Two Lakota West juniors and a Lakota East senior have recently made verbal commitments to play their respected sport in college.
Lauren Heger, who is a member of the Lakota West girls’ soccer team, has verbally committed to continue her athletic career at the University of Cincinnati.
As a sophomore, Heger started in all 18 games leading the Firebirds to a 6-0-3 record in the Greater Miami Conference. In those 18 games, Heger totaled 19 goals and 3 assists. In 2011, she was named to the all-GMC first team.
Fellow Firebird Gabby Blados has made a verbal commitment to play volleyball at Clemson University.
- WestChesterBuzz.com story on Gabby Blados
Blados, who is the daughter of former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Brian Blados, is 6-foot-3 and is coming off a solid club season with the Cincy Classics. Prior to her freshman year, Blados had never played volleyball but was receiving attention from schools that represent the Big Ten, the Big East and the ACC.
At Lakota East, senior catcher Jarrett Rindfleisch decided to make a verbal commitment to play baseball at Ball State University. During the Thunderhawks’ state championship season, in the spring of 2011, Rindfleisch had a .348 batting average and a .459 on-base percentage. The spring of 2013 will be his last high school season.