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2015 Signings

 
Women's Hockey | Men's Basketball | Women's Soccer | Men's Cross Country & Track | Women's Cross Country & Track | Men's Lacrosse
Men's Bowling | Women's Bowling | Men's Hockey | Men's Soccer | Softball | Men's Golf | Women's Volleyball
Men's Tennis | Women's Basketball | Women's Tennis
 

Women's Hockey

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Brooke Forgar

Brooke Forgar - Kenowa Hills High School

Head Coach Katie O'Brien is pleased to announce that Brooke Forgar will continue her hockey career as a Saint. Forgar, who is pictured with her parents Lisa and Scott, attends Kenowa Hills High School and is a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins 19U AA team. Forgar joins Katelyn Graczyk as the founding student-athletes on the women's hockey team at Aquinas College. The right wing forward is currently second on her team in goals and points (17 in 21 games). O'Brien states, “We are very excited to have Brooke on board for our inaugural season. Her speed and ability to find the back of the net will benefit our offense greatly.”

 

Men's Basketball

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
AJ Atwater

AJ Atwater - Otsego High School

The men's basketball program is pleased to announce the signing of AJ Atwater. Atwater, who preps at Otsego High School, has led the Bulldogs to three Wolverine Conference championships, two district titles and a berth in two Regional finals. Coach Krynicki states, "AJ is a competitor and passionate about the game, but we also love his intangibles. A high character guy, who has a strong academic resume makes AJ a great fit for our team. We are very excited to have AJ and his family join our program and the Aquinas community." Atwater's personal accolades include being named All-State Honorable Mention during his junior year to compliment his All-Conference, All-County and All-Region honors. The two-sport star for Otsego also has excelled on the football field where he has earned All-Conference and All-County honors and was named to the Kalamazoo Gazette's Dream Team as a Wide Receiver.

 

Women's Soccer

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Madi Grit

Madi Grit - Grandville High School

Coach Garner is pleased to announce the first signing for the 2015 class as Madi Grit from Grandville High School signed her letter of intent to attend Aquinas College. Madi is a strong forward who possesses a very good combination of skill and work rate. Coach Goldsmith states, "We are very fortunate to start our 2015 recruiting class with such a fine young lady. Madi brings great passion to the sport and is the type of person who everyone likes and respects." Coach Garner states, "Madi had the luxury of great coaching from her club coach, Joey Barone, and her high school coach, Lewis Robinson. The duo has prepped Madi with the opportunity to compete for playing time right away." Madi plans on studying Education while at Aquinas College. Pictured with Madi are Coach Garner and Coach Goldsmith, along with her parents Stephanie and Randy.

   
   
   
Marisa DeMario

Marisa DeMario - Northview High School

Marisa DeMario signs as the third player for Coach Garner's 2015 recruiting class.  Marisa is shown with her parents Robin and Michael.  Marisa has been the leading scorer for Northview High School her sophomore and junior years, while earning all-conference and all-district honors both years.  She is currently playing with the PASS soccer club, where she is coached by Glenn Turek, who describes Marisa as a pure "goal scorer".  Coach Garner states, "Marisa comes as the total Aquinas package, a great soccer player and a great student.  Between Coach Turek and her high school coach, Mark Van Slooten, Coach Garner knows she has had some incredible soccer background.  We are looking for Maria to make an immediate impact this coming fall.

 

 

Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Gabe Kuyten Signing

Gabe Kuyten - West Ottawa High School

Gabe Kuyten, son of Martha and Jon Kuyten, will continue his running career as a member of the Aquinas College Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Kuyten, who prepped at West Ottawa High School, will study Physical Education at Aquinas. Gabe has been a leader for the Panthers the past four seasons which has led to two state final appearances, OK-Red accolades and a place on the Academic All-State team. He has personal best of 16:20 (Cross Country), 10:02 (3200 meters) and 4:39 (1600 meters). Gabe's siblings include Katie (25), Naomi (19) and Daishawn (16).

 

 

Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Alexis Miller

Alexis Miller - South Christian High School

Alexis Miller, daughter of Traci and Ed Miller, has recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her running career as a Saint. Miller, who preps at South Christian High School, will pursue a degree in the Exercise Science program at Aquinas College. Alexis has led the attack for the Sailors the past four seasons. Miller has competed at four Division II State Cross Country Championships and one Division II Track & Field Championship. Alexis received All-State accolades during all four of her cross country seasons at SC (12th place - 2011, 26th place in 2012, 6th place - 2013 and 20th - 2014) and holds a personal best of 18:16 on the XC course. She has personal bests of 5:13 (1600 meters) and 11:20 (3200 meters) and has a two brothers named Skyler (21) and Crew (13).

 

 

 

 

Men's Lacrosse

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Dan Diederich

Dan Diederich - Detroit Catholic Central High School

Dan Diederich is a 6’4’’, 185 pound defenseman/long-stick midfielder from Novi, Michigan. Dan was a member of last year’s State Runner-Up Detroit Catholic Central squad. Diederich is also a member of the varsity football and basketball teams for the Shamrocks. Dan has played his summer lacrosse for Shamrocks Lacrosse Club. He is also strong in the classroom, where he is an honor roll student. Diederich is an athletic and versatile defenseman who will make plays all over the field for the Saints and is ready to make a name for himself at the next level.

 

   
Mack Baker

Mack Baker- Salem High School

Salem High School goalie Mack Baker will continue his lacrosse career as an Aquinas Saint. A talented left-handed goalkeeper, Baker has been playing lacrosse for 10 years. As a sophomore, he was named 1st-team Academic All-Conference. As a junior, Mack was named 2nd-team All-Park, 1st Team All-Conference, and 3rd-Team All-State. Mack has played summer travel lacrosse for both the Wolverine Warriors and Premier Lacrosse Group. This summer Baker was named an All-Star at the Great Lakes Bay Classic. Say Coach Seites, “We are incredibly excited to have someone with Mack’s character and skill join the program. We are looking for Mack to compete right away and have a great career as a Saint.”

 

   
Sam Klinsky

Sam Klinsky- Crystal Lake South High School

Crystal Lake South (IL) attackman Sam Klinsky has chosen to continue his lacrosse career at Aquinas College. Sam is a talented and versatile offensive player who will look to make a splash next year for the Saints. As a junior last season, Klinsky was a team captain and was named 2nd Team All-Conference. Sam scored 24 goals and had 27 assists for 51 total points, leading the Gators in assists and points. Klinsky was 10th in the IHSLA in total assists and in the Top-30 in the State in overall points. Off the field, Sam is a member of the Honor Roll, is a Student Mentor, and earned the First Class Student Award.  Klinsky plays his summer ball for Tribal Lacrosse Academy. Says Coach Seites, “Sam is a great fit for our team as both a player and a person. We will look for him to be an early contributor and are excited for his future as a Saint.”

 

   
 

Men's Bowling

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Zack Issacs

Zack Issacs - Kalamazoo Hackett High School

Zack Issacs, who preps at Kalamazoo Hackett, has signed his letter of intent to continue his bowling career as a Saint. Issacs, who was accompanied by his parents Cynthia and Woody at the signing, is planning to major in Biology or Pre-Med.

   
 

Women's Bowling

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
Stephanie Zimmerman

Stephanie Zimmerman - Charlotte High School

Marliss and Charlie Tapp are excited to announced that Stephanie Zimmerman from Charlotte High School has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her bowling career as a Saint. Stephanie is the daughter of Debbie and Jim Zimmerman and will major in Psychology at Aquinas. Coach Marliss Tapp commented, "We are very happy to have Stephanie on board. She comes from a great bowling program in Charlotte and provides our women's team with another excellent player to add to the mix." Stephanie has earned varsity letter in bowling, volleyball, track and field and band at Charlotte High School.

   
Sierra Howes

Sierra Howes - Corunna High School

The women's bowling program added Sierra Howes, an All-State performer from Corunna, to the mix for the 2015-16 season. Howes, who currently sports a 214 average, is two-time All-State selection for the Cavaliers. Sierra also has been a two-time CAAC All Conference 1st team member and the MVP of her team the last two seasons. Coach Marliss Tapp states, "Sierra brings a strong work ethic and winning attitude as evidenced by her performances throughout her high school career." Sierra is pictured with her parents, Lynn and Troy, as well as her high school coach, Ryan Koyne.

   
 

Men's Hockey

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 

 

 

 

Men's Soccer

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 

 

 

Women's Softball

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 

 

 
 
 

Men's Golf

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
   
 

Women's Volleyball

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 
 

Men's Tennis

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 

 

Women's Basketball

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 

 

   
 
 

Women's Tennis

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College:
 
 

 

 
 

Men's Baseball

2015 Signings
The following students have signed a letter of intent to play for Aquinas College: