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Athletes of the Week – Oct. 10th

DSC 0379instrumBridget Instrum ‘12
A captain of the varsity field hockey team, Bridget continues to provide strong leadership both on and off the field. Her offensive play has helped the team get off to an impressive 5-1 start to the season. Last week Bridget scored six goals and one assist in the team’s victories over Kent and Berkshire.


DSC 0461delisoPierre DeLiso ‘12
Pierre has anchored the boys’ varsity soccer team’s back line leading to four shutouts in their first six games as they have posted a 5-1 record. On Saturday Pierre also converted a penalty kick to give the team a 1-0 lead in the Wildcat’s eventual 2-0 win over visiting Millbrook.

Jenna Phelan ‘15
Jenna helped lead the girls’ jv soccer team to their first shutout victory of the season on Saturday as the team edged Berkshire 1-0. Playing half the game in net and half the game at forward, Jenna was a force on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field. She helped create much of the offensive pressure that led to the game-winning goal late in the match against the Bears.

Athletes of the Week – Oct. 3rd

DSC 8970greenwoodDevon Greenwood ’13
Devon is enjoying an excellent season for the girls cross country team. She has finished either first or second in each of her races this season, including invitationals. Last week she finished second of 126 runners at the Richard Miller Invitational at Westminster School. Her time of 20:46 was 50 seconds faster than her race on the same course last year. Coach Tuleja has been extremely impressed with Devon’s efforts and looks forward to the continuation of her success.

describe the imageChris Norberg ’12
Chris is off to a great start to the season for the varsity football team. Last week he led team in tackles in their 19-0 win over Canterbury. During that game he also had third interception in two games and scored a decisive touchdown late in the game on a terrific catch. Coach Conroy says that Chris brings a great work ethic and toughness to the team on a consistent basis.

Maggie Dewey ’13
Maggie has shown exemplary leadership as captain of the jv volleyball team in practices and games.  She is pacing the offense this year hitting over 95% of her serves in, and scoring over 30 points on her serve alone the past two games .  Her strong game and steady influence is allowing the young jv squad time to mature while experiencing success at the same time.

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.