The winter season athletic awards were announced at assembly on Tuesday, March 6th. Below are the award winners for each team.
Girls Varsity Basketball
Most Valuable Player Award – Natalia Ovando ‘15 Most Improved Player Award – Gia Parker ‘14 Sportsmanship Award – Maura Abbott ‘12
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
Most Valuable Player Award – Gabby Thomas ‘15 Most Improved Player Award – Neysa Tapanes ‘16 Sportsmanship Award – Elyssia Reyes ‘14
Two Wildcat competitors earned first place finishes at the Division II New England Swimming and Diving Champions held at Westminster School on Saturday. Andrew Spruck ’12 was the champion in the Boys 1-Meter Diving competition with a score of 285.15, while Natalie Aquadro ’17 won the Girls 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:03.45 and finished 4th in the 100 Breaststroke. Other top eight finishers for Williston include Samantha Fry – 6th in the 100 Breaststroke, Tory Durocher – 8th in 1-Meter Diving, Michael Tanner – 2nd in 1-Meter Diving, Calvin Frye – 5th in 500 Freestyle and Matt Freire – 100 Butterfly.
The girls’ hockey team’s season ended with a 2-1 loss in overtime to Lawrence Academy on Saturday evening in the semi-final round of the NEPSAC Tournament. After a scoreless first two periods, Lawrence took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Jaclyn Gordon at the 9:58 mark. Williston fought back to tie the game with 5:41 remaining on a goal by Alex Starzyk ’13 with assists going to Sam Fallon ’12 and Alicia Barry ’14. Continue reading
The girls’ hockey team advanced to the semi-final round of the NEPSAC Division I Tournament with a thrilling 6-0 victory over Winchendon School. Continue reading
The girls varsity hockey team has qualified for the NEPSAC Division I Hockey Tournament for the second time in three years.
Natalia Ovando ‘15
Natalia has enjoyed an outstanding season for the girls varsity basketball team. Natalia leads the team in scoring and last week netted 17 points last week in games against Cheshire and Taft. On Wednesday she scored a career-high 33 points against Miss Porter’s, the most by a Williston player since 2002.
Keegan Dunlop ‘12
Last week Keegan scored a career-high 22 points against Loomis Chaffee and followed with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the team’s win over Westminster. Keegan has been both a defensive force and an offensive threat, to help the squad remain competitive throughout their challenging schedule.
Rosie Lacas ‘14
Rosie has had an outstanding season as the goalie for the girls’ jv hockey team. In the past two weeks Rosie has given up just a single goal in each of the team’s last four games as they have defeated Cushing, Loomis and Northfield Mt. Hermon.
Kathryn Tomaselli ‘12
Kathryn has been an outstanding leader and consistent contributor for the girls’ hockey team. Last week in the team’s game against Kimball Union Kathryn scored 2 goals and 3 assists in the team’s 5-2 win. During that game she scored the 100th point of her career becoming only the second girl to reach that milestone in the program’s history.
Tim Keegan ‘13
A goalkeeper for the boys’ varsity hockey team, Tim has been instrumental to the team’s success during the past two weeks. Tim recently averaged 30 saves per game as the team beat Milbrook 2-1, Loomis 6-2, and tied Northfield Mt. Hermon 3-3.
Nick Hill ‘17
Nick made an incredible comeback in his match against Eaglebrook last week to win in the fifth game. Nick has shown a tremendous amount of perseverance in his matches throughout the season, while displaying positive energy and consistency in his leadership.
Senior Kathryn Tomaselli became the second Williston girls’ hockey player to reach the career 100 point mark in the team’s 5-2 win over Kimball Union Academy on Saturday. Tomaselli entered the KUA game with 96 points and finished the day with 101 as she had a hand in each of the Williston goals, scoring twice and assisting on the other three. Tomaselli has reached that plateau in just three years, while MacKenzie Lee ’08 reached the mark in four years and finished her career with 118 points. Tomaselli plans to attend Union College and will continue her hockey career there.
David Fay ‘13
David has been playing solid squash for the boys varsity team this season sporting a team best 6-2 record. Last week he defeated opponents from Hotchkiss and Suffield. David has a great work ethic and is a great teammate both on and off the court.
Miranda Gohh ‘13
Miranda has been outstanding in goal for the girls varsity hockey team this season. Last Wednesday she earned a shutout in the team’s 4-0 home victory over a solid Taft squad.
Ben Sarat ‘14
Last week Ben’s positive energy and clutch play helped the boys’ third basketball team erase a 10 point deficit against Suffield in an exciting comeback win. Ben scored 10 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists in the game.
Anthony Aquadro ‘15
Anthony is off to an outstanding start to the season for the boys ski team. He has been Williston’s top finisher in the team’s last two races. Coach Latham continues to be pleased with Anthony’s work ethic and drive to improve.
Ashley Fitch ‘15
Ashley has shown great improvement in her last two meets for the girls’ varsity swim team, dropping over 20 seconds in her last two races, Ashley had her first varsity victory winning the 500 freestyle against Kent and also had a close second place finish in the 200IM.
Abbie Foster ‘16
Abbie has been a tough competitor for the girls jv squash team. In her last three matches she defeated girls from Westminster, Loomis Chaffee and Suffield. “Abbie is the kind of competitor that rises to the occasion” says coach Choo.