By TOM WILLIAMS
Eight Ocean City High School seniors signed College Letters of Intent today during a ceremony at the high school.
Standing, left to right, in the photo above are Alexa Weber, Maggie Wallace, Ryann Styer and Maren Stickley.
Seated are, from left, Jesse Schmeizer, Shannon O’Reilly, Dan Nunan and Sofia Cooper.
Weber, one of the most successful distance runners in South Jersey, will run for St. Joseph’s University.
Wallace and Styer brought the Raiders their first-ever state championship in girls swimming. Wallace, a multiple state champion who swam for Team USA this fall, will swim for Indiana University starting next year. Styer, also a multiple state champion, will swim at the University of South Carolina.
Stickley, the coxswain for Ocean City’s successful second eight crew. will go to the University of Miami.
Schmeizer, who never experienced a loss in a cross country dual meet in his four years at OCHS, will run for Lafayette College.
O’Reilly, an all star field hockey player who missed the end of this season with an injury, will play at LaSalle University, where she will re-unite with former OCHS teammate Rialee Allen.
Nunan, one of the Cape-Atlantic League’s top pitchers and hitters last spring, will move on to the University of Delaware for baseball.
And Cooper, who was one of two area athletes selected to compete among more than 300 nationwide in the Youth Regional Challenge in Florida in September, will attend Jacksonville University for crew.
The early signing period for student-athletes began last Wednesday (Nov. 8) and concludes tomorrow for all sports except football. The early signing period for football starts on Dec. 20.