The 2019 Northwest graduate from Fenton was selected to play for the U.S. Winter Deaflympics hockey team. Schlereth will compete for the U.S. team in Valtellina, Valchiavenna, Italy from Dec. 12-21. The competition was organized in 1924 by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf and is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Teams from Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan and Russia also will compete. Schlereth played for Northwest’s hockey team and was captain of the Lions for two years.
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