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Two SHS Students Continuing Athletic, Academic Careers At New England Universities

Jenkins, Agrela sign with schools Feb. 6.

 

Smithfield High School announced this week that two senior athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. 

A signing day ceremony will took place Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the school's media  enter.  

Alex Jenkins will be attending University of Vermont in the fall.

 During her career as a Lady Sentinel, Jenkins established herself as one of the most talented soccer players in the state. She is a creative player with tremendous instincts, and a central midfielder who impacted the game at both ends of the field. Her passion for the sport and the fire within her to succeed excited those around her.  She is a vocal leader that provided positive direction for the team. She led by example each day practicing and playing with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. During her tenure, she significantly contributed to the most successful seasons that the Lady Sentinels have ever experienced. Goal-oriented and a dreamer, her strength, patience and passion to reach for the stars guided the 2012 Lady Sentinel’s Soccer team to their “Dream Goal” making school history and capturing the programs 1st Division One League and State Championship. The captain put an exclamation point on her career, scoring the game winning goal in the state finals which was assisted by her sister, Brooke.

Receiving accolades as 1st Team All State, NSCAA All Region, and NSCAA All American Scholar, Alex is a true competitor, a great teammate, and a class act. She is a student/athlete that has achieved excellence both academically and athletically during her distinguished high school career.  

When Alex was asked about her college choice she said, “My passion for the game and my love of soccer has driven me to take this next step in my career. It’s an awesome opportunity to attend UVM where I can pursue my career goals studying in Pre-Med all the while continuing to play the game I love.” 

Kerri Agrela will be attending University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, CT. 

Argrela is a senior captain of the softball team and is extremely active in student government.  She has played recreational and competitive softball for eleven years.  As a member of the SHS softball team, she has been a starter each year.  She has played in the outfield and at first base, but her best position is catcher.  She is an offensive threat and has had a batting average over .400 in each of her three seasons.  Softball coach, Tony Torregrossa, commented that “Kerri is a tremendous athlete and leader.  She will be a key component to a successful season this spring.”

When asked about her college choice she said “I signed the University of Bridgeport because it offers diverse opportunities and will allow me to grow into a well-rounded person.”  Kerri has been accepted into the criminal justice program and plans a career in law enforcement. 

Athletic Director, Tony Torregrossa, commented, “We are thrilled to have two female student athletes continue their athletic careers at the next level.  This is a tremendous accomplishment for a small school.  I give a lot of credit to the dedication of the coaches and athletes.  We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.” 

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