On Thursday evening (6/1/23) eight senior student-athletes from the MSHS Class of 2023 made their decisions on the institutions they will attend and compete for beginning with the Fall 2023 semester.
Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as student-athletes were introduced before declaring their decided upon colleges/universities.
Click on the links below for more information on each MSHS student-athlete.
Cora Anderson (women’s basketball – St. Norbert College)
- Why Cora Chose St. Norbert College: “When I first visited St. Norbert I knew that I wanted to be there for my next four years, they have a great Nursing Program and amazing facilities for both academics and sports. I loved Coach Perry and her style of coaching, as well as the other coaches and players.”
Easton Clements (men’s basketball – Bay College)
- Why Easton Chose Bay College: “It’s been my dream to play basketball in college for as long as I can remember. And it has been a journey full of ups and downs, I had to keep faith in my dreams and push through feelings of doubt and times when it seemed nothing was going my way. I chose Bay College because Coach Johnson expressed a lot of interest in me and told me about the opportunities that Bay College can offer, that a lot of other places cannot. When I visited campus, I instantly could see myself being here. I’ll be the first to say it, I had a disappointing varsity basketball career, I never felt like I could be who I am as a player and person and display the countless hours of work that I’ve put in to possess the skills I have today. And just from talking with Coach Johnson for only a couple of hours, I received the most trust and belief from a basketball coach than I’ve ever had in years of high school. This is a major reason why I chose Bay College. I’m very grateful for a fresh start to my basketball career, and I’m excited to get to work and see what the future holds.”
Braden Ketzenberger (men’s cross country/track & field – Michigan Tech University)
- Why Braden Chose Michigan Tech University: “After completing my senior year of Cross Country, I came to the realization that I’m not ready to be done competing. Michigan Tech afforded me the opportunity to keep running while also providing a good engineering program.“
Siena Lingle (women’s basketball – Bay College)
- Why Siena Chose Bay College: “When I went to visit Bay College the coach that recruited me gave off good energy and made me feel right at home. Not too long after I found out that he resigned and I got a new coach. I got to meet him and instantly knew he wanted to help me get better. With not being far from home and also being able to do what I love most, I knew Bay College was where I wanted to take my next step in life.“
Meghan MacPhee (women’s basketball – Lakeland University)
- Why Meghan Chose Lakeland University: “After visiting Lakeland, I fell in love with the campus and the people there. Everyone was super supportive and friendly, and it was obvious that the coaches, current players, and professors are exactly the type of people who will help push me to become the best version of myself. That combined with excellent academics and the opportunity to conduct research related to my major early on in my college career made it easy to choose Lakeland as the place to further my education and athletic career.“
Baux Truckey (women’s track & field – Northern Michigan University)
- Why Baux Chose Northern Michigan University: “On my recruitment visit to NMU, I was very impressed by how welcoming the coaching staff and the current team members were. I was also very excited about the fact that the team is very young and how competitive they will be in the conference in the
next few years, and I decided I wanted to be part of that.”
Carson VanderSchaaf (men’s cross country/track & field – Eastern Michigan University)
- Why Carson Chose Eastern Michigan University: “Coach Rinker at Eastern was the first college coach I talked to and from the beginning, I felt that we clicked on a personal and professional level. Coach Rinker and Coach Marr have similar training philosophies, so the adjustment wouldn’t be very big, which I liked. On top of that, when I went on my official visit I really liked all of the guys on the team and it felt like a good fit for me. After going on another visit, I knew that Eastern was the place for me.”
Colin VanderSchaaf (men’s cross country/track & field – Grand Valley State University)
- Why Colin Chose Grand Valley State University: “After going on a visit and meeting the coaching staff and team, I knew that It was the right fit and that I would have the potential to excel not only as an athlete but also academically and socially. I was also very impressed with the facilities and the support services available to the athletes at Grand Valley.”