Lorain High graduates had an incredible amount of collegiate success during the 2016-17 school year!
In football, Eddie Williamson was the leading punt returner and #2 pass receiver on the John Carroll team that won the OAC championship and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division 3 National Playoffs.
Rashod Berry, a sophomore at Ohio State, moved from tight end to defensive end. He also saw significant action on special teams.
In men’s basketball, Thomas Wimbush was the 2nd leading scorer on the Fairmont State team that played in the NCAAA Division II National Championship game after winning the championship of the Mountain East Conference.
Devon Andrews finished his first year at Pratt Community College where he was recognized as a 1st team All-Conference player, a Region VI 1st team All-Region player, and freshmen of the year in the KJCCC. Andrews was one of two freshmen to be named to the 1st team All-Conference team and the only freshmen named 1st Team All-Region VI. He was also named as NJCAA and KJCCC player of the week this past December. Andrews averaged 22 points per game and six rebounds per game with a 50.7 field goal percentage and made 74.5 percent of his shots from the free throw line. In 31 games this season, Andrews made 682 points and had 60 assists. He also brought down 194 rebounds, had 29 steals and 26 blocks. All of these totals earned Andrews the 2016-17 KJCCC freshmen of the year.
In women’s basketball, Alex Harris was the only Lorain Countian this past season, and the first in many years, to play in the Women’s NCAA Division I postseason basketball tournament. Alex led the Dayton Flyers in blocks and was second in rebounding.
In men’s track, Shaquille Hildreth was awarded First-Team All-American honors as a member of the Tiffin University 4X100 relay team that finished 2nd at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Bradenton, Florida.
Blake Benyard, a 4-year track and cross country performer, graduated this spring with the highest GPA of any Morehouse College senior in the Department of Physics with a 3.8 GPA.
In volleyball, Alexis Castro graduated from Bethany College where she majored in pre-physical therapy and psychology. Alexis played in 142 career matches and finished her career with 829 kills.
Congratulations to these athletes as they continue to make the Lorain community proud!