composure in practice and games. This marks her fourth shutout of the season and she had 18 saves in the win on Saturday.
Nick Heafey ’20- Boys Varsity Basketball
Nick has been a strong contributor to the success of the boys varsity basketball teams season thus far. A relentless competitor, Nick can be counted on to play with great energy each game. While he is a strong overall player, his greatest overall contribution has come on the defensive end of the court where he is often helping to defend the opponent’s best offensive player. In Saturday’s big victory over Hotchkiss, Nick played terrific defense again helping the team bounce back from a tough road loss the night before.
Abbie Coscia ’19- Girls Varsity Basketball
Abbie has been instrumental in the girls varsity basketball teams success this season. In both competitions this week Abbie showed great leadership and teamwork. By giving her all on every play and maintaining a positive attitude, she guided her teammates on the court for a solid win over Westminster on Wednesday. On Saturday against a tough opponent from WMA, her impact was again palpable as she stepped up when her team needed her the most. Abbie provided a positive voice on and off the court as she led the team with class. In addition to her positivity on and off the floor, her strong play on the defensive end of the court was instrumental as she was able to lock down WMA’s best offensive player, holding her to 12 hard fought points. The Wildcats will lean on Abbie as they fight for a playoff berth during the remainder of the regular season.
Ryan Goodman ’20– 3rds Squash
Since he first picked up the squash racket at the start of the season, Ryan has demonstrated admirable aptitude and momentous motivation for the sport. Ryan takes advantage of each practice to develop his forehand and backhand serves and returns in preparation for sparring with his teammates and upcoming matches. Ryan’s perseverance to hone his squash skills and excel in his court movement earned him the number one spot on last week’s ladder. He has earned accolades from his teammates and coach for his rapid rise on the ladder as a novice player.
Anita Hua ‘22 – JV Swimming
As a newcomer to the sport of swimming, Anita has shown great strides this season. She has shown a tremendous desire to improve her stroke techniques and advance her skills. She is always willing to go the extra mile as she constantly asks for extra opportunities to practice and work out. Her hard work has paid off as she stepped up when her team needed her by participating in a varsity swim meet. She swam exceptionally well in her first competitive 50 free-style race in the teams meet against Kingswood Oxford last Saturday. Anita’s performance helped the Cats earn the victory and proved her team first mentality!
Wyatt Wegrzyn ’19- Boys JV hockey
As a senior captain Wyatt has been a true role model as he is a team player who embodies the spirit of Wildcats athletics. He works incredibly hard in practice, always pushing himself and his teammates to be the best versions of themselves athletically and individually. The epitome of a leader, he always exemplifies true sportsmanship in games, providing an excellent example for the rest of the guys on the squad. Not only are his leadership skills strong, but he has also been a huge part of the team’s success on the ice as he leads the team in assists further proving his team first mentality. This past week, Wyatt’s strong play continued as he scored both Wildcats goals in an exciting come from behind overtime 2-2 tie on the road against Westminster. The team will continue to lean on Wyatt for his leadership and experienced play for the reminder of the season.
Dora Gordon ‘19 – Girls JV Hockey
As a senior co-captain for the girls JV hockey team, Dora has been instrumental in the team’s success this season. Dora has been a member of the team since 9th grade, learning to play hockey in the Wildcats program she has experienced tremendous growth and has worked hard to become a regular offensive contributor, a testament to her incredible work ethic. In the team’s last two games, she recorded two goals and three assists, helping the Wildcats earn victories over Pomfret and Hotchkiss. Dora is a team player who leads by example, a great captain and a role model to the younger players on the team.