Early Signing Day: Student-athletes set to make college choices

Early Signing Day: Student-athletes set to make college choices

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Early Signing Day: Student-athletes set to make college choices

2015 Early Signing Day graphic

2015 Early Signing Day graphic

High school senior student-athletes from across the country – including numerous Northeast Ohioans – are signing binding national letters of intent, officially accepting athletic scholarships offered to them by a college or university.

Through November 18 marks the early signing period for the NCAA sports of baseball, basketball, gymnastics, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.

Below is a list of student-athletes who are expected to sign a letter of intent during the early signing period and the school which they’re expected to commit to attending in fall 2016. Non-scholarship signees are also included.

The list of expected signings has been complied by submissions provided by area schools and will be updated as warranted.

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Akron Manchester

Tatum Kendall Christy – Softball – Youngstown State University – A soon-to-be four-year starter for the Panthers at second base, the first-team all-conference selection is expected to play a middle infield position for the Penguins.

Amherst Steele

Ashlee Dahman – Softball – University of Connecticut

Nick DeJesus – Baseball – Lake Erie College

Ashley Makruski – Volleyball – Kent State University

Archbishop Hoban

Avon Lake

Bay

Beaumont School

Brunswick

Chardon

Clearview

Cloverleaf

Alexa Civittolo – Basketball – Seton Hill University

Kenny Wells – Baseball – Seton Hill University

Cuyahoga Heights

Dayna Denner – Softball – Ashland University – Denner was named the Chagrin Valley Conference MVP following the 2015 season and earned first-team all-state recognition.

Aaron Kucia – Baseball – Lake Erie College – The left-handed pitcher and first baseman was named the Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division MVP following the 2015 season.

Edgewood

Elyria

Fairless

Garrettsville Garfield

Garaway

Rachel Wentworth – Cross Country and Track – Malone University – A four-time cross country state tournament qualifier and three-time track state tournament qualifier, Wentworth currently holds all of the school’s distance running records.

Garfield Heights

Gilmour Academy

Marissa Finazzo – Basketball – Notre Dame College – As a junior, the point guard and team captain set the program record for assists in a season and in a single game.

Hannah Markel – Cross Country and Track – University of Cincinnati – Markel was named the 2014 cross country team MVP and 2014 track distance MVP.

Alexa Turk – Volleyball – Ohio State University – The four-year letterwinner earned first-team all-state honors in 2014.

GlenOak

Hudson

Holy Name

Huron

Kylie Greulich – Golf – University of Delaware – The two-time Sandusky Bay Conference Player of the Year earned second-team all-state recognition this fall.

Huron High School senior Kylie Greulich signs NLI

Huron High School senior Kylie Greulich signs NLI

Kyle Kovach – Baseball – Malone University – The pitcher and outfielder has earned all-conference and all-state honors.

Kenston

Michaela Barnes – Basketball – Edinboro University

Sydney Gorski – Volleyball – Bryant University

Michala Jepson – Volleyball – Colgate University

Nico Mostardi – Tennis – Cleveland State University

Lake Catholic

Tess Connolly – Volleyball – Iona College – The four-year varsity starter earned first all-league and second-team all-district honors for her play during the 2015 season.

Maggie Cvelbar – Volleyball – Seton Hall University – The three-year varsity started was recently named the North Coast League’s co-MVP and earned first-team all-district honors.

Colleen Wilhelm – Volleyball – Lewis University – The three-year varsity starter recently earned first all-league and first-team all-district recognition.

Laurel School

Patricia Roscoe – Diving – University of Cincinnati – The team’s diving captain since her sophomore year, Roscoe placed third at the state tournament last season.

Congratulations Tricia ’16! She signed her letter of intent to dive for The University of Cincinnati. #LS4GGators @gobearcatsswim #3hssports

Madison

Magnificat

Massillon Jackson

Nate Cobb – Baseball – The center fielder posted a .384 batting average and .580 on-base percentage en route to earning all-league honors last season.

Victoria Addis – Softball – Hillsdale College – The soon-to-be three-year letterwinner and outfielder earned honorable mention all-league honors following last season.

Kayla Marburger – Softball – West Virginia Wesleyan College – The soon-to-be three-year letterwinner and pitcher earned second-team all-league and honorable mention all-district honors following last season.

Miah Wilson – Softball – George Mason University – The soon-to-be four-year letterwinner earned honorable mention all-league honors following last season.

Medina

Jon Teske – Basketball – University of Michigan

Sarah Vanadia – Lacrosse – Virginia Tech University

Medina Highland

Marlee Profitt –Basketball – Valparaiso University – The soon-to-be four-year varsity letterwinner set the school record for field goal percentage during her junior season en route to earning honorable mention all-state recognition.

Samantha Catron – Softball – Hillsdale College – The soon-to-be four-year letterwinner earned first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district honors for her play during the 2015 season.

Mentor

Midview

Cassie Haight – Softball – Ashland University

Nordonia

Holly Groff – Basketball – Malone University – The point guard earned All-Suburban League recognition.

Katie Karalic – Basketball – Notre Dame College – The post player earned All-Suburban League recognition.

Sierra Pla – Volleyball – University of Dayton – The middle hitter earned All-Suburban League recognition.

Natalie Spadaro – Volleyball – Notre Dame College The outside hitter earned All-Suburban League recognition.

North Canton Hoover

Tyler Drabick – Baseball – Kent State University

Lexi Manos – Basketball – Lipscomb University.

Gina Tubo – Softball – Hillsdale College

North Olmsted

North Royalton

Olmsted Falls

Katie Edgington – Volleyball – LaSalle University

Lexi Lombardo – Volleyball – Lake Erie College

Perry

Nick Lauria – Track – University of Cincinnati – Lauria finished third in the pole vault at the 2014 state meet and will compete in the decathlon at UC.

Poland Seminary

Revere

Rittman

Rocky River

St. Edward

Jaret Edwards – Baseball – George Washington University

Evan Kayser – Baseball – Truman State University

St. Joseph Academy

St. Vincent-St. Mary

Shaker Heights

Clay Brady – Lacrosse – Fairfield University

Bridget Mitchell – Lacrosse – University of Colorado

Jessica Morford – Field Hockey – Indiana University.

Solon

Nathan Altstadt – Baseball – University of Alabama – In 101 1/3 innings pitched, Altstadt has compiled a 2.63 ERA and 117 strikeouts en route to earning first-team all-conference honors three seasons in row.

Jordan Joseph – Basketball – Lake Erie College – As a member of the Comets’ state tournament team last season, Joseph averaged 14 points per game.

Ben Peterson – Track and Field – Penn State University – Peterson finished runner-up in the shot put in both OATCCC indoor competition and outdoor OHSAA competition last school year.

Stow-Munroe Falls

Strongsville

Uniontown Green

Madison Jackson – Basketball – Tiffin University – Throughout her career, Jackson has earned various all-league honors.

Vermillion

Caleb Waller – Baseball – Lake Erie College – A three-year starter at shortstop for the Sailors, Waller earned all-county honors following his sophomore and junior seasons.

Wadsworth

Walsh Jesuit

Warren John F. Kennedy

Western Reserve Academy

Willoughby South

Windham

Brittany Knight – Softball – University of Pittsburgh – Knight is a first-team all-conference pitcher.

Woodridge

Abbegael Esterak – Basketball – Malone University – A soon-to-be four-year starter and three-year captain, the senior point guard earned first-team all-conference recognition last season.

Wooster

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