Senior Spotlight: Graduation
Graduation week is upon us and the Manhattan Christian College Athletic Department would like to take a moment to highlight some of our outstanding student-athletes. These young men and women put in many hours not only on the court or field but also in the classroom. As coaches, we equip our athletes with the tools to believe in themselves, push the limits of greatness and reach for the stars. We instill a hard work ethic, positive mindset and come Saturday May 8th everyone will get to see their accomplishment achieved as they each walk across the stage to receive their diploma.
Kennedy Wilson, a dual sport athlete in Volleyball & Basketball, will graduate with a bachelors from MCC in Bible Leadership as well as a bachelors from Kansas State University in Marketing. A true leader on the court, she would set the tone with her hard work and positive attitude. Wilson always encouraged others to be the best so that the team could be at their best.
Pearson Jack Hinderliter, captain for the Men’s Soccer team, majored in Bible Leadership and Children Ministry. Hinderliter is a type of player who has one speed, fast. He never seems to slow down and has a style of play that cannot be replicated. A servant leader with an incredible work ethic not only on the field but also in the community.
On the Women’s Soccer side, they graduate 5 players. Davinna Farney, who also joined the Women’s Basketball team, majored in Bible and Leadership with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies and Youth Ministry. Farney brought tremendous lock down defender, very coachable and an amazingly positive leader. Next is Sarah Ward, graduating with a Pastoral and Youth Ministry degree, served as a Captain alongside Farney for the past 3 year. Ward brought a great sense of direction the team needed as well as being a top-notch communicator and would play her heart out each day. Hailey Culp, a duel major with a degree in General Studies from MCC and Applied Marketing and Advertisement. She stepped in as the goalie and pick up the skill quickly. Culp was a tremendous encourager, brought some humor to the team and was overall very helpful teammate. Rounding out the Soccer squad is Hannah Parks and Britney Scheetz. Britney, another graduate in Pastoral and Youth Ministry, was the teams hype women. Scheetz brought high amounts of energy, had an outstandingly positive attitude and was a great asset due to her willingness to give it her all. Hannah, a dual degree athlete majoring in Bible Leadership at MCC and Biology at KSU, had a very spontaneous but positive attitude. Always bring some fun and adventure, she also gave 100% each and every day. All these young ladies brought amazing amount of experience and leadership that this team will miss.
And finally, Chelvin Webb, who unfortunately and unexpectedly passed way in February, was a member of the Men’s Basketball team. From an outstanding player for MCC in the past, Webb transitioned this past season to Assistant Coach while he was finishing up his degree in Business Management and Ethics.
Graduation will be held in Howie’s Athletic Center Saturday May 8th at 10am. Limited attendance but the ceremony will be lived streamed for those to watch at home.