Girls soccer at Williston boasts an illustrious legacy. The varsity team is widely celebrated for its diverse makeup of domestic and international students who come together to play an elegant style of attacking soccer supported by solid defensive commitments.
The team competes in the Class B NEPSAC tournament against Miss Porter’s, Hotchkiss, and Suffield Academy with an intensely competitive schedule, often fielding players from these collegiate programs as opponents. Many alumni continue playing volleyball at higher education institutions after graduation.
Williston boys’ soccer has a rich legacy and tradition, offering thrilling and fulfilling play for players at all levels. Our program encompasses multiple levels of the game with an emphasis on team camaraderie. The varsity team competes in one of the most highly competitive leagues in New England prep school soccer, with rivalries against Loomis Chaffee, Choate, Hotchkiss, and Taft. Players strive for excellence on and off the field through character development and leadership development, with many graduates going on to play at the college level, such as Babson College, Amherst College Brown University, Dartmouth Michigan State, and RPI!
Williston athletes are known for demonstrating determination, hard work, and pride when representing their school in sports like football, basketball, soccer, and swimming. Coaches instill teamwork and sportsmanship into all players regardless of the sport they participate in.
Established at our school in 1972, girls’ soccer boasts a proud legacy at our school. Offering multiple levels of play at each age group and level, coaches work tirelessly to give every girl an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The varsity team consistently ranks within the top third of the Western New England prep school league, boasts one of the most challenging schedules in the NEPSAC Class B competition, and has won three championships since 2002! Alumnae have gone on to play at Amherst College, Boston College, College of Wooster Cornell University, Fairfield University, Dartmouth College, Mount Holyoke College, Providence College, and the University of Hartford, among others.
On a crisp Tuesday evening, the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave easily defeated the Williston Red Devils in a short but impressive contest, lasting just one regulation half. At the conclusion of that half, senior Karuna Leslie and five other upperclassmen received a special send-off as Blue Wave players formed a tunnel so they could walk through with their parents postgame.
Williston High School’s athletic programs are at the core of their overall mission. From competitive games to building strong senses of sportsmanship and excellence among students, Williston’s athletic programs serve as an integral element of school life.
NEPSAC, a nationally-renowned prep school league known for academics and athletic competition, hosts our varsity boys basketball program with multiple levels of play that emphasize individual development, team cohesion, and overall improvement for every athlete in our program.
Williston won its inaugural state championship Friday night at Lakeland’s RP Funding Center, with Senior Greg Maxwell scoring 22 points to lead Williston past Chipley 58-49. Four Red Devil players all finished double figures – Maxwell (12), Quincy Parker (12), Daquayvious Sorey (13) and Anthony Merced (11).
Williston began to gain momentum in the second quarter, as Maxwell and Parker each scored three points to give Williston a 21-9 edge. Unfortunately, however, Chipley’s full-court pressure began to wear Williston down, forcing it into six turnovers in only the final period alone.
After Kyler Bryant from Chipley missed a layup attempt, Merced hit two free throws to give Williston its 54-49 lead with 38 seconds remaining. But on their next inbound play, Parker fouled Bryant. On this attempt at one-and-one, he missed both shots, giving Williston its inaugural state title win.
Steve Ervin, an alumnus and former NBA player himself, has led the Red Devils as head coach for 26 years. Under his guidance, Ervin’s teams have amassed an overall record of 620-423 with nine division titles and three NEPSAC regular season championships to their credit. Ervin also boasts an impressive list of alumni who have gone on to compete at college levels, such as Amherst, Boston College, Colgate, Connecticut College Dartmouth Fairfield Mount Holyoke, MIT Quinnipiac, and the University of Hartford, among many more!
Williston High School athletes consistently display determination, dedication, and pride when representing their school in athletic events like football, basketball, soccer, and swimming. Williston’s sports programs foster teamwork, discipline, and respect among their student-athletes as they gain skills that they will bring with them well beyond their high school years.
Williston entered William N. Barry Gymnasium Monday night as the top-ranked team in Class 1A, expecting an easy ride against visiting Newberry teams on both sides. However, these proved a much tougher test than expected.
Newberry made an early impactful statement against Williston with two seniors – Evalyn Guild and Sarah Beaulieu each scoring six points during the opening quarter. Newberry continued their dominance by outscoring Williston 21-6 in the second quarter to take an 11-point advantage into halftime at 28-18.
Our varsity girls’ program is an original member of the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association and boasts one of the most competitive schedules in the league, with matches against Loomis Chaffee, Choate, Hotchkiss, Deerfield, and Taft, as well as Berkshire Pomfret Suffield Miss Porters, as well as local prep schools Berkshire Pomfret Suffield Miss Porters, have qualified for three out of four NEPSAC Class B tournaments with many graduates have gone on to play collegiately such as Amherst College Brown University Bowdoin College Fairfield Lehigh University Mount Holyoke College and RPI among many others.