South Burlington, Vermont native Linley Shaw comes from a long line of Panther athletes. Her grandfather, Gale H. Shaw Jr. ’53 and aunt Danielle Shaw Virtue ’82 were both All-Americans as well as captains of their respective skiing teams. Additionally, Shaw’s cousin, Kara, graduated in 2015 and was a key member of last winter’s carnival team.
When a person is growing up, milestones are achieved and learned in the early years including cultural ideas, traditions and foods. For Middlebury swimming and diving senior Bryan Cheuk, he had to learn and adjust to a whole new way of living when he started his collegiate life in the fall of 2012.
When entering your junior and senior years in high school, students search to find someplace they can call “home” for their collegiate years. For Middlebury football senior Trevor Miletich, he found his home away from home all the way across the country.
Athletes use many techniques and methods to get away from the rigors that can be associated with practice as well as competition. They use these ways to ease their mind and relax. For Middlebury women’s tennis senior Ria Gerger, she turns to music and the writing of it to get away from it all.
Carlyn Vachow loves life and lives it to the fullest, taking on new experiences and challenges on what seems like a daily basis. A native of St. Louis, Missouri and a graduate of John Burroughs School, which didn’t field a softball team, Vachow found other ways to compete like being named to the all-state team on the volleyball court as well as participating and honing her skills in club softball.