Fiona Bundy ’18 – Girls Varsity Soccer
Fiona has been a key to the Wildcats success this season. This week alone, she was responsible for making key plays and stepping in to win many 50-50 balls on the defensive side. She was a big reason the Wildcats earned two shutouts. Fiona leads by example as she is a tireless worker on and off the field and constantly trying to make herself and her teammates better.
Xavier Thibault ’18 – Varsity Football
Xavier has been a great leader on and off the field for the Wildcats this season as one of the team captains. On Saturday he had an outstanding game against Avon with a team high 7 tackles, 6.5 of those were for a loss of yardage. His day also included 4.5 sacks. Not only did he get it done on the defensive end but he also had a very strong day on offense. Xavier now has 7.5 sacks in just 3 games this year. The Wildcats will continue to look to Xavier for his great play on the field and his leadership ability off the field.
Anna Richardson ’21- Girls Varsity Cross Country
Anna has been a very solid and reliable runner in the Wildcats top varsity group this season. She has placed 3rd for the team in each of the four races. On Saturday, against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford, Anna battled the number two Westminster girl for most of the second half of the race, including a long uphill and a final sprint around the track. Both girls were neck and neck for almost a mile, and Anna was able to win by a stride to take 4th place overall, helping the team beat Westminster 22-36. Anna trains at practice each day with serious commitment and full energy, and she sets a strong tone for her teammates with maximum effort at every practice and race.
Dylan Agbarha ’18 – Boys Varsity Soccer
Dylan has had a tremendous week for the Wildcats. He made an immediate impact versus Westminster on Wednesday. Westminster’s defense had a difficult time dealing with Dylan’s physical play up top. His presence in the game allowed his teammates to create more dangerous chances on the offensive end. He was instrumental in the Wildcats’ goal, providing the assist for Jake Goodman’s game tier. On Saturday, Dylan changed positions to center back for the betterment of the team, showcasing his team-first mentality. He neutralized Millbrook’s dynamic forward for much of the game. He was one of Williston’s best players on the day, and he helped secure a tie against a talented Millbrook team.
Gabby Dicomitis ’18 – Varsity Field Hockey
Gabby has been an immovable force in net this season for the Wildcats. Her fantastic play continued this week against a physical Kent team on Wednesday, and in an even more important game on Saturday against Berkshire. She was able to keep a cool head for both games and was a difference maker. She logged 11 saves on Wednesday and 9 saves on Saturday, including one right at the buzzer. As a senior leader of a very strong defense she has provided great communication and leadership skills, and her play has undoubtedly been a big part of the Wildcats success this season.
Maxwell Edwards ’22 – Boys Junior Soccer
Max has been a consistently hard working member of the Wildcats team this season. He shows up to every practice with a positive attitude and ready to lead the team. On Wednesday, the Wildcats were losing 1-3 at half time. Max scored a goal 8 seconds into the second half to help start the comeback. He also had an assist on the final goal to help the Wildcats win the game 4-3. Max is continuously working to perfect his craft and this hard work has shown early this season.
Taryn Queenin ‘21 – Girls JV Volleyball
Taryn has had a great season so far for the Wildcats. She showed great athleticism in this week’s games vs Deerfield and Berkshire. She took full control of her position on the court, providing excellent coverage on the defensive side while developing some power as an outside hitter. Taryn always makes an effort to get to the ball in order to keep the play alive. Her footwork and athleticism allowed for several saves that were key in the win over Berkshire. The Wildcats will continue to look to Taryn for her expertise and “team first” play for the remainder of the season.
Jaden Tanguay ’18 – Boys Varsity Water Polo
Jaden was a jack of all trades this week for the Wildcats. On Wednesday against Loomis Jaden led the team in scoring with 4 goals. On Saturday, his great play continued, as Jaden stepped into the emergency goalkeeper role against Suffield and made 9 saves including a penalty shot. Even though Jaden has only played water polo for two years, he has stepped into the role of co-captain, and he has been instrumental in the improved play of this gritty young team. The Wildcats will look to his leadership for the remainder of this season.
Lydia Ji ‘20 – Girls Varsity Volleyball
Lydia was a big part of the Wildcats success this week as she has brought new meaning to the words “quiet confidence”. She has quietly worked hard in practice taking every coaching tip and internalizing it and working at it. This hard work was put on display this week when Lydia took control of the middle blocker position. Against Berkshire and Pomfret on Saturday she got her hands on tough hits frequently. This gave her teammates the opportunity to make a better play on the ball. In addition to her strong play at the net, Lydia has proven herself to be one of the hardest servers on the team. Other teams have struggled to return her serves in a clean manner. Lydia has shown grit and determination in getting better at volleyball and has made huge strides to find her best self both on and off the court.
Chris Barber ’21 – JV Football
Chris was a standout on both offense and defense in the Wildcats game against Kingswood-Oxford last Wednesday. He made numerous tackles on defense, but made his most significant contributions on offense where he made up the majority of Williston’s offensive production. Chris had a number of long receptions, frequently breaking numerous tackles for long gains. Chris leads by example, as his hard work and determination, provide a great framework for the Wildcats to build upon.
Annika Jensen ‘23 – Girls JV Soccer
Annika has quickly become a critical player for the Wildcats, playing both midfield and forward. She comes with a lot of soccer experience and shows incredible passion for the game. She works hard to improve her skills during practices and she is a fearless competitor during games. Annika is the team’s leading scorer, and she solidified a huge win against Deerfield last week with two stunning goals. Annika’s work ethic is second to none and she is always encouraging her teammates to perform to the best of their ability.
Alex Gutierrez ’21- Boys JVB Soccer
Alex has had a great start of the season for the Wildcats. Playing offense as a mid-fielder and forward, Alex has been a consistent shot taker. This week, he scored two goals against Salisbury on Wednesday, and on Saturday continued his stellar play by scoring 2 more times against Vermont Academy. Alex is recognized for his aggressive attack, dribbling, close ball control, and shots on goal. His team relies on Alex to take any shot he can on goal, and he will continue to be a big part of the team’s success this season.