Cardigan’s Student-Athletes of the Week for February 27, 2017
Congratulations to Malcolm Bussey ’18 and Tripp Hindle ’17 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award. Read what Malcolm and Tripp’s coaches have to say about them below, and meet all the students who were nominated.
Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Malcolm Bussey – Varsity Hockey
Malcolm ended the season on quite a high note and in the recent week, was a workhorse for our team. He killed penalties, played on the power play, was a physical force on the forecheck and he also found the back of the net. Malcolm immersed himself on our team and it is regrettable that the season comes to an end because Malcolm’s talent and skills are truly progressing. He finished the season on a high note and I look forward to next year! For those reasons Malcolm deserves to be our athlete of the week.
Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Tripp Hindle – Thirds Hockey
Tripp battled hard through a tough ankle injury and worked his way back into the line up. He has been a fine captain this year by setting a positive example and motivating his team to be solid representatives of Cardigan on and off the ice.
Other Varsity Nominations
Finn Kopp – Varsity Nordic Skiing
Finn had a great race at Vermont Academy on Wednesday. He served as the anchor for his relay team on the challenging 3 km course. As Finn approached the finish, a boy from another school fell in front of him, and Finn stopped to make sure he was okay. This was a class act showing his tremendous sportsmanship. He also did well at the Middle School Championships on Friday at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Good skiing this season, Finn!
Matt Pecora – Varsity Wrestling
Matt had an extremely successful year, and has grown as both a technical wrestler and competitor. He finished the season 16-0 with 15 wins by way of a pin. He concluded his stellar year with a championship win at the Fessenden tournament.
Gianluca Audia - Alpine Skiing
Gianluca has made tremendous progress this year, and despite being the youngest member of the team, has made large contributions to our success. He works hard every day to improve his skills. Most notably this past week he competed at the Dartmouth Skiway in some very tough conditions. He skied well and represented Cardigan with class, and will be competing this coming weekend against all members of the state in the NH U14 Finals.
T.J. Zagarri - Varsity Basketball
T.J. has been a starter on and off this season, and especially excelled in the last two weeks where our team played our best. His role on the team had a lot to do with that success, as he started our scoring in each of our last three games. He is prepared and comfortable to hit any shot, and makes plays on defense and offense. He scored 12 points in a win at New Hampton, 14 points against Holderness, and nine points in a close loss against Eaglebrook. During this last stretch, he has stayed hot from three-point range with seven in his last three games.
Hector Villarreal – Varsity Snowboarding
Knowing that the season was coming to a close, Hector decided to face his fear and compete in his first slopestyle event at Proctor on Wednesday. The entire day, he showed his passion for the snow, encouraging his teammates to do their best, cheering on his teammates, and representing Cardigan with pride. Hector has worked very hard this season to improve his skills, is coachable and kind, and has gone from a beginner rider to an excellent all-mountain rider. Keep on shredding, Hector!
Other Sub-Varsity Nominations
Jun Lee - Reserve Hockey
Jun continues to be a stalwart on the defensive corp for the Reserve Hockey Team. His quiet demeanor and strong work ethic make Jun a true team player. In our final game of the season, his strong presence on the blue line kept the team in the game as he broke up numerous scoring chances for the opposing team. Jun has been a consistent contributor all season!
Charlie Ross – JV Hockey
Charlie had an amazing week and year for the JV Hockey Team. Charlie lead our defenseman in scoring during the Rumsey Hall tournament and played a great defensive game, earning a nomination to the all-tournament team. He has worked really hard throughout the year to improve his skills and has been a great teammate. Great work, Charlie!
Matthew Hong – Reserve Basketball
Matthew was crowned Mr. Reserve Basketball for his performance in the inaugural Mr. Reserve Basketball Olympics. He worked hard and put forth great effort, winning two out of the five events.
Owen Fu – JV Basketball
Owen has been one of our most improved players of the season. In addition to his determination to improve, he has demonstrated excellent effort recently. He is a great teammate to everyone, and is always the first one to grab the water bottles or med kit for a game.
Taehoon (Thomas) Lee – Thirds Basketball
Thomas hustled throughout our last game and was one of our top scorers. Thomas also played his best game as forward this season, and his effort really made a difference for the team.