Lakewood OH

North Olmsted Eagles sign to spread their wings

The seven North Olmsted seniors who signed national letters of intent are pictured (L-R): Sean Keller, Billy Lucien, Makayla Runyon, Dana Borsz, Grace Kereky, Jonathon Nola and Alex Belaia-Martiniouk. (Photo courtesy of North Olmsted High School)

By Ryan Kaczmarski

Feb. 6 marked the day for high school seniors to sign National Letters of Intent to accept offers to play varsity collegiate athletics, and North Olmsted High School had the privilege of seeing seven Eagles sign to play college sports across the state and even outside the friendly confines of Ohio.

Makayla Runyon will go to Muskingum University to play softball. She played basketball and volleyball her freshman year and will have played four years of varsity softball by the end of her senior year. Runyon was honorable mention All-Southwestern Conference her junior year for softball.

Grace Kereky will attend Edinboro University and play soccer. She plays midfield and forward. Kereky is also a four-year varsity winner in her sport. She received first team All-SWC this past fall as well as first team All-Greater Cleveland.

Dana Borsz will play volleyball at Youngstown State University in the fall. She will play either as a defensive specialist or libero. In high school, she runs track and is a four-year letter winner in volleyball. Over Borsz’s volleyball career, she has been first team All-District, first team All-SWC and honorable mention All-SWC and All-District.

Alexander Belaia-Martiniouk has received an offer to wrestle from Duke University. He played football his freshman and sophomore years and is a four-year letter winner in wrestling. He was two-time high school wrestling All-American, two-time captain of the wrestling team, district qualifier and placed fifth at the Freestyle Cadet Nationals, held in the Republic of Belarus.

Jonathan Nola will attend Walsh University and play baseball. Nola played freshman football, was a two-year letter winner in golf and will have played four years of baseball when he graduates. He will be a two-year letter winner in baseball.

Sean Keller will play football as an offensive lineman at Lake Erie College. He played football all four years of high school and lettered two of those years. He also ran track. Keller received second team All-SWC honors this past season.

Billy Lucien will attend Otterbein College in the fall and play basketball. He is a three-year varsity winner in basketball.




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