Congratulations to these student athletes on being named Pelicans of the Week!Girls JV Lacrosse
Freshman Madison Carr
Madison has been working tirelessly all season to improve her skills in lacrosse. She comes to practice each day ready to work hard and learn as much as she can. She asks questions that show she is thinking about the sport and how best to beat her opponent. Throughout the season, Madison has found herself in possession of the ball in the backfield and slightly flustered about what to do. On Saturday versus Andover, Madison had two stellar moments when she skillfully brought the ball out of the defensive zone and transitioned the ball to our offense. It clearly demonstrated how hard Madison had been working to improve that skill. Madison is also the first to volunteer to help with equipment and has been the voice of inspiration for her teammates when they need a little motivation. Thank you, Madison, for all your hard work this season; we can't wait to see what you will do in our last three games.
Boys JV Baseball
Freshman Andrew Bradway and junior Max Wice
Both Andrew and Max contributed at the dish and in the field in the past week. Against Avon Old Farms on Wednesday, Max started off the game with a lined shot up the middle. Against Deerfield on Friday, Max had a walk-off hit, and Andrew made his presence known at the plate as well. In both games Max played strong defense at short and set the tone for our much-improved team defense of late. Andrew's complete-game victory over Deerfield was easily his best pitching performance of the season.
Boys JV Lacrosse
Junior Graham Lynch
Graham is the consummate workhorse out on the field, grinding it out and doing all the hard work without always getting the glory. Graham digs out faceoffs, locks it down on defense, and runs the transition to offense. He gives everything of himself to his team and his teammates both in practice and on game days. He is an inspiration to his team as he always gives his best effort and never quits.
Girls Varsity Water Polo
Freshman Sophie Rodner and junior Jenna Stevens
These two new members of the team have made great progress this spring and ended their seasons with strong performances against Williston on Saturday. Sophie brings strong swimming speed and endurance to her water polo game, winning many swim offs at the start of play and hustling in transitions to both offense and defense. Sophie has become a more capable and confident ballhandler and tallied a very nice goal on a power play against Williston. Jenna's strength is her field vision and tenacity. She has emerged as a very capable player at both ends of the pool and contributed both assists and power-play chances with her good anticipation in the offensive zone. This weekend Jenna scored her first varsity goal on a well-executed driving play and a deft left-handed shot that beat a very good goalie. Both athletes bring a wonderful positive attitude to practice each day, and we look forward to more great contributions from these two "southpaws" in the years ahead.
Boys Varsity Baseball
Junior Tylon Crump
After coming off of a huge win against Avon Old Farms earlier in the week, Tylon set the tone for our following game against Kent. He made sure that we weren't looking past any of our opponents, and had the team focused from the very start. At the plate he went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI's, and four runs scored. Tylon has done an excellent job batting this year, drawing walks and hitting the ball extremely well. Great job, Tylon!
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Seniors Mike Matteo and Trent DeNuccio and junior Gus Mazzocca
These three midfielders make up one of our midfield lines, and they have been firing on all cylinders lately. They run their offense extremely well, work hard on both sides of the ball, and have been filling the net a lot more. With only two games left in our season, we look for these guys to continue their great play and help us get wins against Founders League opponents Choate and Avon Old Farms.
Boys III Lacrosse
Freshmen Zach Davis and Jay Sambuco, and Sophomore Matt Kilmurray
Matt Kilmurray, Zach Davis, and Jay Sambuco, all showed commitment to the team concept with their hard work and dedication. Kilmurray had his strongest game of the season against Taft, moving off-ball, making slashing cuts to the net, and delivering clean feeds to his teammates while still scoring. His willingness to play midfield when his natural position is attack shows his dedication. It was great to see things come together for Davis this week. Despite an injury, David put in extra time with Coach Hudson perfecting technique until the work came together in a hat trick. Jay Sambuco, even though he could not make it to the Taft game, made a point of being there when the bus departed, so he could deliver an inspirational speech to his teammates.