It was standing-room only at Columbus Academy's recent celebration for the following 12 seniors who plan to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level:
- Kelley Marie Antoine, Field Hockey, Wittenberg University
- Maddie DeAscentis, Field Hockey, DePauw University
- Khloe Dubenion, Track and Field, Ohio Wesleyan University
- Davis Friedman, Baseball and Football, University of Rochester
- Alyssa Kim, Golf, Washington University in St. Louis
- Esther Lawrence, Diving, Harvard College
- Herman Moultrie, Football, Georgetown University
- Clare Neltner, Soccer, Wittenberg University
- Olivia Ryan, Field Hockey, Babson College
- Angus Soderberg, Soccer, Kenyon College
- Sam Vogel, Golf, Hamilton College
- Nicholas Watson, Cross Country and Track, Washington and Lee University
Kelley, Maddie and Olivia all played on our field hockey team that went 35-4-1 over the past two seasons, including a state runner-up result in 2017, and Maddie earned 2nd team all-league honors this past fall.
Khloe was league runner-up in the discus and placed 7th in the shot put as a junior last spring, when she also qualified for regionals by placing 3rd in discus at the district meet and helped our girls claim their first district team championship since 2013.
Davis and Herman were key members of our football program that earned a share of the MSL-Ohio title and won its first playoff game since 2006. Davis was an all-league honorable mention while Herman was first team all-league & all-district as well as third team all-state.
Alyssa helped the Olentangy Orange girls golf team win back-to-back Division I state titles, the first state championships of any kind for the school.
Esther is the four-time Mid-State League diving champion and was Division II state runner-up last winter after placing 4th in the state as a freshman and sophomore.
Clare was an all-league 1st-teamer and all-district 3rd-teamer who helped our girls soccer team win its first outright league title last fall. She also picked up 2nd team all-league honors as a junior on a district champion squad.
Angus was a first team all-league and second team all-district defender for our boys soccer team that claimed both the MSL-Ohio and Division II district crowns.
Sam made the all-league and all-district second team as well as the district all-tournament team last fall as he helped our golf program sweep league, sectional and district titles on the way to its eighth state championship.
Nick was integral to our boys cross country squad winning three straight league crowns and back-to-back district titles on the way to a best-ever finish of third at the state meet this year as he placed fifth at the league meet, sixth at districts, 11th at regionals and 38th at states. As a junior last spring, he ran on our district-champion 4x800 relay squad that placed fifth in the state.
Joining these dozen seniors as a future college student-athlete is classmate Cole Walter, who signed to play golf at Davidson College in November (view photos from Cole's ceremony).
Several more student-athletes from our Class of 2018 will announce their college decisions in the spring.