By Steve Enman | Berlin Sun
COLCHESTER, Vt. - "As I have mentioned numerous times over the past year, I am always looking for stories of former local student/athletes who have had success beyond high school, whether it be military, college or in society in general. The main way I get that information is when a family member, the young person themselves, college coach or athletic director sends me something, or I hear about it through the grapevine and investigate the situation. For families, it's ok to 'brag' a little if your son or daughter who played sports on the local teams, goes on to further sports and education.
"Case in point-Former Berlin student/athlete Holly Sullivan, (if my memory serves me correctly played hockey, field hockey and track and field) is in her senior year (already?) at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT. Joshua Kessler, Athletic Communications Director sent some news on Holly's college accomplishments. In her first 3 years of playing hockey at SMC, she played a total of 8 games, and when she wasn't playing (which was often), she helped by filming games, keeping stats and any other job that needed doing. This year she is playing on the 4th line, which has seen limited ice time but she did, through some great hustle, ended up scoring her first career goal and first career point, in her 20th career game, that helped her Purple Knights beat Anna Maria College 3-1. Her parents were actually in the stands to see it, which was nice for all. Holly is looking to go into a career of law enforcement and has already graduated from the NH Police Cadet Training Academy (Leadership- 3rd level), is interning with the Vt. State Police, and has passed her police entrance exam and physical tests.
"It was great hearing about what is going on in Holly's life after high school, academically and sports wise. Way to go Holly!!"