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Huber Heights City Schools

History Made During Wayne National Signing Day

February 8th, 2018 – The class of 2018 Wayne High School student-athletes making college commitments is proving to be a banner year. A total of 23 student-athletes participated in Wayne’s National Signing Day event – the most ever in school history.

 

Tyler Wynkoop and his family

That record number of participants meant that student-athletes were receiving a considerable amount of help paying for school. It’s estimated that the 23 student-athlete college commitments combined to earn more than two million dollars of financial aid for their education.

 

Numerous Wayne sports were represented including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track, baseball, softball, volleyball, and women’s soccer.

 

Wayne student-athletes also committed to play in a variety of different levels beyond high school. The commitments ranged from NCAA Division I, II, and III schools, to NAIA schools, and community colleges.

 

Family, friends, and students packed Wayne’s gymnasium for the National Signing Day event. “My favorite part about signing day was being able to share that moment with people I grew up with. Being able to hear all of the students give thanks to family, friends, and coaches is always great to hear,” remarked Taylor Robertson, an Indiana Tech track commit.

 

Matt Palma, a Mt. St. Joseph University basketball commit, was glad to be surrounded by his community too. “It was awesome to see all the people and athletes I grew up around to be able to continue their academic and athletic careers.”

 

Student-athletes made sure to acknowledge their supporters as several of them stated they couldn’t have been as successful without those people in their corner. “God has blessed me with a great support system and I couldn’t have done it without them,” says Tyler Wynkoop, an Indiana Wesleyan baseball commit.

Makayla Portis and her family

The significance of the day wasn’t lost on student-athletes either. Antwuan Johnson, a Bowling Green State football commit, relishes being part of such a notable signing class. “I think it’s great to be a part of a group that set a record. I believe that all the underclassmen should know that grades are important. They have to stay on top of their grades and never look back because one semester could cost you the chance of a lifetime.”

 

Makayla Portis, an Indiana Tech track commit, was able to aptly sum up what National Signing Day means to her and other student-athletes. “It was just a blessing that I am able to go to the next level doing something that I have truly loved. It shows that all of your hard work will pay off.”

 

 

 

 

The complete list of student-athletes and their school commitments are listed below:

Athlete

Sport

School

Dylan Borns

Baseball

Urbana University

Joseph Collins

Track

Indiana Tech

Dylan Donchez

Baseball

Miami University Hamilton

Maya Dunson

Basketball

Loyola University Chicago

Mikaela Henline

Soccer

Baldwin Wallace University

Kiara Herring

Track

Indiana Tech

Amaya Howard

Volleyball

Central State University

Antwuan Johnson

Football

Bowling Green State University

Cassidy King

Softball

Urbana University

Brody Lundeen

Football

Wheeling Jesuit University

Davontae McKee

Football

Urbana University

Breanna Musick

Softball

Cuyahoga College

Matt Palma

Basketball

Mt. St. Joseph University

Deshon Parker

Basketball

James Madison University

Makayla Portis

Track

Indiana Tech

Darius Quisenberry

Basketball

Youngstown State University

Alex Reigelsperger

Football

University of Minnesota

Taylor Robertson

Track

Indiana Tech

Demetrius Ross

Football

Ohio Dominican University

Garrett Russell

Football

Taylor University

Codi Scogin

Track

Bethel College

L’Christian Smith-Cochran

Football

The Ohio State University

Tyler Wynkoop

Baseball

Indiana Wesleyan University

 

 

Click here or copy and paste the following link in your browser to see the full photo gallery from the National Signing Day ceremony: http://www.huberheightscityschools.org/1/Gallery/236





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