Athletes of the Week

Felix-Antoine Bouchard ’23- Varsity Football

Felix had a great game for the varsity football team this past Saturday. Covering Brunswick’s best player almost the entire game, Bouchard completely shut him down. While covering this player, Felix didn’t give up a single reception, a testament to his ability and physical motor. Bouchard’s team first attitude and relentless work ethic have been invaluable for the Wildcats this season and his coaches and teammates will continue to rely on him as they work through the rest of the challenging season ahead.

Ava Hunter ‘24- Varsity Girls Soccer

Ava stepped up considerably this past week for girls varsity soccer, playing in her first varsity game on Wednesday against Deerfield. She proved that she is not only capable of playing at this level but was a major asset to the team with her work ethic and focus. She puts pressure on her opponents which turns into scoring opportunities for her teammates. She continued her strong performance on Saturday against Berkshire as she recorded her first varsity goal. She is a coachable and extremely hard-working player, and the Wildcats are lucky to have her on the team!

Jabari Decoteau ’23- Boys Varsity Soccer

Jabari, a senior defender, has been an integral part of boys varsity soccer’s strong start to the season. The Brooklyn native’s dominant play helped the Wildcats to big wins over Hoosac School and Berkshire earlier this season. Decoteau has also demonstrated great leadership skills in team meetings and during the run of play while directing the team from the back. Jabari will need to be at his best in the coming weeks when the Wildcats square off against Class A powers Choate, Loomis, and Taft.

Katherine Kang ’23- Varsity Field Hockey

Katherine, a 4-year member of the varsity field hockey team, has had a great start to the season. She has stepped into her role as captain with confidence and enthusiasm. This season Katherine is an integral part of the team’s successes. Katherine is involved in many passing series resulting in goals and has bought into strong defensive play. She has been consistent and reliable during corner plays, even tipping in a goal against Berkshire. Katherine is an incredible leader, and we have no doubt she will continue to find success! Her coaches and teammates will rely on her contributions as they work through the challenges of the remainder of the season.

Jeff Warner ‘24- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Jeff had his best meet of the season this past weekend against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford.  He ran a personal best time and scored for the first time in a varsity meet, placing fifth overall.  Jeff works extremely hard in practice and is very determined to be the best runner he can possibly be.  The coaches are very enthusiastic about Jeff’s progress and look for more good performances from him during the remainder of the season.

Coraly Siegel ’23- Girls Varsity Cross Country

Coraly’s motivation and overall performance in cross country are intrinsic to her commitment to her team. This past weekend, Coraly showed just how strong she is in the sport. She came in 3rd in the varsity race with her personal best time of 23:31. This outstanding performance puts her in the 11th position on the course “Honor Roll”. Coraly has been showing consistent improvement this season and has everything it takes to continue to be a top runner for Williston.

Jack Coscia ’23- Boys Varsity Water Polo

Jack stood out this past week with his consistent leadership both in practice and in two crucial games for the Wildcats. Against Loomis Jack scored 4 goals and added one assist in a 15-3 win. Against Suffield, Jack was huge as a shutdown defender against their top player while contributing a goal on the offensive end. As a six-year member of the team, Jack’s experience and maturity in and out of the pool has had a major impact on the team during its current winning streak. The Cats will continue rely on his leadership and strong play as they move through the rest of the season.

Kat Martini ‘26 – JV Volleyball

Kat was a dominate presence on the JV volleyball court both on serving and defense over the past week. She opened the team’s Friday home match against Berkshire with ten straight service points, including seven aces, to lead the Wildcats to an 11-0 start to that match. This set the tone for the match and made Kat instrumental in the underdog victory, avenging an early season loss to the same opponent. She has also been essential to our defense by hustling after every ball without hesitation and setting a strong standard of communication. Earlier in the week, against a strong Deerfield side, Kat again had several service aces, a notable attack in game 2 and several clutch passes.  Kat has also been a supportive team player both on the sidelines and in practice. She has been relentlessly positive all season and is always demonstrating her team first mentality. Her coaches know that this is just the start of a very strong season for Kat.

Chase Livingston ’24- Boys JVA Soccer

JVA Boys soccer got back on track in terms of focus and play, and Chase Livingston was a significant part of that on both fronts. Adapting to a new, more advanced position in the midfield, he scored the first Williston soccer goal in his career, on a lovely give and go play, finishing with his left foot into the corner during the recent 4-0 win against Millbrook. Chase’s competitive spirt and excellent endurance are qualities any coach would want to have in a player. Chase will continue to play a key role for the Wildcats all season long.

Charlotte McDowell ‘ 27– Thirds Volleyball

The Wildcats lost a couple of tough games this week, but Charlotte McDowell has been a bright spot. Charlotte loves volleyball, and she makes everyone around her love it too.  Whether it is getting to practice early to help put up nets, staying late, or just being there for her teammates and coaches, Charlotte is a leader and role model. Her serves have improved and are now among the most consistent on the team. It was those serves that kept the Wildcats in the game against EHS in a close third set. Charlotte’s coaches and teammates look forward to her continued positive contributions as they move through the rest of the season.

Emmett Gould ‘26-Boys JV Cross Country

Emmett had a breakout performance against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford this past weekend and improved his personal best time by over 60 seconds from the previous meet. Emmett is new to the sport this year and has been working very hard since the first day of practice. He has a great attitude and is a positive member of the team. The coaches are very excited to have Emmett in the program and think he has a stellar career in front of him.

Abby Muscato ‘24- JV Field Hockey

Abby has been a leader on the JV field hockey team from day one.  Her positive attitude, effort, and energy have set a great example for everyone on the team.  Abby tries her best in every practice and game and she’s everyone’s greatest cheerleader, proving her team first mentality. The Wildcats thrive under her leadership and example and her coaches look forward to more great play and strong leadership from her in the second half of the season.

Melo N’Kumbu ’26- JV Football

Melo has made a huge impact on the JV football season thus far. Playing on both sides of the ball, Melo’s presence is particularly felt on the defensive side of the ball. On Thursday, against a much bigger Loomis squad, Melo made several key plays in the backfield forcing many Loomis 3rd and longs. The Wildcats will continue to look forward to Melo for playmaking as the team competes in the remaining games of the season.

Katy Guo ’24- Girls JV Cross Country

Katy has been working harder and harder each week in cross country and has shown what hard work can achieve in this sport. This past weekend, she ran a hard race against Westminster and Kingswood-Oxford. She moved up in position at each mile point and ended up as the first JV finisher for Williston placing 3rd in the JV race with her personal best time of 28:04. The Wildcats have certainly noticed all of her hard work and they are excited to see where her continued growth takes her this season.