Athletic Department Awards Top Honors During 2024 Spring Athletics Assembly


As part of Williston Northampton’s end-of-year activities, the Athletics Department hold an assembly to honor our spring sports teams, and to award the department’s four highest honors: the boys and girls Athletic Leadership Awards, The George Denman Bowl—awarded to the school’s top-performing male athlete—and the Alumnae Bowl, given to the school’s top-performing female athlete.

This year’s Athletic Leadership Awards went to Anna Sawyer ’24 and Jeremy Dube ’24. Sawyer competed in a sport for all 18 of her seasons at Williston—beginning as a seventh grader—while earning 15 varsity letters and captaining three teams (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse) her senior year.

Dube was a two-sport athlete at Williston, captaining the cross-country and track and field teams his senior season.

The Denman Bowl was awarded to James Elliot ’24. Elliott earned 13 varsity letters in his five years at Williston. In his senior year, he rewrote the football program’s record books in receiving, setting new marks in receptions and touchdowns caught in a season and a career. He also earned All-NEPSAC honors in football his junior and senior seasons. He was a four-year letter-winner in basketball, and a four-year starter at shortstop in baseball, captaining the team this year.

The Alumnae Bowl was awarded to two athletes this year—Camille Armaganian ’24 and Monique Lyons ’24. Armaganian was a three-sport captain as a senior. In the fall, she capped an incredible field hockey career with an All-NEPSAC selection, team MVP honors, and a team appearance in the NEPSAC tournament. Playing ice hockey in the winter, Armaganian played a role in leading the team back to its third-straight NEPSAC Elite Division championship game appearance, and on the lacrosse field Armaganian again showed her athletic prowess by being a key contributor to the program.

Lyons also played three sports. In the fall, she led the soccer team in scoring while earning All-NEPSAC honorable mention status. In the winter, she was an integral player in the team’s march to the Elite Division final, and goes down as the program’s all-time leading scorer; in addition, she earned All-NEPSAC and NEPSAC Player of the Year honors, and was honored by the Boston Bruins with the Carlton Award, given to the top male and female hockey players in Massachusetts. In the spring, Lyons was a four-year softball player, and earned All-NEPSAC honors as a senior as the Wildcats won the Western New England Class A tournament.

Below are the remarks given by Director of Athletics Mark Conroy during the ceremony. This ceremony also marked the final Athletic Awards assembly for Conroy, who is retiring at the end of the school year and is set for induction into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame this summer.

Good afternoon, Williston!!

Welcome to our Spring Athletic Awards Assembly.  This assembly is actually the final time that our entire community will gather together in this special space this year.

The program for this afternoon’s assembly is to recognize all the spring teams that finished their seasons this past weekend, to honor the class of 2024’s distinguished participation in our athletic programs, and then to reminisce through a slideshow of our year in Wildcat athletics!

Boys Tennis

The JV boys tennis squad enjoyed a season of competitive matches highlighted by what Coach Ken Choo called the “match of the century” against Pomfret.  After splitting six singles matches and two doubles matches, the outcome would come down to the final doubles match. In heart-stopping fashion, Gonzalo Perez Nunez and Kenzo Endo faced three match points before winning 8-6 to give the team the 4-3 win!

Our varsity boys tennis team was led once again this spring by Coach Josh Rilla.  According to Coach Rilla, the team benefitted from exceptional team comradery led by captains Zach and Est competing valiantly in all of their matches. Three matches of note were particularly competitive matches with NMH, WMA and Worcester just coming up short in the end.  No matter the circumstances, the boys represented Williston with great sportsmanship on the courts all spring!

I would like to recognize the tennis program’s award winners and next year’s captains. Please stand and remain standing when I read your names.  We will applaud you as a group at the end:


  • MVP: Kenta Hayashi ‘27
  • MIP: Gonzalo Perez Nunez ‘26
  • Sportsmanship: Tristan Kokoszka ‘26


  • L. Hepworth Most Valuable Player Award: Omar Santoyo ‘25
  • MIP: Est Sukcharoenyingyoung ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Jumpei Ro ‘26
  • Captains for next year: Kei Imai ’25, Omar Santoyo ’25

Boys Golf

The JV team, led by Coaches Whipple and Doubleday, enjoyed a very competitive season, finishing with several wins, including beating NMH, Cushing and a season sweep of Berkshire!

Varsity boys golf, under coach Mike Fay’s leadership for the past 17 years, enjoyed another competitive season on the links this spring winning 6 matches. Highlights of their season included shooting a 204 in the opening match to earn a one stroke victory over Cushing and a decisive win over Worcester Academy. The team also counts sweeping a tri-match with Berkshire and WMA at Wyantenuck CC as a season high point.

I would like to recognize the individual award winners:


  • MVP: Casey Connor ‘26
  • MIP: Luca Fantasia ‘26
  • Sportsmanship: Eddie Howell ’24


  • Robert C. Varnum ’60 MVP: Lukas Machan ‘26
  • MIP: Teppei Morita ‘26, Jack McIntyre ‘24
  • Sportsmanship: Michael Saliba ‘25
  • Captains for next year: Teppei Morita ’26, Michael Saliba ‘25

Girls Golf

Coach Sarah Klumpp’s JV girls golf squad made steady improvement throughout the season, finishing with a winning record and highlighted by exciting wins over WMA and Miss Hall’s!

Under the leadership of longtime head coach Ann Pickrell, varsity girls golf enjoyed a competitive season, including earning five victories this spring. Highlights included solid wins over Kingswood and Miss Porter’s, a narrow, shorthanded loss to Westminster, and a 3-2 victory over Loomis in the final match of the season. The team cut their match scoring average by 26 shots from 2023, a huge sign of overall improvement! Williston was represented at the NEPSAC championships at the nearby Orchards Golf Club last week by senior Mayphia Zhou, junior Gavin Kim, and freshman Dannielle Lu. Dannielle finished in the top half of the 92-player field!

I would like to recognize the award winners in girls’ golf this spring. Please stand when I call your names and remain standing


  • Most Valuable: Mina Sugiyama ’25
  • Most Improved: Sophie Chou ’24
  • Sportsmanship: Haruka Okuno ‘26


  • MVP: Mayphia Zhou ’24 (third year in a row!)
  • Most Improved: Kaylee Le ‘27, Anya Zhang ‘27
  • Sportsmanship: Rinka Okuno ‘25
  • Captain for next year: Gavin Kim ’25, Rinka Okuno ‘25

Boys Lacrosse

JV Boys Lacrosse, led by coaches Johnson and McMahon, enjoyed a terrific season finishing at 7-1 highlighted by two thrilling one goal wins—the first at Albany 10-9 and the second a season ending 6-5 overtime win over Eaglebrook!

Under Coach Joe Hawley’s second year at the helm, a young varsity boys lacrosse team battled hard and enjoyed a season full of very competitive games. Highlights of their season included decisive wins over Cheshire, Albany Academy and rival Suffield, a terrific 13-11 road win over WMA, and a thrilling 15-14 double overtime win under the lights at Canterbury decided by a Joseph Kilcommons goal! At the season-ending Colonial Tournament held at Frederick Gunn this past Saturday, the boys lost their semifinal to Pomfret but won their finale, beating Canterbury again to end their season.

In terms of postseason recognition, six boys received all-league accolades: earning first team were Joseph Killcommons, Chase Livingston, Bryan Moore and Bennett Bartlett; earning honorable mention were Jack Ballinger and Justin Fenton Hilt. Additionally, Joseph also earned All NEPSAC honorable mention honors.

I would like to recognize the award winners in the boys’ lacrosse program. Please stand when I call your name.


  • MVP: Ryan Wood ‘28
  • MIP: Dylan Haber ‘27
  • Sportsmanship: Connor Briggs ‘29


  • Frank Dorsey MVP: Joseph Killcommons ’25
  • MIP: Cal Hoyt ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Sam Dietrich ’27, Chase Livingston ‘24

Girls Tennis

Williston fielded three levels of tennis this spring.  Our co-ed Thirds team made tremendous improvement over the course of the spring season under Coach Beatrice Cody’s leadership.

Led by Coach Sue Michalski, the JV girls tennis team enjoyed a season of great comradery and improvement highlighted by an exciting win over WMA and sweeping rival Suffield in two terrific matches!

The varsity girls team, led once again by Mrs. Conroy, played competitive, determined tennis all spring finishing with a winning record for the first time since 2016.   There were many highlights of their season including sweeping Miss Hall’s and Cushing.  Undoubtedly, their biggest highlights were two thrilling matches defeating Cushing 5-4 and rival WMA 4-3.  The team benefitted from exceptional team comradery this spring and with a strong contingent returning, they all look forward to next season. In terms of individual recognition this spring, senior Katya Krasnovskaya was named to the All NEPSAC team while Annika Song was named Honorable Mention.

I would like to recognize the award winners in the girls tennis program.  Please stand and remain standing when I read your names:


  • MVP: Clark Evelti ‘28
  • MIP: Kiara Santos ‘27


  • MVP: Bella Marinello ‘26
  • MIP: Eliza DeCaro ’29
  • Sportsmanship: Sasha Gerhard ‘25


  • MVP: Katya Krasnovskaya ’24 (second year in a row)
  • MIP: Maya Zesiger ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Alicia Lindinger ‘26
  • Captains for next year: Annika Song ’25, Mia Townshend ’26, Maya Zesiger ‘25

Track and Field

Under the leadership of head coach Chris Pelliccia and fellow coaches Jane Lucia, Michael Mailloux, Matt Liebowitz, Phil Cooper, Jessi Johnson, and Joe Manley, both the boys and girls track and field teams enjoyed very successful winning seasons.

With a welcome spike in the number of girls out for track and field this spring, the team had a terrific season finishing their dual meet season with a record of 16-3. Highlights included exciting wins over Miss Porter’s, Berkshire, Worcester, Kingswood and nipping Suffield 65-63.  At the NEPSAC championships, the girls finished in 10th place out of the 14 teams competing. Earning All NEPSAC honorable mention for their performances were:

  • Catie Spence with a 7th in the 800
  • Mia Shaw with a 7th in the High Jump
  • Livia Locke with an 8th in the Javelin

Earning team points and All NEPSAC honors for top 6 performances:

  • Jayla Peets-Butterfield for a 6th in the 100
  • Catie Spence for a 5th in the 1500
  • Liv Ferebee for a 3rd in the High Jump

Our boys track and field team had another terrific season as their only loss was a narrow 6 point loss to Avon Old Farms finishing at 17-1. This is our ninth consecutive winning season. In the past two years, the boys are an outstanding 32-1! Highlights of their dual meet season included victories over Westminster, Worcester, Berkshire, Suffield and St. Paul’s.

At the NEPSAC championship held at Tabor Academy last Saturday, the boys had a very solid final meet finishing in fifth place out of the 14 schools that competed. Earning All NEPSAC honorable mention for their performances were:

  • Jeffrey Warner with an 8th in the 400
  • Jonah Berry Brown with a 7th in the 3000

Also earning team points and All NEPSAC recognition for their top 6 performances:

  • Luke Lockbaum for a 6th in both the 110 high hurdles and­ the 300 low hurdles – a first time hurdler – amazing!!
  • Max Depatie for a 5th in the shot put
  • Javi Barrera for a 5th in the high jump
  • Calvin Klumpp for a 4th in the 800
  • Jeremy Dube (Doobay) for a 3rd in the 800
  • Brodie Richardson with a 3rd in the 3000
  • The 4 x 100 team of Tariq Thomas, Gab Qureshi, Daniel Argueta Rosales and Malik Diaby with a 3rd place finish.
  • Cristhian Difo ’24 with a second in the discus
  • Gab Quereshi ’25 with a second in both the 100 and the 200.

I would like to recognize the track program’s award winners and next year’s captains.  Please stand and remain standing when I read your names:


  • MVP: Catie Spence ’24 (second year in a row)
  • MIP: Katy Guo ’24, Riley Platt ‘27
  • Sportsmanship: Jayla Peets-Butterfield ‘26
  • Next year’s captains will be Elle Ash ’25, Liv Ferebee ‘25


  • Frank Putnam MVP: Gab Qureshi ’25
  • MIP: Luke Lockbaum ‘24
  • Sportsmanship: Cristhian Difo ’24, Sokichi Sullivan ‘25
  • Next year’s captains will be Jackson Ayres ‘25, Gab Quereshi ‘25, Rylan Shibley ‘25, Jacob Waah ‘25


Under the leadership of coaches Ketcham and Shelffo, JV baseball enjoyed another very successful season with several exciting games including big wins over rivals Berkshire, WMA, Deerfield and a season ending shutout over Suffield 9-0.

Varsity baseball, led by Coach Matt Sawyer and alum Adam Krol, enjoyed a terrific spring finishing its regular season with an excellent record of 10-4.  There were many highlights during their season including going 6-0 over divisional rivals Pomfret, WMA and Suffield – always sweet – avenging a road loss by earning a huge win over division leader Cheshire 7-3 at home and a memorable walk-off grand slam by Shane Bussard to give the team a dramatic comeback win over Salisbury!  Thanks to finishing first in the Cleary Division, the team qualified for the league’s championship tournament again earning a home game with Canterbury. Unfortunately, this was not to be the Wildcats’ day, as Canterbury prevailed 6-0.

Several players earned all-league recognition for their outstanding play this spring: Second team honors went to Riley McDonald and Jake Smith.  Earning All NEPSAC honors were Shaun McMillan while junior Colin Larson earned honorable mention.

Two members of the baseball team deserve special recognition today. The first was named All NEPSAC as well as league Cleary Division Co-Pitcher of the Year. Could I ask Shaun McMillan to come forward so we can recognize him?

The second young man has had an outstanding career as a member of our varsity team for the past four years. He finished his career by being named the divisional player of the year as we set a new school record for career hits with 78. Could I ask Colin Larson to come forward so we can recognize him?

I would like to recognize the award winners and next year’s captains in the baseball program. Please stand and remain standing when I read your names:


  • Most Valuable Player: Connor Graff ‘26
  • Most Improved Player: Lachlan Maddock ‘27
  • Sportsmanship Award: Luke Grabowski ’25 (second year in a row!)


  • Walter R. Miller ’41 MVP: Colin Larson ’24, Shaun McMillan ’24
  • MIP: Shane Bussard ’25, Brendan Capshaw ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Shiv Patel ‘25
  • Next year’s captains will be Riley McDonald ’25, Jake Smith ’25


44 students participated in ultimate this spring at Williston on three different teams! Under the guidance of coaches Justin Brooks and Pam Maddock, the JV team swept through its season defeating all nine of their opponents to finish their season undefeated.

Can I ask the JV ultimate team to stand so we can congratulate them on this outstanding season!

Under the leadership of head coach Teddy Schaffer, Williston’s varsity ultimate team was divided into two groups this spring—varsity A and varsity B. Both teams had terrific seasons, as they combined for 28 total wins during the spring. Amongst the varsity B highlights were victories over NMH, Pomfret, Westminster, Choate, and Deerfield.

The varsity A team would prove to be one of the top prep teams in New England again. A thrilling win over Northampton at home on Sawyer was one of our many highlights. The team returned to the NEPSUL championships in mid-May determined to defend its title. Big wins over previously undefeated St Sebastian’s and Wooster led to a showdown with Xavier from Middletown, CT.  Unfortunately, the team came up just short to finish runner-up. The team had great balance with nine different players throwing or catching 30 goals or more! Ricardo Nieves threw 59 goals in 13 games while Elle Christakos threw 31 including catching the final goal of her outstanding career.

There is one member of the ultimate program who deserves special mention this afternoon by becoming our school’s all-time leading scorer catching 162 goals in his three years in the program.

Can I ask Weston Reardon to come forward so we can recognize this new school record?

I would like to recognize the award winners in Ultimate.

Please stand and remain standing when I read your names. We will applaud them as a group at the end.


  • MVP: Lateef Aiyeyemi ‘26 and Nick Leigh ‘27
  • Most Improved: Kyle Seltzer ’27 and Jake Kirouac ‘29
  • Sportsmanship: Jack Carter ‘27 and Max Kellogg ‘27

Varsity B

  • MVP: Olivier Lapointe ‘25
  • MIP: Henok Hankinson ’25 and Pittman Alley ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Tate Cowperthwait ‘25

Varsity A

  • MVP: Ricardo Nieves ‘25
  • Most Improved: AJ Songini ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Trent Merriman ‘24
  • Captains for next year: Ricardo Nieves ’25

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse at Williston had another terrific season. The JV team, led once again by coaches Garrity and Malinowski, demonstrated great team spirit and improvement throughout their season highlighted by a season sweep of Bement and an exciting mid-season win over Miss Hall’s.

Led by Coaches Lonergan, Tabb-Wood and Channell, the varsity girls lacrosse team had an outstanding spring finishing their regular season with a record of 12-1 including going undefeated in May winning their final six games. This was a dominant team who outscored its opponents by an average of almost 10 goals a game. Convincing wins over NMH, Westminster, Berkshire and Middlesex highlighted their season.  Certainly one of their biggest highlights was a terrific 11-9 win over a strong Deerfield team on Sawyer Field. The team sent their seniors out on a high note on a beautiful early May evening when they defeated Choate convincingly 19-10. Late in the season the team traveled east to play Austin Prep in a night game. The team had a great game winning 14-6 and celebrating sophomore Scarlette Graybill scoring her 100th goal in less than two years in the program. She finished her sophomore year with 71 goals and 31 assists for 102 points.

Could I ask Scarlette to stand and be recognized for achieving this 100 goal milestone!

The team finished their season by competing in the Patriot Classic lacrosse tournament hosted by Williston this spring. In the semifinal game, the girls came out determined against a Berkshire team that we had beaten earlier in the spring this time winning 12-6 to set up a championship game with a very strong Canterbury team. Unfortunately, the girls came up just short 8-6 to finish their season with an outstanding record of 13-2—one of the best records in all of Class B.

I would like to recognize the award winners and next year’s captains in the girls’ lacrosse program. Please stand when I read your names:


  • MVP: Lauren Counter ’26, Maddy Klumpp ‘27
  • MIP: Helena Pagar ‘29
  • Sportsmanship: Liza Hampson ‘25


  • MVP: Jayme Cerasualo ’26, Scarlette Graybill ‘26
  • MIP: Zola Piekarski ‘26, Yasmine McKenzie ‘27
  • Kate Risley ’93 Sportsmanship Award:  Camille Armaganian ‘24
  • Davis Award for overall contribution: Anna Sawyer ‘24
  • Next year’s captains will be Hazel Jacobs ’25, Gemma Polino ‘25


Led by coaches Allison Marsland and Maggie Haas, JV softball fielded an enthusiastic team this spring that demonstrated great improvement. The highlights of their season were two thrilling wins over Westminster and Stoneleigh Burnham!

The varsity softball team was led this spring by coaches Kristi Stefanoni and Janine Whipple.  The team enjoyed a very competitive season finishing the regular season with a record of 8-5 including shutting out Deerfield 11-0, a terrific 5-2 win over an always tough Worcester team and two thrilling walk-off wins.  The first was a come from behind 5-4 win over a very good Choate team on lone senior Monique Lyons’s Senior Day and the second a 3-2 comeback win over Cheshire decided by Catie Putt’s RBI double in the bottom of the 7th.

I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to recognize one of our players who accomplished one of the rarest feats in all sports – a “perfect game” when she didn’t allow a base runner in a shutout over Marianapolis. It is only the second perfect game thrown at Williston in the past 24 years!! Maggie Fay, can you please stand so we can applaud this great accomplishment?

The team’s strong regular season record earned them a berth in the Western New England Prep League’s Class A tournament and a rematch with rival Westminster who had beaten us the week before.  This time, behind a pitching gem by Maggie and Violet Carroll’s home run the girls turned the tables defeating the Martlets 10-0 at home advancing to the semi-finals and another rematch with Suffield who had also beaten us that week. In a familiar them, the girls did it again this time winning the game 2-0 on Violet Carroll’s second home run in two days and another pitching gem by Maggie Fay! This set up a game at Choate for the Class A title last Sunday. The girls played a tremendous game using the same formula—an error-free defense, timely hits including Violet’s third home run in three days and Maggie’s terrific pitching to take home the Class A league title 5-1! This was our first outright title since 2016 though we were co-champs in 2018.

Could I ask our captains Monique, Maggie and Violet to come forward to make a presentation?

For their outstanding play during the season, senior Monique Lyons and junior Violet Carroll were both named league to compete in the league all-star game while Violet and Maggie were both named All Western NE all stars. Six girls earned All NEPSAC recognition this spring. Earning All NEPSAC were Maggie Fay, Violet Carroll and Monique Lyons. Earning honorable mention were Catie Putt, Mia Bauer and Mya Schattin.

I would like to recognize the award winners in the softball program:


  • MVP: Acacia Nickeo ‘27, Sara Lucas ‘27
  • MIP: Melanie Famania Maaya ‘27
  • Sportsmanship: Zoe Melia ‘27


  • MVP: Violet Carroll ‘25
  • MIP: Morgan Dulude ‘26
  • Sportsmanship: Monique Lyons ‘24 (for second year in a row)
  • Captains for next year: Maggie Fay ’25, Violet Carroll ’25

Girls Water Polo

To say that it was another wonderful season for girls’ water polo would be an understatement! Having said that, this was a very different season than last year when we dominated from start to finish. This year’s team had to overcome a fair amount of adversity, especially early on in the season when we lost the use of our pool for a stretch of time not to mention several top players! The mantra of the team was “defense wins championships” and they embraced it holding opponents to an average of 6 goals a game—pretty remarkable! Unlike a year ago, the team was tested several times during the season particularly against Choate and Loomis, beating Choate 8-6 and 12-9 and very competitive games with Loomis winning 5-4 and 9-7! The girls kept leaning on their defense and scoring timely goals when needed. The team’s terrific season earned them the #1 seed in the NEPSAC tournament. In the semi-finals they defeated Loomis 9-5 and after being down 2-1 to Choate early in the final, the girls clamped down to win going away 10-2!  Incredibly this earned the girls their third NEPSAC title in a row and a current win streak of 39 games—yes, remarkable!

Could I ask our team captains to come forward to make a presentation to Mr. Hill?

As expected, a number of girls garnered postseason individual recognition. Seniors Maisie Mattocks and Andie Kinstle were both named All NEPSAC, while three girls were named Honorable Mention: Lucy Hoyt, Mel McCullough and Abby Muscato. Two girls won major NEPSAC honors: Junior Juno Aselton was named the Most Outstanding Goalie for the third year in a row, and senior Hayden Hedstrom was named the NEPSAC Player of the Year!

Could I ask Juno and Hayden to come forward so we can recognize them?

Additionally, senior Maisie Mattocks finished her tremendous six year career here at Williston by etching her name into our record books setting two new school records—most points in a season with 103 and most assists in a career with 91.

Could I have Maisie come forward so we can recognize her!

I would like to recognize the award winners in Girls Water Polo this spring. Please stand and remain standing after I read your names.

  • MVP: Juno Aselton ’25, Maise Mattocks ‘24
  • MIP: Lucy Hoyt ’25, Mel McCullough ‘25
  • Sportsmanship: Andie Kinstle ’24 (second year is a row!)
  • Next year’s captains: Juno Aselton ’25, Lucy Hoyt ‘25

I would like to ask Ms. Brousseau and Mr. Lapan to come forward to help me with this next presentation.

As you all know well, students at Williston are encouraged to participate and get engaged in all aspects of student life here.  Many of our graduating seniors have made an exceptional commitment to participate in our competitive athletic program. To honor this distinguished level of participation, the Athletic Department presents a senior award, the Blanket Award, to recognize exceptional participation. For students who have been at Williston for more than one year, they are eligible for the award if they missed only one season not including their senior year. I would like to ask the following 12 seniors to come forward when I read your names. Please remain up front and we will applaud you as a group at the end.

One-year students: Luke Lockbaum

Two-year students: Meghan Carey, Katya Krasnovskya

Three-year students: Hayden Hedstrom, Jack McIntyre

Students who have been here at LEAST Four years: Camille Armaganian, Logan Cherewatti, James Elliott, Emily Hamann, Chase Livingston, Monique Lyons, Anna Sawyer

It is now my privilege to award our senior athletic awards. I will be making four presentations: the Denman and Alumnae Bowls honoring the top senior athletes and the Athletic Leadership Awards given for exceptional leadership. All of these awards are determined by a vote of our program’s head coaches.

Let me start with the Athletic Leadership Awards.

The Athletic Leadership Award “is presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves in terms of the quality of the leadership they have demonstrated as student athletes. The recipients exemplify what it means to be an outstanding teammate, competitor and representative of the school. Their selfless leadership, sportsmanship and integrity have provided inspiration to their coaches and teammates throughout their time at Williston.”

The recipient of the senior Athletic Leadership Award for boys was a significant contributor to our cross country and track and field programs.  In the fall, he captained the cross-country team earning All NEPSAC honorable mention honors as well as the team’s sportsmanship award.   In the winter, he joined 13 other school mates to participate in the inaugural season of winter running.  In the spring, he captained the track and field team specializing in the middle distances earning All NEPSAC honors in the 800.  Widely recognized by his teammates as a selfless and supportive teammate, his coaches laud his commitment to being a leader and role model on each of his teams, always putting the team before himself.  It gives us great pleasure to award this 2024 Athletic Leadership Award to Jeremy Dube.

The senior Athletic Leadership Award for girls this year will be awarded to a student who competed on a team in all 18 of her seasons at Williston winning 15 letters and captaining three programs as a senior.  In the fall, she won 5 letters in field hockey captaining the team as a senior while winning the sportsmanship award.  In the winter, she captained the basketball team during both her junior and senior years demonstrating exceptional leadership as a senior when she was unable to play but remained committed to doing everything she could to support her teammates.  In the spring, she captained our 13-2 lacrosse team while earning postseason recognition.   While these accomplishments are noteworthy, her coaches unanimously laud her positive spirit, her competitiveness and her commitment to supporting the positive experience of all of her teammates. It gives us great pleasure to present this Athletic Leadership Award to Anna Sawyer.

Let me now turn to our two most prestigious senior athletic awards.  The George Denman Bowl for boys and the Alumnae Bowl for girls are “awarded to seniors whose contribution to the athletic program have been characterized by exceptional achievement, faithful participation, and loyal devotion to the best interests of the school.”

This year’s Denman recipient has been a significant contributor to our athletic program during his five years at Williston.  A very rare three sport athlete in our boys program, he earned 13 letters during his five years at Williston.  During the fall, he enjoyed a record breaking career rewriting the school record book by setting new marks for receptions and touchdowns caught in a season and career.  A team captain, he received prestigious All NEPSAC honors during both his junior and senior year.  In the winter, he earned four letters as a member of the basketball team.  In the spring, he was a four year starter at shortstop captaining the team this year while receiving numerous all league honors.  Beyond these outstanding accomplishments, he is widely considered by his coaches to be one of the finest athletes they have coached and an exceptional competitor and teammate. It gives us great pleasure to award the 2024 George Denman Bowl to James Elliott.

And now turning to the Alumnae Bowl – this year the award will be shared by two outstanding senior athletes.  The first recipient has been an outstanding contributor to our athletic program since the day she stepped foot on campus four years ago.  During her senior year, she was a rare three sport captain.  In the fall, she helped lead our field hockey program to multiple league titles and NEPSAC appearances earning All NEPSAC three years, winning the team MVP two years.  She is widely regarded as one of the finest field hockey players in our program’s history.  During the winter, she was instrumental in helping our hockey team reach unparalleled success as NEPSAC finalists three years in a row.  Her leadership and work ethic were critical to the tremendous success of our program.   In the spring, she was a team captain and key contributor to a varsity girls’ lacrosse team that enjoyed a great deal of success during her years in the program.  Beyond her significant contributions to all three programs, she is widely considered by all of her coaches to be an outstanding leader, a fierce competitor and a wonderful teammate.   It gives us great pleasure to award this 2024 Alumnae Award to Camille Armaganian.

The second recipient of the Alumnae Bowl has also been an impact player and leader in our athletic program since the day she stepped foot on campus four years ago.  Earning 12 letters in four seasons, her coaches say that it is no small coincidence that her teams have been very successful.  In the fall, she was a major contributor to our soccer program leading our team in scoring as a senior while earning All NEPSAC honorable mention.  During the winter, she enjoyed a tremendous career helping our team to two NEPSAC titles and a return to the championship final this past winter.  How about these for accolades for a great senior season?? – broke the 100 point milestone, all-time leading scorer, named both All NEPSAC and NEPSAC Player of the Year and won the Carlton Award as the finest prep player in Massachusetts.   In the spring, she headed out to Galbraith Fields where she captained our softball team the past two years earning all league and All NEPSAC honors leading our team to a league championship this spring.  Beyond her significant contribution to our program, she is widely considered by all of her coaches as not only one of the finest athletes they have ever coached but a terrific competitor and wonderful teammate.   It gives us great pleasure to award this 2024 Alumnae Award to Monique Lyons.