HOLLAND – Villa Joseph Marie High School hosted an athletic commitment ceremony for more than a dozen athletes early this morning Tuesday, April 25 at the school campus on Holland Road.
Five of the commits played for the PIAA Class AAA runner-up soccer team including leading scorer Murphy Agnew. A forward, Agnew tallied 91 goals in four seasons for the Jems including 28 last fall. During her time at Villa Joseph, Agnew helped the Jems to a PIAA Class AA title in 2014 and back to the finals her last two seasons.
The other soccer players taking their game to the next level include Casey Kilchrist (LaSalle), Shannon Coleman (Mount Saint Mary’s), Eva Ruppersberger (Arcadia) and Danielle Samson (Philadelphia University).
There is also a pair of lacrosse players moving on for Villa including Samantha DelViscio (Penn State) and Madeline Major (Lehigh) along with swimmers Alexis Morace (Lebanon Valley), Christie Nemceff (Monmouth) and Meghan Reguera (Cabrini).
DelViscio recently surpassed 200 career goals for the Jems, scoring six times in a lopsided win over Catholic Academies rival Saint Basil’s. From Yardley, Nemceff is the inaugural Tracey Meredith Edwards Memorial Scholarship winner.
Additionally, Marisa Morano is taking her basketball game to Ursinus, golfer Briana Hocker is headed to Alvernia, Nicole Trzaska will play field hockey at The Ohio State University and Katherine Schramm will run track at Loyola.
The entire list of VJM student-athletes committing to college is located below:
Murphy Agnew Soccer Harvard University
Shannon Coleman Soccer Mount Saint Mary’s University
Samantha (Sam) DelViscio Lacrosse The Pennsylvania State University
Briana Hocker Golf Alvernia University
Casey Kilchrist Soccer LaSalle University
Madeline (Maddie) Major Lacrosse Lehigh University
Marisa Morano Basketball Ursinus College
Alexis Morace Swimming Lebanon Valley College
Christie Nemceff Swimming Monmouth University
Meghan Reguera Swimming Cabrini University
Eva Ruppersberger Soccer Arcadia University
Danielle Samson Soccer Philadelphia University
Katherine (Katie) Schramm Track and Field Loyola University of MD
Nicole (Nikki) Trzaska Field Hockey The Ohio State University
TOP PHOTO: Pictured kneeling in the first row, from left: Alexis Morace, Meghan Reguera, Murphy Agnew, Casey Kilchrist, Eva Ruppersberger, Marisa Morano and Sam DelViscio. Standing: Nikki Trzaska, Briana Hocker, Danielle Samson, Shannon Coleman, Christie Nemceff, Maddie Major and Katie Schramm.