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Wildcats News · Road Runner Sports Wildcats of the Week

The Road Runner Sports Wildcats of the Week, as nominated by their coaches, are Emily Welch, Cathryn Vandenbosch, Devon Wisniewski, Justin O’Shaughnessy, Jessica Joppich, Lauren Allen, Dylan Dwyer, Robert Florence, Sutherlyn Olah, and Maddy Thorp.

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Emily Welch (pictured above), a senior on the gymnastics team (also track & field and Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 10.31.56 AMNational Honor Society), earned an outstanding third-place finish in the Division 2 Bars event at the Kensington Lakes Activities Association Championship last week in Walled Lake.

Cathryn Vandenbosh, a junior on the PCEP Penguins girls ice hockey team (also Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 10.53.19 AMlacrosse), scored a hat trick in the Penguins’ 8-0 route of Northville on Friday evening.


Lauren Allen, co-captain of the JV girls basketball team, is named Wildcat of the Week by Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 8.15.58 PMCoach Flaherty.  “Lauren’s defense is what contributed to our win over Waterford Mott Friday evening.  Her presence on the floor was missed while she was out of town and I can speak for our squad that we were glad to have her back.  Lauren plays big minutes when in the game and always works hard flying around on defense to guard some of the best players we face during the season,”  Coach Flaherty stated.  This week Lauren had 14 points, 6 steals and 6 rebounds.

Devon Wisniewski (freshmen basketball) played a major role in the teams victories against Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 8.14.23 PMWalled Lake Northern and Milford.  He played solid defense, helped the team handle the defensive pressure of Northern and is a very unselfish passer on the offensive end.  Was the 2nd leading scorer in the win against Milford with 9 points.  Great teammate, one of the hardest workers in practice, and a great student!

Dylan Dwyer (wrestling, also soccer) fought through a painful injury to place fourth at Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 8.12.51 PMindividual regionals and qualify for the state meet. Dylan defines the word “grit,” as he persevered through two potentially season-ending injuries to still achieve many of his goals this season.

Robert Florence (varsity basketball, also football, track & field) had four rebounds and two Screenshot 2015-10-11 at 11.03.29 AMblocked shots in two games this week.  Robert played with inspired energy when he was put into the game.  According to Coach Soukup, Robert is “one of the best teammates I have ever had the pleasure of coaching.”

Sutherlyn Olah is a sophomore on the varsity competitive cheer team.  All season, Sutherlyn

Sutherlynhas been a huge asset for the team. Sutherlyn is a beautiful tumbler with the most elite tumbling skills on the team. Sutherlyn is a strong base and leads her team with strong round two skills, and it showed when her team performed their best round 2 of their season at the MHSAA Regional tournament this past Saturday. Photo JK Portraits.

Maddy Thorp is an outstanding sophomore athlete on the varsity competitive cheer team.Maddy ThorpMaddy is a beautiful flyer and fights for her stunts. Maddy is always striving for perfection and always looking to improve her skills. At practice and on competition days, Maddy is a powerful presence in all three rounds. Maddy is a key athlete on this varsity team and gave her best performances on Saturday at MHSAA Regionals, helping her team break the top 10! Photo JK Portraits.


Justin O’Shaughnessy (junior, bowling) averaged 191 at the MHSAA individual Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 8.21.30 PMregionals on the tough Allen pattern, finishing 13th in regional singles (84-man field), narrowly missing a Top Ten spot (and berth in next week’s state singles championships in Sterling Heights) by a scant 33 pins.  It was his first appearance in the regional singles tournament and he was up against very seasoned competition.

 Screenshot 2016-02-28 at 8.21.20 PMSenior girls bowling captain Jessica Joppich also posted a strong Top 20 finish in the girls regional singles tournament (73-woman field).


Road Runner Sports of Canton sponsors the Wildcats of the Week.  The Canton store, located at 42743 Ford Road, features running, walking, track and field/cross country, and fitness shoes, fitness apparel, hydration and nutrition supplies, custom-made insoles, and more.  All Plymouth Wildcats students, families, and staff receive 10% off all store purchases, and the Plymouth Wildcats Athletic Department will also receive a donation of 10% of all sales to those who identify themselves as Wildcats at the register.  Please visit http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/content/content1.jsp?contentId=18100177 or stop in today!