Athletes of the Week


Nat Markey ‘20-Boys Varsity Cross Country

Nat has had a great first half of the season for the Wildcats. So great that he has consistently been the team’s #2 runner! His strong performance continued this week as he had an outstanding race on Saturday against Avon. He ran a smart race, making some big moves in the second half, attempting to catch Avon’s top runner. All the while setting a new personal record, running 17:46. Nat is a terrific role model for his teammates as he always gives his best effort and encourages his teammates to do the same.  The team looks forward to seeing Nat continue to make big contributions this fall.

Kate Holmes ‘19- Varsity Field Hockey

Kate has been a strong leader for the Wildcats from the midfield all season.  She supports the play from end line to end line and is responsible for about a third of the free hits that happen on the field.  Because of that, Kate is one player that can dictate the pace of play each game.  With incredible endurance and a competitive spirit that can pull anyone through a game, she has been a huge part of the team’s success this year. This weekend she finished a beautifully executed corner play to put the Wildcats on the board at Westminster. As a key player on offensive corners, the team will continue to look towards Kate to score more points and lead the team with a fiery competitiveness.

Cole Drugotch ’19-Varsity Football

Cole had a breakout game for the Wildcats this past Saturday. Traveling to Trinity Pawling, Cole racked up 15 catches for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns on offense helping to keep the team in the game. In addition to his offensive performance he also recorded 4 tackles on defense. He never left the field on either side of the ball and played incredibly hard until the final whistle. Cole’s competitiveness provides a great example for the team and the Cats will need his leadership for the remainder of the season.

Chloe Prouty ’20- Girls Varsity Cross Country

Chloe had her best race of the season on Saturday for the Wildcats. Competing against Miss Porters, a tough Division I opponent, she stepped up immensely. Chloe has had a strong season, placing in the top seven for the varsity team in all five of races this season. Against Porters however, she was exceptional, placing third for Williston and 5th overall, out of 31 runners.  This was the kind of race that the team needed from Chloe in order to beat a tough opponent, and Chloe came through with a huge race.  She ran a smart and aggressive race, and her time of 22:05 was excellent for the new course at Avon. The Wildcats will continue to look towards Chloe for her consistent performances this season.

Ari Koumentakos ‘19 -Boys Varsity Soccer

Ari has been a committed member of the boys soccer program for four years, and he has made the most of his opportunity to play with the varsity team this fall.  Despite facing some early season adversity, Ari has pushed himself and his teammates in practices, and in games to be better every day. He contributed valuable minutes in the Wildcats’ terrific 2-1 win over the Class A New England champions, Loomis Chaffee, on Saturday.  Ari’s speed and deceptive moves make him a dangerous attacking player with the ball at his feet. Ari leads his team by example by consistently being one of the hardest workers on and off the field.

Dylan Fulcher-Melendy ‘20– Girls Varsity Volleyball

Dylan has stepped up tremendously as a junior captain for the girls varsity volleyball team. She has led the way for the Wildcats on the court with her consistent high level of play. In the past week Dylan has proven to be a deadly server as she challenged both WMA and KO with over 10 points scored from serves alone. In practice, Dylan is always smiling and constantly working on improving her craft. She sets a great example for the squad as she is one of the hardest workers both on and off the court. Dylan has been the definition of “lead by example” this year and the Wildcats will lean on her leadership.

JiHee Liu ’21- Boys JVA Soccer

Jihee has had a terrific season for the JV A soccer team. This past week his success continued as he scored 2 goals to help the team earn a 2-1 victory over Eaglebrook. He was able to overcome great pressure as both of his goals came from break-a-way 1 v 1 beautifully executed goals. His stellar performance helped the team revenge an early season loss to a tough Eaglebrook squad. Additionally, JiHee played well against a very good Loomis team on Saturday, winning some 1 on 1 challenges and pestering Loomis’s defense. JiHee will continue to be a big part of the Wildcats’ offense this season.

Sam Yunes ‘23-Girls JV Soccer

Sam has been a strong force in goal and on the field so far this season for the girls JV soccer team. She is a tough player who battles through knocks and bruises that she sustains from her aggressive playing style. In goal, she is not afraid to pressure the attackers during one on one situations. She has made some great saves and is excellent at getting the team’s offensive attack started through her smart distribution of the ball. Sam embodies positivity and embraces a team first mentality. She brings fun and passion to the field and, through this, provides a fantastic example for the entire group.

Jack Long ‘20- Boys JV Cross Country

Jack has approached this season with purpose for boys’ cross country. His hard work has been rewarded with fast times! This weekend Jack ran an outstanding race at Avon. He took 1:40 off the previous week and recorded his best time of the season! Jack has emerged as a leader on the JV team and has provided a fantastic example for the younger guys on the squad. The team is proud of his improvement and efforts this season.

Ava Smith ’23- Girls JV Cross Country

Ava continues to train hard every day and brings her best efforts and enthusiasm to races every week.  Against Miss Porters on Saturday, Ava tackled the new course at Avon aggressively and with confidence, and she was part of the 1 through 5 sweep in the scoring of the JV race.  Ava looked strong throughout the race, attacking the hills and keeping her stride and momentum on the flatter parts of the course.  Her time of 26:24 was her best 5K, by almost 40 seconds. Ava placed 12th for Williston on Saturday, and she continues to climb the ladder on the team every week.