Local athletic departments on Wednesday, Nov. 9 honored their respective student-athletes who will continue to hold that title at the next level.
The fall signing day is the first day athletes in most sports can make their college commitments official with a national letter of intent. Football and basketball have multiple signing periods.
New Trier High School celebrated the accomplishments of 27 Trevians, including six female rowers and five female swimmers. Some of the most notable signings are: soccer player Lida Dodge going to Purdue, swimmer Charlize Escasa to Yale and lacrosse player Audrey Rudolph to Ohio State.
At Loyola Academy, 24 Ramblers were recognized on Wednesday — the biggest lot coming from the school’s prolific lacrosse programs. Four male and two female lacrosse players signed, including Nate Schwitzenberg, who will attend the University of Notre Dame, and Eileen Dooley and Riley Jenkins, who will join forces again at Marquette. Four rowers, three girls soccer players and three baseball players were also among the group.
About Schwitzenberg, coach Rob Snyder said in a statement: “Guards opponents’ best offensive player each game. Leader of our defense. (He) will be team leader for the upcoming spring. Should make an impact as a frosh once he steps on campus at Notre Dame.”
Highland Park High School congratulated swimmer Kayla Newman, a Ball State commit who will finish up her illustrious high school career at the state championships Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12.
List of New Trier, Loyola and HPHS student-athletes recognized during fall signing day ceremonies (alphabetical order by sport)
• Charlie Hahn, University of Chicago
• Graham Mastros, St Louis University
• Brenden Stressler, St Louis University
• Henry Wolfe, Elon University
• George Haracz, University of Massachusetts
• Connor Lasch, Concordia University
• Michael Southard, Concordia University
• Jake Robledo, Morehead State University
CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD
• Ellie Grammas, Southern Methodist University
• Emma Smith, Babson College
•Alex Creamean, Bucknell University
• Ryan Banas, Marquette University
• Grace Mawicke, Lehigh University
• Kennedy Meier, University of Michigan
• Audrey Rudolph, Ohio State University
• Addie Shevitz, Arizona State University
• Eileen Dooley, Marquette University
• Riley Jenkins, Marquette University
• Easton Bello, Colby College
• Luke Bobby, Nazareth College
• Derek Brier, Wabash College
• Jameson Kane, Ithaca College
• Nate Schwitzenberg, University of Notre Dame
• Julia Alexander, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
• Ruby Barnett, Boston College
• Lydia Hales, UCLA
• Bella Kasprisin, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
• Evelyn Orsic, University of Texas
• Lucy Rush, University of North Carolina
• Sophia Close, Georgetown University
• Anya Cominos, University of Wisconsin
• Olivia Rucker, University of Wisconsin
• Katelyn Passino, University of Virginia
• Lida Dodge, Purdue University
• Eva Pattison, University of Iowa
• Emily Pikarski, University of St. Thomas
• Ellianna Seeley, Northern Michigan University
• Emma Shaffer, Calvin University
• Eli Drake, Lake Forest College
• Evan Kanellos, University of Chicago
• Karsten Segall, St. Olaf College
• Mercedes Delgado, Maryville University
• Maureen Kinsella, University of New England
GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING
• Charlize Escasa, Yale University
• Rose Jania, University of San Diego
• Megan Meade, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
• Carley Moerschel, Colby College
• Maggie Papanicholas, Northwestern University
• Kayla Newman, Ball State University
• Julia Ross, Bowdoin College
• Ava Bogan, Cornell University
• Catherine Burke, Penn State University
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