By Robert Whitmire
Four SPASH Panther athletes on Wednesday morning signed athletic letters of commitment to various universities.
Pitcher Aubrey Drohner will attend and play softball at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. The Division I Sycamores are members of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Drohner was voted the Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2016, posting 1.53 ERA for the conference season. She also had a .564 on-base percentage and .487 batting average.
Emily Luetschwager completed her four year tennis career at SPASH with a 170-5 record, including 70-0 over the past two seasons and was back-to-back WIAA Division 1 Singles State Tennis champion. Luetschwager will take her talents to Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The Rams are members of the Mountain West conference.
Kali Schierl will take her gymnastics talents to the Big Ten Conference, where she will compete with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State finished fifth at the NCAA Division I Regional in April.
Madeleine Burch was a second team selection on the Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball team as a middle/right-side hitter. She finished the conference season with six solo blocks, 21 block assists and a .71 blocks-per-game average.
Burch will attend Division II University of Mary in Bismark, North Dakota. The Marauders are members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and finished the 2016 season with a 9-18 overall record.