Varsity Teams Enter Playoffs

Hotchkiss athletes have fought long and hard this winter season and it has paid off for many of them. The Girls Varsity Basketball team, Boys Varsity Basketball team, and the Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team all move onto the 2022 NEPSAC tournaments in their respective sports.

The young and talented Girls Varsity Basketball team will continue its upward progression. During Head Coach Michael Hickey’s first season two years ago, the team nearly doubled its wins from the previous season and has continued to improve. Of the 14 girls on the roster, only one is a senior so for many of the girls on the team, this was their first competitive season with Hotchkiss. The Girls Varsity Basketball is seeded eighth and will battle it out at Kent on Wednesday, March 2.

Two years ago, the Boys Varsity Basketball team lost in the last minute against Loomis in the finals of the NEPSAC Class A tournament. This year, the team will return again led by captain Kenny Noland ’22. Not playing any games last season emphasizes the value of each moment the team has with each other. The Boys Varsity Basketball team is seeded first and will play against Berkshire in Fowle on Wednesday, March 2.

This year’s Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team is fortunate to have a strong and youthful roster that has helped push the team towards a 8-9-1 record. With nearly 30 girls on the team, ten of them are seniors who have been tremendous leaders for the rest of the group. The Girls Varsity Ice Hockey is seeded sixth and will battle it out on the road against Choate on Wednesday, March 2.