The spring is always an exciting time in the life of athletics.
There's just a buzz about the building for a variety of reasons:
* The excitement when our Ohio weather gives us a bit of sunshine and temps in the 60's and 70's
* Spring Sports teams are competing and the fall programs begin to ramp up with conditioning and
planning for summer schedules
* Spring Break, Prom, and planning for seniors graduating
These are just a few things that add to the "Spring Fever" in and around this time of year.
There are however, some tremendous accomplishments that begin to feel more of a reality for our soon to be graduating seniors. They are edging closer to carrying on their legacies and passions to the collegiate levels.
Here at Gahanna Lincoln, we have a number of seniors that have made commitments to play their respective sports at the next level:
Brittany Reynolds – Volleyball – Dayton
Mason Daniels – Baseball – Elon
Brad Hull – Baseball – Oakland University
Cole Gibson – Baseball –Oakland University
Emily Hughes – Golf – Ohio university
Erika Shrader – Soccer – Akron
Loie Greenwood – Baseball – Wittenberg
Brittany Oldaker – Softball – Eastern Kentucky
Sami Shaw – Track – Northern Kentucky
Riley Tanner – Track – Northern Kentucky
Sidney Stokes – Track – Akron
Tim Eidens – Baseball – Ohio Dominican
Yazmin Norman – Basketball – Alderson-Broadus
Rachel Browne – Basketball – Chicago State
Taylor Acquista – Baseball – Siena Heights university
Jenna Holder – Soccer – Rio Grande
Jordan Holder – Soccer – Ohio Dominican
Vasean Davis – Football – Notre Dame College
Marq Williams – Football – Saginaw Valley State
Kamazi Bell – Football – Siena Heights university
David Cooper – Football - Savannah State
Jake Mitchell – Lacrosse – University of Cumberlands
James Higgins – Baseball – Clark State CC
Natalie Shotts – Girls Lacrosse – Univ. of Alabama Huntsville
Santiago Martinez – Baseball – Heidelberg
Alana Monroe – Volleyball – Savannah State
Gino Bucilla – Baseball – Heidelberg
Diana Shamroski – Volleyball – Lindenwood University
Nathan Matthews – Volleyball – Wittenberg
Alex Will – Soccer - Otterbein
Jenisys Battle - Basketball - Baldwin Wallace
This is the list as of today and it will continue to grow, in fact it will grow int he coming days and weeks with a great story. If you're familiar with the Gahanna Lincoln Basketball program, you probably notice a young man that was injured prior to the start of the season. He's hard to miss. Alonzo is a 6'11" basketball player that unfortunately was kept from participating this season due to his injury. This didn't stop him, nor Coach Tony Staib from pushing his talents and recovery for the aspirations of getting on this list above. This week, Coach Staib arranged for over a dozen college coaches to see Alonzo's progression. And it is with a great sense of enjoyment and excitement to know that he too will be added to this list. He's received offers to play Division I basketball after missing this entire season. This is truly a testament to his dedication to recovery and Coach Staib's unwaivering support for his players. So, congratulations to all of our seniors that will be building their legacies at the collegiate level and to Coach Staib for being commited to Gahanna!
How can you not love this time of year...
well maybe not the rain...
or the wind...
or the temps that fall below 40...
and the cancellations...
the fact that the seniors are leaving and heading off to college...
Anyway, it's still pretty exciting!