18 student-athletes sign letters of intent at National Signing Day

Signing Day 2017 - 3
JCA athletic director Mr. Dan Sharp led off Wednesday afternoon’s National Signing Day Ceremony speaking of the importance of being a student-athlete, with the “student” portion always at the forefront. Sharp said, “most of the scholarship dollars attained here today by our 18 student-athletes continuing their careers at the collegiate level comes from academic scholarships. It is a tribute to how well rounded these individuals are in the classroom and on the playing field.”
Sharp also pointed out the impact parents play in creating the family atmosphere at JCA, a partnership between the administration, faculty, coaches, and parents at home. “We are grateful that you have trusted your children to JCA. Our own job is easy because you (parents) have the tough job. It has been a pleasure to coach and teach your sons and daughters.”
The following 18 student-athletes in JCA’s 2017 graduating class will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level:


Alex Analytis:           Indiana University South Bend

Alex Hartsell:           Heartland Community College

Michael O’Brien:     St. Ambrose

Antonio Saldana:    Iowa Western Community College

Jack Surin:               Benedictine University (Ill.)

Brendon Wills:        Indiana University South Bend


Andrew Hartsell:    Ball State University

Rio Strama:             University of St. Francis

Andrew Warf:         University of Dubuque


Jennifer Filotto:     Augustana College


Alyson Egizio:          Webster University (St. Louis)

Emma Ehrsam:        Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville


Paige Callans:           Lindenwood University

Kailey Kovas:            Cornell College

Reilly Jo Swanson:   Drexel University


Jamie Stolfo:             University of St. Francis


Michael Tillmann:     Clarke University

Taylor Zurliene:         Elmhurst College

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