With their senior years ending soon, six Sacred Heart Greenwich athletes recently announced their intention to continue playing sports at the collegiate level.
A four-year player, Morgan Hennessy signed a letter of commitment to continue her golf career at Bucknell University, which has a Division I program that competes in the Patriot League. Hennessy is the defending FAA and New England individual champion and is in her second season as captain of the Tigers’ golf team.
“Whether gathering her team together to energize them or being a role model on and off the links, Hennessy has been a leader for the defending league champion golf team,” Sacred Heart golf coach Karen Panarella said. “She is an outstanding, calm and consistent golfer, who checks off all the boxes for what it means to be a true captain.”
Kalyna Carroll heads to St. Lawrence University in the fall, where she will build upon her swimming career. Sacred Heart’s record-holder in the 50-yard freestyle and 200 freestyle relay, Carroll served as a captain her senior season. Her achievements in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events earned her All-FAA Team honors three consecutive years. She was also recognized as an All-New England performer two straight seasons.
This fall, Clara Geffs will join the rowing team at Columbia University alongside Maeve Hogan, a 2017 Sacred Heart graduate. Geffs began rowing in middle school and after attending the United States Junior National team development camp, she began competing with the Connecticut Boat Club. Last spring her 4-person boat placed second in the northeast.
Ciara Henry will join the John Hopkins University track and field team next year. A three-sport varsity athlete at Sacred Heart, Henry is co-captain of the track and field team. She excels in field sports, such as the javelin, discus and shot put. Henry holds the school record in the javelin throw with a distance of 63-8.
Tory Huchro is going to Cornell University, where she will join the school’s squash team. Madison Miles, who graduated from Sacred Heart in 2016, also plays squash at Cornell. Huchro ended her senior season, which she captained, by finishing fourth in the No. 2-player bracket at the New England Class A Championships. She also helped the Tigers finish among the top 14 teams in Division I at the U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. Huchro received All-FAA accolades her senior season and helped the Tigers finish second in the FAA.
Caleigh Pope will bring her swimming skills to Middlebury College. A middle distance freestyler, Pope captained the Sacred Heart Greenwich team this year, while earning All-FAA honors the past two seasons. She and Carroll were part of team’s 200-yard freestyle relay squad that set a school record at the New England Championship.