The Year for Female Athletes

By Elaine King

The female athletes of Bellbrook High School have swept the board this year. The ladies have taken home multiple titles, set records, and were awarded numerous scholarships. This year has been the year for BHS females.

In the fall, the girl’s tennis team took home first place in their league championship for the second year in a row. The Junior Varsity team beat Oakwood for the first time in the school’s history. The season was huge for the girls of both Varsity and Junior Varsity, especially senior Rachel Heinz and freshman Andrea Szep, who went all the way to districts. The girl’s cross-country team took home first place at BIT and juniors Maddie Pelfrey and Kayla Parker won 1st and 2nd place at the same tournament. The females of BHS have also dominated the game of Golf. The only girl on the team, Alyssa Burritt, plays first seed on the Varsity team and was awarded “Athlete of the Month” by Penn Station. Penn Station recognized her talent on the green but it is also important to note Burritt’s achievements in the classroom. Alyssa Burritt is the Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2016. She will be attending the University of Cincinnati in the fall and will be playing on their golf team.

In the winter, the Varsity Basketball team went undefeated in their regular season and suffered their only loss at semi-finals. The only senior, Gabby Ozoude, had a remarkable season. She was offered 25 full-ride scholarships and has decided to attend Rice University next year. Underclassmen of the team are also looking at a bright future. Rumors have it that sophomore Cassidy Bereda has numerous D1 schools watching her. Their next season will undoubtedly be one to watch. Females of the Swim and Dive team have also been awarded numerous scholarships. Holly Hulett will swim at West Point next year; her scholarship is valued at $450,000. Anna Hesseman will also be swimming in college at Malone University. Sophomore Savannah Briley set records for the dive team this past season. Her best friend Riley Allen set school records for the track team this spring.

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