Lauren Ward, a BT senior, is heading to Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, to swim with the Hoyas.
Laurens is a four-year member of the Lady Titans swim team and has been named MVP since her freshman year.
According to BT head girls’ swimming coach, Beth Kosbab, Lauren is one who goes above and beyond to become the best possible athlete she can be. “Lauren is willing to put in long hours both in the pool and out to improve her stroke and her times,” said Kosbab. “To see her swim is truly incredible—every stroke has both purpose and intensity as she is driven by a competitive spirit. But, once out the pool, Lauren is a fun loving, friendly, bright, and humble person. She shows sportsmanship and respect for her competitors, always admiring the talent of others and remaining modest about her own.
“Lauren loves all aspects of the sport: she helps out at our practices to give stroke tips to her teammates; she helps crunch the numbers to find the fastest relays for meets; she researches new workouts and techniques; and she cheers for other swimmers on during meets. I can always rely on her to set a good example for the other swimmers, as she is the perfect role model of what you can do with hard work, focus, and a positive attitude,” said Kosbab.
Photo – (back row) Athletic Director Ricky Turner, Head Girls’ Swim Coach Beth Kosbab, Kaitlin Ward Principal Frank Moore, (front row) Susan, Lauren and Preston Ward.
BT senior Allison Kuse has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Villanova University, located in Villanova, Penna.
Allison, who has been on the BT varsity girls’ team since her freshman year, was named the St. Sebastian Award recipient and received the Titan Spirit Award.
“Allison is a true leader both on and off the court,” said the Lady Titan’s head coach, Alan Keel. “She is always cheering and encouraging her teammates during team matches; and she is instrumental in keeping spirits high in the halls amongst team members. Allison is also the spiritual leader of our team organizing prayer cards and leading team prayers before matches. Her teammates voted Allison the St. Sebastian Award Winner last season, as the player most representing the mission of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School.”
Photo – (back row) Athletic Director Ricky Turner, Head Girls’ Tennis Coach Alan Keel, Principal Frank Moore, (front row) Michelle, Allison, and Michael Kuse
Conner Schmit, a senior at Blessed Trinity, had committed to play baseball with the Piedmont College Lions, in Demorest, Georgia.
Conner has been a member of the BT Titans baseball team for the past three years in the position of pitcher, and according to head coach, Andy Harlin, is well deserving of this accomplishment. “He’s a college baseball player and he’s going to a great place to play for an outstanding coach. He’s going to be a 2-way guy, meaning he will pitch and play in the field, which shows what type of athlete he is. It’s also good he’s going to be close to home so we get a chance to see him play in college,” said Harlin.
Photo: Photo – (back row) Athletic Director Ricky Turner, Head Boy’s Baseball Coach Andy Harlin, Jared Schmit, Principal Frank Moore, (front row) Rena, Conner, and Dave Schmit
Jeff Sidlovsky, a BT senior and a member of the varsity baseball team for three years, has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Georgia.
Jeff, is an infield player for the Titans, was named Freshman of the Year as well as Offensive Player of the Year during his tenure with the team.
“I’ve been doing this for 23 years and Jeff is right at the top,” said head coach Andy Harlin. “We don’t build stars, we build teams and Jeff is the perfect example of that philosophy. Jeff is a young man of the highest moral character and integrity who is also a great baseball player. We are all very proud of Jeff and the University of Georgia is getting a great young man. The SEC is one of the best conferences in college baseball. “
According to Coach Harlin, although Jeff will have a chance to go to Omaha and play in the College World Series every year, “ most importantly, he is going to be getting a great education which will set him up for the rest of his life. “
Photo: Photo – (back row) Athletic Director Ricky Turner, Eric Sidlovsky, Head Boy’s Baseball Coach Andy Harlin, Principal Frank Moore, (front row) Judy, Jeff, and Peter Sidlovsky.