Five Williston student-athletes were celebrated on November 13, 2023, for their commitments to collegiate athletic programs.
The school community gathered in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center lobby for the ceremony, where all five students took turns to take pictures with family, coaches, and friends. Director of Athletics Mark Conroy discussed each athlete’s achievements while at the school. The five athletes celebrated were:
- Camille Armaganian ’24
- Caroline Aufiero ’24
- Meghan Carey ’24
- Colin Larson ’24
- Maisie Mattocks ’24
Below are the remarks from the ceremony. Head to our Flickr gallery to see photos from the event.
Welcome to our Fall Athletic College Commitment Ceremony
This ceremony provides our community an opportunity to recognize our student athletes who are headed off to play in college next year that have signed this fall. As we know, this accomplishment is the result of a tremendous amount of effort and support over many years for these student-athletes. This support comes from many folks including coaches, teammates, and, especially, family!! We are very proud of all of them!
We have five students to recognize tonight. We will take a few photos of each of you: one solo, one with family, one with coaches and one friends/teammates.
First is a four year student-athlete from Concord, New Hampshire, She had made a tremendous impact on our athletic program as a three-sport athlete in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse. In field hockey, she is one of our team captains this fall and was our MVP last year on an outstanding team. She has made the prestigious All NEPSAC field hockey team the past two years and has helped lead out team back to the tournament this fall. Next year she is headed off to Boston to play Division 1 field hockey for the Northeastern University Huskies – Camille Armaganian
Next up is a four-year student-athlete from Belmont, Massachusetts. She is also an outstanding all-around athlete, having lettered in four sports at Williston: soccer, ice hockey, softball and track. Next year, she will be headed up to Potsdam, New York, to play for the Clarkson University Golden Knights that compete in the ECAC conference – Caroline Aufiero
This student is a two year student-athlete from neighboring South Hadley, Massachusetts. In a similar theme, here she also has been a terrific three-season athlete impacting the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams. She has been a significant contributor to our very successful field hockey program earning All-NEPSAC honorable mention honors last year. Next year, she is headed off to Manchester, New Hampshire, to play field hockey for the St. Anselm College Hawks that compete in the Northeast Conference – Meghan Carey
Next is a six-year student from right here in Easthampton! For the past many years, he has been an outstanding contributor to both our very successful football and baseball programs. In the spring, he has been a four-year starter in varsity baseball earning all-league honors the past two years as an outfielder and pitcher. Next fall he will be headed to Newton, Massachusetts, to play for Boston College, competing in the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference – Colin Larson
Finally, last but definitely not least, we have a member of our girls water polo program—the same program that will be going for their third consecutive NEPSAC championship next spring, not unlike ice hockey! A six-year student from Shutesbury, Massachusetts, she has been an outstanding two-sport aquatics athlete at Williston. In the winter, she has competed on Coach K’s swim team for coming up on 6 years while in the spring, she has been a huge contributor to the most successful era of girls water polo in school history earning All NEPSAC honors last spring. Next fall she will be headed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to play for the LaSalle University Explorers that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Maisie Mattocks.
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