Athletes of the Week

Juno Aselton ’25 – Girls Varsity Water Polo

Juno has been outstanding in goal this spring, and this past weekend she was at her best against Exeter. Making 13 saves in the contest, as well as supporting some of her less experienced teammates in the field on Saturday, Juno’s strength between the posts was invaluable. Additionally, Juno is excellent with her long pass accuracy which starts Williston’s amazing fast break attack. In practice she is always the first one in the water ready to tackle the practice of the day. Juno’s contributions will be counted on this weekend as the Wildcats face their toughest challenge to date – the Cardinals from Greenwich High School.

Javier Barrera Gorostiza ’24 – Boys Varsity Track & Field

Javier is new to the team this year and he has jumped right in across multiple events. This was on display at the Hunt Deerfield Relays, where he competed in four different events! Javi began his day by filling in on the 4×100 relay where his split was fast and his handoffs were clean. From there he began the high jump competition only to check out to run the 4×400. Javi provided a very fast split around the track and then headed right back to the high jump. He would end up jumping an impressive 5’8″ on tired legs before returning to the track once more for an admirable leg on the 4×200 relay. Each time we needed an athlete on a relay, Javi volunteered, and the team was lucky to have his athleticism and teamwork. His willingness to compete and can-do energy were appreciated!


Emily Crovo ’23 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse

Emily is the consummate teammate and captain on a daily basis. She started the week as one of our top midfielders, playing a tireless game against a talented Westminster opponent in an 8-6 loss on Wednesday. She prepped for Saturday’s game with the same role in mind and started the game at midfield. After a slow start on the defensive end, Emily was moved to play defense, in an effort to bolster the unit that was missing two starters, and she teamed with the rest of our defenders to lock down Millbrook in a dominant second half performance. Her team-first attitude is constant and genuine, and her effort level and leadership are remarkable.

Joe Easton ’23 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Joe had an awesome two games for the boy’s lacrosse team despite their two tough OT losses. The first loss came to Wilbraham and Monson Academy where Joe had a breakout game scoring 5 goals and adding an assist. Against Cushing Academy, he had another solid performance where he did a great job distributing the ball as a feeder and supporting our defense while we were clearing. It is not all about statistics for Joe as he has truly become a great leader for our team. He leads through example, shows our team what it means to show up to practice every day ready to give 100% effort and apply coaching tips directly into his game.

Pimm Kanchanatip’26 – Girls Varsity Golf

Pimm made great improvements over the past week in her team’s two matches. Playing in her first two complete varsity matches, she tied her Ethel Walker opponent on Wednesday and narrowly lost her Hotchkiss match on Saturday, 2 up on the final hole. Pimm is determined to improve her short game and ball striking as the season progresses!

Jenna Guglielmi ’23 – Varsity Softball

Jenna Guglielmi has been a standout for girls’ varsity softball this season. She has maintained brick wall status as our shortstop, coming up with big plays and aiding the early success of the team. Last week against Miss Porter’s, she had a banner day going 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run, 2 doubles, a single and 7 RBISs.  The team feels very lucky to have Jenna on the team this spring and can’t wait to witness her continued success!

Teppei Morita ’26 – Boys JV Golf

Teppei was our soul victor in a 1-5 loss versus Eaglebrook on Saturday. He won his last hole with a beautiful shot off the tee that landed about two feet from the hole. He tapped it in for a birdie to secure his match victory. Teppei’s skill continues to develop over the season and the team is looking forward to his contributions in the remaining half of the season.

Addison Perich ’27 – Girls JV Lacrosse

Addison has played very well this season and she has been an offensive force scoring goals in 3 of our 5 games. Notably and more recently, she scored against a formidable opponent Westminster, alongside her teammate Lauren Counter. Addison is a speedy midfielder with a great competitive spirit. Her ability to see the field and be an option for her teammates on the field is bolstered by her determination and positive attitude!

Zach Pincus ’23 – Boys Varsity Tennis

Behind the scenes, Zach is the battery that makes the boys’ varsity tennis team tick. From representing Williston through the admission process and hosting potential players to scouting local tournaments and teams, Zach lives and breathes the regional tennis circuit. He is the type of teammate that starts examining the match schedule in January and scours rival school websites to find any edge he can leading up to gameday. While most players are focused on the day ahead, Zach is thinking in years, not only helping us to build a winning team today but a championship team ten years down the road. He is humble on the court, dedicated to personal improvement, and this past Saturday he earned his first start at #2 doubles against a talented NMH team. We’re all grateful for the care he shows on a minute-to-minute basis and the competitive edge he gives us each match.

Nolan Puglisi ’23 – Varsity Baseball

Nolan beat Frederick Gunn School on Wednesday, going 6.1 innings and striking out 9 batters. He was also 2-4 in the game with 2 RBI. In a 4-3 loss to Canterbury, Nolan was 1-3 with an RBI single to keep a 7th inning rally going. Over the course of the season, Nolan has been a team leader who plays with competitiveness and enthusiasm. He is a complete player who will be relied on both on the mound and at the plate if the Wildcats are to make a run at the post-season in the competitive WNEPBL.

Annika Song ’25 – Girls Varsity Tennis

Annika was responsible for two important victories in this week’s girls’ varsity tennis match against Cushing Academy. She played a very smart singles match where she relied on her strong top spin forehand to defeat a consistent and determined opponent. Annika followed up that match by winning at #1 doubles with her partner, Mia Townshend, to give Williston the lead in the match just before the rain started.  Annika brings a positive attitude and an easy smile to practice each day. She is learning to use the variety in her game to her advantage on the court, and her coach and teammates are excited to watch her compete the remainder of the season!

Gunnar Tebo ’23 – Varsity Ultimate

In his first season playing ultimate, Gunnar quickly learned the game and has become a critical part of the team. He works hard during practice and games, often covering the fastest player on the opposite side, while running hard on offense to keep things moving. He has caught 13 goals on the season and has made a much bigger contribution to the team’s flow in the middle of the field. Gunnar also threw the game-winning goal in our comeback victory over Hotchkiss this weekend. His coach and teammates are looking forward to the back half of the season with Gunnar’s significant contributions.

Doug Warner ’26 – Boys JV Tennis

One of the primary driving forces for playing sports has always been fun. Douglas enjoys the sport of tennis. He takes the many unexpected, gratifying, and fantastic moments athletics provides to laugh out loud and embrace the joy of the occasion.  During drills, challenge matches, matches that count, even during warmups and team announcements, Doug brings his awareness that there are opportunities to appreciate the privilege of being healthy with a united group on beautiful facilities playing a game for amusement (yes for bonding, for excellence, for the challenge, but also for the fun of it all). Over the past week, Douglas has emerged victorious to the tune of two doubles victories (against Rectory and W&M) with two different partners. Since the season has begun, he has gleefully taken any match given to him from singles to doubles to extra matches during practice and matches. His positivity and joy and on-court adaptability has supported the esprit de corps of the team.

Olivia Zaiken ’27 – Girls Varsity Track & Field

Olivia is new to the team this year and has already made a big impact. In just her first year running track, Olivia decided to pick up the hurdles. All season, she has been working hard on her speed and endurance, and this past week, she worked hard in practice to get the technique and rhythm over the barriers down. In the mid-week meet, she put those skills to good use. To start her day, Olivia ran 20.77 in the 100m hurdles to finish second. She was strong and smooth over all ten barriers. Later, she ran 58.15 to win a tough 300m hurdle race. Both times qualify her for the NEPSAC championships next month. Great work, Olivia!

Zoe Zhang ’25 – Girls JV Tennis

Zoe is a fantastic player! During our latest game against Suffield Academy, she played singles and won her doubles game with Cici Cao 8-3. Zoe demonstrated excellent leadership and communication on the court, never giving up, and always playing with a ton of heart and determination. Furthermore, her serves have proven to be unstoppable: powerful and consistent, they gain topspin each practice. We are so proud and delighted to announce Zoe as JV girls tennis athlete of the week!