The next step

A closer look into four seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college

Taleah Nool

School: Marian University

Sport: Lacrosse
Years of experience: One
Intended major: Exercise science
Accomplishments: Lacrosse team captain, Scored game winning goal to secure the team’s first win ever vs Franklin Community

I’ve met the coach and team. They’re really sweet and I’m just super excited to play with them.”

— Taleah Nool


Zach Shepherd

School: Wilmington College

Sport: Football and baseball
Years of experience: 14
Intended major: Sports management
Accomplishments: No walks in a game, four years varsity baseball, three years varsity football

It’s gonna be tough, but I think I’m capable of doing it.”

— Zach Shepherd


Clark Wilson

School: Marietta College

Sport: Cross country and track
Years of experience: Three
Intended major: Supply chain management
Accomplishments: 2021 Academic All State Honorable Mention, two time cross country regional qualifier

I’m really excited to be running year round… I’ll be able to focus on that and not have a four-and-a-half-month break for swimming.”

— Clark Wilson


Haley Matlock

School: St. Xavier
Sport: Softball
Years of experience: 12
Intended major: Biology
Accomplishments: Record runs
in a season, hits in a season and steals in a season


I’m just excited for different competition, more competition and just meeting new people and playing with new people.”

— Haley Matlock