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Kerrigan Roth of WCS signs to play collegiate Field Hockey at Adelphi

Kerrigan Roth (foreground), a senior at Warrensburg High School competes in a field hockey game in fall 2013 against South Glens Falls. A talented center midfielder for Warrensburg, Roth signed a national Letter of Intent recently to play Division II Field Hockey for Adelphi University.
Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography

Kerrigan Roth (foreground), a senior at Warrensburg High School competes in a field hockey game in fall 2013 against South Glens Falls. A talented center midfielder for Warrensburg, Roth signed a national Letter of Intent recently to play Division II Field Hockey for Adelphi University. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography

— In the following four years, she was named a first team Adirondack All-Star in the sport. In her Junior and Senior years, Roth was named to the All-State Field Hockey Team. The latter three years, she was named team captain and MVP. In softball she won regional honors, and she was also a key player for the Warrensburg Girls Basketball team as a point guard.

Adelphi recognized her talent in both field hockey and academics, and the college has granted her a $64,000 scholarship over four years.

Roth said she was looking forward to joining Adelphi’s Field Hockey team, noting they have a strong, inclusive team spirit — and they were a contender in their conference finals last year.

The bond between Adelphi’s team members, she said, reminds her of the spirit that former WCS coach Mary ann Bump engendered.

“Coach Bump always made sure the players were connected and motivated,” she said, noting that Bump’s successor, Theresa Colvin, has carried on the tradition. “And I get the same feeling from Adelphi Coach Gloria O’Connor.”

Roth added that Bump demonstrated her dedication to her players by traveling up to Warrensburg from Florida to be on hand for Roth’s ceremonial signing of the Letter of Intent. Bump spoke at the ceremony — which faculty and students attended — as did Colvin, WCS Athletic Director Scott Smith and Roth’s guidance counselor Sarah Landers.

Roth said Monday she was looking forward to playing Field Hockey at Adelphi.

“I’m very excited for this next year,” she said. “I’m ready for the next level of play.”

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