Athlete of the Issue: Henry Emswiler ’22


Teddy Loescher ’24

Henry Emswiler ’22 rallying the team.

Henry Emswiler, a four-year Senior and a co-captain of the Varsity Football team, plays defensive lineman and offensive tackle. Co-captain Will Hedley ’22 said, “Henry has always been a welcoming person since the very first day I arrived on campus. His discipline holds everyone accountable and motivates us to work harder and push ourselves. He makes every person around him better.”

What are your plans for the future?

While I am unsure of my exact plans for the future, I hope to continue to play football at the collegiate level. This sport has helped shape the person I am today and I am not ready to let that aspect of my life go quite yet. I hope to finish out this season strong and continue to improve. 

What advice would you give to other football players?

I would advise other players to be the hardest worker on the field. Football is a game where effort, intensity, and heart are the most important thing on the field. The best players are the ones who give it their all every play without a fail.

Are there any traditions on the football team?

After every game, we award “Bearcats” to players who did well. These players receive stickers that they put on their helmets for games. Additionally, there is the very important tradition of brotherhood which has lasted for around 129 years. Developing this brotherhood is a huge priority because it helps us come together on the field. The football team has been a large part of what has made my time at Hotchkiss so special and it is because of that brotherhood that I will remember it forever. 

What is your goal for the remainder of the season?

After COVID-19 cancelled last year’s season, my main goal has been to cherish this season as much as possible, especially since this is my last one at Hotchkiss. Although our team had a rocky start to the season, we had a big win against Lawrenceville which raised everyone’s spirits. My hope is that we continue to develop a strong brotherhood and beat Taft!

Who has helped you the most throughout your football career?

Over the years, I have made lots of improvement on and off the field and the person who has helped me do so is Coach Brodie Quinn. He is part of the reason that I fell in love with this sport and he has helped me through every success. He has held me to high expectations and provided me with the lessons on how to be a leader, a hard worker, and a good person.