Athletes of the Week


Julia Cavanaugh ‘19 – Girls Varsity Volleyball

Julia has been a consistently strong player for the Wildcats this season. She stepped up big against Stoneleigh Burnham on Saturday with a series of 7 service points in a row and 8 service aces overall during the team’s second set. Stoneleigh Burnham was at a loss in terms of how to return her powerful serves. Her great play helped lead the team to its first victory of the season! Julia has continued to work hard in practice to refine her craft and develop as an all-around player. This has helped set the tone for the rest of the team on what is expected at practice for each girl on the team.  She has been an unwavering presence of positive spirit and energy and has shown the rest of the team what it means to put the team first.


Chris Ramirez ’19- Boys Varsity Soccer

Chris’s senior leadership for the Wildcats has been evident since the beginning of preseason. His valuable contributions on the practice field and during games has helped the varsity team maintain high standards of performance over the past few weeks. Chris is willing to play multiple positions for the team, and he always gives 100% effort in everything he does. The Wildcats’ record is 2-0-1, their best start to a season in many years, and Chris has been a big part of this early success!

Emily Whipple ’19- Girls Varsity Soccer

Emily has had a brilliant start to the season for the girls’ varsity soccer team. Her strong play continued this week as she scored both the team’s goals in their two contests against Hotchkiss and Wilbraham and Monson. She’s been a fearless competitor and her confidence and tenacity has grown tremendously over the course of the season. Emily is always one of the hardest workers on the field and in the weight room, and her attention to this has clearly paid off; not only by helping her team be successful but by providing a positive example to her teammates. The Wildcats will continue to look to Emily to help lead them to a great season!

Jerry Landman ’22- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Jerry has been a great addition to the Wildcats cross country program this fall. He has been running hard every day and it continued this weekend, as he ran an exceptional race on Saturday at the Westminster Invitational.  He finished 4th for the Cats in a time of 20:20. He has been moving up each race as he gains more confidence and strength with each passing week. A testament to his work ethic and can-do attitude!  Jerry is a good teammate, determined and trains hard every day.

Maeve Reynolds ‘22– Varsity Field Hockey

Maeve is a fantastic addition to the girls’ varsity field hockey’s offensive squad this year.  Her controlled, yet fast style of play allows her to maneuver through crowds and get to the goal day in and day out. Her ability to do so has been a huge part of the team’s success. On Wednesday she played well in the match up with Hotchkiss helping to keep the team in the game. On Saturday against Millbrook, Maeve’s offensive superiority stood out throughout the game. She led the team to victory recording the first hat trick of her Williston career. Maeve is a great teammate who strives to better herself and her teammates every day!

Ryan Fitzpatrick ’19- Varsity Football

Ryan has been a big part of the Wildcats success this season. He continues to be outstanding both on and off the field for the young squad. On the field, Ryan led the team with 6 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Not only was his offensive play impressive but he also managed to have a strong day on the defensive side of the ball playing linebacker. Off the field Ryan has been a phenomenal leader and was named captain of the week vs Taft. The team will need Ryan’s passionate play, intensity and leadership throughout the season.

Sophie Prouty ‘19 – Girls Varsity Cross Country

Sophie had her best race of the year at the Richard Miller Invitational this weekend.  She placed 16th out of 67 girls in the varsity race, placing second for the team with a time of 23:12.  In her first year at the school, Sophie has been a tremendous teammate and competitor. The Wildcats expect her to continue to improve as one of the strongest runners on the varsity team, after facing adversity early this season.  Sophie brings energy and enthusiasm to every practice and every race, and she has quickly emerged as a leader.

Lila Nields-Duffy ‘24 – Girls JV Soccer

Lila has been a versatile player for the Wildcats this season. In the first two games, Lila has played defense, midfielder, and forward. She showed her technical skills of dribbling and passing by creating offensive plays from all three of these positions. She has also stopped many attacks from our opponents by chasing them down and clearing the ball away. Lila also brings a hunger for improvement constantly to practices. She knows how to balance both fun and hard work. She consistently brings enthusiasm and focus to all events, providing a positive example for her teammates. The squad looks forward to seeing Lila progress and grow this season.

Lily Shields ’21 – JV Field Hockey

Lily has been a force in the midfield for the Wildcats this season. Her strong play continued Wednesday as she was able to score two goals against a tough Bement squad. Her ability to communicate with her teammates and hustle to find an open position has made her a leader on the field.  Her positive attitude and encouragement of her teammates in practice and in games has made her a key member of this young team.

Abby Andrews ‘23- Girls JV Cross Country

In the JV race at the Richard Miller Invitational, Abby had her best race ever, in her second year on the team.  Abby kept smiling as she doggedly pursued the lead Deerfield girl, who was fifty yards ahead of her at the mile mark. Abby finally passed her with less than a half mile to go and widened her lead on the last hill.  Abby won the JV race in 25:13 on a tough 5K course, beating 54 other girls and leading the Williston girls to a first-place finish in the JV race.  Abby continues to bring a contagiously upbeat attitude to practice and to races, and her work ethic and enthusiasm for the team are second to none.

Ryan Goodman – Boy JVA Soccer

Ryan has been a strong contributor for the Wildcats as of late. On Saturday, he played a strong and gritty game against a very talented Berkshire team. In the game Ryan answered his teammates call by playing very well in a position that was new to him proving his “team first” mentality. He won many of the 1 on 1 battles that came his way, which provided a much needed spark of energy for his team. He also helped to set up the team’s second goal of the day through his effort and energetic play. The team will continue to look to Ryan for his mentally tough and consistent play this season.