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victory bell winter athletics Celebrating Winter Athletes

[This is the script that Mr. Conroy would have delivered at the Phillips Stevens Chapel for our Winter Athletic Assembly. Yes, Mr. Conroy used *four* exclamation marks!] Hello Williston!!!! First, I should start by wishing everyone well during this extraordinarily unsettling time.  While it is certainly not most important in the grand scheme of things,...

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...

fall-athletic-signing Three Sign to Play DI College Sports

Three student-athlete seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play sport at the college level during a ceremony in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center on November 11. Director of Athletics Mark Conroy called the ceremony “an opportunity to celebrate an incredible accomplishment by these three athletes.” Sam Haddad—Swimming—University of Massachusetts, Amherst Sam, a two-sport...

sally-alrutz-williston-award-athletic-swim Williston Honors Winter Athletes

At Assembly on March 20, Director of Athletics Mark Conroy reflected on Willisotn’s winter athletic program by sharing a few highlights of each team and recognizing award winners. See photos here. “What another awesome winter it was for Wildcat Athletics!” he said. Here is the list of winter sports and highlights associated with each. Wrestling...

NEPSAC-squash-williston-champ 20 Wildcats Earn All-NEPSAC Honors

It’s been a great winter for the Williston Wildcat teams. This year, 20 Williston Northampton School scholar-athletes, 12 of them local, earned individual postseason all-star recognition for their outstanding performances. The following students earned All-NEPSAC recognition. NEPSAC stands for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, the athletic association made up of 167 independent schools throughout New England....

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...

Hockey Players Display the Power of Pink

The Wildcat girls varsity hockey team beat The Hotchkiss School 2-0 during their 10th annual Pink in the Rink game—and as a bonus, raised $3,361 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The game, held on January 26, followed a bake sale and raffle, to which many in the Williston community donated. “The Wildcats would like...

Seven Seniors Celebrate College Athletic Commitments

[To see photos of the signing, click here.] The athletic center lobby was buzzing with excitement and anticipation – and more than 100 eager students, coaches, and family members with cameras – for Williston’s Fall Student-Athlete Signing Ceremony on Monday, November 12. Following a brief introduction by Mark Conroy, Director of Athletics, during which he...

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...

Recap of Outstanding Winter Sports Season

Director of Athletics Mark Conroy shared highlights of the winter sports season at an all-school assembly on March 23. “Let me start off by saying what an incredible winter it was for Wildcat Athletics!” Conroy said. “While I have never measured the success of a season based solely on a win-loss record, we certainly won...

Wildcats Shine in Postseason Play

In a wonderful end to a very successful winter season, three different teams competed on the last weekend of the season for NEPSAC championships. On Saturday, the swim teams competed at Roger Williams University in the NEPSAC Division 2 championships in Rhode Island. Both the boys and girls teams managed to exceed their lofty expectations with...

From Front-Yard Rink to Syracuse, Marielle McHale’s Full-Circle Success

Her parents didn’t play hockey. Her brother didn’t play hockey. But it seems inevitable, destiny maybe, that Marielle McHale would, and that she’d become great. The skating rink in the front yard may have had something to do with it. Marielle, an 18-year-old Williston senior, will play next year for the Syracuse University Women’s Hockey...

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...

hockey The Puck Stops Here

For a sense of just how far women’s hockey has come in the past two decades, consider the story of Christa Talbot Syfu. Now Williston’s head coach, Christa came to the school as a student in 1996 after playing on what was the state of California’s first women’s hockey team. She made the U19 squad...

Wins Stack Up For Girls Varsity Hockey

Williston girls’ hockey is dominating on the ice this year. They are also, undeniably, a family. “The girls are an awesome awesome group, and they’re so close and tight knit,” said Coach Alex Tancrell-Fontaine. “I’ve never been a part of a team as close as these girls.” Gabby Dicomitis says that, “I think a lot...