On Thursday, May 6 McNicholas held an additional athletic signing for seniors who committed to college athletic programs after what would have been the final athletic signing on Wednesday, Apr. 14. Three members of the Class of 2021 committed to continuing their athletic careers in college: Lauren Cox, Brady Horgan, and Carson Seemann.
Lauren Cox committed to run cross country and track and field at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cox first picked up running as a freshman. “One of my friends at the time was doing it and encouraged me to join and I stuck with it,” Cox said. Cox’s personal best time for the 5k is 22:23, and she was the Rocket Award recipient her senior year. Cox said the the team pasta parties before race days are her favorite memories from McNicholas Cross Country.
Cox received various academic scholarships from Chatham including the highest possible merit scholarship, an honors college scholarship, and the Rachel Carson award in which she was awarded her junior year. Cox will be majoring in Policy Studies and history. “I’m looking forward to living in a new city where I can grow professionally and academically and [make] new memories with my new team,” Cox said.
Brady Horgan committed to swim at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Horgan started swimming at the age of six just in the summer and then year-round at the age of ten. At McNick, Horgan swam the 50 and 100-yard freestyle and in Feb. 2021 placed 5th in the state for the 50 freestyle. Horgan has one of the most successful careers in McNicholas Swimming history holding the school record for the 50 and 100 free, and being named GCL first-team, and Enquirer winter sports first team. “[My teammates] have helped [me] by being good teammates and friends throughout these last four years. They have made practices, meets, and even school more fun,” Horgan said. At Ohio Northern, Horgan is looking forward to having new competition and meeting new teammates. He will be majoring in Business Undecided.
Carson Seemann committed to play basketball at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia – A sport he first started playing when he was six. Seemann transferred to McNick from Moeller at the start of his junior year in 2019 and for his junior and senior year, was point and shooting guard for McNick’s varsity team. Seemann averaged 13 points per game his senior season, received first team GCL-Coed, Third team Southwest Ohio, and District 16 First Team. “I’m looking forward to making an impact at the college level and helping my team win a National Championship,” Seemann said. “My teammates have made me the player I am today and [have helped] me get [to] where I am today by pushing me in practice and always believing in me,” Seemann added. Seemann said that the memory from playing on McNick’s basketball team that is fondest to him is his first game junior year against Alter because it showed him he was in the right place and right where he needed to be. Seemann will be majoring in Business.
Thumbnail image courtesy of Tricia Dwyer.