ActivEdge would like to say congratulations and good luck to the 2010 high school graduates as they say goodbye for college.
This past graduating class of 2010 has been one of the most gifted classes yet for ActivEdge, sending eight athletes off to play Division I soccer, one athlete off to become a Division I swimmer, two going off to play Division III soccer, one to play lacrosse at a top 10 Division II school, three athletes headed off to elite Division III lacrosse programs, one to play Division III volleyball; not to mention a Division I football player and an athlete joining Army ROTC in hopes to become a part of the Army Special Forces. Along with these athletes continuing their sports achievements, two athletes plan on attending Notre Dame, one to play lacrosse and one to focus on Academics.
Taylor Boone- Played four years of varisty soccer for the East Chapel Hill High School Wildcats. Was the captain of the women’s Wildcat team her junior and senior year. Pac-6 Player of the Year junior and senior year, All-State sophomore, junior, and senior year, and an All-American her senior year. Boone played her club soccer with Triangle United on Cindy Parlow’s club team. Taylor Boone plans to carry the family legacy by attending Virginia Tech in the fall where she will be playing for the Hokies.
Chad Denton- A very talented multi -sport athlete who has played nearly every sport on a team during his lifetime until deciding to focus in on just three sports in high school. Played three years of varsity baseball for the Trinity School Lions and two years of varsity soccer. Was a captain all three years in baseball. All-tournament team sophomore and junior year in baseball and stole 49 bases during his junior season, setting a school record that looks impossible to beat. He also hit the schools first ever varsity baseball home run. Captain of varsity soccer both years and all conference his junior year. Also a current employee of ActivEdge, Chad plans to attend UNC-Charlotte and join Army ROTC there in hopes to go into the Army Special Forces after college.
Camden Feldman- Dominated lacrosse from an early age and carried his dominance into high school at Cardinal Gibbons. Scoring over 200 points in his four year varsity career at Gibbons, Camden led the team to the state number one ranking during his varsity season. As well as being All-State his senior year, he was the captain of the Gibbons team during his senior year. Camden will be continuing his lacrosse dominance in college as he is headed to Catholic University to play.
Dillon Flynn- Played soccer and baseball for Durham Academy. He played 4 years of varsity soccer at DA and captained them in his senior year. Dillon took a post-graduate year and will be an incoming freshman now at Sewanee , also known as the College of the South. Dillon looks to make a positive impact on the Sewanee soccer team the moment he steps on campus.
Angela Funari- Played three years of varsity soccer at Apex High School and was the captain of the team her senior year. Angela played a key role in helping her Triangle Futbol Club team win a State Title during her junior year, and back to back Super-Y National Championships. Angela will be taking her soccer skills close by as she heads down to Elon University where she looks to make a great impact on the soccer team.
Ryanne Greer- A four year varsity volleyball player, Ryanne has performed well on the volleyball court for the Cresset Christian Eagles. She was All-Conference for three seasons and was an All-State selection her senior season. During her junior and senior year she was the captain of the team. She will continue her volleyball skills at Methodist College.
Chelsea Howard- An Academic All-American and four star recruit, Chelsea dominated the pool during her high school career. Highlighting her dominant swimming career would be having an Olympic Trial Cut in the 100-meter fly at 1:01.83. She will be swimming at Penn State University and is looking to make an immediate impact on a very good collegiate team.
Graham Kawula- After playing four years of varsity lacrosse at East Chapel Hill High School, Graham proved himself as one of the best goalies in the state, as well as the South. Graham was the starting goalie on a team that went undefeated and finished as one of the best teams in the state in 2010. Graham is going to a top 10 Division II school for lacrosse, Queens College in Charlote.
Christi Kaznowski- Played four years of varsity soccer at Apex High School, and was the co-captain with Angela Funari her senior year. Christi was an All-Conference player, All-State Player, and a State Champion during her High School career. Along with a school State Title, she also was on a very good Triangle Futbol Club that won a State Title as well. Christi, a very talented forward that will be missed greatly by the Apex Athletic Department, will be welcomed by the Western Carolina University women’s soccer team this fall.
Phil Martindale- Played four years of lacrosse at Durham Academy and has been asked to play at a Division III powerhouse, Gettysburg College. A leader who had to sit out most of his senior season do to injury, Phil looks to recover strong in his first season as a collegiate athlete this coming spring.
Carson McGuffin- A former product of East Chapel Hill High School, Cars0n c0ntributed to the varsity football and lacrosse programs for three years, and varsity wrestling for four years. On the wrestling team Carson proved his dominace as he was the captain, and was All-Conference his junior year. He looks forward to continuing his athletic career as he heads off to Goucher College in Maryland.
Thomas Meyer- A letterman in football, lacrosse, and basketball and captain of the lacrosse team, Thomas Meyer impacted East Chapel Hill High School athletics very positively. Thomas was a standout on the lacrosse team earning All-Conference during his career, as well as Conference Defensive Player of the Year his senior season. Thomas got invited to take his skills down to Florida to play with some of the nations best players in the Champion High School Lacrosse Showcase. Meyer also plans to walk-on to the Notre Dame Lacrosse team, which was in the NCAA Division I Championship game this past season.
Thomas Moore- As an All-Conference linebacker, runningback, and kicker, Thomas has been the anchor and captain of the East Chapel Hill High School football program. Also a lacrosse player, Thomas has been a premier athlete for the Wildcats during his four years of highschool sports. Thomas is taking his kicking abilities to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall as he battles for a starting spot as the place kicker for the Tarheels.
Mollie Pathman- A five year starter on the Durham Academy women’s varsity soccer team and took over the reigns as captain her senior year. Mollie has holds the record for goals and assists at Durham Academy with 135 goals and 61 assists. She has been a four time All-American, a multi-year TISAC All-Conference player, and was the conference player of the year her junior year, as well as the National Scholar Athlete of the Year her senior year. She is a member of the U-18 and U-20 Women’s National Team and played her club soccer at Triangle Futbol Club, where she helped her team to a State Title her junior year. As a two time Gatorade State Player of the Year and a Gatorade National player of the year, Mollie looks to continue to impress the soccer world as she takes her skills just right down the street from ActivEdge to Duke University.
Kiera Schwartz- Plagued by numerous injuries during her five year varsity soccer career, Kiera is headed to UNC Wilmington this fall to further her soccer career and bounce back from injuries. She also helped her Triangle Futbol Club team win a state title and two Super-Y National Championships.
Chelsey Stark- A four year Chapel Hill High School Tigers standout and captain her senior year. Not only has Chelsey had a very successful high school career, she has also played great soccer for Triangle Futbol Club as she won a State Title her junior year with TFC. During her high school career she was selected to the All-State team, as well as the All-Region team. Chelsey is headed nearby as she takes her skills to Elon this fall for soccer with longtime friend Angela Funari.
Bryan Waffa- A captain his junior year and three year varsity soccer starter for the Trinity School Lions. Bryan, who was a back to back All- Conference selection his junior and senior year, is also a talented tennis player. Bryan looks to continue his soccer career as he is headed to Sewanee this fall where he will be with Dillon Flynn.
Katie Walter- A conference player of the year her freshman year on the varsity soccer team at East Chapel Hill High School, Katie dominated the soccer field for four straight years at the varsity level. Katie, who was a key role in the Clash of the Carolinas game, will take her soccer talent to Duke University, alongside club teammate Mollie Pathman.
Bethany Wolfe- A varsity volleyball player at Cresset Christian Academy for multiple years, Bethany helped carry the team. She will be attending UNC Wilmington this fall for academic reasons.
Jack Yusko- A two year captain on the lacrosse team, Jack carried the East Chapel Hill High School Wildcats to the lacrosse team’s first undefeated season in the schools history and led the team in points during the 2010 play-off run for the Wildcats. During his senior year, he broke the school record for points in a game with 10 (5 goals and 5 assists). Jack will be next door to longtime friend Thomas Meyer at Notre Dame. Jack dominated the classroom as well as the lacrosse field, earning Academic All-American honors during his lacrosse career as a Wildcat.
Kelsey Zalimeni- An All-State and All-Conference selection, and captain her senior year at Durham Academy, Kelsey played an important roll for the Cavaliers the last two years of her high school career. Kelsey, who will be attending Wake Forest University to play soccer, also won a state title with Triangle Futbol Club.
Fun facts about the 2010 class:
Angela Funari, Christi Kaznowski, Mollie Pathman, Kiera Schwartz, Chelsey Stark, Katie Walter, and Kelsey Zalimeni all played on the same Triangle Futbol Club team that won a state title during their junior year of high school. All of those ladies also won back to back Super-Y National Championships and will all be playing Division I soccer after working hard together at ActivEdge this summer.
Graham Kawula, Carson McGuffin, Thomas Meyer, Thomas Moore, and Jack Yusko all played on the same East Chapel Hill High School team for multiple years of their high school careers, all leading the school to their first undefeated regular season ever.
With 18 college bound athletes, and 10 of them heading off to Division I athletic programs, this has been one of the most succesful classes ActivEdge has ever trained.