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Athletes of the Week – May 7th

Caitlin Berube ‘13

Caitlin has been playing outstanding golf this season. She was Williston’s medalist in the team’s recent victories over Choate, and Westover shooting a 42 on the nine hole course. Caitlin has played an instrumental part in helping the team to a 9-1-1 record thus far.



James Porricelli ‘12

Senior, James Porricelli has played consistent tennis over the course of the season. He always displays a positive attitude and a competitive spirit. Playing in the #6 spot on the ladder, James has been the team’s lone winner in recent tough matches against tough Avon and Westminster opponents.


Abby Walker ‘14

Abby has been outstanding in goal for the girls JV lacrosse team this spring. In recent games with strong NMH and Choate opponents Abby made many key saves to help the team earn ties in both games. Abby’s leadership on and off the field has allowed her to maintain a positive attitude and a poised presence in net.

Athletes of the Week – Apr. 23rd

Brandon Diaz ’12 and Jay Sylvia ‘12

Against Millbrook on Saturday, seniors Brandon Diaz and Jay Sylvia were outstanding at the plate. Diaz went 3-3 with two home runs, four RBI, and two walks, while Sylvia went 4-5 including three home runs and seven RBI. Sylvia currently has a .350 batting average, a 1.000 slugging percentage and five home runs so far this season. Diaz, with four home runs, has a .474 batting average. Diaz and Sylvia have both hit home runs in three of the team’s seven games thus far.

Gabby Thomas ‘15

A week ago in the girls’ track team’s season opening meet against Vermont and Cheshire, Gabby set a school record in the triple jump with a leap of 35’6″ surpassing the old record by almost two feet. Last weekend, at the Deerfield Relays Gabby cleared 5’0″ which is a personal best by 4″ and is only 3” from the school record.

Jay Brennan ‘15

JV Baseball standout, Jay Brennan, went 3-3 with two doubles, a single and a stolen base in last Wednesday’s match-up against Eaglebrook. In Saturday’s seventh-inning comeback win over Rectory, Jay was 2-4 with one run, one RBI, two stolen bases and a number of great defensive plays in the field. On the week Jay was 5-7 with two doubles, three stolen bases, a run and a RBI.

Gabby Thomas ’15 Shatters Triple Jump Record

describe the imageFreshman Gabby Thomas set a new school record in the triple jump on Wednesday with a leap of 35′ 6″. The previous record of 33′ 10″ was held by Annie Huyler ’08. Thomas, who is the defending NEPSAC Div. II 100 meter champion, also won the high jump and 100 meter dash and was a member of the winning 4×100 relay team in the team’s win over Cheshire Academy.

Athletes of the Week – Apr. 16th

DSC 0186reimundKerri Reimund ‘13
Kerri is off to a great start to the season for the varsity softball team. Playing the catcher position this year her defensive play has been outstanding and a large factor in the team’s success. She also leads the team in batting average (.600) and runs scored.


Watt Iamsuri ‘12
In matches against Millbrook and Gunnery, Watt hung tough to win both of his singles matches in third set tiebreakers. Over the course of these two matches, Watt played five tiebreakers and came away with 3 wins. During every match and practice, Watt displays impeccable sportsmanship and is always positive as he helps lead his team by example.

Jenny Hall ‘12
In JV Softball’s opening game against Berkshire, Jenny was outstanding on the mound pitching a complete game and recording 8 strikeouts along the way. In addition, she went 5 for 5 from the plate, including a double and a grand slam home run. Jenny’s hard work and leadership have set a positive and competitive tone for the team.

Athletes of the Week – Apr. 9th

DSC 0021instrumBridget Instrum ‘12
A tri-captain of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team, Bridget has started the season fast scoring nine goals in the team’s season opening 20-8 win over a strong Hotchkiss team. Bridget followed this up by scoring five goals in the team’s 9-3 win over Wilbraham & Monson.



DSC 0296grassiMichael Grassi ‘12
Mike is off to a great start to the baseball season. In the team’s opener against Wilbraham & Monson he had three hits and five RBI including a walk-off grand slam to win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Mike is a consistent hard worker in practice and leads by example.

Kevin Conroy ’12 Recipient of the 2012 Dr. Frank L. Boyden Award

Kevin Conroy PictureSenior Kevin Conroy is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Frank L. Boyden Award, an honor presented by the Western Massachusetts chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Conroy was honored at an award and dinner ceremony at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on April 1. Continue reading

Winter Athletic Awards Announced

The winter season athletic awards were announced at assembly on Tuesday, March 6th. Below are the award winners for each team.

describe the imageGirls 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

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Swimmers & Divers Excel at Championships

DSC 0166spruckTwo 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.

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Girls Hockey Falls in Overtime in Semi-Finals

DSC 0173starzykThe 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