Windsor has strong family values says commit

Windsor brings in a local commit to their Class of 2017.

Before settling on a school, Eric Penny, a free safety from Chatham-Kent Secondary School, knew it had to align with his own personal values. He didn’t have to look any further than the Windsor Lancers.

“A big reason why I chose to commit to Windsor is because I strongly value a family-like environment,” Penny said. “I found that Windsor showed they valued that as well, as well as offering a (chance at) strong, academic achievement.”

On top of that, Penny said that the team offers him a good athletic opportunity and that the Lancers upholds core team values.

In order to maintain a specific culture within a locker room, coaches need to emulate the kind of behaviour they wish to see from their athletes. Penny said he personality knows a couple of the coaches. “I know they have a great knowledge of the game and the abilities to pass on that knowledge to their players,” he added. “I’m looking forward to being coached and trained by them.”

Eric Penny runs with the ball. Courtesy of Eric Penny.

Standing at 5’10, 175lbs, he spent six years with the Chatham-Kent Cougars (OFC). The product of Chatham, Ontario, also spent three years on the Chatham-Kent Hawks (Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association). In 2013, he was given the coaches’ choice award. The following year, he was the Hawks defensive MVP.

Penny is interested in becoming a lawyer. He will be taking Criminology at university.

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