The Boy’s Varsity Basketball team played their season opener in front of a packed home crowd in Fowle gym. They came out victorious in a 46-40 win against The Cheshire School. Despite graduating a few key players of last year’s 23-1 Founders League winning squad, expectations for this year’s team stayed high with new blood like freshmen Preston Merrick ’25 and Jackson Powell ’25 coupled with Veteran captains Brandon McCreesh ’23, Will Groot ’23, and Dean Hogans ’25.
An impressive group of current and former faculty, as well as numerous Hotchkiss alumni, gathered on Centennial Field prior to the boys varsity soccer game last month to honor longtime head soccer coach W. David Coughlin P’91,‘93, AKA “The Rock,” with the dedication of a new scoreboard.
For the past 30 years, John Cooper P’08,'11 and the Hotchkiss girls varsity hockey team have been synonymous. Upon his retirement this past June, two alumnae combined forces and created a hockey award in his honor that will be awarded at the end of each winter season.
Kendall Giltz ’23 made Hotchkiss history on Saturday night, Nov. 5, under the lights on Sprole Field. When her kick sailed through the goalpost, she entered the record books as the first girl to score a point in a varsity football game.
Detroit City FC player Francis Atuahene ’15 made a special trip last month to speak with second-graders at Detroit Free Academy about growing up in Ghana, playing professional soccer, and his time at Hotchkiss.
The Hotchkiss varsity mountain biking team finished a fantastic season-long effort on Nov. 3 by winning its first championship! They competed against seven area independent school teams and more than 85 racers.
Ever the quiet force, former Hotchkiss faculty member Neil Scott P'77,'78,'82 passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2022, after 94 years of a remarkable life.