Baldwin recognizes athletes of the year

Carpenter and Lindsey are honored

Baldwin athletic director JJ Eads (center) congratulates athletes of the year Rachel Carpenter and Carmelo Lindsey at the recent awards program.

Baldwin athletic director JJ Eads (center) congratulates athletes of the year Rachel Carpenter and Carmelo Lindsey at the recent awards program.

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BALDWIN – Baldwin High School has recognized Rachel Carpenter and Carmelo Lindsey as its 2021-22 athletes of the year.

Carpenter was a standout on the volleyball and bowling teams for Baldwin. She went to the state finals in bowling.

Lindsey played three sports for Baldwin. He was first-team all-conference in West Michigan D League football and was the most explosive player on the team. He also played defensive back.

For the basketball team, Lindsey also was all-conference and was all-State honorable mention. He averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, five steals and 3.5 assists per game. He was also first-team BCAM.

Lindsey had a triple double vs Brethren, with 38 points, 15 rebounds and 12 steals.

“We were down 15 in the second quarter and he helped us come back and win a key game when we were struggling,” Eads said. “He is one of our leaders that guided us to an 18-5 record despite losing four seniors that contribute a lot and three guys that transferred. He is our best player who plays well on both sides of the ball.”

Lindsey also had a standout season in track and field as a long jumper and sprinter.