Ethan Huang athlete of the week

Athletes of the Week (Week of March 5, 2020)


Maeve Reynolds ’22 -Girls Varsity Hockey

Maeve has had a fantastic season on the ice for the girls varsity hockey team. Her stellar contributions have without a doubt contributed to the success of the team as she has helped the Cats reach the NEPSAC tournament again this season.  Maeve scored a terrific goal in the opening period against Kent in the final minute of the first period.  She supported the play with a strong net drive and tipped in a pass from line mate Teaghan Hall in the teams 3-1 win yesterday.  From her position as center, she provides a dynamic ability to get the puck out of the defensive zone helping to start the team’s offensive push. Maeve consistently leads through example as she is one of the hardest working players both on and off the ice and always provides a positive attitude no matter the current situation. The team and her coaches will continue to rely on her skillset and positive attitude as they move through the NEPSAC tournament.

Ethan Huang ’20- Boys Varsity Squash

All season long, Ethan has provided a strong contribution to the boys varsity squash program. He has shown a commitment to improving his game and supporting his teammates making him an integral piece to the puzzle for the squad. He regularly stayed late after practice just to get some extra playtime, and often encouraged his comrades when they needed positive reinforcement. The entire team benefited from Ethan’s consistent and determined presence. This past weekend at the NEPSAC Tournament at Portsmouth Abbey, Ethan won a pivotal match that helped Williston win its first team match of the season! It’s also worth noting that Ethan won several more games throughout the day! A star athlete with a kind but fierce demeanor, Ethan represents purpose, passion and integrity in all he does on the squash courts!

Dylan Fulcher-Melendy ‘20 –Girls Varsity Squash

Dylan is a quiet champion who has played with grace and integrity all season for the Wildcat girls varsity squash team. Throughout the New England Independent School Squash Championships Dylan demonstrated competitive excellence, personal kindness, and athletic integrity. She played four matches in less than 24 hours last weekend, finishing in fourth overall and first in class E (formerly class C).  Dylan arrived at the tournament as a sixth seed and defeated players in the division above her in route to one of the finest performances in Williston girls squash in the last decade. Not only did Dylan play well and hard on the court, but she drew praise from opponents and coaches alike for her spirited effort and positive respect. Widely sought out to referee the most challenging matches she proved to be a fantastic example of what Wildcat squash strives to be. When not officiating, Dylan coached her teammates to superb play.  Dylan’s effort on both sides of the glass helps explain why Williston finished four places above their original seeding and earned the Sportsmanship Award from our peer schools.

Julia Borden ’22- Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving

Julia was a big part of girls swimming and diving undefeated season. She capped off a great year by putting together the meet of her career at the Babcock Invitational on Saturday. She dropped significant time in route to finishing with a lifetime best race in her two individual events helping score critical points for the team in their win. She was also part of a gold medal and meet record setting 200 freestyle relay team. Her hard work and positive attitude throughout the season have certainly paid off and the team will look forward to her contributions for years to come.

Anna Sawyer ’24 – Girls Varsity Basketball

Anna has played a key role for the girls varsity basketball team this winter.  As the first front court player off the bench she has given valuable minutes throughout the season when called upon.  This past Saturday, she scored a career high 10 points in a road game at Class A Kent. Thanks to her work ethic, competitiveness and coachability, she has made great strides all winter on both ends of the court. Defensively, Anna has great court awareness and is well on her way to developing into a strong inside presence on offense as well.  Her teammates and coaches look forward to her continued growth for many seasons to come!

Joe Rees ’20- Boys JV Hockey

Throughout the season, Joe has been a positive force on the boys JV hockey team in all respects. In practices, Joe’s sense of humor and competitiveness contributed to our atmosphere of working hard and having fun. In games, Joe has been extremely versatile and happy to play either forward or defense to help the team, proving his team first mentality. As assistant captain, Joe led by example and consistently demonstrated a commitment to sportsmanship and positivity. In our final game against NMH, Joe played an active role making sure his teammates kept their emotions and actions in check on the ice in order to keep the game friendly and fun. This was an excellent example of the character Joe demonstrated all season for the Wildcats.

Leila Minkara ’21- Girls JV Hockey

Leila has shown tremendous growth, perseverance and a willingness to learn all season long for the girls JV hockey team. Brand new to skating and to the sport of ice hockey at the beginning of the season, she has worked hard to improve every part of her game and her efforts paid off when she scored her first goal of the season to help in the team’s shutout win over Vermont Academy. Leila is an inspiration to all with a smile on her face every day as she works through every challenge. She never gives up and sets goals for herself to mark her improvement. Her winning attitude benefits her coaches and teammates alike, and the squad looks forward to watching her continued growth and success next season.

Jake Kosmider ‘25-Boys Fourths Basketball

Every day of the season Jake has devoted his absolute best effort to the boys fourths basketball team. In practices and in games Jake is a serious, dedicated player who helps to raise the bar for his teammates. Equally fierce on both defense and offense, Jake gave his all every time he stepped on the court. Eager to learn, he made fantastic progress this season, especially in passing and shooting. Jake’s coaches and teammates have enjoyed working with him tremendously and congratulate him on a terrific first season of basketball!