Athletes of the Week

Eddie Howell ’24-Boys Varsity Squash

Eddie, the senior captain, has been vital to the success of the Cats because of his leadership and dedication. Eddie won the clinching match in the team’s first win of the season on Saturday against Avon. After suffering a slight muscle pull in the 3rd set, it seemed hopeless that Eddie would come back being down 2-1 in sets to Avon’s #3 player. Against all odds, with the overall match tied at 3-3, Eddie gutted out two consecutive sets securing Williston its first win of 2024. He lives by his mottos and inspires all with his sportsmanship and grit!

Andie Kinstle ’24- Girls Swimming and Diving

Andie, the senior captain, continues to lead the Wildcats from the front, picking up two more individual wins on Saturday with outstanding performances in the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly.  Andie is a model of consistency day in and day out and sets the gold standard for preparation during practice and performance at the meets. Andie’s coaches and teammates appreciate all she has given for the team and they look forward to her continued efforts as they march through the rest of the season.

Jumpei Ro ‘26- Boys Swimming and Diving

Jumpei has steadily improved all season in the pool for the boys swimming and diving team. On Saturday he had a breakout meet against Kent, providing a physical representation of his growth so far this year.  His times in the 100 and 200 freestyles were both lifetime bests and he scored important points for his team with those performances. Jumpei is a steady presence at practice and in meets and he is a tremendous supporter of his teammates. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Jumpei for his leadership through example and his point scoring ability.

Meghan Carey ‘24- Girls Varsity Basketball

Meghan has continued to set the tone for the girls varsity basketball team throughout the season. She brings a level of competitiveness to all she does in practice and games which has raised the level of play for all her teammates. She is fearless on defense and leads the team in steals. Meghan never shies away from tough competition, making it nearly impossible for any team to press the Wildcats this season. With both team captains not able to play, Meghan has emerged as a leader for this team both on and off the court.

Isabel Sorkin-Camacho ’26 Girls Varsity Squash

Isabel has had a killer week on the courts for the Wildcats. At practice she has been working hard on her returns, which have improved tremendously. On Saturday she had great command over the court, swiftly hitting the ball to the back corners so that Ethel Walker had no chance to return. In addition to her skill, Isabel has demonstrated a high squash IQ and provides thoughtful feedback between games to her ladder partner. Isabel is one of the hardest workers on and off the court and because of this she has provided an excellent example for all her teammates. Her coaches look forward to watching Isabel’s continued growth as they move through the rest of the season.

Riley Stocker ’27 -Girls Varsity Hockey

As a newcomer to the girls varsity hockey team, Riley has adjusted to the level of play quickly because of her determination and serious competitive fire. Riley comes to practice every day with a can-do attitude, eager to improve and make contributions to the team. She plays physical and tough all over the ice making her hard to play against. On Saturday, she scored two goals in the Cats’ big win against Kent. Her first goal came off a great passing series on a 2v1 with teammate Emily Hamann, where Riley deflected a pass right into the top of the net.  Riley’s second goal came from burying a rebound from a shot off the stick of Nina Coffee. Her team looks forward to Riley’s continued strong play and contributions to the squad this season.

Phoebe Maddock ’29 – Thirds squash

Phoebe is a team leader for the thirds squash team. In her first year playing the sport, she has taken very quickly to squash.  She arrives early to practice her skills, most notably her increasingly powerful serve.  Despite losses in her first two matches ever, Phoebe’s competitors commented on her strong skills!  Phoebe has recently won many of her challenge matches, earning a #3 position on the ladder heading into the match against Eaglebrook this Wednesday.  Her teammates and coaches appreciate all her dedication to the team this season.

Maggie Fay ‘25- Girls JV Hockey

Maggie can often be seen setting the playlist for practices, picking up pucks at the end of practice, cheering teammates on, shutting down the opponent’s offense with exceptional defensive skills, and recently, was spotted earning a hat trick in Saturday’s game vs NMH! Fay is a consistent leader on and off the ice, someone her teammates look to for guidance, support, and positivity. Maggie’s teammates and coaches look forward to her continued defensive prowess and leadership as they head into the latter part of the season.

Alex Landon ‘26 – Boys Thirds Basketball

Alex is one of the veteran guards on the boys thirds basketball team. He brings strong experienced play as well as a knack for scoring.  In the Wildcats’ most recent game with rival Eaglebrook, Alex had a career high 17 points, which included making three 3 pointers as well as several strong drives.  Alex is a very reliable teammate who brings both a positive attitude and an infectious joy for playing basketball to practices.  The team looks forward to Alex’s continued leadership and steady play as it faces some tough upcoming opponents.

Kat Martini ‘26- Girls JV Basketball

Kat works hard every day for the girls JV basketball team, whether that be in practice or games. She often takes on guarding the tallest opponent on the court and plays aggressive lock-down defense which helps the team get into fast break opportunities or set up our offensive plays. Kat continues to look for her shot during games and has improved in squaring up to the basket and finishing at the hoop. Kat’s improvement and work ethic are just part of what make her a joy to coach. Her coaches and teammates look forward to the rest of the season with Kat on the floor!

Omar Santoyo ’25- Boys JV Basketball

Omar has had a great season for the boys JV basketball team. He stepped up in a win over Salisbury on Wednesday netting 12 points while hitting some big shots down the stretch. Omar brought a lot of energy to the team and played solid defense. His coaches and teammates appreciate all that Omar brings to the table each day and they look forward to his continued growth on the hardwood.

Alicia Lindinger ’26- Girls JV Squash

Alicia joined the JV squash team this winter as a beginner player.  Having never having played the sport before she has shown tremendous improvement! This remarkable improvement has come because of her hard work and dedication to her craft, consistently taking practices seriously.  She is a pleasure to coach, has a positive attitude and is eager to learn. She listens carefully to feedback and applies suggestions to improve her skills during practices. Last week she won her match against Suffield on the 5th spot on the ladder.  She faced a strong opponent, equally skilled as her, but she was able to close out the match on the 5th set due to her focus and going after the ball under pressure.  Alicia’s coach looks forward to continuing to work with her this season and is excited to see her continued progress.

Douglas Warner ‘26 – Boys JV Squash

Douglas has become an instrumental player for the boys JV squash team. He is a fighter who never gives up. He was the only player to win a match against Berkshire on Wednesday and he also won against Avon on Saturday. He has solid technique, a testament to his dedicated efforts at practice. Through this effort he has developed a lethal drop shot. He used it countless times against his opponent from Berkshire. He is also great at controlling the match from the T position. His coaches couldn’t be happier with his efforts and performance and look forward to more great play and leadership through example as the season progresses!