FLINT – Greater than a dozen Powers Catholic athletes introduced their faculty decisions whereas signing letters of intent Thursday afternoon within the faculty’s auditorium.
The Chargers historically maintain their signing ceremony on the finish of February somewhat on Nationwide Signing Day since some gamers don’t make their faculty decisions till the tip of the month. A second ceremony can be held in Might.
A complete of 14 athletes signed with faculties and every of their coaches mentioned a number of phrases about them.
Right here’s a take a look at the gamers who signed, their sport and the faculty they’ll be attending.
Mason Luebke, baseball, Waubonsee Neighborhood School
“Mason just isn’t solely a particular baseball participant, he’s a particular man,” mentioned coach Tom Dutkowski. “He’s multi-talented, an awesome musician, a strong soccer participant, large bowler and he’s labored tremendous exhausting at baseball. He’s made large progress and I’m trying ahead to seeing what occurs when he goes outdoors Chicago and continues his journey.”
Kaylee Huey, Cross nation/monitor, Ferris State
“A 12 months and a half, perhaps two years in the past, she made the choice she needed to run in faculty,” mentioned cross nation coach Dave Wolbert, recalling that Huey was initially a 400-meter sprinter in monitor earlier than switching to the longer distances. “It’s not simply expertise, it’s effort. And Kaylee went from being a considerably reluctant potential athlete to an actual star. She ended up ending with a high 10 all-time time in cross nation.”
Lily Evo, dance, Davenport College
“Your exhausting work and dedication has paid off,” athletic director Mike Watson mentioned, studying remarks ready by coach Jessica Hush. “You’ve been such a robust asset to our program in such a short while we’ve been blessed to share collectively. Lily is somebody who by no means hesitates to go the additional mile for her teammates, herself or for love of her sport.”
Jolie Brochu, golf, Loyola College-Chicago
“Jolie has led our workforce that previous 4 years to at least one state championship, one runner-up (on the) state championship and two top-5 finishes on the states. She had two (particular person) runner-up finishes within the state finals. We’ve had 25 All-State gamers through the years since 1981. However the younger woman standing right here immediately I think about to be the perfect of the perfect from Powers.”
Carson Hendrickson, softball, Aquinas School
“I’ve coached quite a lot of actually good gamers however she might be among the best gamers I’ve ever coached,” mentioned coach Teresa Miller. “If you see her on the sphere, she simply makes it look so easy and he or she’s so fluid. Although we couldn’t play (final) spring, I’d drive by the sphere and I’d say ‘Who’s that on my subject?’ And it was all the time Carson and her dad hitting. She’s all the time the primary one at follow and the final one to depart.”
J.D. Garman, baseball, Purdue-Fort Wayne
“He was the MVP of the league his sophomore 12 months,” Dutkowski mentioned. “Who is aware of what he would have carried out as a junior? However proper now, I feel he’s primed for an awesome senior 12 months. He’s an unimaginable discover for Purdue-Fort Wayne. J.D. is a particular gamers. He’s a catcher, he’s a switch-hitter. Of all of the gamers I’ve coached … he’s within the high 5, high 10. He’s bought an opportunity of being drafted and I imply by the Main Leagues, not the armed companies. He’s that good.”
Owen Lobsinger, basketball, Western Michigan
“Powerful instances don’t final however powerful individuals do,” mentioned coach Greg Burks, noting that Lobsinger has overcome a number of accidents throughout his profession to earn a scholarship to WMU. “He’s undoubtedly one of many higher gamers within the state. He’s turn into such a greater scholar of the sport due to our conversations, due to his mind. Hopefully … we would have one other (NBA) signing date sooner or later.”
Lara Wujciak, swimming, Tufts College
“After I consider Lara, I consider consistency as a result of she’s by no means had a foul race so far as I can see,” mentioned coach Chase Harvey. “She is universally appreciated by her friends and opponents alike. I’ve seen only a few student-athletes work as exhausting as her within the water. Lara was a four-time Saginaw Valley champion within the 100 fly, she was a faculty record-holder within the 100 fly … she was All-State within the 100 again, 100 fly and one other relay, and he or she was 2020 Division 3 state champion within the 100 fly.”
Gerald Snodgrass III, lacrosse, York College-Pennsylvania
“Simply to observe you develop from that little nerd child who walked into he weight room as a freshman to the place you at the moment are is actually one thing particular,” mentioned Matt Gregson, who resigned as Powers’ lacrosse after final season. “York is without doubt one of the finest faculty lacrosse faculties in the US and I’m excited to see what you do there.”
Emily Snyder, diving, Lindenwood College
“There’s loads to say about Emily,” Harvey mentioned. “Emily is without doubt one of the most proficient most likely all-around athletes I’ve ever had the expertise of teaching. She was not solely dominant in her sport of diving however she additionally performed an essential function in swimming as effectively. She was keen to step up as a swimmer. It’s not fairly often you see an athlete come right into a meet and win diving after which proceed to beat the competitors within the water swimming as effectively.”
Abigail Merz, swimming, Calvin College
“She introduced management to the workforce as a captain, all the time pushing her workforce within the pool. Outdoors the pool, she was all the time planning workforce actions and looking for a technique to get the workforce nearer collectively and have extra enjoyable. She was simply an all-around pleasure to have on the workforce.”
Donavan Franklin, soccer, Davenport College
“Donavan’s accolades embody first-team All-Saginaw Valley Purple Division, all-area Dream Group and All-State,” mentioned coach Jerry Todd. “He is also a three-year varsity soccer participant and a 48-minute warrior. His intangibles embody nice coronary heart, toughness, perseverance and a excessive motor.”
Ryan Brumley, soccer, Sienna Heights
“Ryan’s accolades embody first-team All-Saginaw Valley Purple Division as a defensive finish,” Todd mentioned. “He’s additionally a part of the all-area Dream Group and All-State. He’s a two-year varsity participant. His intangibles could be management, toughness dedication and coronary heart.”
Logan Murray, soccer, Michigan State
“Logan was first-team All-Saginaw Valley, he was a member of the all-area Dream Group and he was All-State,” Todd mentioned. “He’s been a three-year varsity soccer participant and identical to the opposite two guys he’s a 48-minute warrior. His intangibles are toughness, he’s bought a excessive motor, he’s bought angle, he’s bought quite a lot of confidence in his capability.”