Athletes of the Week

Est Sukcharoenyingyong ’24- Boys Varsity Tennis

Est is an exemplary teammate on the boys varsity tennis team. He is tough, reliable, poised, and dedicated. He is a man of few words who leads entirely by example. Every team could benefit from such a steadfast presence. An example of his extraordinary sportsmanship would be a recent challenge match in which Est lost a close set to Kei Imai. In the huddle, Est went out of his way to congratulate Kei on beating him and overtaking the #2 spot on the singles ladder. That brand of selflessness is rare in an individual sport like tennis. His coaches and teammates feel lucky to have him leading the team.

Maggie Fay ’25- Varsity Softball

Maggie has had a great start to the season in the circle for the varsity softball team. She threw a perfect game on Wednesday against Marianaoplis, a feat many pitchers never accomplish. She allowed no runs, no hits, and no walks in a 17-0 victory while striking out 7 batters. On Saturday, she gave up 1 run with 5 strikeouts to help the team to a 16-1 win against Taft. Maggie has grown tremendously over the years due to her hard work and dedication. The Wildcats will continue to lean on her as they work through the rest of the season.

Shaun McMillan ’24- Varsity Baseball

Shaun pitched two, complete game shutouts this week against WMA and FGS. He has struck out 25 batters and walked only 3 in fifteen innings of work. He is also hitting .500 with a team-leading 6 RBI. He has two doubles and a triple in three games. Shaun has been an outstanding addition to a veteran team as he approaches every practice and game with thoughtfulness and a consistency of effort. His team will continue to rely on him for his leadership through example and his strong performances as they work through the rest of the season.

Emily Hamann ‘24-Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Emily has had a big week all over the field, helping girls varsity lacrosse earn two big wins against Miss Porter’s and Berkshire. On Wednesday, she was the Wildcat’s leading point producer against Miss Porter’s. She had three goals and three assists to help the team take a commanding 17-6 lead before ultimately winning 17-9. She backed that effort up by helping to control the Berkshire game from the midfield, playing stout defense, clearing the ball relentlessly, and earning possession on four draws. Emily helped the Cats to a big 13-2 advantage en route to the 13-6 victory. The team will continue to rely on her efforts and strong performances as they work through a competitive season.

Beckett Collins ‘25- Varsity A Ultimate

Beckett has shown great improvement in a short time to start the year for Ultimate. He is bringing his athleticism to every game, competing with passion. He led the team in scoring in two critical matches against Choate and Hotchkiss this weekend, with 4 goals and 2 assists. His pinpoint hammer throws have become a staple of the Wildcat’s offense. His coaches and teammates expect more focused energy and calm decision making from Beckett to help them reach their season goals!

Juno Aselton ’25- Varsity Water Polo

Juno has been a stalwart for the water polo team so far this season. As the top goalkeeper in the league Juno has been relied on as a focus of the defense and this weekend was no different – shutting out the Deerfield team over 2 and a half quarters of play while making 4 saves. Juno has also worked hard this spring learning the role of a field player and on Saturday played a quarter in the field, scoring two goals in the process. Juno’s ability to contribute in such a wide variety of ways allows the team to be more unpredictable to their opponents moving forward.

Mayphia Zhou’24- Girls Varsity Golf

Mayphia led the girls varsity golf team shooting a team low score of 44 at Southampton CC in the first match of the season. She demonstrated resilience in tough course conditions against her opponents from Westminster and Taft. Throughout the match, a cold wind made it challenging to stay warm and keep the ball in play on the saturated course. As team captain, Mayphia is always encouraging her teammates, cheering them on as they finish their matches. The Wildcats will look to Mayphia for her leadership, positivity and strong play as they work through the remainder of the season.

Alicia Lindinger ‘26- Girls Varsity Tennis

Alicia had a thrilling match win at number 5 singles for the girls varsity tennis team this week at Cushing Academy. With Williston and Cushing tied at 4 matches a piece, Alicia’s match proved to be the decider. Down 5-7 in an 8-game pro set, Alicia battled back to send the match in a tiebreaker at 8-8. Once again, Alicia battled back from 0-2 against a determined opponent to win 7-4. By winning her match, Alicia brought the victory home for Williston. Not only did Alicia run down every ball with her exceptional defensive play, but she also placed her offensive shots deep into the corners, helping to win this incredibly exciting match.

Jack Nolan ’26- Boys JV Lacrosse

Jack played some excellent on-ball and off-ball defense in JV lacrosse’s game against Rectory last week. Although new to the game, Jack’s athleticism and energy have made him an impact player for the Wildcats as a one-on-one defender. He excels at winning ground balls, which is even more important at the JV level and has already grasped the key defensive concepts flawlessly. He is a pleasure to coach and has a bright future ahead of him in the game.

Zoe Melia ‘27- JV Softball

Zoe stepped up to catch in her first season playing softball and did a phenomenal job behind the plate in the Wildcat’s first game of the season against Miss Hall’s. In addition, Zoe went 3 for 3 at the plate and scored 3 runs. Zoe brings positive energy and a can-do attitude to practice, and her coaches look forward to her contributions moving forward.

Xander Oleksak ‘25- JV Baseball

Xander has been an offensive powerhouse in the first 2 games for JV Baseball. In the Wildcat’s second game, against Deerfield, he had 4 hits, 2 of them triples, along with 2 runs batted in. Overall, he is hitting .667! In addition to his offensive production, he has played flawlessly in the outfield in both games. Overshadowing all that great baseball play, he has been relentlessly positive in practice and games and works hard every day. A great start to the season for Xander.

Zoe Simon ‘26 – Girls JV Lacrosse

Zoe has had an awesome start to the season for the girls JV lacrosse team. She leads by example, works hard every day and is always trying to improve her skills and knowledge of the game. She is a critical part of the team’s defensive squad but is also very willing to play full field when her team needs her. A great leader for the younger players on the team, her coaches appreciate all that she does to make herself and those around her better.

Ruthie Butler ‘26-Girls JV Tennis

As a newcomer to tennis Ruthie approaches every practice with enthusiasm, bringing both athleticism and a growth mindset. She is dedicated to improving her skills and is progressing rapidly. In her debut match against Stoneleigh Burnham, Ruthie stepped in without hesitation to replace an injured player at the #4 singles spot. Ruthie displayed competitive tennis skills before the match was ultimately called for rain. Ruthie has a bright tennis career ahead of her and her coaches and teammates look forward to her continued growth on the hard court.