The 2016 Varsity Soccer Team
Westover's soccer program has been continually growing stronger over the years. The Wildcat philosophy is based on sportsmanship, hard work, commitment, and dedication to school, team and self. Each season begins in August with a pre-season sports camp that includes a variety of conditioning, strength training, and tactical and technical drills. During this camp, players bond with each other and learn what it is like to be a complete player. They also come to understand the importance of positive spirit and consistent tactical team play.
The mission of the soccer program is to promote the development of the complete athlete. Athletes learn to move out of their comfort zones in order to compete to the best of their abilities both on the field and in the classroom.
The soccer program allows for the development of the novice player as well as accomplished athlete. Nearly every year team members have earned All New England Honors as well as CISAC All-League and Honorable Mention. Many of our Varsity level players look to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level.
The 2016 team will have several key returners, looking to have a competitive schedule under Head Coach Cathie Hillian '99 in her third year. Coach Hillian is assisted by Kim Allen in her second season. The team also welcomes Eric Mathieu to the coaching squad.
Westover was represented well in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference this winter with five athletes being named All-NEPSAC in swimming and basketball.
The varsity swimmers are honored as National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Silver Level Scholar team for earning a team GPA of above 3.5.
At the Winter Sports Awards held on March 1, each team was recognized and the girls were awarded their letters, pins, and certificates. Nineteen students received team awards, while four were recognized as All-CISAC (Connecticut Independent School Athletic Conference), three as CISAC Honorable Mention, and one as a NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) All-Star.
The Swim Team's successes at the New England Prep School Swimming and Diving Division III Championships included its first New England Champion.