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VARSITY GIRLS' LACROSSE: Robyn has anchored our defense this entire season, but really led by example in our three games this past week. She caused 11 turnovers, came up with 8 ground balls, and played a vital role in our break-out and transition game.
VARSITY BASEBALL: In three games this week, Cam had four hits in nine at-bats. He scored four runs and had three RBIs.
VARSITY GIRLS' LACROSSE: Teneal had six points on Wenesday, including four goals and two assists in a win over Putney School.
VARSITY CREW: The varsity crew 1V team raced in their first varsity event on Saturday and came in second to our boys' 1V team, beating Brester's, Dublin's and Lebananon's first varsity boats.
VARSITY GIRLS' TENNIS: Leslie won a hard fought singles match against Miss Halls. She lost the first set 3-6 but went head first into the second to win in a tie break, 7-6. She won the third set and the match with an 8-6 tie break. This is significant because it is only her second time playing at the varsity level. She showed the kind of mental toughness necessary to keep fighting and not give up.
VARSITY BASEBALL: Nate pitched 5.2 innings to get his first varsity win, 4-3 against Northfield Mt. Hermon. Nate had three strike-outs and only walked one batter.
VARSITY GIRLS' LACROSSE: Casey Walsh earned Athlete of the Week honors for her play between the pipes for the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team. In the two opening games of the season, Casey faced over 55 shots, coming up with an astounding 16 saves in a tough match-up with Brewster Academy and an even-more-impressive 24 saves against Cushing on Friday. Casey anchored our defense with great communication and positive encouragement.
VARSITY BOYS' LACROSSE: Oran Horn had a great week for the lacrosse team, scoring 12 goals and 4 assists in their three games.
VARSITY NORDIC: Mikaela took first place at the NEPSAC Championship, and qualified as a number 1 for the state of Vermont for the Eastern High School Championship in Presque Isle, ME, which will take place March 14-16.
VARSITY FREESKI: In the Freeski Team's final Lakes Region Slopestyle of the season -- and Sage's last of his VA career -- he stepped up and laid down a super clean run that would place him atop the podium for his first win of his career. Sage has embodied all of the necessary qualities of a Captain throughout the season, and this final performance was truly an exclamation point to it all.
VARSITY GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Karen was the leading scorer last Wednesday for the girls in a home win. As the point guard, Karen's consistent play has helped the team improve offensively this past week.
VARSITY SNOWBOARDING: Connor Brown competed in a FIS Nor-Am bordercross competition at Killington, VT against the best riders in North America, including several members of the US Snowboard team. He finished in 22nd in the 60 rider field.
VARSITY SNOWBOARDING: Sarah Nelb finished 2nd of 12 riders at our Lakes Region event at Gunstock on Wednesday. She also finished 2,2 in the USASA bordercross races at Stratton last weekend.
VARSITY BOYS' HOCKEY: Pat Bartolomucci had the winning goal in an impressive 3-1 victory over Northfield Mount Hermon.
VARSITY NORDIC: Mikaela Paluszek not only won the Lakes Region race on Wednesday by over a minute with about 100 racers, but she qualified for team USA at the 2013 biathlon junior world championship in Austria for the second time in a row.
VARSITY BOYS' HOCKEY: Nate Antesberger had two goals and one assist en route to a big league win for the team over Tilton.
VARSITY GIRLS' HOCKEY: Melinda Prevost had eight goals in the last two games which led to two wins for the Lady Wildcats - a 5-1 win over Kingswood Oxford and a 4-0 win against Holderness.
VARSITY BOYS' HOCKEY: Pat Lynch scored two goals and led a tough defensive corps that has given up only three goals in the past two games.
VARSITY Cross County: The boys' varsity cross country team finished the season with a 2nd place finish in the Lakes Region.
VARSITY MOUNTAIN BIKING: Connor Brown won the B category race at New Hampton. He battled back and forth throughout the one-hour race, eventually putting on a huge push to finish the race with a 55 second gap over the second place rider from Kimball Union Academy,
VARSITY EQUESTRIAN: Colleen Donahue won a 1st place ribbon at the equestrian team's show on 10/2. She demonstrated her skill in lead and form - how well she controlled the horse, posture, and position - in walk, trot, canter, and transitions.
VARSITY MOUNTAIN BIKING: Sipho Msipa finished in 2nd place out of 48 riders, in the C race at our Lakes Region race at Dublin School last Wednesday.
VARSITY SOCCER: Robyn has had four goals in the last two games in addition to being incredibly focused, hardworking, and rock-solid in the middle of the field.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY: Miles Hearon, who, since the beginning of the season has not scored or finished in the top five, decided that he was going to do just that on Wednesday against KUA. It was Miles who won the meet for us.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY: The coaches of the perennially strong Holderness Bulls were very complimentary of VA's emerging varsity squad, but they were blown away by co-captain Ari Beauregard. Ari had an amazing 26 saves in the Wildcat's 0-4 loss to the Bulls on Saturday. This on the heals of a 0-1 Overtime loss to Northfield Mount Hermon last week in which Ari was also stellar in net for 68 eight minutes!
VARSITY FOOTBALL: Mathieu rushed 16 times for 185 yds and a touchdown in our game agains Hyde. On defense he led the team with 14 solo tackles and assisted on two more.
VARSITY FALL CREW: The Boys First Varsity Four (Mac Basescu, Garrett Kogel, Bobby Ronacher, George Atkins and Ben Burke) placed third at the New England Junior/High School Regional Championship Regatta. They beat NEPSAC rivals Bancroft and Brewster and made up sixteen seconds from last week on a very fast Northfield/Mount Hermon.
VARSITY MOUNTAIN BIKING: Angel Shi finished in 6th place at our recent Lakes Region race in North Conway, New Hampshire. Angel is new to the team and is already making a name for herself on the circuit.
VARSITY BOYS' Soccer: Alejandro Neo Uzal had two goals in the final 12 minutes of play against Tilton this Wednesday to fight our way back from a 2-goal defecit. He had been dangerous all game and finally broke through to preserve our indefeated record. On Saturday against Proctor, he also had a good game, making multiple dangerous runs and controlling the attack.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY: Co-captain of the field hockey team, and an awesome goal tender, Ari was stellar in net with 16 saves vs. Kimball Union on Saturday. She also logged a shutout vs. Deerfield this past Wednesday.
VARSITY MOUNTAIN BIKING: Connor Brown finished in 3rd out of a strong field of 24 riders in the B race at Rutland High School.
GIRLS' VARSITY SOCCER: As sweeper, she is the anchor of our defense, and is so dependable and steady in our backfield. In both games last week, she stopped multiple attempts by the opposing team, all with composure and grace. Additionally, she recorded her first ever assist in our game on Saturday, demonstrating her ability to build our attack from the backfield. She accomplished all this while overcoming an injured leg.
BOY'S VARSITY SOCCER: Neil led the charge for the boys varsity team against High Mowing, scoring our first goal of the game only 4 minutes into the game, and then scoring a second goal only 7 seconds into the second half. We have had trouble starting fast this year, so to score two goals so early in each period was crucial to getting the team off to a good start.
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GIRLS' VARSITY LACROSSE: Shelby was a scoring machine for us this week, putting up 6 goals in our win against Tilton and adding 4 more on Saturday against Proctor. Shelby's work ethic, smart play, and leadership set a great tone in both our contests.
BOYS' VARSITY LACROSSE: Taylor Hartwright lead his team to a 11-6 victory over Worcester Academy on Saturday, scoring seven goals. He scored five of those goals in the first half.
GIRLS' VARSITY LACROSSE: Despite being brand new to the sport, Jo-Hanna's high-pressure, denial defense and confidence on the field helped to pick up the entire team's work ethic in our two contests this past week.
BOYS' VARSITY TENNIS: Micky lost the first set decidedly 6-2 but came back in force to win the next two sets. Despite the wind, and despite his opponent's taking Micky out of his normal game, Micky emerged victoriously.
VARSITY SNOWBOARDING: Samantha Gillingham finished 2nd in our Lakes Region giant slalom this week and helped the girls' team to a share of the Lakes Region Girls' Alpine Snowboard Title, tied with Holderness.
Blake had two competitions this past week, a USASA Slopestyle @ Okemo last Saturday and a Lakes Region Slopestyle, hosted by WMS @ Cannon on Wednesday.
Blake dominated the field in both events. In the USASA, he won his age group, but also had the highest sore out of all competitors of all ages on the day, even snowboarders. At the Lakes Region event, Blake had a beautifully executed, stylish run for his second LR victory of the season. Blake continues to hold a high standard for himself, enjoy the sport immensely, represent his school very well, and encourage his teammates.
VARSITY GIRLS' HOCKEY: Melinda had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in a closely contested 4-3 loss against Deerfield Academy and had an assist and great offensive and defensive pressure in our 2-1 win over Proctor.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY: Jon finished second in the Lakes Region XC meet at Proctor. He is the top freshman in the league and is improving every race. He will continue his breakthrough season at the Lakes Region Championships on Wed at Holderness.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY: Ari had 19 saves vs. Bellows Falls on Saturday.
VARSITY MOUNTAIN BIKING: Craig won the A division Lakes Region race at Pine Hill Park Wednesday hosted by Rutland High School.
VARSITY GIRLS' SOCCER: Karen Porl has had a busy week as our sweeper. Karen plays the entire game and reliably cuts off the opponent's attack. Her ability to read the play gets better and better. She helps to organize the defense and keep the ball moving up the field.
VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER: Andrew Brown, our goalkeeper, has had two very good games this week. Even though we lost both games, he has come up with huge saves in both games that have kept us in games. Particularly against Holderness, he shut a very good team out for the second half and gave the team a chance to win against a very good team.
VARSITY FOOTBALL: Joe Stefanik had 26 carries for 212 yds, two TD's and a two-point conversion. He currently has over 500 yds rushing in three games. Joe put the game away for VA in the 4th quarter with two big TD runs of 14 yds and 35 yds in a 41-22 win over Hyde, ME.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY: On Wednesday vs. Williston, Chelsea had a standout day with several great crossing passes and three goals of her own. On Saturday vs. Northfield Mount Hermon, Chelsea led the offense with several break aways down the left wing and great crossing passes which led to 4 goals. She also stepped in at midfield and did a great job distributing the ball.
VARSITY GIRLS' SOCCER: In a tough week of competition, Magda kept us all going. As our center midfielder, she impacts our play at both ends. She scored our only goal vs. Brewster and set up our goal against New Hampton. Her game sense, athleticism and positivity made a huge difference this week.
VARSITY FOOTBALL: In our win against Hyde, CT, Mathieu had two touchdowns, seven carries for 70 yds, which is a ten yards per run average, and he was the leading tackler with nine individual tackles.
VARSITY BOY'S SOCCER: Austin Ahimbisibwe has scored a goal in every single game we've played this season, including the game-winner against NMH last Wednesday, and an extremely impressive goal against New Hampton yesterday. He is our main target on offense and draws double coverage in just about every game.
VARSITY GIRLS' SOCCER: Robyn has been amazingly consistent and reliable for us at the stopper position. In a 4-1 start to the season, she has been instrumental in organizing the defense and creating offensive pressure. She is a steady player and as one coach said, she is like a super hero - she is always there when you need her.
VARSITY GIRLS' SOCCER: Emma has scored three goals in our two opening games, helping the team secure two victories. She is a tenacious, aggressive player and has already made an impact on the team.