The Hotchkiss Record

JV Volleyball Bounces Back

JV Volleyball Bounces Back

Vivian Shi ’23

November 9, 2019

With a large proportion of fresh faces, the JV Volleyball team has been forced to develop chemistry on the fly. Although the season has been rocky at times, new players have demonstrated potential for the future. After starting the season off with three straight wins, the team fell to Taft in the...

In Brief: Chapman Petersen ’22 Wins Nationals

Cyrus Farman-Farmaian ’21, Connie Cao ’21, and Lucas Mastrodomenico ’20

November 9, 2019

Chapman Petersen ’22 won the High School National Championship in the Laser Radial Class on November 3, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by a Hotchkiss sailor since 1994. By defending his New England Championship at the Hyannis Yacht Club, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this past October, Chapman...

Water Polo Finishes Bittersweet Season

Water Polo Finishes Bittersweet Season

Ha Trang Tran ’22

November 9, 2019

As the season comes to a close, the Varsity Water Polo team hopes to end on a high note in its last few matches leading up to Taft Week. Going into the season having graduated two of its starters last year, the team had to find ways to adjust and integrate new players into the team. Other members have...

Athlete of the Issue: Debo Salako ’20

Athlete of the Issue:  Debo Salako ’20

Rachel Mokriski ’21

November 9, 2019

Debo Salako ’20 is a four-year member of the Boys Varsity Soccer team, for which he plays center back. In addition to playing soccer, he wrestles in the winter and runs track in the spring. His teammate JD Comeau ’21 said, “Debo is an instrumental [member] of the Varsity Soccer Program. He supports...

Thirds Field Hockey Seeks Repeat Victory Against Taft

Thirds Field Hockey Seeks Repeat Victory Against Taft

Margo Donohue ’22

November 9, 2019

After being robbed of the oppurtunity to play on Taft day last year, the Thirds Field Hockey team remains focused and motivated in the week leading up to Taft Day. Last year, Thirds Field Hockey played for less than five minutes on Taft day due to snow, mud, and puddles on the field. Two years ago,...

JV Boys Soccer Brings Unique Style

JV Boys Soccer Brings Unique Style

Connie Cao ’21

November 9, 2019

With Taft Day on the horizon, the JV Boys Soccer team plans to come away with a win. Having graduated ten Seniors last year, the team is in a rebuilding phase, looking to build the foundation for a strong and competitive team that plays to its strengths and employs its new talents. Co-captain Michael...

Coach’s Corner: Victoria McGee

Coach’s Corner: Victoria McGee

Connie Cao ’21

October 24, 2019

Coach Victoria McGee began her role as the new Head Coach of Rowing last spring, when the sport was first introduced to the Hotchkiss community. During the day, Coach McGee can be found in Harris House conducting interviews for prospective students or in the Library working at the Circulation Desk. Having...

Girls Cross Country Races Past Competition

Girls Cross Country Races Past Competition

Charlotte Urquhart ’21

October 24, 2019

Girls Cross Country has had a fast-paced start to the season and hopes to maintain the same energy and positivity that has brought the girls success in past years. At the first meet of the season, the Canterbury Invitational, the team placed one rank higher than last year. However, the team faces major...

Boys Varsity Soccer Builds New Culture

Boys Varsity Soccer Builds New Culture

Max Beckwith ’21

October 24, 2019

The Boys Varsity Soccer team is building a new culture of dedication to inspire its players. Over two-thirds of the way through the season, the team has achieved impressive results with a 5-5-2 record, which is already equal to the number of games the team won last year during the whole season. The boys...

Athlete of the Issue: Sandrine Brien ’20

Athlete of the Issue: Sandrine Brien ’20

Cyrus Farman-Farmaian ’21

October 24, 2019

Sandrine Brien ’20, a four-year Senior and Co-captain of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, has helped the team to three New England Finals during her time here. Field hockey teammate Julia Chai ’20 said, "She is a great leader on and off the field, leading by example at practice. She [also] does a...

Mountain Biking in High Gear

Mountain Biking  in High Gear

Vivian Shi ’23

October 24, 2019

Although the Mountain Biking team is only in its fourth year, the team is dominating the league. It has expanded rapidly and nearly doubled in size since its inaugural year, with 14 bikers now on the roster. Charlie McLean ’22 said, “On the first day of practice, I couldn’t believe I was looking...

Girls JV Soccer Embraces New Leadership

October 24, 2019

As the weather grows colder, the Girls JV Soccer team brings a warm energy to the field with its confidence and genuine camaraderie. Creating a strong team bond has been one of the major focus points of the team this year, particularly in integrating new lowerclass students with returners. After graduating...