Sports

Close to 30 athletes headed for college play

By Alex Stanley ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Brophy athletics never fails to amaze, as nearly 30 students so far are heading to play their sport in college.

On the gridiron, there are five players looking to play football in college.

Max Leonesio ’10 will be going to Princeton University, Alex Garoutte ’10 will kick at Arizona State University and Hank Jenkins ’10 is going to the University of San Diego, according to football coach Mr. Scooter Molander.

Tommy Woodward ’10 is still deciding where he wants to play, as is Max Eller ’10, who is looking at Division III colleges such as California Lutheran University, Trinity University and Bentley University.

Brophy swimming has had three swimmers commit to Division I colleges, and Nick Ryan ’10 is still deciding, said swimming coach Mr. Patrick O’Neill.

Harrison Gibson ’10 will swim at the University of Florida, John Wojciechowski ’10 is going to the University of Michigan and Danny Hatfield ’10 will attend the University of North Carolina.

In addition to these many prospects, golf has three players looking to play in college.

Parker Middleton ’10 is going to Gonzaga University to golf.

Ryan Donahue ’10 said he is looking to commit in March to one of three schools: Loyola University Chicago, University of Kansas or Rutgers University.

Lastly, David Lowe ’11 is still looking at several different schools to play at, all of which are on the west coast.

Wrestling has one athlete who will be wrestling in college.

Paul Looper ’10 said he is looking to wrestle at Arizona State University, the University of Dubuque, Embry-Riddle University or the University of Central Oklahoma.

From the Broncos’ baseball diamond, Kasey Coffman ’10 signed a letter of intent with Arizona State University, and there are many other players looking to sign in April, according to baseball coach Mr. Tom Succow.

On the soccer pitch, there are three graduating seniors who are going to play soccer in college.

Patrick Poblete ’10 is the only player who has decided where he wants to go.

He will be attending the University of New Mexico.

Brian Hines ’10 and Graham Smith ’10 both received offers from Gonzaga University, and Hines has also received offers from Santa Clara University and University of California Irvine.

As of now, no basketball players have received offers from any colleges, but Ryan Milne ’10 is planning on playing.

Next up, volleyball.

“Boys volleyball scholarships are very hard to come by; (there are) about 30 teams offering 4.5 scholarships a piece,” said volleyball coach Mr. Tony Oldani.

Due to this, most college players are walk-ons.

Junior Matt Pohlman ’11 is looking to play in two years for a school like George Mason University or Loyola University Chicago, although he hasn’t been focusing too much on the college process since he is only a junior.

Crew is similar to volleyball in that it is extremely hard to get a scholarship.

Rowing does help to get a student into a school that he might not have been able to be accepted to if he did not row, according to Ryan Hemelt ’10.

The crew team has three graduating seniors who are going to row in college.

These are Hemelt who is going to the University of San Diego, Alex Douglas ’10 who will be attending Cornell University and Chris Burghart ’10 who is still deciding where to go.

Track has three different athletes in three different events who will be playing in college.

Alex Bishop ’10, a pole vaulter, is still deciding which college to attend, although he is leaning towards the University of Kansas or Arizona State University.

Harry Danilevics ’10 is interested in Columbia University, the University of California Los Angeles, Arizona State University and any other offers he receives this year for hurdling.

Matthew Xuereb ’10 will be looking to run long distance at Villanova University, Boston College, Gonzaga University or the University of California Berkley.

Hockey is a whole different story compared to most other sports.

It is very hard to go straight from high school to a prestigious hockey college.

Most colleges want hockey players to compete in a junior league (at the semi-pro level) before joining a team at the NCAA level, according to Tomas Abrate ’10.

That being said, Michael Weinberger ’10 and Abrate are being recruited by teams in the British Columbia Hockey League. Both are being recruited by ASU as well, but Weinberger said he would prefer to play at a school like Fordham University, Loyola Marymount University or Fairfield University.

Tommy Tuohy ’10 is leaning towards playing for a Pac-8 hockey team or Vanderbilt’s team if he is accepted.

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  1. Don’t forget your tennis team players!

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