During a two-part ceremony Monday night, the Williston Northampton School celebrated 27 student-athletes for their collegiate athletic commitments. Nineteen boys and eight girls were feted during the event across 10 sports. Nine athletes inked commitments to Division I programs.
“This accomplishment is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and support over many years for these student-athletes,” Athletic Director Mark Conroy said during the ceremony. “Support from coaches, teammates, and especially family. We are very proud of all of them.”
Eleven athletes announced their collegiate football commitments Monday, the largest grouping for any sport, with five of those commitments being made to Division I FBS or FCS programs. Two girls hockey players also made Division I commitments—to the same team, Brown University.
“For 11 guys go play college football—that’s great. I mean, that’s, that’s why you come to school like this,” Head Football Coach Tom Beaton said, “to use football, use your academics and give yourself an opportunity that you might not have gotten without football.”
Photos were taken of each student as they were honored, including with family members in attendance, coaches, and teammates. For Williston’s Canadian students, each time a family picture was taken, they all gathered on stage with each other to act as stand-ins. For many of the athletes, teammates and coaches from multiple sports stepped onto the dais to take pictures.
The signing ceremony Monday is one of three Williston holds each year, and is typically the largest of the ceremonies. In the fall, the school honored three athletes that signed their National Letter of Intent to play Division I athletics. The large number of scholar-athletes announcing their college commitments this winter continues a recent trend at Williston—last year, 32 student-athletes were honored, a record for the school.
“These ceremonies provide our community with an opportunity to recognize our senior student-athletes.” Conroy said. “At Williston, we expect that the class of 2023 will have well over 35 percent of its graduates headed off to play in college next year. This is a reflection of the quality of our athletic program. For me this quality is especially reflected in the people who make up Williston—our outstanding coaches and exceptional kids!”
View all of our pictures from the ceremony on our Flickr gallery.
Below is a full list of the athletes honored during the ceremony, broken up by sport:
Baseball—Quinn McDonald, Skidmore College
Football—Felix Antoine Bouchard, Laval University; Jayden Clerveaux, College of the Holy Cross; Dom Di Filippo, Harvard University; Paris Lenon, Merrimack College; Felix Marois, Sacred Heart University; Ian Miller, Tufts University; John Ogletree, Colby College; Joey Pallotta, Trinity College; Junior Poyser, University at Buffalo; Charlie Sciretto, Colby
Boys Golf—Eric Carter, Skidmore
Girls Hockey—Miranda Calderone, Brown University; Ava DeCoste, Brown; Jenna Guglielmi, Wesleyan University; Katherine Kang, Williams College
Boys Lacrosse—Noah Fox, Mount St. Mary’s University; Tate Kuster, Gettysburg College
Boys Soccer—Max Fujimori, Lafayette College; Franceso Grumo, Taylor University; Alex Wolter, Colorado College
Girls Soccer—Annika Jensen, St. Lawrence
Girls Track and Field—Greta Saxe, Gettysburg
Girls Water Polo—Kaitlyn Williams, Iona University
Dual commitments—Jack Morrison, football and lacrosse at Bates College; Louisa Coughlin, field hockey and lacrosse at Haverford College; Will Chalfant, cross-country and track and field at St. Lawrence; Drew Renzella, football and baseball at Williams