October Athletes of the Month are…
Elijah Grammas ’20 & Lindsey Lucas ’18 Named Athletes of the Month for October 2017
Elijah Grammas ’20
From Golf Coach Alec Newell ’88:
Over the course of the fall, Elijah has really elevated his game. He played all the time this past summer and all that practice paid off. In October, Elijah was 3-1 in MAISAD match play, playing in the #1 position, losing only to the eventual MAISAD individual champion. He beat that same player in an unofficial playoff hole during our regular season match, putting his approach shot about 1 foot from the hole. In mid-October Elijah earned a 10th place medal in the Maine State Golf Championship, playing against students from every high school in the state.
Elijah anchored his Gould team placing 2nd overall in the MAISAD Championship Match, missing the top spot by 1 stroke and helping his team win the overall Team Championship for the first time in four years. He is a quiet leader who pushes his teammates by showing up every day and being a great example of what it means to be a person who wants to perfect his craft. At the beginning of the season, we would joke that Elijah has to play with the big dogs each match. It is now no joke, he is one of the BIG DOGS!
Lindsey Lucas ’18
From Mountain Biking Coach Katie Casey:
Lindsey has a blast riding her mountain bike, but for her, it’s not all fun and games. She is disciplined and focused on getting stronger, faster, and better at handling her bike. She stays late to study the terrain and put in extra practice time on technical features like the rock garden, always looking for the fastest lines. She thrives on challenges and pushes herself every single day. Gould is fortunate to have this student-athletes anchor the Mountain Bike team this Fall.
As a result of her handwork and consistency, Lindsey was the leading points scorer for her class this race season. Why stop there; out of over 400 total athletes in the league this year, Lindsey was second in total earned points. Lindsey’s individual success this season greatly contributed to Gould’s NEPSAC East win and second place team finish in Northern New England (East-West).
Just what is true grit? It’s returning from parents’ weekend break a day early to race at New Hampton School even with a nasty head cold. True grit is never giving up, racing with every ounce of energy all the way to the finish line, even if it means sprinting with your bike the last few hundred meters at the championship race to win by 6 seconds.