Northmont athletes sign Letters of Intent


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<strong>Seated left to right: brother, Karter Denson, Head Northmont Coach Ted Mergler, Kyleigh Denson, Tramain Hall. Standing back row left to right: Lisa Denson, Father Shane Denson, Asst. Coach Jenna Harris, Mother Yolonda Evers.</strong>

Seated left to right: brother, Karter Denson, Head Northmont Coach Ted Mergler, Kyleigh Denson, Tramain Hall. Standing back row left to right: Lisa Denson, Father Shane Denson, Asst. Coach Jenna Harris, Mother Yolonda Evers.


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Seated left to right: sister Mattea Parker, Mother, Kim Parker, Akilah Parker, Father Mark Parker. Back row, Northmont Head Coach Chrrisy Hall and Tennis Pro Todd Armstrong.


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Seated left to right: Father, Rick Saltsman, Emma Saltsman, Mother Peggy Saltsman, brother Nick Saltsman. Standing left to right: sister Alussa Saltsman, Northmont Assistant Coach Michael Hagens, and Golf Pro Chris Hale.


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Left to right: Assistant Owens Coach Stephen Perry ,Mother Camern Wellington, Denissa Sly, Father Scotty Sly, Owens Head Coach Michael Llanas.


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Left to right: Father, Jim Williams, Sister Sydney Williams, Mother Latonna Jones, Ashley Jones, Miami Middletown Head Coach David Hall.


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Seated left to right: Grandmother Rosa Brown, Mother, Kobi Cooper , Elisha Cooper and Father, Quintin Cooper. Standing: Northmont Girls Track and Field Head Coach Joe Barnes.


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Seated left to right: Grandmother Eva Lawrence, Mother Kim, Kimea Lawrence and her Father David Lawrence. Standing left to right: Northmont Head Cross Country and Girls Head Track Coach Joe Barnes, and Assistant Track Coach Jack Lintz.


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Seated left to right: Father Joe Ecklar, Mother Anne Ecklar, Logan Ecklar, and Grandmother Betty Gaudion. Standing : Grandfather Richard Gaudion.


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Seated left to right: Cousin Courtney Jasinski, Mother Shelia Campbell, Cory Campbell and Father Eric Campbell. Back row: Uncle Paul Jasinski, Aunt Christi Jasinski, Grandmother Peggy Didier and Grandfather Charlie Didier.


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Seated left to right: Mother Christi Jasinski, Courtney Jasinski and Father Paul Jasinski. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer and Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer.


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Seated left to right: Mother Teri Mangen, Cory Mangen and Father Mike Mangen. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer, Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer, and Strength & Conditioning Coach and Brother Clayton Mangen.


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Seated left to right: Grandmother Neva Benson, Prince Benson, Mother Kia Pittman, and Grandfather Lee Benson. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Football Coach Shane Kincer, Aunt Stephanie, Head Football Coach Tony Broering, Assistant Football John Brands, Assistant and Strength Coach Clayton Mangen, Assistant and Strength Coach Mark Mays.


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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.

Seated left to right: brother, Karter Denson, Head Northmont Coach Ted Mergler, Kyleigh Denson, Tramain Hall. Standing back row left to right: Lisa Denson, Father Shane Denson, Asst. Coach Jenna Harris, Mother Yolonda Evers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_KyleighDenson-1.jpgSeated left to right: brother, Karter Denson, Head Northmont Coach Ted Mergler, Kyleigh Denson, Tramain Hall. Standing back row left to right: Lisa Denson, Father Shane Denson, Asst. Coach Jenna Harris, Mother Yolonda Evers. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: sister Mattea Parker, Mother, Kim Parker, Akilah Parker, Father Mark Parker. Back row, Northmont Head Coach Chrrisy Hall and Tennis Pro Todd Armstrong.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_AkilahParker-1.jpgSeated left to right: sister Mattea Parker, Mother, Kim Parker, Akilah Parker, Father Mark Parker. Back row, Northmont Head Coach Chrrisy Hall and Tennis Pro Todd Armstrong. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Father, Rick Saltsman, Emma Saltsman, Mother Peggy Saltsman, brother Nick Saltsman. Standing left to right: sister Alussa Saltsman, Northmont Assistant Coach Michael Hagens, and Golf Pro Chris Hale.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_EmmaSaltsman-1.jpgSeated left to right: Father, Rick Saltsman, Emma Saltsman, Mother Peggy Saltsman, brother Nick Saltsman. Standing left to right: sister Alussa Saltsman, Northmont Assistant Coach Michael Hagens, and Golf Pro Chris Hale. Photo submitted

Left to right: Assistant Owens Coach Stephen Perry ,Mother Camern Wellington, Denissa Sly, Father Scotty Sly, Owens Head Coach Michael Llanas.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_DenissaSly-1.jpgLeft to right: Assistant Owens Coach Stephen Perry ,Mother Camern Wellington, Denissa Sly, Father Scotty Sly, Owens Head Coach Michael Llanas. Photo submitted

Left to right: Father, Jim Williams, Sister Sydney Williams, Mother Latonna Jones, Ashley Jones, Miami Middletown Head Coach David Hall.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_AshleyJones-1.jpgLeft to right: Father, Jim Williams, Sister Sydney Williams, Mother Latonna Jones, Ashley Jones, Miami Middletown Head Coach David Hall. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Grandmother Rosa Brown, Mother, Kobi Cooper , Elisha Cooper and Father, Quintin Cooper. Standing: Northmont Girls Track and Field Head Coach Joe Barnes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_ElishaCooper.jpgSeated left to right: Grandmother Rosa Brown, Mother, Kobi Cooper , Elisha Cooper and Father, Quintin Cooper. Standing: Northmont Girls Track and Field Head Coach Joe Barnes. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Grandmother Eva Lawrence, Mother Kim, Kimea Lawrence and her Father David Lawrence. Standing left to right: Northmont Head Cross Country and Girls Head Track Coach Joe Barnes, and Assistant Track Coach Jack Lintz.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_KimeaLawrence.jpgSeated left to right: Grandmother Eva Lawrence, Mother Kim, Kimea Lawrence and her Father David Lawrence. Standing left to right: Northmont Head Cross Country and Girls Head Track Coach Joe Barnes, and Assistant Track Coach Jack Lintz. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Father Joe Ecklar, Mother Anne Ecklar, Logan Ecklar, and Grandmother Betty Gaudion. Standing : Grandfather Richard Gaudion.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_LoganEcklar.jpgSeated left to right: Father Joe Ecklar, Mother Anne Ecklar, Logan Ecklar, and Grandmother Betty Gaudion. Standing : Grandfather Richard Gaudion. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Cousin Courtney Jasinski, Mother Shelia Campbell, Cory Campbell and Father Eric Campbell. Back row: Uncle Paul Jasinski, Aunt Christi Jasinski, Grandmother Peggy Didier and Grandfather Charlie Didier.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_CoryCampbell.jpgSeated left to right: Cousin Courtney Jasinski, Mother Shelia Campbell, Cory Campbell and Father Eric Campbell. Back row: Uncle Paul Jasinski, Aunt Christi Jasinski, Grandmother Peggy Didier and Grandfather Charlie Didier. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Mother Christi Jasinski, Courtney Jasinski and Father Paul Jasinski. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer and Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_CourtneyJasinski.jpgSeated left to right: Mother Christi Jasinski, Courtney Jasinski and Father Paul Jasinski. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer and Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Mother Teri Mangen, Cory Mangen and Father Mike Mangen. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer, Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer, and Strength & Conditioning Coach and Brother Clayton Mangen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_CoryMangen-1.jpgSeated left to right: Mother Teri Mangen, Cory Mangen and Father Mike Mangen. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Softball Coach Matt Maiken, Assistant Coach Breanna Fisher, Head Softball Coach Kris Mangen, Head JV Coach Amy Kincer, Assistant JV Coach Bethany Kincer, and Strength & Conditioning Coach and Brother Clayton Mangen. Photo submitted

Seated left to right: Grandmother Neva Benson, Prince Benson, Mother Kia Pittman, and Grandfather Lee Benson. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Football Coach Shane Kincer, Aunt Stephanie, Head Football Coach Tony Broering, Assistant Football John Brands, Assistant and Strength Coach Clayton Mangen, Assistant and Strength Coach Mark Mays.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/web1_PrinceBenson.jpgSeated left to right: Grandmother Neva Benson, Prince Benson, Mother Kia Pittman, and Grandfather Lee Benson. Standing left to right: Northmont Assistant Football Coach Shane Kincer, Aunt Stephanie, Head Football Coach Tony Broering, Assistant Football John Brands, Assistant and Strength Coach Clayton Mangen, Assistant and Strength Coach Mark Mays. Photo submitted

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