Cassie Bonifas – Michigan Tech University – Soccer
Major – Biomedical Engineering
Favorite Soccer Memory – Spending time with her team during the sleepovers. She is looking forward to their senior season and competing for a SEC and District Championship.
Varsity Soccer Coach Tom Greeley said: “All of the PHS Girl’s Soccer coaches are excited and proud to see Cassie take her talents in the classroom and her talents on the field to Michigan Tech next fall. Cassie is a humble and extremely hard working student athlete who simply loves the game of soccer. Cassie’s contributions to the team over the past three years have been absolutely tremendous. Just reading her list of accomplishments as a Pirate soccer player is a testament to her outstanding work ethic. Her hard nosed relentless style of play adds a definite dimension to our squad when we are on the field. Cassie will be a great addition to Michigan Tech’s program and we hope to hear great things about her when she concludes her high school career.”
Al Thorington – Kellog Community College – Baseball
Favorite High School Baseball Moment – Beating the 5th ranked Grandville Bulldogs last spring. He is also looking forward to creating some more exciting memories in his upcoming senior season.
Varsity Baseball Coach Bill Cortez said: “This young man has a trieless work ethic and is a leader for our ball club. There’s a reason the guys in the program look up to him. Al is a hard worker, great teammate, and very humble. He’s certainly a great player and even better young man! Al has absolutely been a joy to coach. Kellogg is getting an outstanding person and player. We all very proud of Al and excited for his bright future.”
Jana Hummel – Davis & Elkins College (WV) – Swimming
Major – Athletic Training
High School Highlights – Jana is a multi-sport athlete competing for both the Swim and the Track & Field teams.
Jana’s favorite Pirate memory includes, “There are many memories and experiences from my years as a Pirate that I have come to cherish. However my favorite memory happened a lot more than once. In fact I occured every morning. My favorite memory is being able to wake up with the swim girls and get ready in the mornings for school. We always played music and had fun, even though it was definitely early in the morning.”
Head Swim Coach Laura Eibler said: ” Jana is a hard worker. She has more energy than the Energizer Bunny! She is a lot of fun to coach. I wish her the best in her new adventure next year.”
Megan Black – Delta College (MS) – Diving
Major – Exotic Veternarian
High School Moment: Megan is competing at the MHSAA State Diving meet this Friday after a strong qualifying performance at regionals.
Head Diving Coach Kate Riedel said: “Megan is an extremely bright and talented young woman both on the diving boards and in academics. Over the past three years, that talent, combined with a lot of hard work and determination, has led her to great success at conference, regional and state meets. I have watched her constantly improve over her high school career and know that she will continue to do the same next year at Delta State.”