Spring signing day for 80108 student athletes
By Lisa Nicklanovich; courtesy photos
Douglas County High School
David Roney, golf, The College of Wooster, OH.
Coach Jeff Riley said, “David has been a varsity player for us for four years. He was the leader of our golf team for the past two years, and he is a remarkable young man. He has a tremendous work ethic and really is very passionate about the game and continuing on to play in college. David has a 4.26 GPA, was 1st Team All-League, and placed 20th at the State championships this year.”
Lutheran High School
Lance Olsen, boys lacrosse, Emmanuel College, GA.
Coach Phil Hasty said, “Lance started playing lacrosse in seventh grade and has progressed to be a 1st Team All-Conference player in two different conferences and a two-time National Box Lacrosse Champion with Denver Elite. Lance has been a team captain for two years and has been one of the best captains I have ever had the pleasure of coaching for the past 15 years. All the players look up to Lance and strive to emulate his character, maturity, skills and faith. Lance has helped the younger players get better during practice and during games. Emmanuel College is getting a great player and a great person. Lutheran Lacrosse will miss Lance Olson and wish him God speed and good luck at the next level.”
Rock Canyon High School
Ty Veres, boys lacrosse, Maryville University, MO.
Coach John Gallant said, “Ty comes to practice each day ready to go to work. He is a leader of our team and an excellent representative of Rock Canyon lacrosse. His strong work ethic and leadership qualities will allow him to be successful at the next level. Maryville University will certainly benefit from having this young man as a contributing member to their program.”
JT Bley, boys basketball, Nebraska Wesleyan University, NE.
Coach Kenton Grams said, “JT was a varsity starter his junior and senior years at Rock Canyon. He has been vital in developing the culture in the basketball program. His heart, character, work ethic and love of the game has been contagious, and he has made a lasting impact on our program! He will be truly missed on and off the court.”
Jeremy Tinucci, boys swimming, Carnegie Mellon University, PA.
Coach Christina Kwon said, “It is bittersweet saying goodbye to Jeremy as he continues his education and swimming career at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall. He has been such an asset to both his club team and his high school team, as well as Rock Canyon and his community. Carnegie Mellon is getting a versatile swimmer who is dedicated, hard working and a great teammate.”
Harley Freeseman, volleyball, Mars Hill University, NC.
Coach Angela Nylund said, “Harley was our right-side hitter and played on varsity in that position, lettering all four years. Her sophomore year she was awarded 2nd Team All-League, and 1st Team All-League her junior and senior years. During her high school career on varsity, she recorded 128 blocks, 197 digs, and 664 kills with a .232 hitting percentage. Harley was fun to have on the team as she always kept the team laughing with her silly stories and jokes. She excelled as an offensive asset for the team over the years. I am very excited that Harley will be playing for Mars Hill University in North Carolina where she hopes to pursue nursing or athletic training.”
Valor Christian High School
Hunter Harrison, wrestling, Wheaton College, IL.
Coach Tim Welch said, “Hunter is a great ambassador of our school, his family, and most of all the sport of wrestling. He leads on and off the mat, and his example has left a legacy in our wrestling room. Hunter wants the rewards that can only be attained from great sacrifice and hard work; those are the best kinds of accomplishments, and the only ones you will find Hunter pursuing. Hunter had a 4th place finish at the state tournament, and he was recognized as Jeffco 4A wrestler of the year. Hunter was like having an extra coach in the room. He was a mentor to many of his teammates; he was respected by his teammates as much for his character as he was for his wrestling ability. You will not find a greater, selfless leader than Hunter.”
Jack Schoenborn, golf, Doane University, NE.
Coach Jason Preeo said, “Jack is simply an amazing young man and leader and will bring a stable presence to Doane University. His demeanor, his character, and his awareness and concern for others made him one of the most popular athletes we have ever had on our team; both amongst teammates and fellow competitors and coaches. He’s a special young man and his hard work and dedication have led him to this great opportunity to compete at the next level and we are very excited for him.”