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Daniel Lesov, News Page Editor

Mr. Batiste attended Colby college in Maine and played football. Mr Batiste was one of the best defensive players for the team in the late 2000s. Mr Batiste has translated his playing to Blake as he is one of the assistant coaches for the Wolfpack

Ms. Calderone played college softball at the University of Chicago. She is one of the top players to come out of the school as she holds the record for 10 of the 12 major stats categories of softball. Ms. Calderone was inducted into the schools Hall of Fame this year.

Ms Pierson ran for Luther Collegiate for 4 years from 2011-2015. Later she went to Yale which finished her career in track field. she competed in the larger races such as the mile 400 and 1500 relays. Her PR in the mile was a 5:24.

Mr Kaback played volleyball for the University of California at Berkeley club volleyball team for four years. This has helped him give skills to Blake as he is the new coach of the Blake Girls Volleyball team this year.

Mr. Reid played college hockey for Gustavus Adolphus in the late 2000s. Mr Reid played 71 games in 3 years with 20 goals and 20 assists total. Now he is teaching his skills back to Blake  as he is the coach of the Blake Girls Hockey team.

Ms Helmberch Wilson sailed for Connecticut college in the late 1980s. The team was always one of the best and placed 3rd and once 1st in the national championship.