Mustangs of the Week

In honor of those student athletes who go above and beyond in spirit, determination, sportsmanship and skill development, coaches nominate a Mustang of the Week. Here, you can read about our current athletes and their contributions to their team and to their school.
WEEK OF MAY 8, 2023
Mike Siano
Mike had a strong week for the boys varsity baseball team, helping them pick up two big wins. In the past 4 games, Mike has been an offensive catalyst, hitting .455 and adding 3 RBIs. On Friday, Mike also pitched 5 strong innings against St. Luke's to earn the win on senior night.
Jaicee Downs
Jaicee had a strong offensive week in softball. Against King, she went 3-4 including a double, and on Saturday against St. Luke’s she picked up a homerun. Overall, Jaicee is having an impressive season with a batting average of .576 and is also playing great defense at third base. Last weekend Jaicee also represented Millbrook in the league all-star game.
WEEK OF MAY 1, 2023
Rocco Boland
Due to injuries on the BVL team Rocco has been asked to do more, and has done so with a consistent team first mentality. As the team’s face-off person, Rocco takes the face off, wins it, then gets off the field. However, in these last two weeks he has stepped up to play offense, play defense, he's been on the man-up and the man-down sets, he has been a transition player, all while still taking a majority of the face offs. Rocco’s team first mentality has been one of the main reasons for the team’s continued success.
Natalia Danyluk
Natalia helped the softball team pick up two wins this week. Offensively, she went 4-7, including 3 doubles and 1 triple, picking up a total of 7 RBIs on the week. From the pitcher’s circle, Natalia has been a key for the team all year, and this past week she continued her strong season picking up 17 strikeouts.
WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2023
Piper Smith
Piper picked up a total of 9 points this week for the GV lacrosse team in their two games against Canterbury and Frederick Gunn. On Friday night against Frederick Gunn, Piper led the girls with 4G and 2A and was the offensive catalyst in the team’s 11-9 victory at home. All season Piper has brought positive energy to every practice and has helped to raise the overall level of competitiveness on the team.
Pedro Leon
This past Friday against Frederick Gunn, Pedro pitched 5 shutout, no-hit innings in varsity baseball’s 2-0 win, leading his team to a series sweep of their rivals from CT. Pedro struck out 9 and retired 11 batters in a row, going punch for punch with Frederick Gunn’s number one pitcher. Pedro earned his 2nd win of the season and also added a single to the Mustang’s offensive effort.
WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2023
Shaye Jasiel
Shaye Jasiel earns Mustang of the Week honors after helping the Girls’ Lacrosse team stack up wins against Suffield on Wednesday and Wilbraham & Monson on Saturday. Shaye was a multiple point scorer in both games, with 4 goals against Suffield and 2 versus Wilbraham. Shaye was also instrumental in midfield transition where she secured multiple draw controls, and she was a commanding presence on defense. Shaye is a three sport varsity athlete and strives to better her teammates every day. Coach Sorriento and the Girls’ Lacrosse team will host Choate on Wednesday for a 4:45PM faceoff, and travel to Williston Northampton on Saturday for a 2:15PM faceoff.
Zach Walsh
Zach Walsh is Mustang of the Week after boasting excellent batting and on-base averages. Zach batted a combined .400 average and a .500 on base percentage in the team’s games versus Salisbury and Berkshire. Zach led the team in hits, RBIs, and runs in Saturday’s big 10-2 win over divisional rival, Berkshire. He finished the day going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Coach Harlan and the Baseball squad look ahead to this week where they will host Berkshire for a Wednesday afternoon game, and Saturday where they travel to school rival, Pomfret.
Hailey Mesard
With our first Mustangs of the Week in the spring season, Hailey Mesard, earns the honors after a strong week for the Softball team. Hailey had two big hits against a difficult Suffield pitcher on Wednesday. This past Saturday she helped the squad pick up their first win of the season at Westover. Hailey has also stepped up to play third base for the team, a position that needed to be filled after some initial injury trouble. Hailey’s attitude and strong effort have been a guiding force for the team thus far.
Ben Dale
Attackman, Ben Dale, is the first male Mustang of the Week for the spring season. Ben has been an absolute force on the Lacrosse team this season, helping them get off to a 2-2 start. At the Friday night lights game against Greenwich Country Day School, Ben picked up 3 goals and 10 assists. This past week against New England, and National, powerhouse, Salisbury Ben chipped in 4 goals and 5 assists. This past Saturday, Ben had another great game against a strong Hotchkiss team, with 5 goals and 3 assists. Ben is a leader and catalyst for the Boys’ squad this spring.
WINTER 2022-2023
Phebe Fisher
Girls squash senior Phebe Fisher earns Mustang of the Week after a strong performance at Nationals this weekend. Along with numerous key wins in the regular season, Phebe has been a vocal senior leader and consummate captain, bringing positivity every day. Phebe helped lead the girls to a successful run at Nationals this weekend where they beat the number-one seed and got close to a few other upsets.
Jack Nestler
Boys squash sophomore Jack Nestler earns Mustang of the Week for his impressive performance at Nationals in Philadelphia. Jack was the top Mustang performer at the tournament, going 3-1 in four matches. Jack joined the squad from Indian Mountain School this year and was an integral part of the successful season, helping to propel them to a 10-8 record.
Zach Walsh
Boys hockey reappears as Mustang of the Week Zach Walsh, senior defenseman, was a catalyst for the team, propelling the squad to a 2-1 record on the week. The boys had decisive victories against Hoosac and Loomis, and settled for a hard fought tie against rival Pomfret. Zach picked up seven points across the three games, his two goals and two assists against a top-15 Loomis team led the Stangs to an impressive and lopsided win Sunday afternoon. Zach currently leads all of New England Prep defensemen with 33 points in 25 games played this season.

Coach Sorriento’s squad hosts local rivals in Berkshire and Trinity-Pawling this week on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30. Saturday’s game will honor the senior hockey Mustangs.
Morgan Ainley
After a three week hiatus, girls’ hockey yields another Mustang of the Week. Senior goaltender Morgan Ainley led the team to a strong win against a stacked Hill School team to keep the Stangs’ playoff hopes alive. Morgan kept the team in a one-goal game for the entirety of the third period where she played with extreme confidence and made incredible and timely saves. The girls squad split their overnight trip to the Mid-Atlantic where they faced Lawrenceville and Hill, beating Hill and losing to Lawrenceville in another tough game. The team is keeping up momentum with a solid 17-9 record.

Coach Shapey and her team look to close out the regular season at Worcester Academy on Friday and at home versus Hoosac on Saturday. Saturday night’s game will honor the senior class as a whole.
Campbell Thomas
Boys varsity basketball maintains a high profile in Mustang of the Week contention with Campbell Thomas getting the nod this week. Campbell had phenomenal performances in both games with very impressive numbers on the floor. In total, Campbell buried 13 three-pointers in wins against Kent and Salisbury. The Mustangs hosted Salisbury for a Saturday night contest, and Campbell tied the school record with nine three-point field goals to secure a commanding 85-63 win. With these two victories the Mustangs improved to 15-5 and only a few games left to play.

Coach Thom’s squad hits the road to Canterbury on Monday and Marianapolis on Saturday.
Molly Jackson
Girls squash player Molly Jackson gets Mustang of the Week honors for the girls. Molly had a great week, winning three of her last four matches, including two four-game matches. On Friday night against rival Canterbury, Molly notched a dominating 3-0 win, helping to secure an important Mustang victory over the Saints.

Coach Dore and the girls squad welcome Loomis on Wednesday and travel to New Englands on Saturday and Sunday.
Lucius Gibson-Savadel
Boys varsity basketball center Lucius Gibson-Savadel earns Mustang of the Week honors for his NLI commitment to Sacred Heart University. Lucius tallied three double-doubles in his last four games while leading the boys’ squad to a 3-1 record in those games. Lucius dominated Canterbury, tallying 24 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks. In Saturday’s win over Greenwich Country Day School, Lucius finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Lucius is a four-year senior who elevated his performance each year and transformed himself on and off the court thanks to his work ethic.

Boys basketball has only seven games left in the season and will face Westminster on the road this Wednesday.
Challe Cancer
Girls varsity basketball guard Challe Cancer earns her second Mustang of the Week award for her presence as a dominant and consistent force on the court all winter. Challe reliably brings energy, enthusiasm, and a tremendous work ethic every time she steps on the court. In Saturday’s win against Holy Child, Challe stood out with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals and looks forward to more of the same in the team’s remaining nine games.

The girls team will host Kingswood Oxford on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. before heading into long weekend.
Caleigh Murphy
Girls hockey forward Caleigh Murphy had a productive week on the ice to earn Mustang of the Week honors. Caleigh played a major role in Millbrook's big wins over Westminster and Berkshire. Caleigh’s hat trick led the team to a 3-2 victory over the Bears on Monday before the 'Stangs hosted Westminster for a Wednesday matinee. Caleigh found the back of the net twice in the squad’s 3-2 win in overtime, the first time the girls have bested the Martlets. Caleigh’s creativity and hard work have been a driving force for the team’s success this season.

Girls hockey faces off Wednesday at Hotchkiss before hosting Choate Saturday afternoon at Bontecou Rink.
Justin Galarza
Boys varsity squash captain Justin Galarza led the team to an outstanding win on Saturday over a highly-ranked Pomfret opponent, as he fought hard in an extremely close battle. With the teams tied at three matches each, Justin’s play decided the meet. After dropping the first game, Justin maintained composure, elevated his play, and won the next three games to close out his match 3-1 for a 4-3 Mustang victory. Justin has held his team to a high standard, leading by example during practices and games and inspiring his teammates.

Boys squash is on the road this week, traveling to Deerfield on Wednesday for a tri-match against Deerfield and Westminster before traveling to Salisbury for another tri-match with Salisbury and Kingswood-Oxford.
Skyler Rockwell
Skyler Rockwell, girls varsity squash, earns Mustang of the Week honors this week after the team’s first win of the season on Saturday as they improved to 1-3 at Kingswood Oxford. Skyler played the number three spot and fought back with three unanswered wins after being down 0-2 in the opening sets. The fifth set went to extra points, and Skyler kept her composure, winning 13-11 in the final set. Skyler’s competitiveness and leadership were apparent throughout the match.

Girls squash looks ahead to a big week as they travel to Ethel Walker on Wednesday and to Williston on Saturday for a doubleheader against Williston and Hotchkiss.
Yechiel Stewart
Boys varsity basketball forward Yechiel Stewart earns the Mustang of the Week honors after a powerful performance during their 56-46 home victory over Class B rival Kingswood Oxford on Saturday. Yechiel finished the game with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists as the boys squad jumped out to a 7-3 record.

The boys have a busy three-game schedule this week against tough opponents. They travel to Hotchkiss on Monday, host Cheshire Wednesday, and face St. Luke’s on Saturday on the road. Roll Stangs!
Jess Farrell
Girls basketball picked up their first win of the season this past Saturday, defeating Cheshire. Vth former Jess Farrell earned Mustang of the Week honors for her impressive performance in the game, picking up 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the Cheshire matchup. She has been a force on the court this season and a reliable leader on both sides of the ball. The girls squad also traveled to Wilbraham last week.

Jess and the girls basketball team look ahead to their Holiday Tournament at Ethel Walker this weekend before heading home for break. Roll Stangs!
Kyle Marshall
Boys basketball is off to a hot start with an impressive 5-1 record leading into holiday tournaments. VIth former Kyle Marshall is a major contributor to the team’s success and thus has earned Mustang of the Week honors. Kyle had an impressive stat line in his last three games. He averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 3 steals, and 3 dunks per game facing Pomfret and two class A schools in Brunswick and Andover.

Kyle and the boys basketball squad will travel to Hill School in Pennsylvania this weekend to participate in the Mercer Tournament with both Class A and B opponents. Roll Stangs!
Dale Campbell
Dale Campbell earns the first Mustang of the Week honors for boys varsity hockey this winter season. Dale had an explosive opening week with 5 goals and 1 assist in two games. Dale’s impressive stat line led the way for the team to open with a 2-0 start. Dale had the overtime game-winning goal at Canterbury, and he doubled down with a second game winner at Lawrenceville on Saturday. Dale has been a catalyst for the team thus far and hopes to continue on this trend.

Boys hockey looks ahead to a tough three-game slate this week before heading into holiday tournaments. They host Salisbury and Wilbraham & Munson at home and will travel to Trinity College for a neutral site game against St. George’s on Saturday.
Lila Pannacciulli
Girls varsity hockey opened with an impressive 3-0 start in the first week back from Thanksgiving break. As a result, Lila Pannacciulli earns the first Mustang of the Week honors for this winter season. Lila had four goals in their three wins over Taft, Portledge, and Hoosac. Lila leads the girls team in points and has been a force for the squad through her consistent effort and positive attitude everywhere on campus.

Girls hockey looks to extend their winning streak this week with another three-game slate. They will host Frederick Gunn Wednesday afternoon for the annual Ed Allen Cup. They follow up with back-to-back road games Friday and Saturday, traveling to Deerfield and Greenwich Academy.
FALL 2022
Sarah Eagen
Sarah Eagen brings home Mustang of the Week honors after her performance at the New England championships. The boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to participate in the tournament, held on the annual Millbrook-Pomfret Day. Sarah knocked almost 45 seconds off her best time of the season. Along the way, she beat every Pomfret runner, as did teammate and classmate Juliet Drury. Sarah has been a consistent presence for the entire fall season. Coach Havard says she is the consummate teammate as she competes everyday, pushes herself to do more, and is the first to celebrate and encourage her teammates’ accomplishments.

Girls cross-country finishes 17-7-0 on the season—an impressive record for the squad. We wish them luck as they enter their winter season commitments.
Eli Crystal
Varsity football enters the Mustang of the Week game at the close of the season. Despite a difficult loss to arch-rival Pomfret at home, Eli had an exceptional game. He did all he could, on and off the field, to lead the Mustangs to victory. Eli made numerous exceptional plays all game long, including a game-changing, one-handed interception. He also continued to celebrate his teammates’ performances throughout the day, encouraging them to stay positive and stay the course. Coach Botchway speaks highly of Eli’s leadership development throughout the fall, both on and off the field with the young team.

Although the team did not end the season how they anticipated, there is much to be proud of this year and much to be excited about for next year. A majority of the team is returning as they are underclassmen.
Bea Zorub
Girls varsity field hockey enters the Mustang of the Week competition as Bea Zorub earns the honors for her strong performance last week. Field Hockey had a commanding 6-1 win over Holy Child on Wednesday. Last week in net, Bea only allowed 3 goals over the two games, and she combined for 20 saves. Bea has been a consistent force in the net all season. Coach Chapman says that Bea has been a difference-maker all season, and she is a large reason for the team’s success this fall.

The field hockey team looks ahead to the final week of the regular season where they will travel to Miss Porter’s on Wednesday and host Pomfret on Saturday as a part of the Pomfret Day contests.
Chase Jackson
Boys varsity soccer is no stranger to the Mustang of the Week award. However, this week we have a new recipient: Chase Jackson. Chase’s brother, Carter, took home the award early last month. Boys soccer only had one game last week where they defeated Brunswick on the road with a final tally of 6-2. With this win, they improved to a three-game winning streak. Chase has been a large reason for the team’s recent success. In the last three contests, Chase has been a consistent offensive threat and has been a big reason the team has averaged seven goals per game in this span.

Boys soccer looks ahead to the final week of the regular season where they will host Cheshire on Tuesday and Pomfret on Saturday, as a part of the Pomfret Day contests. With two wins they could secure a playoff seed to lengthen their season.
Challe Cancer
This week Challe led the Mustangs to a perfect 3-0 record, securing wins over MacDuffie, Westover, and Miss Hall’s. Most notably, she served 11 straight serves TWICE in a big win against Westover on Friday night.
Calix Milligan-Fernandez
All fall Calix has been a gritty and passionate member of the varsity soccer team, always willing to do anything to help the team succeed. This past week Calix’s overall play was an important factor in the team’s two big wins against Rye and Trinity-Pawling.
Margaux Levine
Margaux Levine emerges this week as the girls varsity soccer team's first Mustang of the Week. Girls soccer had a two-game week hosting the Canterbury Saints and traveling to Frederick Gunn; both were tough contests. The team had one of its best performances against Frederick Gunn, resulting in a 2-2 tie. Margaux scored to tie the game 1-1 only 10 minutes after Frederick Gunn opened the scoring. Margaux has been a consistent leader on and off the soccer pitch all season, earning her captaincy for the rest of the season.

Girls soccer looks ahead to Wednesday when they travel to Cheshire Academy for a 5:15 pm match up.
Carter Jackson
Boys varsity soccer reigns strong with its third Mustang of the Week appearance this fall season. This past week Carter Jackson earned the title for the boys Mustangs. All season, Carter has proved to be one of the most formidable center-backs across the entire league. Although a IIIrd former, Carter has played like a seasoned veteran all season long. Coaches Okolie and Feuer are excited to see what is in store for Carter over the coming weeks and years.

This week, boys soccer has two home contests, hosting Kent on Wednesday and Salisbury on Saturday for Fall Family Weekend.
Francis Bonsu
Boys varsity soccer had a challenging week facing three demanding opponents in Berkshire, Hoosac, and Williston Northampton, some of the best teams in New England. Although they dropped some games, there were many positives to take away. Francis shined and was instrumental in the team’s success. In three difficult games, Francis tallied three goals and one assist. He was an important factor in every game.

Varsity soccer looks ahead to another three-game slate this week. The Mustangs host Wilbraham & Monson on Monday at 3:45 pm; Friday and Saturday they travel to South Kent and Frederick Gunn.
Julia Schereschewsky
Julia emerges this week as varsity field hockey’s first Mustang of the Week. Field hockey hosted Canterbury and traveled to King last week. Julia stepped up enormously to help the Mustangs secure a win on the road against King. Missing a starting defensive player, Julia stepped in and played defense. She helped lead the defensive core, keeping King out of the defensive zone for most of the game and making some key midfield plays leading to multiple scoring chances and goals.

After Friday’s win versus King, field hockey looks ahead to next week hosting Kent on Monday and traveling to Frederick Gunn Saturday afternoon.
Jack Evans
The boys cross-country team opened up their challenging home course this past Saturday with a commanding 17-41 win over rival, Frederick Gunn. Jack Evans earned Mustang of the Week status with his first-place victory in the meet, finishing with an impressive time of 20:21. Jack missed the team’s season opener at the Canterbury Invitational due to illness. Clearly, Jack came back ready to run this week. He has been an important runner and, more notably, a critical leader this season for the cross-country team.

Jack and the Mustang runners will look to get another win at home again this Saturday, October 8th, hosting Salisbury and Frederick Gunn.
Emma Salvatore
Last Wednesday, the girls varsity volleyball team improved to 3-0 on the season. Emma Salvatore rattled off 12 aces to push the Mustangs to a 3-0 win over Miss Hall’s, earning her Mustang of the Week honors. Emma has been an integral part of the Mustangs’ success on the volleyball court this fall.

The Mustangs look to get back in the win column this week after two tough contests against Hotchkiss and Greens Farms late last week. Emma and the volleyball squad have another three-game slate this week: at Kent on Wednesday, at Harvey on Friday, and home against Storm King on Saturday.
Juliet Drury
The Mustangs opened up their season on Saturday, September 24th at nearby Canterbury School. Juliet competed and won the D2 race, helping Millbrook claim a 4th place, overall finish. Dating back to the summer months and preseason, Juliet has been logging extra miles in order to be successful and lead the cross-country team to success. The Mustangs open up their notoriously tough home course this Saturday, October 1st, where they host Frederick Gunn and Westover School.
Danny Widmer
Boys varsity soccer moved to a 1-1-1 record after their third contest of the year this last Saturday, September 24, at St. Lukes's School. A IIIrd former, Danny has stepped up to help lead the team to an energetic start and was instrumental in controlling the midfield in Saturday’s 2-2 tie against St. Luke’s. Coaches Okolie and Feuer specifically note Danny’s vision and soccer IQ, which allow him to control the tempo and pace of the game.

The Mustangs have two contests this week: 2:45 p.m. at Hotchkiss on Wednesday, September 28, and 3:30 p.m. at home versus Canterbury on Saturday, October 1.