Photo Courtesy of Fredericka Walker
Photo Courtesy of Fredericka Walker

CLASS OF 2021 COMMITTED ATHLETES

June 15, 2021

Each year, a number of Westfield seniors commit to playing a sport in college, with many of them receiving athletic scholarships. This year, the school had 21 seniors committing to colleges for athletics. On May 17th, the athletics department hosted a ceremony for them in the gym, with each senior giving a speech. The event was live-streamed, with the athletes’ family and friends invited to attend in person.

View their names, photos, colleges they will be attending, and statements below:

Baseball

Photo courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Tyler Muscar

James Madison University

“I’d like to thank my parents for sacrificing their time for me, driving up and down the East Coast for tournaments, and my coaches here at Westfield and in my childhood programs for giving me the opportunity to play at the next level.”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Kevin Mackmin

Christopher Newport University

“I want to thank my parents for supporting me throughout this process, as well as Coach Hahne for giving me this opportunity and keeping my love of baseball strong.”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Nick Lottchea

College of William & Mary

“I want to thank Coach Ritz, Coach Hersey, and Coach Hahne in particular for taking a chance on me when not a lot of coaches would’ve my freshman year. It gave me a lot of confidence and allowed me to get to the next level. Thank you guys for letting me follow my passion and helping me get to the next level.”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

William Poch

Ferrum College

“I wanted to thank my parents for always believing in me, and I wanted to thank Coach Hahne for really helping me through adversity and helping me become mentally tough. I want to thank my teammates as well.”

 

Basketball

 

Photo courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Gabby Reed

University of Toronto

“College can be very scary, and coming into a supportive environment like a basketball team is going to be so much fun for me, and it will keep me motivated in going”

 

 

 

Dive

Photo Courtesy of Dane Kudlacik

Dane Kudlacik

George Mason University

“I would like to thank my parents, both Coach Andy and Coach Russ as well as my DDC family for pushing me to the spot I am at today.”

 

 

 

Football

Photo Courtesy of Alex Richards

Alex Richards

Virginia Tech

“I would like to thank my mom, friends, and coaches for helping me follow my dreams in football.”

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Carson Saint Germain.

Carson Saint Germain

Christopher Newport University

“I want to thank my parents, for everything they’ve done for me. They got me into football when I was 8…I want to thank my coaches, Coach Simmons, Coach Sholders, and Coach Keating – they helped me throughout high school, even when I was feeling down. Lastly, I wanted to thank my teammates, who always pushed me to be my best throughout practices and games.”

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Fred Ingham.(delbray.com)

CJ Hoffman

Howard University

“I’m excited to compete against a higher level and push myself to succeed. I’m also looking forward to living in DC and getting to know the area. I would like to thank all of my coaches, especially Coach Blair, for all of the time and effort they invested in me to get me to this point. I’d also like to thank Aron Dishun for giving me someone to look up to on the field.”

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Elijah Tarlton

Frostburg State University

“I would like to thank my friends, family, coaches, and everyone that I’ve trained with who took the time to make me better.”

 

Lacrosse

Photo Courtesy of Molly O’ Brien.

Molly O’Brien

Radford University

“I’d like to thank my club team coach, who’s been coaching me for 8 years, and I’d also like to thank my parents for supporting me through everything.”

 

 

Soccer

Photo Courtesy of Gin Gin Photo.

Lily Render

University of South Carolina

“I am looking forward to playing at a more competitive level and improving as a player. I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me through my years of soccer. I would also like to thank my coach Mikey Welsh for constantly talking to college coaches for me and helping me commit to South Carolina.”

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of John Caccivio (ginginphoto.com)

Lexi Agee

Virginia Wesleyan University

“I would like to thank all of my coaches, high school and club, and of course my parents and family for always supporting me.”

 

 

 

 

Soccer and Track

Photo Courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Hannah Arnett

University of Mary Washington

“I want to thank my coaches, my team, and my friends for always being there, and for all of you here [at the ceremony] for supporting us, seniors.”
 

 

Softball

Photo Courtesy of Michael Corwin.

Kristen Blee

Shenandoah University

“I want to thank my parents for putting me in tee-ball when I was five, and my entire family for supporting me from then until now. I especially want to thank Coach Rob for helping me fall in love with the sport. I am looking forward to continuing to play the sport I love for another four years.”

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Grace Paredes

Grace Paredes

Seton Hill University

“I’m looking forward to joining a great softball program at Seton Hill University and getting to play softball at the next level has always been my goal and I am so happy and excited to get to have this experience over the next four years. I would like to thank my travel coaches from LLG NOVA for helping me through the recruitment process. I would also like to thank Rob Estabrooke for everything he has done for me throughout my softball journey. And would especially like to thank my mom for all she does every day for me. Go Griffins!.”

 

 

 

Track

Photo Courtesy of Fredericka Walker.

Fredericka Walker

Columbia University

“I would like to thank my family, my mom for always supporting me especially financially in track cause it is not cheap, my sister, Fredsal cause without her I would not be in track, my older brother, Fred for be my teammate and always taking me to practice or dropping me off early for meets, and my younger brother, Sederick for always encouraging me as well. I would also like to thank all of my coaches and friends for their endless support.”

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Emma Seetoo.

Emma Seetoo

Texas Christian University

“For college in general, I look forward to meeting new people, experiencing all the school traditions, and becoming a part of the TCU community. As a collegiate athlete, I look forward to competing at the highest level for collegiate athletics, and of course, getting all the free gear! I would like to thank my amazing parents who have supported me in everything I do on and off the track and Coach Julian, for making me fall in love with this sport wouldn’t be here without them!”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Shaam Alnatour

Shaam Alnatour

Alderson Broaddus University

“What I am most looking forward to is definitely the competition and intensity that comes with it. I’d like to thank Coach Maurice Hutton, Coach Julian, and the whole GPT family for their support and for pushing me to my limits.”

 

 

 

Wrestling

Photo Courtesy of Fred Ingham (delbray.com)

Anthony Villarroel

Averett University

“Thank everyone for coming and supporting all of us support our dreams. I am excited to pursue my career in Wrestling at Averett.”

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




THE WATCHDOG • Copyright 2021 • FLEX WordPress Theme by SNOLog in