TA Freshman Named Hartford Football Defensive Player of the Year
November 21, 2023
Thetford Academy freshman Jacob Phelps was recently named the Red Team’s Defensive Player of the Year by his teammates at Hartford High School – an honor usually reserved for older players. Phelps, who plays middle line backer for the Division I Hartford Hurricanes as part of the Vermont Principal Association’s “Member to Member” program, has played football since fourth grade.
The Hurricanes had a thrilling season and were undefeated all the way to the state championship, where they fell 35-28 in a tough loss to Burr and Burton Academy.
TA students have long taken advantage of the Member to Member agreement, which allows students to participate in athletics not currently offered at their home high school. This year, Phelps and his classmate Connor Sloop played for the Hurricanes, and TA senior Addison Cadwell has been a standout for Hartford’s girls varsity lacrosse team throughout her high school career.
The agreement is a great opportunity for students to build their athletic careers and create strong community connections beyond the TA campus.
Congratulations, Jacob Phelps, your hard work and dedication this season makes TA proud.