Back in February of this year, 21 senior student-athletes from Elizabethtown Area High School signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Three months later, 10 more have joined them.
The school district held a second collegiate athletic recognition event in the high school auditorium on Tuesday, May 22, to officially announce those seniors. Just one of them will compete in Division I: Cade Robinson, who will play football at Liberty University. He joins three previous announced athletes: Josie Angeny (gymnastics, Kentucky), Sharri Kambesis (field hockey, Drexel) and Audrey Schlosser (track and field, West Virginia).
Robinson was an honorable mention for the Section Two all-star team and was also selected to compete in the Tri-County All-Star Football Game, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 26. His senior season was affected by injury, as he played in just five games. However, Robinson did pick up 46 total tackles on defense and had 7 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown as a wideout.
Fellow football player Anthony Funk will also be playing football at Alvernia. He led the team in receiving with 28 catches for 502 yards and 4 touchdowns. Funk made the second team for the Section Two all-stars and will also take part in the Tri-County Game.
Amber Orban will also be attending Alvernia to play basketball. She was second on the team in points with 253 and in three-pointers with 22, also making the second team for Section One all-stars.
As for the other studentathletes, Hannah Mink will be playing field hockey at Shenandoah, Colin Wieand is attending Lycoming College to play on the boys soccer team and Kevin Gamber will join the baseball team at Mansfield.
Twins Chris and Charles Scharf will both be attending Dickinson College to compete on the track and cross country teams. Additionally, Claire Hackenberg and Rebekah Long will be going to Penn State Harrisburg to play on the women’s tennis team.
In addition to Angeny, Kambesis and Schlosser, the following 18 student-athletes had already announced their collegiate destinations earlier this year: Katie Anderton (women’s soccer, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford), Kimmy Bucher (women’s soccer, Bloomsburg), Adan Cabrera-Perez (men’s soccer, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown), Austin Denlinger (baseball, York College), Hannah Doll (field hockey, Eastern University), Bri Eberly (women’s volleyball, Lebanon Valley College), Alexis Gontz (track and field, Bloomsburg), Bri Kain (field hockey, Eastern University), Braden Kreider (men’s soccer, Alvernia), Daniel Mueser (swimming, Ursinus College), Oliviah Rachel (swimming, Ursinus College), Carlee Reed (women’s soccer, Bloomsburg), David Rich (wrestling, Millersville), Autumn Royer (women’s basketball, Salisbury), David Shank (football, Shippensburg), Kaeleigh Smedley (women’s soccer, Penn State Harrisburg), Kaitlyn Smith (women’s tennis, York College) and Abby Thomas (field hockey, Slippery Rock).