January 11, 2019
This week’s female Athlete-of-the-Week is junior Maddy Rivers. Maddy, the captain of the Hamilton-Wenham varsity basketball team, made varsity freshman year, and has helped contribute to one Cape Ann League (CAL) Championship. This year the girls varsity basketball team went into the season with a young team: They have no seniors, only two juniors, and the rest are underclassmen. As a captain, Maddy wants to provide the team with a positive working environment and encouraging attitude, challenging her teammates to improve their skills. Her personal goal for this year is to improve her shooting and dribbling. The whole team hopes to make the playoffs, requiring lots of practice at game speed to help them execute during the actual game.