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Williston and Gunnery Compete For Miller Cup

DSC 0283millercupThe Williston and Gunnery football teams will renew their rivalry on Saturday October 8th at 7:00pm on Sawyer Field as they battle for the Ogden Miller Cup. This year’s game will be the 33rd overall in the series and the 27th played for the cup. Williston leads the overall series 17-15, though the battle for the cup is tied at 13 wins each.

Below is some information about the Ogden Miller Cup and the scores of all the games in the series between the two schools. Continue reading

Athletes of the Week – Sept. 26th

jenkinsTommy Jenkins ‘12
Tommy is a tough, dependable player for the varsity football team. He had an outstanding game in the team’s season opening 20-6 win over Westminster. On the defensive side of the ball Tommy had 11 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions. On offense he caught two passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.


describe the imageSarah Wilkie ‘12
A senior captain for the varsity field hockey team, Sarah is off to a great start to the season. In the team’s first two games Sarah made many key passes feeding the ball to the forward line from her midfield position. She also scored 4 goals and had 2 assists. Coach Pickrell has been impressed with Sarah’s positive attitude and leadership with her teammates.


Taiga Hashimoto ‘15
Taiga was an offensive threat all game long with both his passing and shooting as the boys third soccer team defeated Deerfield 4-0.  Taiga scored two goals in the team’s season opening victory.

Athletes of the Week – Sept. 19th

describe the imageEllie Padilla ‘14
In her first game in goal for the Wildcats, Ellie was outstanding in the girls varsity soccer team’s season opener against Worcester Academy. Ellie had 11 saves in the match including one game-changing save off a header. Her stellar play helped Williston emerge with a 1-1 tie against a very strong opponent. Coach Davey has been impressed with her tenacious play and leadership on the field.


Dan Bridge ‘13DSC 0005bridge
Dan is off to a great start for the boys’ varsity water polo team. On Saturday he scored six goals in the team’s two games against Choate and Brunswick. Dan always has a positive attitude and works hard each day at improving his game.

Spring Athletic Awards Presented

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.

DSC 0002blanket2011The 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

Athletes of the Week – May 16th

DSC 0256instrumBridget 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.


DSC 0027untermannLuke 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.

Athletes of the Week – May 4th

gabbythomasGabrielle 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”.

jaysylviaJay 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.

Athletes of the Week – April 18th

DSC 0013mclaughlinWalter McLaughlin ‘12
In his first year as a varsity player, Walter McLaughlin ‘12 is off to a solid start to the season having tallied 128 minutes with 31 saves with a season .543 save percentage. In his first full lacrosse game against Gunnery Walter was a driving force and inspiration between the pipes for the Wildcats.  He made 18 saves on 28 shots, having a 64 save percentage for the game.

DSC 0022sternMaddy Stern ‘14
A third year starter for girl’s water polo, freshman Maddy Stern scored 5 goals against Hotchkiss in the team’s 20-9 victory over the Bearcats. Maddy plays the “hole” position, which is the most demanding in the game.

Adam Krol ‘14
Freshman Adam Krol, pitched a gem of a game against Deerfield Academy last Saturday for the JV baseball team.  Adam pitched a complete game, striking out 12 Big Green hitters while scattering 5 hits and 3 earned runs in Williston’s 6-5 victory. He kept a powerful lineup off balance all day and was vital to the team’s first win.

Winter Season Athletic Awards

The winter season athletic awards were announced at assembly on Tuesday, March 28. Below are the award winners for each team.

Girls Varsity Basketball
Most Valuable Player Award – Kay Samples-Smart ‘11
Most Improved Player Award –Kirstyn Kruse ‘13
Sportsmanship Award – Rae Underberg ‘11

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
Most Valuable Player Award – Gabby Thomas ‘15
Most Improved Player Award – Jackie Kioussis ‘14
Sportsmanship Award – Maggie Dewey ‘13

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