Athletes of the Week


Emma Gentile ‘19- Girls Varsity Basketball

Emma, a senior guard, has been a consistent play maker so far this season for the Wildcats. This past week she proved extremely valuable yet again as she had a fantastic shooting game against Berkshire on Saturday. She went 4 for 6 from three-point land, many of which were timely points that helped keep the Cats in the game. Her hustle and defensive wherewithal were also key factors in the tight game against a tough Berkshire opponent. Emma works incredibly hard on and off the court to be the best athlete and person she can be and by doing so has provided valuable leadership for her teammates.

Abood Abuissa ’19- Boys Varsity Basketball

Abood was instrumental in helping lead the boys varsity basketball team to two big wins over rivals Berkshire and Deerfield. On Friday against Berkshire, he contributed a season high 10 points along with his trademark tough defensive play. On Saturday against Deerfield, his contributions extended beyond the scoring column with his positive leadership, rebounding and all around gritty play. Abood has earned the respect of his teammates because of his ever positive spirit and tremendous work ethic.  His teammates know they can always count on his support both on and off the floor. The team will continue to look toward Abood for his solid play and strong leadership.

Hugo Bundy ‘23- Varsity Wrestling

Hugo has had a tremendously positive attitude all year. He comes to practice early and is always eager to do whatever is asked of him. On Saturday, he wrestled up a weight class in the team’s first match of the day against Suffield.  While he was eventually pinned, he fought off his back several times, proving his never quit mentality.  In the Wildcats second and third matches of the day, he wrestled at his own weight filling in for an ill teammate. Against his third opponent of the day, after fighting off his back three more times, he finally had to give in to due to an injury. His positive attitude could not be broken. The team will without a doubt look to Hugo’s toughness and positive attitude for inspiration this season.

Sydni Landman ‘22 -Girls JV Basketball

Sydni has had a great start to the season for the girls JV basketball team. Using her knowledge of the game, Sydni has consistently displayed a balanced effort both offensively and defensively for the Wildcats and continues to be a top performer on the team. She has proven to be a valuable leader on the squad as she is coachable and always willing to give her best to learn new skills. Sydni brings a positive attitude each day to practices and games which provides an excellent example for the rest of the girls on the team.

Kevin Talbot ’20- Thirds Squash

Upperclassman Kevin joined the thirds squash team this winter as a novice to the sport, yet with exemplary drive and athleticism. Kevin spent his first weeks of the season developing his serve, forehand and backhand returns, and familiarizing himself with the dimensions of the squash court. Kevin’s first match ever at Williston was last Saturday, and it was a memorable one at that. He won one, lost one, won one, and lost one, ending with scores of 11-8, 6-11, 11-5, and 3-11. Throughout the fifth game, Kevin persevered to stay ahead of the ball and his Eaglebrook opponent. His drive and athleticism, fueled with Wildcat spirit, victoriously won the match with a 12-10 score, awarding the Thirds Squash team with their first match win of the season. The team looks forward to Kevin’s growth on the court.

Nancy Harrington ‘19– Girls JV Hockey

Nancy is not new to skating but is new to ice hockey and has been working extremely hard to hone her skills.  Playing defense for the Wildcats, she has transferred her field hockey skills, game sense, athleticism, and work ethic to the ice.  Due to her strong work ethic every day in practice she has made great progress as a member of the defensive unit, and in her overall efforts and contributions to the team. Her patience and never quit attitude allowed her to earn her first assist in the team’s 8-2 win over Choate. Nancy provides a great example to everyone that hard work pays off and that you can accomplish anything you set your mind too.

Emily O’Brien ‘21 -Girls JV Squash

Emily has had a strong start to the season for the Wildcats as the squad’s co-captain. In the team’s second meeting against Berkshire, she played an exceptional 5-game match. She showed tremendous endurance and perseverance during each of her games, winning her first two and last game.  Providing a great example of sportsmanship, poise, and leadership, Emily proved that hard work and patience pays off! She, along with her teammates, played with heart, no doubt a testament to Emily’s leadership ability.