Kucera Commits To Dalhousie University

Lee Kucera baseball

Lee Kucera steps to the plate with the Windsor Selects – Contributed Photo

Chatham’s Lee Kucera will step on to the diamond next year with the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s baseball team after the Chatham-Kent Secondary School student recently committed to the program.

Playing this season for the U18 Windsor Selects, Kucera chose Dalhousie as much for the academic opportunity as athletics.

“I chose Dalhousie for its well-known Marine Biology program,” said Kucera, who will study the program at Dalhousie.

“I love to travel so moving to a new province is a chance to see more parts of Canada and the world. I’m hoping the Marine Biology co-op program takes me to Australia in 3rd or 4th year. The only concern I have about moving to Halifax is the snow.”

Kucera is an accomplished multi-sport athlete, winning LKSSAA championships in basketball, volleyball, badminton, and javelin this year, with OFSAA appearances in volleyball and badminton.

With such a successful high school career with the CKSS Golden Hawks almost behind him, Kucera wasn’t ready to stop playing sports at a high level.

“I’m definitely not ready to stop competing,” said Kucera. “To get the chance to compete at the next level in university has been one of the goals I have been working toward the past few years. I’m excited about the chance to contribute to their program.”

Kucera has trained year round for baseball since he entered high school, playing AAA baseball for the Sarnia Braves, where he won an OBA Provincial title in 2013. Prior to that he played for the Western Counties Braves and Chatham Diamonds, winning provincial crowns in 2008 and 2012, and an Ontario Games silver medal in 2012.

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