Ellington SAM Waters

Sports Played: Soccer, Basketball, Track

Devonney has made honor roll or high honor roll every quarter, every year. She is in the top 13 percent of her class and has received awards for AP English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Spanish, and Child Development at the spotlight breakfasts. She is also a part of The National Honor Society. Devonney has played a total of nine sports seasons at Ellington High School. She has played varsity soccer for four years, varsity basketball three years, junior varsity basketball for one year, and varsity track for one year. She has received a seven letter blanket and have made scholar athlete every sports season. For basketball, she was given the coach’s award and was an All-Conference selection candidate junior year, along with being on the top 10 list for three-pointers in the conference this year. Devonney qualified for the NCCC meet in track her freshman year. Her junior year, she was the only athlete chosen from her class by her athletic director to attend the Title IX Conference at Yale. This past year, she was chosen to speak to elementary students at Asnuntuck about leadership and good decision making.

How Devonney prepares for a game: I have to take my nap, eat, listen to music, and get hyped up with my team.

What Devonney was most excited about this past year: Being able to be a senior leader, role model, and lead my teams by example.

Devonney’s most memorable moment as a high school athlete: Scoring the only goal in the state soccer game against our old rival Tolland to put us into double overtime and penalty kicks where we won and moved on to quarterfinals. Winning NCCCs three years in a row for basketball was amazing, too.

Devonney’s biggest accomplishment this year: Getting a hat trick during my soccer season and being the second highest scorer for our basketball team and having the most three point shots and double-doubles.

Devonney’s favorite pro or college athlete: Diana Taurasi

Devonney’s college plans: Not decided on a college yet, but will major in Communication Disorders specializing in Speech Pathology. I will obtain my Master’s degree and plan to work with children.

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