Three MHS student athletes have been named league all-stars, recognizing their performances during the fall athletics season.
Emily Hunter ’18 and Merriam Lrhazi ’19 were named all-stars for the Women’s Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WWNEPSSA), while Emma Genovesi ’18 was named an all-star for the Western New England Prep School Volleyball Association (WNEPSVA).
A four-year varsity starter and a team captain, Emily played center-defense for the Hurricanes, anchoring the squad’s defense. She is also known among her teammates as “Jedi” Hunter, because she does not seem to be working terribly hard, but she is incredibly powerful and virtually unbeatable. A three-sport varsity athlete, Emily also excels at basketball and tennis for the Hurricanes.
Merriam is a three-year starter in goal, where her athleticism and work ethic have earned her the respect of teammates and opponents alike. This season, she recorded 158 saves in 11 games. When late-season shoulder troubles kept her out of net, Merriam showed her versatility by playing middle left defender. A three-sport varsity athlete, Merriam also plays basketball and lacrosse.
Both Emily and Merriam played in the league all-star game held November 12 at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Emma closed her three-year varsity career by helping the volleyball team make its seventh NEPSAC Class C tournament in the last nine years. A starter at middle hitter, Emma recorded 66 kills (112 career), 34 digs (74 career), 25 blocks (55), and 21 aces (40) this season. She earned a total 207 points for MHS in her career. Emma is also a three-sport athlete, playing basketball and lacrosse.