by Ayushi Jani ’25
Published Dec. 1st, 2021
Signing Day took place on November 10th, where ten seniors committed to play their sports in college. Athletes across the country work hard, but only some get the opportunity to play after high school. At Montgomery High School, these athletes include Lindsay Devine, Kay Donahue, Brandon Fury, Trevor Hansen, Maddie Hogan, Erin Howard, Caroline Mehlhorn, Molly Shore, Reese Wilson, and Katie Yohrling.
There is no doubt these athletes have improved during their four years in high school. Trevor Hansen ‘22 explains, “Constantly being around the game has allowed me to deepen my understanding as I aged. Physically, training for baseball specifically and playing at a high level has propelled my game further than I could have expected.” Trevor adds that while baseball isn’t a definite option after college, he is still excited for the opportunity to earn a degree at Manhattan.
The athletes are also grateful for the people who have impacted their high school career, which range from coaches and parents to teammates and friends. Katie Yohrling ‘22 says, “My biggest influences in my soccer career are my parents. They were always there by my side through the ups and downs. I am super grateful for the support and effort they put into my passion because I would never have been able to do it without them.” Katie will be playing at the University of Scranton and hopes to graduate with a nursing degree.
Caroline Mehlhorn ‘22 notes her biggest influences include her “two best friends Julia Scrudato and Hannah Hogan, who are on my team. They make this sport fun and always support me no matter what.” Caroline will be running cross country and track and field at the University of Colorado, which she thought would be the perfect fit for her to attain new personal bests and represent herself in the NCAA.
Signing Day was not just a time for athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent (NLIs), but also the culmination of a long and exciting recruitment process. Molly Shore ‘22 explains, “the most exciting part of the whole recruiting process is definitely seeing the schools follow you and reach out saying how much they want you. It makes you gain confidence in yourself as a player and then connecting with the coaches and teams is really special.” At Albright, Molly would like to be a vital part of her team while making lifelong friendships along the way.
Signing Day was definitely an influential moment of the lives of these eleven athletes as they finish their senior year and begin their future journey in college. Congratulations to the Class of 2022 athletes!