National Signing Day saw 17 Penn athletes commit to college athletics careers

The 17 announced include Zach Oakley to Central Michigan for football and Tim Deal to Purdue for track.

Posted on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

MISHAWAKA — While a formal group signing celebration as part of NCAA national signing day was postponed Wednesday, Feb. 5, due to Penn High School being closed, at least 17 Kingsmen were slated to make official their commitments to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level.

Many of them had previously announced, and that group includes, but is not limited to, Zach Oakley to Central Michigan for football and Tim Deal to Purdue for track and field.

Others recruited to play Division I include Hunter Clark to Eastern Illinois for baseball, Zach Davis to Navy for wrestling, Danielle Forbes to Toledo for swimming, Mackenzie Joecken to Cleveland State for softball, Lauren Pottschmidt to Eastern Michigan for cross country and Wayne Zhang to Yale for swimming.

Men's basketball recruits include Cory Kreiger, bound for Anderson, and Christian Wittendorf, headed to the Merchant Marine Academy.

Still other commits from Penn include Thomas Gales to Washington University of St. Louis for track, Kim Hochstedler to Carnegie Mellon for swimming, Colin McNamara to Holy Cross for baseball, Emily Neice to Marian for cycling, Courtney Pepper to Concordia of Chicago for softball, Joel Schaefer to Bryant for football and Jake Thoma to Trine for football.

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