Athletes of the Week

Duncan LeXander ’18- Varsity Boys Basketball  

Despite two tough team losses, Duncan continued his fine play as one of the team’s veteran leaders.  On Wednesday against Suffield, he scored 18 points and helped keep the team within striking distance. On Saturday he followed up with another 14 points against MacDuffie, including 3 three pointers. As the team’s best free throw shooter, he was 9 of 10 in both games.  Duncan’s positive competitive spirit and commitment to being the best teammate he can be is a big part of his terrific contribution to this year’s team. The team will continue to look to Duncan’s leadership to help them through the rest of their challenging season.

Gabby Jones ’18- Girls Varsity Hockey

Gabby has had a tremendous stretch and had some big goals for the Wildcats this season. At the Winchendon Tournament right after the new year, she was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts. In the past week, she continues to be a leader and offensive force for the team as she contributed three goals and an assist in the 5-0 over Berkshire. Many of her goals and line-mates’ goals have come from her outstanding efforts on the defensive side of the puck.  Additionally, Gabby continued her contributions on Friday night as she tallied a big goal and assist in the 5-4 win vs. St. Marks. Gabby’s play and leadership have been crucial to the team’s success this season.

Henry Poehlein ’18 – Boys Varsity Squash

Henry has been a crucial part of the Wildcat’s success this season. On Saturday, it proved to be no different. He was under tremendous pressure to get the win, as St. Mark’s fought from behind to take a 3-2 advantage and only needed one more match to seal the overall win. Falling down 2 sets to 1 early on, he turned on the “afterburners” in the 4th set and shocked his opponent with blinding speed and accuracy. Henry dug deep and won the match for himself and for Williston!

Nico Gomes-Rapozza ’22- Co-ed 3rds Squash

Since the start of the season, Nico has demonstrated a continuous and contagious love for the game of squash. Nico regularly arrives early to practice and he is often the last one to leave the court. He frequently assists novice players to improve their serving and return technique while fostering their confidence in the sport. This past Saturday, Nico led the thirds squash team to an exciting and challenging match against Bement, encouraging his teammates to keep an eye on their opponent throughout the match and maintain control of the court. Nico embodies a can-do mindset to learning new skills by watching the homework videos and then putting them to practice the following day.

Jade Chan ’20 – Girls JV Hockey

Jade has been a force in net for the Wildcats this season.  In the squad’s recent come from behind 5-3 win over Berkshire, Jade recorded 22 saves and helped keep her team in the game. On Saturday against Westminster, Jade managed to again produce another 22 saves in the eventual loss for the Wildcats. Jade has slid into the squad’s starting goalie spot this season and has been vital to the team’s success so far.

Mateo Bratt ’23- Boys 4ths Basketball

Mateo has had a great season so far for the Wildcats. On Wednesday, against Kingswood-Oxford, he played a key role in getting the squad started by knocking down two big 3’s early in the game. On Saturday against Bement, he continued his fantastic play, as he led the team with 8 points. Not only was he stellar on the offensive end of the floor, but he was disruptive on the defensive end, forcing turnovers which created opportunities for his teammates. Mateo has been a great leader this season for the Mighty Fourths.


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