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Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


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In her final season for the Orange and Blue, Emily Finn ’18 is making her mark in the net on the field hockey pitch. Despite the team’s recent loss to top-10 nationally-ranked opponent Maryland, Finn made a career-high 21 saves in a valiant effort for the Bison. “It always feels good to perform...

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


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Sophie Bullard ’20 is only in her second season for the Orange and Blue, but is already turning heads with her standout performances on the volleyball court. After opening the season with the Bison Invitational, Bullard was named the MVP of the tournament, Bison Athlete of the Week, Patriot League...

Athlete of the Week: Abdullah Anderson ’18

Athlete of the Week: Abdullah Anderson ’18

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


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As he laces up his cleats for his senior season, Abdullah Anderson ’18  caught the eye of college football crowds across the nation. Anderson has been named to the 2018 watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl, an all-star game between the north and the south which consists of 110 players from...

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...

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