Athletes of the Week

Kaitlyn Williams ’23 – Girls Varsity Water Polo

Kaitlyn has been an amazing addition to the water polo team this season. She approaches each practice with attention to the details and a commitment to improvement. Her teammates appreciate her outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to improving both her skills as well as her teammates. On Friday in a 14-5 win against Deerfield, Kaitlyn was a dominating force on both ends of the pool. Offensively she scored 6 goals and added 2 assists to spark the team. As a defender, Kaitlyn displayed a keen game sense and tenacity, making 3 steals and denying many more passes and shots. In a short time, Kaitlyn’s presence has made a significant impact on the water polo program and they look forward to her continued contributions in seasons to come.

Zach Schmidt ’26- Boys Varsity Track and Field

Zach has been a strong competitor for the boys track and field program this season. Yet again he showed up strong as he had a great day against Worcester on Saturday. He began with the 1500 and ran a solid race to finish in the middle of a pack of Williston runners. Despite only practicing hurdles once before, Zach was determined to run the 300 hurdles. Sure enough, he showed no hesitation attacking the barriers during the race. While his form revealed his inexperience, his effort and drive were inspiring, with his teammates cheering him on from the sidelines. Despite facing adversity during the race he didn’t let it define his run as he immediately picked himself up and finished the last stretch strong. After the race, Zach was all smiles, and proclaimed that he’d be back next week. As just a 7th grader, Zach inspires with his enthusiasm and attitude, and his coaches and teammates know they will see more of him in the hurdles in the coming years.

Catie Spence ’24- Girls Varsity Track and Field

Catie has had a great season for the girls track and field team this spring. She continued her strong contributions as she had a great meet against Worcester on Saturday. She began with a quick lead-off leg in the 4×100, helping the girls to run a solid opening race. Later, she ran a personal best of 19.8 in the 100m hurdles – bettering her previous best by over half a second. Catie’s third event of the day was a win in the 300m hurdles in 52.6, again lowering her personal best by over half a second. To cap off the day, Catie ran the opening leg of the 4×400 relay. While the girls ran unopposed, she still put in a good effort and a quick pace on her leg. Catie’s consistency and improvement are a result of her hard work, and what has been seen from her so far is just the beginning. Combined with her willingness to jump into new events wherever needed, Catie is a terrific team player, and has been a great addition to the team.

Quinn Berry ’21- Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Quinn has been an important member of the Wildcats this season. A lockdown defender for the boys varsity lacrosse team, he often covers the opposing team’s number one threat. He helped the defense hold both opponents this past weekend to under 10 goals. Quinn consistently brings his best effort to each practice and game and, by doing so, has led an excellent example for his teammates. His teammates and coaches will miss his work ethic and inspiring play next year.

Isabel Baxter-Paris ’25- Girls Varsity Ultimate

Isabel has been a rising star on the ultimate field this spring. Her confident throws and timely cuts have helped propel the team down the field, most recently in the 13-3 win over the NMH JV where she scored 2 goals. Isabel is particularly strong at immediately making a cut off of turn overs, something that has led to great yardage gains and pulling her defender far out of position. Isabel has also been a huge contributor to creating a joyous and celebratory team dynamic with her leadership of cheers all season long!

Colin Larson ‘24 -Varsity Baseball

Colin has been an important player for the varsity baseball team this season. He had a huge hand in both the team’s wins over Worcester this past weekend. In the top of the 6th inning in Friday’s game at Worcester, Colin ripped a bases loaded triple to right center field to put Williston ahead 4-3 after being down 3-1. He earned the win on the mound by not giving up any runs in two and a third innings of relief, only giving up one hit in route to striking out three Hilltoppers. In Saturday’s 4-3 win, Colin shined in left field as he robbed not one but two home runs in the 4th inning, keeping the game close enough for he and his teammates to come back and get the win in extra innings. Though just a 9th grader, Colin has excelled in all aspects of the game this season. He is 2-0 as a pitcher, is hitting .323, has 5 stolen bases, and has made many difficult catches in the outfield. He comes to the park every day ready to work hard and help the team win and, by doing so, has led his team through example.

Lily Shields ’21- Girls Varsity Golf

Lily has been an important piece in the puzzle for the girls varsity golf team. Last Saturday Lily held off her Miss Porter’s opponent with a 2 & 1 match play victory at Tunxis CC in Farmington, CT.  She showed great resilience in claiming her first win of the season after losing to the same opponent two weeks ago. She maintained a steady hold on the match closing it out on the eighth hole. Lily’s hard work at the range with her driver and par three clubs paid off as she hit many fairways in the match. Lilly’s teammates and coaches appreciate the positivity and hard work that she brings daily.

Abby Booth ‘22 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Abby has been a crucial part of the girls varsity lacrosse teams success this season. She has demonstrated a team first mindset and mental toughness throughout the spring, and that was on full display throughout the week last week. Abby was locked in during practices, focusing on goalie training and fine-tuning her skillset for the home stretch of the season, and that culminated with her first Williston shutout in the team’s victory against Worcester Academy on Friday. Abby finished with six saves and made excellent decisions in the clearing game. The Wildcats are excited to see her continued growth between the pipes as they move into the final weekend of the season.

Jules Constantinople ’22- Varsity Softball

Jules has been a solid contributor throughout the season for the varsity softball season. She has led her team by example as she brings a fiercely competitive spirit and an outstanding work ethic. Against Cushing last week, Jules made a diving catch that could have been featured on ESPN’s sports center top 10! Against Worcester this past weekend, Jules decided the game for the Wildcats with her first ever grand slam. Jules has played every outfield position and has even had time at 3rd base, proving her team first mentality. As versatile as she is driven, Jules is a leader and the ultimate team player.

Dyson Haaland ‘23-Boys JV Tennis

As co-captain of boys JV tennis team, Dyson provides positive leadership during everyday practice and encourages his teammates to work hard. In this weekend’s home contest, Dyson came from behind for a big 8-6 win in the #3 singles slot, helping the Wildcats win its only home match of the season 7-2. His coaches and teammates appreciate his leadership through example and will continue to lean on him as they head into the final stretch of the season.

Kaitlyn Ondrick ‘24- Girls JV Lacrosse

Kaitlyn has been a cog in the wheel for the girls JV lacrosse team this season. A great player in her own right her presence is most felt by her leadership through example. She is always willing to help others learn skills and pushes herself and her teammates to be the best they can be! Additionally, she possesses an incredible level of speed and conditioning. Her teammates and coaches can’t wait to see her compete in the near future!

Kaden Green ’23- Thirds Baseball

Kaden has been an impact player for thirds baseball all season. He continued his strong efforts on Saturday as he pitched three strong innings against Eaglebrook tallying 7 strikeouts helping his team earn a 12-0 win. In addition to his strong performance on the bump he had a great day at the plate where he singled and scored twice. Kaden always brings a positive attitude and a strong work ethic and has led a strong example for all of his teammates.