13 student athletes sign contracts with their future universities
By Molly Mitchell, ’20
Athletic director Tony Pusateri quiets a crowd of supportive parents, friends and teammates on the morning of Nov. 14 to start UAHS’ National Letter of Intent Day ceremony. Signing Day occurs each fall and athletes at UAHS sign a contract with their future university to officially commit to playing there. This particular day, 13 seniors signed contracts.
Before the athletes introduced themselves, Pusateri took a moment to recognize those who raised these athletes into the people they’ve become.
“What is really neat is the parents,” he said. “It is so hard to raise kids nowadays, and look where they have put them: in the position that colleges want to see them.”
Pusateri then gave time to each of the athletes to introduce themselves. Proudly supporting their future university’s apparel, each student thanked their families, coaches and teammates for the continued support on their long journeys.
The following students signed with the colleges and universities listed below:
Olivia Carlton – Softball – University of Findlay
Alec Caswell – Swimming – Johns Hopkins University
Holly Darling – Diving – West Virginia University
Tommy Dilz – Baseball – Bellarmine University
Grace Golembiewski – Field Hockey – Saint Louis University
Ethan Hammerberg – Baseball – The Ohio State University
Heidi Heuerman – Cross Country – University of Wisconsin
Jackie Kasai – Softball – Baldwin Wallace University
Marie Paige Kompa – Tennis – University of Dayton
Max Martz – Basketball – University of Pennsylvania
Mikayla Messinger – Rowing – University of Washington
Quinn Patterson – Golf – University of Akron
Sammy Sass – Baseball – Wright State University
Macy Spielman – Basketball – Bowling Green State University