Congratulations to Joonseong “Jake” Lim ’23 and Liam Burke ’23 for receiving Cardigan’s Student-Athlete of the Week Awards. Read what their coaches have to say about them below, and meet all the students who were nominated. Learn more about Athletics at Cardigan Mountain School.
Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Joonseong “Jake” Lim ’23 - Varsity Tennis
Jake had a very impressive week, coming to practice very focused and challenging his peers to step up their level every day. He has earned a spot to play singles this week, and I am sure he will compete well. He is a pleasure to work with and has come a long way since he started to play tennis at Cardigan two years ago. It has been very remarkable to witness his progress. Jake plays aggressively, is intelligent and determined, and does everything to get better every day.
Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Liam Burke ’23 - JV Lacrosse
Liam had a solid performance last week and was instrumental in our ability to possess the ball on both ends.
Other Varsity Nominations
George Kavanaugh ’23 - Varsity Baseball
George has shown himself to be a great leader on the team this season. He competes each and every practice and game, including this past weekend against Exeter. He did a great job on the mound, pitching several innings with multiple strikeouts. Most importantly, George works to encourage his teammates, no matter the score.
Tucker Harris ’23 Varsity Lacrosse
Tucker has played very well this past week in both practices and games. He won a lot of GBs to gain possession for the team and scored a pole goal against Westy. He continues to be a big part of the defense and always gets the ground balls anytime he is near one. He always gives 100% effort, whether it’s practice or we’re blowing a team out. Tucker is always out there, leading by example and helping the team improve with his effort and expectations.
Other Sub-Varsity Nominations
Conley Chen ’24 - Fourths/Reserve Lacrosse
Conley had a superb game versus Hartland during Spring Family Weekend. He focused on having a good defensive position throughout the contest and led the way for the Cougars by communicating well with his teammates and running the ball up the field to help the squad clear the ball. During the week at practice, he listened attentively to his coaches and worked as hard as any player on the team. Furthermore, he volunteers to help every time a coach needs assistance. For these reasons, Conley is our nomination for Student Athlete of the Week.
Griffin Jones ’25 - CORE
Griffin always contributes his best and looks for things that need doing. He is an enthusiastic participant in the program; whether processing firewood or tending the fire, he receives directions well and is a team player.
Souta Kidosaki ’24 - Reserve Tennis
An enthusiastic player, Souta comes to practice with a smile on his face and an eagerness to compete. As a doubles player, he makes great shots and serves as an engaging partner. He has improved tremendously since he started on the team.
Kaiyang “Stephen” Chen ’23 - JV tennis
Stephen is one of those leaders who never seeks the spotlight but always does the right thing! He’s an athlete who gives it his all and does it with a contagious smile. Without flinching, he does what’s needed from his coaches and teammates. On the court, he’s got a killer serve and utilizes a power forehand that is sure to strike fear in the heart of his opponents! We are fortunate to have him as not only a member of our team, but as a captain who leads by example! Thank you, Stephen, for your commitment to tennis and the community!
Devin Cokinos ’25 - Thirds Lacrosse
Devin has been our most consistent scorer, including three goals and one assist in our last game.
Max Timbrell ’25 - Thirds Baseball
Max has earned our nomination for Student-Athlete of the Week for his great effort pitching and his continued willingness to help his team. He started against Indian River School, doing an excellent job throwing strikes and striking out many batters. In his second appearance on the mound this season, he showed much growth with more confidence and determination. Max’s effort greatly helps his team as he leads by example.
Brady Drury ’25 - Fourths Tennis
Brady is the player most likely to get to whatever point in the court the ball has been hit and will keep it in play no matter what. His games have been won by outlasting his opponents and allowing them to work themselves into a corner. His game is a patient one, which is impressive for a young player. Brady also won his match against Tilton 8-0 by hustling the court but never rushing the point.
Eli Heffer ’25 - JV Baseball
Eli showed tremendous courage pitching in our game against Claremont on Saturday. Despite some very challenging conditions, he stayed positive and did his best to throw strikes and put his team in a good position. He also hustled on the bases and was a great teammate throughout a game that was very difficult. Eli shows up and is always willing to do what is asked of him by his coaches, a testament to his coachability and team-first mentality.
Keunhoo Park ’23 - Thirds Tennis
Keunhoo is one of the hardest workers on the Thirds Tennis Team. He is committed to practicing his technical skills, and as a result, he has developed one of the best serves and hardest backhands on the team. The coaches can always depend on Keunhoo to lead by example. Keep up the great work!