Bearcats Bound For College Athletics
Bearcats Bound For College Athletics

by Roger Wistar

Seven members of the Class of 2018 affirmed their commitments to play collegiate sports at the Division I level in a ceremony organized by the School on Feb. 7.

Saviour Anyagri '18, Dylan Brown '18, Gracyn Campbell '18, CY Cheng '18, Noah Martinez '18, Lindsay Reed '18, and Emily Rose '18 all participated in the ceremony that included family, friends, and members of the athletic department.

Anyagri plans to play soccer next year at Wofford. The Ghana native and Right to Dream alumnus starred at both defense and midfield for the Bearcats, earning four varsity letters in soccer and another four letters in track. This season, he earned All-State honors in soccer.

Brown plans to play football at Rhode Island after a successful PG year at Hotchkiss. The lineman earned All-Erickson honors and was an All-New England Class A honorable mention winner.

Campbell plans to play field hockey at Dartmouth after an exceptionally decorated athletic career at Hotchkiss. The four-year senior earned 12 varsity letters in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. She has served as captain for both the field hockey and ice hockey teams this season. In the fall, she was a regional All-American and an All-New England First Team member. She also earned the Carole S. Hawley '75 Award this season for field hockey.

Cheng plans to play soccer at Michigan. He is the second boys soccer player from this year's senior class, and he will become the third Bearcat to play in Ann Arbor in the last four years, joining Francis Atuahene '15 and Umar Farouk Osman '17. Cheng is a two-year varsity captain on the soccer team, and also earned three varsity letters in track. This season, he was a NEPSSA All-Star and earned the Lucien Swift Strong '40 Memorial Award for soccer.

Martinez plans to play baseball at Army next year, but has yet to take the field as a first baseman in his PG year at Hotchkiss. He had a standout high school career at New Milford High School, where he earned First Team All-League and All-State honors, as well as being named the conference most valuable player.

Reed plans to play ice hockey at Harvard next season after four stellar years between the pipes for Hotchkiss. In addition to earning the Melissa Goss Simonds '79 Hockey Award the past two seasons, Reed has distinguished herself in international play, winning two consecutive gold medals as netminder for Team USA at the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships.

Rose plans to play squash at Princeton. She has been the mainstay for the girls varsity squash team, playing in the #1 spot for all four of her years at Hotchkiss. A nationally ranked player in her age group, Rose has also distinguished herself in several tournaments outside of Hotchkiss. She has served as captain of the team for the past two seasons, in addition to earning four varsity letters in tennis. Rose won the girls squash trophy in 2015.