YAIAA athletes sign with college programs
Brianna Wanbaugh, who just completed her senior season at Red Lion High School, will now compete on the Division I level at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
Wanbaugh is No. 3 in the Red Lion record books in the javelin throw, with a personal-best distance of 130 feet, 5 inches. She finished second in the YAIAA track and field meet this past year, and won the competition in 2015.
She also competed in shot put and discus during her high school career.
Wanbaugh said she will continue throwing javelin at Lehigh and could possibly compete in the shot put as well.
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She said she chose Lehigh because of its Division I standing, its proximity to home, the coaching staff, and the school's standout engineering program.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be competing in college," Wanbaugh said. "It'll definitely help me keep my stuff together academically. And I'm excited for the training. It's not easy, but it's fun. I'm super excited."
Chase Summers, Susquehannock football
Summers will take the field next year at Division III Denison University in Ohio, where he'll play quarterback.
Summers was a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball at Susquehannock.
This past year on the football field, he threw for over 1,000 yards in the Warriors' Wing-T offense.
Summers was also a standout in the classroom. He recorded a 3.8 GPA, won a District 3 sportsmanship award and was named male student athlete of the year for his senior class at Susquehannock.
Elizabeth Johnson, York Catholic girls' volleyball
A four-time letter winner at York Catholic, Johnson will play women's college volleyball at Pittsburgh-Bradford.
The middle hitter was a 2016 co-captain for the Irish. She finished her York Catholic career with 218 kills and 35 blocks.
She was a District 3 Class 1A first team member in 2015 and a District 3 Class 2A second team member last year.
York Catholic head coach Phil Autrey said hard work and leadership were trademarks Johnson brought to the team over the course of her high school career.
Brooke Morris, Susquehannock field hockey
The Warriors' senior leader will take the field next year at Stevenson University.
Morris netted 30 goals this past year for Susquehannock — 27 during the regular season and three in the postseason. She scored a hat trick or better five times.
Morris was named MVP of YAIAA Division II this past year and was a Warriors' team captain.
Susquehannock head coach Tracey Kerr said Morris set the tone for the Warriors with her work ethic.
Taylor Uberti, Red Lion football
The Red Lion wide receiver will take the field next year at FCS Tennessee Tech University.
Uberti made 14 receptions his senior season and had a team-high five receiving touchdowns.
Head coach Jesse Shay also pointed out that Uberti is a strong blocker in the run game, and helped the Lions' rushing attack average nearly 280 yards per game last season.
Uberti also finished with 36 tackles, which was tied for fifth on the team. Shay said one of his standout moments this past year was a forced fumble against rival Dallastown.
Ben Frey, Red Lion football
Frey will play next year at Bloomsburg University.
A tight end for the Lions, Frey was a threat in the play-action passing game, averaging 14 yards per reception and scoring two touchdowns last year.
Defensively, he led Red Lion with five sacks.
Red Lion head coach Jesse Shay said Frey's size and speed made him a difficult player to contain on the line of scrimmage. Shay added that Frey has tremendous upside as a college player at Division II Bloomsburg.
Aaron Bilbie, Susquehannock boys' soccer
The Warriors goalkeeper will play college soccer at McDaniel next year.
Bilbie recorded 12 shutouts last year and allowed just nine goals in 22 games. He was the leader of a strong defense, according to head coach Brett Maxwell, and was a team captain for the Warriors.
He was a GameTimePA.com All-Star last year.
Seth Bilbie, Susquehannock boys' soccer
A defender last year for the Warriors, Bilbie will take the field next year at Penn College.
He tallied three goals and two assists last year for Susquehannock. He coach Brett Maxwell called Bilbie the backbone of the Warriors' defense that allowed just 12 goals in 22 games last year.
Bilbie was a team captain for the Warriors, and the team's top defender, according to Maxwell.