Hotchkiss spring athletes earned a variety of awards and honors at a ceremony held on May 31. Watch a recording of the event above, and view a list of recipients below.
Director of Athletics Danny Smith P'18,'20,'24 kicked off the ceremony by sharing some highlights from the season, including:
- Founders League Championships for boys varsity golf, girls varsity lacrosse, and girls varsity tennis
- Girls varsity lacrosse winning the Founders League Tournament
- Varsity sailing earning third place at nationals
- Varsity Ultimate Frisbee earning third place at the Connecticut State Championship
- Mo Nuhu ’23, Arop Arop ’23, and Paige Dzenutis ’23 being named New England Champions in track and field
Robin Chandler '87, former co-director of athletics and current communications project manager, thanked Smith for his decades of services to Hotchkiss sports. "The real legacy, the gift he gave to so many young men out on Little Baker and Sprole Field over the years, was the incredible care he took in developing his players as people—not just athletes," she said. "He has always been about character development, sportsmanship, and the true value of team, and he ranks those well above wins and losses. These are the best lessons our students can learn in life, and each fall Danny taught this master class."
Hotchkiss appointed Dempsey Quinn as the new director of athletics, effective July 1.
2023 Spring Athletic Award Recipients
*Already received a blanket in a previous season
Captains: Quillan Oberto ’24, Teddy Loescher ’24, Nick Vulliez ’24
THE WILCOX AWARD, established by Roy C. Wilcox '12, of Meriden, CT, is awarded to the player having the highest batting average on the School’s baseball team.
Awarded to MALCOLM WHITES ’23, Average .345
THE ARNOLD C. SAUNDERS JR. '10 AWARD, established by the late Mr. Saunders of Cleveland, OH, is awarded to that member of the School baseball team who in the opinion of the coaches and the athletic director has been the most valuable to the team by his effort, performance, and spirit.
Awarded to ADAM WRIGHT ’24 and QUILLAN OBERTO ’24
THE BASEBALL TROPHY is presented to a member of the varsity baseball team who has played with spirit and enthusiasm, and has improved the most during the season.
Awarded to GAVIN NATARAJ ’24
Captains: Elliot Marken '24 and Ian Marshall '23
THE ULTIMATE FRISBEE AWARD is presented to that member of the Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team who best demonstrates true joy in playing the game and encourages play at the most competitive level while never failing to treat teammates and competitors with the utmost respect.
Awarded to IAN MARSHALL ’23
BOYS & GIRLS GOLF
Boys Captains: Christian Waldron ’23* and Jackson Neeb ’23
Girls Captains: Kristen Pariseau ’23 and Megan Wei ’23
THE BLOSSOM TROPHY, endowed by the late George W. Blossom Jr. '11 of Chicago, IL, is awarded to the most valuable player on the varsity golf team.
Awarded to CHRISTIAN WALDRON ’23
THE GIRLS VARSITY GOLF AWARD is presented to that member of the varsity girls golf team who has through leadership and example contributed the most to the team’s spirit unity, and success.
Awarded to KRISTEN PARISEAU ’23
THE PROBASCO TROPHY, given to Hotchkiss by the late Scott L. Probasco '11 of Chattanooga, TN, is presented to the winners of the annual school golf championship.
Boys Champion: CAM HOLLAND ’24
Girls Champion: PETAL HAMMAM ’25
THE DAVID S. BOWEN AWARD, presented in memory of David S. Bowen '80, to that member of the JV Golf team who has shown the greatest interest in golf and who has exhibited good sportsmanship and the desire to improve.
Awarded to AIDAN KELLY ’24
BOYS & GIRLS LACROSSE
Boys Captains: Wylie Warchol ’23 and Teddy Kim ’23
Girls Captains: Kathryn Wilson ’23 and Mary Wood ’23*
THE ALEXANDER D. STUART '68 LACROSSE AWARD is awarded to that member of the boys varsity lacrosse team who has shown the most improvement during the year while demonstrating good sportsmanship.
Awarded to DEVON CHRISTIAN ’24
THE C. NELSON COREY II LACROSSE AWARD, named in recognition of the man who started lacrosse as a varsity sport at Hotchkiss and coached this sport from 1965-78, is awarded to that member of the boys varsity team whose enthusiasm, determination, and example have earned him the respect of both his teammates and his coaches.
Awarded to TEDDY KIM ’23 and WYLIE WARCHOL ’23
THE KELLY STONE LACROSSE PRIZE, awarded in honor of Kelly Stone, varsity girls lacrosse coach and assistant athletic director from 1980-1997, is presented to that member of the girls lacrosse team whose exemplary effort and attitude, loyalty, and superior performances have earned her the respect of both her teammates and coaches.
Awarded to KATHRYN WILSON ’23 and MARY WOOD ’23
Captains: Charlotte Moody ’23, Isabella Wei ’23, Vladislav Grass ’24, and James Wlodarczak ’23
THE ROWING PRIZE is awarded to that member of the team who in the opinion of the coaches has been the most valuable to the team by their effort, performance, and sportsmanship.
Awarded to JAMES WLODARCZAK ’23 and CHARLOTTE MOODY ‘23
BOYS & GIRLS TENNIS
Boys Captains: Jared Leong ’23
Girls Captains: Eliza Muse ’23*
THE HARTCORN AWARD, established by Robert Hartcorn of Salisbury, CT, former tennis coach of The Hotchkiss School, to the winner of the Boys and Girls Tennis Tournament.
Boys Champion: JARED LEONG ’23
Girls Champion: ELENI KONTOKOSTA ’25
THE ALBAN F. BARKER TENNIS AWARD, presented in memory of Alban Barker, head coach of the boys varsity tennis team for 25 years, is awarded to the boy who through hard work, spirit, perseverance and unselfish loyalty makes an outstanding contribution to the tennis team and to the School by his all around fine play.
Awarded to SAHIL ANNAMANENI ’24
THE GIRLS TENNIS PRIZE is presented to the girl who through her unselfish loyalty makes an outstanding contribution to the tennis team and to the school by her all‑around fine play.
Awarded to ELIZA MUSE ’23
Captains: Kate Moran ’23* and Lucy Jervis ’23
THE NUNES SAILING TROPHY, endowed by the late Edward V. Nunes '38, of Greenwich, CT, is awarded to the student who has contributed the most to the success of the sailing team through his or her dedication, proficiency, and sportsmanship.
Awarded to KATE MORAN ’23 and LUCY JERVIS ’23
CLASS OF 1989 SAILING PRIZE
The sailing coaches were not able to determine a recipient of the 1989 Sailing Prize, not because there isn't a worthy recipient of the three lower classes, but because there are so many. The nine sailors who traveled to nationals, seven were members of the three lower classes. The success of the team this year is a direct result of their seamanship, sportsmanship, and attitude.
The following lower-class members of the team were recognized at the awards ceremony: Phoebe Hackett, Miranda Beitel, Cal Kinnear, Fynn Olsen, Pierce Olsen, Samara Walshe, and Thomas O'Grady.
BOYS & GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Boys Captains: Chase Dobson ’23*, Anish Reid ’23, and Alex Tolis ’23*
Girls Captains: Sydney Jean ’23*, Paige Dzenutis ’23*, Amber Bretz ’23*, Christa Prasertsintanah ’23, and Juliet Kaufman ’23
THE WYCKOFF AWARD, established by the late George M. Wyckoff '20, of Sewickley, PA, is awarded to the boy who contributes most in spirit and effort to the success of the track team.
Awarded to AROP AROP ’23, CHASE DOBSON ’23, and ANISH REID ’23
THE GIRLS TRACK AWARD is presented to that girl who in the opinion of the captains and the coaches contributed most in loyalty and sportsmanship to the success of the girls track team.
Awarded to PAIGE DZENUTIS ’23 and CHRISTA PRASERTSINTANAH ’23
FOUNDERS ALL-LEAGUE AWARD
The Founders All League Award is given in recognition of that student athlete who best exemplifies the League ideals of sportsmanship, hard work, and character in the spirit of competition and fair play at the varsity level.
Adam Wright ’24
Boys Varsity Golf
Jackson Neeb ’23 and Cam Holland ’24
Girls Varsity Golf
Megan Wei ’23 and Petal Hammam ’25
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Devon Christian ’24 and Garret “Rett” Ziegler ’24
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Mary Wood ’23 and Kathryn Wilson ’23
Boys Varsity Tennis
Ken Matanachai ’24
Girls Varsity Tennis
Tory Dana ’24 and Adeline Cirulis ’25
Boys Varsity Track & Field
Owen Larbestier ’23 and Alex Tolis ’23
Girls Varsity Track & Field
Leanna Wells ’23 and Nicole Ocampo Montoya ’23
THE COACHES AWARD
The Coaches Award is given to that member of the JV or 3rds team who has made a significant contribution throughout the season.
Boys JV Golf
Aiden Kelly ’24
Boys JV Tennis
Jared Hurst ’24
Alex Shtohryn ’24
Boys 3rds Tennis
Daniel Bao ’25
Jeffery Lin ’25
Maadhavan Prasanna ’25
Brandon Surpris ’25
Alistar Taffee ’25
Girls JV Tennis
Francesca Farman-Farmaian ’24
Giulia Hurlock ’23
Girls 3rds Tennis
Sonia Rashid ’25
Aaliyah Wang ’25
Boys JV Track & Field
Elliot Hu ’25
Vincent Mase ’25
Jack McCarthy ’26
Girls JV Track & Field
Tessie Connell ’25
Maya Grogean ’26
Hailey Minus ’26
Mia Nyokie ’24
Ashley Opdyke ’26
Boys JV Lacrosse
Crosby Hyzer ’26
Girls JV Lacrosse
Nicky Ames ’23
Julianna Piccone ’24
Marisin McLain ’25
Luke Warner ’26
Ben Ely ’24
Peter Jervis ’26
Sia Reddy ’26
Mark Zhu ’26
ALL-STAR RECOGNITIONS AND SCHOOL RECORDS
Founders All-League: George McGlinn ’26 and Jake Doherty ’26
All Western New England: Quinn Spillett ’23, Wylie Warchol ’23, and Teddy Kim ’23
NEPSAC Honorable Mention: Teddy Kim ’23
NEPSAC All-Stars: Etta Coburn ’24 and Avery Doran ’24
NEPSAC First team: Etta Coburn ’24 and Avery Doran ’24
NEPSAC Honorable mention: Kathryn Wilson ’23 and Mary Wood ’23
CT All-Star Team: Brooks Clifford ’23 and Ian Marshall ’23
USA Ultimate All State, First team: Ian Marshall ’23
Boys and Girls Track & Field
- Anish Reid ’23 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 2nd in the Triple Jump and Honorable Mention ALL-NEPSAC in the Long Jump
- Chase Dobson ’23 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 6th in the 3000m
- Mo Nuhu ’23 was New England Champion and ALL-NEPSAC in the 100m.
- Arop Arop ’23 was New England Champion and ALL-NEPSAC in the High Jump
- Julia Widen ’24 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 3rd in the 100m High Hurdles, 6th in the 300m Low Hurdles, 3rd in the 4x400m Relay, and 3rd in the Long Jump.
- Quinn Pollack ’25 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 3rd in the 4x400m Relay and 5th in the 4x100m Relay and Honorable Mention ALL-NEPSAC in the 300m Low Hurdles.
- Anji Ashaye ’24 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 6th in the 100m High Hurdles, 5th in the 4x100m Relay, and 3rd in the 4x400m Relay.
- Leanna Wells ’23 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 5th in the 4x100m Relay
- Christa Prasertsintanah ’23 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 2nd in the 400m, 4th in the 200m, 5th in the 4x100m Relay, and 3rd in the 4x400m Relay.
- Paige Dzenutis ’23 was named ALL-NEPSAC for placing 4th in the High Jump, 5th in the Long Jump, and was New England Champion and ALL-NEPSAC in the Triple Jump
- Mo Nuhu '23 broke the 100m school record
- Christa Prasertsintanah ’23 broke the 400m school record
SPRING SEASON WRAP-UP
VARSITY BASEBALL: 0-16
BOYS VARSITY GOLF: 14-5-1
FOUNDERS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
4th New England Tournament (KIT)
GIRLS VARSITY GOLF: 8-4
2nd Founders League Tournament
BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE: 8-9
3rd in Founders League Tournament
GIRLS VARSITY LACROSSE: 12-3
FOUNDERS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Founders League Tournament Champions
VARSITY ROWING: 9th at NEIRA
VARSITY SAILING: 10-1
2nd Place at New England Team Racing Championship
3rd at Nationals (Baker Cup)
3rd at O’Day Championship
BOYS VARSITY TENNIS: 8-4
2nd at Kingswood Invitational Tournament
Quarter Finalists in New England Class A Tournament
GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS: 9-1
FOUNDERS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Quarter Finalists in New England Class A Tournament
BOYS VARSITY TRACK: 7-3
2nd Founders League Championship, 7th at NE
GIRLS VARSITY TRACK: 8-1
2nd Founders League Championship, 6th at NE
ULTIMATE FRISBEE: 14-5
2nd at NEPSUL
3rd at Connecticut State Championship
JV AND THIRDS TEAMS
JV BOYS GOLF: 13-1
BOYS JV TENNIS: 10-2
BOYS THIRD TENNIS: 4-2
GIRLS JV TENNIS: 7-1
GIRLS THIRD TENNIS: 2-2
BOYS JV LACROSSE: 4-8
GIRLS JV LACROSSE: 5-5
JV ULTIMATE: 11-11