Kennett High School Senior Athlete Commits to the United States Military Academy at West Point


Kennett High School celebrated senior Hannah Shiflet signing her letter of intent to play lacrosse for the United States Military Academy at West Point during a ceremony on March 9, 2015. Sample Image

Hannah (seated, middle) was surrounded by her parents, Bob Shiflet (seated, left) and Sharon Shiflet (seated, right), as well as (standing, from left) her coach, Dale Watkins, her sister, Kate, her guidance counselor, Mr. Fran Ryan, and Kennett High School Athletic Director Mr. Jeff Thomas.

Hannah began playing lacrosse for Kennett High School on the junior varsity team as a freshman. She has played defense and midfield for the varsity team for three years. She has also played for a club team for the past four years. In 2014 she earned the Blue Demon Award and was named an U.S. Lacrosse Academic All American. As a senior, Hannah will serve as the varsity team captain

“Hannah is a tremendous athlete who will be missed,” Coach Watkins said. “She is a tenacious defender … a well-rounded student athlete who makes everyone around her better.”

In addition to lacrosse, Hannah also plays goalie for the high school’s varsity soccer team. In 2011 and in 2012 she was named to the All-Conference Second Team. In 2013 and 2014 she was named to the All-Conference First Team. In 2014 she was also awarded the Kennett High School Award of Excellence and the Best Defensive Player Award. During her senior year, Hannah served as team captain.

In 2014 Hannah won the Congressional Scholar Athlete Award.

Hannah will be following in her parents’ footsteps by attending the United States Military Academy. “Attending West Point has always been my dream,” Hannah said. “Receiving a lacrosse scholarship makes my acceptance even more amazing.”

Hannah intends to major in engineering.