Four Seniors Commit During the Winter Signing Ceremony


Left to right: Carson Collins, Ella Scott, Lucy Smith, Haley West

MacKenzie Schmeltz

At the 2022 winter ceremony, Carson Collins, Ella Scott, Lucy Smith and Haley West signed their Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college.

At Baldwin Wallace University, Carson Collins will be joining the baseball team. BWU was a home run for him because of the coaches and players he’s met and their genuine care for him and his success. Collins played for Saint Joe for three years, and says “I’d like to thank my parents, coaches, and all of my teammates I’ve played with throughout the years.” He plans to study Sports Management, and is enthusiastic about campus being close to Cleveland for the career opportunities the major city can present.

Ella Scott will be joining the soccer squad at Centre College. Scott has played on varsity for Saint Joe for the past three years, serving as a senior captain and being voted the team MVP this season. She is grateful for her coaches, especially her current club coach Gary Yohe, for pushing her to always improve. Scott also expresses her thanks saying, “[thank you to] my siblings for practicing with me and pushing me to be better, my parents for driving me across the country, encouraging me to play my best, and supporting me in every step along the way.” Lastly, she gives a special shout out to her fan club for continually cheering her on. In addition to soccer, Scott was drawn to Centre because of its academic rigor, and plans to study Computer Science.

Haley West will be swinging into the softball team at Cleveland State University. She is a senior captain for the Saint Joe tribe and over the course of her high school career, West has been named to the First All Conference Team for the NIC and an Honorable Mention to the All State Team. West says, ” I would like to thank my parents, my brother, my coaches, and my teammates.” The culture of campus and the softball program is what has drawn West to Cleveland State, and she aspires to go into Sports Management.

Staying close to home, Lucy Smith will be playing soccer for Saint Mary’s College. This center back is incredible proud of her team, and notes it was an honor to have won NIC championship with the team this year. Continuing in the sport she’s passionate about was important to her in her college search, and the campus community she’s found at Saint Mary’s made it an easy choice for her. She is appreciative to her parents, sister, friends, and extended family for their continue support and encouragement. Smith also says, “Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Jesse Urquhart for helping me achieve the goals I made for myself.” While Smith is undecided about her major, she is enthusiastic about the variety of opportunities of study Saint Mary’s offers.

Congratulations to all these student athletes, and we wish them the best of luck in their future athletic careers.