Athletes of the Week

Jaden Tanguay ‘18– Ultimate

This week Jaden made a significant contribution to the Ultimate team on both sides of the disc. As an offensive weapon Jaden proved nearly un-guardable in both games. His consistent high level of effort and his focus on improving his abilities has contributed to his successful season thus far. As a leader on the team, Jaden can be seen helping some of our newer players figure out different skills. He is always willing to lend his great knowledge of the sport to those who are learning how to play. Jaden has grown into a dynamic player and leader for the Wildcats and the team will continue to look towards him for his positive attitude, leadership and fantastic play.

Marielle McEnaney ’18 – Varsity Softball

Marielle has played well for the Wildcats this season. Her exceptional play continued this week as she went 4 for 6 from the plate and earned an RBI, stole 2 bases, scored 4 runs, and perfectly executed 2 sacrifice bunts. In addition to her offensive onslaught, Marielle has been consistent in the outfield, including a phenomenal diving catch against Deerfield to secure a much needed out for the Cats. Marielle always carries herself with a positive energy that has been contagious for the rest of the team!

Abood Abuissa ’18- Boys Track and Field

Abood just keeps improving this season!  On Wednesday, Abood lowered his time in the 110 hurdles by half a second to take the win in a quick 16.3. By Saturday, he’d lower it another four tenths to win in 15.9. This time puts Abood third on the Williston Top-10 list, and in a good position to score points at New England’s. Likewise, in the 300 hurdles, Abood has taken a second and a half off his time, most recently running a 44.0 to place fourth on the Williston Top-10 list. That time was also good enough for the win on Saturday. As team captain, Abood’s hard work and positive attitude provide a great example for the rest of his squad.

Claire Harrison ’19 – Girls Track and Field

Claire has been putting up tremendous times across a variety of events this season. Whether being asked to run an 800m leg of a relay or the 100m hurdles, she’s running quick! On Saturday, Claire put in a phenomenal 63.8 split of the 4×400 to put major distance between herself and the Hopkins runner. Also on Saturday, Claire placed second in the 100 hurdles in 17.5 and third in the 300 hurdles in 53.4 which moved her into 8th place on the Williston Top-10 list. While not her usual event, on Wednesday, Claire stepped into the 400 and ran 65.0 for the win and the sixth-fastest time on the Williston Top-10 list.  Her hard work, on and off the track, has been second to none and it is clearly paying off. Claire is coming into form at the perfect time as the team gears up for New England’s.

Connor Power ’18- Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Connor has been a strong contributor to the boys varsity lacrosse team’s success this season. In his first season playing lacrosse, Connor has improved tremendously and has been a staple defensively for the Wildcats. This past week he played excellent defense in the team’s two games against Suffield and Canterbury. Connor brings a positive attitude each day to practice and he works hard to improve his skills in the game of lacrosse. Connor sets a positive example for his teammates and proves that with a great work ethic, any goal can be achieved!

Sophia Schaefer ‘18 –Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Sophia has been a big part of the girls varsity lacrosse team’s success this season.  Playing in the midfield and taking the majority of the draws, her contributions have been significant!  This week she had 5 draw controls in each of our 2 wins and also provided a defensive and offensive spark in both games.  Sophia is a tireless worker who brings strength to all parts of the game for the Wildcats.  As a team captain, she has been a fantastic leader, helping her teammates realize the value of hard work and determination to be one’s best for the team.

Tyler Senecal ’19- Boys Varsity Golf

Tyler got off to a slow start in the first couple of matches for the Wildcats, but through his perseverance and consistently positive outlook, he rebounded to earn team or match medalist honors 3 times. Most notably, Tyler’s excellent round of 75 at the 8 team Suffield Invitational Tournament, earned him the individual championship, and helped the Wildcats win the team championship. This past Saturday, he again managed to win match medalist in the quad match against Choate, Loomis and Kingswood-Oxford, continuing his streak of fantastic play! Now in his fifth year as a varsity golfer at Williston, Tyler continues to practice diligently, compete fiercely, and always conducts himself with the highest level of sportsmanship.

Abbie Coscia ‘19- Girls Varsity Water Polo

Abbie has been a force in the pool all season for the Wildcats, and her strong play has continued during this back half of the year. She was key in important victories for the Wildcats over tough opponents in Hopkins and Deerfield this past week. Not only was she a scoring leader, her defensive work helped to neutralize the top player for each of the opposing teams. With the NEPSAC playoffs a week away, the Cats will continue to look towards Abbie for her strong play and her leadership ability as they move into the post season.

Joey Nolte ’19- Boys Varsity Tennis

Joey has been a strong contributor to the boy tennis team this whole season. This continued on Saturday as he fought an incredibly challenging match against Avon Old Farms. With the team needing another win to secure the team’s victory, Nolte lit the internal fires after going down 9-5 in a tie break game and earned a 13-11 victory! This helped Williston earn its first win over Avon in six years!  Joey is consistently working his hardest to improve his game, both on and off the court. This hard work has clearly paid off as Nolte is currently undefeated and holds Williston’s only 8-0 record this season.

Tim Fay ‘18- Varsity Baseball

Tim has been an integral part of the Wildcats success this season. Tim had an outstanding pitching performance on Wednesday, earning the win in Williston’s come-from-behind, extra-inning effort at Suffield last week. Replacing an injured Will Jordan on the mound in the 4th inning, Tim held the Tigers scoreless for the next six innings, giving up only four hits and striking out six batters. All season, Tim has played excellent defense at 3rd base and 1st base respectively in addition to being the Wildcats’ top relief pitcher. Tim has also shined as a leader in his role as one of the team’s co-captains.

Katie Han ‘19–Girls JV Tennis

Katie has shown all year that she is full of fight and is extremely passionate about improving her tennis skills. She holds herself to high standards and she constantly analyzes her strengths and weaknesses. This past week, Katie stretched herself in a game by diving to get to a difficult ball. She immediately jumped up to hit the next ball, proving her mental toughness and will to win. On the play she hurt herself, however during the rest of the week she didn’t let her ankle bother her play as she continued to play strong. She played two more very close matches, some of the longest matches our team has seen this year. She is often seen after practice hitting more shots to even further develop her play. Katie’s work ethic is second to none and through this work, she provides a positive example for the rest of the team.

Chelsea Clark ’19- Girls JV Lacrosse

Chelsea has been the rock of the Girls JV Lacrosse team’s defensive unit all season.  She is a hard worker, fearless competitor and a leader amongst her teammates. Chelsea has the ability to jump start the entire team by running through a 50/50 ground ball, intercepting a pass or forcing a turnover.  This week she did all three in the team’s close games against NMH and Choate!  Her field sense and bulldog efforts are a big part of the Cat’s success this year. Chelsea has not only provided strong play but she is also constantly trying to make herself and her teammates better as she helps the rest of the defensive group learn the position.


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