Students commit to colleges

Seniors and juniors at STA commit to different colleges to play sports.

by Katherine Green, Kat Mediavilla

Paige Powell

Junior Paige Powell committed to Rockhurst University this school year to play on their soccer team. Powell has played soccer since she was three years old. “Soccer plays a huge role in my life,” Powell said. “I didn’t realize how huge a role it was [in my life] until I tore my meniscus and was out for five months. That made me realize that if I can, I want to play soccer for as long as I can which includes playing it in college because I am not the same without soccer.” According to Powell, soccer has shaped the person who she is today and without it she “would be completely lost.”

Andie Round

After last year’s shoulder injury, senior Andie Round did not think that she would be able to swim again. However, this year Round committed to Pepperdine University in California. “It’s going to be like Zoey 101 but nonstop plus swimming,” Round said.

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Ryan Wilkins

After playing for 12 years, senior Ryan Wilkins committed to a college to play basketball. Wilkins will be attending Bradley University, located in Ill. to play for the team. “One quote I have used a lot [in reference to basketball] is ‘If you want something you’ve never had, you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done,’” Wilkins said.

Maddie Torti

Following her volleyball career at STA, senior Maddie Torti will be playing at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. “I’m super excited to play at DePaul and just really happy that I’ve earned the opportunity to play D1 because that has always been a huge goal of mine,” Torti said. Torti played varsity all four years while playing for the St.Teresa;s volleyball team.

Emma Runyan

After playing club volleyball since the sixth grade, senior Emma Runyan committed to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa to play volleyball throughout college. “I’m super excited to go [to Graceland University] next fall and play volleyball,” Runyan said. “I’ve played since sixth grade and never thought I would continue to play in college. It’s actually where college volleyball started, so I’m really excited to be a part of the program.”