Wyoming Area’s Hannah Hinkle lands lacrosse scholarship

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area senior defender Hannah Hinkle has committed to play NCAA Division II lacrosse on a partial athletic scholarship at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. From left, seated, are Lee Ann Klocko, mother; Hannah Hinkle; Marc Hinkle, father; Bryce Hinkle, brother. Standing, Wyoming Area athletic director Joe Pizano, principal Dr. Jon Pollard, Laura Hinkle, grandmother; Mel Hinkle, grandfather; Travel Grit club coach Ashley Stevens, Wyoming Area assistant coach Robbie Switzer. - Tom Robinson | For Sunday Dispatch

EXETER – Hannah Hinkle had already played youth softball and competed as a swimmer on both the youth and high school levels when she decided to give the new sport at Wyoming Area a try in the spring of her freshman year.

“I saw it on TV and thought that it was pretty interesting,” Hinkle, a four-year starter for the Lady Warriors, said of lacrosse. “I figured I’d give it a shot.

“Once I started playing, I knew I’d found my sport.”

A year later, Hinkle found her position and was on her way to landing a partial athletic scholarship to continue the sport into college at the University of Charleston in West Virginia.

Hinkle was a freshman starter at midfield on the first Wyoming Area team in 2014. She said she knew soon after she wanted to pursue the chance to play in college.

During her sophomore season, Hinkle made the move to defense. She also worked on her game in the offseason with the GRIT travel club team.

While playing for GRIT at the Top of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament in Maryland, Hinkle was spotted by Charleston coaches, starting the recruiting process.

Hinkle plans to study radiology.

Charleston, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school, took a 7-5 record into this weekend’s games.

Wyoming Area senior defender Hannah Hinkle has committed to play NCAA Division II lacrosse on a partial athletic scholarship at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. From left, seated, are Lee Ann Klocko, mother; Hannah Hinkle; Marc Hinkle, father; Bryce Hinkle, brother. Standing, Wyoming Area athletic director Joe Pizano, principal Dr. Jon Pollard, Laura Hinkle, grandmother; Mel Hinkle, grandfather; Travel Grit club coach Ashley Stevens, Wyoming Area assistant coach Robbie Switzer.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_Hinkle.jpgWyoming Area senior defender Hannah Hinkle has committed to play NCAA Division II lacrosse on a partial athletic scholarship at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. From left, seated, are Lee Ann Klocko, mother; Hannah Hinkle; Marc Hinkle, father; Bryce Hinkle, brother. Standing, Wyoming Area athletic director Joe Pizano, principal Dr. Jon Pollard, Laura Hinkle, grandmother; Mel Hinkle, grandfather; Travel Grit club coach Ashley Stevens, Wyoming Area assistant coach Robbie Switzer. Tom Robinson | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

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