CLAYTON — Nine female Northmont athletes and three males signed Letters of Intent on April 14 to continue their athletic and academic careers.
Kyleigh Denson signed with Tusculum College (Greeneville, TN) to play soccer as well as cheer lead. She was a three-time All-Area and All-District selection and was selected as her team’s Offensive Player of the Year by her peers in 2015. She garnered All-Conference honors three times and served two years as team captain.
Denson also played for Ohio Galaxies FC where she was coached by Wright State University’s Patrick Ferguson. While at Ohio Galaxies FC, she played striker and midfielder.
She also played for the ODP State Team in 2011 and lettered on the Northmont track and field team and the cheerleading squad. She shined off the athletic fields as well where she garnered All-Academic honors.
Denson is planning to major in nursing at Tusculum College.
Akilah Parker signed with Clark Atlanta University to play tennis.
She was a two-sport athlete at Northmont: Tennis & Track. She was named 1st Team All-Conference in tennis in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and was named Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015 when she was also named 1st Team All-Division all three years. She also earned 1st Team All-Division her freshman year, 2012. She compiled a record of 64-12 during her high school career.
Emma Saltsman signed with Heidelberg University to play golf. She earned 2nd Team All-Division honors in 2015 with an average score of 48 per nine holes. Saltsman also earned 2nd Team All-Division honors in 2013 and 2014.
Denissa Sly signed with Owens Community College to play basketball. At Northmont she was a member of the track, cross country and basketball teams. Sly was named 1st Team All-Division in basketball her junior year (2015) when she averaged 11.3 points per game.
Ashley Jones signed with Miami Middletown to play basketball.
Miami University Middletown is a regional campus of Miami University, a highly regarded state-assisted university with a national reputation.
Elisha Cooper, a member of the Northmont Track and Field team, signed with Malone University where she received a track scholarship.
Malone University is a Christian university for the arts, sciences and professions in the liberal arts tradition located in Canton and is affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church.
Kimea Lawrence, a member of the Northmont Cross Country and Track and Field teams, signed with Tiffin University where she received a track scholarship.
Founded in 1888, Tiffin University is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio that offers a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results.
Logan Ecklar, a soccer player for Columbus Crew SC Academy club team, signed with the University of Cincinnati.
Crew SC Academy is the program that provides the greatest opportunity and exposure for players to reach their highest level, and is one of the few programs in the country that is fully funded. No costs—for player fees, travel, accommodations, meals and Crew SC replica gear—are incurred by families. Players train and play at the Crew Training Facility and MAPFRE Stadium.
Crew SC Academy is a charter member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Supported by the U.S. National Teams, it is the top level of competition in the country. Crew SC Academy is the only member of the Development Academy in Central Ohio, and is the top boy’s level in Ohio.
Cory Campbell, who played Club Lacrosse outside of the school, signed with Calvin College to play lacrosse.
Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Mich. that prepares students to be Christ’s agents of renewal in the world.
Courtney Jasinski, a member of the Northmont softball and basketball teams, signed with Bluffton University to play softball.
Home to a multifaceted student body of more than 1,100, Bluffton is situated on 65 acres of lush, wooded grounds that line the banks of the Little Riley Creek in the village of Bluffton, Ohio. Grounded in the Mennonite values of peacemaking and service, Bluffton’s faith tradition serves as a useful framework for students’ personal exploration and faith development.
Cory Mangen, a member of the softball and basketball teams at Northmont, signed with Capital University to play softball.
Capital University is a private accredited liberal arts and research university in Bexley, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
Prince Benson, Northmont football, signed with Urbana University to play football.
Urbana University is a private university specializing in liberal arts education. Urbana is located in Urbana, Ohio, approximately one hour west of Columbus and one hour northeast of Dayton.