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Track runner, senior Serena Thaker getting ready to run her event
Racing to New Heights
Nick Perez, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024

With the season coming to a close, anyone can see, when reviewing the girls track team, the stellar season they had in the record books. This...

Coach McDermott gathers with a couple of players at the mound during a pitching change.
‘Cats Win CCC East With Win Over Eagles
Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager • May 21, 2024

On Monday, May 21, the South Windsor High School baseball team hosted the East Catholic Eagles, winning the contest 6-5 and securing their first...

SW Bobcat seniors talking pregame before taking on RHAM for senior night.
Bobcats Attack the CCC Tournament
Alec Dziuba and Luke TaylorMay 21, 2024

The boys will arrive at RHAM high school today at 4pm for a rematch versus RHAM, after not winning the matchup when the played them during the...

Girls tennis gives a pep talk before a home match.
On the Way to a Victory!
Jaelyn Salas, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

The South Windsor girls tennis team has had a great season this year with a record of 13-1 and are expected to do well in the upcoming CCC conference...

Guardian of the Golden Bears: Connor Mahan

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Eli Schwartzman
Senior Captain Connor Mahan catching a breather at the game against Ellington.

Senior captain Connor Mahan is a dedicated and passionate student athlete who does everything necessary to get the job done. 

Mahan is always motivated in being the best he can be and is someone his teammates look up to. He’s been playing lacrosse for 12 years and is committed to going to Western New England University where he plans to continue playing lacrosse and considering football as well. 

“I push him everyday in practice to be better when I cook him in a 1v1, it then translates to the field, and he uses that drive from practice to play great in the game. He is also a great leader which is why we call him Commander Conrad,” sophomore Issac Gerber told The Prowl.

He is also a great leader which is why we call him Commander Conrad.

— Isaac Gerber

Mahan started playing lacrosse as an attackman but saw the need for people to play defense and took the opportunity to be a D Pole and has become really successful ever since. 

¨Great teammate and leader to help keep focused on our goals,¨ senior Max Plunske said

Even as a D Pole, Mahan still manages to score for the Cats, scoring 4 goals in just this season alone, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. 

“We call him Coach Connor for a reason; he works super hard and always cheers us on. He teaches us to never give up and try our best whether we are practicing or playing. He’s not just a team leader, he’s a really cool friend too,” senior Brett Feher explained.

“I’m motivated by my coaches and teammates to help do everything I can do to win,” Mahan stated. 

Mahan has over 200 ground balls in his 4 year high school career, and, when he’s not playing lacrosse, you can still find him traveling around doing tournaments with his friends: senior Tom Dehaes, and Max Plunske. 

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About the Contributors
Adam Albaghdadi
Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
Adam Albaghdadi is a Junior at South Windsor High School. Albaghdadi is excited to write for The Bobcat Prowl. He is interested in the sports world and also plays football and lacrosse for SWHS. Albaghdadi enjoys spending time with friends and family, and can be found at football and basketball games.
Eli Schwartzman
Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
Sophmore Eli Schwartzman is the web editor for The Bobcat Prowl. Schwartzman enjoys sports photography, and is regularly attending local sporting events with his camera to take pictures. He has a love for sports, both watching and playing. His favorites to watch are college football and the MLB, while his favorite sport to play is baseball. Outside of school, you can find Eli at the baseball fields, taking pictures at a sporting event, or hanging out with his friends.