Athletes of the Week

Max Zebic ’25- Boys Varsity Soccer

Max, the junior goalkeeper, has played his best soccer of the season during the month of October. The Zagreb, Croatia native has anchored an impressive team defensive effort with some spectacular saves.  The Wildcats have allowed only three goals in six games defeating powerhouses Loomis and Suffield in that period.  Max and his teammates are making a playoff push in the final two weeks of the season where they will face stiff competition from Salisbury, Deerfield, KO, and NMH.

Juliana Castelo ’26 – Girls Varsity Volleyball

Juliana’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She stays positive and engaged during every game and practice. Being asked to play multiple positions, Juliana quickly jumps in to play as a right-side hitter, middle, or to pass in middle back without any complaint. This week, Juliana’s hitting has come alive! During practice, she had some beautiful kills, as this season she has been working hard on her transitions and wrist snap. Most impressively, she celebrates her peers’ accomplishments even more than she celebrates her own. Her coaches are proud of Juliana and her progress this season!

Loic Thibault ’24- Varsity Football

Loic continues to be a steady player for the Wildcats. Always doing his job to the best of his ability, he is incredibly coachable and is a fantastic leader. Loic was a huge reason that the Wildcats only gave up 6 points on Saturday night to rival Suffield Academy. On the night he had four tackles, two of which were tackles for loss. As if this wasn’t enough, he added a sack and a pass break up to his stat line for the night. The Wildcats will continue to rely on him for his strong play and leadership through example.

Mavis Rudof ’24- Varsity Field Hockey

Mavis has been an outstanding goalie and senior leader this season for the varsity field hockey team. She has been an incredible mentor to her goalie partner after creating a similar relationship with her counterpart last season. Mavis has been working hard in practice to develop her skills and conditioning. This hard work has paid off; in the last 3 games, Mavis has allowed only one goal! With 3 big upcoming games, including senior day, Mavis will continue to be a large part of the defensive core during games. Her team looks forward to a great rest of the season from Mavis!

Carter Cleary ‘25 – Boys Varsity Cross Country

Carter ran his best race of the season this past weekend at the Shaler Invitational.  He had a PR for the season and helped the team capture third place overall.  Carter always works hard and is peaking just in time for the final two weeks of the season. The Cats will look to Carter to bring his best as they head towards the NEPSAC championship race at Roxbury Latin.

Lucy Hoyt  ’25- Girls Cross Country

Lucy, a junior, continues to be a motivated runner on the cross-country team. This past Saturday during the Shaler Invitational on Williston’s home course, Lucy had an excellent race claiming a spot in the top 15. Between her thoughtful strategic planning before the race and her determination to push herself while running, Lucy remains a positive force on the team. During practice this past week, Lucy was always ready to work hard and better herself in preparation for this huge invitational meet. The coaches are excited to see what Lucy can do in the final two meets of the season.

Anderson DeLuca ’27- Varsity Water Polo

Even though Anderson is only a 9th grader, he has grown into a significant contributor for the water polo program. Never hesitating to get involved in the action, Anderson has been deeply involved in both practices and games. This past weekend was Anderson’s best game effort to date, scoring 5 goals in an overtime win against Suffield including the final two goals in the overtime period to seal the win! The future looks bright for the program with players like Anderson developing this fall.

Jayme Cerasuolo ‘26– Girls Varsity Soccer

Jayme has been an impact player all season for the girls varsity soccer team, but especially this past week. She brings composure, confidence, and a voice on the field, pushing the team to use their skills and build from the back instead of playing kick and run soccer. Jayme has brought athleticism and a competitive force to the squad this year, demanding the best from each player around her. As a new sophomore, she has shown her leadership skills with her positive voice but also by leading by example. Playing nearly all game, every game, in various positions and notching 3 goals so far this season, Jayme has been a huge contributor to the team’s success. Her coaches and teammates look forward to watching Jayme finish the season strong with 2 more years with her on the field!

Maya Mallett ‘26 -JV Volleyball

Maya has been an energetic, positive, hard-working team player since day one of the season. Each week, she has been consistently improving her serving and passing skills, and her efforts showed in the Cats’ games this week, where she made some great passes and stepped up to serve in both games. Even when games aren’t going so well or we are facing a tricky opponent, Maya’s energy does not waver, and she continues to put in 100% on the court and cheer on every one of her teammates. It has been inspiring to witness Maya’s consistent effort, positivity, and growth over the course of the season and her coaches know she will continue to be an integral part of the team as the season comes to a close.

Yahya Wilson ‘26-Boys JVA Soccer

Yahya scored the lone goal in the boys JVA soccer team’s most recent game against Suffield, a lovely free kick on the edge of the box that curled over the wall and nestled into the net. All season long, however, he has been a great threat on free kicks, especially corners. Good trapping and an eye for an incisive pass has been Yahya’s hallmark all season long, in addition to his improved defensive play this year. He is a pleasure to work with, and a joy to coach and watch play. His coaches and teammates all appreciate Yahya’s terrific contributions to the team this season.

Audrey Capshaw ‘27- JV Field Hockey

Audrey has been a stalwart goalie this season for JV field hockey. Though the team fell to Suffield in a tough loss last week, Audrey stood out in her position. She had multiple impressive saves, successfully clearing the ball from the circle after the opposing team came within inches of scoring. Though Audrey started goalkeeping just last year, she quickly became a natural, and continues to sparkle in her second season at the position. As the last line of defense, Audrey consistently rises to the challenge in every game, helping her team succeed by keeping the opposing team’s offense at bay. Audrey’s teammates and coaches look forward to more strong play from Audrey in the last two games of the season.

Ryan Yoo ‘27 – Boys JV Cross Country

Ryan had a massive PR at the Shaler Invitational meet on Saturday, cutting nearly 2:00 off his previous best time on the team’s home course.  Ryan has been consistent in his efforts throughout the season and is a quiet, humble member of the program.  The coaches have enjoyed watching Ryan’s efforts pay off throughout the season and look forward to his continued success in the years to come.