KENOSHA, Wisc. — Carthage College Athletics would like to recognize the hard work and dedication that the seniors of each spring sport put in during their time on campus. Today, we honor the women’s water polo class of Morgan Fingerson, Emma Jeronimus and Heather Walker.
“Overall, the class as a whole will be missed immensely next year,” says head coach Ryan Castle. “All three of them made practices enjoyable and were well loved and enjoyed by their teammates. We all wish them the best as they head out into the wide world.”
The first senior we would like to recognize today is Morgan Fingerson. The wing defender joined Carthage from San Diego and scored six goals, three assists, and five steals this past season. She was named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Team as a junior in 2019.
“Morgan played with a lot of heart this year,” says Castle. “Her influence on the team does not show up in the stats, but without her heart and soul in the field, we would’ve been lost on defense and offense.”
Next is goalkeeper Emma Jeronimus from Hoffman Estates, Ill., who capped off her impressive career this past season with 89 saves, 12 steals and three assists. During her time with the Lady Reds, Jeronimus was named ACWPC All-Academic twice, Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Player of the Week twice, and was a two-time ACWPC All-American nominee twice, including a spot on the second team this year.
“Emma was an amazing and inspiring leader for our team,” says Castle. “She stepped up in all capacities to lead in the pool, and did anything she could for her teammates.”
Our last senior being recognized today is Heather Walker. The utility player spent this past season still competing for the women’s swimming team, where she was an all-conference honoree in the 200-meter freestyle relay.
“Heather is a phenomenal athlete that we missed immensely this year,” says Castle. “As a teammate, Heather was well loved by everybody and I’m sorry we didn’t get to see her represent Carthage water polo this year.”
Release courtesy Carthage College Athletics Communications