The spring season athletic awards assembly was held on Monday May 30, 2011. The Athletic Department presented the Blanket Award for participation followed by the George Denman Award and the Alumnae Award, which are presented to a senior boy and girl. In addition the award winners for individual sports were announced.
The Blanket Award is given in recognition of those students who have participated on a team in every season they have been in the upper school at Williston. The following students were presented Blanket Awards at the awards assembly. Continue reading
Bridget Instrum ‘12
Bridget has enjoyed an outstanding season for the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. She leads the team in scoring and is also a strong defensive player. Bridget has averaged 7 goals a game in the team’s recent wins over Choate, Deerfield, NMH and Pomfret. Bridget is always working hard to improve her game and is a leader both on and off the field.
Luke Untermann ‘11
Luke had some outstanding performances for the track & field team last week. In a close meet against Westminster he placed in the long jump, 200m and high jump where he had a person best of 5’8”. He was also a member of the winning 4x100m relay team. On Saturday he led the team in points placing in the 100m, high jump, long jump and 4x100m relay. Luke works hard at every practice and meet and is a leader by example.
Matt Steinberg ‘15
Matt Steinberg joined crew for the first time this season and has become a key coxswain for the novice boat of eight boys. Coxswains have to direct the rowers and lead the boat. Matt shows a real talent for the sport and has been a real leader of his boat.
Cam LaMotte ‘14
Cam has put a lot of effort into improving his game and is the only freshman who has qualified to play in jv golf matches this season. Last Thursday Cam scored the first hole in one ever for the jv golf team in a practice round.
The Williston Northampton School is the host site for the 2011 NEPSTA Division II Track & Field Championships on Saturday May 21st. The event will take place at Williston’s track & field facility at Galbraith Fields on Taft Avenue in Easthampton. Below is the schedule of events. Continue reading
Gabrielle Thomas ‘15
Gabby is tearing it up on the track this season. Against NMH and Wilbraham & Monson Gabby placed second in the 100m and the long jump, while being a part of the 1st place 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. In the meet with Miss Porters and Suffield, she led off the 4x400m relay team that took 2nd place, and provided a trio of victories in individual events. She finished ahead of the pack in the 100 m and won the long jump. To finish off the meet, Gabby had an impressive debut in the triple jump, winning that event with a jump of 32’10.5”.
Jay Sylvia ‘12
Jay is off to a great start at the plate for the Wildcats hitting .391 on the year with a .522 OBP. He leads the team with four home runs on the season. Last week, he hit homers against Cheshire and Pomfret and had four hits in six at bats in those two games.
Jill Slezek ‘14
Jill has proven to be an offensive and defensive threat for the JV softball team. In two games last week, she went 5 for 6 at the plate, walked twice, and scored 6 runs. From the mound, Jill was a force. Against NMH, she struck out 3, walked 3, and helped her own cause with 11 put outs. Against Loomis, she pitched a no hitter, striking out 8 in 5 innings and walking only 2; those are big league numbers at any level. Her contributions have been central to the team’s undefeated start.