Upper Perkiomen signings: Boyer, Durning, Fox, Fretz, Gahman, Lindsay, Sullivan

Erika Boyer – Lacrosse – Lycoming College
Erika Boyer joined by parents Jenny and Grant Boyer and UP lacrosse coach Hope Flack
 
Position: Attack
Parents: Jenny and Grant Boyer
Major Athletic Honors: Second team all-PAC
College major: Criminal Justice
Why did you choose this school? “I loved the environment at the campus.”
Expectations for upcoming season: “Make it to the PAC finals.”
Reflections on high school career: “I will always remember my teammates that have been with me since fourth grade.”
 
Kayleigh Durning – Soccer/Track - Muhlenberg
Kayleigh Durning, seated between parents Anthony and Jan Durning, and joined by standing from left, Steve Keyser (UP track coach) and Mike Freed (UP soccer coach)
 
Position: Soccer-Midfield; track-hurdles
Parents: Jan and Anthony Durning
Major Athletic Honors: First team All-PAC; Girls Track MVP
College major: Pre-med
Why did you choose this school? “I chose this school because of the warm welcome I always received from everyone, the great opportunities it offers for Pre-Med students and the amazing coaches and teams that I look forward to being part of.”
Expectations for freshman college season: “I hope to make a positive impact on both teams.”
Reflections on high school career: “Looking back, playing both sports were the highlights of my time at UPHS. I was pushed to fulfill my full potential by all my coaches and that’s why I am here today. I am especially grateful to them.”
 
Elizabeth Fox – Field Hockey – Rowan University
Elizabeth Fox, seated between parents Bev and Ben Fox, and joined by UP field hockey coach Jamie Warren
 
Club Affiliation: X-Calibur
Parents: Bennett and Beverly Fox
Major Athletic Honors: 2017 1st team All-PAC Frontier; 2nd team All-Area (Mercury)
College Major: Biomedical Engineering
Why did you choose this school? “I chose this school because of its welcoming environment and excellent biomedical engineering program.”
Expectations for upcoming freshman season: “I hope to grow as a player and help the team work toward making it to the NCAA tournament.”
Reflections on high school career: “I will always love and cherish the memories that were made.”
 
Karlee Fretz – Softball – Virginia Wesleyan
Karlee Fretz, Joined by sister Sierra, parents Jacquie and Brett Fretz and UP softball coach Dean Sullivan
 
Position: Pitcher/First Base
Club Affiliation: Rock Gold
Parents: Jacquie and Brett Fretz
Major Athletic Honors: UP 9th and 10th grade MVP and Player of the Season
Academic/Community Service: Volunteer youth softball coach
College Major: Pre-law/English
Why did you choose this school? “Great academic opportunities; loved the players and the coach.”
Expectations for upcoming freshman season: “Hope to win a lot, compete with higher competition and be a positive leader.”
Reflections on high school career: “I’ve appreciated everything the coaches have done for me and my teammates who continually push me to be better.”
 
Autumn Gahman – Field Hockey – Arcadia
Autumn Gahman, flanked by parents Duane and Jennifer Gahman, and joined by UP field hockey coach Jamie Warren
 
Position: Defense
Club Affiliation: Souderton Strikers
Parents: Jennifer and Duane Gahman
Major Athletic Awards:
2017 – First team All-PAC Frontier Division; team captain, selected to play in Philly Field Hockey Senior All-Star Game
2016 - First team All-PAC Frontier Division; All-Area (Mercury) second team
College major: Biology
Why did you chose this school? “It is close to home and in a small, safe environment. Arcadia has a great physical therapy program. Through all of that, I get to play field hockey.”
Expectations for upcoming freshman season: “I expect for the team to have a winning record, and I look to contribute my qualities for the team’s benefit.”
Reflections on high school career: “High school field hockey has improved me as a person. I have learned about more than the game. I have learned how to be a leader and how to manage my time. I also made some of the best friendships and that is something I will always treasure.”
 
Taylor Lindsay – Softball – York College
Taylor Lindsay joined by parents Michael and Christine Lindsay, sister Morgan and UP softball coach Dean Sullivan
 
Position: Pitcher
Parents: Michael and Christine Lindsay
Major Athletic Honors: 2017 Second team all-state
Academic/community service: Top 10 percent of class past 3 years
College major: English Literature
Why did you choose this school? “The coaches had seen me play at a tournament and after talking to them and visiting the campus, I found that it would be a good fit. Also, the softball team and academics are good.”
Expectations for upcoming season: “We expect to go farther than we did last year, which means winning districts as well as states after making it to the second round of states last year.”
Reflections on high school career: “I have made some amazing memories with my teammates, especially when we won districts last year. As for this year, I look forward to getting my 100th career hit.”
 
Alyssa Sullivan – Softball – Penn State Brandywine
Alyssa Sullivan, flanked by parents Dean and Deborah Sullivan
 
Position: 1B
College Choice: Penn State Brandywine
Club Affiliation: Sting Fastpitch
Parents: Dean and Deborah Sullivan
Major Athletic Honors: 1st team All-PAC, 2nd team All-State 4A, Honorable mention all -league 2016
College Major: Undecided
Other schools under consideration: Arcadia
Why did you choose this school? “I chose this school because it’s a Penn State campus and the classes are small.”
Expectations for upcoming season: “I expect our team to make it to the state championship.”
Reflections on high school career: “I am very happy with my high school career. I think our team came a very long way from my freshman to senior year.”