Athletes of the Week: Brian Grodecki ’18 and Natasha Albaneze ’18

Brian Grodecki ’18
Men’s tennis
Wayne, Pa.

Brian’s victory was huge. Our region is one of the best in the country, so it was awesome for him to emerge at the top. I was not surprised because of how hard he works; he always trains with purpose and intensity. It’s great for him and the team to be rewarded by the process.

– Head coach Dan Greenberg ’08

 

Grodecki, a tri-captain, won the singles tournament at the ITA New England Championship last weekend. In doubles, he teamed up with Alex Taylor 20 and finished second.

 

 

Natasha Albaneze ’18
Women’s soccer
Northport, N.Y.

 

Natasha is an incredible creative presence for our team.  Her ideas and ability to execute those ideas have been on point this fall.  Just as importantly, she is working so hard on the defensive side of the ball.  She is a complete player and a reason we’ve had such a great start to the season.

Head Coach Michelyne Pinard

 

Albaneze scored a direct corner kick goal in the 102nd minute to defeat Connecticut College on Saturday. The NESCAC Player of the Week, she added two assists on Sunday to her conference-leading total of seven.