Weston alumni athletes to speak to students, parents

Former Weston High athletes willspeak to middle and high school student athletes, parents and coaches about how their experience in Weston impacted their college careers.

Panelists include Spencer Kelley (Marist College swimming), Danny Seymour (Middlebury College baseball), Brittany Swanson (University of Pennsylvania lacrosse and a soon to be named panelist).

Weston High Athletic Director Mark Berkowitz encouraged attendance for those who want to learn about what the important impact sports has on students’ lives.

“What better way to continue the amazing tradition that is Weston High School Athletics then to have alumni come back and talk to Weston High School athletes?” asked Berkowitz.

The Weston Sports Commission has organized this event for middle and high school athletes, their coaches and parents. Michael Carter, president of the commission will moderate the panel.

The panelists will cover the lessons of youth sports, what these athletes would do differently, advice to parents, the personal impact their respective sport has had on their character and the biggest difference between high school and college sports.

Each athlete will talk about a sports experience where they hit a low point and what they did to bounce back. They will provide the audience with practical advice to student athletes and coaches.

Kelley was captain of Weston’s 2010-11 boys swim team which was state Class S runner-up. He was a two time Academic All-State swimmer, winning the state championship twice in the relays. He was a member of the 200 freestyle record breaking relay at Washington College before transferring to Marist.

Seymour was a four-year varsity baseball starter and captain of Weston’s 2006 team, playing shortstop and hitting over .400. In addition, he played four years of high school basketball before going on to Middlebury College, where he played four years of baseball and was the team captain in 2010.

Swanson was captain of the girls lacrosse, basketball and volleyball teams at Weston High. In her high school career, she scored more than 100 goals in lacrosse. She was an Academic All-American, Honorable Mention All-American, All-South-West Conference and All-State selection.

The panel discussion will take place on May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Weston High School cafeteria. Admission is free,

To learn more about this exciting session, e-mail [email protected]

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