About the Team


Megan Doyle

Documentation
My name is Megan Doyle, I'm the writer and co-founder of Spark Robotics. This is my second year participating in FTC; last year I wrote for FTC i²robotics. Outside of robotics, I am the web manager of Inklings, the school newspaper, and I do ballet.

Nathanael Metke

Programmer
I am Nathanael Metke, and I am a programmer and one of the founders of this team. I am currently a senior at Staples High School I have been a part of FIRST for 4 years, on the FTC team i²robotics, and the FLL team SNAP. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the local makerspace, building web applications, and road biking.

Molly Loughney

Builder
My name is Molly Loughney, I'm a builder and co-founder of Spark Robotics. This is my fourth year of FIRST and second year of FTC. I was a previously member of the American School in London FRC team and i2r robotics FTC team. I hope to one day become an electrical or mechanical engineer and continue working with robots. Outside of robotics I participate in theatre.

Neal Soni

Designer and Builder
I'm Neal Soni and I'm currently a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. I am a designer and builder. Prior, I was a co-founder of W-Prime Robotics and member for two years and a member of i2robotics. This is my fourth year competing in FTC, and my sixth season in FIRST Robotics. I'm also a member of my town’s Taekwondo national demo team and placed first at the 2017 Taekwondo National Championship in Detroit, Michigan.

Ben Staw

Programmer
I'm Ben Staw and I am a senior at Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut. In years past I participated in FIRST by assistant coaching my school's FLL team. When I'm not doing robotics, I enjoy watching movies, going bowling, and playing board games

Victoria Cao

Builder
I'm Victoria Cao and I'm a junior at Staples High School. I have been participating in FTC for two years. Outside of robotics, I volunteer at my church! I also participate in our Debate Team and TAG, which addresses substance abuse inside our school. I love swimming and I do it when time allows it.

Kylie Doyle

Padawan
I am Kylie Doyle and this is my first year of on a FIRST team. I am currently a freshman at Staples High School in Westport CT. On the team, I am programmer and a builder. In my free time I enjoy being on a diving and gymnastics team.

Evan Katz

Padawan
My name is Evan Katz, I am a programmer and a builder for the team and one of the newest members. I am currently a freshman at Staples High School. I have yet to be apart of a robotics team so you could call this my FIRST. In addition, I play tennis at T.C.T. where I look to make the Staples team in the spring.

Luke Sauer

Student Mentor
My name is Luke Sauer. I am currently a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. I competed for three years in FTC as part of i²robotics, this will be my ninth year in the FIRST program. Outside of robotics I enjoy reading, singing with the Staples High School Orphenians, and volunteering at the Westport Library’s MakerSpace teaching others how to use 3D printers.