The Varsity Athlete of the Week is Liz Bierhals '22, the senior goalkeeper on the field hockey team. Liz is quickly becoming one of our areas top goalkeepers. Liz uses her entire circle to limit opponents fast breaks and shot opportunities and help generate an attack at the same time. Liz’s ability to read an attacker and execute a dive, slide, or stack is unmatched. It is because of her strong will in the cage, that her teammates have been able to develop confidence in themselves, resulting in an Incredibly fast growing defensive line. Liz has had their backs time and time again, and as a result they have proved to have her back as well, racking up over 10 defensive saves this season.
Varsity Athlete of the Week
The Varsity Athlete of the Week for September 28, 2021 is Dalia Al-Sagr '22, a senior on the girls cross country team. On Saturday, Dalia competed in the Gans Creek Classic race in Columbia, MO. Her time of 20:46 is a personal best and is currently the 23rd fastest Class 3 girls time this season. Dalia joins an elite group of Whitfield girls cross country runners as only the sixth individual in program history to race under 20:50.
Coming off a season-ending knee energy last year, Tommy has given the Warriors a huge lift offensively. Tommy's work rate and level of effort on the field both during training and in games has been contagious within the team. He currently leads the Warriors with 5 goals and 1 assist through 5 games including a big goal in Whitfield's win against Chaminade and a hat trick last weekend against Gibault.
The Varsity Athlete of the Week for September 15, 2021 is Lucy Stokes '22. A member of the varsity girls volleyball team, Lucy's positive leadership and communication have pushed the team to compete at a higher level. Last week, the Warriors won five games and finished in second place in the Brentwood Invitational Tournament. Lucy averaged 3.95 digs and had a 2.2 serve to receive rating in addition to recording 15 service aces.
The Varsity Athlete of the Week for May 11, 2021 is Tia Sansone '22, a member of our varsity girls lacrosse team. Tia helped the Warriors to four victories in the last five games by scoring a total of 19 goals. Most recently, Tia netted a career-high seven goals during the team's victory over Ursuline.