Berwick Academy Athletes Sign with Wheaton and Colorado
Berwick Academy is pleased to announce that two students have recently committed to Wheaton College and Colorado College for soccer and lacrosse.
Kenza Farid, of Hampton, NH, has attended Berwick since eighth grade. Kenza has played soccer since she was three years old, and has been playing varsity for Berwick for the past four years. She discovered Wheaton College through playing club soccer in Seacoast United tournaments, and committed to the college after meeting future teammates and exploring the liberal arts campus.
Kenza’s athletic accomplishments include: 2015 Eastern Independent League All-League Player Award, 2016 Eastern Independent League All-League Player Award, 2016 New England Prep School Women's Soccer Association All-Star Award, 2016 NEPSAC Jr. All-Star Team, 2016 NEPSAC All-Star Team, 2017 Eastern Independent League All-League Player Award. Also an accomplished lacrosse player, Kenza was selected as Berwick’s 2018 co-captain alongside her friend, Laura Hoy.
On campus, Kenza is a member of Big and Little Buddies, is in the yearbook and the ski clubs. This year, she has enjoyed focusing more on science courses such as Anatomy and AP Psychology.
On staying at Berwick for high school, Kenza remarks, “The reason I chose Berwick is for the community and its overall commitment to students. I love the relationships I’ve built with students and faculty; everyone is so friendly and outgoing.” I am so extremely grateful to be a part of this wonderful community and atmosphere. It’s helped build who I am today.”
Laura Hoy, of York, ME, has attended Berwick since Kindergarten. Laura is an accomplished lacrosse player, and has been playing on Berwick’s varsity team since her freshman year. This spring, she will be one of the team’s captains. She committed to Colorado College for its small liberal arts program, beautiful campus, and the opportunity to play lacrosse while potentially pursuing a film course of study.
Outside of lacrosse, Laura has played on Berwick’s varsity soccer team since her sophomore year. She is student body president, part of the Spanish National Honors Society, and has been taking guitar lessons at Berwick since fourth grade. She enjoys teaching surf lessons during the summer.
“The reason I chose to stay at Berwick for high school is because of the atmosphere of the Pre-K-12 community. I love that I still say ‘hi’ to teachers I had in Lower and Middle School, and that they have become more than just teachers, but mentors and friends. The community is so welcoming and engaging that students aren't afraid to show who they are, which creates an amazing and diverse classroom environment filled with different thoughts and perspectives. I am so thankful I was able to spend so much of my life at such a positive and happy place,” says Laura, of her decision to stay at Berwick for the past 13 years.