The Hotchkiss Record

JV Volleyball: A Team Redesigned

JV Volleyball: A Team Redesigned

Deb Adeyemi ’19

October 18, 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

Thirds Soccer Combines Fury and Fun on the Field

Yuki Zhang ’22

October 18, 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

Boys Cross Country Sets Sights on Founders

Lucas Mastrodomenico ’20

October 18, 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

Athlete of the Issue: Gill Duquette ’19

Auden Koetters ’22

October 18, 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

For JV Field Hockey, Progress Turns Into Success

Claire Wang ’21

October 18, 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

Mountain Biking Shifts into High Gear

Stephanie Ge '22

October 3, 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

Girls Varsity Soccer Kicks New Season into Action

Nick Hsu '20

October 3, 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. ...

Blue and White Adds Leaders

Blue and White Adds Leaders

Lucy Haswell '20

October 3, 2018

Have you noticed more school spirit on game days this season? Last year, the Blue and White Society had three Senior heads, one Upper Mid head, and a board made up of Seniors and Upper Mids. As their time as school spirit leaders came to an end, however, last year’s heads wanted more members of the com...

Boys Water Polo Shares an Unbreakable Bond

Boys Water Polo Shares an Unbreakable Bond

Sydney Goldstein ’22

October 3, 2018

The tide may be finally turning for Boys Varsity Water Polo.  With a new head coach and five new players, the team is confident that it can get the program moving in the right direction. This season, five new players join 13 returners. According to Carter Levine ’22, “The transition has been very good,...

Exceptional Athlete and Sore Loser

Exceptional Athlete and Sore Loser

Cyrus Farmaian '20

October 3, 2018

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, tennis superstar Serena Williams and underdog Naomi Osaka faced off in what would become the most controversial and talked about U.S. Open Women’s Singles finals in recent history. The first set of the match went relatively smoothly, with Osaka breaking Williams’s ...

Athlete of the Issue: Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff

Athlete of the Issue: Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff

Luke Kalaydjian '20

October 3, 2018

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff ’19 is co-captain of the Cross-Country team and has been running with the team since his Prep year. Andrew is also an active member and co-captain of Track and Field during the Spring season. Kostia Howard ’20, said, “He’s a very motivated runner and very dedicated to the...

Thirds Field Hockey Avenges Loss to Taft

Thirds Field Hockey Avenges Loss to Taft

October 3, 2018

One loss. Taft 1, Hotchkiss 0. One year ago, that’s all that separated the Hotchkiss Thirds Field Hockey team from an undefeated season.  On the last game of the season home against Taft, the team suffered a shocking upset in what was supposed to be the cherry on top of a historic season. When t...