Spring-Ford signings: Ainscoe, Bamford, Christman, Crawford, Diaz, Hilliard, Hokanson, Huff

Spring-Ford seniors Shane Ainscoe, Gabriella Bamford, Rachel Christman, Gianna Crawford, Nestor Diaz, Carson Hilliard, Carson Huff and Austin Hokanson announced their plans to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level during recent signing ceremonies at the high school.

All photos courtesy of Spring-Ford athletic department

Shane Ainscoe – Cross Country/Track – Monmouth

Spring-Ford senior Shane Ainscoe, seated between parents Brian and Jennifer Ainscoe, signs a national letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Monmouth (NJ) University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by brother Brendan Ainscoe (standing).

Anthicipated major: Marketing

Athletic honors
Cross country: 4-time varsity letter winner; All-PAC honorable mention (2014, 2015); All-PAC first team (2016, 2017); PAC team champions (2015, 2016, 2017); 2nd place in PAC championship meet (2016); PIAA state qualifier (2016); All-Area 1st team (Mercury) 2016, 2017; 4th place at PIAA state championships (2017)
Indoor track: 4 varsity letters
Outdoor track: 4 varsity letters; 3-time PAC team champion

Academic/community service: Honor Roll; CYO Volunteer cross country/track coach (Sacred Heart Church); Royersford Open Door Ministry (Cross Country); Employed at Giant Foods

Parents: Brian and Jennifer Ainscoe

Gabby Bamford – Cross Country/Track – St. Joseph’s

Spring-Ford senior Gabriella Bamford, seated between parents Richard and Marianne Bamford, signs a national letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at St. Joseph’s University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by Anthony Bamford (brother, standing).

Anticipated Major: English

Athletic honors
Cross country – PAC champion (2017), third place in District 1 championship meet (2017); 3-time state qualifier; 4-year varsity letter winner; senior captain (2017); 3-time All-PAC selection; 2017 All-Area Runner of the Year (Mercury)
Indoor/outdoor track – 2-time indoor state qualifier; part of school record distance medley relay at Penn Relays (2018); 4-time All-PAC and varsity letter winner; 2-time District 1 qualifier and state qualifier (2017)

Academic/community service: Distinguished Honor Roll; Royersford Elementary High School Heroes Program; Interact Club; SNAP volunteer

Parents: Richard and Marianne Bamford

Rachel Christman – Basketball – Elizabethtown

Spring-Ford senior Rachel Christman, seated between parents Nancy and Steve Christman, makes a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Elizabethtown College during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Sandy Christman (grandmother), Jarred Christman (brother) and Spring-Ford head coach Mickey McDaniel.

Athletic honors: 3-year varsity letter winner;  All-PAC second team (2017-18), team captain (2017-18)

Academic/community service: Distinguished Honor/Honor Roll, 3.7 GPA; Shooting Stars, Youth Basketball Games referee

Anticipated major: Occupational Therapy

Parents: Steve and Nancy Christman

Gianna Crawford – Lacrosse – Widener

Spring-Ford senior Gianna Crawford, seated between parents Jackie and Jim Crawford, makes a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Widener University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, head coach Amy Short and assistant coach Rose Ward.

Athletic honors: (Lacrosse) 2018 varsity letter winner, team captain

Academic/Community Service: Distinguished Honors (9th-12th grades), Stem Fair participant, Limerick Township Community Day Volunteer, Rose for Life Foundation, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church member

Parents: James and Jackie Crawford

Nestor Diaz – Basketball – Delaware Valley

Spring-Ford senior Nestor Diaz, seated between parents Nestor and Christina Diaz, makes a verbal commitment to continue his athletic and academic careers at Delaware Valley College during recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, sister Isabella Diaz and Spring-Ford head coach Chris Talley.

Athletic honors: three-time varsity letterwinner, All-PAC first team 2017-18

Anticipated major: Undeclared

Parents: Nestor and Christina Diaz

Carson Hilliard – Swimming – Bloomsburg

Spring-Ford senior Carson Hilliard, seated between parents Jill and Brian Hilliard, signs a national letter of intent to continue his academic and swimming careers at Bloomsburg University during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Spring-Ford assistant coach Greg Huff, head coach Mark Agnew and sister Sydney Hilliard.

Athletic honors: (2014-15) PIAA District 1 qualifier – 100 backstroke; (2015-16) PIAA District 1 qualifier – 200 and 500 freestyle, All-PAC third team, 400 free relay; (2016-17) PIAA District 1 qualifier – 200 free and 100 back, All-PAC 2nd team – 400 free relay, 3rd team – 200 free; (2017-18) PIAA District 1 qualifier – 100 and 200 free, All-PAC first team – 200 freestyle, 400 free relay, second team – 200 free relay.

Academic/community service: Honor roll; Upper Main Line YMCA swim club, YMCA National Championships qualifier, TOPS Swimming.

Parents: Brian and Jill Hilliard

Austin Hokanson - Basketball - Gettysburg

Spring-Ford senior Austin Hokanson, seated between father Keith Hokanson and sister Emma Hokanson, makes a verbal commitment to continue his academic and basketball career at Gettysburg College during a recent event at the high school that was also attended by Spring-Ford head coach Chris Talley.

Athletic honors: (2017) varsity letter, All-PAC first team, All-Area (Mercury) first team; (2018) varsity letter, All-PAC second team, PAC Citizenship award

Academic/community service: Honor roll (3.6 GPA); Spring-Ford youth basketball camps/league volunteer; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church member; Giant Food Stores associate

Anticipated Major: Economics

Parents: Kristin and Keith Hokanson

Carson Huff – Swimming – Drexel

Spring-Ford senior Carson Huff, seated between Spring-Ford head coach Mark Agnew and father/assistant Spring-Ford coach Greg Huff, signs a national letter of intent to continue his swimming and academic careers at Drexel University during a recent event at the high school.

Athletic honors: (2014-15) Varsity letter, PIAA District 1 qualifier; (2015-16) Varsity letter, PIAA District 1 qualifier, All-PAC 1st Team 200 IM, 2nd team 200 free relay, 400 relay, 3rd team 100 backstroke; (2016-17) varsity letter, PIAA District 1 qualifier, All-PAC 1st team 100 backstroke, 2nd team 200 IM, 400 free relay; (2017-18) varsity letter, co-captain, PIAA Championships qualifier 100 backstroke; District 1 medalist and PAC champion 100 backstroke; All-PAC first team 100 back, 200 IM, 400 free relay, 2nd team 200 free relay.

Academic/community service/clubs: Marching Band, Indoor Percussion, Symphonic Band; Upper Main Line YMCA swim club, YMCA National Championship Participant (three years), YMCA national champion 400 medley relay.

Anticipated major: Health Sciences Pre-PT

Parents: Greg and Jennifer Huff