Athletes in the Crowd

A preview of a few spring athletes to watch as well as a look back at the distinguished career of a winter wrestler

By Caden Koenig

Darby Baird:

As a senior captain, Baird expects a solid season coming from the lady Dreadnaughts. “I see my team winning about 75 percent of our games if we take this season seriously,” Baird said. This is her fifth year playing lacrosse and she plans to continue on in college. “I plan on impacting the team by being a captain and making sure we keep our sportsmanship during our games whether or not they are hard or easy.”

Matthew Sinelli:

Entering his final season as a baseball player, senior Matt Sinelli will be an impact player for this upcoming season. Sinelli is a utility player, which is a big key to why he is such a valued player on the team this season. Last year, the baseball team won the SEC and was one of the top 10 teams in the state. Sinelli, being a part of this, is now able to step up as an experienced leader to help continue Dexter baseball’s consistently winning seasons. “We will all have to do our part, but there is no doubt that we can win the SEC again,” he said.

Katelyn Niswonger:

Senior Katelyn Niswonger has played at the varsity level for all of her high school career. She was a part of teams that won the SEC and the district titles. This year, she is continuing her role as the number one pitcher on the team. One of Niswonger’s goals is “to have a positive impact on the team and hope that I can contribute toward a winning season.” Niswonger, earlier this year, committed to play softball at Wittenberg university.

Will Feldkamp:

Senior captain Will Feldkamp started off his final season as a Dreadnaught by committing to Northern Illinois University. For his 13th and final season in Dexter, he wrestled at the 185-lb weight class. Throughout his high school career, he has competed in and won over 100 matches, earning him a spot on the record board outside the wrestling room. “This year we have a lot of freshmen on our team and we have four senior captains on our team that pick up the work load,” he said.