Family and friends gathered Wednesday in the Penn Manor High School library for National Signing Day to honor 20 seniors who will participate in collegiate sports at 16 colleges and universities next year.
The group includes five students who will compete in field hockey and three each in soccer and swimming. Other sports include volleyball, baseball, football, golf, softball, lacrosse, cross country, basketball and track and field.
Six students will attend Division I schools, two will enroll in Division II 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 3.82 One senior, Emily Robb, has earned a GPA of 4.48.
Congratulations and best wishes to these outstanding student athletes:
Marisa Batista – LIU Brooklyn, field hockey
Sam Greenslade – George Mason University, volleyball
Emily Heckman – New Jersey Institute of Technology, soccer
Emily Robb – Lock Haven University, field hockey
Allison Schaefer – Liberty University, field hockey
Madison Warfel – Hofstra University, field hockey
Jacob Herr – California University of PA, baseball
Carter Kinser – Millersville University, football
Nathan Brown – Eastern University, golf
Samantha Duplissey – Susquehanna University, softball
Nate Flexman – Eastern University, soccer
Ryan Gaukler – Stevenson University, soccer
Nicole Hege – Eastern University, lacrosse
Cadi Hershey – Messiah College, swimming
Abigail Julian – Geneva College, cross country
Nicholas Lord – Gettysburg College, basketball
Nicolette Mowry – Widener University, swimming
Peyton Thompson – University of Mary Washington, field hockey
Leah Williamson – Messiah College, swimming
Alexis Witgenstein – Eastern University, track & field