Seven Goshen seniors sign letters of intent to continue careers at five different colleges

Tiera Martinelli signs her National Letter of Intent as her parents, Dena and Russ, and University of Cedarville track and field coaches Rutter and Bailey look on.

Kyle Monhollen signs his Letter of Intent with his parents, Wendy and Gary Tuerck, and athletic director and football coach Mark Slagle.
Tiera Martinelli signs her National Letter of Intent as her parents, Dena and Russ, and University of Cedarville track and field coaches Rutter and Bailey look on.
By Chris Chaney
Sun staff

Goshen High School celebrated seven seniors who signed National Letters of Intent on May 30 to continue their athletic and academic careers at five different colleges.

Stevie Morris, Marcus Casey, Karlee Mason, Alex Edwards, Kyle Monhollen, Dimitri Foreman and Tiera Martinelli all inked their papers to continue their careers at the next level.

Three Goshen alums will attend the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Ky. Each will be playing a different sport.

Morris will be playing baseball for head coach Chad Gassman. The Bears went 6-15 this past season. As a senior for the Warriors, Morris hit .329 with 20 RBI, 19 runs scored and five stolen bases.

Casey will be attending UPike to play football under head coach Dudley Hilton. Casey led the Warriors to a 5-5 record and was among the top rushers in the city, despite missing two games due to injury. Casey rushed 146 times for 1,363 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. His best game of the season came against Hillsboro when he carried the ball 23 times for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Casey was named to the Second Team All-SBC as a senior.

Mason will play soccer under head coach Gary Warford. The Lady Bears went 5-11 last year competing in the Mid-South Conference.

Edwards will attend Centre College in Danville, Ky to play baseball. During his time at Goshen, Edwards played three varsity sports: baseball, basketball and football. He was named the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division Player of the Year as a senior and batted .400 with 13 RBI and scored 23 runs. Edwards is also the class valedictorian.

Monhollen is an offensive and defensive lineman who signed to continue his football career at Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. Monhollen played in all 10 games for the Warriors in 2012, recording three sacks, 23 tackles and one interception. He will join Rod Huber’s Lions for the 2013-14 season. Monhollen was named to the First Team All-SBC as a senior.

Foreman, a linebacker for the Warriors, will attend Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. He recorded 71 tackles his senior season along with one sack and one fumble recovery. Foreman’s feel for the game and nose for the football allowed him to become a Second Team All-SBC selection. Foreman will continue his studies of computer design in college.

Lastly, Martinelli will attend the University of Cedarville in Cedarville, Ohio to continue her track and field career. Martinelli has had an exceptional senior season, already breaking the school record in the pole vault. She was the district champion at New Richmond two weeks ago and a regional qualifier in the pole vault and shot put. She will compete in the state meet for pole vault this weekend. She was the lone Lady Warrior to be named a First Team All-SBC.