Category: College Commitments

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Multiple Teams · College Signing: Michelle Moraitis, Bethel College

Michelle Moraitis, a three-sport standout at Hartland, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Moraitis was a four-year varsity basketball player at Hartland. She was the point guard and a defensive stopper for a team that went 22-2, won 18 straight games and won the KLAA and district championships this winter.

“After visiting the school and spending time with the team, I knew Bethel would be a great fit for me,” Moraitis said. “I wanted to attend a small college with a strong Christian atmosphere that would challenge me academically, spiritually and athletically. I was also very impressed with Bethel’s nursing program that could help me reach my dream of becoming a nurse.”


Moraitis had a school-record 106 assists, averaging 4.4 per game. She averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and shot 81 percent from the free-throw line. She was a first-team all-KLAA and second-team All-Livingston County pick.

“In all the years I’ve coached, whether it be boys or girls, I’ve never had a kid get over 100 assists,” Hartland coach Don Palmer said. “She found open people. Defensively, I’ve coached girls for 40 years and boys for  29, I don’t know if I’ve ever had a better on-the-ball defender. In fact, I’m sure I haven’t. She was fabulous there.

“I just think the shot clock (in college) is going to be very suited for her because she’s got a motor that just won’t quit. We played Wayne Memorial, and I just didn’t see any way we could slow that thing down. She just thrived in that game.”

Moraitis is a three-time state qualifier in cross country and a two-time qualifier in track and field.

She is also a leader in the Hartland High School Bible Club and participates in Adopt-A-Family in Hartland.

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Multiple Teams · Celebrating Success

On behalf of everyone here at Hartland Athletics, We’d like to thank you for your continued support of  With your support, we have earned a place in the Top 15 most visited sites (15th place) in Michigan, and the Top 100 Nationally (96th Place).  We hope that you help us to continue to achieve success as the site continues to develop!

The Rankings can be seen Below: 

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Eagles News · Body Language Matters – Geno Auriemma on body language and the type of players he recruits

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Multiple Teams · College Signings: Schoolcraft College

Kyle Kletzka Signs with Schoolcraft College for Baseball



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Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Boys Varsity Lacrosse · College Signings- Lawrence Tech for Lacrosse

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Going to Lawrence Tech University for Boys Lacrosse.

Andrew Spisz

Andrew Spiz signs letter of Intent to Lawrence Tech

Dylan Couture

Dylan Couture Signs letter of intent to Lawrence Tech

Justin Light

Justin Light signs letter of Intent to Lawrence Tech

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Eagles News · NCAA Eligibility Workshop

The Brighton High School Counseling Department is sponsoring a NCAA Eligibility Workshop for all parents and student athletes hoping to play college athletics. The workshop will be ThursdayOctober 13 at 7pm in the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA). This is a VERY important workshop that will cover the essentials of NCAA rules and regulations, which have recently changed. The NCAA Compliance officer at MSU will be the featured speaker. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Sprys-Tellner at

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Multiple Teams · College Bound Athletes-Alumni Athletes: THIS IS FOR YOU!

Are you headed off to college or a current college athlete that is looking for a way to train this summer?  Well this is it!

Join Hartland Alumni and 2016 graduates at the Legacy Center to continue your training and be in the possible condition possible for the next season.  $100 off  the summer tuition for Hartland athletes.

This is a fantastic opportunity and the staff at Legacy can work around your work schedule! This program is for the Elite College Athlete. Please see details below.

Hartland Performance Training 2016

Legacy’s Summer Performance Training is the state’s most complete
off-season training program for college athletes. This program is
designed to give college athletes the highest level off- season training
around. Lifts, running 4 days a week, weight room
training, speed and agility work, plus general off-season
conditioning. This is the perfect opportunity to spend your summer
training & competing with other elite level college athletes.

MAY 16TH – AUGUST 20TH (It’s not too late to begin now!)



The Elite Performance Staff includes:



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Multiple Teams · To the Class of 2016…

To the Class of 2016,

Hartland graduates, please take the time to watch this powerful video with words from Admiral William H. McRaven before your high school commencement.

If you want to Change the World, start off by making your bed…

“Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often . . . Take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up.”

“It matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation, or your social status. Our struggles in this world are similar and the lessons to overcome those struggles and to move forward—changing ourselves and the world around us—will apply equally to all.”

“Changing the world can happen anywhere and anyone can do it.”

10 Life Lessons from Basic SEAL Training

1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
“If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”

2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.
“You can’t change the world alone—you will need some help— and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.”

3. If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.
“SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.”

4. If you want to change the world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.
“Sometimes no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform you still end up as a sugar cookie*.”

*For failing the uniform inspection, the student [in Basic SEAL training] had to run, fully clothed into the surfzone and then, wet from head to toe, roll around on the beach until every part of your body was covered with sand.

The effect was known as a “sugar cookie.” You stayed in that uniform the rest of the day—cold, wet and sandy. There were many a student who just couldn’t accept the fact that all their effort was in vain. Those students didn’t understand the purpose of the drill: You were never going to succeed. You were never going to have a perfect uniform.

5. If you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circuses.
“Life is filled with circuses. You will fail. You will likely fail often. It will be painful. It will be discouraging. At times it will test you to your very core.”

6. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacle head first.

7. If you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.
“There are a lot of sharks in the world. If you hope to complete the swim you will have to deal with them.”

8. If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
“At the darkest moment of the mission—is the time when you must be calm, composed—when all your tactical skills, your physical power and all your inner strength must be brought to bear.”

9. If you want to change the world, start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.
“If I have learned anything in my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. The power of one person—Washington, Lincoln, King, Mandela and even a young girl from Pakistan—Malala—one person can change the world by giving people hope.”

10. If you want to change the world don’t ever, ever ring the bell.

“In SEAL training there is a bell. A brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see. All you have to do to quit—is ring the bell. Ring the bell and you no longer have to wake up at 5 o’clock. Ring the bell and you no longer have to do the freezing cold swims. Ring the bell and you no longer have to do the runs, the obstacle course, the PT—and you no longer have to endure the hardships of training. Just ring the bell. If you want to change the world don’t ever, ever ring the bell.”


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Multiple Teams · Castillo will wrestle for CMU

Congratulations to Hartland wrestler, Sage Castillo. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant, MI.

Sage has had a stellar wrestling career with Coach Cheney & the Hartland Wrestling program.

Sage’s accomplishments include:

  • Scholar Athlete
  • KLAA Champion
  • 2X District Champion
  • Regional Champion
  • 2x All State wrestler
  • 4x State qualifier
  • 4x First team All-County
  • 2x Captain
  • 4X State Bank Athlete of the Week
  • 2X Freestyle & Greco State Champion
  • Finished his Senior year at 59-2 with a career 202 Wins
  • 2016 MVP
  • Most HHS wins his Freshman, Sophomore & Senior years
  • Lead the team to it’s 5th KLAA West, Conference, and Association title, its 21st District and 20th Regional title and a 2016 MHSAA team state title



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Multiple Teams · Wimbrow will play volleyball for Beloit College

Paige Wimbrow  will play Volleyball for Beloit College Bucaneers in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Paige’s accomplishments include:

  • State Bank Athlete of the Week
  • All-County
  • All-Conference
  • KLAA Scholar Athlete
  • Academic Letter
  • Madame Curie Award for Excellence in Math and SciencePaige Wimbrow-State Bank