Athletes of the Week

Isabel Sorkin-Camacho ‘24 – Girls Varsity Squash

Isabel had a breakthrough in her final week of varsity squash this season. She took some important lessons she learned from the NEPSAC tournament and was able to immediately improve her game significantly by adding a quick, hard shot to an already strong ability to lob into the back corners. This unpredictability kept her opponent on her toes on Wednesday, allowing Isabel to dominate the match 11-2, 11-2, 11-1. In the final match of the season, against Pomfret, Isabel showed her team first attitude by playing up a position on the ladder to cover for a teammate. She rose to the challenge and won her first game 13-11. After dropping the next two, Isabel battled back in game four with a decisive 11-6 win to force a deciding game five. Isabel was able to perform so well in a very challenging situation because of her commitment to improving her fundamentals all season. She always comes to practice ready to listen and ready to improve her squash. Only a 9th grader, Isabel has already shown herself to be a vital part of the team and that role is sure to grow even more important in the seasons to come.

Sam Fortier ’23- Boys Swimming and Diving

Sam has improved steadily in the water this season for the Wildcats. Approaching the end of his swimming career, he has showed up in a big way with outstanding performances down the final stretch of the winter season. Sam put in a great effort leading to a second-place finish in the 100 Fly and was a member of two relay teams that put up the fastest times of the season on Saturday, both of which took home gold medals for the team. Sam has provided quiet and consistent leadership through example as he brings his best efforts everyday in the pool and during dry-land training. His teammates and coaches appreciate all he has contributed this season and look forward to a strong performance from him on Saturday at the NEPSAC championship meet.

Maisie Mattocks ‘24-Girls Swimming and Diving

Maisie has had a strong season for girls swimming and diving. Her great contributions continued this past week as she put together an inspired performance at the Babcock Invitational on Saturday. Maisie was able to drop 10 seconds in her 200 freestyle and an incredible 28 seconds in her 500 freestyle. An incredible feat for a swimmer! Maisie has worked hard each day in and out of the pool to improve and her work has set a positive example for her teammates. The Wildcats will continue to look to Maisie for a strong performance as they head to the NEPSAC championship on Saturday.

Emily Hamann ’24- Girls Varsity Hockey

Emily has been a force offensively for the girls varsity hockey team all season long. Most recently, she scored the Cats’ first goal of the day against Deerfield on Wednesday, as she redirected a pass from Camille Armaganian.  Against Winchendon, she tallied another goal off a pass from Monique Lyons.  Emily gives her best every day and has focused on being a strong defensive player for her team.  Her battles on the wall, great breakout passes and speed down the ice has helped the Wildcats build momentum in each game coming down the final stretch of the regular season. Emily has been a leader on and off the ice, and her teammates and coaches look forward to her continued contributions as they head into the NEPSAC tournament.

Kristen Trembley ’23- Girls Varsity Basketball

Kristen, the lone senior on the girls varsity basketball squad, has led by example all season long. She has brought a level of intensity to both practice and games that the rest of the team has fed off. In the final game of the season, Kristen battled through adversity, coming up with multiple huge defensive plays to help keep it close against the Class A playoff-bound team from Kent. The mental and physical toughness she expressed on Saturday helped seal the deal on the lasting impact she’ll have on the program. Her coaches and teammates appreciate all the hard work and leadership by example she has given to the team this season. Kristen’s impact will be greatly missed next season.

Kiran Misra ‘25 –Boys Thirds Basketball

Kiran Misra has been a lynchpin for thirds boys basketball for the past two years.  He is a very reliable teammate who can always be counted on by his teammates and coaches to give his best on a daily basis.  This past Saturday, Kiran enjoyed a career game in the team’s season ending win over Bement.  In an early morning tip-off game that needed someone to spark his teammates, Kiran stepped to the front!  He scored 6 quick points and was one of the team’s leading rebounders, helping to lead the Wildcats to victory!  The thirds team has really appreciated his contributions to the team these past two seasons!

Maya Mallett ‘26-Girls JV Basketball

Over the course of the girls JV basketball season, Maya has improved in all facets of her game. In practice, she is always pushing herself to be better, and has become a consistent threat in the team-favorite drill, “two on the line”. During the Cats’ last game against Porter’s, Maya showed great mental and physical toughness, staying on the court and fighting through adversity to give her team a lift. Additionally, Maya has the kind of positive attitude admired by all. She is always cheering her teammates on from the bench or going over to give them a high five after a free-throw. Her teammates and coaches are better for having Maya on the team!

Tate Cowperthwait ’25 – Boy JV Basketball

Tate has been an important contributor to the boys JV basketball team all season. He practices hard every day, is very coachable, and is constantly encouraging his teammates. In games, he has proven to be an excellent three-point shooter, making 46% of his threes on the season. Tate is also a great passer, looking to distribute the ball and set up his teammates for easy scores. This past week he had good games against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford, not only hitting threes and distributing the ball but making plays on the defensive end too. His coaches appreciate Tate’s attitude and abilities and look forward to seeing how he continues to progress as a basketball player in the future.