The Times is recognizing Carroll County’s high school athletes who have made college commitments during the 2019-20 school year.
Some of the county’s high schools recently took to social media to recognize their college-bound athletes, since spring signing day ceremonies were wiped out because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s take a look at them, continuing with Liberty High School.
The Lions crowned a pair of fall state champions with field hockey and girls cross country. Liberty’s field hockey team went 18-0 and capped its 2019 season by beating Washington 2-1 to earn a third state title in four seasons.
Senior Meghan Huey earned Times Player of the Year honors, and the midfielder is headed to Stevenson University. Also college-bound for more field hockey are teammates Caroline Evans (Catholic) and Christine Goetz (Salisbury). Goetz earned four first-team all-county honors, and Evans received two.
On the same day as Liberty’s field hockey state championship, Nov. 9, the Lions’ girls cross country team bested the 2A field by pacing five runners in the top 20. Sammie Spargo placed sixth in the girls race, and it looks like she’s set for double-duty next year at Loyola University with cross country and track.
Liberty won its field hockey title at Washington College, and that’s where girls basketball standout Rachel Thiem is headed next year to continue her hoops career.
Thiem helped Liberty win a regional championship this past winter, and surpassed 1,000 career points as well. She finished her prep career with 1,135 points, second most in Lions history, and earned third-team all-state honors for Class 2A-1A teams.
Liberty’s 2A state quarterfinal football team from the fall features seven college-bound players in McClain Butler (Salisbury), A.J. Delgado (Stevenson), Sean Disbrow (Washington & Jefferson), Nate Holmes (Stevenson), Nate Kent (Towson), Peyton Scheufele (Salisbury), and Mike Spitz (Kutztown).
Kent earned Times Player of the Year honors in 2019 for a second consecutive season.
Meanwhile, three-sport athlete Jordan Nastos chose softball for college, and she’s headed to University of Hartford. Nastos played field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter.