The Hotchkiss Record

New Sports Gear in Our Future

Chris Williams ’19 browses school apparel.

Britney Douglas ’19

November 1, 2018

This year, the school was approached by Atlantic Sportswear, producer of Under Armour sports wear, with a proposal to produce Hotchkiss gear. The sports apparel business has been dominated recently by three major brands: Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour. Mr. Danny Smith, Director of Athletics, clarified...

Athlete of the Issue: Max Quinn ’19

Max Quinn ’19 practices dodging cut blocks during a drill.

Meera Katsura ’22

November 1, 2018

Max Quinn is a four-year Senior and co-captain of Boys Varsity Football. Quinn also plays Varsity Baseball in the spring. According to Henry Emswiler ’22, Max is “not only a football and baseball athlete, but like a big brother” to players on the football team.When did you start playing football ...

Varsity Field Hockey Sticks to its Strengths

Nia Butler ’21 dives for the ball.

Lucas Mastrodomenico ’20

November 1, 2018

With a record of 8-1-1, Varsity Field Hockey has had a blazing start to the season. Despite unexpectedly losing the second game of the season to Deerfield, the team bounced back with a 2-0 win against Williston, and hasn’t lost a game since. This year, the team underwent a coaching change, as f...

Underdogs Rock College Football Rankings

Charlie Knight '20

October 31, 2018

This year has been a whirlwind for college football.  NCAA titans Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Texas have fallen out of favor, while Purdue, Oklahoma State, and the heretofore unknown Old Dominion (ODU) have been thrown into the national spotlight. These upsets have shaken up the top 25 rankings, ...

Coach’s Corner: Charlie Frankenbach

Fly-fishing Coach Charlie Frankenbach instructs Nick Fleischer ’18.

Britney Douglas ’19

October 19, 2018

Mr. Charlie Frankenbach, instructor in English, has been a member of the school community for 29 years. He coaches fly-fishing in the fall and Boys JV Basketball in the winter seasons. Ben Meyers ’19, a member of fly-fishing, said, “As a fly fishing coach, he asks anglers to fully immerse themselves in...

JV Volleyball: A Team Redesigned

Rena Peng ’22 serves the ball during practice.

Deb Adeyemi ’19

October 19, 2018

Set side by side, last year’s JV Girls Volleyball team and this year’s differ greatly. A new Head Coach, Mr. William Fenton, and a completely overhauled roster present a unique challenge this year. However, the JV girls see this as a rare opportunity to establish a new identity. Co-captain Sonali...

Thirds Soccer Combines Fury and Fun on the Field

Luke Gardiner ’21 fights for the ball.

Yuki Zhang ’22

October 19, 2018

Last year, Deerfield and Taft were the only teams to stand between Boys Thirds Soccer and an undefeated season. This year, the team has already defeated both of those teams as part of a 5-1 start.Boys Thirds Soccer experienced an influx of new upperclass students this season. Scott Lewis ’19, a...

Boys Cross Country Sets Sights on Founders

Ethan Sprole ’20 and Harry Li ’20 sprint to the finish line during a cross country meet.

Lucas Mastrodomenico ’20

October 19, 2018

Although Boys Varsity Cross Country ended last year’s season with a record of 6-3 and a second place finish at the Founders League Championship, the team is far from satisfied. This year the team aims to finish in first place.At Founders last year, all five scoring runners - Michael Duncan ’19,...

Athlete of the Issue: Gill Duquette ’19

Gillian Duquette ’19 punts the ball at a home game against Westminster.

Auden Koetters ’22

October 19, 2018

Gill Duquette ’19 has been a member of the Girls Varsity Soccer team for four years. She is also goalie of Girls Varsity Hockey. Louisa Essuman ’20, striker on Girls Varsity Soccer, said, “She’s helpful on and off the field. Anytime I’m having a bad game, I know she’ll be there to cheer me...

For JV Field Hockey, Progress Turns Into Success

Isabella Giordano ’20 handles the ball during a Field Hockey game last year.

Claire Wang ’21

October 19, 2018

Last Saturday’s game against Sacred Heart was frustrating for Girls JV Field Hockey; after four tied games this season, the team suffered a loss, with a score of 0-2. With many new players, the young team teeters on the cusp of success. This year’s training is crucial in building a strong lineup...

Mountain Biking Shifts into High Gear

Alex Kulicki ’19 rides on a forest trail.

Stephanie Ge '22

October 4, 2018

This season, Varsity Mountain Biking plans to leave opponents in the dust. This season is a special one, as it is the team’s first year being officially recognized by the school as a varsity sport. “We’ve got four or five new racers this year,” said Head Coach Michael Fitzgerald, “and they...

Girls Varsity Soccer Kicks New Season into Action

Keiko Smith ’21 winds up for a kick.

Nick Hsu '20

October 4, 2018

The Girls Varsity Soccer team is excited to begin a competitive season after three weeks of hard practice and scrimmages. Despite losing 0-1 in its first game against Northfield Mount Hermon, the team rebounded and won decisive games against Millbrook and Williston by scores of 6-1 and 2-1, respectively. ...