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Warrior Athletes Ink College Choices

Deerfield High School honors 10 athletes in seven sports who will compete at the college level.

Ten Deerfield High School athletes in seven sports committed to continue their athletic careers next year in college Wednesday as part of National Signing Day activities on the Warrior campus.

Three of the athletes will be classmates at Washington University in St. Louis with two of them committed to playing baseball. Ben Browdy and Matt Kollada will be taking the diamond for the Bears and Mindy Borovsky will play tennis there. Kollada and Browdy will be reunited with former Warrior Andrew Goldstick, now a sophomore on the Bear baseball team.

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A third Warrior baseball player, Zack Wade, will play for DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.

Three sport athlete Christine Stithcer—diving, gymnastics and pole vaulting—will limit herself to diving at the University of Notre Dame. She will also vie for a return trip to the State Meet in gymnastics today at the Stevenson Sectional.

Versatile football player Jake Balder will take his skills to Butler University in Indianapolis while Jack Kasbeer will play tennis for Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Steve Mages will play lacrosse for Vassar College.

Swimmer Barbra Brottman will compete for Rutgers University and Abbi Erkes will play field hockey for Boston University.

Other athletes Athletic Director Robert Ruiz expects to compete in college are runner Alex Gold and baseball player Alexander Horwitz along with tennis players Alexis Casati and Toby Ma. Ruiz organized the noontime event.

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A concerned DHS Parent February 07, 2013 at 04:37 PM
In all the talk about the referendum, we forget about the kids. This shows how much athletics does help shape our kids and added PE teaching space is needed at both schools. The article doesn't talk about these students grades but if you notice all of them are going to nice schools which show how much athletics help influence their daily life and teach them how to organize their life's and time.
Eddie Jacobs February 07, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Great comment. Music and the other fine arts also play a significant role in the overall success of our students.
DeerfieldResident February 07, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Excellent point and so true. I think most parents will agree that students who keep busy with interests outside of academics (sports, fine arts, etc.) do better in school, learn to manage their time and develop skills that will serve them well as adults. School is just not about reading, writing, math and science.

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