Plum athletes set to begin collegiate careers

Friday, June 8, 2018 | 11:00 PM

Members of the Plum High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas June 7.

The ceremony capped an important chapter in their lives.

A number of students from that group of more than 300 will be starting new chapters soon with athletic and academic pursuits at institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.

These Plum graduates will take part in sports ranging from ice hockey, lacrosse, golf and volleyball to baseball, football, cheering and soccer.

Athletic director Bob Alpino said the group represented Plum well and should continue to do so as they take the next step beyond high school.

Those graduated athletes are Katherine Jones, ice hockey, Arizona State; Danielle Sypolt, cheerleading, Clarion; Tifani McElhose, lacrosse, Chatham; Kristin MacConnell, lacrosse, Chatham; Jamie Denzer, lacrosse, Marietta; Sara Pearlman, Soccer, Cal (Pa.); Brianna Bialota, volleyball, Thiel; and Jackson Gildea, football, Slippery Rock.

Also taking part in collegiate sports are Corey Thomas, football, Cal (Pa.); Jacob George, football, Slippery Rock; Bernard Campbell, baseball, St. Vincent; Jackson Rogers, baseball, La Roche; Tanner Froehlich, baseball, Seton Hill; Markus Cestra, baseball, IUP; Logan Simmons, baseball, Cal (Pa.); and Haley Chiusano, volleyball, Chatham.

Other pursuing athletics in college are Meghan Christman, bowling, St. Vincent; Karrson Ewing, football, Lackawanna Junior College; Ryan Kircher, baseball, Kent State; Kole Lisovich, soccer, Penn State-Behrend; Callan Scharba, soccer, Point Park; Shelby Shumaker, Golf, CCAC; Dylan Tomko, football, Muskingum; and Sydney Young, softball, Geneva.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.


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