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Weekly Athletics Update

Varsity softball team continues a stellar season long run that has them at 9-2 and squarely in 2nd place league standing behind Choate. On Wednesday, the Hilltoppers squeezed past Austin Prep (new team to the Prep landscape) as Gabby San Inocencio carved out an 11 K, 2 run outing as once again the Hilltoppers prevailed in extra-innings. A similar script ensued Saturday afternoon at New Balance as the home team pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th for a top-notch win over Phillips Andover. Hazel Hughes and Mackenzie Berg had multiple hits for the Hilltoppers and WA scored the winning runs (10-9) in the home half of the 8th to secure the comeback victory.
  • Boy’s tennis went on a noteworthy four-match streak which included wins over Bancroft (5-2), Portsmouth Abbey, Cushing, and Marianapolis Prep before a tough 4-3 match on Saturday in a return encounter with Cushing. Rishi Toke secured the 5-4 win at Portsmouth Abbey with a final match, 8-3 win.

  • Girl’s tennis is hitting a collective stride at the right time (7-2 overall record). On Wednesday, in a rain-shortened match, the team scored a 5-0 win over NMH and followed that performance with a nice 6-3 verdict over St. George’s School at Gaskill Tennis on Saturday.

  • Varsity baseball enjoyed a good week with a 4-2 win at St. Sebastian’s on Wednesday and a 5-0 shutout over Deerfield on Saturday.  Senior Cole Carbone hit a 2-run dinger in the top of the 7th and that was the difference maker as Huxley Holcombe pitched a complete game gem. Junior Mav Rizy went 6 strong innings (8 K’s and 1-hit) and TJ Power held the fort down in the 7th to secure a 5-0 shutout win over Deerfield. 

  • JV baseball is on a tear as the bats have come alive and their run production has soared. Impressive outings over St. Sebastian’s, Suffield Academy, and St. Mark’s are a positive sign for this group as they look to end the year in grand fashion.

  • Boy’s lacrosse enjoyed an early week triumph as sophomore, Joe Budzinski scored 3-goals in a win over Beaver Country Day School. Winchendon School brought a deep, physical team to the field on Wednesday afternoon and proved too much for the Hilltoppers to handle as they scored a 15-6 triumph over WA. The team will travel to Austin Prep on Monday for a 5:30 pm contest. 

  • Boy’s golf dropped a pair of matches despite the consistent play of senior, Brendan Roy who had a career best 2-under par 33 on Wednesday at Whitinsville Golf Club. WA will host Pomfret on Wednesday and then travel to Williston Northampton for a rare Saturday match. 

  • Girls’ Lacrosse battled the entire afternoon on Monday against Lawrence Academy (12-9) but fell by the slimmest of margins. Portsmouth Abbey worked in and around the rain drops on Wednesday afternoon and came out with the win over the Hilltoppers who will look to break into the win column on Friday when they host Beaver Country Day School at 4:45 pm on Morse Field. 

  • WA Track & Field went 3-0 on the girls’ side with an impressive performance to edge Wheeler, Pomfret and PCD in a dual meet at the Wheeler School. Delaney Martin ’25 had a spectacular afternoon and emerged victorious in 3 separate events which included Javelin, Shot Put and the 800m run. Additionally, Delaney scored points for the victorious 4 X 400 relay team. Lacey Mbuga, Zaina Mwangi, Zara Nwosu, and Bethlehem Eisenberg combined their talents for a 1st place showing in the 4 X 100 and Bethlehem also placed 1st in the 100m hurdles!  The boys’ team beat both Pomfret and PCD but fell to the host school in a close meet. Lio-Griffin Hill was yet again a double winner in the long jump and triple jump and Liam Shields ’25 secured a 1st in the 440m and a 3rd in the 200m. 

  • As the season winds down, WA Crew continues on an upward tick. In this week’s most recent results the Boy’s V 1 boat handily pushed past Thayer and Bancroft and the results were similar in the 2nd boat with a 1st place finish as well. Girls’ V 1 boat was a mere 100 meters from crossing the finish line and outpacing both Thayer and Bancroft when an oar malfunction cost them the victory. Both teams are back on the water on Wednesday this week.
Around the Diamond:
As the Spring season pushes to its conclusion, multiple WA athletes will be recognized as All-Stars and All NEPSAC performers so stay tuned to WA Instagram and to the Weekly Athletic Update for the latest in this department. Three members of our GV Softball team – Elise Siciliano, Mackenzie Berg, and Charlotte Constantine -  played in the Western New England League All-Star game Sunday at Choate. Congrats to all!
Co-Athlete of the Week:
Delaney Martin ’25 – Track & Field
Brendan Roy ’23 – Varsity Golf