Junior Jaiden Delaire was named the 2017–18 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday. He is the first player to be chosen for this accolade from Loomis Chaffee.
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Several Loomis alumni playing on their college teams captured league trophies over the weekend and qualified for NCAA post-season play.
The boys and girls swim teams took part in the Division I New England swimming championships this weekend at Exeter, with a host of strong performances from Pelican swimmers, including an individual New England title and new school record for senior Ashleigh Scott in the 100-yard freestyle.
Former Loomis girls ice hockey teammates Maddie Leidt '17 and Michaela Giuttari '16, earned NESCAC honors for their tremendous seasons on the ice this winter.
Last spring, three-sport athlete Emma Trenchard '17 won the prize for the Loomis senior female athlete of the year, and this year she is serving as the backbone of the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse defense.
During the men's swimming and diving New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship last weekend, Hamilton College senior Tripp Miller '14 set two records and qualified for the Division III nationals.
A hat trick from sophomore Jenna Donohue led the way for No. 4 Loomis in the "Battle of the Pelicans," as Loomis defeated No. 5 St. Paul's School 5-0, advancing to the semifinal round of the Division I New England Prep School Athletic Conference Girls Ice Hockey Championship Tournament.
Six varsity teams will be taking part in New England playoff action on Wednesday, February 28, and two of the games will be played at Loomis Chaffee.
Four Loomis varsity teams — girls and boys basketball, boys swimming and diving, and girls ice hockey — captured Founders League titles with victories over the weekend.
The Loomis boys swimming and diving team defended its Founders League title on Saturday, February 24, with an impressive display of teamwork, confidence, and competitiveness.