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Athletes of the Week – Jan. 16th

DSC 0565oleOle Setsaas ‘12
Ole had a big week for the boys’ varsity hockey team scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in the team’s  6-1 win over Worcester, and another clutch goal in a close game against Berkshire. Ole is always a positive force for the team and his consistent effort has made him an important contributor to the team’s recent success.
DSC 0226aliciaAlicia Barry ‘14
Alicia has been playing very well for the girls’ varsity hockey team. She is a constant threat both defensively and offensively for the team. Last week Alicia scored 3 goals in the team’s wins over Berkshire and Gunnery. Alicia is positive and hardworking each day, which has helped the team get off to a solid start to the season.


Tiger Liu ‘14
Tiger has been a consistent contributor for the boys’ third basketball team. Last week Tiger scored 18 points with 16 rebounds in the team’s win against Berkshire and then followed that with 21 points to go along with 18 rebounds in the team’s win over Bement. His aggressive play and leadership have been critical to the teams 4-0 start to the season.

Athletes of the Week – Jan. 9th

DSC 0215goldsmithSam Goldsmith ‘12
The captain of the wrestling team, Sam had an outstanding day on Saturday at the team’s senior day as they faced Deerfield, Pomfret and Suffield. Sam pinned all three of his opponents to help his team to a 2-1 record on the day. Coach KaneLong has been impressed with the level of leadership that Sam has provided all season long.
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Jen Carellas ‘15
Jen is off to a strong start for the girls’ varsity ski team. On Wednesday she finished second for Williston and 13th overall in the team’s first race of the season. Jen has been working hard at every practice and has been supportive of her teammates.

Gabby Thomas ‘15
Gabby has helped the girls jv basketball team get off to an outstanding 4-0 start to their season. Last week Gabby scored 39 points in the team’s 69-30 win over Berkshire School.

Athletes of the Week – Dec. 12th

DSC 0008jacobsonGabe Jacobson ‘15
Gabe is off to an impressive 4-1 start on the season for the varsity wrestling team. Gabe went 2-0 last Saturday winning a hard fought gritty match to start the entire day of wrestling.  He set the tone for the rest of the team to really dominate Hamden Hall and Wilbraham & Monson. Gabe is positive, enthusiastic, and he is always looking for ways to improve himself as well as help his teammates get better.

describe the imageOlivia Foster ‘14
Olivia played a terrific squash match on Saturday at St. Mark’s for the girls’ varsity squash team.  After losing the first two games 11-13 and 9-11, Olivia then elevated her game to win three straight 11-7, 14-12 and 11-9 for Williston’s only win of the day.


Caroline Borden ‘16
Caroline helped the girls jv squash team win their opening match of the season over the Berkshire Bears on Saturday. Caroline won both her regular match and an exhibition match. Coach Choo has been very impressed with the spirit that Caroline brings to the team.

Ole Setsaas ’12 Writes from the U20 World Championship

Ole ThomasGranerodphotoSenior Ole Setsaas was chosen to play on the Norwegian National U20 team this winter. In between practices, games, travel, and yes, homework, Ole is managing to find time to write to the Williston Northampton community while competing in this international tournament.

Read more about Ole and his teammates as they compete across Europe here.

December 7, 2011, Oslo, Norway

Dear Williston Northampton,

I can’t promise you a blog as good as Mr. Swanson’s blog but I’ll do my best. Continue reading

Athletes of the Week – Nov. 7th

DSC 0445valineChristie Valine ‘12
Christie stepped into a starting role on defense in games against Deerfield and NMH last week for the varsity field hockey team. Her solid play was a key to the team’s 2-0 win at Deerfield. Against NMH Christie contained their leading scorer and helped the Wildcats finish the regular season on a high note.


DSC 0393woodsideJohn Woodside ‘13
Jon played a tremendous game both offensively and defensively in the varsity football team’ win over St. Thomas More. John’s solid blocking helped the team average 10 yards per carry. On defense he had six tackles and two quarterback sacks. John has been a consistent, hard-nosed player all season long.



Taylor Cheria ‘15
Taylor had a goal and an assist for the girls jv soccer team in their season ending 2-1 win against Northfield Mt. Hermon, to help the team finish on a positive note.
Taylor’s tenacious play has contributed to her success as one of the team’s most consistent offensive threats all season long.

Runners Excel, Field Hockey & Soccer Lose in Semifinals

describe the imageOn Saturday at the NEPSTA Cross Country All-Star Meet both Williston runners had outstanding races. In the girls race Devon Greenwood ’13 finished 10th of 51 runners with a time of 19:54 on the 5K course. On the boys side Andy Pierce ’13 ran a time of 17:18, which placed him 12th in the field of 42 runners. Continue reading

Field Hockey, Boys Soccer Advance

Williston’s field hockey and boys soccer teams advanced to the semi-finals in NEPSAC tournaments, while the girls soccer lost a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Groton School in a quarterfinal game.

describe the imageField hockey scored a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over visiting Miss Porter’s School. Porters took a 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game and held Williston scoreless until the Wildcats broke through with 17 minutes remaining on a goal by senior Jill Dahrooge (assist to Bridget Instrum ’12). Williston had a host of chances late in regulation but could not beat Christen Safko, the Porter’s keeper. Just two minutes into overtime, Bridget Instrum scored the game winner on a hard shot from the left side of the goal. Williston will play 2nd seeded Middlesex, who beat BB&N 4-1. The game will be played at Phillips Andover at 2:00pm on Saturday.

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