Athletes of the Week

Hudson Fulcher-Melendy ’24- Varsity Football

Hudson had a huge day for the Wildcats this past Saturday night!  Not only did he kick four touchbacks, but he was 5-5 on PATs and 3-3 on field goal attempts.  He hit field goals from 46, 40, and 36 yards. Even more impressive is that he did this in very difficult conditions as it was pouring rain all night. The team will continue to rely on his steady playing presence as they work through the remainder of this competitive season.

Hazel Jacobs ‘25- Varsity Volleyball

Hazel had a strong week for the varsity volleyball team. She stepped up to play the libero position through two tough losses. But in true form, Hazel did so with enthusiasm, spirit, and hard work. She demonstrated to her teammates what it means to take a risk, to push oneself and to listen to instruction with the intent to improve. Hazel reminded the volleyball team that when we support each other, risks pay off and can lead to successes. As libero, Hazel was instrumental in making many scored points possible and consistently positioned her teammates for scoring opportunities. While the team had two tough losses, Hazel certainly found great success on the court this week. Great work Hazel!

Danny Argueta ’25- Boys Varsity Soccer

Junior forward Danny Argueta had a breakout week for the boys varsity soccer team. He scored two important goals against Class B rival Westminster on Wednesday, and scored one goal against Millbrook on Saturday. Danny’s speed and dribbling ability make him an effective attacking option for the Wildcats. He can accelerate past defenders and create dangerous scoring opportunities consistently. Danny will have to continue his scoring form this week as his team travels to Class A powers Choate and Loomis.

Meghan Carey ’24- Varsity Field Hockey

Meghan has been a huge part of our senior leadership group so far this season. She always answers questions while supporting and pushing her peers to be the best field hockey players they can be. Meghan has been asked to play many different positions for us and does so with relentless hard work. This week, Meghan played a role in nearly every goal that was scored. She also has been a solid part of the defensive core, especially on corners. Meghan holds herself to a high standard and this has directly correlated to her outstanding play. We cannot wait to see more of Meghan and her hard work this season!

Teppei Morita ‘26-Boys Varsity Water Polo

Teppei has been a valuable contributor to the boys water polo team this season. One of the hardest workers in the pool, Teppei takes on each challenge with earnest effort and a huge smile! This past week Teppei has overcome adversity to play a major role in the past two games. Called on to be in the starting rotation, Teppei provided valuable minutes in the pool and scored a momentum changing goal late in the game against Loomis Chaffee. Teppei is a great role model for how to approach practices and games and the team will rely on him as they work through the remainder of the year.

Alyssa Frazier ‘24- Girls Varsity Soccer

Alyssa has been a huge part of the success of the girls varsity soccer team so far this season. She took on the role of playing center back with a positive attitude and has been rock solid there for the team. Alyssa wins balls in the air, can direct players in front of her and plays with composure even against the most talented strikers. With Alyssa’s knowledge of the game, her coaches and teammates rely on her to keep the defensive line strong and working as a unit. In the past week, girls varsity soccer has had no goals against, proving that opponents are effectively shut down by our defense with Alyssa as a leader. Alyssa notched her first goal of the season off a beautiful free kick, and the team is looking forward to more of these to come!

Jonah Berry Brown ’24 -Boys Varsity Cross Country

Jonah had a great race for boys varsity cross country at Kingswood Oxford on Saturday coming in fourth overall and significantly improving his personal best 5k time.  Jonah always works hard in practice and strives to improve every day. He brings a serious yet humorous presence to the team and his great sense of humor can always be counted on no matter what the circumstances are. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Jonah as they move through the rest of the season.

Maya Zesiger ’25-Girls Cross Country

From the beginning of her cross-country career, Maya’s steadfast commitment and persistent drive has set her apart. She works hard each practice to push herself mentally and physically as she prepares for the meets each week. Her dedication culminated in a huge personal record during her meet last Saturday against Westminster and Kingswood Oxford. Maya was able to shave off over two minutes from her race time! The coaches can’t wait to see what Maya can do as the season progresses.

Jason Park ‘25 -Boys JV Cross Country

Jason has been making steady progress since the start of the season for the boys cross country team and had a break out performance last weekend at Kingswood-Oxford. He decreased his personal best race time by over two minutes!  Jason has a great attitude and is always eager to work hard and support his teammates in the process.  The coaches are very excited about the potential that Jason has and think he is poised to become a top runner in the program in the coming years.

Madi Goulet ‘27- Girls JV Soccer

Madi is the heart and soul of girls JV soccer’s defense. As a sweeper she is the master mind of the defense. She is always placed well on the field and is instrumental in reminding everyone else about their positions. She gives 100% in every practice and game. She has a 360 vision and can start the play from the back always finding the spaces where she needs to pass. She is well loved and admired by everyone on the team because of her dedication and hard work. Against Deerfield Madi played an amazing game and, thanks to her efforts, she kept the Deerfield scoring at bay. She neutralized a lot of attacks and recovered the ball countless times!

Alex Landon ‘26 -Boys JVA Soccer

Alex has had a great season for JVA Soccer, playing in multiple positions on offense and defense. He had arguably his best game against Westminster, assisting one of the team’s two goals on a lofted line breaking pass that created a breakaway. He is the team’s swiss army knife player, which has been sorely needed due to injuries this season. He plays with a smile on his face, doesn’t hesitate to be physical when needed, and has great spatial awareness. His coaches report that Alex has been a pleasure to work with and is a key part of what success the team has had this year.

Haruka Okuno ’26-JV Field Hockey

Haruka was a defensive star in the Wildcats game against Berkshire. Despite the tough loss, Haruka’s energy and commitment to her job never wavered. She kept her stick down and stepped up, successfully thwarting the progress of Berkshire’s offense on multiple occasions. Even in practice, Haruka hustles, stays focused, and executes solid defense. Her coaches and team look forward to more stellar play from Haruka this season.

Riley McDonald ’25- JV Football

Riley balled out on Wednesday in the first away game of the season. He threw four touchdown passes, extended plays by scrambling in the pocket, and managed the team with a steady hand. His awareness of how the plays were breaking down, as well as the athleticism he employs in executing the coach’s vision, allowed the team to realize its full offensive potential. The toughness he demonstrated (taking several big hits) and his even-keeled leadership has the potential to galvanize the team moving forward.

Sophia DiTerlizzi ’25- Riding

Sophia competed in the horse show at Mount Holyoke College this past Saturday, placing very well and earning points for her team. Sophie’s hard work and dedication stood out to both her coaches and her teammates. The Wildcats will continue to rely on Sophia as they work through the remainder of the riding season.

Maya Green ’26- JV Volleyball

This week, Maya’s energy helped keep the team positive despite two intense games. On the court, she went for every ball that came her way and made some very difficult saves, earning Williston points that otherwise would have been lost. Off the court, she made an intentional, consistent effort to cheer on every single one of her teammates. When other players got frustrated or disappointed in difficult moments during a game, Maya just made even more of an effort to lift and encourage the team. She didn’t let any mistake phase her, but instead, shook it off and got right back in the game. Maya’s positivity, hard work, and passion for volleyball make her an invaluable part of the team.

Mia Pasternak ‘28-Girls Thirds Volleyball

After missing games and practice early this season, Mia has come back to the court in full force.  She scored 10 points in the team’s win over SBS saving many serves to help propel her team.  Mia is also a consistent server who is looking to improve herself and her team. Mia has come on as one of the team’s strongest players motivating her teammates through work ethic and a positive attitude!