The Hotchkiss Record

Senior Athletes Reflect

Margo Donohue ’22, Hannah Goldberg ’22, and Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editors

May 28, 2020

The Sports Editors asked Senior athletes to look back on memories of their time at the school. Reflections were lightly edited for clarity.   Julia ChaiThroughout my time at Hotchkiss, I have been on the Girls Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Squash, and Varsity Field Hockey team. Each of...

Bearcats to Play Sports in College

Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

After leading Hotchkiss teams to many successes, these 39 Seniors plan to continue their athletic careers in college. BaseballDillon Cleary - Kenyon CollegeJack Cooper - Columbia University BasketballMiles Brewster - Boston UniversityKyle Jenkins - Lafayette CollegeVasja...

Athlete of the Issue: Jacqui Rice ’20

Rice has been sailing on Lake Wononscopomuc since her Prep year.

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Jacqui Rice ’20 is a four-year senior and co-captain of Varsity Sailing. She has been sailing on Lake Wononscopomuc since her Prep year at Hotchkiss and also served as a Fairfield Farm Ecosystems and Adventure Team (FFEAT) leader for the fall season. Teammate Nicole Morikawa ’21 said, “She is the...

Athlete of the Issue: Obi Okoli ’20

Obi Okoli ’20 runs the 110 m and 300 m hurdles for Boys Varsity Track and Field.

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Obinna Okoli ’20 is a Senior and a four-year member of Boys Varsity Squash and Boys Varsity Track and Field. On the squash team, he played as the #3 seed this year; on the track team, he runs the 110 m and 300 m hurdles. His squash teammate John Nicholson ’22 said, “Obi is extremely reliable, on a...

Athlete of the Issue: Jen Li ’20

Li was positioned to be the number one seed on Girls Varsity Tennis for this season.

Hannah Goldberg ’22, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Jen Li ’20 is a four-year Senior and captain of both Girls Varsity Tennis and Girls Varsity Cross Country. Last spring, the Girls Varsity Tennis team earned the 2019 Founders League title. Li was positioned to be the number one seed for this season. Teammate Tara Bhandari ’21 said, “Jen is pro...

Athlete of the Issue: David Vega ’20

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team.

Jiahua Chen ’20, Digital Media Editor / Photo Editor

May 18, 2020

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team. He started playing Ultimate at Hotchkiss and is currently a co-captain alongside Isaac Alicea ’20 and Sandrine Brien ’20. Teammate, Toby Pouler ’20, said, “David Vega has been the heart and soul of the ultimate...

NCAA Approves Compensation for Student-Athletes

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, NCAA student-athletes will now be able to accept compensation from sponsors and third-party companies.

Alex Cheng ’23

May 11, 2020

On April 29, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Board of Directors announced that student-athletes will now be able to accept compensation from sponsors and third-party companies. The move, which will benefit college athletes playing Division I, II, and III, started gaining tracti...

NFL Brings Hope for Exciting Season

The NFL draft arrived on April 23.

Alex Cheng ’23

May 4, 2020

After three months of painstaking waiting, the National Football League (NFL) Draft finally arrived on April 23. Often the tipping point between contenders and pretenders, the 2020 draft came with its fair share of surprises and steals.The NFL originally announced that the draft would take in Las Ve...

Athlete of the Issue: Delaney Hayes ’20

Delaney Hayes ’20 is a three-year senior and co-captain for Girls Varsity Lacrosse and Girls Varsity Soccer.

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Delaney Hayes ’20 is a three-year senior and co-captain for Girls Varsity Lacrosse and Girls Varsity Soccer. Next season, Hayes will play on the Women’s Lacrosse team for Marist College. Teammate Julia Chai ’20 said, “Delaney is not only a great friend and teammate, but also a leader. She is...

Advice from Athletes

Margo Donohue ’22, Hannah Goldberg ’22, and Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editors

April 27, 2020

This week, Sports Editors Margo Donohue ’22, Hannah Goldberg ’22, and Rachel Mokriski ’21 interviewed Senior athletes for advice. ...

Professional Sports During the Coronavirus

Sports programs across the country have been forced to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas Bailey ’22

April 27, 2020

After health concerns continued to grow in early March, the effects of COVID-19 started to take a visible toll on American life. In addition to restaurants and businesses, sports programs across the country have also been forced to adjust to the situation. In early March, the National Basketball Associa...

Varsity Teams Inspire Motivation Through At-Home Initiatives

The Girls Varsity Squash  team has been doing live workouts together over Zoom.

Phil Warren ’23, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

Despite school cancellations and social-distancing measures, sports teams are still finding ways to strengthen the bond between team members and train during this pandemic. While it’s impossible to replicate the experience of a season on campus with teammates, teams have been trying to keep their ...