Boyertown signings: Buckley, Diachynsky, Hertzler, Jones, McKee

Hailey Buckley – Softball _ Arcadia University
Boyertown senior Hailey Buckley, seated between parents Chris and Irene Buckley, makes a verbal commitment to continue her academic and softball career at Division III Arcadia University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Coach Christine Miller and Boyertown head coach Kim Musselman.
Position: First base
Club affiliation: Sanatoga Scream 18U Elite
Parents: Chris and Irene Buckley
College major: Physical Therapy
Other school under consideration: Eastern University
Why did you choose this school? “It’s a beautiful campus, great school, great team.”
 
Amanda Diachynsky – Lacrosse - Arcadia
Boyertown senior Amanda Diachynsky, seated between parents Tracy and Steve Diachynsky, makes a verbal commitment to continue her academic and lacrosse career at Division III Arcadia University during a recent event at the high school.
Position: Attack
Club affiliation: Dynamite Lacrosse
Parents: Steve and Tracy Diachynsky
Major athletic awards: 2018 – first team All-PAC Liberty (attack) and first team Mercury All-Area (attack)
College major: Actuarial science
Other schools under consideration: Messiah, Elizabethtown
Why did you choose this school? “I loved the campus, the coaches and the team, which was very inviting. The overall environment just felt like home.”
 
Kylie Hertzler – Softball – Cedarville University
Boyertown senior Kylie Hertzler, seated between parents Ashley and Troy Hertzler, signs a national letter of intent to continue her academic and softball career at Division II Cedarville University (OH) during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Coach Christine Miller, Cole Hertzler and head coach Kim Musselman.
Position: Catcher
Club affiliation: PA X-treme
Parents: Ashley and Troy Hertzler
Major athletic awards: 2018 (Junior year) team MVP and captain, first team All-PAC Liberty, second team All-Area (Mercury)
College major: Nursing
Why did you choose this school? “I chose Cedarville University because it is a D2 school with an incredible softball program, including the great coaches. It also has an excellent nursing program.”
 
Taylor Jones – Volleyball – Stevenson
Boyertown senior Taylor Jones, seated between parents Doug and Joy Jones, makes a verbal commitment to continue her academic and volleyball career at perennial Division III national powerhouse Stevenson University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by Hailey Jones (standing).
Position: Outside hitter, setter
Club affiliation: East Coast Power Volleyball
Parents: Doug and Joy Jones
Major athletic awards: 2018 -First team All-PAC Liberty Division, All-State first team, All-District 1 second team, Player of the Year (Boyertown)
College major: Nursing
Other schools under consideration: Randolph-Macon, Moravian
Why did you choose this school? “It was a great fit for me.”
Reflections on high school career? “We had a great season. Made it to the second round of districts.”
 
Gracie McKee – Swimming – Bloomsburg University
Boyertown senior Gracie McKee, flanked by parents John and Amy McKee signs a national letter of intent to continue her academic and swimming career at Division II Bloomsburg University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Gabrielle McKee (sister) and Boyertown head coach Bill Draves.
Events: Backstroke, freestyle
Club affiliation: TOPS
Parents: Amy and John McKee
Major athletic honors: 2017-18 All-PAC first team (200 free), All-PAC second team (200 IM, 200 free relay); 2016-17 All-PAC second team (100 backstroke, 200 medley relay)
College major: Mid-level Social Studies Education
Other schools under consideration: La Salle, Ursinus, Loyola (MD)
Why did you choose this school? “I immediately felt at home with the team and coaches. They offer me the best of both worlds academically and athletically.”