32 students on a stage

32 Scholar-Athletes Commit to College Programs


A remarkable 32 seniors—a record for Williston—were recognized in a college athletic commitment ceremony on February 7. The scholar-athletes were recruited to institutions across the country in seven sports. Coaches, teammates, family, friends, and in one case, the family dog, were present to celebrate. Also on hand was alumnus Erik Ostberg ’14, a catcher with the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

“This is a special day for Williston and our athletic program,” Director of Athletics Mark Conroy told those assembled. “To be in a position to be a recruited high school student-athlete is pretty rare. At Williston, with respect to the class of 2022, over 30 percent will be playing college sports next year.”

The full list of honorees are:

  • Willie Landman, St. Lawrence baseball
  • Will Sawyer, Trinity baseball
  • Tyler Morehouse, Dickinson basketball
  • Gianna Langone, Babson basketball
  • Cristina Negron, Utica basketball
  • Teaghan Hall, Endicott hockey
  • Emma Merrill, Bowdoin hockey
  • Maeve Reynolds, Amherst hockey
  • Natalie Stott, Amherst hockey
  • Chris Closuit, Ithaca lacrosse
  • Zac Landon, Colby lacrosse
  • Grace Bean, Colorado College lacrosse
  • Payton Bloedow, Stony Brook lacrosse
  • Abby Booth, Colby lacrosse
  • Rosie Crooker, Union lacrosse
  • Ella Mattocks, Villanova water polo
  • Zack Athy, Stonehill football
  • Jacob Blandburg, West Point football
  • Jakob Frates,  Harvard football
  • Jackson Frechette, Springfield football
  • JP Giguere, Concordia football
  • Ethan Hebb, Columbia football
  • Chris Luedeke, Dickinson football
  • Ryan Luzzi, Trinity football
  • Jayden Marshall, Columbia football
  • Jake Neumann, Trinity football
  • Zach Walker, Amherst football
  • Kam LaFountain, Assumption football
  • Mauricio Gonzalez, RIT soccer
  • Aaron Gonzalez Sobrino, Washington and Lee soccer
  • Henry Wiemeyer, Hamilton swimming
  • Daniel Power, Susquehanna University track and field

Photos of the event are on our Flickr page.