Athletes of the Month

November 2021

Girls' Nominees 

Abby Dorunda - Soccer 

Ava Aguiar - Cross Country

Callie Dunbar - Field Hockey

Hallie O'Toole - Volleyball


The Girls' November Athlete of the Month is Ava Aguiar 

Ava was spectacular all season, particularly in November. Ava won the quad meet against Cushing, Worcester and Pomfret on Nov. 6. She then had a tremendous performance at the New England Championships the following Saturday, finishing fourth out of 131 varsity runners. On a very challenging course, Ava ran a 20:45, which is 6:41/mile pace. Ava finished just 30 seconds behind the New England Champion. 


Boys' Nominees 

Ian Mackin - Soccer

Korbin Dixon - Water Polo

Will Hardy - Football 

Tianze Xiong - Cross Country

The Boys' Athletes of the Month are Will Hardy from Football and Korbin Dixon from Water Polo

Will Hardy

In both of the November games, Will had a big impact in all phases of the game. Against Berkshire, he played strong on defense with six tackles and a fumble recovery. In the team's win over Albany on Senior Night, Will had his best day of the season. He finished with five catches for 74 yards, a touchdown and a two-point catch, as well as five tackles on defense and an interception, which he returned 47 yards for a touchdown to seal the victory. Will has been one of our most consistent players in practice and in the games this season, and has been a great leader by example for all of the team to see.

Korbin Dixon

Korbin experienced a great month of November and has evolved into a scoring machine. He also learned how to play a defensive role in the offensive zone by hindering the goalies ability to put the ball into play. If that failed, he would swim up on players in mid-pool to strip them of the ball or block their passes. Korbin did this with persistence and a bit of pride and joy because he knew how disruptive it was to the other team. All season long we have preached that our best offense is a strong defense. Korbin found ways to bring that to the game. He also learned to look for the player with the better opportunity and set up some great goals with timely assists. He still managed to score some energizing goals with a flair all his own.  


October 2021

Ian Mackin, Boys' Soccer

Genna Miccoli, Field Hockey


September 2021

Amador Tortosa Potous, Boys' Soccer

Ava Aguiar, Girls' Cross Country

Athletes of the Month

Team MVPs

Team and Individual Honors


Athletes of the Week

Jan. 10 -15

Boys' Athlete of the Week


David Prickett - Winter Track

Keigo Koyasu - Wrestling

Matt Filipowski - Basketball

Matt Clark - Riflery

Eoin Cavanaugh - Swimming

Giorgi Mumladze - Skiing


The Boys' Athlete of the Week is Keigo Koyasu.

Keigo had a big impact on the team last week. He won a dominating match via pin against St. Paul's, as he also took his new placement as team captain in stride. Keigo was key with helping the team be motivated for the first match after the holiday break. With Coach Shea out last week, he was also extremely helpful assisting Coach McMillen with the hosting of a home match. 


Girls' Athlete of the Week


Eliza Leach - Swimming

Ava Aguiar - Winter Track

Caterina Ravosa - Basketball


The Girls' Athlete of the Week is Caterina Ravosa.

Caterina was very instrumental in the team experiencing the first winning streak of the season as they went 2-0. Caterina continues to be a force on the interior for the squad, scoring, rebounding and defending off the ball at a consistent level. She started the week with a good performance on the road at Kingswood Oxford, to help avenge an early season loss, as they brought home a 49-38 victory. Caterina contributed 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. Then in a big Friday night game at home against a good Pomfret team, Caterina played through a rolled ankle while producing 18 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks. Caterina, although young, continues to be a positive teammate, willing to learn and adjust her game to fit best what her coaches want and her teammates need. A 2-0 week while averaging 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks is outstanding.


Dec. 1 - 11

Arielle Chechile,Winter Track

Kyle Filipowski, Boys' Basketball


Nov. 8 - 13

Ava Aguiar, Girls' Cross Country

Korbin Dixon, Water Polo


Nov. 1 - 6 

Loretta Szych, Field Hockey 

Hudson Perham, Football 


Oct. 25 - 30

Drew Habermeier, Boys' Soccer

Elisabeth Artzinger-Bolten, Girls' Volleyball


Oct. 18 - 23

Caroline Minich, Field Hockey 

Ty Cosenzi, Cross Country 


Oct. 11 - 16

Yuhan Zha, Water Polo 

Maddie Stoltz, Girls' Soccer 


Oct. 4 - 9

Brooke Catellier, Girls' Volleyball 

Tianze Xiong, Boys'  Cross Country


Sept 27 - Oct. 1

Enrique Rosado, Football

Jessica Ethier, Girls' Soccer


Sept. 14-25

Ava Aguiar, Girls' Cross Country 

Amador Tortosa Potous, Boys' Soccer

The annual Trustees Cup is the most coveted athletic team award at the Academy. The award takes into account a team’s success on the field, grade point average, team spirit and community service.

  • 2020-21 - None chosen (COVID-19)
  • 2019-20 - Boys' Basketball
  • 2018-19 - Boys' Track
  • 2017-18 - Riflery
  • 2016-17 - Girls' Basketball
  • 2015-16 - Softball
  • 2014-15 - Baseball
  • 2013-14 - Softball
  • 2012-13 - Boys' Lacrosse
  • 2011-12 - Girls' Swimming
  • 2010-11 - Girls' Volleyball
  • 2009-10 - Girls' Lacrosse
  • 2008-09 - Girls' Soccer
Dr. George E. Rogers Scholar Athlete Award

In 1966, the Monson Academy faculty established the George E. Rogers Award to honor a member of the graduating class for scholarship and participation and sportsmanship in athletics. The members of the faculty have recognized the following students as having those qualities indicated in the award.

  • 2020 - John Adams
  • 2019 - Ania Axas
  • 2018 - Wenjun Chang
  • 2017 - Emma Kindblom
  • 2016 - Julian Alexis
  • 2015 - Margaret Harrington
  • 2014 - Jackson FrenchRobitaille
  • 2013 - Phillip Antonacci
  • 2012 - Michael Mendes
  • 2011 - Jeremy Gilfor
  • 2010 – Adrianne T. Hanson
  • 2009 – Russell Dinkins
  • 2008 – Brigid M. Jurgens
  • 2007 – Matthew D. Pentkowski
  • 2006 – Olivia C. Clement
  • 2005 – Alexander Ely
  • 2004 – Stacie Brzoska
  • 2003 – Anthony Choquette
  • 2002 – Kathryne Scyocurka
  • 2001 – Jennifer Reid
Phil Shaw Award

Phil Shaw joined the Wilbraham faculty in 1934 and served well as a teacher, Chairman of the Science Department, varsity soccer and track coach, and Athletic Director until his retirement in 1969. His portrait hangs in an honored place in our Athletic Center Board Room. Mr. Shaw dedicated his life to developing character in young people. He believed in healthy competition and a high degree of sportsmanship. This award is presented by the faculty to the male and female students in the junior or senior class who have shown hard work, perseverance, unselfishness, and a spirit of cooperation in athletics.

  • 2020 - Xin "Julie" Xiong; Will Crocker
  • 2019 - Alana Perkins; Idan Tretout
  • 2018 - Kayla Mokwuah; Andrew Nagle
  • 2017 - Katelyn Cronin; Alexander Claudio
  • 2016 - Sydney Liptak; Wenyen Gabriel
  • 2015 - Molly Socha; Evan Roy
  • 2014 - Megan Pehoviak; Olexandr "Sasha" Oliinyk
  • 2013 - Carly Cronin; Joe Thibault
  • 2012 - Marissa McDermott; Ryan McLarney
  • 2011 - Chloe Snyder; Derrick Barnagian
  • 2010 – Michaela A. Rollings; Adam J. Ginsberg
  • 2009 – Chelby J. Wakefield; Aaron P. Haas
  • 2008 – Rosalyn C. Chesky; Joseph T. Salomone
  • 2007 – Kristin M. Coderre; Gregory J. Balicki
  • 2006 – Laura E. Coderre; Jacob R. Eddy, David J. Kreps
  • 2005 – Katelyn Stolpinski; Benjamin Primo
  • 2004 – Marisa Barone; Colin Cook
  • 2003 – Stacie Brzoska; Jeffrey Adams
  • 2002 – Angelique Kelley; Sherod Harris
  • 2001 – Lauren Pinkston; Charles Bridge

Coaches Awards