HHS ALPINE SKI TEAM SENDS 6 TO CHAMPIONSHIP

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Hopkinton High School Athletics is proud to announce that it is sending six of its athletes to the
2019 MIAA Alpine Ski State Championship, held at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton,
Massachusetts on February 27th. At the state championship, racers have the opportunity to
compete against the top high school racers from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This is the third year of the Hopkinton High School Alpine Ski Team. Consisting of 19 athletes
(15 boys and 4 girls), the team competes in the Central Mass Conference Ski League (CMCSL).

In the CMSCL, Hopkinton students compete among over 220 athletes from 11 high schools. This
season, the boys team finished in second place overall out of 11 teams.
In addition to the team standings, athletes are invited to the state championship based on
individual skier’s results, which lead to a rank in the CMCSL. The MIAA selection criteria for
the state championship is highly competitive, and the athletes selected from Hopkinton are
among only 17 boys and 14 girls from the CMCSL who qualified to participate in this exciting
event.

On the girl’s side, senior Captain Allison Marr (ranked 4th in CMSCL) makes her third trip to
the state championship, while sophomore Cate Barry (8 th ) returns for the second year.
Junior Captain Max Rodgers took the top spot for the boys in the CMCSL (ranked 1 st ) and makes
his second trip to the state championship. Junior Jack Rodgers (10 th ) makes his first appearance,
while sophomore Jackson Schlussel (12 th ) and senior Kyle Perkins (14 th ) return for the second
year. Senior Captain Jordan Hanna is 3rd Alternate.

The Hopkinton Alpine Ski Team trains at races at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury. CMSCL holds
weekly races, competing in both slalom (SL) and giant slalom (GS) events.
Hopkinton’s Alpine Ski Team is led by Head Coach Nancy Schlussel and Assistant Coach Dan
Barry. The athletes wish to thank the coaches, Athletic Director Dee King, as well as their
friends and families for their support. Go Hillers!