Athletes of the Week: Eli Hoenig ’17 and Ari Ross ’17


Eli Hoenig ’17
Nordic skiing
Sudbury, Mass.
Eli Hoenig ’17. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

“Eli’s win was the first individual cross country ski win in the history of Williams skiing. This is a big deal, and I have been receiving many notes of congratulations from Williams ski alumni. It was amazing for that to happen at Regionals.”

– Jason Lemieux ’01, Head Coach

Last Friday, co-captain Hoenig, who was an All-American last season, won the men’s 10k race at the EISA Regional Championship. It was the first individual victory for the Nordic team. He also earned third in the 20k race on Saturday to propel the skiing to a fifth-place finish.

Ari Ross ’17
Women’s swimming and diving
New Canaan, Conn. 
Ari Ross ’17. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

“Ari is an exceptionally diligent, hardworking and motivated athlete.  She has been beyond steady and reliable for us on the boards over the past four years.  Her contributions out of the water and impact on the team have been significant as well.”

– Steve Kuster, Head Coach

Co-captain Ross, a diver, had an impressive weekend at Div. III Regionals. On Friday, she placed second out of 27 competitors on the 1-meter board.   On Sunday, she earned fourth on the 3-meter board. The two-time All-American will compete at Nationals in Texas next month.

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