11 Owen J. Roberts senior student/athletes announce college destinations

 
Eleven Owen J. Roberts High School senior student/athletes, six boys and five girls representing seven scholastic sports and headed for all three NCAA division levels, announced their college choices during a recent signing event at the high school attended by family, coaches and teammates. They are as follows:

Photos provided by Owen J. Roberts athletic department

Caleigh Bold - Soccer - Elizabethtown
Front row from left-Julia Bold, Caleigh Bold, Lauren Bold; Back row from left- Coach Joe Margusity, Coach Bridget Mellon, Albert Bold, Steve Small
Position: Outside Back
Past athletic achievements/accolades: PAC champions 2018, 2020, 2021, District 1 runner-up 2021
Academic/community service: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa member
Parents: Lauren and Albert Bold
Club affiliation: West-Mont United Premier
Anticipated college major: Biology
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Elizabethtown for its great biology and soccer programs.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “These past years have been amazing. I loved playing with the girls on this team and am very sad to be leaving them. This past year has been everything I hoped it would be and I couldn’t see myself leaving without such a great season.”
Goals/expectations for college career: “To have a great soccer season and succeed in all possible ways both on the field and in the classroom.”
 
Austin Chambers - Soccer - Alvernia
Front row from left, Sue Chambers, Austin Chambers, Scott Chambers; Back row- Coach Eric Wentzel
Position: Center Midfield
Past athletic achievements/accolades: 2021 PAC Liberty first team All-League
Academic/community service: Eagle Scout candidate
Parents: Sue and Scott Chambers
Club affiliation: WestMont United SA
Anticipated college major: Criminal Justice
Why did you choose this school? “Alvernia has everything I was looking for: Criminal Justice major, strong soccer program and beautiful campus.”
Goals expectations for college career: “I plan to graduate in four years with a degree in Criminal Justice and lead the soccer team to multiple titles.
 
William Cody - Lacrosse - Seton Hill
Front row from left - Elizabeth Cody, William Cody, Tim Cody; Second row- Coach Mikey Zadroga
Position: Goalie
Parents: Elizabeth and Timothy Cody
Club affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom 2022 White
Anticipated college major: Business/Accounting
Goals/expectations for college career: “Win the NCAA Tournament.”
 
Matthew Englehardt - Wrestling - West Liberty
Front row from left- Greg Englehardt, Matthew Englehardt, Andria Englehardt; Back row from left- Coach Stephen DeRafelo, Coach Mike Brilla
Weight Class: 141
Past athletic achievements/accolades: PAC champion, 2-time Fargo qualifier, 2-time All-Area (Mercury), District 1 All-Academic team 2020, 2021
Academic/community service: Best Buddies, Pop Warner Challenger program
Parents: Greg and Andria Englehardt
Anticipated college major: Biology (pre-med)
Why did you choose this school? “WLU felt like home. I like their Pre-Med/Biology program, the coaches and the wrestling team.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “My high school seasons were full of up-and-down surprises. Wrestling has taught me to push through the downs and enjoy the ups. I have had an amazing time wrestling for OJR.”
Goals expectations for college career: “My college career goals are to be an NCAA champion and Academic All-American. I’m also expecting to become a better person and wrestler.”
 
Dylan Gazda - Lacrosse - Gwynedd Mercy
Front row from left - Bob Gazda, Dylan Gazda, Jamie Gazda; Back row- Coach Mikey Zadroga
Position: Defense
Academic/community service: Leo Club
Parents: Bob and Jamie Gazda
Club affiliation: Black Bear Lacrosse Club
Anticipated college major: Finance
Other schools under consideration: Westminster College, Albright, Immaculata
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Gwynedd Mercy University because it felt like home when I first got on campus. I also liked the lacrosse team’s environment.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “I am happy with the improvement from my freshman year to senior year from a team and individual standpoint.”
Goals/expectations for college career: “My goal is to become the best defender on the lacrosse team and I also want to keep up with my grades.”
Coach Mikey Zadroga: “Gaz is a guy who just gets things done. No matter what you ask he does with maximum effort. I also love his leadership so far, especially with the freshmen. I cannot wait to see the impact Gaz makes on them this season.”
 
Alyssa Greiner - Field hockey - Frostburg State
Front row from left- Mark Greiner, Alyssa Greiner, Mirita Greiner; Back row- Jason Greiner
Position: Defense
Past athletic achievements/accolades: 3-year varsity starter, OJR team captain
Academic/community service: Leo Club, Best Buddies, Give A Gift Club
Parents: Mirita and Mark Greiner
Club affiliation: XCalibur
Anticipated college major: Health sciences
Other schools under consideration: Rowan, Stockton, Alvernia
Why did you choose this school? “I love the size and location of the school and the team was so inviting.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “OJR field hockey taught me how to work hard and give my all as well as gave me the opportunity to make long lasting friendships.”
Goals expectations for college career: “To excel on and off the field and make new memories with my new teammates.”
 
Rylee Laloup - Field hockey - Fairfield University
Front row from left - Craig Laloup, Rylee Laloup, Heather Laloup; Back row from left- Coach Amy Hoffman, Zach Laloup
Position: Midfield/Forward
Past athletic achievements/accolades: All-PAC 2nd team, All-state honorable mention, All-state academic team, OJR Offensive Player of the Year, OJR Rookie of the Year award, Limelight champions, NIT champions
Academic/community service: Distinguished and high honors
Parents: Heather and Craig Laloup
Club affiliation: WC Eagles
Anticipated college major: Undecided
Other schools under consideration: La Salle, Appalachian State, Villanova, Shippensburg, IUP
Why did you choose this school? “Fairfield has a beautiful campus that I fell in love with along with amazing programs for academics and athletics.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “These past 4 years I’ve developed amazing relationships with my teammates and coaches along with growing my love for the sport of field hockey.”
Goals expectations for college career: “I want to help contribute to the team’s success and excel in the classroom. I hope to provide a helping hand to Fairfield winning its division (NEC) championship as well."

Constantin 'Dean' Mihos - Baseball - Coastal Carolina
Front row from left- Theo Mihos, Ari Mihos, Dean Mihos, Sabrina Mihos; Back row from left- Coach Chris Hensley, Coach Greg Gilbert, Glen Pysher
Position: SS/P
Past athletic achievements/accolades: 2nd team All-PAC, PBR Future Games participant
Academic/community service: Leo Club
Parents: Sebrina and Aristides Mihos
Club affiliation: PA Playmakers/Juggernaut National
Anticipated college major: Undecided
Why did you choose this school? “Coastal Carolina has always been a dream school of mine. The school and campus are beautiful, the baseball is second to none.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “Being able to spend time with close friends and making memories that will last a lifetime.”
Goals expectations for college career: “To perform at the highest level possible and become one of the top college baseball players in the country.”
 
Declan Sweeney - Lacrosse - Ithaca College
Front row from left- Pat Sweeney, Declan Sweeney, Dawn Sweeney; Back row- Coach Mikey Zadroga, Korrigan Sweeney
Position: Defense/LSM
Academic/community service: Run 101 volunteer, To Give a Gift Club member
Parents: Dawn and Patrick Sweeney
Club affiliation: Philadelphia Freedom 2022 White
Anticipated college major: Business
Other schools under consideration: Ohio Wesleyan, Alfred University
Why did you choose this school? “The campus was amazing and I felt a great atmosphere from the college and lacrosse program. The college stood out to me and made me feel like family right away.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “I feel like I lost a year because of COVID but I am so happy that I can play next to my brothers one last time.”
Goals expectations for college career: “I want to contribute any way possible while showing by example and leading every way I can. I want to leave a legacy at Utica lacrosse.”
Coach Mikey Zadroga: “One thing that stands out right away with Declan is his toughness and his willingness to compete. He always gives max effort, plays with high intensity and is full of grit. I love that he is not afraid on the field and his aggressiveness is not something that can be taught. I am excited for the opportunity to coach him in his final season at OJR and I know that his toughness and leadership will be huge for us this year.”
 
Morgan Weaver - Soccer - Boston University
Front row from left- Michele Weaver, Morgan Weaver, Chris Weaver; Back row from left- Coach Joe Margusity, Ryan Weaver, Coach Bridget Mellon
Position: Center Defense
Past athletic achievements/accolades: 2020 All-American, 2020 PAC MVP, All-state, SE PA Coaches selection, 2021, 2020, 2018 PAC champion
Academic/community service: National Honor Society, President of Kids for Kids Club
Parents: Michele and Chris Weaver
Club affiliation: FC Providence Lightning 03
Anticipated college major: Engineering
Other schools under consideration: Drexel, NJIT
Why did you choose this school? “The atmosphere the coaches and players create is one I yearned to be a part of. The beautiful city of Boston drew me in, as well as the incredible academic and athletic reputation maintained by the university and women’s soccer program itself.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “The connections I have made with my teammates, as well as with my coaches are going to last a lifetime and the fact that I was able to step out on the field and play my heart out with my favorite people for 4 straight years, in front of so many people I love was beyond any opportunity I could have asked for. Being able to represent the school, the OJR program and ourselves was a privilege I never took for granted.”
Goals expectations for college career: “To become a better player and person throughout my experience as well as play a contributing role in helping the team reach overall goals of conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. I want to excel not only on the field but in the classroom as well and be a strong role model as a Boston Terrier.”
Coach Joe Margusity: “Morgan is the only player in the history of the PAC to make first team All-PAC and All-Area (Mercury) all four years she played. She has earned the respect of the coaches within the PAC and throughout District 1 and was nominated for the East-West All-American game and is on the All-American watch list. Her teammates would follow her through a brick wall which shows the ultimate respect from her team. On and off the field she has represented herself with grace and class. My favorite memory of Morgan is when I called her mom on a Sunday to let her know as a freshman she had made first team All-PAC. Her mom’s reply was ‘let me interrupt her, she is doing her homework,’ which points to the responsibility she exhibits. It truly will be a Herculean task to replace her as she goes down in Owen J. as one of the best , if not the best player I have ever coached.”
 
Avery White - Basketball - Chestnut Hill College
 
Front row from left- Jennifer White, Avery White, Vincent White; Back row from left- Coach Jeremy Mellon, Ashly White
Position: Point guard
Past athletic achievements/accolades: starter since freshman season; 2-year OJR varsity captain, 2020-2021 1st team All-PAC Conference and 1st team All-Area (Mercury)
Academic/community service: 4.599 GPA (weighted), Distinguished honors, Best Buddies Club
Parents: Jennifer and Vincent White
Club affiliation: Lehigh Valley Fever
Anticipated college major: Business administration
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Chestnut Hill because of the family culture on the women’s basketball team, the academic rigor of the school, the location and the beautiful campus.”
Reflections on high school season/career: “I’ve had a lot of fun during my high school career. I made a lot of memories with the team and I’m grateful for the experiences and relationships I’ve made.”
Goals expectations for college career: “I look forward to the challenges of playing basketball at the next level.”
Coach Jeremy Mellon: “Avery is a dedicated and hard-working player who has become a very good leader and great basketball player. Her abilities on the court are only a small reflection of her abilities as a person.”