On May 26, Williston Northampton School’s Spring Athletic Awards Assembly recognized the individual spring teams that finished their seasons last weekend, honored the class of 2022’s remarkable participation in our athletic program, and reminisced about the year in sports by watching a slideshow of athletics photographs.
Williston fielded three levels of tennis this spring. Our co-ed Thirds team made tremendous improvement over the course of the spring season. Coach Ken Choo’s JV tennis squad also enjoyed a season of notable improvement as well highlighted by exciting wins over Rectory, Westminster and Bement!
Our varsity boys tennis team was led this spring by Coach Josh Rilla. The boys were buoyed by the exceptional leadership of co-captains Frannie Cataldo and Vasu Jain. Frannie posted an impressive 5-3 record at #1 against the top competition in the league. Vasu’s positive energy and passion for tennis was noted by all of our opponents!
Highlights of the team’s season included very competitive matches with Suffield, WMA and Worcester and a thrilling 4-3 win at NMH decided by Ale Sternini’s gutty tiebreaker. It’s worth noting that despite the challenges presented by the construction of our courts this spring and a schedule played almost entirely “away” Coach Rilla said the boys maintained terrific team morale throughout the season!
MVP: Kiran Misra ’25
MIP: Mary Ellen Choo ’27
Sportsmanship: Cannon Carr ’27, Naomi Simpson ’25
MVP: Omar Santoyo ’25
MIP: Max Elkin ’25
Sportsmanship: Lam Thieu ’22
L. Hepworth MVP Award: Frannie Cataldo ’22
MIP: Ale Sternini ’22
Sportsmanship: Vasu Jain ’22
Next year’s captains will be: Jefu Lee ’23 and Jack Wise ’23
Led by Coach Kevin Hillman, the JV girls’ tennis team enjoyed a season of great comradery and improvement highlighted by a decisive win over rival WMA.
The varsity girls’ team, led by Coach John Chiavaroli, played competitive, determined tennis all spring. Highlights of their season included exciting wins over local rivals WMA and Suffield. I do want to give special mention to the tennis career of senior Praghya Athavan Raja who was our #1 player since she stepped foot on campus as a freshman. This year, as a senior, she lost only one match – a remarkable record against the top players on our very competitive prep schedule! Congratulations Praghya!
MVP: Sarah Drucker ’22
MIP: Hannah Choi ’22
Sportsmanship: Dani Gonzalez ’24, Lily Dardano ’22
MVP: Praghya Athavan Raja ’22
MIP: Tabitha Randlett ’22
Sportsmanship: Elsa Frankel ’23, Annika Song ’25
Captains for next year: Elsa Frankel ’23, Mia Grady ’23
Coach Liz Kay’s JV girls golf squad made steady improvement throughout the season highlighted by exciting wins over WMA and Miss Hall’s.
It was a rebuilding season for Coach Ann Pickrell’s varsity girls golf team following an abbreviated schedule in 2021. With only one returning player, the 2022 squad came together over the course of the season and demonstrated significant improvement dropping their average team score by a remarkable 26 shots from the previous season! Highlights this spring included team wins over Ethel Walker, Kingswood Oxford and Miss Hall’s and narrow 3-2 losses against Hotchkiss and Miss Porter’s. The team shot their lowest round of the season on Senior Day at our home course, the Southampton Country Club.
Senior Angela Tsai and sophomore Mayphia Zhou represented Williston at the Pippy O’Connor NEPSAC tournament on May 9th at the Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale. Mayphia had a terrific day placing in 8th in the 9-hole division.
At the risk of embarrassing her once more, I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to thank and recognize Coach Ann Pickrell for her contribution to our athletic program over the last 40 years. All told she coached in 773 contests as head coach of lacrosse, field hockey and golf! In fact, she is the only head girls golf coach that Williston has ever had – this is year #20! Speaking from a personal perspective, I do not know anyone who is more devoted to and loves Williston more than Ann Pickrell. Coach Pickrell, your Williston family feels the same way about you! Thank you!
MVP: Rinka Okuno ’25
MIP: Mei Gazama ’25
Sportsmanship: Tu Thieu ’23
MVP: Mayphia Zhou ’24
MIP: Gavin Kim ’25
Sportsmanship: Angela Tsai ’22
The JV team, led by Coaches Whipple and Bianchi, enjoyed a competitive season including a four-game win streak highlighted by convincing wins over rivals WMA and Berkshire!
Varsity boys golf, under coach Mike Fay’s leadership for the past 15 years, enjoyed another competitive season on the links finishing with a record of 9-11. Amazingly, the team’s scoring average of 77.4 is the best we have had in 15 years! Highlights of their season included placing 4th out of 10 teams in the Suffield Invitational, a quad match sweep over Berkshire, WMA and KO on the road, and decisive wins over NMH, Pomfret, and Loomis. At the KO Invitational held yesterday, the team ended its season playing its best golf coming in 6th out of the 22 teams that participated. Connor Hagness was our match medalist with a season best 73 followed by Brayden Deschamps with a season best 74 and captain Chris Luedeke with a season best 76. With 8 players returning next year, the future looks very promising for boys golf!
MVP: Durgin Shields ’24
MIP: Gavin Akroyd ’23
Sportsmanship: William Lu ’25
Robert C. Varnum ’60 MVP: Jimmy Dunn ’23
MIP: Brayden Deschamps ’23
Sportsmanship: Chris Luedeke ’22
Captain for next year: Jimmy Dunn ’23
JV Boys Lacrosse, led by the dynamic duo of Johnson and Bollag-Miller, enjoyed one of their best seasons in years finishing with a record of 8-1 highlighted by wins over Suffield, Albany and Frederick Gunn.
Under Coaches Mooney, Syfu and Dietrich, varsity boys lacrosse battled hard and enjoyed a season full of very competitive games. Highlights of their season included an exciting 8-7 victory at Cheshire and decisive wins over Kingswood, Hopkins and rival Suffield. At the season ending Colonial Tournament here at Williston this past Saturday, the boys played very hard but lost both games by a combined 3 goals.
In terms of postseason recognition, two boys were named to the all-league team: senior Zac Landon and junior Noah Fox. Named honorable mention all-league were junior goalie Jack Morrison and seniors Jack Haddad, Marcus Crawford and Will Gaca.
MVP: Bennett Bartlett ’25
MIP: Jaxon Axelman ’25
Sportsmanship: Benning Johnson ’22
Frank Dorsey MVP: Noah Fox ’23, Zac Landon ’22
MIP: Zach Athy ’22
Sportsmanship: Channing Doran ’24
Captains for next year: Noah Fox ’23, Jack Morrison ’23
Tate Kuster ’23
Track and Field
Under the leadership of head coach Chris Pelliccia and fellow coaches Martha McCullagh, Jane Lucia, Michael Mailloux, Matt Liebowitz and Matt KaneLong, both the boys and girls track and field teams enjoyed successful winning seasons.
The boys’ team finished with a record of 7-5 – it’s 7th year in a row with a winning record. Highlights of their dual meet season included finishing their season with a five meet win streak including defeating Westminster, Worcester and St. Paul’s. At the NEPSAC championship, the boys had a very solid final meet finishing in 6th place out of the 15 schools that competed. Earning team points on the day were:
- Ryan Luzzi ’22 who took 6th in the Shot Put.
- Max Fujimori ’23 who took 6th in the High Jump
- The 4 x 400 relay team of Jeffrey Warner ’24, Aaron Gonzalez Sobrino ’22, Max Fujimori ’23 and Jeremy Dube ’24 came in 6th place.
- The 4 x 100 relay team of Lorenzo Raedelli ’22, Max Fujimori ’23, Wisdom Wizzy Afrani ’22 and MJ Charles ’23 came in 5th place.
- Junior Will Chalfant earned All NEPSAC Honors when he earned the silver medal in the 3000 with a time of 9:23.
Finally, postgraduate Jakob Frates had a truly outstanding day. He came in second in the discus and, with a throw of 48’10”, he became a NEPSAC champion in the shot put.
Despite its smaller numbers, the girls’ team had a terrific spring finishing their dual meet season with a record of 9-4. Highlights included exciting wins over Miss Porter’s, Westminster, Worcester and Suffield. At the NEPSAC championships hosted at the Governor’s Academy last Saturday, the girls finished in 6th place out of the 13 teams competing. Individually, the following girls earned points on the day:
- Sophomore Quinn Pollack placed 5th in 100 hurdles.
- Sophomore Catie Spence placed 4th in the 300 hurdles.
- Freshman Elle Ash placed 3rd in the 800.
Deserving special recognition is the year that the 4 x 400 team of Catie Spence ’24, Quinn Pollack ’24, Elle Ashe ’25, and Abigail Touhey ’22 enjoyed. They managed to break the school record not once, not twice but three times including at the NEPSAC championships where they came in first place to become NEPSAC champions!
One Williston runner had a tremendous day by winning the NEPSAC championship in both the 800 and the 1500. Additionally, she was undefeated this fall and set new school records in both events concluding one of the greatest running careers in the history of our school: Abigail Touhey.
MVP: Abigail Touhey ’22
MIP: Catie Spence ’24
Sportsmanship: Coraly Siegal ’23
Next year’s captains will be Annika Jensen ’23, Jurnee Jones ’23 and Coraly Siegal ’23
Frank Putnam MVP: Will Chalfant ’23
MIP: Inigo Sustacha ’23
Sportsmanship: Lorenzo Raedelli ’22
Next year’s captains will be: Will Chalfant ’23, MJ Charles ’23 and Max Fujimori ’23
Under the enthusiastic guidance of Coach Josh Seamon, the 12 girls who played ultimate demonstrated exceptional improvement and spirit throughout their season. The team finished their season with a winning record with big wins over NMH and Northampton HS as highlights! In tournament play, the team had a very good showing at the Four Rivers Tournament going 2-1 on the day. Arguably the biggest highlight of the season was their play while hosting the 2nd annual Wildcat Invitational on a beautiful April Saturday!
MVP: Elle Christakos ’24
MIP: Zoe Zhang ’25
Sportsmanship: Isabel Baxter-Paris ’25
Next year’s captain will be Elle Christakos ’24
Under the enthusiastic guidance of Coaches Teddy Schaffer and Jayson Leigh, 37 boys came out for ultimate this spring allowing us to field two teams. This was our largest roster since ultimate’s inception as a varsity sport in 2014! In terms of competitiveness, this was unquestionably our most successful season ever finishing with an outstanding record of 15-4! According to Coach Schaffer, highlights of their season included a double game point win over Northampton HS on their senior night, avenging an early season loss to Phillips Andover in our final game and going 3-0 against rival NMH during the season.
Individually, the team was led in scoring by newcomer Weston Reardon with 33 goals caught. Veteran captain Alex Hall-Witt ’23 threw for an amazing 103 goals on the season – this was almost half of the team’s total! While our records are little spotty, we are confident that Alex’s mark set a school record this spring.
The team’s season culminated with a trip to Hotchkiss to compete in the NEPSUL (New England Prep School Ultimate League) tournament. The boys played their finest ultimate of the season sweeping through the early matches and defeating NMH in the final to win the tournament championship!!
Captain Alex Hall-Witt and the seniors presented the trophy to Head of School Robert W. Hill III.
MVP: Bobby Colenback ’27, Yahya Wilson ’26
MIP: Jack Choo ’27
Sportsmanship: Leo Atharidis ’27, Adrian Paez ’27
MVP: Alex Hall-Witt ’23, Tyler Morehouse ’22
MIP: Weston Reardon ’24
Sportsmanship: Matthew Bukzin ’24
Captains for next year: Alex Hall-Witt ’23, Perry Gaudreau ’23
Girls Lacrosse at Williston had a terrific season. For the first time in many years we fielded a Thirds team led by Alexia Ildefonso. The highlight of their season was an exciting season ending win over Bement! The JV team, led by coaches Garrity and Tanguay, demonstrated great team spirit and improvement throughout their season highlighted by victories over Miss Porter’s, Pomfret, NMH and Westminster.
Led by Coaches Muscari and Lonergan, the varsity girls’ lacrosse team had an outstanding season finishing with a 10-3 record including going undefeated in May winning their final six games. While there were many great wins during the season, there were several victories that stood out including decisive wins over Choate, Berkshire, Suffield and Westminster. The team demonstrated its resolve when they rallied from a 4 goal deficit to defeat NMH on the road 9-7 and finished their season with a thrilling 8-7 road win over a very good Canterbury team.
In terms of post-season individual recognition, Payton Bloedow and Abby Booth were both named to the All NEPSAC Class B team while Maeve Reynolds and Rosie Crooker were named Honorable Mention.
MVP: Audrey Capshaw ’27
MIP: Brooke Cherewatti ’27
Sportsmanship: Maya Green ’26
MVP: Erin O’Keefe ’22, Ellie Parsons ’25
MIP: Niamh Cleary ’25, Sarah Martini ’26
Sportsmanship: Sam Yunes ’23
MVP: Payton Bloedow ’22, Abby Booth ’22
MIP: Emily Crovo ’23
Kate Risley ’93 Sportsmanship Award: Rosie Crooker ’22
Davis Award for overall contribution: Grace Bean ’22
Next year’s captains will be Louisa Coughlin ’23 and Emily Crovo ’23.
Led by veteran coach Allison Marsland, Williston fielded it first JV softball team in 10 years! The highlight of their season was a thrilling 16-8 win over Ethel Walker at home!
The varsity softball team was led once again by coaches Erin Davey and Janine Whipple. The team took a while to gel splitting its first six games prior to taking on an undefeated Choate team that arrived at Williston in early May with a 12-0 record. In what would be a season turning performance, the Wildcats shocked everyone in western New England but themselves by upsetting the Wild Boars 4-2 behind pitcher Sydni Landman’s amazing two hitter. This momentum-changing win ignited a season ending run in which the girls soundly defeated perennial power Westminster 8-1, beat a tough Loomis team at home 4-2 and traveled to Suffield to beat our rivals 6-2. Thanks to these huge wins the team earned the #3 seed in the Western NE Class A tournament where they traveled to #2 seeded Kent. In a tremendous game, freshman Maggie Fay pitched her heart out and Margaret Edwards came up with the big go-ahead base hit to give the Wildcats a thrilling 2-1 victory and a chance to play for the league championship at Choate. Unfortunately, despite a tremendous effort, the tables were turned and the girls came out on the short end 2-1.
For their outstanding play during the season, senior captains Natalie Stott and Sydni Landman were both named league all-stars.
MVP: Vivian Walker ’25
MIP: Evie Paasch ’27, Isabel Sorkin-Camacho ’26
Sportsmanship: Shea Huntley ’24
MVP: Sydni Landman ’22, Natalie Stott ’22
MIP: Kristen Trembley ’23
Sportsmanship: Sarah Markey ’22
Captains for next year: Monique Lyons ’24, Kristen Trembley ’23
For only the second time in recent memory, the baseball team fielded three teams again this spring. The Thirds team, under Andrew Shelffo’s tutelage, made great strides focusing on fundamentals and team spirit. The highlight of their season was defeating Eaglebrook late in the season. The JV team led by Coaches Ketcham and McMahon had a tremendous season finishing with a sterling record of 10-1. Highlights of their season included shut out wins over Salisbury and WMA and a season ending win over rival Suffield!
Varsity baseball, led by Coaches Sawyer and Beaton, fielded a veteran team that enjoyed a memorable season playing in the Western New England Prep League. There were many, many highlights during this special season – just to name a few: finishing with a perfect 8-0 record in our division, sweeping rivals WMA and Suffield (!), an incredible 3 walk-off wins in our last at bats over Cheshire, Suffield and Canterbury, setting a new record for team home runs in a season with 16(!), and rallying from a 4-0 deficit to defeat local rival Deerfield 9-4.
Because of its top finish in the Cleary Division, the team qualified for the four-team championship tournament on the closing weekend of the season. In the semi-final game, true to form, the boys stormed back from a 7-5 deficit to defeat Millbrook 13-8. Unfortunately, the boys came up short in the championship game at top seeded Salisbury. The team finished with an outstanding 13-5 record.
Several players earned all-league recognition for their outstanding play: First Team All-League honors went to Willie Landman, Will Sawyer, and Colin Larson. Second team honors went to Cole Tarrant, Quinn McDonald, Drew Renzella, and James Elliott.
For his outstanding play this season, senior captain Dallas Elliott was named the Player of the Year in the league’s Cleary Division.
Most Valuable Player: Connor Graff ’26
Most Improved Player: Patrick McCarthy ’27
Sportsmanship Award: Jake Kosmider ’25
Most Valuable Player: Riley McDonald ’25
Most Improved Player: Sotaro Wakabayashi ’24
Sportsmanship Award: Brendan Capshaw ’25
Walter R. Miller ’41 MVP: Colin Larson ’23, Will Sawyer ’22
MIP: Maxwell Edwards ’22
Sportsmanship: Connor Capshaw ’23
Next year’s captains will be Caleb Boyko ’23, Connor Capshaw ’23
Girls Water Polo
To say that it was a wonderful season for girls’ water polo would be an understatement! The girls had an amazing regular season sweeping Deerfield, Loomis and Exeter and earning decisive wins over Andover and Choate. The team averaged nearly 18 goals a game while giving up an average of 6. Pretty dominant! The team’s only loss was a 9-8 heartbreaker to defending champion and longtime power Greenwich Academy. The team’s tremendous season earned them the #2 seed in the NEPSAC tournament hosted by Greenwich at the Brunswick School. In the semifinal game, the girls defeated Loomis soundly 16-4 to advance to the championship game for the second time in school history. Not surprisingly, they would be taking on #1 seeded Greenwich – yes, the same team that had dealt them their only loss and the very same team that had beaten them back in 2019 when we were last in the championship! They say that history doesn’t repeat itself but this year at Williston, it definitely did! In a chapter very similar to the girls hockey team’s story book season, the girls water polo team turned the tables this time and defeated Greenwich 10-7 to give Williston our first NEPSAC water polo – boy or girl! – championship in school history!
Not surprisingly, a number girls were named to the All NEPSAC water polo team – senior Ella Mattocks, freshman goalie Juno Aselton and junior Kaitlyn Williams. Kaitlyn enjoyed a record-breaking season setting a new standard for assists in a season with 49.
Finally, one of our girls received a very special recognition – junior Campbell Collins was named the Most Valuable Player in NEPSAC girls water polo this spring.
MVP: Campbell Collins ’23, Ella Mattocks ’22
MIP: Juno Aselton ’25
Sportsmanship: Kana Kitano ’22
Next year’s captains: Pippa Berry ’23, Campbell Collins ’23, Kaitlyn Williams ’23
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 participating 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.
4 – Two year students: Megan Alvarado, Rosie Crooker, Caroline Hodges, Victoria Hop
1 – Three year student: Chris Luedeke,
17 – Students who have been here at least Four years: Praghya Athavan Raja, Grace Bean, Julia Borden, Chris Closuit, Jack Haddad, Teaghan Hall, Caroline Hodges, Benning Johnson, Sophia Jones, Kana Kitano, Emma Merrill, Erin O’Keefe, Maeve Reynolds, Natalie Stott, Aashish Suresh, Abigail Touhey, Annika von Schoeler-Ames
On VERY special occasions, the athletic department reserves the right to award a blanket to those who have given exceptional service to our athletic program over a number of years. The athletic department unanimously agrees that a combined 79 years of head coaching at Williston definitely qualifies as “exceptional service.” Retiring Assistant Head of School Ann Pickrell and Academic Dean Greg Tuleja were given blankets with the class of 2022.
It is now my privilege to award our senior athletic awards. This year for the third time, we 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 tremendous contributor to two programs where he distinguished himself both as a outstanding competitor and a leader. In the fall, he was a two-time captain of our boys cross country team winning the team sportsmanship award as a senior. His coaches laud his commitment to supporting all of his teammates whether it was the novice seventh grader or his senior peer. In the spring, he was a tremendous contributor to our very talented baseball team where he once again served as a rare two-time captain. He is widely known by both his peers and his opponents as a wonderful teammate and an exceptionally gracious competitor. It gives us great pleasure to award this 2022 Athletic Leadership Award to Jerry Landman.
The senior Athletic Leadership Award for girls will be shared by two girls this spring. The first recipient is a tremendous athlete who demonstrated her athleticism and leadership by serving as a three-sport captain this year. In the fall, she earned both team MVP and All NEPSAC honors for her outstanding play in volleyball. In the winter, she captained our squash team while also earning team MVP and winning the Class E individual championship. In the spring, she was one of the finest tennis players we have had in years winning team MVP award every year since the ninth grade. While these accomplishments are noteworthy, her coaches unanimously laud her grace under pressure, her generosity of spirit and her interest in the experience of all of her teammates. As one of her coaches said, she is both “one of the best players and one of the finest people I have ever had the privilege to work with.” It gives me great pleasure to present this Athletic Leadership Award to Praghya Athavan Raja.
The final Athletic Leadership Award recipient earned varsity letters during all 11 of her seasons at Williston. In the fall, she captained a tournament bound girls soccer team as a fierce outside defender winning an award for outstanding contribution to the program. In the winter, she was an All NEPSAC defensemen on our championship girls ice hockey team. In the spring, she captained our very good lacrosse team as an attackman. While her coaches unanimously describe her as one of the most fierce relentless dependable competitors they have ever coached, they also describe her as an incredibly selfless teammate who always puts the team’s best interests ahead of her own. It gives me great pleasure to award this Athletic Leadership Award to Emma Merrill.
Let me know 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.” The award is determined by a vote of our program’s head coaches.
This year’s Denman recipient has made a terrific impact on our community and athletic program during his five years at Williston. A very rare three sport impact athlete in our boys program, he earned a Blanket Award for his exceptional participation in the program. During the fall, he is arguably one of the finest water polo players in our school’s history setting our all-time scoring record while leading our team to the NEPSAC semifinal earning All NEPSAC honors. During the winter season, he had an exceptional career in the pool earning All NEPSAC honors for three years helping to lead our team to back-to-back NEPSAC championships while setting both school and NEPSAC records. During the spring season, he demonstrated his versatility as an athlete captaining the lacrosse team while earning all-league honorable mention. Beyond these outstanding accomplishments, he is widely considered by his coaches to be a tremendous competitor and teammate. It gives us great pleasure to award the 2022 Denman Award to Jack Haddad.
The 2022 Alumnae Award will be shared by two girls this year.
The first recipient has been an impact player and leader in our athletic program since the day she stepped foot on campus four years ago. Her coaches say that it is no small coincidence that all of her teams have been incredibly successful. In the fall, she was a major contributor to our tournament bound field hockey program captaining the team as a senior while winning the Sportsmanship award. During the winter, she was our starting goalie in ice hockey for four years capping a tremendous career by helping to lead our team to a NEPSAC championship winning both tournament MVP honors and All NEPSAC honors. In the spring, as our starting shortstop for four years, she was a team captain, MVP and all league player. Beyond her significant contribution to our program, she is widely considered by all of her coaches as one of the finest leaders they have ever coached, a terrific competitor, and a wonderful representative of our school. It gives us great pleasure to award this 2022 Alumnae Award to Natalie Stott.
Our second recipient is a six-year senior who earned 17 letters in 17 seasons at Williston – a remarkable accomplishment in itself! While she became an All-NEPSAC diver in the winter, she made her greatest impact as a member of our cross country and track and field programs where she served as a team captain in both sports earning 12 letters. Her list of accomplishments in cross country speak for themselves – 6 time MVP, 5 time All NEPSAC, #1 on our course honor roll, NEPSAC champion in both the Division 2 race and in the all division all-star race. In the spring, her accomplishments were nearly as exceptional – MVP as both a junior and senior, NEPSAC champion and school record holder in both the 800 and 1500 as well as the 4 x 400. As a senior last fall, her leadership and resilience were tested, but true to form, she continued to lead and inspire her teammates despite her own challenges. Beyond her outstanding accomplishments, what stands out the most to her coaches is that she has always been a tremendous role model for her peers as an example of what it means to be a supportive teammate and an exemplary competitor. It gives us great pleasure to present this Alumnae Bowl to Abigail Touhey.