The Hotchkiss Record

Athlete of the Issue: Meagan Campbell ’21

Meagan Campbell ’21 has played field hockey for seven years.

Nithya Chundi ’23

September 24, 2020

Meagan Campbell ’21 is a four-year Senior and a captain of Girls Varsity Field Hockey. She has played field hockey for seven years and is a part of the Field Hockey Captains Council, a new initiative designed to promote inclusivity on the team. Meagan also plays on the Girls Varsity Hockey team in t...

Athletes Learning Remotely

Some athletes had to make the tough decision to sacrifice their on-campus experience to continue their commitment to sports this fall. 

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

After spending months away from school, many students were excited at the prospect of journeying back to campus. However, with COVID-19 protocols requiring all students to remain on campus upon their return to Lakeville, some athletes had to make the tough decision to sacrifice their on-campus exper...

Fall and Spring Athletes Get a Head Start

Winter and spring teams can now practice at scheduled times with coaches this fall.

Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

Although the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC)’s cancellation of the fall season devastated many fall athletes, it does come with certain benefits for winter and spring athletes. In July, the athletic conference lifted its ban on out-of-season coaching, announcing that winter and spri...

NBA Playoffs Postponed Following Bucks Strike

Hannah Goldberg ’22, Sports Editor

September 10, 2020

George Floyd. Elijah McClain. Breonna Taylor. Tennis player Naomi Osaka has shown solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement by wearing facemasks with the names of victims of police brutality to her matches. After withdrawing from her semi-final match in the Western and Southern Open, she wrote on...

School Updates Co-Curricular Program

Off-season sports such as ultimate frisbee are now available as club co-curriculars in the fall.

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

September 9, 2020

After the Garland residents finish spending the two-week quarantine playing golf on the seventh fairway, they could find themselves on the athletic field, exploring the school’s trails, or participating in the Math Team as their fall season co-curricular.  The 2020-2021 school year has arrived with m...

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 Chai Throughout 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.  Baseball Dillon Cleary - Kenyon College Jack Cooper - Columbia University   Basketball Miles Brewster - Boston University Kyle Jenkins - Lafayette College Vasja...

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...