These Marysville High School seniors sign letters of intent during a ceremony at the high school earlier this week. They are from left, Collin Baschnagel, Jacob Branton, Cornelio Estrella, Jakob Hullinger, Cameron Strickland, Hanna Moffett, Sydney Wade, Blake Storr, Payne Miller, Logan Hawn and Ben Warden.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
The Monarchs of Marysville have 12 more student-athletes who will be taking their skills to the next level.
The dozen recently penned letters of intent during a ceremony at Marysville High School.
Collin Baschnagel will continue his career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he join the men’s lacrosse team.
The Cougars are apart of the Crossroads League in the National Christian College Athletic Association.
Marysville head lacrosse coach Zach Engle said Baschnagel was a part of a core of seniors that helped “revitalize a program that needed it.”
Jacob Branton will continue his lacrosse career at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea.
He struggled with injuries this season, but will be joining a Yellow Jackets squad that plays in the Ohio Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III.
Cornelio Estrella and Michael Gingras will continue their lacrosse careers together at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
They will join the inaugural team for the Scarlet Hawks that plays in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division III.
Engle said the two seniors will have immediate impact on the new lacrosse team.
Jakob Hullinger will continue his lacrosse career at the Mount Union in Alliance.
He will play for the Raiders, who are also in the OAC.
Cameron Strickland will continue his track career at Muskingum University.
He will take his 11.6 100 meter, 24.8 200 meter and 18-6 long jump personal-best times and distance with him to the OAC affiliate.
MHS assistant track and field coach Trevor Rayburn said, “Strickland is one of the finest leaders in MHS track history.”
Hanna Moffett will also go to Muskingum in softball.
Moffett suffered an early-season thumb injury that prevented her from playing, but stayed with the team despite her injury.
She will join a championship team as the Fighting Muskies won their 20th OAC title this season.
Sydney Wade will continue her softball career at Wittenberg University.
Wade will join a Tiger squad that has had recent success as the 2017 regular season North Coast Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division III affiliate, champions and 2016 NCAC tournament champs.
MHS head softball coach Jennifer Segner-Maxwell said Wade will be a great asset to Wittenberg.
Blake Storr will continue his baseball career at Indiana Wesleyan University.
The Wildcats are members of the Crossroads League, which is affiliated with the National Christian College Athletic Association.
Storr will join a program that had six athletes recognized with league honors and finished fourth in the 2019 league tournament.
Payne Miller will play two sports – wrestling and baseball – for Defiance College.
The Yellow Jackets play in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, which is a NCAA Division III affiliate.
Logan Hawn will also join the Yellow Jacket wrestling squad as he continues his career at Defiance.
Ben Warden will continue his football career at Ohio Wesleyan University.
The Battling Bishops are a part of the NCAC, an NCAA Division III affiliate.
OWU went 4-6 in their 2018 season.
MHS head football coach Brent Johnson said Warden was a great captain for the Monarchs.
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