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Committed athletes eager for new opportunities

As seniors make their decisions on where to go to college, the choice is even harder for athletes hoping to accept scholarships. Athletes spend countless hours perfecting their skills, hoping to receive recognition or even money to help fund their education. Here at MC, there are several athletes that will continue to play their sport in college.

On the baseball diamond, Jeremy Clark (Calvin College), Jack Melton (Colorado Mesa), and Daniel Cope (CSU Fullerton) have all signed their scholarships to play at various universities.

Cope, who will be playing at Cal State Fullerton next year, looks forward to playing for a quality program.

“Fullerton has a great baseball program and I’m thankful that I get to stay close to home,” Cope said.

Lucas Johnson (Georgia Tech), Carter Couch (Savannah State), Rashid Shaheed (Weber State), Jordan Gochenour (University of San Diego), and Kion Gould (Dixie State) will all play college football.

Quarterback Lucas Johnson is excited about attending Georgia Tech for various reasons.

“I’m looking forward to going across the country and I’m happy that I can help my parents out with a scholarship,” Johnson said. “All of my hard work has finally paid off.”

You can catch boys soccer standout Kasdan Bakos roaming the field for the Carnegie Mellon Scotties next year.

“I can’t wait to play at the next level and represent my college,” Bakos said.

No matter the division or skill level, playing NCAA athletics is a tremendous honor. Below is the full list of athletes that will continue their respective sport at the college level:

Football

Lucas Johnson- Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

Carter Couch- Savannah State (Savannah, GA)

Jordan Gochenour- University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Rashid Shaheed- Weber State (Ogden, UT)

Kion Gould- Dixie State (St. George, UT)

Baseball

Daniel Cope- Cal State Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)

Jack Melton- Colorado Mesa (Grand Junction, CO)

Jeremy Clark- Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)

Girls Lacrosse

Marissa MacRae – San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

Boys Lacrosse

Shawn Dasch (Junior)- Colorado Mesa (Grand Junction, CO)

Girls Basketball

Casey McWilliam- Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, CA)

Softball

Chelbea Bart- Doane College (Crete Nebraska)

Kayla Milstead- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) (Waxahachie, TX)

Boys Soccer

Kasdan Bakos- Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA)

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About Jared Garcia

Jared is a staff writer and Wings n Things addict who enjoys playing baseball for the MC Sundevils.

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