Honoring Senior Athletes Domenic Cozier and Kellie Quinn
by The Milton Measure on Friday, June 10th, 2016
Milton Academy athletes, winning both ISL and New England titles, have been very successful in the past year. In the 2015-2016 school year, Boy’s Soccer, Boy’s Hockey, Baseball, Boy’s Track and Field, and Girl’s Tennis all won the ISL Title. In addition, Boy’s Soccer and Girl’s Tennis won New England titles. Members of the Class of 2016 made these titles possible with their hard work and talent. Some of these seniors are even continuing their sports careers beyond Milton in college. Hopefully, their leadership and skill will carry over to the college level and bring them success in the years to come.
One of Milton’s senior varsity athletes, Domenic Cozier — Dom for short — is going to play football and run Track and Field at the College of the Holy Cross next year. Holy Cross is a NCAA Division I school that competes in the Patriot League. Dom, a boarder in Norris House from Milford, MA, came to Milton as a new sophomore in 2013 and has since excelled as a tri-varsity athlete for his entire Milton career; he runs track and plays football and basketball. This year, he captained both the football and track team. As stated by Dom himself in a recent interview, “My Milton [athletic] experience has been amazing. Every day and every game I [went] up against some of the best in the state.” For Milton Track and Field, Dom competed in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4×100-meter relay and the long jump. He broke records for the 100 meter dash, the 4×100 meter relay, and the long jump. As for his football career, Dom — listed as a 5’8’’, 175 pound wide receiver and running back — rushed for an astounding 1,500 yards and totaled 18 touchdowns his junior year.
Another one of Milton’s senior varsity athletes, Kellie Quinn, is also moving on to play college sports at Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a NCAA division III school that competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Kellie, a day student from Marshfield who arrived at Milton as a new freshman in 2012, has played varsity soccer, hockey, and softball all four years of her Milton career. Although Kellie played three varsity sports at Milton, she plans to play only hockey at Connecticut College. Her senior year, she was the captain of the hockey team and a starting forward. When asked about what her Milton hockey experience meant to her, Kellie responded, “The Milton Girl’s Hockey program has been one of my most memorable and valuable experiences at Milton. I have learned how to be a leader, how to face adversity, and how to balance school work with Milton’s academic demand.”
Many athletes transitioning from high school to college sports feel overwhelmed knowing the commitment that college sports require; however, when asked how he felt about his upcoming career at Holy Cross, Dom stated, “I’m very excited to play college [sports]. I feel that I am ready. Coach Mac and the rest of my athletic experience here at Milton have prepared me to excel at the college level.” Like Dom, Kellie voiced her opinion, saying, “I’m very excited to continue doing what I love to do in college. I will have more of a time commitment and the level of play will be much higher; however, I think Milton has prepared me well for the challenge.” Congrats to Dom, Kellie, and all the other seniors playing college sports; we wish you the best!
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