By Chris Chaney
A trio of Milford High School graduates have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their scholastic and athletic careers at the college level next year, the school announced earlier this week.
Brennan Farrell, Ryan Henning and Katie Noll will each play their respective sports in college, basketball, baseball and softball.
Farrell, a three-year varsity player and two-year starter on the boys’ basketball team, has inked his LOI to play at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Farrell was a Second Team All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference selection following his junior year and was named to the First Team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference following his senior year. He also received All-League Academic Honors all three years that he was a varsity athlete.
Playing in all 22 games for the Eagles during his senior season, Farrell averaged a team-high 13.6 points per game, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals. He also rebounded well from his guard position, pulling down four boards a game. He ranked fourth in the ECC with 35 assists and graduates as fourth all-time in career steals at Milford (since the stat was kept in 2000) with 77.
Ryan Henning, a two-year varsity third baseman, signed to play his collegiate hardball at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Henning was a Second Team All-FAVC selection his junior year and a First Team All-ECC pick his senior season.
Appearing in all 28 games his senior season for the league-champion Eagles, Henning hit .295 overall and .405 in the ECC. He was third in the conference in RBI with 12 and ended the season with 20 total. Henning hit one home run and six doubles in his senior campaign as the Eagles clinched their second league title with him on the squad.
Finally, Katie Noll, a first basemen and pitcher for the Lady Eagles’ softball team, signed to continue her athletic career at the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio.
Noll played varsity for two years for the Lady Eagles, earning one Scholar Athlete Award and one FAVC Academic Award. She helped lead the team to a 16-13 record and a runner-up finish in the ECC. She was a First Team All-ECC selection her senior year and won the team’s Sportsmanship Award.
Noll hit a shade under .300 and knocked in 14 RBI. She scored nine runs and hit one double and one triple. In the circle, Noll appeared in 20 games, pitching a team-high 119.2 innings. She boasted a 2.05 earned run average and struck out 90 batters en route to an 11-6 record.