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Dual signing for close friends

November 22, 2011
By J.T. Whitehouse
On Friday, a crowd gathered in the athletic foyer at Canfield High School for a joint letter-of-intent signing. Seniors Abby Malsch and Sarah Vrable joined together to sign their letters of intent.

Malsch, daughter of John and Jodie Malsch, signed with Seton Hill University in Greenburg, Pa. where she will continue her volleyball career. At Canfield, Malsch overcame a serious knee injury to earn four letters for coach Ronie Haurin’s team.

Over her CHS career, Malsch was named to the All American Conference team as a senior and had earned All-District honors in her junior and senior year.

Academically, Malsch holds a 4.0 GPA and is ranked first in her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and serves on the school newspaper staff. She also plays Junior Olympic volleyball for the Infinity Volleyball Club.

At Seton Hill, she said biology will be her pursuit.

“I am going into biology/pre-med,” she said. “I am interested in the physicians assistant program.”

She will still be flying, just changing from a Cardinal to a Griffin at Seton Hill.

As for her close friend Sarah Vrable, daughter of Kevin and Karen Vrable, the colors won’t change much. She signed her letter to continue her softball career for the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals in Michigan. Like her friend Malsch, Vrable also plans to pursue a degree in biology, but hasn’t nailed down a focused career choice yet.

“I am going after a biology degree, but am still undecided on what field,” she said.

Vrable is a multi-sport athlete at Canfield. She earned three letters and an AAC All-Star honor in softball as a sophomore and junior. She earned an honorable mention in her freshman year. She also earned a letter in basketball in her junior and sophomore years.

Vrable carries a 3.78 GPA and stands 33rd in her class of 235. She was recognized for her academic achievement by both the Ohio High School basketball Association and the Softball Coaches Association.

Vrable is a member of the National Honor Society, Youngs Leaders, and Leo’s Clubs as well as serving on the school newspaper staff.

As for the joint signing, Vrable said, “We are pretty good friends, so we decided to celebrate this moment together.”

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Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Canfield senior athletes Abby Malsch and Sarah Vrable decided the best thing for good friends to do is hold their signing day together. Malsch was signing to continue her volleyball career at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., while Vrable will be heading to Saginaw Valley State University to play softball.



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