Left- Alexis Szymecki signs letter of intent to play at University of Hartford. Pictured w/ father (Maciek), mother (Pam), and sisters (twins- Olivia and Krysta) & (Bottom) Right- Megan Keleher signs to play at CCSU. Pictured with father (Ralph) and mother (Lori)
Wethersfield seniors Alexis Szymecki and Megan Keleher have signed letters of intent to continue their soccer careers at local universities.
Szymecki signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Hartford next fall. She was a member of the girls’ soccer program for four years. During her senior season she served as one of the captains, helping guide the Eagles to a second straight CCC North Divisional Championship, while also earning All-Conference and All-State honors after scoring 25 goals and dishing out 10 assists. This past fall she was also selected to the CHSCA Senior Bowl and earned CCC All-Academic status. She will continue to play forward for the Hawks next year.
Outside of soccer at WHS, Szymecki is active in numerous areas, including serving as a captain of the track and field team and has competed in the triple jump, long jump, 100m, and 4x100 relay.
Szymecki is a member of the JETS team and has served on the Student Council. She has been a Corpus Christi CCD teacher and has participated with FSA Soccer for eight years and currently competes with the Ajax Premiere Soccer Club. She has also volunteered her time with the George D. Ritchie Soccer club as a coach and referee.
Keleher signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Central Connecticut State University next fall. Keleher is a three-year starting goalkeeper for Eagles, helping lead the team to two straight CCC titles. During her junior and senior seasons, she was named to both the CCC All-Conference team and the CHSCA All-State team. This past year she served as a captain and was selected to play in the 2018 Soccer Senior Bowl.
Keleher has been active at WHS during her tenure participating in the Yearbook Club, Future Educator's Club, and the Bridge Program. She also played on the golf team her freshman year and was part of the track and field team her junior year. As an honor student, she also received CCC All-Academic status for three seasons.
Outside the high school, she has played soccer for FSA as well as on the ODP U17 team. She also volunteered with the George D. Ritchie Soccer Club with the mini-kickers. Next year at CCSU she will major in Physical Education.
(Information and content provided by the Wethersfield Athletic Department)
The Starting Five: Area Athletes of the Week
Dominque Highsmith- Middletown (Softball): Highsmith went 4-4, including a walk-off homer, as Middletown rallied from a two-run deficit to defeat Glastonbury 10-9 in dramatic fashion last Monday. The senior has saved her best high school season for her last and has already committed to play softball at CCSU next spring.
Conor Senk- Wethersfield (Volleyball): Senk combined for 23 kills, 17 digs, and four aces as Wethersfield swept East Hartford and New Britain in back-to-back nights last Tuesday and Wednesday. The junior is part of a great front line for the Eagles, who have won their first five matches this spring.
Nick Polizonis- Cromwell (Baseball): Polizonis scored three runs as Cromwell earned their first victory of the season, 14-4 over East Hampton last Wednesday. The junior has been solid from the plate this spring, leading the Panthers in hits and runs through the first six games.
Teddy Fravel- Newington (Volleyball): Fravel had a .889 hitting percentage, racking up 17 kills and a block assists in Newington’s three-set victory over Lewis Mills last Friday. The senior has a dozen total blocks, which is tied for a team-high during the Indians’ flawless 6-0 mark this season.
Zac Cyr- Cromwell (Lacrosse): Cyr had a great six-day span, scoring 11 goals and dishing out three assists during the Panthers last three games. The senior scored six goals against Middletown, scored a pair more and dished out three assists against Valley Regional, and scored three more times against Morgan last Thursday. Earlier this month, Cyr scored his 100th career high school goal and has already committed to play college lacrosse at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire next spring.
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