Rams of the Week
The Hill School's RAMS of the Week program seeks to recognize student-athletes from all levels who have set themselves apart by: Outstanding performance, effort, attitude, improvement, and/or leadership in both games and practices; demonstrations of great sportsmanship; and selflessness as a teammate.
Graham Eilberg ’22 (Pottstown, Pa.) JV Boys’ Basketball
This past Saturday, JV Boys Basketball had their last game of the season against a very strong Mercersburg team. Graham ran point guard for most of the game and contributed four three pointers that helped solidify our win. Graham has done very well this season and has improved in all facets of the game. Keep up the hard work Graham!
Sydney Floyd ’21 (Limerick, Pa.) Indoor Track and Field
Already established as a dominant sprinter in the short sprinting events, we asked Sydney to try the 400 meter dash, an event that requires a demanding combination of speed and endurance. This past Saturday at the MAPL meet, Syd ran the 400 for just the second time ever and won the event in a time of 61.83 seconds. Late in the meet, she won the 200-meter dash in a time that qualified her for the Pennsylvania Indoor State Meet this weekend, making her the first Hill girls’ runner to qualify for states since 2011.
Syre Gruber ’19 (Sinking Spring, Pa.) Varsity Boys’ Basketball
Playing a supportive role throughout this season, Syre scored a career-high 13 points to go with a bunch of rebounds and steals in Hill’s PAISAA playoff win over Episcopal Academy. It was great to see Syre shine in his final game in Gillison. He made a huge impact the next day in Hill’s win at Shipley. It’s fun to see him playing his best basketball when it counts the most.
Alex Gulati ’19 (Gilbertsville, Pa.) JV Girls’ Ice Hockey
One of just three defense-women on the “Second Varsity” team, Alex logged serious minutes in our final game of the season against Lawrenceville last week, which ended in a 2-2 tie. Alex worked with her teammates to help transition us from defense to offense, played strong defense in front of our net, and played every second of the penalty kill for us, which successfully killed every penalty we took. She brings a positive attitude and a beaming smile to the rink every day and always cheers on her teammates. This was Alex’s last game with us in her three-year career and we will miss her contributions to the group next year.
Alex Kiviniemi ’19 (Turku, Finland) Varsity Boys’ Ice Hockey
After missing eight games in the middle of the season due to injury, Kivi has been a force for the boys’ hockey team since his return to the lineup, registering 16 points in our past 12 games. In addition to his offensive output, Kivi is extremely reliable in the defensive zone and is one of our top penalty killers. His lead-by-example play was key in helping us out of a slump in late-January, and we will continue to rely on him to help us in our final four games of the season.
Emily Rakos ’21 (Laurys Station, Pa.) JV Girls’ Basketball
Emily started and finished this season with a great attitude. Coming off of an injury from the fall, Emily's determination to get better was very evident. She worked hard every time she stepped onto the court and was always the one to get her teammates back on track and ready to go. Her positive communication shows just how much of a leader she really is. In our last week of playing, Emily was a key player in our big win against Peddie. Offensively, she scored 5 points, but what stood out the most was her calm encouragement to her teammates when Peddie added the pressure. Way to go Emily!