It was a spring season that by no means occurred.
Whereas people all through Franklin County have been impacted over the previous few months because of the coronavirus pandemic, we right here on the Recorder sports activities division have determined to honor all of the senior student-athletes who had been unable to take part in spring sports activities. Practices and video games had been canceled, championship trophies weren’t capable of be chased, however the graduating seniors all through our protection space nonetheless should have their tales informed and be honored.
We are going to acknowledge all eight of our MIAA faculties over the course of two weeks, with senior rosters, photographs and details about all of them.
We proceed in the present day with Franklin County Technical Faculty’s seniors. Listed here are their tales, as informed by their coaches:
Seniors: Garret Cole, Max Leh, Jared Vielmetti-Perusse, Jacob Shaw, Dylan Mallet, Shawn Telega
After breaking via with a postseason victory in 2019, the Franklin Tech baseball group had hoped to construct on that momentum with one other huge 12 months within the Tri-County League South this spring.
Head coach Dan Prasol had a strong core of seniors seeking to do exactly that, and the skipper anticipated to as soon as once more be within the combine earlier than issues got here crashing to a halt simply earlier than follow was set to start.
Setting the desk was Cole, who had just lately wrapped up a standout basketball profession within the winter and was slated to contribute for the Eagles this spring on the mound and in middle subject.
“Garret figured to be a beginning pitcher or nearer for the group,” provided Prasol. “He was slated to begin in middle subject and would have been a co-captain his senior 12 months. He would have batted out of the four-hole this season.”
Leh, one other veteran varsity participant, was set to affix Cole on the mound and within the outfield.
“Max would have been one of many beginning pitchers on the group, sharing middle subject duties with Cole and Nate Sciandra in left subject,” stated Prasol. “He was one of the crucial versatile gamers on the group providing to fill in and study any place primarily based on want.”
Vielmetti-Perusse was set to be the group’s beginning first baseman this spring, offering a veteran presence at a key place.
“Jared’s versatility would have additionally allowed him to play proper subject and pitch in aid,” Prasol stated.
Behind the plate, Shaw would’ve been within the combine for key innings because the group’s catcher.
“Jacob was slated to be the lead contender for catching duties his senior 12 months,” the coach stated. “Jacob has at all times been a educated and reliable participant on the group.”
A flexible possibility, Mallet was set to occupy a number of roles within the Franklin Tech lineup over the course of the spring marketing campaign.
“Dylan factored in to pitch in aid in addition to play some outfield for FCTS,” Prasol stated. “His want to study positions made him an asset.”
Telega was slated to be the group’s beginning shortstop this season, and was prone to see some innings out of the bullpen.
“His bunting skills in addition to good base working would have put him within the two-hole for the beginning of the season,” provided Prasol.
Seniors: Isabelle Duga, Mia Scott, Jocelyn Crowningshield, Hailey Jackson, Kelsey Winship
It was to be a altering of the guard on the helm of the Franklin Tech softball program this spring. Athletic director Joe Gamache was signed up for his first season of varsity obligation main the softball group, taking over the function along with his gigs as soccer and women basketball coach on the faculty.
“I can converse to every of the 5 seniors who had been anticipated to play softball this 12 months however haven’t truly coached them in softball,” stated Gamache.
Duga, enrolled in landscaping and horticulture on the faculty, was to make her softball debut in 2020. She was the captain of the women basketball group this previous season that received a postseason recreation for the primary time in program historical past, and has additionally earned varsity letters in volleyball and soccer.
Scott is a twin enrollment scholar who attends courses at Greenfield Group Faculty, and is enrolled in Tech’s well being expertise program. She has been on the softball group at FCTS since her sophomore 12 months when she transferred into the varsity.
Winship is one other veteran participant who’s enrolled in landscaping and horticulture. The skilled athlete has additionally participated on the volleyball group throughout her tenure as an Eagle.
Jackson would have been showing in her fourth 12 months as a varsity softball participant on the faculty. A well being expertise scholar, she additionally participated in three years of basketball and 4 years of subject hockey.
Rounding out the proficient and skilled senior class is Crowningshield, who was enrolled in machine expertise. A 3-sport athlete and captain, she has been a key contributor on the soccer, basketball and softball groups for all 4 years of her highschool profession.
Seniors: Donte Rosewarne, Lucas Upham
Rosewarne was a captain his junior 12 months, and massive issues had been anticipated from the speedster coming into his ultimate spring in a Franklin Tech uniform.
A four-year monitor athlete, Rosewarne competed within the 100 and 200 meters, along with the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
“Donte’s objectives appeared affordable and he might have achieved them this 12 months,” provided Tech coach Roman Tsipenyuk. “He needed to run a 100 beneath 11.zero seconds.”
Rosewarne was on a 4×100 relay group that included Upham, and the squad put collectively spectacular instances through the 2019 season.
Upham started competing on the monitor group his sophomore 12 months, and took to the hurdles shortly. His 400-meter hurdle instances improved dramatically, dropping all the way down to 1:15.
“He was actually engaged on turning into higher as an athlete and as a human being,” Tsipenyuk lauded. “In different phrases he would come and work at hurdling even when there was no coach. Though he was quiet when there was one thing on his thoughts you may virtually see him working via it.”
The coach stated that each runners would have been within the combine for Western Mass. and Vocational Championship qualification this spring, had the season occurred.
“I’ll miss them very a lot,” Tsipenyuk stated.
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