May 18, 2021
Six Badin High School student-athletes were recognized at a Signing Reception Tuesday morning in Mulcahey Gym, including one who will play Division I baseball.
“It seems like every month, we have student-athletes who commit to play in college,” Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “Badin student-athletes are committed to winning on the playing fields and taking care of their work in the classroom, and they continue to make a difference at the collegiate level throughout the country in the sport of their choice.”
Those six students bring to 21 the number of Badin High student-athletes in the Class of 2021 who will play in college next season. Four of those are Division I commits.
The May commitments include:
“These six students have been a part of more excellence in athletics at Badin High School,” Melzer said. “They have persevered through a pandemic this school year, and their level of commitment is second to none.”
Carter was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the GCL Coed Division, while he and second team selection Rawlings helped lead Badin to the league championship and a 7-0 start for the first time since 1994. Meyer came back from an ankle injury to help key Badin to a Division II district title and its first trip to the regional finals since 2007. Stolph was a first team GCL Coed Division selection, while baseball players Tincher and McLaughlin helped spark the Rams to a 20-win season and the GCL title.
Those six athletes bring to 11 college sports that Badin students will play from this year’s class – Football (6 commits), Baseball (5), Men’s Soccer (2), Women’s Soccer (2), Men’s Volleyball (2), Shooting Sports (2), Cross Country & Track (1), Swimming (1), Women’s Basketball (1) and Women’s Softball (1).
Owen Mathews will run both cross country and track at Northern Kentucky University, and the Schweinefuss twins, David and Michael, will play football as well as men’s volleyball at Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.) University.
Joining Tincher and Mathews at Division I schools are Sergio DeCello (baseball at Charleston Southern University) and Christopher “Luke” Paxton (swimming at Ohio State University).
Other Badin student-athletes are also in the college recruiting pipeline. Two BHS underclassmen have verbally committed to play Division I baseball – junior Jimmy Nugent to Penn State University and sophomore Lucas Moore to the University of Kentucky. Badin graduated 24 student-athletes in the Class of 2020, 15 percent of the class.
Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, (513) 869-4490; Dallen@BadinHS.org