Making the jump

February 5, 2014

Hayes’ Mikayla Cooper, Alex Stevens and Brittany Puthoff, from right to left, pose after a signing ceremony earlier this winter. Cooper committed to play softball at Ohio University, Stevens committed to play basketball at Ohio Dominican and Puthoff signed a letter of intent to swim at the University of Toledo. Collin Wittig, meanwhile, the Pacers’ 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday — college football’s National Signing Day — to play at Division I Duquesne University. Other Delaware County standouts who have signed, or will in the near future, include Buckeye Valley’s Logan Dziak, who committed to Princeton in football; Big Walnut’s Olivia Small and Skylar Fleak, who committed to The Ohio State University in track and Bowling Green University in soccer, respectively; Liberty’s Eric Lorenzen, Luke Callahan and Skylar Taphorn, who committed to play football for Mercyhurst University, University of Cincinnati and Siena Heights University, respectively; Liberty’s Nick Newton, who committed to play baseball at Marshall University; Liberty’s Melissa Veerman, who committed to play basketball at Capital; Liberty’s Andrew Johnston and Josh Wojciechowski, who committed to run cross country at Air Force and Arkansas State University, respectively; Liberty’s Cameron Senhauser, who committed to play lacrosse at Mount Union; Liberty’s Devin Collins and Taylor Scott, who committed to play men’s soccer at Wright State and Indiana Wesleyan University, respectively; and Liberty’s Julia Bruno and Sydney O’Shaughnessy, who committed to play women’s soccer at Miami University (OH) and College of Saint Rose, respectively. Olentangy and Orange have a handful of signees, too. Olentangy’s will be honored during a ceremony Monday while Orange’s will be recognized April 16.