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Athletes of the Week for February 18, 2024

Students of the Month

Congratulations to Markus Jones ’25 and Mateo Rivero ’25 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.

Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week

Markus Jones ’25 - Varsity Basketball

Markus was a key factor in the four games that Cardigan played this week. His efforts defensively helped stop the top scorers on two of the teams we played. He was also the top scorer in three of those games, hitting key three pointers in each game.

Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week 

Mateo Rivero ’25 - Reserve Hockey

Mateo is playing his first year of hockey and has taken to the sport comfortably. He uses practice time and free skates to work on his skating skills and to learn from more experienced players. He has a wonderful attitude in practice and works hard to learn his defensive position. He played wonderfully in his first game against Eaglebrook but had to miss his second start against Tilton due to illness. Mateo will start this Friday in our last game of the season and is excited for the opportunity to take on the hockey for non-hockey players game.  

Nordic Ski Team at NEPSAC Championships

Cardigan's Nordic Ski Team at NEPSAC Championships. See more photos

Other Varsity Nominations 

Tony Li ’24 - Varsity Nordic Skiing

Tony has done a terrific job this week on the team. He has been positive, enthusiastic, and always gives his best effort. His skills have continued to improve as a skier; he completed the difficult 5km Lakes Region Championship race at Dublin School in a fast time of 28:05.7. He has also been an excellent captain; he leads the team every day and we appreciate his dedication to this role. Well done, Tony!

Thomas Choi ’25 - Varsity Alpine Skiing

In the last two slalom races, Thomas earned a first place at Ragged Mountain and a second place at Cannon Mittersill. He is also working hard as a co-captain––setting a good example and always available to help the other fella.  

Alex Calabro ’24 - Varsity Hockey

Alex has elevated his game as the season has progressed, rising to the occasion in some of Cardigan’s biggest games. On Saturday, he scored both of Cardigan’s goals against a strong Cushing team in what became a 2-2 tie, and perhaps the best hockey game of the Cardigan season. Alex is producing offensively, but has been a stalwart on the penalty kill as well. His leadership has been key to the team’s success this season.

Martin Ma ’25 - Varsity Snowboarding

Martin has been riding hard the past week and has maintained a positive attitude even in the face of adverse circumstances. 

Cardigan vs. Eaglebrook

Our friends and rivals at Eaglebrook School joined us on campus for a full day of sports, school spirit, and fun! See more photos

Other Sub-Varsity Nominations 

Ryan Sands ’25 - JV Hockey

Ryan’s work ethic and athleticism have made him into a very reliable defenseman for the JV Hockey Team. He is one of the fastest skaters on our team, and he is using his speed to shut down some of the best players on the opposing teams. He is also learning how to rush the puck and is now contributing to our team’s offensive play. Ryan is very coachable and a great teammate––a role model at the rink, in the classroom, and in our community.

Sefa Petrini ’25 - Thirds Basketball 

Sefa shows great hustle both in practice and during games. He gives it his all in every practice and knows the plays inside and out.

Joey Huang ’24 - JV Basketball 

Joey has had a great week with the JV Basketball Team. He is really starting to demonstrate fundamental improvement in both games and practice. All season he has been a good captain for our team and he has continued to push his teammates while leading with respect. 

Annabi Diallo ’24 - Thirds Hockey

This is the year in which Annabi finally made the big jump to the Thirds Hockey Team. He lacked a little confidence at the start, but his drive and his willingness to learn and be coached have been quite surprising and pleasant. From game to game you can see more confidence and a willingness to take risks on the ice. As his skills are improving, he is more composed with the puck and he is quite strong in one-on-one battles. I hope he will keep playing next year, simply for the love of the game!

Athletics Program at Cardigan

Known as the Cougars, Cardigan athletic teams foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and School pride. We support multiple teams in 17 sports to meet the interests and develop the skills of all Cardigan student-athletes. Every boy has the opportunity to play, learn, and have fun.

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