We compete because athletics has the potential to teach us lessons in teamwork, collaboration, and selflessness. We compete because it allows us to measure ourselves and our abilities against like-minded competition. We compete because it pushes us to find and explore the best of ourselves, and that is just what our teams did this fall.
The fall season would not have been possible without the tireless work of our student-athletes and the support of our parents. We are grateful for the leadership of Director of Athletics, Gregor Makechnie '90, and the athletic department team of Assistant Athletic Director Trish Austin '01, Assistant Equipment Manager Gavin Moody, Strength and Conditioning Coach Dean Miller, Assistant to the Athletic Director Becky Walsh, as well as Athletic Trainers Kelly Griffin-Brown and Chris Jones '04, for supporting all of Proctor's athletes and coaches during this season. Likewise, Ebby Gerry '09 and the entire PBN Crew should be proud of their streaming efforts this fall. The PBN crew's tireless work allowed family and friends from around the world to watch games and races in a professional manner.
As we wrap up the fall athletic season, we recognize those who made the season possible and those who stood out for their exceptional play, character, and sportsmanship.
The Marvin Award is given each season to two students who are new to Proctor for their leadership, sportsmanship, and ability. This fall's Marvin Award recipients are Rayanna Wagaman ‘26 and Gavin Wheeler ‘24. Read more from their coaches below.
Rayanna Wagaman ‘26 (Girls Soccer)
We have referred to Ray over and over again this year as the ultimate utility player. Throughout the season, she has played every position on the field except goalkeeper - and in a pinch we would probably turn to her. While her versatility and execution all over the field are impressive, it is her coachable nature, team-first mentality, and reliability that make her the complete teammate. Coaches sometimes identify players who 'lead by example': Ray is a great example of such a player; she shows up on the hard days, doesn't take a shift off in games or practices, and makes her teammates better by bolstering their confidence. Ray does not attract the spotlight when she plays, but her impact on the team cannot be overstated.
Gavin Wheeler ‘24 (Boys Soccer)
Gavin arrived at Proctor this fall ready to make an immediate impact on our program. Fit, fast, physically tough, and extremely skilled, Gavin quickly became our focal point in the midfield. His knowledge of the game is superb and his distribution of the ball is second to none. Gavin covers the entire midfield, putting pressure on opposing team's center midfielders, forcing turnovers that allow us to quickly transition to offensive attack or, when warranted, calmly moving the ball to a safe area to preserve possession. We have talented offensive players on the field, but our offensive threat completely depends on Gavin's vision, tenacity, and unselfish play. He is a leader who exemplifies commitment through daily training, positive attitude, and unwavering efforts on the field.
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Alex Bishop ‘24, Gavin Wheeler ‘24
COACHES’ AWARD: Kael Reynoso ‘24
LAKES REGION ALL-STARS: Alex Bishop ‘24, Gavin Wheeler ‘24
BOYS JV1 SOCCER
COACHES’ AWARD: Ethan Raphaelson ‘25
UNSUNG HERO AWARD: Griffin Stewart ‘25
BOYS JV2 SOCCER
COACHES’ AWARD: Adam Kokinos ‘26
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER: Kai Wheeler ‘27
GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER
COACHES’ AWARD: Allie Rice ‘24
CAPTAINS’ AWARD: Sonoma Wong ‘27
LAKES REGION ALL-STARS: Maddie Needham '25 and Bella Morgan '25
GIRLS JV SOCCER
GOLDEN BOOTS AWARD: Annie Johnson ‘26
COACHES’ AWARD: Charlotte Lund ‘24
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Molly VanRanken ‘25
COACHES’ AWARD: Hannah Sweatt ‘26
LAKES REGION ALL-STARS: Molly VanRanken '25 and Jane Bartlett '25
JV FIELD HOCKEY
LEADING SCORER: Sydney Matlin ‘25
HORNET AWARD: Hadley Krehbiel ‘27
ARTHUR PRATT ‘56 TEAMMATE AWARD: William Hurd ‘24
COACH DENNIS HOFFMAN AWARD: Thomas Spillane ‘24
COACH TOM ECCLESTON AWARD: Brice Bendixsen ‘24
JUNIOR VARSITY AWARD: Josh Tedeschi ‘27
COACHES’ AWARD: Charlie Fenton ‘27
MOST VALUABLE RUNNER: Sophia German ‘24, William Green ‘24
MOST IMPROVED RUNNER: Boo Reynolds ‘24
LAKES REGION ALL-STARS: Max Preuss '26 and Niko Cole-Johnson '25
MOST VALUABLE RIDER: Cortland Parker ‘27
MOST IMPROVED RIDER: Julia Elkind ‘26
COACHES’ AWARD: Lisle Coombs ‘24, Ollie Grotnes ‘26
LAKES REGION ALL-STARS: Julia Elkind '26, Cortland Parker '27, and Lisle Coombs '24
LEADERSHIP AWARD: Enrico Mori ‘24
COACHES’ AWARD: Miles Hurlbutt ‘24
LEADERSHIP AWARD: Carly Solomon ‘24