A baseball player and a swimming star are the latest members of Plymouth North’s Class of 2019 to sign their college letters of intent.
PLYMOUTH – A baseball player and a swimming star are the latest members of Plymouth North’s Class of 2019 to sign their college letters of intent. In a ceremony at the school Tuesday morning Carolyn Reimer announced she will swim for Bryant University and Cam Caraher signed on the dotted line with Southern New Hampshire University, where he will join the baseball program.
Plymouth North Head Coach Dwayne Follette called Caraher "as strong of a defensive second baseman as I’ve ever had."
"He’s got quick feet and great hands defensively," Follette said about the three-year starter who will be a co-captain for the Blue Eagles this spring. "He took a big step forward at the plate last season, and I expect he’ll improve even more this spring. Southern New Hampshire is a good Division 2 program and they are getting a very good baseball player in Cam Caraher."
"(SNHU) saw me play in a camp and invited me to come up for a visit and I fell in love with the school," said Caraher, who will study business in college. "Their second baseman will be a senior when I come in as a freshman. There are two other infielders committed in my class so hopefully they’ll be an opportunity for me to play down the line."
Caraher said his decision came down to a couple of colleges in Florida and SNHU. After some thought he decided the New Hampshire school would be the best fit for him. He’ll see some familiar faces on the SNHU roster with Josh Eastman (Marshfield), John Stanton (Sandwich) and Sam Henrie (Old Rochester) all on the team. Caraher got to know Eastman when he was pitching last summer for the Plymouth Pilgrims.
Without a swimming team at Plymouth North, Reimer spends up to 15 hours each week training and competing with the Kingfish Swimming Club team out of Kingston.
"I started with Team Turbo when I was around 8, and a couple years later I switched my training to the Kingfish Club team," Reimer said. "It’s a big commitment to train for swimming and go to school, but it gets easier the longer you do it. I like having the structure to my day that the swimming training gives me."
Reimer specializes in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly events as well as the individual medley races, where all of the styles are in use. Her competition season stretches almost the entire year.
When it came time to look for a college, Reimer thought she’d find a good fit with Bryant University, where she plans to study biology.
"My best friend’s older sister swam at Bryant and loved it, so I checked out the program and found a lot of things I liked. It’s close enough to home and I like that you are viewed as both a student and an athlete," Reimer said. "It’s a great campus that’s small enough where you run into people you know but big enough where there’s a chance to meet new people."
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