Plainville High School hosted an “Athletic Celebration” on June 19 for six seniors who will be going on to compete in collegiate athletics.
Hannah Lennon will attend Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where she looks to compete on the equestrian team.
Lennon has been riding her entire life and has been on the Interscholastic Equestrian Association team for two years.
She was also a member of the Plainville High School girls tennis program.
Jailen Lindsey will attend Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire and will join the football program.
Lindsey was a member of the varsity football team at Plainville High School the last two years. He was also a member of the basketball team and track and field program.
Nathan Michalek will attend Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he will be part of the baseball program.
Michalek has been playing baseball for 13 years and was a four-year varsity player at Plainville High School, serving as captain his senior year.
Dylan Morrell will attend Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, and will continue his baseball career there.
Morrell was a four-year player at PHS, and served as captain his senior year.
Amiyah Peters will attend Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and will join the women’s basketball team.
Peters has been playing basketball for six years and was a point/shooting guard the last four years on the varsity team at PHS. She was also a member of the outdoor track and field program.
EJ Wynkoop will attend Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, where he will be a preferred walk-on in track and field. He has participated in track for seven years.
Also, Wynkoop played football for seven years and was a running back on the varsity team the last two years.
The “Athletic Celebration” event was organized by Plainville Community Schools’ Athletic Director Chris Farrell.
Farrell said: “I couldn’t be more proud of these six student-athletes. They worked extremely hard to balance academics and athletics. They have represented Plainville High School so well and I am very confident they will continue to do so. The work ethic and dedication they have shown over the last four years will surely be the reason for their continued success. I strongly believe they will become a huge asset for their new programs in college, not only athletically but academically.”
Said PHS principal Roberto Medic: “On behalf of our entire faculty and staff I extend our sincere congratulations to these student-athletes on continuing their academic and athletic careers at the college level. Their respective schools and programs are getting strong students, hard-working athletes, but more importantly, high-quality people. We look forward to following their careers and cheering them on.”
-- Press Release