From Volleyball to Basketball, Klinikowski is Making History

As basketball season approaches the halfway mark, senior Varsity basketball players all share one goal: scoring their 1000th point. This impressive career accomplishment is achieved by consistent scoring in each game through the course of four years. For Senior Michelle Klinikowski, this accomplishment came as a surprise.

“It was really exciting the night I knew I was close,” Klinikowski said. “I never thought I would be able to do that, so it was exciting when they announced it.”

An individual goal, however, cannot be achieved without a supportive team and family.

“I love my teammates and family,” Klinikowski said. “They made it even more special; they’re all so sweet and happy for me.”

Klinikowski entered the basketball season with a successful final volleyball season behind her. The Ledyard Colonels were the ECC Large Champions for the second year in a row, and Klinikowski was named MVP of the game.

“After volleyball I was very excited for basketball,” Klinikowski said. “I love the girls on the team so much. We lost a lot last year, so I wasn’t sure how the season would go, but everyone is really stepping up and contributing a lot.”

This fall, Klinikowski will attend Boston University, a Division I program, and will play volleyball on a scholarship. “I’m very excited,” Klinikowski said in an interview with The Day. “I love traveling [especially with a team], so it’ll definitely be fun.”

 

Megan Brawner, Sports Editor

Junior Megan Brawner is Sports Editor for the 2014-2015 Colonel. She serves as Secretary for the Junior Class, is a lead runner on the track and cross country teams, and takes pictures for Inner Visions and Teen Ink.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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