Fourteen athletes announce college commitments
Seniors from seven different sports announced college commitments on Fall Signing Day. In baseball, Ryan Nicholson signed with the University of Cincinnati. Last year, Ryan hit .308 and had a .414 on-base percentage. Additionally, he led the team in triples (6) and was a force on the mound with a 7-0-1 record and 2.23 ERA. Ryan was named MVP of 2018 State Tournament.
Fellow baseball teammate, Cam Scheler, also signed with the University of Cincinnati. He will be a four-year varsity letterman in 2019. During his junior season he hit .294 and led team with .480 OBP and walks (34), He was second on team with 29 RBI.
Brandon Tucker signed to play baseball for Western Kentucky University. During his junior season Brandon hit .273 with a .430 OBA, adding 27 runs, and 12 stolen bases. As freshmen, Brandon led the 2016 State Tournament with steals.
This spring, Brandon and Cam Scheler will vie to become the first St. X baseball players to win three state championships.
Alex Adams will play baseball for Purdue University. Alex hit .283 last season for the state champion Tigers. During the 2018 season, he led the team in runs (41), hit by pitch (6), and home runs (3). Alex was also a part of turning 32 double plays last season.
In cross country, Grady Shiflet signed with University of Alabama. Grady is a four-year letterman for Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He placed 1st at the regional meet this year for cross country and was a member of two state championship and one runner-up cross country teams. As a junior, Grady placed 3rd in the state track meet in the 1600-Meter run.
Zach Larkin signed with University of Tennessee. Zach is also a four-year letterman for Cross Country and Track teams. As a junior, he placed 2nd at the regional meet and finished 5th at the KHSAA meet. Additionally, Zach placed 3rd in the 3200-meter run.
In Track, Nick Erwin signed with The Citadel. Nick will be a three-year letterman for the Track team this spring. He was a part of the 3rd place 4 x 100 relay team at the state meet last year. Additionally, he has been a member of the 4x200 relay team. Last spring, Nick recorded a personal record of 20'9" in long jump.
Patrick Anderson will play lacrosse for Towson University. Patrick will be a four-year letterman for the Tiger Lacrosse team this spring. For his career he has 92 goals, 37 assists, and 70 Ground Balls. His accolades include: Rookie of the Year (2016), Team MVP and First Team All-State (2017) and Co-MVP, First Team All-State and US Lacrosse All-American (2018).
In golf, Brooks Korfhage signed with Bellarmine University. Brooks will be following in his grandfather's footsteps at Bellarmine. His grandfather was part of the very first graduating class from Bellarmine College in 1953. He was part of the Pioneer Class. Brooks hung up his goalie gloves and picked up his golf club when he arrived at St. X and has never looked back. He was a two-year member of the varsity team who finished state runner-up twice.
Andrew Sullivan will be golfing at Samford University next year . He is the definition of a student-athlete. He has made the Principal's List 13 of 14 quarters while attending St. X. He is a four-year member of the varsity team. He was a member of two State Champion teams and two State Runner-Up teams. He won his first individual title as a Tiger at the the Eastern Eagle Invitational this year at the Cardinal Club.
Michael Jones signed to swim at the University of Kentucky. He began in our swimming & diving clinics as a grade schooler, and as a junior last year placed in the top three at the State Championships in the 500 Freestyle. Coach Larkin credits Michael's strong work ethic and faith that has guided him in his journey to this accomplishment.
In soccer, Conner George will play for Michigan State University. He was a member of back-to-back State Championship teams. Connor was responsible for 45 goals and 15 assists in his two seasons of varsity soccer. As a junior, Conner was named the State Tournament Most Valuable Player. During his senior season, he was named to the All-District, All-Region and All-State Tournament teams.
Case Cox signed to play for the University of Kentucky. He was a four-year member of the soccer program. As a junior, Case led the team in assists, and was named to the All-Region and All-State Tournament teams. During his senior year, he was named to the 2018 USA Today All-USA preseason team and the All-American watch list. Case ended his senior campaign with 24 goals and 9 assists, tying Connor George in both. Case was a 2018 KHSAA First Team All-State member, and was recently named 2018 Boys High School All-American.
Ryan Nichols will play soccer at Belmont University. Like his teammates, Ryan was also a four-year member of the soccer program and a three-year varsity letterman. He was responsible for 11 goals and 4 assists on his way to being named All-Region as a senior.
Congratulations to our fourteen seniors!
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Pictured (L to R): First Row: Brooks Korfhage, Patrick Anderson, Nick Erwin, Zach Larkin, Alex Adams, Cam Scheler, Brandon Tucker; Second Row: Ryan Nicholson, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Jones, Grady Shiflet, Case Cox, Conner George and Ryan Nichols.