Mercersburg’s athletic program is geared to service a diverse student population, one that includes athletes with aspirations of competing on the next level. Typically, 22-25 percent of each graduating class features student-athletes who are recruited for collegiate competition.
Over the last several years, Mercersburg athletes from 18 different sports have committed to compete in leagues and associations that span the United States, including the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, Ivy League, Pac-12 Conference, Patriot League, Southeastern Conference (SEC), American Athletic Conference, America East Conference, Atlantic-10 Conference, Conference USA, Horizon League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Mountain West Conference, Northeast Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and University Athletic Association (UAA).
(Pictured at right: Sarah Firestone ’13, University of Nebraska, 2015 Big Ten Conference javelin champion)
Three student-athletes in Mercersburg’s senior class—Jillian Ahlgren ’19, Tag Curwen ’19, and Noah Litzinger ’19—have chosen the destinations where they will continue their athletic careers at the college level. Ahlgren (of Mercersburg) will play lacrosse and field hockey at Gettysburg College; Curwen (also of Mercersburg) is joining the swim team at Pomona College; and Litzinger (of Waynesboro, Pa.), is headed to play football at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
John-Anthony Di Tullio ’18 and Alex Rogat ’18, two of the newest members of Mercersburg’s alumni body after graduating May 26 with the Class of 2018, have announced their commitments to enroll at and play basketball for a pair of universities beginning in 2018–2019. Di Tullio, of Gmunden, Austria, is headed to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, while Rogat, of Langenzersdorf, Austria, has chosen Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
Jayvien Sandridge ’18, a member of Mercersburg’s senior class and a three-year player on the Blue Storm’s varsity baseball team, signed a national letter of intent April 12 to attend the University of Central Florida and join the Knights’ baseball program beginning in 2018–2019. UCF is an NCAA Division I member (and the defending league baseball champion) of the American Athletic Conference.
Nick Rubino ’18 and Brad Rynkowski ’18, two standout student-athletes in Mercersburg’s senior class, have announced commitments to their respective college destinations. Rubino will play football at Hamilton College, while Rynkowski will join the cross country and track & field teams at Marist College.
Mercersburg announces the commitments of seven student-athletes in the Class of 2018, who are revealing the colleges and universities where they will enroll in fall 2018 to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Carrie Jornlin ’18 signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at St. Bonaventure University November 8 (which was the first day for prospective student-athletes from the Class of 2018 to officially sign an NLI with the Division I colleges of their choice).
Ten more student-athletes in Mercersburg’s Class of 2017 have officially announced their college commitments. Members of the group represent eight different sports (boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, football, boys’ soccer, boys’ squash, boys’ swimming, girls’ swimming, girls’ tennis) and are heading to NCAA Division I and Division III institutions. The announcement brings to 20 the number of Mercersburg senior student-athletes who have chosen the destinations where they will continue their athletic careers.
Nine student-athletes in Mercersburg’s Class of 2017 revealed their college destinations for the next four years on Wednesday, February 1, which is colloquially known as “National Signing Day.” The group includes athletes in boys’ lacrosse, boys’ soccer, and girls’ swimming. Members are headed to colleges or universities in six different American states, the District of Columbia, and even a Canadian province (Quebec).
Mercersburg boys’ lacrosse standout Tom Cremins ’17, who will enter his fourth season (and his third year as a team captain) for the Blue Storm this spring, signed a National Letter of Intent November 10 to play lacrosse for the College of the Holy Cross.
Four more members of Mercersburg’s Class of 2016 have declared their intentions to play college sports and have announced their college destinations for next fall. The group includes Elliot Hicks ’16 (boys’ tennis, Emory University), Joana Santos ’16 (girls’ basketball, Union College), Luka Sevaljevic ’16 (boys’ basketball, Queen’s University), and Tori Yoder ’16 (girls’ basketball, Frostburg State University).
As the fall 2015 sports season winds to a climactic end, numerous Mercersburg alumni athletes are making key contributions to their college teams. Some won conference championships and competed in regional and national NCAA championship events.
With the recent graduation of Mercersburg’s class of 2015, now is a good time to check in on alumni athletes involved at the college level. Dozens of Blue Storm alumni competed in interscholastic athletics during the winter and spring seasons of 2014-2015. See below for brief summaries of the achievements of many of these athletes.
Nine members of Mercersburg’s Class of 2015 have announced their commitments to the schools where they will continue their athletic careers next year. The group, which joins the 11 Mercersburg senior athletes that had previously declared their college commitments, includes Tristan Baker ’15 (baseball, Shenandoah University), Ellie Clark ’15 (girls’ lacrosse, Saint Michael’s [Vt.] College), Gustavo Farina ’15 (boys’ soccer, Trinity [Texas] University), Lauren Greenberg ’15 (girls’ swimming, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis), Chloe Kargodorian ’15 (girls’ swimming, U.S. Military Academy at West Point), Brandon McCredie ’15 (boys’ swimming, U.S. Military Academy at West Point), Matt McPheters ’15 (boys’ swimming, U.S. Military Academy at West Point), Tatiana Purnell ’15 (girls’ track & field, Shippensburg University), and T.J. Powers ’15 (boys’ soccer, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis).
Eight more members of Mercersburg’s Class of 2015 have announced the colleges and universities where they will continue their athletic careers next year. They include Deji Andrew ’15 (baseball, Harvey Mudd College), Jordan Allen ’15 (boys’ swimming, Hamilton College), Nick Kelly ’15 (boys’ basketball, Dickinson College), Morgan Matsuda ’15 (boys’ swimming, Middlebury College), Katie Miller ’15 (girls’ soccer, Saint Michael’s [Vt.] College), Ugochukwu Okolie ’15 (boys’ soccer, Franklin & Marshall College), Sydney Reath ’15 (softball, Eastern Mennonite University), and Teal Tasker ’15 (girls’ basketball, Gettysburg College).
Mercersburg football student-athletes Boo Jordan ’15 (Davidson College) and Brice Sydnor ’15 (Bucknell University) have signed to play college football beginning in fall 2015. The Blue Storm duo announced their choices Wednesday, February 4, which is widely celebrated as “National Signing Day.”
Malik Miller ’15, a 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound forward and a member of Mercersburg’s senior class from Troy, N.Y., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173