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Athlete of the Week: Reggie Harris ’19

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
April 20, 2017
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In just his second year wearing Orange and Blue, Reggie Harris ’19 has hugely contributed to his track and field team’s success, and has set high expectations for the his next two seasons. Growing up an injury-prone multi-sport athlete, Harris was introduced to track and field in sixth grade after...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Konishi ’19

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 13, 2017
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Emily Konishi ’19 knows that she may not be the biggest player in the pool, so she strives to be the fastest and smartest. After swimming for a few years, Konishi began playing water polo, wanting to follow in her older brother’s footsteps. “I was timid at first because I wasn’t used to...

Athlete of the Week: Mike Castellani ’17

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
April 6, 2017
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Mike Castellani ’17 has been playing baseball for as long as he can remember. While he played multiple sports as a child, he became hooked on baseball from his first season of T-ball. Hailing from Avon, Conn., Castellani was a varsity baseball player for three years in high school and named...

Athlete of the Week: Maddy Molinari ’17

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 30, 2017
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If you were to say lacrosse runs in the Molinari family, you wouldn’t be far from the truth. The youngest of six Division I lacrosse players, Maddy Molinari ’17, is no exception. Growing up in her lacrosse-frenzied hometown of Manhasset, N.Y. alongside five older siblings who would play Divisi...

Athlete of the Week: Will Sands

Athlete of the Week: Will Sands

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
March 9, 2017
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Will Sands ’18 was born into a lacrosse family. His father, uncles, and multiple cousins were college lacrosse players, and Sands aspired to follow in their footsteps from a young age. A graduate of Friends Academy, Sands made his high school’s varsity lacrosse team in eighth grade. He was a two-time...

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
March 2, 2017
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Christine Bendzinski ’18 has already left her footprint on Bison track and cross country just two and a half years into her collegiate career. You could say running is in her blood. Despite trying a variety of sports growing up, she knew running was her natural calling after realizing that her speed...

Athlete of the Week: Louis Behnen

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
February 23, 2017
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As the career of swimming and diving veteran Louis Behnen ’17 comes to a close, he leaves behind an incredible legacy of continued excellence in and out of the pool. Like most children, Behnen started swimming lessons at a very young age. At just nine years old, his coach saw nothing but untapped...

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
February 16, 2017
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Considering her success in her first two seasons as a Bison basketball player, you’d never guess that Kaitlyn Slagus ’19 would claim that she wasn’t any good at the sport until her sophomore year of high school. After years of watching her older sister Jessica, now a basketball player at Seton...

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Smith

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor
February 9, 2017
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Following in his father’s and older brother’s footsteps, Tyler Smith ’18 began wrestling when he was five years old. He credits his father for getting him involved in the sport and fueling his love for wrestling. Smith finished his high school wrestling career with a dominant record of 158-2...

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlin Salisbury

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlin Salisbury

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
February 2, 2017
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Starting at the age of four, Kaitlin Salisbury ’20 already knew she was born to run. As a track and field athlete in the midst of her first indoor season with the Bison, Salisbury has maintained that passion for running. “I ran everywhere as a little girl.  It didn’t matter where I was going...

Bison Athlete of the Week: Nana Foulland ’18

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor
January 26, 2017
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Looking at the career record of an athlete like basketball star Nana Foulland ’18, one would naturally assume the level of skill he has repeatedly exemplified took a lifetime to build. However, Foulland has accomplished what most can only dream of in a matter of years. “I have been playing since...

Athlete of the Week: Claire DeBoer

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editors and Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
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Few Bison athletes have found as much success as basketball star Claire DeBoer ’17 over the course of her career for the Orange and Blue. As she begins her final season with the Bison, DeBoer has already carried her team to multiple victories with a recent standout performance against Drexel. Hailing...

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