Athlete of the Week
Students are chosen as Athlete of the Week based on their efforts to demonstrate the following characteristics as a member of the Forman School athletic program: sportsmanship, leadership, perseverance, selflessness, and a positive attitude.
Ella is a quiet but undeniable force on the court. She is an aggressive player who isn't afraid to take risks on the court, whether that is taking a swing from back row or diving to keep the ball off the floor. She is an excellent passer who has been working hard on her swing to become a strong hitter so she can add more strength to her all-around game. Ella also currently leads the team in digs and is always looking for ways to improve her defense.
As one of the two captains of the sailing team, Baird has consistently assumed a positive leadership role and has demonstrated the utmost respect for his teammates and opponents. Not only is Baird a great leader, he is also one of the most talented skippers on the team.
Schuyler had incredible performance in our first meet against King school, placing second overall with a time of 21.11. This was Schuyler's first time running a 5k and we can’t wait to see what else he can accomplish this season!
Still recovering from an injury, Mackenzie stepped up for her team this week to protect the net against Westover. She make over 20 saves and played the position of goalie with great skill and tenacity. Mackenzie was fearless and kept Forman in a competitive game for the full 80 minutes. She inspired her teammates and impressed the players and coach of the opposing team, all with a smile on her face and great passion for the game.
Matthew showed poise and command against Holderness after winning the QB position in pre-season. He lead the offense on numerous extended scoring drives and possessed touch and accuracy on his throws, including three touchdown passes. Matthew is a key part of a strong foundation that Forman football has to build upon as they plan to get their first win of the season, at home, against Perkiomen.
Holden has been a vital member of our defense all season. He has led a defense that has only given up 4 goals in 6 games. His work ethic and internal motivation are of the highest level. He encourages his other teammates to put forth their best effort, and he is the first person to offer advice and encouragement when the going gets tough. He is calm and collected during games and can always be counted on to provide the anchor for the defense. He gives 110% during practice and is respectful to his teammates, coaches, and opponents.
Mitch was a game changing force on both sides of the ball in Forman's victory over Perkiomen on Saturday. Offensively he ran hard on all of his carries, breaking multiple tackles along the way, including a long touchdown run. On the defensive side Mitch was often in the backfield, putting pressure and getting a sack on the opposing quarterback.
Therese has been a crucial player throughout the season. Though she normally only plays in the back court in games and at practice as a defensive specialist, she is more or less a utility player. She has been working on her hitting and blocking in practice, and it truly showed on Saturday when in a pinch, she was thrown in to play all six rotations as an outside hitter - without any extensive practice in the position. Not only did she play well defensively, she also recorded her first kill of the season. At her height, scoring at the net is difficult, but Therese took the last-minute change with grace and her usual humor and made some positive change on the court for her team. We are super proud of her!
Xol had two amazing performances, first against Watkinson and then against Gunnery. He has shaved off 6 minutes from his 5k time at the start of the year and continues to get faster and faster. Xol pushes other runners and is a loved and valued member by all on the cross country team.
Topher has been a consistent, ambitious member of the rowing team this fall. He has worked incredibly hard on the ergs and on the water to earn his seat. Topher goes out of his way to ask great questions and support his teammates. He is a positive and hardworking influence on the whole team.