Led by head coach Jeff Pilgrim ’81 and assistant Katelyn McCabe, the 2003 NEPSAC champion Williston girls soccer team was exceptional. The team’s championship marked a steady progression for a senior-laden team that finished runner-up in 2001, as co-champions in 2002, and as winners outright in 2003. Led on the field by captains Katie Coffey, Rachel Kozera, and Danielle Wieneke, the team won or tied 17—nine of them shut-outs—of their 19 contests while, playing one of the most challenging schedules in New England. In addition to defeating top prep programs from Andover, Deerfield, and Kent, the girls defeated college JV teams from Springfield and Williams. The team’s excellent regular season earned a #1 seed in the NEPSAC Class B tournament. The girls won an exciting 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Worcester Academy and then defeated ISL power Thayer Academy 4-2 to advance to the final. The championship game versus Tabor Academy was held at Loomis Chaffee. Late in the first half, senior Katie Coffey converted her 16th goal of the season. The team held on to win 1-0. Not surprisingly, a number of school records were broken and several team members garnered postseason honors. Senior goalie Devon Collins set three new records: career shutouts, saves and goals against average. Senior Ellie Molyneaux earned All Western New England and scored two goals in the all-star game. Seniors Danielle Wieneke and Amanda Chuda both earned All Western New England and All State. Danielle set the school record for career assists. Senior Katie Coffey capped her marvelous career by becoming the first All American for girls soccer in school history and earning Player of the Year honors in the state of Massachusetts. Katie’s school records included most goals in a season and in a career.