The Hotchkiss Record

Spring Trips Give Teams a Head Start

Spring Trips Give Teams a Head Start

Bo Zeigler ’20

April 11, 2019

Over Spring Break, the Co-ed Sailing, Boys and Girls Varsity Lacrosse, and Boys Varsity Baseball teams traveled across the country to train for the upcoming season. The Sailing team traveled to The Edison Sailing Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Its days included two practices and time for team bonding...

JV Ultimate Handles a New Season

JV Ultimate Handles a New Season

Yitong Wu ’20

April 11, 2019

After two weeks of practices indoors, the JV Ultimate players will finally be back on Taylor Field. Although many strong returning players have moved up to Varsity, JV is brimming with many new players. Together, the players are working to form a strong team culture. Returning player Justin Han ’20...

Athlete of the Issue: Bradford Rawlings ’19

Athlete of the Issue:  Bradford Rawlings ’19

Charlie Comfort ’21

April 11, 2019

Bradford Rawlings ’19 is a three-year Senior and a defenseman on the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team. In the Fall, he was co-captain and starting goalkeeper for the Boys Varsity Soccer team. Ryan Sellew ’21, his lacrosse teammate, said, “Brad has developed as a player and a leader throughout his years...

Two Spring Teams Canceled

Two Spring Teams Canceled

Max Beckwith ’21

April 11, 2019

Unfortunately, the athletics program is down two girls teams this spring. There was not sufficient interest in the Girls JV Softball or Girls Varsity Water Polo teams, prompting their cancellations. The two teams tried to reach out and recruit more students, but as the spring season got closer, it became...

Girls Varsity Tennis Defends Multiple Titles

Girls Varsity Tennis Defends Multiple Titles

Christian Crider ’20

April 11, 2019

The girls on the Varsity Tennis Team may be the defending New England Champions, but they are not letting last year’s success make them complacent. Co-Captains Savannah Roberts ’19 and Ginny Barnes ’19 have said that another New England Title would be fantastic, but that their main focus is to...

Sailing Rigs Up For New Season

Sailing Rigs Up  For New Season

Ben Do ’22

April 11, 2019

Though the lake temperature is still near freezing, the sailing team is already on the water preparing for its upcoming season. The Sailing team’s two Head Coaches each bring their own unique experience and personality to the team. Coach Tom Peabody, who also works as a college advisor, brings experience...

Varsity Diving Comes Up Big at Founders

Varsity Diving Comes Up Big at Founders

Ben Do ’22

March 7, 2019

While Varsity Swimming has seen major improvements and great success, the Varsity Diving team is also making a big splash this season. On Wednesday, February 20, the Varsity Diving team, led by Head Coach Heather Perrenoud and Co-captain Olivia King ’19, traveled to the Westminster School to compete...

Boys Varsity Hockey Beats the Odds

Robert Phillips ’20

March 7, 2019

With a record of 11-11-2, the Boys Varsity Hockey team enjoyed a seven-game improvement over last year’s season and was seconds away from an even more drastic turnaround. However, the team failed to make the playoffs after four overtime (OT) losses in the last five games. But it did prove itself capabl...

Athlete of the Issue: Hattie Childs ’19

Athlete of the Issue: Hattie Childs ’19

Gunnar Overstrom ’21

March 4, 2019

Hattie Childs ’19, co-captain of the Varsity Basketball team, plays center and has been a force both on and off the court throughout her time on the team. Harper Rosati ‘19 said, “Her smile brightens all of our days, and she always comes into practice ready to leave her all on the court. If an...

UEFA Champions League Returns for 2019 Season

UEFA Champions League Returns for 2019 Season

Sander Kujis '21

March 1, 2019

Soccer fans around the world have been anticipating the return of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League, the most elite club competition in the world.This year’s league is set to be a closely contested one, with several teams such as Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, Liverpoo...

Athlete of the Issue: Scott Shrager ’19

Athlete of the Issue: Scott Shrager ’19

Mame Balde ’20

February 14, 2019

Scott Shrager ’19 is a four-year member and co-captain of the Boys Varsity Squash team. Beck Ayres ’22 said, “Scott is a determined captain. He is always the first one onto the court in practice and the last one out. He works as hard or harder than anyone else on the team, and it’s going to ...

Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

Charlie Knight ’20

February 14, 2019

Former Hotchkiss soccer star Nicky Downs ’15 may be going pro, but he won’t be far away. This January, Downs signed with Hartford Athletic, an expansion team in the United Soccer League. After four-year soccer careers at Hotchkiss and then Yale, Downs will be staying in Connecticut even as he move...