5 Fall Sports Athletes Named All Stars

Five athletes from Westover's volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams were named as All Stars for their performances in competition this fall.

5 Athletes Named All-Stars for Fall Sports

Five of Westover's athletes from its volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams were named as All Stars for their level of performance in competition this fall.

Juniors Natalie Calo and Ellie Dunn competed in the New England Prep School Girls Volleyball Association (NEPSGVA) All-Star Tournament. Natalie, a libero in her second year of varsity volleyball at Westover, is a player who works hard and dives for every ball. Ellie played as an outside hitter in the game, but typically is a setter for Westover and has played varsity volleyball for two years. She earned an All-Star spot from being a smart player, with terrific serves and great serve receive passing. The NEPSGVA All-Star Game consisted of six teams playing six 20-minute rounds of very competitive volleyball. Hamden Hall hosted all 64 All-Star volleyball players on November 4.

In soccer, juniors Mia Izzi and Katy Hunter represented Westover in the WWNEPSSA class C/D All-Star Game. Mia plays center midfield for the Wildcats, has great knowledge of the game, and produces quality offensive chances. She also served as an Assistant Captain this year. Katy plays sweeper for the Wildcats, and is a crucial player in every game, holding the defensive line together and eliminating scoring chances for opponents. The WWNEPSSA league is made up of 47 schools in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. A total of 94 players took part in two games, a class A/B game and a class C/D game, hosted by Ethel Walker School on November 11.

Mia was also invited to represent Westover and compete in the New England Prep School Women's Soccer Association (NEPSWSA) class C/D Junior All-Star game. This is an All-Star game available only for players in the junior class who will graduate in 2020. The 2018 NEPSWSA Junior All-Star game was hosted by Brooks School on November 18.

Senior Maddie-Claire Norris finished 15th in the Division III New England Championship Race, earning her a position in The Meet of Champions. The Meet of Champions is a cross country race for the fastest runners in 162 schools that are members of New England Prep School Athletic Council. Unfortunately, The Meet of Champions for 2018 was canceled, but Maddie-Claire is still recognized as an All-New England runner. She is not only a talented runner but also a leader on the team. She served as co-captain of Westover Cross Country and helped advance the team to a successful year by encouraging her teammates to push themselves through tough practices and races, and always led by example.