Five student-athletes from Marian Central Catholic High School signed letters of intent April 12 to continue their athletic careers at the college level.
Davis Meyn will attend Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where he will join the Cardinals swim team. He participated as an individual in IHSA sanctioned swimming, since Marian does not have a dedicated swim team. Meyn credits his classmates with leaving an impression on him to be successful.
“[Marian was] definitely a great experience. It was hard work, dedication, and putting in a lot of hours, but it was all worth it,” Meyn said.
Jordan Rodriguez will head north to play baseball with the Beavers at Minot State in North Dakota. He started playing baseball as a freshman at Marian. Rodriguez said his biggest lessons in his high school years came from Coach Kruse and his teammates.
“They really teach you to focus on giving your all, and it’s not always about winning. As long as you do that you’ll be fine, both in the world and in sports,” Rodriguez said.
Colin Rebenstorf will join the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University where he will play baseball. He hopes to someday work as an orthodontist. Rebenstorf also credited his coach with teaching him hard work and camaraderie.
“I learned how to be a teammate, I really learned how to open up and get team morale up. Coach is tough on all of us, but it’s for the best,” he said.
Lauren Hanlon will play volleyball at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She said her volleyball coach at Marian, Laura Watling, always pushed her to be her very best. Hanlon hopes to study accounting at Xavier.
“I love the campus, the coaches, and the school itself,” said Hanlon.
Rachel Noonan, who has played volleyball at Marian all four years, will attend Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., where she will play with the Pioneers. She intends to keep in touch with her volleyball teammates, classmates and former coach.
“I definitely feel very prepared. All of the honors and AP classes really helped,” said Noonan, who hopes to study physical therapy.
Both Hanlon and Noonan were part of the 79-5 record set by the Lady ’Canes volleyball team over the last two seasons which included an IHSA Class 3A state championship in 2015.