Athletes of the Month – February and March 2018
The spring trimester has just begun, but our athletes finished their seasons strong while we were on break. The Athletes of the Month for February and March are Maia Garfield ’20, Stephanie Nicols ’18, Donovan McKee ’18, and Wildens Leveque ’19. Here’s more on these student-leaders from their coaches.
Maia Garfield ’20
Maia took first place in both the GS and SL in the NEPSAC championships, leading the girls’ team to the championship. She followed that up with a 6th place finish in the SG and 11th in the SL and also qualified in the first seed for the Paneled SL at the U16 nationals in Mission Ridge, Washington. She consistently had some of the strongest performances of the Eastern Region skiers and has been a great teammate all year.
Stephanie Nicols ’18
Stephanie won the New England Prep School Championship at Proctor Academy. With this performance, she helped lead the Gould girls’ team to a third-place finish overall. She qualified as one of the top skiers for the Maine Team and competed at the Eastern High School Championships against the best high school skiers from all over New England. She finished 10th in the freestyle sprint and 17th in New England overall. Steph is planning on attending St. Lawrence University and has been recruited to ski on their Division I Nordic team.
Donovan qualified for US Alpine Championships and US National Junior Championships based on his results in February. Although he was unable to compete in the post season due to injuries, Donovan put together an impressive season of results. Here are just a few highlights from this past February.
- 8th Eastern Cup FIS SG @ Sugarloaf
- 6th Devo FIS GS at Berkshire East | 3rd for U19
- 6th Devo FIS GS at Berkshire East | 2nd for U19
- 17th National Performance Series FIS SL at Waterville Valley
(This series brings all the top U21 and U19 athletes in the country together.)
- 10th National Performance Series FIS GS at Waterville Valley | 4th for 2000 YOB
- 13th National Performance Series FIS GS at Waterville Valley | 5th for 2000 YOB
Wilden’s overall improvement played a major role in the Boys’ Prep Basketball program achieving a NEPSAC record of 4-1 in February and achieving a #6 Seed in the NEPSAC AA Boys’ Basketball Tournament. His development and impact on Gould Basketball earned him All-NEPSAC AA honors, which is selected by opposing coaches around the league. He finished the season averaging 14 points per game, 13 rebounds per game, two blocks per game, and 50% Field Goal Percentage from the floor.