On Friday, May 12, St. Mark's celebrated fifteen Sixth Formers who will be showcasing their athletic talents at the collegiate level over the next four years, with a recognition event in the Hinkle Room.
Kenyon, Colby, and Trinity are also destinations for other members of the Class of 2017 as well. Henry Hirschfeld will run cross country and track at Kenyon, Kahler Mabbs will be on the women's tennis team at Colby, and Grace Gorman will join the Trinity women's swimming program.
Riley Lochhead is committed to the Boston College women's soccer program and Cole Schmitz will be playing soccer at Washington University in St. Louis. Samantha Sarafin will be rowing at Harvard, while Keely Dion will be rowing at George Washington University.
Brody Fuller will play football at Macalester College in Minnesota and Jessica Adams will play ice hockey at Elmira.
In addition to the 15 committed to college programs, three SM ice hockey players-- Josh Loveridge, Mike Nantais, Ethan Kimball—will be playing juniors, with the intention of joining a college program. Also, Sean Farrell '20 and Henry Thrun '19 are both going to play for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.
This impressive contingent follows a tradition of St. Mark's success in college athletics. The 2016-17 academic year has already seen as many as 50 young alumni in college athletic action across all seasons and in all Divisions.