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Dracut Student Competing On Assumption College's Women's Track And Field Team

Feb 05, 2018 05:12AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

Assumption College

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by Assumption College.)

WORCESTER, MA -- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Mikaylah Schwartz, of Dracut, has earned a spot on the 2017-18 Assumption College Women's Track and Field team. Schwartz, Class of 2021, will compete during the Greyhounds' indoor season this winter, which began in early December, and the outdoor season, which opens on March 23 at for the Bridgewater State University Bears invitational.

Trent Baltzell enters his first season as head coach after being promoted from assistant coach, in which he helped lead the 2016-17 men's team to four school records in jumping, throwing, and multi-event competitions.

"I am beyond excited to continue my coaching career at Assumption," said Baltzell. "We have a tremendous group of student athletes that have helped propel this program to the top of its conference. These student athletes work tirelessly to succeed both in the classroom and on the track to ensure that we reach our team goals."

Coach Baltzell's enthusiasm and love for the sport is mirrored in his athletes' approach to competition and academics. This mentality combined with considerable talent has helped the team start strong and with NE10 honors; Kevin Hack '20 and Derek Girouard '21 were recently named the NE10 Field Athlete and Field Rookie of the week, respectively.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit For more information on Assumption sports, visit
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