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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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NFHCA Honors Four Seniors

The Williston Northampton School is proud to announce that four Williston seniors have been named to the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad. The National Academic Squad program recognizes high school seniors playing field hockey who have achieved a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year. The seniors recognized are: Continue reading

Athletes of the Week – February 21st

Tony Alvarez ‘11
Tony just completed his Williston wrestling career by competing at the National Tournament at Lehigh University. The previous week Tony finished in fifth place in his weight class at the New England Tournament. Throughout his career Tony has been a positive leader and role model on the wrestling team.

Lindsey Bannish ‘11

As a co-captain Lindsey just finished a very successful career on the girls ski team. She is always a positive contributor to the team both on and off the slopes. Lindsey ended the season as Williston’s top finisher in the Mt. Institute Ski League.

Jeffrey Lin ‘13
Jeff has been working hard and improving his game all season as a member of the boys jv basketball team. On Saturday he contributed 10 points and also had several steals and rebounds in the team’s win over Kingswood-Oxford.

Athletes of the Week – February 14th

Lindsey Dirats ‘11
Co-captain Lindsey has enjoyed a very successful season on the girls ski team. She recently finished in third place in the Giant Slalom at the New England Championships to help Williston to a 3rd place finish overall.


Alex “Tank” Paolo ‘12
Alex is currently leading the boys varsity hockey team in scoring with 16 goals and 7 assists on the season. He recently scored the game winning goal in the team’s 3-2 win over Canterbury and scored twice in the team’s 7-3 victory over Loomis.

Rosie Lacas ‘14
Rosie has done a great job as the goaltender for the girls jv hockey team. She strapped on the pads for the first time early in the season and has rapidly become one of the top jv goalies in the league. Last week she made 20 saves in a close loss to Deerfield and made 12 saves in the team’s 7-3 win over NMH.

Athletes of the Week – January 31st

Meghann Treacy ‘11
Meghann had an outstanding week for the girls varsity hockey team.  She put up 29 saves for the Wildcats in a shutout victory over Hotchkiss, the first win over them in 14 years.  She then followed that up with another great performance against Westminster with 28 saves.  She has been having a tremendous season thus far and is a huge piece to the success of the team.

Addison Morse ‘12
Addison began the Boys Varsity Squash season at the #7 spot, but with a few wins and hard work he moved himself up to #6.  He had as good a start as you can, winning his first 6 matches of the season, and his game record up to last week was a remarkable 18-3.  Addison’s hard work in practice and off the court has helped him improve himself and the team overall this past season.

James Borden ‘14
James has helped the JV boys ski team to a first place in league standings.  He is currently ranked 5th out of 31 skiers in the league, and with his aggressive style and eagerness to improve he has proven to be a key reason why the JV team has had such success this season.