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.
Sarah Eagen
Sarah Eagen brings home Mustang of the Week honors after her performance at the New England championships. Boys and Girls Cross Country traveled on annual Pomfret Day to participate in the tournament. Sarah knocked almost 45-seconds off her best time of the season. Along the way, Sarah 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, and 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 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.

Field Hockey 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 win 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 Girls Varsity Soccer’s first Mustang of the Week appearance. Girls Soccer had a two game week hosting the Canterbury Saints and traveling to Frederick Gunn – both 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 the captaincy for the rest of the season.

Girls Soccer looks ahead to Wednesday where they travel to Cheshire Academy for a 5:15pm 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. As a IIIrd former this fall, 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 Parents’ Weekend.
Francis Bonsu
Boys Varsity Soccer had a challenging week facing three demanding opponents in Berkshire, Hoosac, and Williston Northampton — all some of the best teams in New England. Although dropping some games, there were many positives to take away from the week’s games. 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 3:45pm; Friday and Saturday they travel to South Kent and Frederick Gunn, respectively.
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
Boys Varsity Cross Country 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 - he finished 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 Boys.

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, Girls Varsity Volleyball 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 School. A IIIrd former, Danny, has stepped up to help lead the team to an energetic start this season. Danny was instrumental in controlling the midfield in Saturday’s 2-2 tie at St. Luke’s School. 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.

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