Athletes of the Week

Lucy Hoyt ’25- Girls Varsity Cross Country

Lucy Hoyt, a 9th grader, has had an awesome start to the school year for the girls varsity cross country team. She won her first race for Williston outdistancing 35 runners in the tri-meet against Northfield Mount Hermon and Worcester on Saturday. Lucy continues to train hard during the week and to bring her A-game to every race.  Her time of 23:04 on our hilly home course is a very strong time for so early in the season, and it moves her from #11 to #8 on our all-time Honor Roll, a very unusual and impressive accomplishment for so young a runner. Lucy has put in everything that she has toward our team, not only as a competitive runner in races but as a supportive teammate as well. Lucy is improving each week, and she will no doubt be a major factor in all the team’s upcoming races.

Jeremy Dube ’24- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Jeremy joined the boys cross country team this year, is new to the sport, and has shown great improvement and potential thus far. Jeremy improved upon his first race time by nearly two minutes to finish as Williston’s #6 runner last Saturday, in the team’s quad-meet against NMH, Suffield, and Worcester. Jeremy comes to practice ready to run for and with his teammates each day. His positive attitude and strong work ethic have set a positive example for his teammates. His coaches and teammates are looking forward to seeing his progress this season!

Teaghan Hall ’22- Girls Varsity Soccer

Teaghan, a team captain, has been one of the backbones of the girls varsity soccer program’s defense all year long. She is a tireless worker and an unselfish leader and teammate, whose positive example has been felt by all.  She helps to raise the level of play as her competitive spirit in practice and games is second to none, helping to get the best out of everyone on the field. Teaghan consistently puts the needs of the team before her own. This team-first mentality has made her irreplaceable on and off the field for the Wildcats and has been critical in the teams’ strong start to the season. Her coaches and teammates will look to Teaghan all season for her exceptional athleticism and leadership.

Dallas Elliott ’22- Varsity Football

Dallas has been an important piece of the puzzle in varsity football’s season thus far. His excellent performances continued Saturday night as he did it all for the Wildcats against a talented team from Deerfield. Offensively, he finished the day with 5 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, he had a huge interception and then returned it 60 yards, deep into Deerfield’s territory. Additionally, he had several huge returns in the kicking game giving the Wildcat offense short fields, yet again helping the scoring attack. Dallas has worked hard all off-season and continues to do so at practice and lift. While this work has paid dividends in his game, the biggest impact is that it provides a strong example for each of his teammates. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Dallas and his example as they move through the rest of their season.

Audree Edmunds ’25- Riding

Audrey competed in her first Interscholastic and Equestrian Association competition and came away with a sixth-place ribbon. Her finish helped earn 1 point for the team which was crucial in helping the squad attain a 2nd place finnish in their first show of the season. Audrey rode smart and exemplified good sportsmanship and team spirit. Audrey leads by example every day and will continue to be a big part of the team this season.

Lorenzo Redaelli ’22- Boys Varsity Soccer

Lorenzo has dominated his opponents this season on the pitch for the boys varsity soccer team. The Italian center-back’s play in the heart of the Wildcats’ defense has helped the team match up against strong opposition like Hoosac, Berkshire, and Kiski. He was nearly flawless this past weekend competing in the NXT LVL showcase, where the Cats lost a close match to powerhouse Northwood School 1-0, and his teammates honored him recently by electing him captain alongside Pietro Briguglio and Aaron Gonzalez Sobrino. Williston will need Lorenzo’s strong performances to continue as they face Pomfret at home on Wednesday and South Kent on Saturday.

Kennedy Dawson ’22- Girls Varsity Volleyball

Kennedy has been an integral part of the girls varsity volleyball team for the past two seasons. Her recent play through the past seven days has been commendable. She gutted through adversity during a practice leading up to Saturday’s match, proving her team-first mentality. This critical effort raised the level of readiness for the team. In Saturday’s match versus Berkshire, her steady back row defense added an essential ingredient to the team’s transition to offense, helping sustain significant runs in the first and third set, ultimately leading the team to a 3-0 victory. Furthermore, Kennedy embodies a perseverance and focused intensity that serves as a foundation for the team. Her work ethic towards refining her volleyball skills this off-season as well as how she exerts all-out effort day in and day out in practice serves as an inspiration for all of her teammates. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Kennedy for her inspiring play and leadership as they move through the rest of the season.

Kaden Green ‘23- Water polo

Kaden has had a great start to the season for the boys water polo program this fall. He has consistently been a hardworking and positive member of the squad and has made great improvements in his play. This is without a doubt due to how he approaches each practice and dryland training session, as he brings with him an inquisitive mind and a fearless work ethic. He provides a great example for his teammates on how to approach each day, helping to raise the level of effort and contribution from each of the players on the squad. He took advantage of extended playing time this past week by scoring two goals in a big win against Westminster. The Wildcats look forward to watching Kaden’s continued growth this season.

Olivia Lawry ’22- Varsity Field Hockey

Olivia has had a great start to the season for the Wildcat varsity field hockey team. She continued her great season by adding a hat trick to her career stat line, matching up against a tough squad from Kingswood-Oxford on Saturday. Despite her talented play, Olivia’s impact is felt most by other types of contributions to the team. She has quietly been one of the team’s hardest workers and has improved every day over the last few years. She has worked tremendously hard each off-season, as well as in season, to improve and her work ethic has provided proof to her teammates that hard work does indeed pay dividends. She has a natural way of combining this strong work ethic with a sense of fun, and it has a positive effect on her teammates. Her teammates and coaches are excited to see what Olivia can do during her senior campaign.

Nik Desai ’22- Boys JVB Soccer

Since the beginning of the JV B soccer season, Nik has shown a great deal of leadership and skill. Nik works hard during practice, and he is always willing to help players with less experience in the sport of soccer. During the squads’ first game on Wednesday against Cushing, he played very well, and he was constantly supporting his teammates on the field. Nik has already become an important part of this team and his coaches and teammates will depend on his leadership through example and inspiring play for the remainder of the season.

Brooke Cherewatti ’27- JV Field Hockey

Brooke started the season with a bang for the Williston JV field hockey team, scoring one of two goals against Miss Porter’s in her debut contest. Brooke shows up every day ready to learn and improve at practice and she has grown tremendously because of it.  She is consistently hardworking and is always enthusiastic, which rubs off on all who are around her. Brooke’s teammates and coaches look forward to seeing more great field hockey from Brooke this season.

Bella Marinello ‘26– Girls JV Volleyball

Bella has had a fantastic start to the season for the girls JV volleyball team. Her strong play was highlighted as she was a standout performer in the team’s matches last week against Hotchkiss and Berkshire. Stepping into the setter role for the first time, and onto the floor in her first competitive volleyball match ever, she set up most of the team’s attacks and also provided strong serving and passing, assisting the squad in many ways. Bella frequently asks her coaches, “what can I do better?” and this attitude as well as her commitment to act on the advice she receives has resulted in tremendous skill improvement over just a couple of weeks. Her coaches look forward to watching Bella’s continued growth on the floor and will rely on her team-first mentality and strong play as they move through the rest of the season.

Ava Richardson ’26- Girls JV Soccer

Ava had an excellent week in net for the girls JV soccer team, playing two full games against Bement and KO.  Against Bement she helped lead the team to a 3-2 victory, coming up with critical saves which kept the Wildcats’ winning chances alive. During the match against KO, she held the opponents to zero goals up until the final 10 minutes of the game. Ava is fearless in the net, always willing to throw her body in any direction to make the save. She is consistently working hard each day to improve her skills, and she will continue to be an integral part of the team’s success. The Wildcats are looking forward to watching her grow this season!