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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 9-15, 2020 SPORTS & RECREATION 17 pretty good." Plante's distances in the weight and hammer certainly put her on the national radar last year. During the indoor season, her personal-best throw in the weight was 42-3½ and came at the New England champion- ship meet, and during the outdoor season, she was ranked 11th in the country in the 3-kilometer hammer (141 feet, two inches) and delivered a PR throw of 130-4 in the 4-kilometer hammer. Plante also competed in her first national high school meet last June, the New Balance Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C., and took 30th place in the 3-kilome- ter hammer, and in two months, she will be back in the national spotlight, throwing the weight at the New Balance Indoor Championships at The Armory in New York. "It's been amazing," she said. "I would not be here without (Grant) coaching us. I might be a little biased, but he's the best coach out there. I can't imagine being where I am with- out him." As for choosing Sacred Heart, where she plans to study neurosci- ence, Plante also expressed inter- est in attending nearby Merrimack College and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and she briefly looked at Providence College and the University of Florida. But in early September, she drove to Connecticut to make her official visit to Sacred Heart, and after visit- ing Merrimack, she decided to call Fairfield her home for the next four years. "Sacred Heart kind of had every- thing," she said. "It had my major, it had a serious D-I program, I felt really at home when I walked on the campus, and the team and coaching style was something that I felt very familiar with." Plante will be back in Connecticut this weekend with some of her LHS teammates to compete at the Yale Track Classic in New Haven, and she will also trek three hours to New Hampshire and take part in the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover. Several other big meets will follow, including the RIIL Championships on Feb. 15 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, and while Plante, who is currently ranked sixth in the state in the weight, would love to step onto the awards podium at the state meet, "I'm just more focused on get- ting better right now," she said. From preceding page The MACH 1 FC HYPERSONIC U16 GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM, which features players from Lincoln, Cumberland, and northern Rhode Island, captured the Session 1 indoor cham- pionship last Saturday at the Wide World of Indoor Sports complex in North Smithfield. The team captured its semifinal-round and title games in penalty kicks, topping Lincoln in the semis and Attleboro, Mass., in the finals. The members of the team are, in front from left, Roselyn Iozzi, Brooke Cole, Nicole Nunes, Stephanie St. Jean, and Mia Therien; in middle row, Lainey Buffington, Sorcha Twohig, Janjira Caron, Maddie Nunes, Victoria Iozzi, Allyson Cole, Isabella Saccoccio, Siranee Caron, and Siobhan Twohig; in back, coach Matt Johnson. Local players help Mach 1 FC U16 girls' soccer team capture indoor title Lincoln's Thompson lands repeat All-N.E. First-Team soccer honor at Stonehill EASTON, Mass. – Lincoln's Camryn Thompson, who is a sopho- more midfielder/striker on the Stonehill College women's soccer team, earned another postseason honor by joining five of her team- mates on the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England team. This is the second All- New England First-Team honor in as many years for Thompson, who two months ago, earned Northeast-10's All-Conference Second-Team honors for the second year in a row. 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