Congratulations to Jeronimo Armida Alatorre ’20 and Brendan Agnew ’21 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
Jeronimo Armida Alatorre ’20 – Varsity Soccer
Jeronimo joined the varsity squad this season and has made a strong impact on the team's play and success. He is a talented athlete with excellent touch and awareness of positioning on the field, is one of three regular forwards on the team, and always gives his best effort. He scored three goals and offered two assists in the team’s two most recent wins.
Sub-Varsity Student-Athlete of the Week
Brendan Agnew ’21 – Thirds Soccer
Brendan is a hard worker during practice and brings that same attitude to each game. He is often open on the field, plays into space very well, and is perfecting the “give and go” play. During a game against Vermont Academy, he scored twice for our team. He is a valuable member of the Thirds Soccer Team!
Other Varsity Nomination
Xufei “Figo” Wang ’20 – Varsity Mountain Biking
Figo displays outstanding effort, determination, and courage. His quiet effort at practice and during off-campus rides has impressed his fellow riders and coaches. Undeterred after several falls, Figo is an outstanding role model for his teammates.
Hanzhe “Jason” Jiang ’20 – Varsity Football
Jason has been one of our most consistent players all year. He brings a level of focus and effort to practice and games that is unmatched by his teammates. He is a quiet leader and continues to exemplify the characteristics that lead to success.
Spencer Hutchinson ’22 – Varsity Cross Country
Spencer has been a consistent asset to our team. He runs hard, trains hard, and brings a positive attitude to practice every day. At our most recent meet at Proctor Academy, he ran fast enough to become a displacer for our team--a runner whose final position lowers the placings of competing runners. It is also worth noting that all of Spencer's competitors are high school boys; he has become a much stronger runner in his second season on the varsity team. His time at Proctor was two minutes faster than his time at our first meet at Holderness, and in our unofficial Mt. Cardigan time trial, he ran up the mountain in approximately 25 minutes-- two minutes faster than last year! The team is fortunate to have him running with us. His effort and potential bode well for his final races of the season.
Other Sub-Varsity Nominations
Natakorn “Time” Tanglertsumphun ’23– JV Cross Country
Time ran a sensational four-team meet recently, finishing just short of second place. He has made serious progress as a runner and is an enthusiastic member of the team. We are so proud to see his progress over the last six weeks!
Chenghan “John” Li ’20 – Rock Climbing
John has been a steady, positive leader of the rock climbing team. He is patient, aware of others, and always willing to help spot, belay, and make sure everything is done safely. His climbing in the cave and at Rumney is improving as his skills develop. Way to go, John!
Evan Brondel ’22– JV Mountain Biking
Evan has done a great job this season. He has consistently placed in the top three for the JV squad. He works hard in practices and races and is always willing to go above and beyond.
Ben Ely ’21 – Sailing
Ben is a steadfast member of the sailing team. He has vast sailing experience and a willingness to help out wherever needed. We can count on him to skipper any boat and teach others how to captain. He fared well at Brewster, coming in fourth place while racing against older sailors. He is consistent, positive, and hard-working.
Chris Kinne ’22 – JV Football
Chris had a great recent game on defense, made several big tackles, and played both ways in the second half, which helped the offensive line.
Juan Pablo Orozco Fernandez ’22 – JV Soccer
JP scored three goals in two games last week and added an assist. He has been one of the most dynamic players on the team, creating many opportunities with his passing and attacking skills. His creativity and unselfishness have helped set the tone for the entire team.
Austin Knott ’21– Fourths Soccer
Austin came into the season having never played soccer. He was hurt during tryouts, so he wasn't able to demonstrate his speed and ability. But, he worked through his injury with humor and optimism and now has become the most improved player on the team. Although he plays like a hockey player, using his hips and mass to box his opponents out and then move the ball, he has grown an incredible amount as a player and teammate. He works hard and loves to compete.
Beau MacArthur ’22 - Reserve Soccer
In a recent game against Windsor, Beau held down the midfield for the team and played hard to support both the offensive and defensive sides of the field. He is a smart player and made great passes that set up shot opportunities for our team. The regulation time ended in a tie, and although we eventually lost in a shootout, Beau kept us in that game throughout regulation. He always has a terrific attitude in practice, does everything to the best of his ability, and is always seeking to improve.
George Wilkins ’20 – Thirds Mountain Biking
George has made significant strides on his mountain bike, recently riding over features with more confidence. He showed significant grit and perseverance in our most recent team time trial, shaving off a few minutes from his previous time. Keep up the great work!
Solmon Kim ’22 – Reserve Mountain Biking
Solmon is well-deserving of the reserves Mountain Biking Student-Athlete of the Week. He won the team time trial recently by nearly two minutes, shaving off over four minutes from his previous time. Solmon had two tough falls recently but has come back with determination. Keep up the great work!