Congratulations to Gannon Peters ’19 and Jack Ren ’19 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award. Read what their coaches have to say about them below, and meet all the students who were nominated.
Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Gannon Peters ’19 – Varsity Lacrosse
Gannon Peters started the season with a strong work ethic and a determination to improve and make others around him better. He has been a quiet leader on and off the field. In games, Gannon has been counted on to lead the midfield defense, often being asked to match up with and shut down the top midfielder. Gannon was also a huge presence on the clear, face-offs, and ground ball play. Keep up the great work Gannon.
Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Jack Ren ’19 – JV Tennis
Jack exhibited resilience and fortitude in his two victories against St. Paul’s School on Saturday. Jack won a thrilling singles match by a tally of 8-6, and despite the palpable fatigue, he partnered with Diego Villarreal to topple a formidable doubles squad from St Paul’s, with the victorious score of 8-4. Throughout the day, Jack conducted himself honorably, and served up a bevy of brilliant ground strokes. I am proud to nominate him for this week’s student-athlete of the week.
Other Varsity Nominations
Gerardo De Rueda Renero ’19 – Varsity Tennis
Gerardo had a great tryout week and yesterday he won our first game of the season. He works hard every practice and I can tell already that he will be a great teammate.
Other Sub-Varsity Nominations
Kenny Chen ’20 – Thirds Tennis
Kenny has been working hard through tryouts and has won his first few matches in our season-long singles log. He stays focused, calm, and is extremely coachable.
Harry Yuan ’19 – Rock Climbing
Harry has had a very nice start to Rock Climbing since spring break. Rock climbing is a very challenging sport, and Harry has embraced the difficulty and worked diligently to try the techniques the coaches have introduced thus far. Furthermore, Harry has done fine work in learning about being a safe belayer and a safe spotter in the cave. Harry has been a wonderful addition to Rock Climbing this spring!
Alex Pilliod ’19 – JV Lacrosse
Alex has been nominated for his hustle, enthusiasm, and leadership. He took it upon himself to guide and lead newer players during the team tryout process.
Tiger Yang ’22 – C.O.R.E.
Each student will be asked to be the C.O.R.E. group leader for two days in a row. The leader is asked to have a game plan for the day, which involves considering what jobs need doing and coordinating those jobs. The leader consults with his fellow C.O.R.E. members and they formulate a plan together. Tiger, as a sixth grader, showed good communication skills with his peers and coordinated a delicious snack of nachos! He was thoughtful and considerate in his actions and we value his contributions and therefore nominate him as our student-athlete of the week.
Jacob Abdeen ’19 – Reserve Tennis
Jacob returns to the reserves squad again this year, and has been enthusiastic and hardworking throughout. He was competitive in the doubles ladder, working his way to the top of the ladder twice. Most importantly he has been a real leader and help during our cleanup process, directing the moving of the nets, and making sure the job is done timely and well.
Hector Benavides De Alba ’20 – Back 40 Lacrosse
Hector has been a standout player during the tryout process. His work ethic is exceptional and he has yet to back down from any challenge. For a first-year player he is picking up the sport quickly and working very hard to better his skills. It will be exciting to see what he can do on the offensive side of the field later in the season.
Everardo Lujan Lalieu ’20 – Back 40 Lacrosse
Lalo has been tremendous at the start of the season. His work ethic is second to none and he is helping to set the pace of play each and every practice. I have no doubt that Lalo will be a force in the midfield this season. He has been a great teammate and is making progress each day.
Connor Pollard ’20 – JV Baseball
Connor has spent every moment in the gym practicing and preparing for the season. Connor has put on the gear and caught for multiple pitchers, and is focused on getting the most out of every swing in the cage. A quiet leader, we look forward to his strong presence all season.