Athletes Commit to Colleges on Spring Signing Day


On Tuesday, May 2, NC had its third and final signing ceremony of the 2016-2017 school year. A total of ten Panther athletes committed to colleges at this event ranging from Division One to NAIA programs. In this group there were three football players, one baseball player, two boys basketball players, two boys soccer players, one girls cross country and track runner, and a girls swimmer.

Jacob Briscoe will be continuing his football career at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. Briscoe was a three year starter as both an offensive and defensive lineman.

Michael “Big Mike” Jordan has signed to further his education and football career at Olivet Nazerene University. Jordan was a presence on the offensive line for three years during his high school football career.

Cooper Ochs has committed to continuing his education and football career at Wabash College. Ochs was the defensive back his junior season and a team leader all four years.

Blake Juerling will also be attending Wabash University to continue his baseball career next year. Juerling is a two year varsity player and Marion County Champion in 2016.

Basketball players Mateo Rivera along with his teammate Emmanuel Little will be attending University of Southern Indiana next year.

Rachel Barnack will be continuing her cross country and track career next year at Loyola University New Orleans. She has been running varsity cross country and track for two years, with a 5k PR of 21:08 and a mile PR of 5:54.

Shannon Glesing has committed to continue her swimming career at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Glesing is a two time all-american and four year varsity swimmer. This year she was awarded the team’s coaches award and was state runner up in the 4×200 freestyle relay.

Soccer players Aaron Williams and Alex Fundenburger will be continuing their soccer careers in college. Williams will attending University of Indianapolis in the fall and was a one year varsity player. Fundenburger will be going to University of Southern Indiana and played three  years on the varsity soccer team. Both Williams and Fundenburger participated in NC’s regional and sectional win in the fall.