Brophy athletes heading off to many schools for athletics

By Alex Stanley ’12

The number of Brophy athletes committing to collegiate sports and narrowing down tough decisions continues to grow.

In March The Roundup reported nearly 30 seniors were planning to continue their sport of choice at the university level.

Baseball, tennis and lacrosse have their fair share of college-bound athletes.

On the baseball diamond, A.J. Steimel ’10 said he has decided he will be catching for Central Arizona College.

He went through choices such as the University of San Francisco, Creighton University and Santa Barbara City College, but eventually decided on the home-state college.

The tennis team has a strong line-up, which consists of four seniors who will be playing the sport in college.

Two players have already committed to Jesuit colleges: Eric Chalmers ’10 said he will be making the journey to Washington to play for Seattle University, and Lorenz-Rafael Laurel ’10 said he will be attending Creighton University.

Chris Lefky ’10 and Chris Salvatore ’10 are still undecided in the college process.

Lefky said he is looking at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Salvatore said he is in a toss-up between Johns Hopkins University, Grinnell College, Stevens Institute of Technology and Whitman College.

The lacrosse team continues producing stars as five players are headed off to college.

Two of these players are not sure what they are going to do for college.

Adam Fishman ’10 said he will go to Division III Tufts University, or wait another year to play at a Division I school.

Kevin Murney ’10, with the help of the National Collegiate Scouting Association, said he will play lacrosse at either the University of Arizona or the Air Force Academy.

The other three are set on where they are going.

Collin Churchill ’10 said he is going to Arizona State University, Beau Peterlin ’10 said he will be attending Division III Wittenberg University and Daniel Bohnert ’10 said he will be playing at Santa Clara University.