Athletes of the Week

Eddie Howell ’24- Boys Varsity Squash

Novice to the boys varsity squash courts, Eddie played an impressive first match of the season last Wednesday against rival, St. Mark’s School. He was one of two players who racked up four games against their opponents, winning his second game, 14-12. Eddie’s signature lightning-speed serve kept his St. Mark’s opponent vying for the ball and trying to anticipate his next move. His growth mindset to quickly learn new squash strategies and continually push himself as an athlete has provided an excellent example for his teammates thus far. Eddie’s support for his teammates aligns with his appreciation for the collective purpose of the squash team-that the team is only as strong as each member. The Wildcats will continue to lean on Eddie as they move through the season.

Cora Webber ’22 -Girls Varsity Hockey

Cora had a great first week with the girls hockey team. As a five-year player, she brings experience, eagerness, and confidence to the defensive group. Cora played well in the team’s Jamboree at Berkshire on Wednesday stepping up and playing strong defense but also joining the offense. In the Wildcats 2-1 win over St. Paul’s, she scored the game-winner by jumping into the offense from the backside.  Cora has been playing well, continues to be a leader, and is playing in new roles for her team. Her coaches and teammates look forward to her continued efforts and leadership to help the group in the upcoming season.

Henry Wiemeyer ‘22- Boys Swimming & Diving

Henry started his senior year off with a bang this weekend for boys swimming and diving. In the team’s first meet of the season at home against Northfield Mt. Hermon, he recorded two first-place finishes, and his time in the 100 freestyle was a top-ten time in program history. Henry has worked tremendously hard in and out of the water, consistently for many years, to improve his ability. This work ethic has paid dividends in his performance but additionally has provided a strong example for his teammates. He has been a strong captain and teammate over the first few weeks and his coaches expect great things from Henry this season.

Ella Mattocks ‘22- Girls Swimming & Diving

Ella is off to a fantastic start to her senior campaign for girls swimming and diving. In the Wildcats’ first meet of the season on Saturday against Northfield Mt. Hermon, she dominantly finished with two first-place finishes and led two relays to first-place finishes as well. Ella is a strong vocal leader in practices and she backs this up by being one of the hardest workers in and out of the water. She has provided an excellent example for her teammates as to what hard work, determination and a positive attitude can provide. Her coaches and teammates will continue to rely on her for her leadership and strong performances as they move through the rest of the season.

Gianna Langone ’22- Girls Varsity Basketball

Gianna had a great start to the season for the Wildcat girls varsity basketball team this past weekend. She was a major contributing force in the team’s 58-37 win on the road at Kingswood-Oxford, scoring 12 points and proving a consistent defensive presence. Her leadership through example has helped to increase the level of competitiveness each day at practice and has been influential in the early development of the team. Gianna has a team-first type mentality and is looked up to by her peers, so much so, she was voted captain by her teammates. The Wildcats will need Gianna to be at her best this year as they traverse through a competitive and challenging season.

JP Giguere ’22- Boys JV Hockey

JP is a very talented goalie and dedicated student-athlete for the boys JV hockey team. His determination to always work hard in practices and maintain a positive attitude makes him an excellent role model for the younger players on the squad. JP’s talent and determination were on full display last Saturday in the team’s opening game against a deep and skilled Salisbury team. Despite facing many shots, JP gave up only four goals and made countless outstanding saves. His ability to cover the puck at strategic times allowed the team to make key line changes and compete hard to the very end of the game. The Wildcats will rely heavily on JP’s experienced play and positive leadership this season.

Ellie Parsons ‘24– Girls JV Basketball

During this first week of the season, Ellie has already shown tremendous heart, hustle, and teamwork, competing on the girls JV basketball squad. In the team’s first game at KO over the weekend, Ellie was thrown in as point guard for much of the game and took the position in stride. During the game, she hit an exciting three that had the crowd and her teammates on their feet. She even received a special shout-out from the ref after the game for her performance. The Wildcats will continue to look towards Ellie for her strong play and positive leadership this season.

Paul Wang ‘25 – JV Boys Squash

Paul has had a great start to the boys JV squash season. What has really stood out in the first week is his determination and focus. Playing up a slot at #1, he played Williston’s best game of the recent match vs. Berkshire by sticking with every point and utilizing his squash IQ to play strategic shots. He also fought off a very determined challenge for his #2 ladder position during tryouts this week coming back from losing the first game to win the match 2 games to 1. Paul is an inspiring teammate and brings a team first attitude to both practices and matches. His coaches and teammates anticipate a great season for him!