Athletes of the Week


Christian Anzeveno ’19- Varsity Football

Christian continues to emerge as one of the best defensive linemen in the Erickson League. A dominant force that demands a double team, he always seems to be in the opponent’s backfield. On top of his defensive performance on Saturday against a very talented offensive line from Avon, he also managed to rush for a touchdown. His willingness to play any position on the field exemplifies his team first mentality.  Christian is consistently the hardest worker on and off the field and through this has become a fantastic leader for the Wildcats. The team will continue to look to Christian for his competitive spirit and great play for the remainder of the season.

Kira Bixby ’19- Varsity Field Hockey

Kira has been an asset for the Wildcats early this season. This past week she again stepped up her play in net and helped keep the Wildcats in the game. On Wednesday, against Kent, she tallied 9 saves in a back and forth game. On Friday she was instrumental in the team’s 2-0 win against a strong Berkshire squad. She managed to record 6 saves, helping the Cats take the victory with a shutout! Kira works tremendously hard to improve her game and her hard work has been contagious for the rest of the squad.

Sam Haddad ’20- Boys Varsity Water Polo

Sam has been a big part of the Wildcats success this season. His great season continued as he had a strong week against tough opponents from Loomis and Suffield. His four goals against Loomis led the squad, and he has demonstrated a strong ability to push the offensive transition with his speed and accurate shooting. Currently Sam’s shooting percentage is 66%, a staggering stat for the junior. Sam has been a key contributor to the improvement of the water polo team this season.

Annika Von Schoeler-Ames ‘22-Girls Varsity Cross Country

On Saturday, in a triple meet against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford, Annika continued her impressive season, placing in the top three for Williston for the fourth week in a row.  Annika was pressured for the whole race by the number 3 runner from Westminster, but she held her crucial spot and finished 5th out of 34 runners. Her performance was a key factor in Williston’s 26-33 win over Westminster.  Annika beat her best time on the new course by 10 seconds, and she now stands in 4th place on the Honor Roll with a time of 23:07.  Annika continues to set a fine example for consistent training in practices, and courageous effort during races.

Elizabeth Merryweather ‘21– Girls JV Soccer

Elizabeth has been an integral part of the Wildcats offense so far this year. She is the leading scorer with 4 goals, including a hat trick in the team’s game against Berkshire this week. Not only does she have a nice shot but she has a great touch on the ball and has accurate passes. Elizabeth is a strong competitor and always gives her all on the field. She is constantly looking to improve her game each day and her hard work has clearly paid dividends for the team. The squad looks forward to continued leadership from Elizabeth this year.

Lily Harris ‘20– Girls JV Cross Country

Lily had a fantastic race on Saturday for the girls cross country team against Kingswood Oxford and Westminster. She finished 8th on the day and first in the JV scoring, with her best race of the season, leading the Williston JV to convincing wins over both schools. Her time of 25:43 on the 5K course was 50 seconds faster than her time on the same course two weeks ago, in spite of conditions that were sloppy and slow.  Lily brings consistent energy and enthusiasm to every practice and race, and her position on the team continues to improve, from 11th on the team at the beginning of the season, to 8th on the team after this race. Her improvement speaks to her work ethic and provides a great example for the rest of her teammates.

Keyu Lu ‘20-JV Field Hockey

Keyu has had a great start to the season for the Wildcats. On Friday of Family Weekend she was relentless in her effort, managing to rack up 18 saves against a tough Berkshire team. She stayed positive and worked hard the entire game. Keyu’s positivity and work ethic provide a great example for her teammates and the team will continue to lean on her for her spectacular play in net.

Matt Shields ‘21-Boys JVB Soccer

Matt has shown a steady improvement since the beginning of the season for the boys JVB soccer team. Last week he had two solid games playing forward and midfielder.  Saturday, during Family Weekend, he showed immense discipline, effort and passion in the team’s 6-3 victory against WMA. Matt scored a goal and added an assist and he was a key player in the terrific come from behind win for the Wildcats.