New Britain Herald Athletes of the Week are Berlin's Jonathan Trevethan and Alexa Lanteri

Published on Monday, 18 June 2018 21:45
Written by SHELBY IAVA

@shelbyiavaNB

With the spring sports seasons officially over and the school year winding down to its final days, athletes are reflecting upon their latest seasons.

A pair of Redcoats, tennis player Jon Trevethan and softball player Alex Lanteri both turned in exceptional seasons.

Trevethan, once again showed by he is not only one of the best tennis player in the area, but the state and New England. The junior finished his regular season undefeated.

“I started out [the season] really well,” Trevethan said. “Then I moved onto states and I had a lot of tough matches but I ended up winning.”

After being crowned the Class M champion, Trevethan continued his season at the State Open. It wasn’t until the second round when Trevethan was handed his only loss of the season by Darien’s Bobbie Neuner, but not before taking it to a tiebreaking set (4-6, 6-3, 6-2).

“I would like to win states again next season,” Trevethan said. “I would also like to go farther in the State Open, I may not win, but I want to at least advance farther.”

Trevethan’s remarkable season earned him All-Conference, All-State and while he was in season, he achieved high honors marks, earning the Academic Achievement Award.

Throughout the summer and the rest of his offseason, Trevethan will be putting in the work so he is ready to go for next spring.

As the junior turns into a senior, he will also be playing in numerous college showcases. This upcoming weekend, Trevethan will be participating in a showcase in Guilford for Division I, II and II schools.

Even though it’s still early in the college looking processes, Trevethan is looking into Sacred Heart University and Nicole’s College.

A senior, Lanteri is finally saying goodbye to the sport she has played for the last 10 years.

The Redcoats finished their season 14-6 and made it into the Class M tournament before falling to East Haven.

“I think we had a really good season,” Lanteri said. “We had a winning record with six new starters, especially having four freshmen. We had a really strong beginning of our season and persevere through the end as we played some really good teams. We built up nice team chemistry and especially as a senior it was good to know I could count on my team in every position.”

Lanteri has earned All-CCC honors now in both her junior and senior year and received the Coaches Award this year.

“My favorite part about this season was working with the underclassmen,” Lanteri said. “Especially those who had never started before, to kind of take on that leadership role of helping to coach them up to varsity level and to show them how things are done. I also enjoyed seeing us play effectively in games, it was great.”

In past years, with a team made up of mostly upperclassmen, Lanteri was never able to take on more of a leadership role like she did this year.

As a senior, goodbyes are always hard, but Lanteri wasn’t just saying goodbye to the sport but her teammates as well.

“The hardest part is leaving my teammates, especially my other seniors,” Lanteri said. “We have been working together for so long and built up so many friendships. We see each other almost every day and it’s going to be hard to accept that, that is not the case anymore, but I’m so happy we got to work together these past four years and I wish the best of luck to all of them.”

In the fall Lanteri, will be attending Kings College in Pennsylvania. There, she will take part in the Physician Assistant program.

“As much as I love softball,” Lanteri said. “I fortunately got into a really good program and I really want to focus on my studies.”

Shelby Iava can be contacted at (860) 801-5096 or siava@newbritainherald.com



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