16 PMHS seniors commit to college sports programs

Family and friends gathered Wednesday in the Penn Manor High School library to honor 16 seniors who will participate in collegiate sports at 15 different colleges and universities next year.

The National Signing Day ceremony featured four students who plan to play field hockey, three who will play soccer, three who will run cross country and two who plan to participate in track and field. Other sports include golf, swimming, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball and lacrosse.

Four students will attend Division I schools, and 12 are headed to Division III colleges and universities.

According to Penn Manor athletic director Jeff Roth, the student athletes excelled in the classroom as well as on the playing field, earning a median grade-point average of 3.9. Three seniors –Doug Kramer, Cameron Lovett and Megan Ritchey — earned a grade-point average above 4.0. Three others — Malachi Lyon, Emily Mackey and Brooke DeBerdine — have earned grade-point averages exceeding 4.5!

Congratulations and best wishes to these outstanding student athletes:

Division I 

Brittany Braun – University of Hartford, volleyball
Jeff Taylor – Penn State University, baseball
Brooke DeBerdine – University of Maryland, field hockey
Jonah Barley – Cornell University, wrestling

Division III 

Sydni Berkihiser – Wilson College, field hockey
Cameron Lovett – Union College, basketball
Malachi Lyon – Grove City, cross country
Aaron Skelly – Susquehanna University, soccer
Emily Mackey – Lebanon Valley College, field hockey/lacrosse
Megan Ritchey – Washington College, field hockey
Jared Byrne – Wilkes University, swimming
Doug Kramer – Eastern University, cross country/track and field
Allison Appleton – State University of New York at Cortland, golf
Karly Emmert – Penn State Berks, cross country/track and field
Allison Arters – Stevenson University, soccer
Gabrielle Arters – Stevenson University, soccer

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