The May Female Athlete of the Month is Kylee Bowen a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. Kylee was a force on both sides of the ball at the midfield position. In the month, she added 21 goals and also gained 21 draw controls which means possession for the Huskies. In the championship game, it was her transition and settled defense that helped cause turnovers to lead to the win. For her consistently tenacious play and outstanding performances in May, Kylee Bowen was recognized by the the New Hampton Athletic Department as the May Female Athlete of the Month.
The May Male Co-Athletes of the Month is Alex Rives and Jake Dulac, Alex is a member of the Men’s Varsity Baseball Team. Alex hit a huge .564 in the month including 22 hits and 21 runs scored. On the mound, he went 2-0 with wins against Holderness School and in the semi-finals against Tilton School. He showed big time toughness stepping onto the mound for a 3 inning save in the Lakes Region Championship game including a dramatic strikeout to end the game with the tying runner on second base. Alex leads by example and loves playing the game every day. Jake Dulac is a member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team. Although Jake has the green light to cross the midline into the attacking zone, this quiet leader does his best work on the defensive end. All season long, Jake consistently shut down opposing teams top offensive threats. Coach Simon states, “he is the best defenseman in our league”. He leads by example with his competitive nature and fierce defensive play. For their leadership and outstanding performances in May, Jake Dulac and Alex Rives were recognized by the New Hampton Athletic Department as the May Male Co-Athletes of the Month.
The April Female Athlete of the Month is Maryellen Leach a member of the varsity softball team. In the month of April, Maryellen pitched a no hitter vs Proctor in a 3-0 win and has pitched 2 shutouts thus far with 15 strike out per game. Along with strong pitching, she has a .531 batting average and leads the team with 11 RBIs. Overall, she leads the team on the mound and at the plate. The team’s record would be very different if she wasn’t performing like this! Many umpires have asked the coaching staff “where is she going to college next year?” and she isn’t even a senior! Maryellen has also been an amazing captain during the craziness of the schedule. For her leadership and outstanding performances in April, Maryellen Leach was recognized by the New Hampton Athletic Department as the April Female Athlete of the Month.
The April Male Athlete of the Month is Matt Narewski a member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team. Matt has over a 90% face off percentage which is incredible. He alone dictates the pace of the game and is the reason why the team is so successful. He is also a force to be reckoned with when he has the ball and has become an offensive threat. Every day, Matt practices hard and truly wants to take advantage of the day to get better. For his leadership and outstanding performances in April, Matt Narewski was recognized by the New Hampton Athletic Department as the April Male Athlete of the Month.
The December Female Athlete of the Month goes to Amelia Clairmont, a member of the Varsity Basketball Team. During the month, she averaged 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. Her stat line, although impressive, does not share her complete contribution to the team. In most games, Amelia is asked to guard the best scorers on the opposing team and has done a fantastic job stepping up to that challenge. In both games against Brewster and NMH, she held the opposing leading scorers to under 5 points when they were previously averaging 20 points per game. She has shown impressive play all over the court and helped lead her team to a great start to the season. Congratulations Amelia!
The December Male Athlete of the Month goes to Guthrie Little, a member of the Varsity “B” Basketball Team. Guthrie has been a leader since the first practice and was elected captain for the second straight year. He has spent much of his time around the younger players trying to help them develop their skills and make sure they understand the team expectations. On the court, he hustles for every loose ball and has hit big shots in close games for the Huskies. Guthrie is the team’s best defender and is usually tasked with guarding the oppositions best perimeter player. He has shown strong leadership and overall great team play. Congratulations Guthrie!