Athletes of the Week

Jordan Strum ’18, Girls Varsity Softball

Jordan has been an essential catalyst to the Wildcats’ success this season. She had 15 strikeouts in the win over Deerfield on Wednesday. Again on Saturday she showed her dominance by accumulating 5 strikeouts from the mound while offensively she had 3 hits, which included 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s against NMH.  Against Ethel Walker she had 6 strikeouts and 2 hits, 1 double, and the winning RBI. Against Choate, Jordan had strikeouts, a 1 homerun, a double, and 5 RBIs.  Not only does she lead her team through her performance, but her work ethic is second to none and it provides a great example
for her teammates!

Alex Bzdel ’17, Ultimate

As Alex’s first year with the Ultimate team, he has been a quick study to the game of ultimate and has found a great deal of comfort on the field becoming a great target for our throwers. In our most recent game Alex has thrown for 2 scores and has scored 3 points. Alongside his success on the field, he has shown a great desire to learn the game by asking questions and practicing different skills beyond what is asked of him in practice.

Chloe Prouty ’20, Girls Varsity Track

Chloe has been running great all season combining her hurdle experience and strength from XC to put up some good times in the 100H and 300H. She was unhappy with her races on Wednesday and came back Saturday with a new drive. Running into a strong headwind, she flew over the barriers in the 100 hurdles, winning easily and looking smooth in the process. Later in the meet, she was even with the girl from Hopkins after 200m, but kicked into another gear on the home straightaway to win the 300 hurdles by a clear margin.
In addition to being a successful hurdler, Chloe will also look to run the 800 and 3,000 before the season is over.

Oskar Lee ’18, Boys Varsity Track

Oskar has become a critical part of the boys 4×400 team, and that was on full display at the meets at KO and Westminster. Both races were close, and Oskar either held off his opponent or helped to put Williston even a bit further ahead. His 400 split times are steadily coming down, helping the team run some fast overall times. In the long jump on Saturday, Oskar set a personal best of 18’5″.   Also on Saturday, Oskar happily stepped up to the 4×100 “A” team and led off with a great leg, handing off the baton even with eventual winner Westminster.

Madison Fulcher-Melendy ’18, Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Madison plays with such determination and effort every game for the Wildcats. Against Choate she came up huge on both ends of the field.  She led the team in ground balls and assists and scored a huge goal to secure the win. She leads the team in assists and ground balls and is second in goals. She is the first up and down the field and lives the words “we are not tired” every day she plays.  Madison is a huge part of the team’s success this season as she consistently leads through example and provides a positive example for all of her teammates.

Katie Borden ’20, Girls JV Lacrosse

Katie has played well for the Wildcats this season. She had three goals in our game against Choate on Saturday, sparking an incredible come back.  Down 7-1 at the half, her first goal got the team moving, a rally that brought the score back to within 1!  Katie is a hard worker in practice and in games and she can be counted on to bring a positive “team first” mentality with her every day.

Tosh Ayabe ’18, Boys JV Tennis

Tosh broke through with the first dominant win of the season for the team.  Playing at the number three singles position this past Saturday, he earned a straight set 6-3, 6-1 victory.  As one of the tri-captains, Tosh demonstrates a willingness to lead, consistently brings a focus on improvement to practice, and honorably represents Williston with graceful sportsmanship win or lose.  He has been a crucial leader for the wildcats this season.


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