BASH Seniors Earn Athletic Scholarships

BASH Seniors Earn Athletic Scholarships

Brian Crail, Sports Writer

The fall and winter seasons are an exciting time for seniors. They’ve applied to colleges and are waiting to receive their acceptance letters. While some seniors are contemplating where to spend the next four years of their lives,  some student athletes have signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level.  According to Athletics Department Secretary Mrs. Karen Girton, ten seniors at Boyertown Senior High have committed to colleges for sports.

Ali Bauman

SPORT: Basketball

SCHOOL: East Stroudsburg University

ACCOLADES: 2nd Team All PAC-10, 3rd team All-Area in 2014-15 for Pottstown Mercury

Q: Describe the road to receiving your athletic scholarship.

A: “The process to receive a scholarship was a long and fun one. I played on an AAU team in the summer that got me a lot of college coaches interested, and then I did a couple unofficial and official visits.”

Q: What made you choose your school? (Did you look more at the school’s academic or athletic program?)

A: “What made me choose the school was how well I connected with the coach, as well as the good physical therapy program. I chose the school because it was one of the few with a PT program as well as a good basketball team.”

Q: Were there other schools that you considered, or was East Stroudsburg University your first choice college?

A:  “Other schools that were in the mix were West Chester, Binghamton, DeSales, and Muhlenberg.”

Q: Do you see yourself staying in sports beyond college and in what way?

A: “I do not see myself playing outside of college, however my job as a physical therapist will allow me to work around athletes for the rest of my life.”

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Boyertown Senior Ali Bauman signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division II basketball scholarship from East Stroudsburg University
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Boyertown Senior Jordan Wood signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division I wrestling scholarship to Lehigh University

Jordan Wood

SPORT: Wrestling

SCHOOL: Lehigh University

ACCOLADES: World Silver Medalist, PIAA Champion 2014-2015, State Silver Medalist (2x)

Q: Describe the road to receiving your athletic scholarship.

A: “I went to Lehigh Wrestling camp freshman year, they have always had an interest in me. I got a lot of phone calls from D1 schools. I narrowed it down to Lehigh, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma state. I then decided that Lehigh was my home.”

 

Q: What made you choose your school? (Did you look more at the school’s academic or athletic program?)

A: “A combination of both. Lehigh is one of the best engineering schools in the country, They are #2 in the country in wrestling, I liked that Lehigh had both. A great athletic and academic program.”

 

Q: Were there other schools that you considered, or was Lehigh University your first choice college?

A: “Schools I looked at were Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and a couple other ivy league schools.”

 

Q: Do you see yourself staying in sports beyond college and in what way?

A: “I plan on competing for another 4-8 years after college, at the olympic level. I plan to coach as well.”

 

Others seniors that have received scholarships for sports are Ryan Weller and Mitch Pinder, both headed to Kutztown for baseball. Lucas Miller and Garret Mauger are also going to Kutztown, but both for wrestling. Sarafina Valenti is going to Penn State for soccer. Michael Banks has committed to Shippensburg University for football. Maria Garafolo signed with Drexel for soccer. Leon Maric is taking his soccer talents to the University of Virginia.

 

Pictured below are a few students from Boyertown who also received athletic scholarships:

 

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Boyertown Senior Lucas Miller signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division II wrestling scholarship from Kutztown University
Mitch Pinder
Boyertown Senior Mitch Pinder signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division II baseball scholarship from Kutztown University
Ryan Weller
Boyertown senior Ryan Weller signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division II baseball scholarship to Kutztown University
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