A First: All Winter Teams Head to NEPSAC Champ Play
by Kate Snyder

For the first time in Williston Northampton School history, every winter team has qualified for NEPSAC championship tournament play. 

In the pool this Wednesday, divers Abigail Tuohey '22, Rylie Tirrell '22, Rachel Goodman '20, Alex Coppola '18, and Casey Feins '20 will compete at Westminster School. Meanwhile, our swim teams will be headed to Rhode Island this Saturday to compete in the NEPSAC championship at Roger Williams College. The two-time defending champion girls team will be attempting to win their third straight championship! 

On the ice and the court this Wednesday, we'll see quarterfinal playoff games for the boys and girls varsity hockey and basketball teams. The #4 seeded boys varsity hockey team will face off against #5 seed Brunswick School at Lossone Rink (watch live here), and the #2 seeded boys varsity basketball team will play #7 Belmont Hill at the Athletic Center on campus. Semifinal and final games are scheduled for this weekend.

The #7 girls varsity hockey team will hit the road to play #2 seeded Kent at its rink. And the #5 seeded girls varsity basketball team will head to Berkshire to play its #4-ranked team.

All this comes on the heels of other postseason competition.

Senior wrestlers Kevin O'Sullivan and Andikan Ntia-James participated in league, New England, and national championships and Ntia-James finished in the top 16 in the country with his performance at the nationals at Lehigh University, where both wrestlers competed well against the nation's top athletes.

The girls varsity squash team won a sportsmanship award during their post-season play at Millbrook School and the boys varsity team did well during the Class B NEPSAC championship at Moses Brown School.

One other postseason accomplishment worth noting was senior Sophie Carellas winning the Slalom race at the NEPSAC Class B ski championships held at Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire.  

"It has indeed been a special season for Wildcat athletics as ALL of our winter teams have qualified for and will be competing in NEPSAC championship tournaments," said Athletic Director Mark Conroy. "This is the first time this has happened in the long history of Williston athletics. It has been a wonderful season and we are very proud of all of our student-athletes!"