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Athletes Commit on National Signing Day
Posted 02/01/2017 04:39PM

Seniors from four different sports announced college commitments today:

Zac Collins – Football Preferred Walk-on to Purdue University: Zac earned recognition in 2016 as a member of the Courier-Journal All Area Second team and was named Honorable Mention on the Courier-Journal All-State team.

Sam McDonough - Football to Morehead State University: While Sam’s senior football season was impacted by injury, Sam’s stellar junior season in 2015 earned him Honorable Mention on the Courier-Journal All-State squad by kicking 11 field goals and 33 extra points and was the Tigers’ 2nd leading scorer with 66 total points.

Desmond Ridder – Football to Cincinnati: Des accounted for nearly 1900 yards during his senior season, 915 rushing and 951 passing.  He rushed for 10 touchdowns and threw for 18 more as the Tigers advanced to the 6A semi-final round. Desmond was a member of the Courier-Journal All-Area 2nd team as well as Honorable Mention on the CJ All-State squad.

Braidon Washburn – Football to Lindsey Wilson College: Braidon was the team leader in fumble recoveries and total tackles during his senior season while averaging 8.0 tackles per game as a Tiger linebacker.

Blake Roshkowski – Lacrosse to Bellarmine University: Blake became a starter for the 2014 State Champion Tiger Lacrosse team midway through his freshman season.  As a sophomore he was Kentucky’s top midfielder with 36 Goals, 32 Assists, and 36 Ground Balls for the 2015 State Champions.  A true two-sport star, Blake’s high school career has been impacted by injury in both Lacrosse and Football, but he is looking forward to a great lacrosse senior campaign.

Dallas Miles – Wrestling to the University of Mount Union: Dallas has placed at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament in each of the past three years, finishing 4th in 2016.  A four-year varsity starter, he is a two-time Jefferson County champion, 2 time regional champion, and has earned 119 career wins.  

Austin Cook – Wrestling to Campbellsville University: Austin has placed at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament in each of the past three years, finishing 5th in 2014.  A four-year varsity starter, he is a 3 time Jefferson County champion, 2 time regional champion, and has earned 138 career wins.  

Curry Stevens – Soccer to Tiffin University: Curry began playing soccer at age three and has been a four-year member of the Tiger soccer program.  A veteran of several successful club teams, he has trained with KPA the last 2 years and was selected to the All Star Team at the Adidas 500 Soccer ID Camp, held in Pennsylvania this past summer. 

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Pictured (L to R): First Row: Austin Cook, Zac Collins, Desmond Ridder, Braidon Washburn; Second Row: Dallas Miles, Sam MCDonough, Blake Roshkowski and Curry Stevens.


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