Athletes of the Week

Caleb Boyko ’23 – Varsity Baseball

In 3 games this past week, Caleb went 3-9 at the plate with 2 HR’s, 8 RBI, and 4 runs scored. In the team’s 17-3 win over WMA, Caleb broke the game open with a grand slam. Against FGS, he launched a 3-run HR in the first inning to set the tone for the game in a 11-0 win. Caleb also pitched well in a non-league contest vs Westminster, going 4 and a third innings giving up only 2 hits. As one of the team’s captains, Caleb has been a steady presence as a leader and brings enthusiasm and focus to the park every day.

Louisa Coughlin ’23 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Louisa leads by example, positivity and encouragement every moment of every practice and game. Her skill is defined by relentless effort and consistency. Over three games this week, she has led the Wildcats to a 2-1 record with wins over Cheshire and Miss Porter’s, and she finished the week with four goals and four assists. In a closely contested loss to Berkshire, Louisa subbed off the field from her midfield position just once for the shorthanded Wildcats, highlighting her outstanding conditioning and willingness to do what is best for the team. She is a respectful yet fierce competitor, representing Williston with tremendous integrity.

Maggie Fay ’25 – Varsity Softball

Maggie has had a stellar start to the season – both on the mound as our starting pitcher and at the plate on offense! In their first game against Ethel Walker, she had 10 strikeouts and went 3 for 4 at the plate. Against Suffield, Maggie’s bat was dominant once against going 4 for 4 including two doubles. Her consistency and poise has earned her a vital place in the lineup and she’s the team’s “go-to” defensive leader demonstrating grit and determination on a regular basis.  We are eager to see what the rest of the season has in store for Maggie Fay!

Max Fujimori ’23 – Boys Track & Field

Max has been a stalwart leader on the team all season. He remains focused and deliberate with drills and workouts, and in this manner leads superbly by example. Likewise, his performances during our first meet helped led the boys to decisive wins over Berkshire and Canterbury. Max began his day by matching his PR in the high jump; he jumped 5’10” to win the event. Later, he ran a blistering 23.6 in the 200, also tying his PR from the end of last year. Both marks are excellent starting places. Max ended his day by anchoring the winning 4×400 team in a quick split. According to his coaches, his focused leadership and points scored creates a culture that makes the team better.

Jurnee Jones ’23 – Girls Track & Field

Jurnee has provided incredible leadership all season, not just with her fellow throwers, but with the team as a whole. This attitude was again on display in the meet against Berkshire. Jurnee began her day by throwing a PR of 30’1″ in the shot – a distance that moves her up to 8th place in school history – to win the event. Later, she threw 69’6″ to win the disc. Interestingly, that tied her PR from two years ago – also against Berkshire! Between throws, Jurnee was supporting her fellow throwers, and upon the completion of the throws, she moved over to the track to help and cheer on her teammates there. The Wildcats won the meet handily with not only Jurnee’s points scored but also due to her notable leadership.

Tyler Kirk ’23 – Boys Varsity Golf

Tyler has been one of the boys varsity golf team’s most consistent performers so far this season. He is a talented golfer who keeps his focus on the next stroke. When he hits a poor shot, Tyler puts it behind him and never appears rattled. More often than not, he manages to make up lost strokes as his round progresses. His focus, determination, and positive outlook serves as an inspirational reminder to his teammates to play hard and stay committed until the final putt is holed. Tyler will undoubtedly play a big part in the team’s success this season.

Kaitlyn Williams ’23 – Girls Water Polo

Kaitlyn has had a significant role in the girls water polo team’s amazing start to the season. This spring she has worked hard at mastering her new role as the primary center forward and over the weekend she had the chance to show her versatility against our strongest opponents yet, Deerfield and Greenwich Academy. Kaitlyn can play the position using both hands, which is a rare feat in the sport, and makes her very hard to defend. As a result, the opposition is required to double or triple team her opening up the team’s accurate outside shooters for uncontested shots. Kaitlyn’s presence in the pool makes the water polo team a formidable foe.

Chase Livingston ‘24 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Chase’s positive attitude and energy continues to impress the coaching staff. In our game Saturday chase was a Swiss-army knife on the field for us, playing offense, defense and taking the wings on faceoffs. Coaches share that Chase is a pleasure as he yearns to get better every day by asking questions and implementing coaching points directly into his game. They are looking forward to the remainder of the season together.

Ashley Zhang ’26 – Girls Varsity Tennis

Ashley played an amazing match on Wednesday at Cushing Academy. Playing #4 singles, her opponent was a senior captain. The match became a marathon. With long games with even longer points, Ashley prevailed 8-6 after trailing 5-6. Her victory helped the girl’s varsity tennis team win their first match of the season.  The team will continue to count on Ashely to bring her poise and competitive spirit to each match this season!

Ricardo Nieves ’25 – Varsity Ultimate

Ricardo has quickly become a dominant receiver and defender in Ultimate. He is a matchup nightmare for opposing teams with his size, speed, and hands. He is starting to fit into the proper flow of the game, adding good decision-making to his list of skills. In their three games this week, he caught 13 goals and threw 4 more, also showing off great athletic plays in our featured game on Sawyer.  The team will continue to look to Ricardo for outstanding play as the season unfolds.

Mayphia Zhou’24 – Girls Varsity Golf

In the team’s first match of the season, Mayphia earned two points for Williston with victories over Hotchkiss’s number one player, 2 up and over Ethel Walker’s top player, 3 & 1. She made par on her last four holes at Wintonbury Hills to seal both victories for her team. On Saturday, Mayphia got off to a strong start in a tri-match with Taft and Westminster before the match was canceled due to inclement weather. Mayphia’s off season efforts to improve her short game and distance control have made a significant difference in her scoring. She encourages her teammates at each practice and match and is always quick to compliment a good shot her opponent makes during competition.

Beckett Dunham ’27 – Boys JV Lacrosse

Beckett had a great week of practice. As a seventh grader, he is working hard and is quickly becoming a leader on offense. He had a breakout game last Thursday against Rectory scoring three goals. He played aggressively resulting in controlled ground balls and second-chance offense. This lifted the Wildcats to a 14-5 win.  The team will continue to count on Beckett’s strong play as they tackle the remaining portion of their schedule.

Niamh Cleary ’25 – Girls JV Lacrosse

Niamh was instrumental to JV girls lacrosse’s success this past week. She was a big part of the defensive plan during the win against Miss Porters, played goalie (!!) in the game against Rectory and then played the entire game against Berkshire on Saturday while we were short players.  Niamh always maintains a cheerful outlook and inspires those around her to do what is needed!  The team will continue to look to her for her steady, reliable contributions as the season unfolds.

Henry Sanders ’26 – JV Baseball

Henry has pitched in each of our first 3 games this season and has had improved outings each time. He has good command of his pitches and keeps opposing hitters off balance. Offensively, Henry is off to a strong start as well, leading the team with an .800 on base percentage. The Wildcats will look forward to seeing what he can do in the back half of the season!

 Shea Huntley ’24 – JV Softball

Shea has been an enthusiastic participant and leader for the JV softball team, bringing energy and positivity to practices and games. As a pitcher, she gave up just five hits and had two defensive put outs against Miss Hall’s School last week. Offensively, she was aggressive on the basepaths, stealing five bases and scoring two runs. The team has benefitted from Shea’s experience and hard work both on the field and off, and they are looking forward to her continuing contributions!

 Peter Suranunt ’26 – Boys JV Tennis

Every team benefits from a team member who can keep a light-hearted spirit, especially during grueling hot afternoon practices or tough defeats. Peter is one of these kinds of players. His laughter is infectious, and he is the rare player who engages in friendly banter with his opponents during matches. On Wednesday at Loomis, Peter stopped mid-point when his opponent slipped on the court to see if he was okay. Despite losing this point he showed great sportsmanship to the astonishment of the opponent’s spectators – serving as the kind of ambassador that represents the school well. On top of that, Peter mounted a comeback that completed a rare double victory in JV tennis winning his singles match at #5 and teaming up with Douglas Warner at doubles #2.

Maya Zesiger ’25 – Girls JV Tennis

Maya is an invaluable member of the girls JV tennis team. Her commitment to the sport, kindness, positivity, and willingness to lead is exceptional. She is a role model, always supporting other players by feeding balls and leading warm-up stretches. Maya is also a talented player with strong groundstrokes and a precise serve.  She never solely relies on her steady foundational skills. Maya is determined to improve and adopt coaching suggestions for doubles and singles play. She is excited to recognize her accomplishments and look forward to seeing what Maya does in the remainder of the season!