Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Led by a pair of golf state tournament qualifiers, 12 Marian Catholic High School athletes made college commitments on the National Letter of Intent signing day on Wednesday.
Spartan Meg Gilley (Southern Illinois-Carbondale) captured fourth place individually at the IHSA Girls Golf state tourney this year and helped lead Marian to team finishes of second, third and fourth during her career. Ben Nichele ( Butler University ) was an individual IHSA boys golf state qualifier last fall and helped lead Marian to an 11th-place team finish in his junior campaign.
Three football athletes have committed to continue their student-athlete careers at Marian College in Indianapolis , including Mike Berens, Brandon Sherman and Julian Williams. The trio helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back Class 8A playoff berths. Women’s soccer signees include Melanie Hall ( Taylor University ) and Molly Rockrohr (St. Ambrose).
Part of two 21-victory teams and an IHSA Sweet 16 softball qualifier, catcher Kara Walsh will move her talents to Benedictine College . Meanwhile, women’s volleyball all-ESCC performer Jackie Mitrovich has made a commitment to LaSalle University and four-year cross country standout Katie Stillman will stay close to home at St. Xavier University .
Meanwhile, Spartan baseball athletes Kevin Edwards and Mark Scott each made commitments to continue their student-athlete careers at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Thirteen Marian Catholic Class of 2008 members had made college commitments during the previous National Letter of Intent signing periods.
In other news from Marian Catholic, seventh grade students were invited to Marian Wednesday to participate in the Amazing Academic Race.