Kent Place School is pleased to announce that six members of the graduating class of 2021 have been recruited to play college sports. The following seniors will be continuing their athletic careers at the university level:
Anna Peterson will play Division III lacrosse for Hamilton College.
Audrey Alix will play Division III field hockey for Hamilton College.
Mia Chimenti will join the Division I equestrian team at Baylor University.
Mia Kintiroglou will play Division III tennis for Amherst College.
Skylar Lienhardt will play Division III lacrosse at the University of Chicago.
Peyton Nichols will play Division I soccer at Cornell University.
“For me, Hamilton was an easy choice,” says Alix. “My first time on campus I could immediately sense the energy of a passionate student body and a supportive faculty. The school’s motto, ‘Be Who You Are,’ resonated strongly with me.” Peterson, who will also be attending Hamilton, agrees: “I loved the campus, and the school offered me so many unique opportunities for my college experience.”
All six students have been playing sports since elementary school: “Lacrosse has been a lifelong passion,” says Lienhardt. Says Kintiroglou, “I was playing other sports, but I vividly remember always being the most excited about tennis.”
“Kent Place has prepared me for being a student athlete by providing me all of the tools to navigate a rigorous course load while still having time for sports,” says Chimenti. “Being part of an all girls school has given me the confidence to challenge myself, to not fear failure, and to be open to trying new things,” Nichols says. “These qualities have helped me become a better student, friend, teammate, and soccer player.”
“I’m so pleased for these student athletes,” says Athletic Director Bobbi Moran. “They’ve each worked incredibly hard to prepare themselves for this next level and I’m sure they’ll continue to make all of us very proud. It’s been an honor to watch them grow, and I’m grateful to their coaches and families for supporting our Dragon programs.”
Kent Place School is committed to maintaining a healthy balance among academic work, athletics, and extracurricular activities; participation in athletics is an integral part of an overall Kent Place School education. For more information about the program, please visit www.kentplace.org/athletics