Guillermo Castaneda Chang athlete of the week

Athletes of the Week


Guillermo Castaneda Chang ‘20 -Boys Varsity Soccer

Guillermo has been an important piece in the success of the boys varsity soccer team this season, anchoring the team in route to earning the WNPESSA Class B Runner-Up Award for 2019. He recorded 3 shutouts in the Wildcats’ last 4 regular season games putting the team in the playoffs for the second consecutive season. His excellent shot-stopping ability, pin-point accuracy in his distribution, and his positive communication with his teammates have helped solidify a stingy Williston defense. The team has been positively influenced by Guillermo’s steadfast play and leadership and the team will look to him to play his best soccer of the season this as the Wildcats host Rivers in the first round of the NEPSAC Class B playoffs.

Caroline O’Connor ‘20– Girls Varsity Soccer

Caroline has been a huge part of the girls varsity soccer teams incredibly successful season. A tireless worker, she has provided a rock like foundation in the back line of defense for the Wildcats all year.  From day one of practice; her leadership and athleticism have provided an excellent example and at times, has given a much needed boost in confidence and intensity to her teammates.  Finishing the season against Class A powerhouses Loomis, Choate and NMH, Caroline was key to the team’s incredible defensive effort. She has been a tremendous addition to the soccer program this year as she has brought fantastic play and a coachable attitude day in and day out. The team will look for Caroline’s leadership and strong play as they head into the NEPSAC tournament!

Cal Messina ’20- Varsity Football

Cal has provided an unwavering level of commitment and positive attitude to the Wildcats all season.  Facing personal adversity early on this season, he has stepped up to fill his role as captain exceptionally well, despite not being contribute on the field. Despite this his leadership was felt all season by every one of his teammates and coaches. He showed up every day doing whatever he could to make his teammates better and to leave a lasting and meaningful impression. He is a consummate teammate and will leave a lasting impact on the Williston Football program for many years to come. The team will follow Cal’s career as he looks to continue his playing days at the next level.

Abigail Touhey ’22- Girls Varsity Cross Country

Abigail has had a tremendous season for the girls’ varsity cross country team. Capping the outstanding season this past week, she had her best race of the year at the New England championships, leading Williston to a fourth-place team trophy. Abigail placed 4th out of 114 runners, covering the 5K course in 19:45, resulting in a huge personal record as it was her first race under 20:00.  Abigail made the All-NEPSAC team for the second year in a row and will compete in next week’s All-Star race at St. Mark’s School. The team will continue to rely on Abigail’s foundational performances, as the sophomore will be an important piece for the team in seasons to come.

Max Graff ‘23- JV Football

Max played an outstanding game as an offensive lineman and inside linebacker in the JV football team’s victory over Suffield Academy last Wednesday. His blocking was a major reason the team had so much success running the football.  On defense, Max was the team’s leading tackler for the game. His performance was paramount for the defense, which prevented Suffield’s offense from scoring.  Max has made tremendous growth throughout the season and is poised to have a stellar career for the Wildcats on the gridiron in the years to come.

Anya Rozario ‘20 -Girls JV Cross Country

Anya has been a consistent contributor to the girls JV cross country team all season. She has brought an intense work ethic to every practice and meet and by doing so has provided a good example for her teammates. This work ethic has paid huge dividends down the final stretch of the season as she had a personal best 5K time of 24:00 at the NEPSAC championship race at Nobles on Saturday.  Anya earned an individual award by placing 13th out of 100 runners, leading the JV team to a 5th place finish out of ten teams. Her team appreciats the positivity she has brought with her all year and Anya’s coaches were impressed with her steady improvements each week.

Andrew Warren ’21- Boys JVB Soccer

Andrew has been a consistent contributor all season for the boys JVB soccer team. He has great ball control and good vision. He presents a team first type mentality as he is an unselfish soccer player who always works hard for the betterment of the team. He has scored consecutive goals in the last three games of the season, including one in the 4-0 victory in our final game against Wilbraham and Monson. Andrew has set a great example all year for his teammates consistently contributing a great work ethic and a positive attitude at every practice and game.

Abby Schulkind ‘21– JV Field Hockey

A defensive force at sweeper, Abby has directed the backfield of the JV field hockey team with her aggressive play and commanding presence this season.  She has an excellent sense of the game and knows where to position herself to make the most impact for the team.  Abby doesn’t just stay in the backfield, however, as her strong stick skills allow her to move the ball all the way up the field to the offensive zone. She is an all-around great player and leader with a positive and competitive attitude that is admired by her coaches and teammates alike.  She has been a crucial part of the Wildcats strong record this season.

Jack Fay ’21- Boys JVA Soccer

Jack has played tough defense for the JVA Boys Soccer team and been one of the team’s key playmakers all season long. His versatility has been highlighted this past week as he has filled in at center back in parts of both games. In addition to his willingness to put his team first by filling into positions foreign to him, he also continued his excellent distribution of the ball and free kick delivery. Against NMH this past Saturday, he scored a goal to close the gap and make for a dramatic last few minutes of what proved to be a tough loss.  Jack’s teammates and coaches appreciate all that he has done for the team this season.

Catie Spence ‘24– Girls JV Soccer

Catie has worked hard all year to improve herself as a player on the girls JV soccer team. In both of the team’s games this week, she played strong defense and played an integral role in almost every push offensively.  She is constantly working hard in drills, noting the little details in order to get better at her technique. Additionally, she puts in extra practice sessions whenever possible. Catie has a killer one touch pass that allowed the team to start their attack as soon as the ball is back in the Wildcats possession. She can be found making long forward runs to ensure her team’s attackers have support and then busting back to help the defense when opponents have quickly countered, providing evidence to her team first mentality. Catie communicates on the field and is insightful in her comments to the team, showing her ever growing leadership. The team wants to thank her for consistent work all season and they look forward to her continued growth in seasons to come.