By Thom Randall
WARRENSBURG — Kerrigan Roth, a standout senior athlete and scholar at Warrensburg High School, has committed to playing Division II Field Hockey in college.
On Feb. 6, Roth signed a national Letter of Intent to play Field Hockey for Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
Roth, the daughter of Kevin and Bonni Roth of Warrensburg, was a five-year Varsity Field Hockey player for Warrensburg High. She has received many league, sectional and statewide awards for her success in Field Hockey. A three-sport athlete, she also invested a considerable amount of work in her studies. Kerrigan Roth is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved in many extra-curricular activities as well.
Achievement in sports is a family tradition, Roth observed this week. Her mother was a talented athlete and so were her cousins and her sister Abby Roth, who pursued a field hockey career at Central Michigan University.
“My mother was a field hockey coach while she was pregnant with me,” Kerrigan said. “And as soon as I was born, I had a hockey stick in my hand.”
Roth grew up watching her cousins Amber Seeley and Kimberly Trapasso play field hockey, and the latter was on a team that contended in the New York State championship playoffs.
Kerrigan was named team manager when she was in the sixth grade, and she served as a ball retriever in the state championship finals in which her sister Abby Roth was a key player, Kerrigan recalled this week.
“I watched Abby kicking butt in wrestling as well as in softball and field hockey,” Kerrigan said, noting she followed Abby’s career in Division I Field Hockey at Central Michigan. “I wanted to be like her.”
Without question, Roth did so. She was drafted into the Varsity Field Hockey Team when she was in eighth grade, and she took on the role as a center midfielder.