On January 19, Danbury Titans forward Phil Bronner ’08 was selected as the Sons of Hockey Star of the Week by the Federal Hockey League. Mr. Bronner, who is in hishis third professional season, tallied three goals and six assists in four games to help the Danbury Titans to four wins over that weekend.
“The Engineers’ No. 77 balances sports and his school work,” the piece continues, “making Dean’s List while he studies business and management. Francois, a sophomore, made six tackles against the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Oct. 3, a season high for him.
Originally from Jersey City, Francois went to high school in Massachusetts at Williston Northampton School before heading to the New York-based private technological research university. “
It was a championship-winning weekend for Williston’s field hockey program! While the girls varsity team was winning its first NEPSAC championship in school history, Bridget Instrum ’12 was leading the Middlebury Panthers to that team’s second ever NCAA Championship. Ms. Instrum was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in the Division III National Championship game. Read more about the game.
Opting to live off the grid was an easy decision for Leisa Knettle Mukai ’81 and her family. The only difficulty was in picking the perfect place. Enter the Acocote Eco Inn in Xcalak (pronounced Ishkalak), Mexico. Formerly Sandwood Villas, the beachside location has been transformed into a diver’s paradise—all with a firm commitment to protect the environment and reduce the carbon footprint of visitors. In a place where water is gold, collected rain water is used for flushing toilets, wash dishes, rinsing equipment, pouring on plants, and taking showers.
In this interview with Director of Alumni Relations, Jeff Pilgrim, Ms. Mukai talks about how she went from riding through the New England countryside on her bike to catering to water enthusiasts of all stripes at Acocote.
“You can have a direct experience of the water without a lot of commercialism, thousands of other tourists, and it’s a responsible approach to travel,” she notes. “We facilitate more than the creature comforts; we facilitate the adventure as well.”
What is your favorite memory from Williston?
Fall of my junior year, I bought a bike and rode around the country side. I loved the New England colors. Hitchhiking to Northampton and catching the Five College bus was really exciting for a kid from small town in eastern Washington State. And dressing up as the Tin Man—a costume Mr. Dunnington made for me at Halloween.
Former Williston Northampton football player Danny Rowe ’12, a senior at the University of New Hampshire, was just named a semi-finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which his former coach and Director of Athletics Mark Conroy describes as “the most prestigious college football scholar athlete award in the country.”
“It is a tremendous accomplishment,” notes Coach Conroy. ” It recognizes everything we believe in: strong leadership, citizenship, a strong academic record, (and outstanding football ability!)”
Mr. Rowe, who is one of only 23 FCS (1AA) players in the country on the list, added of the honor that he is “just continuing what I learned at Willy.”