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Noblesville Senior Winter Signing

The Noblesville Athletic Department celebrated its Winter Signing Day with thirteen student-athletes along with their families and friends on Friday afternoon in The Mill. For the first time, our student-athletes were joined by student-athletes from club sports. The Noblesville community should feel excited to have each of these young men and women representing our community at their next level.

The student-athletes who signed were:

  • Taylor Crowe
  • Kat Dombroski
  • Austin Dreyer
  • Ben Gruver
  • Taylor Gysin
  • Brooke Herron
  • Eric Hoffman
  • Mackenzie Kincaid
  • Levi Neuzerling
  • Hannah Potter
  • Delaney Riester
  • Brooke Rundle
  • Kyle Wellman

Taylor Crowe – Women’s Soccer

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Karen Crowe, Taylor Crowe, Craig Crowe. Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Karen Crowe, Taylor Crowe, Craig Crowe.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel

  • Attending: Butler University
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder
  • Intended Major: Exploratory Business
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-American
    • NHS Merit Award Winner
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Kids Who Code
    • Riley Dance Marathon
    • Thank Bank Club
    • Young Life for Disabled Kids

Why I Chose Butler:  “I’ve had a love for Butler ever since I attended their summer camps when I was in elementary school. They provide a business department that has the majors I’m interested in pursuing. Their campus gives me a homey feel and on top of all of that the soccer program sold me.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I want to attend events at Clowes Hall as well as participate in Bulldogs Into the Streets, which is a community service project. I also want to possibly study abroad at the end of my senior year.

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My inspiration has always been derived from my parents and their encouragement towards me. Another inspiration to me has been all of my coaches. Especially in this past year who have prepared me for transition into college. My club coach, Mark Castro, has a bigger love for the game than anyone I know and makes me want to be better every day. My high school coach, coach Brady who has helped me to hold my own since freshman year when I went up against the big seniors.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I would like to thank my family, for cheering me on and sticking with me through the ups and downs of my soccer career so far. I’d like to thank Coach Brady for putting up with me the past 4 years; he has built up my confidence and has helped me to be a real competitor. Thank you to my teammates who have helped me to truly understand what ‘We Are Together’ means. And lastly thank you to my best friends for being here for me every step of the way.”


Kat Dombroski – Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Meg Dombroski, Kat Dombroski, Frank Dombroski. Back Row: Noblesville Head Girls Cross Country and Girls Track & Field Coach Dennis Scheele.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Meg Dombroski, Kat Dombroski, Frank Dombroski.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Girls Cross Country and Girls Track & Field Coach Dennis Scheele.

  • Attending:  Marian University – Indianapolis
  • Track Events:  400m, 800m, 1600m, 1600m Relay, 3200m Relay
  • Intended Major:  Nursing
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Interact Club
    • Special Olympics

Why I Chose Marian:  “I chose Marian University because I liked how it was a smaller campus, but still has a really good nursing program. My coaches are willing to work my running schedule around to allow me to go through nursing school and still compete at a high level in order to achieve both my academic and athletic goals.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I would like to continue pursuing opportunities with Special Olympics as well as Key Club.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My coaches, Scheele and Bruick, have inspired me the most. From when I was a freshman, they always encouraged me to give it 110% and motivated me to strive for more. When I wasn’t performing as well as I wanted to, they had confidence in me, which helped me get back to where I needed to be. They helped me mature, not only into a better runner, but into a better person as well. Without their coaching I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank Coaches Scheele and Bruick, my teammates, and my parents for always supporting me. Also thank you to our Athletic Trainers, Kate and Pete, for helping me get through countless injuries.”


Austin Dreyer – Football

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Jeff Dreyer, Austin Dreyer, Noblesville Head Football Coach Jason Simmons.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Jeff Dreyer, Austin Dreyer, Noblesville Head Football Coach Jason Simmons.

  • Attending:  University of Saint Francis
  • Position:  Guard
  • Intended Major:  Exercise Science

Why I Chose Saint Francis:  “The players and coaches felt like family during my visits, and I know I will have the chance to compete for national championships.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My dad has always shown me what hard work looks like as he does everything he can to make sure our family has everything we need. He always supports me in everything I do and has sacrificed a lot of time to make sure I was able to get home from practice before I was able to drive. He was my first football coach and I saw how much he loved the game. I quickly realized that he passed that on to me.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I would like to thank Coach Simmons for constantly asking more of me and teaching me how to be successful. Coach Clarke for the insane amount of time he puts in to optimize the many workouts the team has done. Coach Small for bringing energy to practice to make football more fun every day.”

Ben Gruver – Football

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Jen Gruver, Ben Gruver, Mike Gruver. Back Row: Paul Stin, Noblesville Head Football Coach Jason Simmons.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Jen Gruver, Ben Gruver, Mike Gruver.
Back Row: Paul Stin, Noblesville Head Football Coach Jason Simmons.

  • Attending:  Marian University – Indianapolis
  • Position:  Outside Linebacker
  • Intended Major:  Exercise Science
  • Academic Achievements: 3.4 GPA
  • Non-Athletic InvolvementMentor at Promise Road Elementary

Why I Chose Marian:  “I chose this college because I felt comfortable and welcomed at the school. Also it’s not only close to home, but I get to see my brother play the next two years of his high school career in baseball and football.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My dad has always inspired me because he was always encouraging me to beat the person in front me. He’s always pushed me to eat to gain weight, lift hard, and to be a leader. My mom has always been my number 1 supporter. My mom was was really involved this year in being one of the Miller Moms and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the things she did to make it a great senior season.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank coach Simmons for always believing in me and just being another dad to me. I wouldn’t be in the position where I’m at today if it wasn’t for him. He gave me the chance to play two positions and he never doubted that I could do it. He had the biggest impact of my football high school career and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.”


Taylor Gysin – Women’s Lacrosse

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Debbie Gysin, Taylor Gysin, Mark Gysin. Back Row: Noblesville Lacrosse Club Head Coach Veronica Mitchell, Noblesville Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Hannah Dabbelt.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Debbie Gysin, Taylor Gysin, Mark Gysin.
Back Row: Noblesville Lacrosse Club Head Coach Veronica Mitchell, Noblesville Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Hannah Dabbelt.

  • Attending: University of Cincinnati
  • Position: Midfield
  • Intended Major: Communications with a Minor in Military Science
  • Academic Achievements3.5 GPA

Why I Chose Cincinnati:  “I chose UC because right when I stepped on campus I felt at home. I absolutely loved the coaches and players, and I was impressed with their athletic facilities. It couldn’t be more perfect for me.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I am going to get involved with the University of Cincinnati’s ROTC program in order to advance my military career after college.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My three siblings Kendall, Lindsey and Bradley have inspired me the most. All three of them played collegiate lacrosse. Bradley played at Florida Southern College while Lindsey and Kendall both played at The Ohio State University. They continue to encourage me to strive to be my best and never settle for anything average.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank my siblings for always pushing me to be the best lacrosse player I can be. Also to my coaches; Veronica, Molly and Hannah have worked with me and helped me improve my lacrosse skills and overall athleticism. Lastly, I want to thank my parents for supporting me ever since I was little, especially my mom. Thank you to my mom for living with me in Maryland for the summer just to play lacrosse. Without your support, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today. I love you!”


Brooke Herron – Softball

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Dawn Herron, Brooke Herron, Tony Herron. Back Row: Noblesville Assistant Softball Coach Larry DeSalvo, Noblesville Head Girls Basketball Coach Donna Buckley, Noblesville Head Softball Coach Deke Bullard.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Dawn Herron, Brooke Herron, Tony Herron.
Back Row: Noblesville Assistant Softball Coach Larry DeSalvo, Noblesville Head Girls Basketball Coach Donna Buckley, Noblesville Head Softball Coach Deke Bullard.

  • Attending:  University of Saint Francis
  • Position:  Pitcher, Utility
  • Intended Major:  Accounting
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.9 GPA
    • Top 25% – NHS Class of 2017
    • National Honor Society
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society
    • Key Club

Why I Chose Saint Francis:  “I liked the small college feel and I got the opportunity to play the sport I love, while receiving a good education.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My father has inspired me the most. He was the one who originally got me in softball. He was the one who took me to all of my practice and pitching lessons. He was my coach. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank my mother and father as well as all of my coaches.”


Eric Hoffman – Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Linda Hoffman, Eric Hoffman, Todd Hoffman. Back Row: Noblesville Head Boys Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Kent Graham.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Linda Hoffman, Eric Hoffman, Todd Hoffman.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Boys Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Kent Graham.

  • Attending:  IUPUI
  • Events:  XC – 5k; TF – 1600m, 3200m
  • Intended Major:  Secondary Education Social Studies

Why I Chose IUPUI:  “At IUPUI, I felt like it was home away from home in a great city. The university offers a great atmosphere to pursue my passion in being a future teacher. The team that Coach Koeppen and Coach Fruits have been able to form is not only competitive within their conference, but also with the other top Division 1 teams in Indiana. The Coaches have been able to turn a lot of high school runners who are around my level into even greater runners who run times I can only dream of. I also felt that the current freshman, along with my future freshman recruiting class will form into one of the most competitive teams in the Great Lakes Regional. The whole team has a collective focus on their goals and help bring one another to bring out their best.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “I would like to credit most of my success to Coach Graham, Coach Simpson, and Coach Elston. There is only so much a coach can do to make athletes be there best. They all were able to plant the seed inside me and tell me how to be a great runner. That seed grew and gave me hunger to be the best I could be. I would push myself in ways no one else was willing to do. Through their guidance I was able to stay patient and do all the little things which eventually translated into my success. I also believe that the runners before me; Aaron Becker, Joe Lemna, Kyle Marowski, Jordan Warne, Max Runningen, and Cole Martin were all there for me in practice and all were able to help bring me to my best through their leadership.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me these last 18 years and always being there for me. I also want to thank my coaches for their guidance and not only applauding my success, but helping me get through and move on from my failures. Also my teammates who I have had over the past four years who make practice fun and push me in workouts. Lastly I want to thank Noblesville and everyone who has come to my races and cheered me on, without the support from the school, teachers, and friends, I would not be running at this next level. I’m excited for the road ahead, but will always remember the great time I had here running as a Noblesville Miller.”


Mackenzie Kincaid – Women’s Soccer

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Kim Kincaid, Ron Kincaid. Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Kim Kincaid, Ron Kincaid.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel.

  • Attending:  University of Dayton
  • Position:  Goalkeeper
  • Intended Major:  Pre-Medicine
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.0 GPA
    • 4-year NHS Top 10%
    • National Honor Society
    • NHS Merit Award Winner
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society

Why I Chose Dayton:  “I felt like Dayton was home as soon as I set foot on campus. The academics are exactly what I want for myself and the women’s soccer program will give me opportunities to grow as a player.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I would like to get involved in community service clubs as well as get involved with the children’s days at the university.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My club coach has pushed me to new limits and made me a better player physically and mentally. He has inspired me to be the best leader I can be.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank my mom, dad, grandparents, and friends for all of their support over the years. I also want to thank all of my coaches for pushing me to get out of my comfort zone when I needed it most.”


Levi Neuzerling – Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Lonnie Neuzerling, Levi Neuzerling, Gary Neuzerling. Back Row: Noblesville Head Boys Cross Country and Head Boys Track & Field Coach Kent Graham.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Lonnie Neuzerling, Levi Neuzerling, Gary Neuzerling.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Boys Cross Country and Head Boys Track & Field Coach Kent Graham.

  • Attending:  Trine University
  • Track Events:  3200m Relay, 1600m
  • Intended Major:  Mechanical Engineering
  • Academic Achievements:
    • Graduating with Academic Honors Diploma
    • Graduating with Technical Honors Diploma
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Small group member through church
    • Volunteers two hours a week at church

Why I Chose Trine:  “I like the feel of a smaller college and Trine has most amenities of a bigger college in a smaller campus. Their facilities are new and their staff is friendly and offer great hospitality. Not only do they have a great engineering school, but their distance running program is quickly building up.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I plan on joining Campus Christian House at Trine.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My uncle, Gary Thomas, has shown me in every aspect of his life, that what you put in, is what you will get out. Gary is a 7-time Ironman triathlon finisher and he has always supported me in what I do. Whether it be his business, or his triathlon training, it is evident through his empowerment that anything is possible if you believe in yourself.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I would like to thank my parents, brothers, and extended family for supporting me in everything I do and always being there for me. My friends for always pushing me to not only be a better athlete, but also a better person. I would like to thank my coaches, Byron Simpson and Kent Graham; for believing in me, mentoring me for the past four years, and being great role models.”


Hannah Potter – Women’s Lacrosse

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Emma Potter, Stephanie Potter, Hannah Potter, Jeff Potter. Back Row: Rob Green, Kristin Hetzel, Mike Brady, Veronica Mitchell, Hannah Dabbelt, Leslie Sherman, Whitey Kapsalis.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Emma Potter, Stephanie Potter, Hannah Potter, Jeff Potter.
Back Row: Rob Green, Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel, Noblesville Lacrosse Club Head Coach Veronica Mitchell, Noblesville Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Hannah Dabbelt, Leslie Sherman, Whitey Kapsalis.

  • Attending:  Central Michigan University
  • Position:  Midfield
  • Intended Major:  Elementary Education & Sport Management
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.19 GPA
    • NHS Top 10%; Class of 2017
    • National Honor Society
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Academic All-State Soccer (2013-16)
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Special Olympics Events
    • IHSAA Student Advisory Committee
    • National Honor Society
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Thank Bank Club
    • Sparrow Mentoring Program

Why I Chose CMU:  “I chose CMU for the amazing education program they offer and to be apart of the lacrosse program. I fell in love with the culture that Central has and the small school feel despite there being 30,000 students. I also chose CMU because it’s not too far from home and has amazing facilities.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I plan on being involved with Best Buddies, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and the Leadership Institute.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My best friend, Taylor Gysin, and her family basically brought lacrosse to Noblesville. After practically forcing me to play, I realized how much I love the sport and playing with my best friends. Taylor, from that moment has inspired me to not only grow the game, but to also be the best lacrosse player I can be. From the way she plays, anyone can see her love for the game and her desire to compete. She’s a constant reminder to have fun with it! I am so thankful the Gysin family introduced me to the sport, especially as I begin to play division one lacrosse next fall.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank the Athletic Department for setting all of this (Signing Day) up and allowing a club sport athlete to sign with the school! I also want to thank all of my soccer, basketball, and lacrosse coaches from all years for making me the athlete and person I have become today. I also want to thank my teammates from all sports for making me the competitor I have become and for always making practice and games something I looked forward to. A major thanks to my family, especially my parents, for providing me with endless support and love. I really appreciate all the time and money you have invested in my dreams and I can’t thank all of these people enough for the impact they have made on me!”


Delaney Riester – Women’s Soccer

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Lori Riester, Delaney Riester, Joe Riester. Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Lori Riester, Delaney Riester, Joe Riester.
Back Row: Noblesville Head Soccer Coach Mike Brady, Noblesville Assistant Soccer Coach Kristin Hetzel.

  • Attending:  University of Cincinnati
  • Position:  Midfield/Forward
  • Intended Major:  Undecided
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • All A/B Honor Roll
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society
    • Euchre Club

Why I Chose Cincinnati:  “I knew that the coaches, team, and the campus were a right fit for me.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I plan on being involved in community service at Cincinnati.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My coaches and parents have inspired me to keep working as hard as I can to achieve my goal of playing soccer in college.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I want to thank my parents for sitting through endless hours of raining, snowing, and freezing soccer games. Also, for taking me to all of the tournaments I have had to travel to out of state or in state. I’d also like to thank my coaches for pushing me to be the best I can be. Without any of these people I would not be in the position I am today.”


Brooke Rundle – Softball

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Christy Rundle, Brooke Rundle, Brian Rundle, Back Row: Noblesville Head Softball Coach Deke Bullard, Noblesville Assistant Softball Coach Larry DeSalvo

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Christy Rundle, Brooke Rundle, Brian Rundle, Alison Rundle. Back Row: Noblesville Head Softball Coach Deke Bullard, Noblesville Assistant Softball Coach Larry DeSalvo.

  • Attending:  Danville Area Community College
  • Position:  Catcher
  • Intended Major:  Optometry
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • D.A.R.E
    • FIATs

Why I Chose DACC:  “I chose my college because I had an unbelievable scholarship opportunity. I absolutely love the campus and the coaches I will be working with as well as the team. Coach Kelley and Coach Matt are amazing people and I am so excited to work with them and further my knowledge about softball.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I plan on going on mission trips to Haiti as well as other countries in need.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “My mom has inspired me with all of the obstacles she has overcome. She has taught me that never giving up on your dream and hard work will help you on the journey to success.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “I would like to thank my mom and dad for the time and commitment they have put into furthering my softball career. My parents have made incredible sacrifices for me to play at a high level and I cannot thank them enough for always encouraging me. I would also like to thank my oldest brother, Bret, for teaching me to love the game. Bret could not be with me on this day because he is serving our country in the US Army. But thank you for the hours upon hours of catching drills, hitting, and advice to never back down from a challenge. Most importantly I would like to thank him for the sacrifices he is making for this country so that I can fulfill my lifelong dream of playing collegiate softball.”


Kyle Wellman – Men’s Volleyball

Pictured (L to R): Front Row: Connor Wellman, Kyle Wellman, Ross Wellman. Back Row: Stephen Van Hoorde, John Harmon.

Pictured (L to R):
Front Row: Connor Wellman, Kyle Wellman, Ross Wellman.
Back Row: Stephen Van Hoorde, John Harmon.

  • Attending:  Cincinnati Christian University
  • Position:  Opposite/Right Side Hitter
  • Intended Major:  Middle School/High School Ministry
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:  Multiple bible studies and church functions

Why I Chose CCU:  “I found CCU during my freshman year and always felt at home with the idea of going there. When I went on visits, it only made me more confident about going there. Also, purple (school color) is my favorite color.”

How I Want to Get Involved:  “I plan on leading bible studies and groups.”

My Biggest Inspiration:  “Quinn Schlegel has inspired me the most. He helped me through my roughest moments in my volleyball career and kept me confident about the talent I had. Quinn inspired me to always be the best that I can.”

I Would Like to Thank:  “My parents and coaches as they have all dealt with me and pushed me in different ways to get to this point. My teammates have also been a big part in making me the player I am today. They challenge me on and off the court and always look out for me and keep my head in the right frame of mind.”

 

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