The Wildcats of the Week are football running backs Cameron Stella and Darius Timmons, volleyball hitter Jordyn Kuchka, cross country runner Ethan Byrnes, and golfer Katie Chipman.
Allison Lennig (senior) earned her spot in the MHSAA Swim & Dive State Finals in November with a first-place blistering time of 54.10 in the 100-yard freestyle at the Wayne County championship. Lennig’s time in that event is just a few hundredths behind the Plymouth school record time in that event. Lennig also anchored the third-place 200 and fifth-place 400 freestyle relays, and placed third in the individual 200 yard freestyle. The Wildcats earned an overall fourth-place Wayne County meet team finish, just behind Salem (third) and ahead of Canton (eighth).
Cameron Stella (senior, also baseball) and Darius Timmons (junior) contributed heavily to Plymouth’s 532 yards of total offense in the Wildcats’ 41-7 victory at Westland John Glenn. Stella rushed for 270 yards on 26 carries, while Timmons gained 120 yards and notched four touchdowns while also registering two solo tackles and five assists on defense for the Wildcats (5-1, 4-0).
Jordyn Kuchka (junior) has been instrumental in leading the ever-improving Wildcats in the second half of the season. Last week, Kuchka averaged three kills per set and had a hitting percentage of .276 to lead the Wildcats offensively.
Ethan Byrnes (sophomore, also track & field) ran a cross country 5K (3.1 miles) time of 16:06 at the Coaching Legends Invitational on Saturday, which represents the seventh-best time in Plymouth school history. Byrnes’ previous personal record was 16:50.
Katie Chipman (senior, also soccer) was the medalist (first place individual) in the KLAA 24-team Association Championship. Chipman’s 71 paced the Wildcats to a first-place Association Championship, the second in school history for the girls golf program, which also has won two recent MHSAA state championships (2012 and 2013). This is Chipman’s second Wildcat of the Week award in 2015.