Athlete of the Week | Alessa Muench '19

Week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Alessa joined the Cushing Varsity Field Hockey team this year and has made an immediate impact.  She is a leader on the field through her hard work and dedication to the sport.  Alessa is commonly the first out to the field and the last to leave long after her teammates have left.  Last week she scored the team’s first goal vs. Middlesex to spark the Penguins.  She is an exceptional defender who keeps the opponent and the ball away from her goalie and the cage.  Alessa is the team’s best player when it comes to transitioning from defense to offense and from offense to defense.  She has great skill in both passing and elimination.  Alessa has been a key member of the team throughout the season.

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Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.