Three Seniors Sign to Play Sports in College

Senior Eagles on the tennis, volleyball and football teams will continue their athletic careers in college. Morgan Summons, Lydia Metallinos and Rocky Stark recently committed to Spring Arbor University, Sinclair Community College and Muskingum University respectively.

Summons, a four-year tennis player for the Eagles, said she always had a desire to continue playing tennis in college. 

“I’ve always loved watching and playing tennis and I just wanted to step up my game,” Summons said.

“She’s a hard hitter, she has a strong serve especially because she’s a lefty,” head coach Jim Brooks noted. “She’s a very kind person and a great teammate to everyone around her.”

Summons received several post-season honors as an Eagle including All-GCL Second Team (2017), All-Area First Team (2017), and All-Area Second Team (2016).

Summons plans to study business administration in college.

Metallinos, who was on the Eagles varsity volleyball team for three years, said she didn’t know immediately that she would be playing volleyball in college. 

“I’ve always loved volleyball,” Metallinos said. “I didn’t know I wanted to play at the next level until I stopped playing. It was my life since I was 10 years old. I reached out to the Sinclair coach and he gave me an opportunity.”

“She’s extremely competitive,” head coach Gretchen Wolfe noted. “She was a great leader on and off the court. I think she’s going to do great and I’m glad she’s playing.”

Metallinos was selected to the All-GCL Second Team this past fall. She plans to attend the University of Dayton after Sinclair, with a focus on education and the hopes of coaching volleyball after Sinclair.

Stark said there were two main factors in choosing to play football at Muskingum University.

“They’re getting new stuff like equipment and upgrades to the field,” Stark said. “There are also a lot of people from Dayton going there.”

“Rocky is a heck of a player,” head coach Marcus Colvin shared. “I’m very happy for him. Anytime anyone wants to continue doing this crazy game for another four years, it means that they really fell in love with the game.”

Stark’s career with the Eagles isn’t over yet, as he was selected to represent CJ in the Miami Valley All Star Football Game on Friday, June 8. His post-season honors include being selected to the All-GCL First Team (2017) and All-GCL Second Team (2016.)

Stark plans to study sports management and sports coaching in college.

Posted May 15, 2018