Football, Soccer Student-Athletes Choose Colleges

Four more members of Mercersburg’s Class of 2019 have announced the institutions at which they will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. They include football players Garrett Ammons ’19 (Gettysburg College), McGee Schnarrs ’19 (Susquehanna University), and Ryan Wiley ’19 (Trinity [Conn.] College), as well as boys’ soccer standout Colby Walker ’19 (Catholic University of America).
Ammons, a 6-foot, 190-pound linebacker from Hagerstown, Md., was a three-year varsity player for the Blue Storm football team, and been a member of the school’s baseball, basketball, soccer, and outdoor track & field teams. Ammons has taken part in Mercersburg Outdoor Education and served as a student proctor in the Burgin Center for the Arts on campus. His older sister, Taylor, graduated from Mercersburg in 2017.

Schnarrs, a 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound linebacker from Camp Hill, Pa., was a second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League selection in 2018. He graduated from East Pennsboro High School in Enola, Pa., before attending Mercersburg as a postgraduate student; at East Pennsboro, he was a first-team All-Mid Penn Conference selection in football and wrestling and a member of the National Honor Society. Schnarrs also wrestled at Mercersburg.

Walker, a 6-foot-2-inch, 165-pound defender from Mercersburg, Pa., was a key cog on a Mercersburg soccer team that finished 13-4-3 and reached the semifinals of the PAISAA state tournament. He earned all-conference honors as a senior in the MAPL and the Independent-Parochial School League. Walker received Mercersburg’s Schweizer Soccer Cup for determination and hard work, and has also played varsity lacrosse and squash and served as a Peer Group leader on campus.

Wiley, a 6-foot-6-inch, 290-pound offensive/defensive lineman from Hagerstown, Md., is a four-year varsity letterwinner for the Blue Storm football team, and started on the offensive and defensive lines all four years. He earned the team’s Most Outstanding Contributions Award in 2018, and was a two-time second-team All-MAPL selection. Wiley also earned varsity letters in lacrosse and indoor track & field and played junior-varsity basketball, and has served as a student assistant to the dean on duty at Mercersburg. His older sister, Sarah, is a 2017 Mercersburg graduate.

The announcement by this quartet of student-athletes brings the total of student-athletes in Mercersburg’s senior class who have revealed college commitments to eight. Earlier this year, Jill Ahlgren ’19 (lacrosse, Gettysburg College), Tag Curwen ’19 (swimming, Pomona College), Sam Morgan ’19 (soccer, West Virginia University), and Noah Litzinger ’19 (football, Worcester Polytechnic Institute) made their choices.

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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
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