13 Future College Athletes Choose Destinations

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Front row (L-R): Pete Curtis, Chris Watson, Aiden Lorson, Jade Matthias, Isabella Van Ess, Maddie Koutavas. Second row: Collin Metcalf, Duncan Besch, Tommy Tereschuk, CJ Sheldon, Ryan Nordheim. Not pictured: Leah Gentry-Tuney, Josh Pethel.

Thirteen additional student-athletes in Mercersburg Academy’s Class of 2022 announced May 4 their college destinations and their intention to compete in their respective sports at the college level beginning in the fall.

The destinations include institutions that are members of the NCAA’s Division I and Division III and are spread across locations from Massachusetts to Texas.

Duncan Besch ’22
boys’ basketball, Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Mercersburg head coach: Sean Crocker
College head coach: Alan Seretti

Pete Curtis ’22
boys’ diving, Lafayette College (Easton, PA)
Hometown: Houston, TX
Mercersburg head coach: Frank Betkowski
College head coach: Hubert Etchison

Leah Gentry-Tuney ’22
girls’ swimming, U.S. Naval Academy/Navy (Annapolis, MD)
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: Bill Roberts

Maddie Koutavas ’22
girls’ swimming, Navy (Annapolis, MD)
Hometown: Saint Johns, FL
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: Bill Roberts

Aiden Lorson ’22
baseball, Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA)
Hometown: Mercersburg, PA
Mercersburg head coach: Matt Jacobs
College head coach: Kevin Anderson

Jade Matthias ’22
girls’ swimming, Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
Hometown: Reading, PA
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: John Geissinger

Collin Metcalf ’22
boys’ basketball, Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Hometown: Fort Irwin, CA
Mercersburg head coach: Sean Crocker
College head coach: Bill Coen

Ryan Nordheim ’22
boys’ swimming, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: Eddie Sinnott

Josh Pethel ’22
boys’ golf, Denison University (Granville, OH)
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Mercersburg head coach: Doug Smith
College head coach: Lauren Grogan

CJ Sheldon ’22
boys’ swimming, U.S. Military Academy at West Point/Army (West Point, NY)
Hometown: Ashaway, RI
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: Mickey Wender

Tommy Tereschuk ’22
baseball, Navy (Annapolis, MD)
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Mercersburg head coach: Matt Jacobs
College head coach: Paul Kostacopoulos

Isabella Van Ess ’22
girls’ swimming, Lafayette College (Easton, PA)
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Mercersburg head coach: Glenn Neufeld
College head coach: James Dailey

Chris Watson ’22
boys’ basketball, Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA)
Hometown: Yokosuka, Japan
Mercersburg head coach: Sean Crocker
College head coach: Greg Curley

The group joins classmates and fall signees Bridget Ahlgren ’22 (girls’ lacrosse, Campbell University) and Foday Bangura ’22 (boys’ soccer, Villanova University) to bring the number of Mercersburg’s graduating seniors committed to the college-athletic ranks to 15.

Commencement for the school’s Class of 2022 is set for Saturday, May 28.

For more information on this story, please contact Lee Owen (owenl@mercersburg.edu) in Mercersburg’s Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications.


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