Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Athletes of the Week for February 26, 2023

Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to Freeman Ambrose ’23 and Kanata Mori ’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. Learn more about Athletics at Cardigan Mountain School.

Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week

Freeman Ambrose ’23 - Alpine Skiing 

Freeman placed 20th at the U16 State Championships at Waterville Valley - his best career result! He has demonstrated great leadership as a captain while also significantly improving over the course of the season. He has lowered his US Ski & Snowboard ranking points from 230 to 150 - a big move in one season. He is a true teammate and captain and we wish him the best of luck next season!

Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week

Kanata Mori ’25 - JV Hockey

Kanata had a great final week of the hockey season. He has improved all year long and played extremely well in the final five games of the season, scoring many goals and setting up his teammates to score. Kanata was also nominated to the All-Tournament Team at the Rumsey Hall Pavek Cup Tournament as he had an outstanding weekend.

Other Varsity Nominations 

Will Tindall ’25 - Nordic Skiing

Will has had a great week of skiing. On Monday, he finished 13th overall with a time of 13:26.9 in the individual 4.6km freestyle. He then was the first member of the A relay team who came in third place. Will was the fastest skier for the team on the day. Cardigan finished second overall on the day, giving us our first podium finish in a Nordic ski race in more than 15 years. He is always prepared and enthusiastic for practice and gives 100% effort. On Saturday, he was the anchor on the Cardigan #1 relay team at the Holderness School. He had a great ski on the challenging 2.5km freestyle course. Good skiing, Will!

Ty Higginbotham ’24 - Varsity Hockey

Ty has worked hard this season and played some of his best hockey in the season’s final games. In our last game - the championship game of the Belmont Hill Freshman Invitational - Ty scored the game-winning goal in overtime to cap off an outstanding season. 

Josh Tedschi ’23 - Varsity Basketball 

Josh played very well in the last two games of the season and the two games in our end of season tournament. He contributed on defense and offense in many different ways all week. He filled in as a guard, a forward, and even as the center in our offenses and defenses, due to foul trouble and other teammates not being available to play due to illness or injury. 

Other Sub-Varsity Nominations 

Rio Burnett ’25 - Thirds Basketball

In the final week of the season, the Thirds Basketball Team did not have any formal games, but competed against one another throughout the week in practices. Rio was an important member of his team for each of these games that we played. One round was a game similar to "TAG" using a basketball to work on passing and moves. Rio was the last member of his team to remain untagged, using his speed and craftiness to get away from the opposing team. He was also a member of the winning team for the Thirds Basketball 2on2on2on2on2on2on2on2 Tournament that took place over the final two practices of the year. 

Shuailan “Jason” Xie ’25 - Reserve Basketball 

Jason has demonstrated incredible growth this season. He has worked hard to improve himself in each practice and always seeks to improve. In our last home game, this hard work paid off. Jason scored a basket against a tough Hanover defense and was a force to be reckoned with on defense: rebounding, blocking, causing turnovers, and even getting a steal. We are proud of Jason and excited to see him continue to get better at the sport! 

Finn Donelan ’24 - Reserve Hockey

Finn carried us through three challenging games to end our season strong. Our schedule can be difficult for goalies to stay mentally ready throughout the large season, but he was able to muster the energy to step up when we needed him most. Though the team went 1-2 in our final games, Finn played outstanding and kept himself in every game no matter what the score was, which allowed his teammates to have an exciting and fun experience through the end of the season. 

YeChan “Leo” Kim ’24 - Thirds Hockey 

Leo had a great end of the season. Though he struggled a little during the first part of the year, he never gave up and has been a steady force on defense for us the last few games. Thanks for a great season and keep the great attitude!


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