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Athletes of the Week

Mike Manley ’18- Boys Varsity Basketball

Mike had a terrific game on Saturday, leading varsity boys’ basketball to a gritty 64-59 season opening victory at Noble and Greenough. Mike demonstrated great poise and competitiveness in making a number of big plays at critical junctures of the game.   He led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points while also doing a terrific job of defending Noble’s high scoring point guard. Varsity boys basketball will continue to look to Mike as one of its team leaders this winter. Continue reading

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Emma Gould ’18 – Girls Cross Country

Emma has had a great season for the Wildcats. This week, she again placed in the top seven, as she has almost every race this season. Emma had a strong race in the 6 school meet, helping the Wildcats go 6-0 on the day. Her displacement of Westover’s 5th runner accomplished the tie-break in a 28-28 contest, giving Williston the win over Westover, and securing a sweep on the day and an 11-2 record for the season. Emma continues to be a hard worker in practice, a great teammate, and a fierce competitor every Saturday. Continue reading

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Ana Weed ’18 – Girls Varsity Soccer

Anna has been a big piece of the Wildcats success this season. Playing midfield, she consistently works hard on both the offensive and defensive side of the field as she is a consistent scoring threat and can be counted on to stop opponents’ offensive push.  On Wednesday, against Kent, she scored a beautiful goal off a restart to help jumpstart the Wildcats. Against Suffield on Saturday she played hard and strong on both ends of the field.  She provides a positive attitude day in and day out and she is a fantastic teammate. Continue reading

Athletes of the Week

Poojaa Prakash Babu ’21- Girls Varsity Cross Country

Poojaa was a major factor in the Wildcats win over Miss Porter’s School on Saturday. She continues to improve as an important member of our top varsity group.  Against Miss Porter’s, she broke into Williston’s top five for the first time this season, achieving a personal 5K record of 24:31 on our very challenging home course.  She started the season as the teams 14th finisher against Kent, and since then she has placed 9th, 6th, 6th, and now 5th for the team.  She chopped an incredible 5:03 from the first home race to the second, the most dramatic improvement on the team.  Poojaa trains hard every day and she can be counted on every Saturday to compete with intensity and determination. Continue reading

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Fiona Bundy ’18 – Girls Varsity Soccer



Fiona has been a key to the Wildcats success this season. This week alone, she was responsible for making key plays and stepping in to win many 50-50 balls on the defensive side.  She was a big reason the Wildcats earned two shutouts. Fiona leads by example as she is a tireless worker on and off the field and constantly trying to make herself and her teammates better. Continue reading

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Elijah Hutchinson ‘18 – Varsity Football

Elijah has been a big part of the Wildcats’ successes so far this season. He had a great game Saturday night at Taft as he contributed in all three phases of the game. Defensively he was a responsible for only allowing Taft to pass for 47 yards, basically shutting down their passing game. Offensively he had a catch at wide receiver and also had two rushes for 15 yards at running back. On special teams he continued to be a contributor on kickoff, kickoff return, punt, and punt return. Elijah has stepped up huge this season and helps lead his team through his hard work off the field and his determined play on the field. Continue reading

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Madison Fulcher-Melendy ’18 – Girls Varsity Soccer

Madison has had a fantastic start to the season for the Wildcats. She scored 2 goals and had one assist against Williams College JV on Wednesday, and continued her great play in the big win over Kingswood-Oxford on Saturday. She created many dangerous opportunities on offense and played outstanding defense helping to stop a dangerous KO team. Madison has been a great leader on and off the field for the Wildcats this season leading by example.  She consistently works to make her teammates as well as herself better in every aspect of the game. Continue reading

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Tom Lawry ’19 – Boys Varsity Water Polo

Tom led the young water polo team in an opening season double header. He showed great heart and determination, playing the majority of both games, leading the team in scoring with 3 goals, and serving as a positive role model for the new players. His sustained effort while in the pool, and “never quit” attitude against strong opposition were great examples of what Williston water polo exemplifies. Continue reading

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Campbell Nyarady ’19- Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Campbell ended the season strong for the Wildcats.  Her movement and distribution on offense, her tenacity on ground balls and her redefending defense were a huge part of the teams’ success down the stretch.  In the Wildcats last game against Tabor, Campbell stepped up and played on both sides of the field for the entire game and won huge draws, moved the ball up the field, won huge ground balls and played with great confidence.  She had a tremendous week and season for the Wildcats and her work ethic helps inspire the rest of the squad. Continue reading

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Bryn Saarela ’20- Girls Varsity Softball

Bryn has worked to become an outstanding member of the squad this season. This week against Loomis she had a great line drive to right field scoring a teammate. Against a tough Cheshire squad she made three huge catches in center field that set the tone early. Offensively she had a hit and scored 3 runs. Against KO, while the game was tied up at 1-1, KO hit a deep shot to center field and Bryn fielded it beautifully, making a great throw to hold the runners.  Offensively she had a solid hit to right field as well. Overall, Bryn has worked tirelessly to learn the game, become a great hitter, and a competitive fielder! Continue reading