Seniors commit to play collegiate sports with great hopes for the future

By Kelly Chian, ’16


Davis Robeson

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


“No other school that I had visited featured everything I was looking. One of the biggest things my parents stressed when helping me make the decision was to make sure it would be a school where I’d be comfortable just being a student for four years, because accidents happen and you can’t play sports forever.


Marissa Donadio

Duke University


“I decided to row because I really love the sport and had a lot of fun in high school. I chose Duke because it is a very academic school. I am interested in becoming a biomedical engineer and Duke is top five in the nation for that field.”

Megan Brewer

Megan Brewer

University of
North Carolina-Asheville

Cross Country

“I committed to run in college, because it is my passion, I have always done sports but when I started running in seventh grade I knew that this was the sport that I absolutely loved and I was not ready to let it go after my senior year. I fell in love with every aspect of the school not just the running/athletic aspect about it.”

Doug Bannon

Doug Bannon

DePauw University


“I decided to commit to DePauw University because after I went to the camp and spent some time there in classes and with the team, it just seemed like the best fit for me. I have played since as long as I can remember and my goal every since I was a little kid was to play college soccer.”

Emma Lammers

Emma Lammers

Bates College


“I was actually committed somewhere else, but decided to take a recruiting trip in January and loved everything about the school. Needless to say, I withdrew my commitment to another school and switched my Bates application to Early Decision II. The location in southern Maine is beautiful, the culture of the school is passionate about learning for the sake of learning and the team welcomed me like I was already one of them, which…I hadn’t found in other programs.”

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

University of Dayton

Track and Field

“I’ve always wanted to be a college athlete and when I started pole vaulting last year I realized that I wanted to continue to do it after high school. I met the team and I really like all the girls so I’m really excited to be on a team with them and I’m really excited to compete at the college fields so I’m really excited to travel to different colleges.”

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Abigail Crum

Wittenberg University


“I decided to play basketball in college because I have always had a strong passion for it and it is something I have been good at. So once I knew Wittenberg University was recruiting me I looked into their academics and overall campus. From there I loved the campus upon my many visits and knew it was going to be my home for the next four years.”

Nick KochaneckNick Kochanek

Harvard University


“Academically the school is one of the best in the world, and is only five minutes away from Boston, a thriving cultural, economic and social center. Athletically, the lightweight men’s rowing team has a legacy unmatched by any other program. The opportunity to go to such a strong academic institution, that is also the powerhouse of my sport, made my decision easy.”

Mackenzie BaumgartnerMackenzie Baumgarter

Central Michigan


“After I tore my ACL my junior year I realized that I wanted to continue being involved in the sports community.  I’ve made a lot of friends through sports and have already made many more by meeting my future teammates. I loved the support everyone showed for each other and athletics. Everyone wanted to be as involved as they could.”

Drew Snouffer

Drew Snouffer

Valparaiso University


“Football is a sport that has taught me many life lessons and helped me build stronger relationships with the people around me. It also has provided me with a better opportunity academically than the plans I had for college without football.  Valparaiso was a great balance for me in terms of academics, student life, and the football program.”

Additional Commits

Taylor McGlade – Basketball – University of Pikeville

Connor Peters – Baseball – Walsh University

Danielle Rehl – Diving – University of the Cumberlands

Erin Simko – Cross Country and Track – Otterbein University

Jack Strahm – Lacrosse – Wittenberg University

Alexandra Beery – Soccer – Wingate University

Genevieve Johanni – Crew – University of Notre Dame

Seth Brenneman – Golf – Miami University

Isla McRae – Crew – Clemson University

Spencer Pinnick -Baseball – Ohio Dominican University

Megan Sengelmann – Lacrosse – University of Tampa

Grace Van Fossen – Swimming – Miami University

Audrey Berger -Tennis – Ball State University

Coleson Carmell – Football – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology