Athletes of the Week

Calvin Klumpp ’24- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Calvin had an outstanding race this past weekend as the boys cross country team took on NMH, Suffield, and Worcester.  Calvin ran one of the best races of his career and was a major reason why the boys team was able to defeat Suffield, Worcester, and division one powerhouse NMH.  Calvin worked hard over the summer and is a leading contributor to the team’s 4-0 start. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Calvin as they move through the rest of the season.

Violet Carroll ’25- Varsity Field Hockey

Violet has been a consistent contributor to the offense for 2 years now. This week, Violet was especially dangerous to the opposition with her numerous goals and assists. Violet just seems to have a motor that doesn’t stop as she is constantly pushing herself to get better at each practice. Violet is asking questions and is very coachable. Her contributions do not stop on the field; Violet is known to always be laughing and bringing positive energy to her teammates. The Wildcats will rely on her as they work through the rest of the season.

JC Clerveaux ’23- Varsity Football

JC had a huge game for the Wildcats in their 49-41 victory over Deerfield Academy. On the day JC rushed for 128 Yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 1TD. In the air JC had two catches, both for touchdowns. His first was a 66 yard touchdown and his second was a game sealing 46 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.  The Wildcats will continue to look to JC for his leadership and inspirational play.

Annika Jensen ‘23- Girls Varsity Soccer

Annika’s teammates and coaches were thrilled to have Annika back in the lineup this week. Her technical skills and game IQ is unmatched which was evident during the game against Kingswood Oxford. As a co-captain of the team, and someone the team counts on for her knowledge of the game, she consistently makes smart decisions on the field and keeps her composure no matter the situation. We look forward to utilizing and building off of Annika’s talent for the rest of the season!

Izzy Ireland ’23- Varsity Volleyball

As a returning senior and starter for the varsity squad, Izzy embodies many of the qualities that the coaches strive to foster. She strikes the right balanced deportment as the situation calls- fun and approachable when the day is long, calm and collected when the game is on the line, focused and diligent when there is work to do. This flexibility translates to her game. The preseason saw her utilized as a setter to distribute the ball to our hitters, but the opening games saw her shifted to outside hitter where she consistently makes the plays to keep us in games. Rather than being fazed by this usage, Izzy welcomes the call to help her team in the manner that we need. With the season fully underway, Izzy’s leadership and skill will be relied upon more than ever!

Getchell Gibbons ’23-Boys Varsity Water Polo

Getchell was outstanding in goal over the weekend against Hopkins and Exeter for the boys varsity water polo team. Both contests were very competitive, in part because Getchell made many amazing saves over the course of the day. Additionally, his quickness to the ball thwarted numerous fast break attempts by the opponents, and his accurate long passes enabled Williston to be successful. In leading the team defensively Getchell has made the unit a formidable one so far this fall.

Elle Ash ’25 – Girls Varsity Cross Country

In her second year on the girls varsity cross country team, Elle is continuing to be a leader. She ran a tough race from beginning to end at NMH on Saturday, her first race of the season, battling with the first Worcester runner to the finish line. Her training over the summer and hard work so far this fall came through! Elle was second in this four-team race and first for Williston, leading the way for the team in victories over NMH, Worcester, and Suffield. She pushes herself and others in practice as a supportive and strong teammate, making everyone better. The coaches look forward to Elle’s continued leadership, growth, and success throughout the season.

Gianluca Lanzilli ’23- Boys Varsity Soccer

Senior forward Gianluca Lanzilli has been on fire for the boys varsity soccer team this fall! The Guatemala City native trained hard this summer to prepare for a challenging season against top opposition. Lanzilli has scored an impressive 8 goals during the month of September. After recording a hat-trick at the start of the season against Hoosac, Lanzilli found the net once in a memorable come-from-behind win against Berkshire, and he recently scored 4 goals against a stingy Cushing side last Wednesday. Lanzilli’s confidence and work-rate is growing with every game, and the Wildcats will need him to play at his best when they face Class B rivals Pomfret, South Kent, and Westminster in the coming weeks.

Mia Pasternak ’28- Riding

Mia has shown positive enthusiasm and general determination in her quest to become a skilled equestrian and rider. Mia has what it takes to succeed. She’s putting in the work and has made lots of improvements in a short amount of time. Her coaches and teammates look forward to watching her grow this season.

Jackson Estes ‘24-Boys JV Cross Country

Jackson had a great race and was one of the leading runners as the boys JV team defeated NMH, Worcester, and Suffield. Jackson has been working very hard all season and sets a positive example for his teammates with his positive attitude and determination.  The team will continue to count on Jackson as the season unwinds this fall!

Katya Krasnovskaya ’24 – Girls JV Cross Country

In her first season on the team, Katya has established herself as a positive force on the cross country team. On Saturday at Northfield Mt. Hermon, Katya was the first JV finisher, just outside the top seven finishers for Williston. She was ahead of 10 varsity runners representing each of the other three schools and improved her 5K time by 1 minute and 47 seconds, a substantial improvement in one week. Katya trains hard during the week and is a great teammate, bringing energy, determination, and good spirit to every practice.

Audrey Capshaw ’27- Girls JV Field Hockey

Audrey stepped up to play goalie for the JV field hockey team when no one else would and she’s a natural! Aggressive, fast, and with a strong kick to clear the ball, Audrey has found her calling. In our first game against Miss Porters, Audrey had seven saves. Her positive attitude and energy make her a joy to coach! Her coaches and teammates look forward to seeing her continued growth in this new position as the season progresses.

Livia Locke ‘26- Thirds Volleyball

Livia has emerged as a positive role model and a leader after a great week of practice with the thirds volleyball team. She stepped up on her very first game day to lead all servers (on both squads) with 9 service points including a timely 6-point streak during the second game which forced a third and deciding contest. Livia’s positive energy and infectious love of the game make everyone around her better and the Wildcats look forward to watching her develop this season.

Maya Mallett ‘26- JV Volleyball

Maya has picked up the sport of volleyball incredibly quickly. She started playing just a couple of weeks ago and has already made an impact on the court in both of the first two matches. Against Hotchkiss during the season opener, she chased down several balls off the court and made several key passes defensively. Against Berkshire she was also a standout defensive player. Maya has already shown that she can anticipate the flow of play and be in the right spot at the right time, an invaluable skill. Moreover, Maya is relentlessly positive. Her coaches can’t remember ever seeing anything but a smile on her face. Her team first attitude is readily apparent in the way she gives every point her full attention and effort both on the bench and on the court.

Olivia Zaiken ’27- Girls JV Soccer

Olivia has had a great start to the season for the girls JV soccer team. She scored three goals in the squad’s first game to lead the team to a 5-0 victory. In the second game, Olivia helped us with steady play to a 0-0 tie against Kingswood Oxford. The Cats look forward to her continued contributions on the field this season.