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Athlete of the Issue: Greg Segal

Athlete of the Issue: Greg Segal

Mark Herdiech '18

September 11, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

A player with both talent and leadership is essential to the success of any team. Quarterback Greg Segal ‘18 is this sort of player, and Groton varsity football is lucky to have him at its helm. Hailing from Montreal, Greg joined the Circle last year as a new fifth former. He padded up for the first...

Athlete of the Issue: John Cecil

Hadley Callaway

June 2, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

John Cecil is seven feet tall, co-captain of the Boys Varsity Crew Team, and committed to row at the University of California, Berkeley. Yet when he first came to Groton, crew was nowhere in his mind. “My older brothers encouraged me to try it out,” said John. “I was actually planning on playin...

Athlete of the Issue: Marcella Flibotte

Athlete of the Issue: Marcella Flibotte

Addie Newsome '18

May 11, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

The Independent School League is known for its fierce athletic competition, and this standard remains especially high for lacrosse. Facing powerhouses such as Governors, St. Mark’s, and St. Paul’s, Groton Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse remains a competitive team in the league. The team owes their suc...

Athlete of the Issue: Taggart Eymer

Athlete of the Issue: Taggart Eymer

Powers Trigg '20, Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager, offered his take on what makes teams successful. “Attacking wins you games.  Defense wins you titles.” Taggart Eymer, a starting defender on the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team for the past four seasons, understands this sentiment as wel...

Athlete of the Issue: Kai Volcy

Athlete of the Issue: Kai Volcy

Benjamin Calmas '18

February 23, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports, Winter

As a dual varsity athlete and captain, Kai Volcy is a dominant athletic force. After spending the fall season conditioning, Kai is in top shape during basketball and track seasons. As Kai has only been on the track team since her Fourth Form year, being elected to the position of captain for her Six...

Athlete of the Issue

Athlete of the Issue

Alexandra Kogler '19

January 27, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Terrence Wang ‘17 dominates the squash court. According to teammate Charlie Vrattos ‘18, Terrence “should be the artist of the issue…he’s an artist on the court.” Since his arrival in fourth form, Terrence has been one of Groton’s top squash players. After playing the number one position ...

Santeri ‘18 plays with Finnish National Team

Santeri ‘18 plays with Finnish National Team

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Wearing number 35, Santeri Hartikainen ‘18 currently represents his home country on the U18 Finnish National Hockey Team. Earlier this fall, he was invited to Detroit, Michigan to play in the Five Nations’ Tournament, a high skill level event that pulls teams from around the globe. From November...

Athlete of the Issue: Will Norton

Athlete of the Issue: Will Norton

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

This past cross country season started slowly for Will Norton, but he quickly picked up the pace and finished spectacularly. Will’s successful season was only the start of his athletic year, as he is currently playing for the varsity hockey team and will be a captain of the varsity crew team in the s...

Athlete of the Issue: Rashawn Grant

Athlete of the Issue: Rashawn Grant

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Despite the influx of change that the football team has experienced this year—including the addition of new coaches and a new offensive system—one thing remained constant: co-captain and four-year team member Rashawn Grant ’17. Rashawn played football for the first time in second grade on a flag-football...

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

October 7, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Fall, Sports

“Playing field hockey at Groton has changed my life,” says Maddie Ferrucci ’17. Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team, Maddie has committed the past five years to the sport. Her undeniable natural talent and passion for the game have led her to great success in the sport, thriving as a captain,...

Athlete of the Issue: Alec Reiss ’17

Athlete of the Issue: Alec Reiss ’17

Westby Casperson '17, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

While the Groton Boys’ Soccer team has undergone many changes in the past four years, there has been one constant: the high level of play and leadership that comes from Alec Reiss ‘17. A starter on the team since his Third Form year, Alec has always embodied what it means to be a successful athlet...

Athlete of the Issue: Mike Brown ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Mike Brown ’16

June 5, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

If you’ve spoken to anyone on the boy’s crew team, then you’ve definitely heard about their extended season. One of the most popular regattas in the world, the Henley Royal Regatta pulls competitive rowers from around the world to race at an elite level, and this summer, Groton’s boy’s crew...

Athlete of the Issue: Anna Thorndike ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Anna Thorndike ’16

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Throughout the past four seasons, Anna Thorndike ‘16 has made a tremendous impact on the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team. Anna began playing lacrosse when she was eight years old, and her experience and talent have made her an asset to the team since she joined in third form. Anna has been a starting...

Athlete of the Issue: Sammy Johnson ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Sammy Johnson ’16

Annie Colloredo-Mansfeld '18, Copy Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Sammy Johnson ’16 is a tri-varsity athlete and has been playing sports for as long as she can remember. Her hockey career began at the age of eight, when she competed in the “Mighty Mights” league, while she began competing in club lacrosse in sixth grade. Sammy has continued her strong involvement...

Athlete of the Issue: Ward Betts ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Ward Betts ’16

Feild Gomila '17, Columnist & Copy Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Ward Betts ’16 has been a tri-varsity athlete since coming to Groton in Fourth Form; he plays defensive center-back for soccer in the fall, winger for hockey in the winter, and middle infield (batting leadoff) for baseball in the spring. In all three sports, Ward has seen his dedicated work ethic pay...