Football Team Eyes Playoffs
With only two more league games this season, the boys’ football team prepares for a challenging playoff round. As of right now, there are five teams with the same record in the league; a good indicator that someone is "going home" after the regular season ends. "The teams are all evenly matched. We need to go through these next weeks and just win the games," states Head Coach Shane Lagor as the time for playoffs approaches. Co-captain Brian Bianchi admits that the Wizards will have difficulty adjusting to the different styles of the opposing teams, but he is confident in his players, expecting to go far as long as they "function well as a team" and "play as a unit."
Volleyball Set For Playoffs ... Again
It’s crunch time for the girls’ volleyball team! For the third consecutive year this year’s seniors on the Lady Wizards’ Volleyball Team look forward to the playoffs. With a winning league record of 12-5, the Lady Wizards are currently the fourth seed. Having home-court advantage for the first round, the girls anticipate a shot at the championship game at the University of Rhode Island on Nov. 10. In order for the team to make it that far, "everyone has to be ready mentally," said Co-captain Mikaela Grosso. This is the third season the seniors have played together on varsity, so expectations are high for the 2012 squad. Could this be the year for a Division II State Volleyball Championship for West Warwick? Stay tuned.
Seniors Named Wendy’s Heisman Winners
West Warwick High School seniors Richard Grenier Jr. and Mackenzie Ramsay were recently named School Winners and State Finalists for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Grenier and Ramsay were chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership. They now move on to the next round of judging at the state level. State winners will move on to compete for the coveted national award.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the highest award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman award is recognized as the most esteemed award at the high school level as it encourages future leadership by acknowledging well-rounded students.
Ramsay, who has a 3.94 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, VAASA – Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse and she was a volunteer for Special Olympics in the Spring of 2012. She is a three-sport athlete (Soccer, Basketball and Outdoor Track). Ramsay was named Third Team All Division in 2011-2012 for basketball and wasn an Honorable Mention in 2010-2011. In track, in which she competes in the Javelin, Ramsay was named All Class in 2010, 2011 and 2012, All Division in 2011 and 2012, and All State and Academic All State in 2012.
Grenier sports a GPA of 3.95 and is a member of the National Honor Society and Italian Club. He is also the Senior Class Treasurer, and a member of Student Council and Social Committee. Grenier is also a member of VAASA – Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse and a volunteer for the local and state level of the Aqua-fina Pitch, Hit, and Run Challenge (2008-2012). He has also been a Volunteer Coach for the West Warwick Basketball League (WWBL) in 2011-2012; Volunteer All Star Coach for the West Warwick Cal Ripken League (2011-2012) and is also a three-sport athlete (Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball). Grenier, the goaltender for the WWHS Boys’ Soccer Team, was named First Team All Division, Academic All Division, and Academic All State in 2012. Grenier received the Justin Laverdiere Sportsmanship Award from the WWBL in 2011, and received a Baseball Honorable Mention in 2012.