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February 24, 2022

February 25, 2022

Sophia Melsness

Sophia Melsness committed to Merrimack College, located in Massachusetts, during February of her freshman year in high school. In addition to playing hockey for Merrimack, Sophia will also be majoring in business administration and minoring in marketing. She will be reporting for hockey during July and starting her classes at the beginning of Merrimack’s fall semester this year.

“I love their hockey program and coaches, and the location is awesome. I really wanted to play hockey out east and I fell in love with Merrimack right away.” – Sophia Melsness

Luca Platt

Luca Platt will be heading to Iowa this fall to attend Luther College in northern Iowa. During the next four years, he will spend his time playing soccer and studying business—both areas which Luther excels at. 

I like the soccer program and the coach at Luther. The campus is also smaller and the size is smaller and that was what I was looking for in a school.” – Luca Platt

Nicole Doering

Nicole Doering will be going to Cambridge to play softball for MIT in addition to studying chemical engineering for her undergraduate. Nicole committed to MIT right after being admitted in December, and plans to begin her attendance this fall. 

I liked how the students are a community and they are encouraged to collaborate in classes. I also liked the mentality of hard work on the softball team. Overall, I think the people at MIT really want to work together to better the world instead of competing against one another.” – Nicole Doering

Lindsey Layton

Lindsay Layton is heading east this fall to study forensic psychology at the University of Maryland. She committed in January, and is excited to spend time in both College Park and D.C.

“I love how it has a college campus feel but is surrounded by a city. Washington D.C is 20 minutes away, which holds a lot of internship and job opportunities and is also very diverse.” – Lindsey Layton

Lucia Ament

Starting this fall, Lucia Ament will be spending her college years at Baylor University in the great state of Texas. A prospective business management major and psychology minor, Lucia aspires to own a barn and work with horses and riders later down the road. 

“When I toured Baylor I fell in love with the riding program, campus, and community. The riding facility was gorgeous and the coaches were so welcoming and kind… The campus was beautifully laid out and reminded me of home, which was important to me because Texas isn’t necessarily close. I also loved the community that Baylor provided. Everyone was proud of their school, held a high academic standard, and put an emphasis on the ‘family feel.’” – Lucia Ament

Emma Peschel

Emma Peschel is set to attend Ohio State University, where she will play hockey and pursue the pre-med track as a biology major. Although her classes officially start in the fall, Emma will begin training this summer before the first semester. She has been committed to OSU since July of 2020.

The campus and atmosphere is amazing, and the hockey program is extremely competitive and something that I want to be a part of. The academics and resources are amazing due to the success of the school.” – Emma Peschel

Mason Pecci

Mason Pecci will be making his way to Boston, Massachusetts this coming fall to study biology at Boston College. He committed to BC on December 2nd for its great campus, academics, and social opportunities. 

Tibby Hessian

Tibby Hessian will be making the journey south to Mason City, Iowa, where she will attend North Iowa Area Community College. It is there where she will continue playing softball in addition to studying secondary education and english. 

I liked that the campus was close and the dorms were really nice. It was a great fit for me.” – Tibby Hessian

Anne Maguire

Anne Maguire is heading to the Twin Cities this fall to pursue a degree in psychology. She will spend her college years studying at St. Thomas University, having committed to the school just a few weeks ago.

“I really liked the campus and the friendliness of all the students.” – Anne Maguire

Gemma Parish

Gemma Parish will be heading southbound this fall to the state where everything is bigger: Texas! She plans on studying criminal justice at Texas Christian University, having committed just a month ago. There Gemma will be just a 40 minute drive away from her sister, who goes to Southern Methodist University. 

“I love the campus, choices of study, location, and colors, and I love how I know people there.” – Gemma Parish

Maddie Shannon

Maddie Shannon will be making her way downtown this June to begin her classes and soccer training at the University of Minnesota—in fact, she starts both on the very same day! An aspiring kinesiology major, Maddie’s academics will have major overlap with her athletics. Maddie committed to the University of Minnesota last July for soccer. 

“I love the environment on campus and I love the soccer program. I also like that it is close to home but a far enough distance where I can somewhat get away.” – Maddie Shannon

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