Surrounded by friends, family, and coaches – both new and old – four of our Pirate athletes took one step closer to graduation by committing to continue to their athletic and academic careers at various Michigan colleges. Congratulations Pirates!
Maya Narayan – Aquinas College – Basketball
Major – Undecided
What she is excited for – To continue to play the game she loves!
Coach’s Comments – “Maya has been in the program since her first year playing in 6th grade. At first she wasn’t keen on playing basketball, but has grown to absolutely love the game. We are so proud of her for taking her playing to the next level. She will be coached well and will continue to become the best player she can be. She’s always been a leader in the classroom as well which will make her successful in whatever she decides to do after college. She will be missed. We wish her well and good luck in college.” – Varsity Coach, Jarrett Cogswell
Ryan Hanifan – Kalamazoo College – Football
Major – Business
What he will miss the most- Playing alongside all of the guys that he has since they were little.
Coach’s Comments – “Ryan Hanifan is an outstanding young man who has a bright future! He has a tremendous work ethic, and is extremely committed. Ryan had a tremendous senior year as our lockdown corner on defense, and earned all SEC honors! We’re very proud of Ryan, and know that he’s going to do big things at Kzoo!” – Varsity Head Coach, Rod Beaton
Jacob Price – Madonna University – Football
Major – Fire Science
What he will miss the most – Playing for the community of Pinckney.
Coach’s Comments – “Jacob Price has had an outstanding career in the Pinckney Football program! He was a three year starter on Varsity, played in two home playoff games, won an SEC championship, was all SEC two years in a row, and was all KLAA honorable mention as a sophomore. Jacob is a program kid, and will be known for his great attitude, work ethic, and tremendous dedication to being the best he can be! Madonna is getting an outstanding football player, and even greater young man!” – Varsity Head Coach, Rod Beaton
Zack DeRoeck – Adrian College – Soccer
Major – Business
What he will miss the most – “Playing with Owen Wurzer!”
Coach’s Comments – “I could not be more proud of Zack. He is not only a great soccer player but an even better young man. The Adrian Bulldogs are really lucky to get such an amazing student athlete.” – Varsity Coach, Sean Grace