Celebrating Our Winter Athletes

As the winter season came to a close, all varsity athletics teams gathered in Laird Dining Hall for the annual Winter Athletics Banquet. Senior Ava Sawi, a standout basketball player bound for Radford University, spoke of the trials and tribulations she and the girls’ varsity basketball have faced in her three years. From suffering injuries to losing tough games, Sawi learned to trust the process and lean on her teammates. “We learned, we competed, and we won,” she said of the journey to her historic senior season, which culminated in the team’s first league championship in 8 years. Congratulations to all athletes!

Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Ava Sawi ’24
Most Improved Player: Vicky Appiah ’27
Coaches Award: Coever Dixon ’26

Boys’ Varsity Basketball
William Caskie Watts ’35 Most Valuable Player Award: Malcolm Stute ’24
Most Improved Player: Tate Wardell ’25
Coaches Award: Quinn Armstrong ’24

Girls’ Varsity Squash
Theodore S. Faunce Most Valuable Player Award: Piper Ogden ’27
Most Improved Player: Campbell Shelby ’25
Coaches Award: Helen Milito ’26

Girls’ Junior Varsity Squash

Most Valuable Player: Katharine Morrison ’27
Most Improved Player: Serena Muthaiah ’27
Coaches Award: Louise Williamson ’26

Boys’ Varsity Squash 

William Deal Waxter Jr. Most Valuable Player Award: Tilford Griggs ’25
Most Improved Player: Patrick Carr ’24
Coaches Award: Josh Hwang ’24

Boys’ Varsity Wrestling

Charles Morton Stewart III ’52 Most Valuable Player Award: Emre Sensoy ’24
Most Improved Player: Andy Pan ’26
Coaches Award: Matthew Zito ’24

Boys’ Varsity Track & Field
Reid Nickle ’11 Most Valuable Player Award: Reed Phillips ’25
Most Improved Player: Luke Dávila ’24
Coaches Award: Malik Johnson ’24

Girls’ JV Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Amirah Jackson ’27
Most Improved Player: Jimena Antúnez Martinez ’26
Coaches Award: Jennie Chen ’26

Boys’ JV Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Roberto Bloodworth ’27
Most Improved Player: Max Niven ’25
Coaches Award: Yun-Lung Kuo ’27

Boys’ Junior Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Timmy Albers ’26
Most Improved Player: Burnam Dubose ’26
Coaches Award: Kibri Mussie Berhe ’27

Boys’ JV Squash
Most Valuable Player: Nolte Dukes ’26
Most Improved Player: Rhett Whitworth ’27
Coaches Award: Joe Lee ’26

Boys’ JV Wrestling
Most Valuable Player: Keith Song ’25
Most Improved Player: Sean Nguyen ’26
Coaches Award: Perm Promphan ’27

Girls’ Varsity Track & Field
Most Valuable Player: Emily Garrard ’24
Most Improved Player: Claire Harty ’26
Coaches Award: Ava Reese ’25

Girls’ Climbing
Most Valuable Player: Olivia Barr ’27
Most Improved Player: Lucy Nolan ’25
Coaches Award: Graham Jewett ’24

Boys’ Climbing
Most Valuable Player: Max Yang ’25
Most Improved Player: Fox Parker ’26
Coaches Award: William McCollum ’26

Girls’ Swimming
Most Valuable Player: Chloe Chen ’26
Most Improved Player: Ansley Bieger ’26
Coaches Award: Emma Blue Sinclair ’27

Boys’ Swimming
Most Valuable Player: Mazen Asad ’25
Most Improved Player: Jacob Orelue ’26
Coaches Award: Justas Vaskelevicius ’25