Several Boardman High School student athletes have committed to their sport at the collegiate level.
Three Spartan football standouts will continue their careers and play on Saturdays: Isiah Lyle at Capitol; C.J. Bias at Ohio Dominion; and Nick Cordova at Waynesburg.
Boardman's Jordan Markovich will continue her swimming career at Edinboro, Megan Volosin has committed to Otterbein to play volleyball, and Melissa Maiorano has chosen Muskingham to showcase her softball talents.
By Jim McCreary, Town Crier correspondent
Seven Boardman High School student athletes have committed to share their talents as student athletes at the collegiate level. Pictured front row from left are: Isiah Lyle, Capitol, football; C.J. Bias, Ohio Dominion, football; Nick Cordova, Waynesburg, football; Jordan Markovich, Edinboro, swimming; Jenna Kuczek, Alderson Broaddus, soccer/basketball; Megan Volosin, Otterbein, volleyball; and Melissa Maiorano, Muskingham, softball. Back row from left are: Justin Maroni, Walsh, track; Alan Burns, Youngstown State, track; Mark Hadley, Furman, cross country; Nikki Hillard, Wheeling Jesuit, soccer; Bryanna Flak, Ursuline, soccer; Katelynn Morrell, Westminster, cross country.
The Track and Cross Country teams will send Katelynn Morrell to Westminster for cross country, Mark Hadley, who signed earlier this year, will go to Furman also for cross country; Justin Maroni is going to Walsh and Alan Burns to YSU, both for track.
Signing National Letters of Intent earlier this year for soccer were Nikki Hillard, Wheeling Jesuit; Bryanna Flak, Ursuline; and Jenna Kuczek, Alderson Broaddus. Kuczek and Alderson Broaddus have worked out an agreement for her to also continue her basketball career, becoming the only Boardman athlete in recent memory to commit to playing two sports.