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West Catholic Softball Celebrates Four Outstanding Seniors

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From Left to Right Seniors
#6 Kristen Kimball, #2 Nicole Szymczak, #8 Anna Smith & #9 Lauren Zielinski

 

The West Catholic Falcons celebrated four seniors graduating with the class of 2017 this evening before a single game against Unity Christian. All four of the seniors are starters for the Falcons and make a tremendous impact both on and off the field.

Senior Captain, Nicole Szymczak acts as a solid and consistent second baseman and picther for the Falcons with a .609 fielding percentage thus far in the season and 8 doubles at the plate. Szymczak also earned Individual Academic All-State and will be attending Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in the fall within the Dental Hygiene Program.

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Senior shortstop and pitcher, Anna Smith provides a solid defense and powerhouse offensive performance with a batting average of .398, 22 RBI’s and her second home run today during the Falcons’ game against Unity Christian. Smith will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall.

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In the circle as pitcher and shortstop, Kristen Kimball has played varsity for the Falcons all four years at West Catholic. Raking up All-conference, All-district and Advanced All-Area North during previous seasons Kimball is on a season high with 181 strikeouts and .935 fielding percentage. Kimball is also a captain for the Falcons and will be continuing her softball career at Aquinas College to study Nursing in the fall.

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Senior Lauren Zielinski wraps up the outstanding senior class as the starting left fielder. Zielinski has a .876 fielding percentage and 13 put outs on the season. She also received Individual Academic All-State this season. Zielinski will be attending Ferris State University in the fall to study optometry.

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All four of the seniors play a large role in the success of the Falcons this season. The Falcons will play at the Portland High School Suzzane J. Buche/Cancer Awareness Tournament on Saturday beginning at 10 am.

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