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May 18, 2021

Six Badin student-athletes confirm commitments

Six Badin student-athletes confirm commitments

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:

  • Noah Tincher will play baseball at Saint Joseph’s University, a D-I program in Philadelphia. Noah is the son of Adam and Amy Tincher of Hamilton and a graduate of Ohio Christian Academy. He will major in Communications.
  • Luke McLaughlin will play baseball at Indiana University Southeast, an NAIA program in New Albany. Luke is the son of Sean and Traci McLaughlin of Hamilton and a graduate of Cincinnati Christian Junior High. He is undecided on a major.
  • Jayden Carter will play football at Ashland University, a Division II program in Ohio. Jayden is the son of Kara Beckman of Hamilton and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will major in Business.
  • John “Dallas” Rawlings will play football at Wilmington College, a D-III program in Ohio. Dallas is the son of Brian and Tracy Rawlings of Fairfield and a graduate of St. John the Baptist (Dry Ridge) School. He will major in Sports Management.
  • Colby Stolph will play men’s soccer at Ohio Northern University, a Division III program in Ada. He is the son of Robert and Dawn Stolph of Liberty Township and a graduate of Queen of Peace School. He is a direct admit to the six-year Pharmacy program at ONU.
  • Elizabeth “Lizzy” Meyer will play women’s basketball at Mount St. Joseph University, a Division III program in Cincinnati. She is the daughter of William and Mary Meyer of Okeana and a graduate of St. John the Baptist (Harrison) School. She will major in Biomedical Science.

“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, or (513) 869-4490

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