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.
This week Challe had two incredible games to lead girls varsity basketball to back-to-back wins over Frederick Gunn and Holy Child. Over these two games, Challe scored 54 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, and earned 9 steals. She also played incredible defense and her hustle and compete level helped to spark the entire team.
Givi jump-started the Mustangs from off the bench this week in two dominant wins against Frederick Gunn and GCDS. Givi is the consummate team player and makes his teammates and coaches better every time he’s on the court. He capped off the week with 5 rebounds and a big-time corner 3 vs GCDS on Saturday.
All winter, Sadie has handled playing as the team’s #1 with great skill and sportsmanship. This was on full display during Saturday's match against Miss Porter's. After winning the first game, Sadie lost the next two but she dug deep and won the remaining two games, each by a score of 11-5. This gritty performance helped lead her team to a 6-1 victory over Miss Porter's and contributed to the team's current five-match win streak.
In a week that saw a big win at Berkshire and a close loss at Canterbury, Amadou Fall stood out for boys varsity basketball. In the two games, Amadou averaged a near triple-double, tallying 12 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and 8 blocks per game. On top of that, Amadou connected on the game-winning tip-in to beat Berkshire with 2.3 seconds left on Monday.
Za’Nyah led the GV basketball team in scoring against Berkshire and Greenwich Academy. She scored 21 points against Berkshire and 20 against Greenwich Academy. Za’Nyah was also tremendous defensively, holding Greenwich Academy’s leading scorer to zero points in the second half of the game and helping the Mustangs secure a big win over the GA.
Tyler was a rock in net against rival Pomfret. After a somewhat shaky start by the team, Tyler’s confident performance bought Millbrook the time to find their game and ultimately pick up a 5-2 win at home against Pomfret. Tyler made many key saves, turning away 37 shots.
Captain Elle O'Brien got her first win on the squash court after being sidelined last year due to injury. Elle beat her opponent from Kingswood Oxford 3-0, giving up a total of 11 points. Elle's enthusiastic leadership and intensity helped lead the girls varsity squad to their first win of the season.
Sutter notched his first victory at the #1 position against a talented Salisbury opponent. Down 1-2 in the best of five match, Sutter found his groove in the fourth set by focusing on fundamental squash. Halfway through the fourth, Sutter broke his opponent and won the game before sealing the match with an 11-3 victory in the fifth.
Zou averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in three games this week. Zou led the group to a 2-1 record and a key Class B victory against Proctor. Zou was also named one of the best 10 players out of 48 teams who competed in the Zero Gravity Prep Showcase on Saturday!
Jess helped the GV hockey team get off to a strong 2 and 1 start last week, making key saves in crucial moments in all three games. Jess’ strong and confident play led the Mustangs to wins over Portledge and Hoosac, only allowing 3 goals on 64 shots. Her confidence, energy and leadership was a key contributor to a successful first week for the team.
Throughout the entire season, Shaye has been relentless and unwavering in her commitment to the field hockey team and making her teammates better. Not only did she have five assists this week, but she also scored two of the three goals in the NEPSAC All-Star game on Sunday. Shaye's selfless and strategic plays helped the Mustangs beat Miss Porter's and Pomfret this past week.
Zach showed why he is one of the best goalies in all of New England this past week in wins against Cheshire and Pomfret. He made critical, game-changing saves in both games, especially against Pomfret. Additionally, he nearly added to his number of assists by delivering precise punts to the forwards, all while maintaining a reassuring presence in the defense. According to Max Prep, Zach currently ranks in the top five in saves among all high schools in New York.
Merritt was pivotal in Friday night’s varsity victory over Master’s and contributed a crucial goal to the girls' hard fought tie against Holy Child the next day. Merritt has made a huge impact in her first year with girls varsity soccer. As a striker with a combination of quickness and overall speed, Merritt’s consistent attacks have caused issues for the opponent’s defensive back line and earned her Mustang of the Week.
Playing on both sides of the ball, Jaxon had an impactful game and led football to a big win in their Friday Night Lights game. Jaxon’s 25 yard touchdown reception turned the tide, giving momentum back to the Mustangs. He rushed for an additional 60 yards. And wreaked havoc on defense all night, recording 8 crucial tackles and forcing a fumble.
This past week Challe was an instrumental player in volleyball’s three important wins. Her strong serves earned some crucial points and she reliably and skillfully set up her teammates for success. On defense, Challe fended off countless attacks and shut down opponents at the net. Most importantly Challe’s lights out game this Saturday against Miss Hall’s helped the girls avenge a loss from earlier in the season.
Danny has been the linchpin of the team’s midfield as evidenced in the Mustangs’ win over Trinity Pawling Saturday. Not only did he effectively control possession, but also intercepted numerous dangerous passes from the opposing side, and capped that off with a goal. Danny’s adept runs furthered the team’s offensive play, and he swiftly transitioned to a defensive position when needed.
Christina’s unwavering strength and resilience this season on defense has been incredible. Playing pivotal roles in recent wins against Frederick Gunn and Ethel Walker, she has been reliable all fall and the coaching staff has come to rely on her decision-making. Christina consistently shuts down opposing plays in the defensive zone and executes the transitions in the midfield that lead to wins.
Liam Alberti had a phenomenal two-week stretch on the gridiron.. Liam recorded 23 tackles on the defensive side of the ball and picked up 12 catches for 147 yards on offense. He also ran for a touchdown and even threw for a touchdown that sealed the Mustangs’ big win over Holderness on Family Weekend. That loss was Holderness’s first conference loss in 3 years. The team counts on Liam to dominate on both sides of the ball down the stretch. .
Emma was a strong performer last week for the GV volleyball team helping the team go 2-0 with wins against Kent and Harvey. She served extremely well in both matches, earning 7 aces and earning 17 points out of her 21 serves for an 81% scoring percentage. She also had 10 successful kills for the team in those matches. As one of the captains, she’s been a positive influence on the group.
Francis had an outstanding performance last week, scoring 6 goals and providing 3 assists to lead the Mustangs to two important victories over Greens Farms and Williston. The highlight was his incredible hat trick against Williston, securing the Mustangs’ first victory against them in several years. His consistent performance on the field demonstrated why he is one of the best players in New England.
Last week, Jack Evans took fourth place overall in a field of almost 90 runners at the Canterbury Invitational. This past weekend, in a tri-meet here on Millbrook home turf against Frederick Gunn and Hoosac School, Jack took first place with a time of 20:28, over a minute faster than the next runner. Jack leads the team by example and takes the sport very seriously.
Abigail helped girls varsity soccer notch a big win Saturday at Miss Hall’s by a score of 6-0. Abigail scored 3 goals and pitched in with an assist to secure the win. On Monday, she had a strong defensive game against Hotchkiss helping to hold the talented Hotchkiss team to just 2 goals and helping to keep the Mustangs in the game the entire match.
Juliet completed a challenging 5k course in a blazing 20:33 at last weekend’s Canterbury Invitational. As the field spaced out, Juliet ran against the clock and the course and was the first Mustang across the line. Her time was a personal record on that course and good enough for an overall 3rd place in the girls race.
Chase showcased his skills on the pitch by scoring three goals and providing three crucial assists in matches against Northwood and Vermont Academy, even earning “Player of the Match” kudos against the latter. Chase’s last-minute equalizer against Northwood, a team committed to year round soccer, is an early-season highlight. A win at home against King was further proof that the leadership of Chase and fellow captains, Zach and Francis, have set the tone for a team that works hard and plays together.