It's been a banner season for Franklin-Fulton student-athletes in terms of their college commitments. In the last few months, six local athletes have announced their commitments to NCAA Division I programs, and countless others have committed to furthering their athletic careers at the next level. Get all the info on the area's college-bound athletes here.
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Shippensburg's Cameron Tinner officially signed his letter of intent to play football at Shippensburg University, an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. His father Clyde also played at Shippensurg in the late 70s. Tinner was recruited to play fullback, despite being one of the area's best linebackers.
Waynesboro's 1,000-yard rusher Brady Beckner signed to play football at Lock Haven University, an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Beckner finished his final season with the Indians with 1,415 total yards.
McConnellsburg's top outside hitter Carly Swope has committed to play volleyball at Mount Aloysius College, an NCAA Division III program that competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Swope led the Lady Spartans to a historic season, and a trip to the District 5 Class 1A semifinals. She was a P.O. first team selection in 2015.
James Buchanan's Jared Pine announced his commitment to continue his baseball career at Frederick Community College, as announced by the FCC athletic office. Pine is a P.O. first-team short stop who batted .433 last year, all the while knocking in 20 RBIs and racked up 10 extra-base hits for the Rockets during his junior season.
Chambersburg's Hayden Kissel will join Pine at Frederick Community College at third base. He hit .333 for the Trojans as a junior and was named a P.O. Honorable Mention.
Chambersburg field hockey captain Liza Ernst, and the 2015 P.O. Player of the Year has signed her letter of intent to play field hockey at West Chester University, an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Ernst finished her senior season with nine goals and four assists. Ernst also plays lacrosse for Chambersburg.
Greencastle-Antrim's Morgan Wagaman signed to continue her softball career at Newberry College, a Division II program which competes in the South Atlantic Conference. Wagaman plays center field for the Blue Devils and hit .378 as a junior.
Kaylea Garman, the Chambersburg field hockey team's top defender, will continue her athletic career at Lebanon Valley College, an NCAA Division III program that competes in the MAC Commonwealth Conference.
Southern Fulton's Olivia Mottern officially signed to continue her basketball career at Millersville University, an NCAA Division II program in the PSAC East Division. Mottern is a P.O. first-teamer and led the Indians to a District 5 championship last year, averaging 19.8 points per game. She surpassed 1,000 points midway through her junior season, and is on pace to be a 1,500-point scorer for the Indians before completing her high school career.
Although Olivia Hall is a standout two-sport athlete for Forbes Road, Hall signed her letter of intent to play softball at Lock Haven, an NCAA Division II program, which competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Hall will major in health science on the track to becoming a pre-med student.
Mercersburg Academy's Tom Cremins, of Hagerstown, Md., signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 10, 2016 to continue his lacrosse career at Holy Cross. He is a three-year team captain and last year aided the Blue Storm in its first winning season since 2006.
Angel Jones, a senior midfielder for the Chambersburg girls soccer team, committed to play soccer for the California University of Pennsylvania. Jones has one goal on the season against Red Land.
Danessa Martin, Chambersburg - Lynn University women's volleyball
Jordan Miller, Mercersburg Academy - Shepherd University football
Cari Pasierb, Chambersburg - California University of Pennsylvania women's soccer
Caitlin Prince, Chambersburg - Wilson College field hockey
Dori Loukopoulos, Chambersburg - Wesley College softball
Gnim Bazim, Mercersburg Academy - Kenyon College men's soccer
James DiLilla, Mercersburg Academy - Union College men's lacrosse
Barbra Fitzsimmons, Mercersburg Academy - Swarthmore College women's swimming
Lance Lysiak, Mercersburg Academy - Muhlenberg College men's soccer
Nick Nelson, Mercersburg Academy - Wash. and Lee University men's lacrosse
Christian Recker, Mercersburg Academy - McDaniel College men's soccer
Nick Schulkin, Mercersburg Academy - Colorado College men's lacrosse
Ethan Malcom, Mercersburg Academy - Bishop University men's lacrosse