Twenty four athletes announce plans to compete at collegiate level
Hundreds gathered in the Wills Center to witness twenty four seniors from eleven different sports announced college commitments today:
Thomas Knepshield for Cross Country and Track to UNC Greensboro. Thomas has competed in the past two KHSAA state cross country meets for the Tigers finishing 15th in both 2017 and 2018 as the team earned State Championships. In 2017 he finished 4th at the KHSAA Region 3 meet.
Patrick Schaefer for Cross Country and Track to the University of Kentucky. Patrick has helped lead the Tiger Cross Country team to three consecutive KHSAA state titles, finishing 9th in 2015, 3rd in 2016, and 2nd in 2017. On the Track he finished 5th in 2016 and 8th in 2017 in the 3200 M at the KHSAA state track meet.
Clint Sherman for Cross Country and Track to Western Kentucky University. Clint was a member of the Tiger 4 x 800 M relay team that finished as both Region 3 and KHSAA state runner-up in 2017 during his junior year. This past fall he finished fourth at the Region 3 Cross Country race and finished 26th at the KHSAA state meet for the state champion Tigers.
Wyatt Metts for Bowling to Bellarmine University. After earning All-Metro Area recognition from the Courier-Journal in 2017 and finishing 9th at the KHSAA state individual tournament, Wyatt was Team Captain and first team All-Region as a senior in 2018. The St. X MVP/Coaches Award winner led the 2018 Tiger Bowling Team to the Region 4 championship and a spot in the KHSAA state quarterfinals.
Preston Cameron will continue his studies and play Tennis at Butler University. A two time regional and KHSAA state doubles champion, Preston will battle for a third consecutive doubles title at the 2018 KHSAA state tournament as the Tigers compete for their 10th consecutive team state championship. Over the past two seasons Preston has an overall record of 54-14 combined in singles and doubles.
Andrew Littlefield for Baseball to Hanover College. A left handed pitcher and outfielder, Andrew ended 2017 with 4 saves and a 1.66 ERA. So far in 2018 his pitching record is 3-0 with an ERA of 1.45 and he is batting .343 with 2 doubles and a triple through 15 games.
Chase Patton for Baseball to Sacramento City College. A two year starting catcher for the Tigers, Chase hit .304 in 2017 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 1 HR. So far in 2018, while once again managing the Tiger pitching staff, Chase is hitting .320 with 2 doubles and 1 HR.
Sean Stephens for Baseball to Campbellsville University. A member of the 2015 Tiger Freshman team, Sean is a seasoned veteran of travel baseball since the age of eight. Through the years he has played catcher and outfield for several teams including the Lyndon Lightning, Tri-County Mustangs, Vipers, and Florence Freedom Elite. He will join the Ironmen Midwest 17-18U Black squad this summer.
Kyle Nalley for Football to Old Dominion University. The Tiger specialist for kickoffs and punts during the 2017 season, Kyle earned both All-District and All Metro Area honors. In addition, he was named Honorable Mention All-State by both the Courier-Journal and the Associated Press.
Peyton Bray for Lacrosse to Transylvania University. As the Tiger Lacrosse #1 Face-Off man, Peyton has achieved a 68% average winning 452 out of 667 Face Offs and picking up 281 ground balls. This year he has won 183 out of 250 attempts for 73% average and has scooped up 106 ground balls (well ahead of last year's pace). In addition, when Peyton stays on the field after face-offs, he has scored 9 goals and contributed 11 assists so far this season
Ian Hubbs for lacrosse to Centre College. Ian is a three year varsity letterman as a Defenseman, spending time at both a Long Stick Defensive Midfielder and as a close Defender. One of the Tigers' best Defensive stickhandlers, he has scored three goals and collected 42 ground balls.
Noah Mackin for lacrosse to Wittenberg University. Noah is a three year starter in the Midfield for the Tigers. A versatile midfielder with excellent stick skills, he has consistently demonstrated the skills necessary to play both offense and defense. With career stats to date including 27 Goals and 16 Assists, Noah has eight more games on the schedule in his senior season in which to add to his impressive totals.
Trevor Amback for Rugby to Thomas More College. Trevor is one of only a handful of Tiger student athletes who have played both Football and Rugby for all four years at St. X. He is a Rugby player who has been playing for the A Side since midway through his junior year and has become one of the team's most versatile players. Playing at Flanker his speed, conditioning and aggressiveness have paid big dividends.
Michael Eastman for Swimming to the University of Louisville. A three time state meet scorer, Michael earned Automatic All-American honors in both 2017 & 2018 and was a member of two record setting state championship relay teams, the 200 yard medley and 400 yard freestyle, in each year. In addition, he finished 3rd in the 50 yard freestyle and 4th in the 100 yard freestyle at the 2017 KHSAA state meet, and 2nd in the 100 yard butterfly and 3rd in the 200 yard free at the 2018 meet.
Conner Lynn for Swimming to Bellarmine University. Connor earned Academic All-American as a member of the Tiger Swim & Dive Team. In 2017 he was a state finalist in the 50 yard Freestyle and has been part of three state championship teams.
Devon Parker for Swimming to Transylvania University. Devon participated in the 100 yard Breaststroke at the 2018 KHSAA state meet as a senior after qualifying by finishing 3rd at the Region 4 meet and joins a host of Tiger swimmers who are members of 4 consecutive championship teams.
Robby Cox for Volleyball to Thomas More College. A three year varsity letterman and 2 year starter, Robby is one of the Tigers' primary passers. As a junior he led the team with 2.8 kills per set and was second in service aces with 19. So far, in his senior season he is once averaging 2.8 kills per set, is second on the team with 52 digs, and leads the team with 19 service aces.
Kaden Darbro for Wrestling to Mount St. Joseph University. Kaden finished 4th in the Jefferson County Tournament of Champions and 2nd in the Region 4 tournament in 2017 before finishing 4th in the KHSAA state tournament at 132 pounds. In 2018 he was the Region 4 and Jefferson County champion at 138 pounds and earned his fourth consecutive trip to the KHSAA state tournament.
Konner Kraeszig for Wrestling to Penn State University. Konner is a four time Region 4 champion at four different weight classes. Advancing to the KHSAA state tournament in each season, he earned three state runner-up finishes. Those finishes were at 113 lbs. in 2016, at 138 lbs. in 2017, and at 160 lbs. in 2018, completing his senior year with a record of 35-3.
Cameron Ward for Wrestling to Lindsey Wilson College. Cameron was Region 4 champion in both 2017 and 2018 and was Jefferson County champion in 2018 at 170 pounds. At the KHSAA state tournament he finished as runner-up in 2017 at 160 pounds and finished third in 2018 at 170 pounds.
Sean Fleming for Soccer to Hanover College. A two year varsity letterman, Sean played in 40 matches for the Tigers as a lockdown defender, often drawing the defensive assignment to shut down the opposing teams' best scorers. An important member of the Tiger defense, Sean helped the Tigers lead the State of Kentucky in Goals Against Average, including 12 shutouts.
Michael Hagerty for Soccer to Centre College. A two year varsity letterman, Michael anchored the Tiger defense at Centerback and was responsible for organizing the St. X defense that earned shutouts in both the semi-final and championship matches on the way to the state title. For his efforts and defensive prowess, he was rewarded with 1st team All-State honors and was named Kentucky High School Soccer Defensive Player of the Year.
Bennett Moorman for Soccer to Centre College. A three year varsity letterman, Bennett was elected as Team Captain as a junior, the first junior to ever earn that distinction, and again in his senior season, as the Tigers won their 15th state championship. The Tiger Gold Jersey Award winner for his leadership, Bennett played in 60 matches for the Tigers over his career, scoring 17 goals with 8 assists. None were more important than those in the state semifinal match when he scored a hat trick and assisted another goal to help lead the Tigers to the KHSAA State Championship.
Jack Schrepferman for Soccer to DePauw University. A two year varsity letterman who played both striker and midfield, Jack recorded 14 goals and 5 assists during his Tiger soccer career, including 5 goals and 2 assists during the 2017 state playoffs. Jack saved one of his best performances for the biggest stage when his 2 goal and 1 assist performance helped lead the Tigers to victory in the state quarterfinal match.
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First Row (L to R): Andrew Littlefield, Kyle Nalley, Chase Patton, Devon Parker, Michael Eastman, Wyatt Metts, Thomas Knepshield and Patrick Schaefer; Middle Row: Michael Hagerty, Bennett Moorman, Cameron Ward, Jack Schrepferman, Sean Fleming, Sean Stephens, Kaden Darbro and Konner Kraeszig; Back Row: Preston Cameron, Robby Cox, Peyton Bray, Ian Hubbs, Trevor Amback, Noah Mackin, Clint Sherman and Conner Lynn.