Below are schedules and results (when available) for holiday tournaments in which Williston teams are participating. Scores will be updated as they become available.
Boys Hockey – St. Sebastian’s Tournament
Boys Hockey – Prep School Showcase
25th Annual Ray Brown Holiday Tournament at Williston
Friday, December 14th
BB&N 60 – Brooks 36
Saturday, December 15th
Brooks 54 – Williston 29
BB&N 46 – Williston 33
Champion – BB&N
2nd Place – Brooks
All Tournament Team
MVP – Courtney Erickson – BB&N
Lydia Zaleski – BB&N
Leah Rice – BB&N
Natalia Ovando – Williston
Suki Smith – Brooks
Naomi Nelson – Brooks
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Maranie Harris-Kuiper ‘15
In a rivalry match-up against Suffield Academy on Saturday, Mar helped guide the Williston girls’ basketball team to a 42-38 win. Scoring a career-high 14 points, Mar also pulled down 11 rebounds to record her first double-double as a Wildcat. Mar’s efforts have helped the team jump out to a 3-0 record early in the season.
David Fay ‘13
With raw determination and mental toughness, David Fay of the boys’ varsity squash team fought out of a two game hole to take the win over his St. Mark’s opponent in 5 games. Under an intense amount of pressure, David’s win sealed Williston’s victory in a close 4-3 match.
Rosie Lacas ‘14
Rosie Lacas has been an extremely hard worker in goal for the JV girls’ hockey squad. She began the year by posting a shutout against the NMH Hoggers, and then followed up that performance with an outstanding effort in a 1-1 tie against Deerfield giving the squad their best result against Deerfield in years. Rosie consistently plays a key role on the team as a positive and competitive leader.
The following Williston students have received post-season honors for their play during the fall athletic season.
Girls Cross Country
Devon Greenwood ’13 – All New England
Boys Cross Country
Corey Palumbo ’13 – All New England
Andy Pierce ’13 – All New England
Catie Laraway ’13 – Western New England All-Star Team, NEPSAC Class B All-Tournament Team
Taylor Senecal ’14 – Western New England All-Star Team
Dylan Arthurs ’13 – All New England, First Team All Colonial League
Ledell Robinson ’14 – All New England, First Team All Colonial League
Marquis Francois ’14 – First Team All Colonial League
Sebastian Rivera ’13 – Second Team All Colonial League
John Woodside ’13 – Second Team All Colonial League
Frankie Zumbo ’14 – Second Team All Colonial League
Pierre DeLiso ’13 – Class A/B Western New England Select Team
Griffin Foley ’13 – Class A/B Western New England Select Team
Mark Richards ’13 – Class A/B Western New England Select Team, All State Team
Amanda Cronin ’13 – Western New England All-Star Team
Gia Parker ’14 – Western New England All-Star Team
Elizabeth Calderone ’14 – Western New England All-Star Team
Khyrstyna Vatseba ’13 – Western New England All-Star Team
Boys Water Polo
Ryan Cavanaugh ’13 – All New England Team
Tyonne Malone ‘16
In Williston’s opening against Gunnery, Tyonne scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and had 2 steals to help Williston come from 12 points behind and secure a 65-57 victory. In Saturday home opener against Berkshire, Malone had a big game scoring 18 points and adding 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists helping the Wildcats earn a 62-54 victory.
Amanda Cronin ‘13
In the girls’ varsity hockey’s season opener against Millbrook, Defenseman Amanda Cronin played an outstanding game both defensively and offensively. Minutes after Millbrook put in their first goal of the game, Cronin countered with a quick step in the offensive zone and a low hard shot past the Millbrook goalie for the game winner. Cronin is a dedicated leader both on and off the ice.
Sam Atkins ‘15
Sam has been a great addition to the wrestling team this year. Every day, he brings positive and energetic attitude that makes everyone around him work harder. Wrestling in a weight class above his actual weight on Saturday, Sam went a perfect 3-0 with 3 pins to help Williston to a 2-1 record on the day.
Before recognizing the nine fall programs and their accomplishments over the past season, Director of Athletics Mark Conroy took a moment to honor Al Lavalle, who worked in the Physical Plant Department for 3 years and in The Cage at the Athletic Center for a decade.
“Al had an incredibly profound impact on everyone who knew him,” said Conroy. “With all due respect to all of us who work with students on a regular basis here, no one in our community impacted more students than Al during those 10 years.”
Conroy then announced the following highlights and individual award winners. The award winners were also recognized during fall sports team night on November 16.
“I wanted to thank all of those of you who wore the blue and green this fall for competing so hard and so well,” Conroy said. “Your sportsmanship was outstanding.”
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Ledell Robinson ‘14
Ledell has been an unstoppable force for the varsity football team all season long. Ledell made an impressive showing against St. Thomas More on Saturday on both offense and defense with 9 carries for 71 yards, (touchdown runs of 15 and 32 yards), 3 for 6 passes for 74 yards (1 touchdown pass of 38 yards), 2 catches for 40 yards, 1 punt return for 17 yards, 4 tackles, and 1 interception. Ledell is a very productive player and has been a difference maker for the football team this year.
Liz Calderone ‘14
Liz is a captain of the varsity volleyball team and continuously lights up the court with her team spirit and enthusiasm. Her perseverance through even the roughest of rallies shows how dedicated she is to being a leader and teammate. This past Saturday, Liz contributed with accurate and poised sets in the team’s win against Miss Porter’s. Her coaches are continuously impressed with her work ethic and can’t wait to see what she brings next season as a senior.
Terry O’Brien ‘15
Playing at keeper for the boys jv a soccer team, Terry made numerous high flying saves to help the Wildcats secure ties with Deerfield (0-0) and NMH (2-2) to close out the season. Terry was also between the posts for a dramatic 2-1 win over Suffield on Family Weekend. Terry has been leader on and off the field for the squad this season.
Molly Zawacki ‘17
A defender for the girls jv soccer team, Molly has anchored the back line with an aggressive and competitive style of play. Contributing to the team’s win this past Saturday against NMH, Molly scored a goal and played strong defense to keep the NMH offensive attack to limited scoring opportunities.
Three Williston teams have qualified for NEPSAC championship tournaments. Quarterfinal play is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14th.
Varsity field hockey (9-5) is seeded fourth and will host fifth-seeded Cushing Academy at 3:15pm on Sawyer Field. Boys varsity soccer (6-4-4) is seeded eighth and will travel to Pomfret to play the top-seeded Griffins at 2:15pm. The girls varsity soccer team (7-6-1) is seeded seventh and will play at second-seed Rivers School at 2:15pm.
Complete brackets for all NEPSAC Championships may be found here.
Congratulations and good luck to boys and girls soccer and field hockey! In addition, thanks to their top 20 finishes at the Division 2 NEPSAC Cross Country championships yesterday in Hebron, Maine, Devon Greenwood ’13, Corey Palumbo ’13 and Andy Pierce ’13 have all qualified to compete in the NEPSAC All-Star meet on Saturday. Go Wildcats!
Devon Greenwood ‘13
Devon Greenwood has been working hard all season to return to form following an injury that kept her from running through the summer. On Family weekend Devon placed 5th of 103 runners at the Shaler Invitational, winning an individual award. Last Saturday Devon finished 3rd of 70 runners with a time of 17:36 on the 3.1 mile course to help the team win against 4 of their 5 opponents.
Evan Jacobson ‘13
Evan finished first of 97 runners from 12 schools in the Shaler Invitational cross country race on Family Weekend. Last Saturday he finished first in the team’s meet between five other schools setting a Williston course record in the process. His time of 15:57 surpassed that of Mike Gaubinger ’04 as the fastest time on that course by a Williston runner. Evan has helped lead the Wildcats to an 11-1 dual meet record this season.
Ray Stein ‘16
In her first year playing the sport, Ray is a top player for the jv volleyball team, scoring more than five service winners against Ethel Walker on Saturday. Ray exhibits a constantly improving game, and has been a supportive, hard-working, enthusiastic team member since day one.
Meg Fay ‘15
Meg had two outstanding games this week against Taft and Pomfret. At left midfield, Meg works tirelessly to support her teammates offensively and defensively with aggressive tackles and strong stick skills. When Meg has the ball she carries it with poise allowing the Wildcats to transition quickly on the offensive attack.
Bailey Gawron ‘14
A goalie for the boys’ varsity soccer team, Bailey recorded shutouts in the team’s games against Cheshire and Taft. Bailey made a number of outstanding saves in both games to enable the Wildcats to come out with a win and a tie in two hard-fought games.
Maisy Glick ‘15
As the goalie for the girls jv field hockey team, Maisy played an instrumental role in the team’s wins over Taft and Pomfret last week. Maisy always brings a positive attitude and works hard to better her skills every day.
Gia Parker ‘14
Gia has scored 4 goals and contributed 3 assists in the girls’ varsity soccer team’s last two games against Cushing and Westminster. Gia always gives 110% in practice, in the weight room, and in games, helping to make everyone around her better and more dedicated players.
Frankie Zumbo ‘13
In a tough loss to Cheshire, Frankie continued to play resilient football from his linebacker and fullback positions. Frankie had 9 carries for 76 yards and 1 TD, caught 4 passes for 33 yards and another TD, led the team in tackles, had a tipped interception, and did a terrific job long snapping. Last week in the team’s win over Gunnery, Frankie ran for 115 yards and scored two touchdowns. He is competitive, tough, selfless and a great teammate both on and off the field.
Tiger Liu ‘14
In the boys JV water polo’s most recent match up against Suffield, first year player Tiger Liu made 10 saves in the 9-5 win. Tiger also had 9 saves in the team’s 8-6 win over Eaglebrook. Tiger is a reliable defensive presence and a key factor to the team’s undefeated season.