Athletes of the Week

Danny Argueta ’25 – Boys Varsity Soccer

Danny’s dynamic play at forward this fall has the boys varsity soccer team in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NESPAC Class B tournament. The Guatemala City native scored two great counterattack goals against local rival Wilbraham and Monson to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory last week. He also scored decisive goals against Pomfret and Westminster earlier this month. The Wildcats will need more production from Danny and his attacking teammates if Williston is going to make a deep playoff run next week.

Sadie Crampton ‘25 – Riding

Sadie has been a great addition to the riding team this season. She has a can-do attitude and supports her teammates with lots of praise and encouragement. Sadie is ready for competition, and we hope she will take on this challenge in the seasons to come. Sadie has solid skills for flat work as well as jumping and horse handling. The team looks forward to her continued growth.

Colin Larson ’25- Varsity Football

Colin has been a critical piece to the success of the varsity football team this season. His strong play continued this week as he had a monster day for the Wildcats. He caught 9 balls for 148 yards and 2 TDs. He also played lockdown defense against a very strong offense. Colin is one of the hardest workers on the team and always shows tremendous toughness.

Emily Hamann ’24- Girls Varsity Soccer

A 4-year varsity member and voted captain by her teammates for this year, Emily is and has been an impact player on the varsity soccer squad. Her maturity and work ethic are admirable, and she has brought so much to the team this season. When she is playing, her level of drive and energy on the field is a quality that is hard to find, but even more than that, when she was not playing the team counted on her being invested on the bench and being a supportive encouraging voice. Emily is someone others can count on, who gives 100% at all times no matter the situation and is a natural leader. Emily’s work ethic and leadership has been a huge contributor to the Wildcats’ success this season!

Jackson Estes ‘24- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Jackson has been a reliable and steady performer on the cross-country team all season.  He works hard in every practice and is always mentally prepared to race his best in competitions.  Jackson ran a great race at the 5 School meet to finish off the season.  He is poised to do well at the NEPSAC Championship meet this weekend at Roxbury Latin.

Sarah Martini ’26 – Girls Cross Country

Sarah, a sophomore, has been a steadfast runner this season for girls cross country. Sarah’s ceaseless work ethic, self-propelled motivation and resolute determination make her a standout presence on the cross-country course. She serves as an exceptional role model and mentor for younger team members and ignites a passion for working hard during training. This past week at Berkshire, Sarah ran an incredible race earning 9th place in a race of 31 athletes. The coaches are so excited to have Sarah run for the varsity team this Saturday at the NEPSAC championship.

Keirstyn Camiolo ’25-Varsity Field Hockey

Keirstyn has been a member of the varsity team for 3 seasons now while having the chance to learn and grow from role models before her. This year, she has stepped into a significant role on defense and has become that same role model for younger players. Keirstyn has worked hard in practice to develop her stick skills and perfect a consistent drive. During games, she has shut down many top players across New England and this past weekend, defended a lefty player with ease. Keirstyn has shown determination in her development, and we look forward to her continuing to grow as a field hockey player and junior leader.

Hayden Hedstrom ’24 – Varsity Volleyball

Hayden helped carry the girls varsity volleyball team to two victories last week with her consistent tremendous presence as a setter. Hayden found herself fielding passes from all over the court. She was able to frequently re-gain control of the ball and position the hitters for point scoring shots. Hayden had diving saves and had one of the longest serving streaks with six point earning serves in a row. Only with Hayden’s strong effort was the team able to first beat Northfield Mount Hermon 3-1 and then Ethel Walker 3-0!

Kamal Sergeev ‘27-Boys JV Cross Country

Kamal has been a great addition to the boys cross country program this fall.  He has been working hard all season and has steadily improved as the season has progressed.  Kamal ran a PR this past weekend at the 5 School meet on a challenging course, setting himself up to have a great day at the NEPSAC championship meet on Saturday.  The coaches are very excited about having Kamal in the program for the coming years.

Rachel Xing ‘29- Thirds Volleyball

Rachel is a player who gives her all to the thirds volleyball team, and her energy and passion are contagious. She is a key part of the team and an exceptional support for her teammates, not only in the good times, but especially in the difficult ones. She is always there to give her full support and lift the team’s spirits. Rachel is also an impeccable player with exceptional skill in both her serves and assists, saving numerous points that would otherwise be lost. It has been inspiring to witness Rachel’s consistent effort and positivity and growth throughout the season.  Her coaches are confident that she has huge potential as she continues her volleyball career.

Ruthie Butler ’26- JV Volleyball

With consistent energy, passion, and zeal since day one, Ruthie has always been part of the glue that holds the JV volleyball team together. She puts in 100% effort even when the rest of the team is tired or having a hard day, and her positivity is contagious. This week she helped her teammates stay focused and upbeat during a tough loss on Wednesday, in addition to serving 4 aces over the course of the game. At Saturday’s game, Ruthie was a big part of getting the team back in the lead after a slow start to the first set, and her leadership on and off the court helped the team maintain energy and focus. It’s not uncommon to see Ruthie giving the team a pep talk before, during, or after a game whenever morale is running a little low. She is truly a team player and wants what’s best for every one of her teammates. As the Cats’ wrap up the season this week, her coaches look forward to seeing Ruthie continue to be a leader amongst her peers and bring her very best to the court.

Joe Zhou ’24 – Boys JV B Soccer

Joe is a senior who has played well for the past three seasons for JV B soccer. He is a team player that puts a lot of effort and competitiveness into every practice and game. His calm and composed demeanor under pressure, combined with good decision-making abilities gives great confidence to the team during games. He had an excellent game on defense in our win against Berkshire last Saturday. His teammates and coaches will miss Joe tremendously next season!

Rinka Okuno ’25 – Girls JV Soccer

As a captain of the JV girls soccer team, Rinka emulates what good sportsmanship is all about. She looks out for her fellow teammates and promotes positive communication. Rinka did an awesome job during the Wildcat’s game against Loomis as a center midfielder. Even though that is not a position where she usually plays, she fought hard at intercepting and recovering balls to feed passes to the forwards. Rinka is the perfect example of a good captain. She leads the team effectively and is communicative and accessible. She always helps the coaches and is well loved and admired by the team members. Her coaches and teammates appreciate all that she has contributed this season.

Durgin Shields ’24 – Boys JV A Soccer

Durgin has been a steady, reliable presence in the midfield and at defense all season long for JV A boys soccer. He has been a stalwart all season and most recently against WMA and Deerfield. He has been especially good carrying the ball out of the backfield, driving towards opposing defenders and initiating good attacks. His quiet, mature presence has been a pleasure to be around, and his calming influence on the field and durability has been a significant part of the teams’ success this year. He is a pleasure to work with and his coachability has provided a positive example for his teammates.