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eight students Eight Scholar Athletes Commit to College Play

Did you know that Williston Northampton School, a private boarding school in western Massachusetts, has an impressive record of success with students who aspire to play sports in college? Our student-athletes are recruited by Division I, II, and III institutions in New England and beyond! Williston fields teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner...

cooper creek signing college basketball A Commitment to Play: Spring Athletic Signings

Fifteen Williston seniors have committed to play college sports next year, despite a college athletics landscape that includes some uncertainty. Director of Athletics Mark Conroy calls the seniors “a remarkable group.” They bring the number of students over the course of the year who will be playing sports in college to 43, nearly a third...

winter athletic signing 24 Student-Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

Twenty-four members of the class of 2020 who have committed to continue playing sports in college participated in a signing ceremony on February 10 in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center. The strength of the Williston student-athlete experience was well represented in the number and breadth of colleges represented at the signing ceremony. Director of...

Cain-family-legacy A Family Legacy

James Cain ’68 grew up less than five miles from the Williston campus, but until his brother Daniel enrolled at the school as a post-graduate in 1963, he says, “I don’t remember that I even knew Williston existed.” As a boy, he had other things on his mind. His father, William, a local plumber, had...

henry-bourque-football-williston Henri Bourque’s Calm QB Strategy

Henri Bourque has some talents that are easy to see as the Wildcat’s starting quarterback — a great throwing arm, poise in the pocket, solid scrambling skills. But there are several other sides of the senior that can’t be seen on the football field Since joining the chess club in his elementary school in Claremont,...

winter athletic signing Williston Celebrates 14 College-Bound Student Athletes at Signing Ceremony

The “incredible amount of hard work and support” it took to get the 13 college-bound student athletes to the Williston Athletic Center lobby on Monday, Feb. 4, was clearly visible: the standing-room-only crowd included teammates, coaches, and proudly-beaming parents. After introductory remarks by Athletic Director Mark Conroy, the athletes were given center stage, and a...

Committed College Athletes Prepare for Next Level

College is coming quickly, and some Williston Wildcats are planning on keeping their athletic careers going at the next level. Ryan Fitzpatrick ’19 is committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts and is very pumped to put on for his home state. Ryan’s already had a good mind set going into...

Reflecting on the Glory of Wildcats’ Fall Athletic Season

As the winter sports season begins, with ice hockey and squash games already beginning, Williston took some time today to reflect on the season that was: fall. Director of Athletics Mark Conroy at an assembly announced the stand-out teams and players: those who performed best, improved most, and will lead next year’s teams. Horseback Riding...

Christian Anzeveno’s Gridiron Grit

Christian Anzeveno saw a sign-up sheet for youth football in his elementary school. At the time he wasn’t envisioning where the sport would get him. He was 11. Nobody else in his family was pushing him into it. He just wanted to play. His mom, though, wasn’t so sure. “I begged her to let me...

Sportsmanship the Foundation of Wildcat Pride

Editor’s note: Director of Athletics Mark Conroy made these remarks at Assembly on September 26, 2018. Good morning everyone. If we haven’t had a chance to meet, I am Mr. Conroy and the school’s Director of Athletics. I wanted to take just a moment this morning to speak to you briefly about a topic that...

Xavier Thibault to Receive Frank Boyden Award

Williston Northampton School senior football captain Xavier Thibault ’18 will receive the Dr. Frank L. Boyden Award during the annual National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholar-athlete dinner to be held at the University of Massachusetts on April 8. The Quebec native will become the 19th Williston recipient of this prestigious award, given to the top prep...

23 Wildcat Athletes to Play at College Level

Twenty-three Wildcat seniors who have committed to play sports at the college level were recognized in a ceremony on February 5 (see photos and video). The nearly two dozen student-athletes have agreed to play in 11 sports, three at Division 1 programs: Marielle McHale of Clifton Park, NY, will play hockey at Syracuse University; football players Michael Polk of...

Williston Sends Five Football Players to Elite Universities, Colleges

Plenty of high schoolers, even from nearby towns, will go on to play football at college next year; that’s no surprise. But what makes this year’s graduating class at Williston especially exceptional is that the five college-bound athletes are headed to five different remarkably high-caliber programs, competitive both on the field and in the classroom....

Assembly Highlights Fall Athletic Achievements

Athletic Director Mark Conroy stood before the school during an assembly on November 29 and listed the highlights of the nine fall athletic programs. Horseback Riding Seven Williston students participated in horseback riding at Fuller Horse Farm in Westhampton under the direction of Laura Etzel. The seven riders brought a range of riding experience to the...

Xavier Thibault: A Natural Leader On And Off The Field

It’s hard to miss Xavier Thibault. Even on the football field, where identities can blend into a huddle of helmets and pads, Xavier, at 6’5” and 240 pounds, stands out high above the rest. “His effort is relentless and infectious to everyone on the field,” said Jacob Rivers, Williston’s Co-Defensive Coordinator. “When you see a...

Ian Ostberg Receives Dr. Frank L. Boyden Award

Williston Northampton School senior football captain Ian Ostberg received the Dr. Frank L. Boyden Award at the annual National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholar-athlete dinner held at the University of Massachusetts on April 9. Over 500 in attendance saw the Florence, Mass., native become the 18th Williston recipient of this prestigious award, given...