Millers News · Noblesville Winter Signing Day 2018: Meet the Millers


Noblesville Athletics celebrated Winter Signing Day with twelve student-athletes along with their families and friends on February 22 in The Mill. This is the second of three signing day’s throughout the NHS school year.

Meet Noblesville High School’s 2017-18 Fall Signing Day Student-Athletes

The following Millers celebrated their college decisions:


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Front Row (Left to Right): Lee Barnes (Father), Ryan Barnes, Ann Barnes (Mother), Chandler Barnes (Sister).
RYAN BARNES, FOOTBALL

Indiana University (NCAA Division I); Bloomington, Indiana

  • Position: Tight End/Linebacker
  • Intended Major: Business
  • Academic Achievements: Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: Volunteer coach for basketball and football

Why I Chose My School: I chose Indiana University because I felt like the school fit me very well for what I intend to major. The campus is beautiful, and I loved the program and its coaching staff.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would like to get involved in volunteer work.

My Biggest Inspiration: My mom is my biggest inspiration because I have always looked up to her and the way she treats those around her. If you know her, you know she’s one of the nicest people around. She also has always supported me no matter what and pushed me to be the best I can be and to believe in myself.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my family for the continuous support they’ve given me my whole life as I pursued my goals. I’d also like to thank all of my football coaches for being not only great coaches but also great people who have taught me many life lessons.

Jason Simmons, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Football
“Indiana University is getting a really good football player in Ryan Barnes. Ryan brought a great deal of versatility and a high football IQ to our program the past two seasons. The intrigue that comes with Ryan’s football talent, frame, and competitiveness will give him the opportunity to excel at Indiana University. His best football is ahead of him and we are excited for his future as a Hoosier.”

Brian McCauley, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Boys’ Basketball
“Ryan has provided strength, toughness, and skill to our basketball program the past two years. He is a great example of how playing multiple sports in high school is beneficial. Ryan is a gifted athlete and his best days as a football player are ahead of him. With continued training and effort Ryan has the ability to develop into an outstanding football player at Indiana University. We are excited for him and his future.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Jamie Carmosino (Mother), Amanda Carmosino, Blair Carmosino (Father), Sophia Carmosino.
AMANDA CARMOSINO, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hanover College (NCAA Division III); Hanover, Indiana

  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Intended Major: Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.0 GPA
    • Academic All-State
    • National Honor Society

Why I Chose My School: Hanover’s campus is gorgeous. It overlooks the Ohio River and sits by the little town of Madison. With only about 1,500 students on campus, the class sizes are small which in my opinion is preferable to big lecture halls. The opportunities that Hanover offers will be able to provide me with endless ways to make my four years the most memorable.

How I Want to Get Involved: I want to get involved in different clubs to stay active during the off-season, such as ultimate frisbee. I plan to take advantage of the unique environment by using the hiking trails and possibly joining a sorority.

My Biggest Inspiration: My past coaches have inspired me the most. At times I considered giving up soccer completely, but my coaches always reminded me why I started playing. They kept the game fun while helping me become a better player and a better leader.

I Would Like to Thank: I want to thank my parents for supporting my expensive hobby for several years and giving up their time to take me to all my tournaments. I also want to thank my teammates for making my soccer experience so fun. I have a wonderful support system in my life, and I’m very thankful for everyone that has helped me through my years of soccer.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“Amanda is able to lead by example, and she conducted herself both on and off the field in a manner that you would hope for from a captain. I always appreciated the intensity she brought each and every day. She is the consummate teammate, and I’m sure we wouldn’t have had the success we’ve had if it weren’t for Amanda.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Maddie Christie (Sister), Robin Christie (Mother), Grant Christie, Ryan Christie (Father).
GRANT CHRISTIE, FOOTBALL

Illinois Wesleyan University (NCAA Division III); Bloomington, Illinois

  • Position: Long Snapper
  • Intended Major: Accounting
  • Academic Achievements: 3.1 GPA
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Church Mission Trips
    • Volunteers at Food Pantries

Why I Chose My School: I chose Illinois Wesleyan because of the atmosphere the college put out to me. The location also had a big deal to do with my decision. I also felt like I was at home while visiting the campus.

How I Want to Get Involved: In college, I would like to get involved in the community and clubs to get to know some more people. I would also like to get involved in Greek life.

My Biggest Inspiration: My dad and my grandpa have inspired me ever since I started playing football.

I Would Like to Thank: My biggest inspiration throughout my football career would have to be my entire family. My family inspired me to be the best I could be all the way from the start of football until the last snap of my high school career.

Jason Simmons, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Football
“Illinois Wesleyan is getting a hard working, craft minded player in Grant Christie. Grant is a conscientious person and football player. Grant has had a successful career on special teams at Noblesville High School. I expect that success to continue as he transitions to snapping at the college level.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Carly Hudnall (Sister), Jacie Hudnall (Mother), Jessica Hudnall, Dean Hudnall (Father).
JESSICA HUDNALL, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Manchester University (NCAA Division III); North Manchester, Indiana

  • Position: Midfield
  • Intended Major: Physical Therapy
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.9 GPA
    • National Honor Society
    • National Art Honor Society
    • A & B Honor Roll
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Key Club
    • Photography

Why I Chose My School: I fell in love with the campus and all of the friendly staff and people. Everywhere I went on my visits someone would come up and say hi and introduce themselves. The small campus gives a good happy community feel and allows everyone to know one another. I am also so excited to play soccer for two amazing coaches and with some super talented players.

How I Want to Get Involved: I want to get involved in lots of clubs like Yoga club, Outdoors Club, Photography, and much more. Another big thing at Manchester is Frisbee Golf, which I’m very excited to try out next year.

My Biggest Inspiration: My parents, my coaches, and my teammates. They’ve all inspired me and helped me to get to where I am at.

I Would Like to Thank: My friends and teammates who have been by my side and on my teams forever. Without all of you, I never would have experienced love for the game like I do. All my past and current coaches who have developed me into the person and player that I am. Lastly my parents, my brother and sister, and grandparents; you’ve all made the biggest impact on my character and the person I am today.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“Jessica played a very important role in the Millers’ success this season and is a big reason as to why they won conference and made it to semi-state. When most people are faced with adversity, they crumble, but Jessica always challenges herself to be a better a player through hard work and determination. She is an incredible young woman who in the past year has consistently put the team’s needs over her own. She has matured and has handled herself in a way that I have enjoyed watching her growth as both a player and person.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Jill Hughes (Mother), Kelsey Hughes, Todd Hughes (Father).
KELSEY HUGHES, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hanover College (NCAA Division III); Hanover, Indiana

  • Position: Midfield/Forward
  • Intended Major: Environmental Science or Biology
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-State
    • Senior Class Secretary
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: Student Government

Why I Chose My School: Hanover’s location is perfect for my topic of study and it also has a great soccer program.

How I Want to Get Involved: I look forward to studying abroad. I’ve always wanted to travel, so it is the perfect opportunity to practice my studies while doing so.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for always believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. Without their commitment to my athletics, I wouldn’t be playing soccer at the next level.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“Kelsey is one of the most consistent players to come through the Noblesville soccer program. Her steadiness under pressure is commendable; but it’s not just her drive on the field that she will be remembered for, it’s what she brought to every practice and game. She accepted and understood the role of a captain and did a fine job leading the Millers this year. Her will and competitive spirit continues to grow and is infectious to her teammates. I’ve really enjoyed watching her come into her own both as a soccer player and a leader. She has a lot to do with all this team has accomplished over the years.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Gary Yohe (Marian Women’s Soccer Head Coach), Tim Martin (Father), Abby Martin, Kathleen Martin (Mother).
ABBY MARTIN, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Marian University (NAIA); Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Position: Midfield/Defender
  • Intended Major: Nursing
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.16 GPA
    • National Honor Society
    • Top 10%
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Key Club
    • Tutoring

Why I Chose My School: I chose Marian because it has everything I was looking for in a college. It’s a small campus, and the class sizes make it a perfect fit for me. It also offers a fantastic nursing program with opportunities to complete clinicals at numerous hospitals all around Indy. The soccer program interested me because of its competitive atmosphere and proven track record of success. Every time that I’ve been on campus, the people have been friendly and welcoming which makes me even more excited to call this place my future home.

How I Want to Get Involved: I hope to study abroad and complete a mission trip.

My Biggest Inspiration: Over the years, I have been blessed to have teammates that have inspired me and pushed me to be the best possible version of myself. When my teammates succeed, it makes me want to be on that same level. They have inspired me to work hard and have given me the confidence that has put me in the position I’m in today. I have also been fortunate enough to have older players to look up to at the club and high school level. They showed me that hard work and dedication could lead to opportunities.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for putting my goals before any of theirs for the past eighteen years. Dad, thanks for all of those pre-game talks and post-game analyses. I can always count on you to be in the stands cheering me on. Mom, thank you for the constant encouragement and for spending every Mother’s Day on the soccer field. Thank you both for believing in me even when I don’t always believe in myself. Your unwavering support is something that I will never be able to thank you enough for. I will miss you both like crazy next year, but lucky for you I will be nice and close to home!

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“Abby not only works at being the best player she can be but sees that her teammates are being the best they can be. She has played an important role in the program over the past four years and was a contributor on a team that went to Semi-State two years in a row. Abby did a tremendous job over the summer accepting a leadership role, and she is an important part of the Millers’ successes this past season. She has been the model of consistency over the past several seasons, and she will consistently be one of the best players on either team in any given game.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Sharin Scalzo (Mother), Tessa Scalzo, Tom Scalzo (Father), Marisa Scalzo (Sister).
TESSA SCALZO, WOMEN’S SOCCER

DePauw University (NCAA Division III); Greencastle, Indiana

  • Position: Defense
  • Intended Major: Biology
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.2 GPA
    • National Honor Society
    • Top 10%
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: National Honor Society

Why I Chose My School: I chose DePauw University because of the beautiful campus, friendly students, and the amazing opportunities it offers. My sister graduated from DePauw last year, and I have been in love with it ever since I first went to visit her. Seeing her have such a great time and getting to know DePauw so well made it fall at the top of my list during my college search. I especially fell in love with all of the international trips DePauw offers either over winter term or semester abroad programs. DePauw allows me to get a great education and enjoy continuing my soccer career at the same time.

How I Want to Get Involved: I plan to join a sorority and go on service trips offered through DePauw during my four years there.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration would have to be my teammates. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of amazing girls during my soccer career through both high school and club teams. Playing in high school introduced me to girls of different ages and allowed me to grow close to many of them. They have always been there for me and not only inspire me to be a better player but to be a better person. I look up to all their amazing accomplishments through both high school and club soccer as inspiration to set big goals for myself. I’ve grown up playing with and against all of the girls involved in this signing day for about ten years now. It’s amazing to be able to look back and see how far we have come together. They have always pushed me to play my hardest and have given me fierce competition while also showing me how to have fun at the same time. I’ve had some amazing teammates that continue to inspire me with their work ethic and positive attitudes. If it wasn’t for their constant support and drive to push me to be the best I can be I wouldn’t be where I am today.

I Would Like to Thank: I would first like to say a special thank you to my mom and dad for everything they have done for me to get me to where I am today. They have been driving me to games and practices ever since I was little and never hesitated to take time out of their already busy days to get me to where I needed to be. They have always been so supportive of me and pushed me to chase my dreams. My mom and dad are always there for me telling me to get back up whenever I get knocked down, and I would like to thank them for believing in me. I want to thank my family and friends for also always being so supportive of me. Whenever I was having an off day or had a bad practice, there was always someone to go to for support. Thank you to my older brother Michael for always telling me to keep my head up! Lastly, I would also like to thank all my coaches throughout the years who have believed in me and given me the chance to get better.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“There are a number of positive qualities that make Tessa who she is, not to mention her work ethic and determination. She is a phenomenal teammate that inspires those around her. Tessa is a pleasure to be around both at practice and in the classroom. She elevates her teammates through her work ethic and attitude.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Kanthima Smith (Mother), Grace Smith, Jeff Smith (Father), Matt Smith (Brother).
GRACE SMITH, SOFTBALL

DePauw University (NCAA Division III); Greencastle, Indiana

  • Position: Middle Infield and Outfield
  • Intended Major: Biology and/or Kinesiology
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.97 GPA
    • National Honor Society
    • Leo Club
    • Student Athlete Advisory Council
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Special Olympics
    • Hospital Internship
    • Defensive Softball Training Coach

Why I Chose My School: I chose DePauw for many of its opportunities. The small school environment appeals to me, and so does its location. Their reputation for academics is well known throughout the country as well as internationally. My hope is that I will have the opportunity to study abroad. Another factor that led me to my decision to go to DePauw is the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love with some incredible teammates and coaches.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would love to get involved with the opportunity to study abroad as well as participate in community services.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my family. I have always looked up to not only my parents, but I’ve always looked up to my older brothers, Matt and Zack. They have always been there for me and have set good examples for me to value. They are the best brothers a little sister could ever ask for.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me. Whether it was driving me across the country for softball, practicing with me in the backyard, or always pushing me to strive to be the best person I can be. My dad will always be my number one coach, and my mom will always be my number one fan. I’m very thankful for the many memories spent with them, and I will always cherish them. I’d like to thank my coaches; Coach DeSalvo, Coach Moore, and Coach Deke as well for challenging me to become a better athlete. I specifically want to thank Coach Ramsey. Ever since I was in 5th grade he has helped me develop into the player I am today.

Deke Bullard, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Softball
“Grace Smith has made an impact on the Noblesville softball program her entire career. She is an outstanding leader that leads by example. Grace is a great mentor to younger players and players of the same age. She has been an absolute pleasure to coach and watch blossom over the last two years with her hitting and defensive abilities. We are excited to see what she does her senior year.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Jourdyn Terrell (Sister), Warren Terrell (Father), Jazz Terrell, Melanie Terrell (Mother).
JAZZ TERRELL, FOOTBALL AND TRACK & FIELD

Missouri Baptist University (NAIA); St. Louis, Missouri

  • Position: Cornerback; 200m, 400m, 4×400
  • Intended Major: Exercise Science with plans for graduate school for a degree in physical therapy
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • Junior Olympics
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Noblesville Schools D.A.R.E. Mentor
    • Volunteers to help feed the homeless with his church

Why I Chose My School: When I first met Coach Burianek (Missouri Baptist Head Football Coach), it was at a high school football showcase. He took the time to seek me out during the showcase and even before he started recruiting me, he was coaching me from the side. After walking away with a scholarship offer from Missouri Baptist, I found myself on my way to St. Louis only a couple of weeks later. It felt like home from the very second I stepped foot on campus. It was during winter break, so there was no one there but Coach Burianek. He gave me a tour of the campus, and we talked football. I went back to the Campus after winter break and met with some of the players; we bonded great, and I felt real comfortable there. From that point on I knew where I was going to go to school.

How I Want to Get Involved: My main focus when I get to school is doing well my first year so I’m in a good position to qualify for physical therapy school.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspirations are my grandfather and my parents. My grandfather is in the UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame for being one of the best athletes to come out of the school; being a dual-sport athlete himself in college, he still holds records to this day. I strive to be better than what he was. My parents have put a lot of time and sacrificed a lot to support my athletic career no matter what sport I played. They’ve also pushed me to perform to the best of my ability academically and athletically and to keep moving forward even if things aren’t going my way. Because of their sacrifice and patience, it only motivates me to work harder.

I Would Like to Thank: My parents, Melanie and Warren Terrell, for always supporting me both academically and athletically. Coach Simmons for developing me mentally and widening my understanding for the game of football. My trainer, Dexter Taylor for increasing my knowledge on how not only to play my position but to be an overall football player. Dr. K Donald Shelbourne for fixing up my knee after a horrific injury and giving me the chance to simply walk correctly along with playing the sports I love. Mark DeCarlo, my physical therapist for helping me with my rehabilitation. Coach Burianek for giving me a chance to play on the next level. And God for watching over me through the good and bad and keeping my focus on my dream of going to college and playing the sports I love at the next level.

Jason Simmons, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Football
“Jazz Terrell had a senior season that showed a lot about his grit and perseverance. He competed and grew each and every week as he worked to overcome adversity. Jazz is a talented player that will continue to grow and get better as he heads to Missouri Baptist University. Jazz is a talented defensive back that will only grow and get better because of his work ethic.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Christie Thieman (Mother), Jacob Thieman, Chris Thieman (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach), Kyle Thieman (Brother).
JACOB THIEMAN, BASEBALL

Marietta College (NCAA Division III); Marietta, Ohio

  • Position: Corner Infield
  • Intended Major: Professional Sales
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.4 GPA
    • DECA Vice President
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Riley Dance Marathon Committee
    • Student Athlete Advisory Council
    • DECA Vice President

Why I Chose My School: Marietta College has a history of great success on and off the field. The baseball program has a great tradition and a winning history. The coaches have proven to instill excellent work ethic throughout the team.

How I Want to Get Involved: I want to get involved with different programs such as study abroad programs because I want to experience different cultures and broaden my horizons. I also want to pursue internships to strengthen my professional skills.

My Biggest Inspiration: One person who has inspired me the most is Coach Clarke without a doubt. He has helped me develop as an athlete, which has helped create the opportunity to accomplish playing at the next level. He has helped me overcome adversity and helped me become a better overall player.

I Would Like to Thank: I want to first thank my parents for believing in me even when others didn’t. I want to also thank all of my coaches along the way for the countless hours they’ve invested in me, especially Coach Keever, Coach Small, and Coach Clarke. Lastly, I would like to think my teammates for always having my back and helping me throughout the process.

Justin Keever, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Baseball
“Jacob Thieman embodies the Miller Way to the fullest. Jacob has impacted this program and the school he represents to the upmost by his commitment, selflessness, and desire for continuous improvement. Jacob is a pleasure to coach and inspires others to give their very best!”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Ernest Moss (Marian Men’s Track & Field Assistant Coach), Maya Wills (Sister), Jaden Wills, Nicolette Wills (Mother), Jamison Wills (Father).
JADEN WILLS, MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Marian University (NAIA); Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Position: 4x400m Relay, Long Jump
  • Intended Major: Physical Therapy
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Special Education Mentor
    • Cadet Teacher
    • Tutor

Why I Chose My School: I really liked the campus and the whole atmosphere at Marian. I loved talking with the coaches and all my future teammates, they were all super kind, and they have a great family-like atmosphere.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would love volunteer and tutor while at Marian. I would also love to help out the community.

My Biggest Inspiration: My dad is my biggest inspiration; he has always been there for me in all the ways a father can. He supports me in everything I do and is the person I lean on when I’m having trouble. I have my father to thank for all of my success.

I Would Like to Thank: First, I would like to thank Coach Holeman and Coach Moss for giving me the opportunity to run at the next level. I would like to thank Coach Graham, Coach Simpson, and Coach Pearce for aiding me in becoming the athlete I am today. I would love to thank my parents for giving me my hardworking nature and overall talent. I would also like to thank my parents and grandparents for always supporting me and the countless amount of hours they spent at games, meets, practices, and driving me all across the country to participate in my athletic adventures. I would like to thank my teammates and friends for their willingness to support me and cheer me on. Lastly, I would love to thank my little sister Maya for being my why. She is the reason why I do what I do. She is the reason I spend hours practicing and working on my craft. She inspires me because all I want to do is be a good role model so that she has someone to look up to.

Kent Graham, Retired Head Coach Noblesville Millers Boys’ Track & Field
“Jaden came into our cross country program after being cut from soccer. He immediately embraced the training load and challenge of the distance. He has more speed than endurance thus enjoys the track events even more. Last season his competitive drive and growth as an athlete enabled Jaden to become a versatile track athlete competing in the Long Jump, Hurdles, and the 4×400. Without a doubt he has the ability to become a dependable collegiate athlete. He is a caring person who leads by example. It will be exciting to witness his growth as an athlete and person in his college experience. I am sure he will make an impact at Marion.”

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Front Row (Left to Right): Brad Wolf (Brother), Amber Wolf, Greg Wolf (Father).
AMBER WOLF, WOMEN’S SOCCER

DePauw University (NCAA Division III); Greencastle, Indiana

  • Position: Defender
  • Intended Major: Kinesiology
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society
    • Leo Club

Why I Chose My School: I chose DePauw because I wanted a smaller school that offered both a strong academic and athletic program.

How I Want to Get Involved: I plan on continuing to be involved in volunteer work as well as eventually studying abroad.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my dad for showing me that I can achieve anything through hard work. He was my first coach and always my biggest supporter.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my mom and dad for constantly supporting me through everything I do in addition to my coaches for always pushing me to be the best I can be.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls’ Soccer
“Amber is a player that no matter how many times she gets knocked down, she gets back up. This fighting instinct is infectious among her teammates. She has made some key contributions both on and off the field. If you want to know what it means to be a competitor, just watch Amber; she seems quiet at first, but she’s like a powder keg waiting to explode. She works hard, listens to her coaches, and leaves everything she has on the field.”

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