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Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years old and made the WCHS varsity team his sophomore year. As his final regular season comes to a close...

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after playing beach volleyball during vacation,” Xu said. “I love playing volleyball because it's...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been on the WCHS boys varsity volleyball team. This number three seed team finished 10-1 in the regular...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Freshman Jaden Selby has set a new standard as a young wrestler on the mat, taking on opponents two or even three years older than him and still dominating each match. He was also one of only three wrestlers on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

Senior Cat Correa has proved herself to be a dominant force on the basketball court, playing a large role in the WCHS girls varsity basketball team’s strongest season since 2003--the year they won the state championship. Correa has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and she has been...

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

By Max Kandel, News Editor

February 8, 2019

With an solid record and consistently improving players, this year's varsity boys basketball team is starting to make some noise. This is due in part to senior John Mbeng. Finishing up his final season with the Bulldogs, Mbeng’s path to success was unlike many star players. While Mbeng was not a...

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

November 21, 2018

Senior Jane Olcott led the varsity girls soccer team to a 10-4 record and to a MPSSAA sectional final by remaining focused and ready to tackle any challenges during the season. Olcott is the girls varsity soccer team captain and has already committed to Villanova University. Olcott started playing...

Athlete of the Month: May 2018

Athlete of the Month: May 2018

By Kyle Emery, Senior Writer

May 11, 2018

With an outstanding record and consistent performance unmatched by any other team at CHS, boys lacrosse has created quite a name for itself. The great success of this program is due in part to senior captain Reed Moshyedi.   Finishing up his final season with the Bulldogs, Moshyedi looks ...

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

His opponent is in his grasp. He goes for the pin. Five seconds pass and a victor is declared. That victor is senior wrestling captain Andrew Welch.   Varsity wrestling has once again put up an impressive season, boasting a 4A West Regional Championship win and finished the State finals in s...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2017

Nine years ago, junior Jack Connolly became a wrestler, a long-standing tradition in the Connolly family. Today, he is ranked third in the Washington Post’s All-Met wrestling team for his weight class and recently won first place at the Jan. 23 Paint Branch tournament, in addition to being named the...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Ethan C. Miller, Online Sports Editor

January 11, 2017

Waking up for a 5:30 am practice may seem extreme to most, but for swimmer and junior Sanjay Wijesekera, it’s merely his weekly preparation. After the boys swim team’s undefeated regular season and second place finish at the state championships last year, Wijesekera is poised to help the team ...

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