Lowell High School athletic director James DeProfio announced the intentions of four Red Raiders student-athletes who have recently committed to playing collegiate sports.
Chris Gentile will attend St. Thomas Aquinas to continue his golf career. A three-time team MVP and Merrimack Valley All-Conference selection, he finished his high school career with a match play record of 45-10. Gentile maintains a 3.6 GPA and is a National Honor Society member.
Haley Clarke will be taking her rowing talents to the Boston College crew program in the fall. A four-year member of Lowell’s varsity crew team, she served as fall and spring captain during her senior year. She was a member of the bronze medal winning US Junior Nationals team as a freshman and the US Rowing Club Nationals last year. Clarke has a 4.4 GPA and is a member of the student council and the National Honor Society.
Clarke’s rowing-mate Kate Keller will take her skills to Bucknell. She was also a four-year member of the crew squad and joined Clarke as team captain this past fall and spring. Keller won a bronze with Clarke on the US Junior Nationals team as freshmen and was also part of the US Rowing Club Nationals last year. She has upheld a 4.3 GPA and is also a National Honor Society member.
Rachel Silk, a three sport standout, will stay in her own backyard and attend UMass-Lowell to play soccer. As captain of the soccer team she was named MVP for this past fall season. She also served as captain on both the indoor and outdoor track teams. Silk has a 3.93 GPA, is a National Honor Society member and is part of the Headmaster’s Advisory.
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