National signing day: Trio of Pioneer field hockey players ink National Letters of Intent and more signings
Football players may get most of the attention on National Signing Day, but they're not the only athletes for whom the day is a monumental occasion.
Several non-football playing athletes in Washtenaw County are expected to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, including a trio from Pioneer High School state championship field hockey team that are accepting offers from NCAA Division I Universities.
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Melissa Needham, Saline: Needham will continue her playing career at Bowling Green State University. She plans on signing her National Letter of Intent on Friday.
Olivia Vollmers, Dexter: Vollmers will continue her playing career at Western Michigan University. In addition to playing for Dexter, Vollmers has played for the Michigan Hawks and Kalamazoo Kingdom.
Women's Field Hockey
Casie Ammerman, Huron: Ammerman will continue her playing career at the University of Michigan.
Eliza Stein, Pioneer: Stein will continue her playing career at the University of Michigan. Stein was an All-State selection as a senior. She'll join Pioneer alumni Emy Guttman and Haley Jones on the Wolverines' roster.
Shelby Supica, Pioneer: Supica will continue her playing career at Michigan State University. Supica was an All-State selection as a senior. Her cousin, Sydney Supica, plays for Indiana University.
Molly Thompson, Pioneer: Thompson will continue her playing career at Georgetown University. Thompson was an All-State selection as a senior. Her sister, Kelsey Thompson, plays for Northwestern University.
Maegan Winkelseth, Ypsilanti: Winkelseth will continue her playing career Eastern Michigan University.
Men's Swimming and Diving
Chris Klein, Pioneer: Klein will continue his career at the University of Michigan. Klein earned All-State honors last year in the 200-yard individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay.
Women's Swimming and Diving
Jane Radecki, Skyline: Radecki will continue her swimming career at Colorado College.
Ashleigh Shanley, Skyline: Shanley will continue her swimming career at Duke University.
Men's Cross Country
Nick Aukerman, Pioneer: Aukerman will continue his running career at Calvin College.
Women's Track and Field
Bria Johnson, Huron: According to Huron High School girls track and field coach Keri Kirk, Johnson will continue her career at either West Pointe Military Academy, Eastern Michigan University or Wayne State University. Kirk said Johnson plans to sign by April 1, the National Letter of Intent deadline. Johnson was a member of Huron's state championship 800-meter relay team and will likely be a long jumper in college.
Women's Water Polo
Kim Graziano, Skyline: Graziano will continue her playing career at the University of Michigan.
Jamie Hibbs, Huron: Hibbs will continue her playing career at Bucknell University.
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