City Times Staff
Wednesday morning marked a big step for seven SPASH athletes.
Successful seasons for the athletes has led to college opportunities, with seven who signed letters of intent or commitment pledges to the schools of their choice on Wednesday morning.
Senior basketballer Sam Hauser has signed on to play with the Marquette University Golden Eagles while teammate Trev Anderson is set to play for the UW-Green Bay Phoenix. Anderson and Hauser start the upcoming basketball season after last year’s state championship victory.
Fritz Schierl, a senior at SPASH, has committed to Ohio State University. He was ranked third in the state for the 152 pound weight class during the 2014-15 wrestling season as a junior. Schierl took 4 of 5 matches last year before losing out in the third round of the state tournament to senior Marcus Morrow of Weyauwega.
“Humbled to announce I have verbally committed to wrestle at THE Ohio State University. Grateful for this opportunity! #BuckeyeNation,” Schierl Tweeted on November 9.
SPASH baseball outfielder and first baseman Matt McHugh signed with Southwester Community College in Creston, Iowa, to play with the Spartans. McHugh and the Panthers finished the 2015 season with an undefeated record.
Softballer Payton Gaber committed to the Minnesota State University – Moorhead Dragons while teammate Shaylee Kluck will go to bat for the Kirkland Community College Firebirds in Roscommon, Mich. Panthers softball went 11-1 in conference play for the 2015 season.
Senior all-conference freestyle swimmer Kathryn Stupar will take to the pool for the St. Cloud State University Blizzard next fall.
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