Pottstown's Adams, Christman, Diamond, Morton, O'Donnell headed to next level

All photos courtesy of Pottstown Athletic Department

Jamal Adams – Football – Lebanon Valley

Pictured from left: Jamal Adams Sr. (father), Jamal Adams, Tammy Moore (mother)

Position: DB/WR

Parents: Tammy Moore and Jamal Adams Sr.

Major Athletic Honors: 2016 – Frontier Division 2nd team DB, 2017 – Frontier Division 1st team receiver / 2nd team DB

College major: Education K-4

Why did you choose this school? “This is a very good school educationally.  Lebanon Valley College treated me like a family member from day 1. As I visitedthis college, I saw how nice and caring the people are. They will prepare me for life after college and I know I will be able to get all the help I need there.”

Goals/expectations for college career?“My number one expectation isto stay focused. There are a lot of things that go on in college and it’s the athlete's decision to stay focused. I expect myself to put all the hard work in that comes with this lifestyle and stay dedicated as well.”

Hailey Christman – Track/X-Country – Delaware Valley

Pictured from left: Howard Levengood (father), Hailey Christman

Events: Mid-distance, distance

Parents: Jennifer and Howard Levengood

College major: Media and Communications

Why did you choose this school? “I picked Delaware Valley because I fell in love with their small classroom with the 18-1 (student/teacher) ratio. I also fell in love with their 100 per cent job acceptances after college, and even during. Their sports teams are phenomenal, and the professors know you on a one on one basis, and that is totally what I want to experience during college.”

Goals/expectations for college career: “My expectations for the upcoming college season running Cross Country/Track for Delaware Valley is to go through changes in my running career. I expect to go through my first season growing as a runner more than placing.”

Aaron Diamond – Football – Ursnius

Pictured from left: Steve Diamond (father), Aaron Diamond

Position: DB/WR

Parents: Steven and Wendy Diamond

Major Athletic Honors
Football - 2016 PAC Frontier, 2nd team defensive back
Basketball: 2016=-17 PAC Frontier, 2nd team

College major: Business (Marketing, Minor)

Why did you choose this school?  “I picked this school because Ursinus gives me the best opportunity to become successful as soon as I graduate. They have a stellar academic program and a really good football team that I can’t wait to be a part of.  As soon as I stepped on campus I felt comfortable, welcomed, and at home!”

Goals/expectations for college career: “My expectation for this upcoming season is to simply be a standout student in the classroom and a dominant athlete on the field. I plan to give it all I have not just my first year but in all four years. These next four years determine how the rest of my life will go, so I want to start out on a good note. I also want to make my family proud because not many of my family members got the opportunity to go off to college, so I am trying to start a new trend.”

Owen Morton – Football – Alvernia

Pictured from left: Kristin Morton (mother), Owen Morton, Matt Morton (father)

Position: Quarterback /Athlete

Parents: Kristin and Matt Morton

Major Athletic Honors
Football - 4 year Varsity player, 2017/18 Team Captainl, 2017/18 PHS Offensive Player of The Year, Over 1,000 yards passing 
Baseball - 4 year Varsity Baseball player, 2017 All Area Selection, 2016 & 2017 Keystone State Team and 2017 Legion Futures All Star

College major: Undecided

Why did you choose this school? “I really liked the campus, it felt comfortable. They have a lot to offer academically, which is important as I am not sure what my path will be. It’s big enough but not too big, and far enough, but not too far from home.” 

Goals/expectations for college career? “I was drawn to the fact that Alvernia is a new football program. I wanted to be a part of something from the ground up. I really liked the visits and talks I had with the coaches. They have assembled a great staff and are recruiting top players from around the country. It’s not often you get the opportunity to be the first ever to do something. I want to contribute to the team that does that.”  

Reflections on high school career? “We had three Head Coaches in my four years of High School Football. That is a lot of systems, a lot of change.  It hurt our cohesiveness, but I tried to use it as a motivator. Through it all we bonded and became a closer team.  Coach Fischer came in my senior year and provided stability. I had my best season, passing for over 1,000 yards. My best game; 3 passing TDs  1 rushing TD and a 2pt conversion vs Methacton.”

Jimmy O’Donnell – Baseball – East Stroudsburg

Pictured from left: Penny O’Donnell (mother), Jimmy O’Donnell, Jim O’Donnell (father)

Position: Catcher, Outfield

Parents: Jim and Penny O’Donnell

Major Athletic Honors: 2 year Varsity starter, All-Star in 2017 City County 19U League

College major: Sports Management

Why did you choose this school? “I picked ESU because the campus is very nice and the fact that it’s not too far from home.”

Goals/expectations for college career? “I expect myself to grow and get ready for the next step. Also to become stronger and faster to improve my game.”