Four Seniors Make College Commitments to Play College Sports

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Throughout high school many athletes are encouraged to play a sport in college, but only a few actually do. Seniors Katelyn Taylor, Allyssa Greaver, Samantha Wilson and Jalen Elliot on Feb. 5 all committed  to colleges to continue their athletic careers.

Katelyn Taylor signed to DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn., to continue her athletic career in lacrosse. She started playing lacrosse her freshmen year of high school. She played varsity all four years. She mastered her lacrosse skills with a great team with coaches who were willing to work with her and teach her what she needed to know to be successful. “I had a great coach who would always spending extra time with me and helping me learn the skills I needed to play. I’m going to miss the people that I have been playing with throughout my years at Kenwood,” she said.

Allyssa Greaver signed to attend University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va., and will be continuing her athletic career in lacrosse. She has played lacrosse since she was seven years old and was a part of Kenwood’s varsity lacrosse team all four years of high school. Her sophomore year she was selected to the All-Division team and her junior year made All-County. She has found her lacrosse experience at Kenwood a valuable one to take with her to Charleston. “These four years have helped grow as player,” she said.

Samantha Wilson signed to Virginia Wesleyann in Norfolk, Va., and will be continuing her athletic career in soccer. Sam started playing soccer when she was four years old. She was a part of KHS Varsity soccer team all four year, including 1st team All County junior and senior year, 1st Team All Division junior and senior year, selected for Senior All Star Team. “Going to miss playing for KHS soccer team as it was an experience that reminded me to enjoy playing for fun again”.

Jalen Elliot signed to West Virginia Wesleyann in Buckhannon, West Virginia and will be continuing his athletic career in football. He didn’t start playing football until his freshmen year. He played corner for the Kenwood Bluebird program and was selected as a Scholar Athlete his senior year. He really enjoyed his experience playing football for Kenwood. “Kenwood helped expand me not only as an athlete but also as a person,” he said.

These athletes’ successes were celebrated with pride by their coaches and families. Kenwood wishes these student athletes the best of luck as they continue their athletic career in college.

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