Athletes of the Week
Suffield acknowledged nominees and recipients of “Athlete of the Week” at lunch on January 9. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by male and female students whose contributions embody the spirit of Suffield athletics and citizenship.
The female athlete of the week was Bailey Hyland ’18 from girls’ varsity basketball. Bailey scored a bank-shot three minutes into the second half against Hamden Hall to become the fourth female in Suffield Academy history to achieve 1,000 points in her career. She is one of only nine Suffield players to reach this milestone while also scoring 27 points in the game. She was named MVP of the St. George’s Holiday Tournament and helped the Tigers win three straight games to capture the championship. Bailey is an integral part of the team’s 7-1 start.
The male athletes of the week were Alec Wright ’20 and Charlie Tilney-Volk ’19 from the varsity diving team. Alec and Charley both broke 14-year-old school records within days of each other before Suffield’s holiday break. Alec broke the record against Exeter by over 20 points and Charlie broke Alec’s record by one point just two days later. They are two of Suffield’s strongest divers in program history and continue to improve each day.