Over the last few months the following Pinckney Pirate athletes have commited to continue both their acadmeic and athletic careers at the following institutions.
Back Row: Dalton Knightley – Mid Michigan College – Baseball, Al Thorington – Kellogg Community College – Baseball , Nick Hayes – Siena Heights University – Soccer, Zack DeRoeck – Adrian College – Soccer, Ryan Hanifan – Kalamzoo College Third Row: Alayna Moricz – Lawrence Tech University – Dance, Maya Narayan – Aquanias College – Basketball, Maggie Rapp – United States Military Academy Westpoint – XC/Track, Cassie Bonifas – Michigan Tech University – Soccer Second Row: Courtney Jarema – Oakland University – XC/Track , Jana Hummel – Davis & Elkins College (WV) – Swimming Front Row: Noelle Adriaens – Michigan State University – XC / Track
Not pictured: Isabella Royston – Davenport University – Dance, Jacob Price – Madonna University – Football, Megan Black – Delta College (MS) – Diving, Dylan Deck – Adrian College – Track, Kate Kerns – University of Michigan – Rowing
Courtney Jarema – Oakland University – Cross Country / Track and Field
Major – Elementary Education
What she is excited for – She is excited to be living with her fellow running teammates and fully embracing the college running experience.
Coach’s Comments – “Courtney is a wonderful athlete to work with and I have enjoyed watching her progress as a high school runner and look forward to her accomplishments in the future. She has been a tremendous mentor for the young athlete’s in the XC program, and I wish Courtney the best of luck as her life continues after High School at Oakland University and beyond.” Head Cross Country Coach – Jim Wicker
Nick Hayes – Sienna Heights – Soccer
Major – Business Administration
What he is excited for – To meet and get to know his new teammates.
Coach’s Comments – “Nick Hayes is a truly one of a kind student athlete. He is a gifted soccer player who finished the season with an amazing number of accolades: 1st team all conference, 1st team all district, 1st team all region, 1st team all county, All State honors, most goals (22), most assists (9), most points (31), team MVP, and offensive player of the year. What stands out more than any of that is that Hayes really is a world class leader. Out of my ten years of coaching I don’t think that I have had a player that completely embodies everything that a team Captain is or should be as much as Nick. The team and I are definitely going to miss his skills and his voice but most of all his leadership and character. Nick really is an outstanding person with a great family and I know he will do wonderful things in life.” Sean Grace – Varsity Soccer Coach
Dylan Deck – Adrian College – Track and Field
Major – Nursing
What he is excited for – “I’m excited to meet the team and grow as an athlete.”
Coach’s Comments – “Dylan exemplifies all the characteristics we want in every athlete in our program- hard worker, great student, humble, and just overall a great young man. Dylan has had a tremendous 4 year varsity track career and has accomplished great things during his time. We look forward to seeing what he does next on the track and in life!” Head Boys Track and Field Coach – Matt Gerardi
Kate Kerns – University of Michigan – Rowing
Major – Biochemistry on a Pre-Med Track with plans to become a Dermatologist
What she is excited for – “I am excited to go to the University of Michigan to expand my horizons both in the classroom and out on the water training. Rowing was never something I thought I would pursue but I am very eager to absorb everything that the BIG 10 University has in store for me. Go Blue!”
Coach’s Comments – “Kate is an extraordinary young lady who set her goals high and pushed herself to achieve. She is an exceptional leader and athlete, while maintaining academic excellence. U of M is lucky to have Kate join their Wolverine community. Go Green!” -Varsity Volleyball Coach – Susan Bostian
Noelle Adriaens- Michigan State University – Cross Country / Track and Field
Major – Dietitics
What she is excited for – Noelle is excited for the opportunity to compete for a Big 10 University in the sport she loves.
Coach’s Comments – “Noelle is a superb athlete and competitor as well as the Rock of our Team! She is the epitome of an ideal Track Athlete who never misses a workout and always gives 100% in each and every training workout she completes. She has been one of the Pillars of our teams successful attempt to be the SEC WHITE DIVISION CHAMPIONS—-stepping up numerous times to compete in 3 or 4 distance events to contribute points for a team victory. Her mental toughness as a competitor is unmatched and she sets goals that she goes for until they are accomplished. I am so PROUD of the strong young women and Athlete that I have had the pleasure to have on The PINCKNEY PIRATE TRACK TEAM for 4 years—She is a TRUE COMPETITOR!!! CONGRATULATIONS NOELLE!!! ” Coach Shelters – Varsity Girls Track & Field Coach
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