The NMH Girls’ Alpine Ski Team was tied in the league standings in a tight battle with rivals Deerfield Academy (DA) as they headed into their final race on March 3. Needing a win to repeat as Mount Institute Ski League (MISL) champions, the NMH girls put together a dominating performance and captured their 9th consecutive MISL title with fast, consistent skiing on an icy course at Berkshire East.
Olivia Weinstein ’22 propelled the team by winning both runs of the two-run slalom race, with aggressive and technically-sound skiing. Her teammates backed her up as NMH took four of the top five spots, with seniors and co-captains Izzy Campbell and Arden Bacon nabbing third and fourth, respectively, behind DA’s Claire Patton. Hillary Leeds ’22 had her best career finish by taking fifth place and helping to secure her team’s victory. At that point, NMH needed one more finisher, and Ollie McDonald ’21 clinched the team win, a 158-147 point differential, by taking ninth in her final race as a Hogger. Charlotte Worth ’22 rounded out the results in 12th. The team’s achievement in capturing the league title was especially impressive given the absence of several top racers who were not participating in the races this season. NMH had fewer team members and a tough start to the season — starting the first week of competitions with little to no training — but stepped up to the challenge and rallied together, finishing the season with a victory. Congratulations to the girls’ Alpine team and coaches for all their accomplishments this season!