Senior Spotlight: Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson has been a visible figure at Dimond High School since his freshman year, whether on the rink, the diamond or in the halls. One of Dimond’s premier student-athletes, Thompson has earned varsity letters in hockey and baseball. He captained the Lynx hockey team this fall to a state championship title. “I’ve been on the team since I was a freshman, and and it was so disappointing to finish second year after year,” Thompson states. “We had a good group of guys this year though, and we believed in each other all the way. I’m glad the boys and I got to go out on top.” Thompson leaves Dimond as the program’s career leader in total points, collecting 70 goals and 65 assists in his four years. This is quite a feat when you think about all the great players that have played for the Lynx throughout the years. Dennis Sorenson, Dimond’s longstanding varsity hockey coach, said, “Tyler’s a great kid. He’s up there with some of the best guys I’ve ever coached. Really dedicated and mature. Any coach would be lucky to have him.” The scary thing is, hockey might not even be his best sport. Thompson is also the captain of the Dimond baseball team, and stars for them at shortstop. “I definitely want to win another state championship before I’m done, and I think we have a really good shot this year with baseball,” Thompson said. This summer, Thompson plans to head down to Seattle with teammates Kyle Kornegay and Sheldon Rouzan to play with the Crimson Baseball Club. He hopes to earn a scholarship offer during his time there and go to school somewhere in Washington. Not many people will leave a mark on Dimond High quite like Tyler Thompson did. He has definitely made the most out of his high school experience and has a bright future ahead of him.