Athletes of the Week

Austin Briggs ’24-Boys Varsity Soccer

Senior Austin Briggs has started the fall off well for the Wildcats at right back and at forward. The North Carolina native demonstrated great athleticism while marking dynamic opponents against Hoosac and High Mowing, and he has proven to be an offensive threat from the backline by providing crosses to his teammates in the box. His versatile play for the varsity team came in handy in a 1-0 win over High Mowing this past Sunday in the Philadelphia Showcase.  Austin was recently elected captain by his teammates, and his leadership will be an important part of the team’s success this fall. The Wildcats will rely on Austin for his strong play and leadership in action this week against Pomfret and Woodstock.

Olivia Ferebee ‘25- Girls Varsity Soccer

During the Cat’s only game this week against Kingswood-Oxford, Liv played strong and quick on defense, stepping in front of her opponent and winning balls time and time again. She has a relentless attitude that really stood out at the game on Saturday. Liv is always willing to do what is best for the team and proved this by jumping into multiple positions this past week without hesitation.  She is a major contributor to the varsity soccer team with her consistency, work ethic and all around great attitude! Not only does she push herself on and off the field, but she challenges each teammate to be a better player and teammate. The Wildcats will continue to look to Liv for her inspiring play and leadership through example as they move through this season.

Brody Richardson ‘26- Boys Varsity Cross Country

Brody had a tremendous race on Saturday coming in second at the boys varsity cross country meet with Northfield Mount Hermon and Worcester Academy. Brody ran with the top runners from the other schools the entire race and showed excellent form at this point in the season. He demonstrated strong mental fortitude and toughness, and the coaches are very excited to watch him continue to progress during the season.

Zola Piekarski ’26- Varsity Field Hockey

Zola has started this season off strong for the varsity field hockey squad as a role model to many new players on the team. Her work ethic and helpful pointers have helped many to improve in a short amount of time. Frequently, Zola is up at the field working on her shot or other technical skills. After practice, she often wants to stay longer to keep perfecting her craft. This paid off against Miss Porter’s where Zola scored a hat trick and was involved in numerous other goals. Zola’s coaches and teammates look forward to watching Zola continue to blossom as a field hockey player and leader!

James Elliott ’24- Varsity Football

James has had a great start to the season for varsity football. His strong contributions continued this week as he did it all for the Wildcats Saturday night, in a 57-28 win over Phillips Andover. James started the game at QB and was 6/6 passing for 51 yards and a touchdown. His ability to adjust on the fly and play this position proved his team first mentality. Adding to his stat line, he also had 9 catches for 79 yards and 3 touchdowns from his receiver position and had one rushing attempt for 12 yards. James’ coaches and teammates appreciate his team first attitude and leadership through example, and they will continue to rely on him as they move through their competitive schedule.

Addie Eakin ’27- Girls Cross Country

Addie, a freshman, continues to embody resilience and team spirit despite any obstacles she faces. Competing against Worcester Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon on Williston’s home course this past Saturday, Addie not only persevered but also achieved a personal best time, showcasing her unwavering commitment to improvement. Addie remained a positive force all week for herself and for her teammates, offering support and encouragement. The coaches look forward to Addie’s continued leadership, growth, and success throughout the season.

Herrick Stevenson ’25- Boys Varsity Water Polo

Herrick has taken on a leadership role both in and out of the pool for water polo this season. Setting a strong example with his work ethic and attention to detail in practice, Herrick has proven to be a versatile and important contributor to the progress of the team so far this season. This past weekend, Herrick was tasked to defend against the opponent’s top players and was very effective in the role. Additionally, he scored 4 goals and even played a quarter in the goal! Herrick has set an impressive standard for the young Wildcat water polo team to follow.

Nina Coffee ’26- Varsity Volleyball

Nina has had a tremendous week for the girls varsity volleyball team. She was a strong presence on and off the court, a consistent middle hitter, blocking many shots at both of our home games this week, Wednesday versus Hotchkiss and Saturday versus Berkshire. Nina took direction during practice seriously, applying new skills during each game and reminded all of us how hard work can directly benefit game time. The team is looking forward to Nina’s infectious energy and perseverance to try her best throughout each set as they take on Pomfret and Stoneleigh Burnham in the first away game of the season!

Isabel Sorkin-Camacho ’10- JV Volleyball

Isabel’s calm, positive presence helped ground everyone in practice for the JV volleyball team this week despite some tough games. She is always willing to help and puts her best foot forward on and off the court. On court, Isabel shined in both home games this week serving 7 aces on Saturday’s game and almost as many on Wednesday. Her positive attitude and dedication to the sport set a great example for other players, and her coaches are excited to see her grow even stronger as the season progresses.

Beckett Dunham ‘28-Boys JV Cross Country

Beckett has been working hard during practice and his work paid dividends as he made huge progress in his second cross country race against Northfield Mount Hermon and Worcester Academy.  Beckett took nearly 3:00 off his time from last week’s race! The coaches are confident that Beckett will continue to improve throughout the season.

Casey Mattis ’27- Thirds Volleyball

Since the start of thirds volleyball season, Casey has brought a contagious energy to the gym with her effort and positive attitude. She makes those who surround her better through her high fives and helpful feedback. During the team’s win over Cheshire, Casey scored a game high 15 total points to help propel her team to a 3-1 match victory. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Casey for her leadership through example as they march through the rest of the season.

Logan Cherewatti ’24- Boys JVA Soccer

Logan earned the shutout win against Eaglebrook’s Varsity team this past Wednesday for Williston’s JVA soccer team and helped keep the score in check against an explosive Fessenden team in one of the teams three scrimmages this past Saturday. Additionally, he played extensive, strong minutes in the outside back position during a scrimmage against Eaglebrook. Logan is a smart player who has developed good instincts, making him one of the Wildcats most versatile players. In addition, he is a fearless, proactive goalkeeper, helping to keep opponent’s shots from crossing the goal line. His coaches say he is a pleasure to work with and is someone who always seems to rise to meet the challenge.

Acacia Nickeo ‘27– JV Field Hockey

Acacia scored the lone goal in JV field hockey’s 1-0 win over Porters on Wednesday in the first quarter! She’s got a great sense of the field, makes good passes, and takes lots of shots on goal. Acacia’s offensive presence has been a big part of the Cats’ early success this season. In practice she’s got a positive energy that motivates her teammates to work hard every day. Her coaches and teammates can’t wait to see more great play from Acacia this season!