Athletes of the Week

Campbell Nyarady ’19- Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Campbell ended the season strong for the Wildcats.  Her movement and distribution on offense, her tenacity on ground balls and her redefending defense were a huge part of the teams’ success down the stretch.  In the Wildcats last game against Tabor, Campbell stepped up and played on both sides of the field for the entire game and won huge draws, moved the ball up the field, won huge ground balls and played with great confidence.  She had a tremendous week and season for the Wildcats and her work ethic helps inspire the rest of the squad.

Elijah Hutchinson ’18- Boys Track and Field

Elijah capped off a tremendous season with a busy day at New England’s. He began in the long jump, where he made it to the finals. He recorded a season’s best jump of 20’3.5″ and ended up in 8th place. In the 400, he had a great battle with the Berkshire competitor, and finished 2nd in a blistering 50.96 – again, his best mark of the season. Shortly after, Elijah got his revenge on the Berkshire athlete, besting him 4th place to 5th place in the 200 with a run of 23.09. This was just 1/100th of a second out of 3rd, and 0.25 seconds off the winning time. The final boy’s event of the day was the 4×400. The first three runners got Elijah the baton behind a pack of other runners, but still very much in the hunt, and Elijah took off, passing runners on the backstretch and down the homestretch. His split was quick enough to bring Williston into second place, soon to be upgraded to NEPSAC champions after the other team was disqualified. Elijah played a part in 22 of Williston’s 47 points on the day.

Abbie Cosica ’19- Girls Varsity Water Polo

Abbie finished a terrific season scoring 7 goals in the two NE playoff games and earning All tournament honors. Abbie has been instrumental in the amazing season the girls had and her leadership both in and out of the pool has been priceless. This young team achieved great results in a large part through Abbie’s determination and love of her teammates.

Tim Fay ’18- Varsity Baseball

Over the past 3 games, Tim was 5-10 with 4 RBI.  All of his runs batted in over that span came with two outs.  Tim also played a stellar third base, making several great plays against Suffield Academy.  Finally, Tim picked up the win on the mound against Millbrook School in Williston’s last game of the season. Tim works tremendously hard to perfect his craft and his work ethic is contagious!

Jersey Strum ’20- Varsity Softball

Jersey has been an asset to the wildcats all season. Against Kingswood Oxford she had 2 hits and a HR. Against Suffield 1 HR and 2 RBI’s. And against Hopkins 3 for 4 at the plate, 2 RBI’s and 1 run. Jersey has played an outstanding season as a first year player. She’s battled defensively at short stop and been a consistent force at the plate. She puts in hard work, and is a true learner of the game.

Austin Ryan ’17- Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Austin’s speed and athleticism has been an invaluable asset to the boys’ lacrosse team this spring. Austin picked up 22 out of the team’s 60 ground balls this week, and added 2 goals and an assist in the Colonial Tournament, where Williston won first place by beating Gunnery and Pomfret. Austin is consistently working to perfect his craft on and off the field. His positive attitude and team first mentality provides a positive example to the younger players on the team.

Alexis Ryan ’17- Girls Varsity Track and Field

Alexis culminated her senior season with an impressive showing at New England’s. She had a tremendous throw in the shot put – 33’3.25″ was the best toss of her career, and good enough for 4th place in the competition. Earlier in the day, she had a good battle with a strong Westminster discus thrower, and ended up 2nd, with a toss of 107’7″. This meant that in the last three years, she has finished 1st, 1st, and 2nd in that event. Alexis closed out the meet and finished her career by winning the javelin with a toss of 93’4″. In all, she was responsible for 22 of Williston’s 25 points on the day. Alexis consistently leads by example through her hard work and positive attitude.

Eric Albanese ‘20 and Ter Sawatynon ’20- Boys JV Tennis


Eric and Ter teamed up at number one doubles against Westminster this past Saturday and notched a decisive 8-4 victory. Both have epitomized the kind of positive outlook that has powered the JV tennis team through a challenging season. Their optimism, belief that every experience can make them stronger, and willingness to have fun through the day-to-day grind of the season were essential to the team’s resilience.

Emily Yeager ’17- Girls JV Golf

Emily has been instrumental in the team’s success and comradery this season. She won the majority of her matches, including this past Saturday against Miss Hall’s as our number one seeded player. Her work ethic and attention to detail on the course set the bar for our underclassmen.


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