Cami Bell ’24 and Ryan Doherty ’23 recognized with Loomis and Gordon Medals
BY JANA F. BROWN
When field hockey-ice hockey-lacrosse standout Cami Bell ’24 suffered a broken wrist in the New England hockey quarterfinal hockey game against Nobles and Greenough in March of 2022, she did the logical thing.
“I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sit still for more than five seconds,” says Bell of the injury that required surgery and ruled her out for the spring lacrosse season, “and I knew I could not just sit and watch my friends play — so I decided to do track.”
Though a novice competitive runner, Bell competed in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint events and the 4x100-meter relay. She also was a member of the 4x400-meter relay squad that set a St. Paul’s School record during the 2022 NEPSTA championship meet. Not bad for an injured lacrosse player.
I was shocked when they read my name. I look up to all the girls who were ahead of me and they’re amazing athletes. I just feel so honored to be part of the history of the Loomis Medal and all those who came before me.”
I felt I had a team and coaches who really supported me, wanted me to be the best I could, and allowed me to try new things as an athlete.”