Owen J. Roberts signings: King, Niness, Snyder, Stofko, Van Natter

Owen J. Roberts seniors Ryan King, Carter Niness, Matt Snyder, Dan Stofko and Helena Van Natter recently announced their college destinations to continue their academic and athletic careers during events at the high school. (All photos courtesy of OJR athletic department)

Ryan King – Swimming – Susquehanna

Ryan King, seated between parents Mary and Thomas King, makes a verbal commitment to continue his academic and swimming career at Susquehanna University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by OJR coach Kevin Bott.

Event: Backstroke, freestyle

Club affiliation: TOPS Swimming

Parents: Thomas and Mary King

Athletic honors: 2-time district qualifier, 4-time PAC champion, 4 varsity letters, 4 straight PAC championships

Academic/community service: High School Newspaper writer, Relay for Life, Junior Classical League, Certified lifeguard

College major: Undecided

Other schools under consideration: University of Scranton, West Chester, Dickinson

Why did you choose this school? “Beautiful campus, well-rounded liberal arts school and a welcoming, determined swim team."

Goals/expectations for college career: “Score points for my team, improve my times and have fun.”

Carter Niness – Swimming – Susquehanna

Carter Niness makes a verbal commitment to continue his academic and swimming career at Susquehanna University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by family members and OJR coaches Kevin Bott and Lindsay Stauffenberg.

Events: Butterfly, freestyle

Club affiliation: Phoenixville Area YMCA

Parent: Claudine Niness

Athletic honors: 4 years undefeated (team), 4 straight PAC championships

Academic/community service: National Honor Society

College major: Business Data Science

Other school under consideration: Elizabethtown

Why did you choose this school? “Swim program and size of school.”

Reflections on your high school career: “Going to miss (teammates) and the memories.”

Goals/expectations for college career: “Drop times, swim fast.”

Matt Snyder – Swimming – Ursinus

Matt Snyder, seated between parents Suzy and Mike Snyder, makes a verbal commitment to continue his academic and swimming career at Ursinus College during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by OJR coaches Lindsey Stauffenberg and  Kevin Bott.

Events: Breaststroke, Indvidual Medley

Club affiliation: TOPS Swimming

Parents: Suzy and Mike Snyder

Athletic honors: 4-time district qualifier, 4 years undefeated (team), 4 straight PAC championships

Academic/community service: National Honor Society, Student government

College major: Accounting/Finance

Other schools under consideration: Drew University, Susquehanna, Washington College

Why did you choose this school? “Good academic and swim programs, nice campus.”

Reflections on your high school career: “A lot was accomplished and I’m proud of all my teammates for what they’ve done.”

Goals/expectations for college career: “Continue to improve in the pool and academically.”

Dan Stofko – Baseball – Albright

Dan Stofko, seated between parents Matt and Katherine Stoko, makes a verbal commitment to continue his academic and baseball at Albright College during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by OJR coach Greg Gilbert.

Club affiliation: NorChester

Parents: Matt and Katherine Stofko

Athletic honors: 2016 and 2017 Berks Legion champions, Berks legion underclassmen team (2017), 2018 team MVP

Academic/community service: Camp counselor/coach – NorChester summer camp

Anticipated major: Business, Marketing

Other school under consideration: Penn State-Berks

Why did you choose this school? “I really like the coaching staff and campus – it felt like the best fit for me.”

Reflections on your high school career:  “I’m really happy with what I achieved but wish we had a better link as a team.”

Goals/expectations for college: “To get my degree while adding to my skills on the baseball field."

Helena Van Natter – Swimming – Lafayette

Helena Van Natter, seated between parents Lisan and Charles Van Natter, signs a national letter orf intent to continue her academic and swimming career at Lafayette College during a recent event at the high school.

Events: Mid-distance, distance

Club affiliation: TOPS swimming, Laurelwood Swim Club

Parents:  Lisa and Charles Van Natter

Athletic honors: Academic All-American, 3 varsity letters, team captain

College major: English

Other schools under consideration: Arcadia, York