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Athletes of the Week


Connor Cavanagh ’20- Boys Swimming and Diving

Connor had a great start to his Wildcat diving career this past weekend. Against NMH in the team’s first contest of the year, and in his first ever meet, he broke the school record in diving. His stellar athletic ability and skill in the sport of gymnastics has carried over quite well to the sport of diving. He is extremely coachable and has adapted to the sport with ease over the past few weeks. The team will continue to look to Connor for his point scoring ability for the remainder of the season.

Ava DeCoste ’23 – Girls Varsity Hockey

Ava, a newcomer to girls varsity hockey program, had an exceptional first week for the Wildcats. She managed to score three goals in the Berkshire Jamboree on Wednesday and added another goal on Saturday against a strong opponent from St. Paul’s School. It’s clear she is a talented young player, who has adjusted to this level of hockey very quickly.  Ava is quick, hardworking, and possesses a strong hockey IQ.  The team and her coaches look forward to her tremendous contributions this season.

Jack Higgins ‘21 – Varsity Wrestling

Jack had a great weekend for the varsity wrestling team. He won his very first tournament as a Wildcat in convincing fashion. Unseeded he went on to beat the first and second seeds on the way to the championship.  He has worked very hard in practice and has a great positive attitude and style. Jack’s strong team first attributes will be crucial for the success of the team this season.

Ella Mattocks ’22- Girls Varsity Swimming

Ella started the season with a bang for the girls varsity swim team on Saturday. Against a tough squad from NMH, she won both the 100 fly and 100 back stroke. In addition to her strong individual performances, she was also was part of 2 winning relay teams. Her performance on the day helped lead the team to a great win. Ella brings a great attitude and work ethic to each practice and race and by doing so has set a positive example for her whole team.

T Sawatyanon ’20- Boys Varsity Squash

T has had a strong start to the season for boys varsity squash team. Since he first stepped on the court this season, he has dramatically improved his squash game and inspired the rest of his teammates to put 100% into every point. Even in tough spots, T has shown a willingness to accelerate toward a difficult ball, even if it means he might take some wall damage! With his rapidly developing court awareness, deep drive skills, and tenacious playing style, T will be a contributing factor in the team’s success this season.

Selena Negron ‘22 – Girls Varsity Basketball

Selena’s clutch free throw shooting this past Saturday helped propel girls varsity basketball to its first win of the season over KO.  Down by two with four seconds on the clock, Selena stepped to the free throw line and calmly hit both shots to tie the game and force overtime.  In addition to these clutch shots, Selena contributed 11 points, 8 rebounds and numerous defensive plays to help the team earn this hard-fought win. Selena’s athleticism and “team first” attitude will continue to be counted on as the team head’s into its competitive schedule.

Jefu Lee ‘23 – Boys Thirds Squash

Jefu has embraced the sport of squash with gusto this first week of practice. He has embraced the boys 3rds squash team’s philosophy of getting better every day by seizing every opportunity to improve his strategy, court sense, and shot selection. He has a fantastic work ethic and has done a wonderful job of transitioning his tennis swing to a new sport that is similar, but also has crucial differences. The team looks forward to Jefu’s continued growth and future contributions throughout the season.

Peter Wang ’23 – Boys JV Squash

New to Williston’s squash program, yet no stranger to the courts, ninth-grader Peter Wang played a riveting match against rival Berkshire on Saturday. Peter employed a variety of boast, lob, drop, and rail shots during the four-game match that kept his opponent scrambling around the court. The athleticism and sportsmanship that Peter modeled at Saturday’s match stemmed from his commitment to his growth as an athlete and commitment to the team. He regularly arrives to weekly practices on time and works arduously to put the weekly skill into practice in anticipation of his next match. Peter’s work ethic and strong play will be leaned on as the season unfolds.